eWeek: IBM Beefs Up Linux SMB Incentive Program, Security Partnerships

“IBM continues to ramp up its efforts to bring Linux to
small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) and to migrate Windows
users to Linux. The Armonk, N.Y., company on Tuesday increased
incentives for its business partners who help SMBs implement Linux
solutions. IBM doubled the financial incentive for partners who
team up with distributors, resellers, consultants, integrators and
ISVs to help SMBs implement Linux. IBM said these cooperative
efforts ease implementations and lower start-up costs.

“In a separate announcement, IBM said it has signed up four new
security firms to its Windows NT-to-Linux-Migration program…”


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