I was watching this video , Reading about Jake reason to learn SP. And Gordon asks if there is a future in IBM Domino.
Some amazing stuff to watch and read.
To Ed Brill and his team. (IBM SALES team). We all know that sales person within IBM have sales quota to meet in every quarter. And they have to meet it or they don’t get bonus or even could lose there jobs. Like some of you know MS plays dirty when they are trying to get medium and large companies to cross over to their product by giving them the software for free by paying for the outsourced IT to help with the transaction over to MS. ( Many stories on Internet )
A ) Well if we can´t beat them lets join them. Lets call it “Future SALES” in the IBM system.
When a Business partner come to IBM with case of New customer and asks for “Future SALES” then that means IBM gives BP them same amount back to get the new customer up and running. It can be % of the sale or what ever it really does not matter but IBM sales person gets his quota marked as “Future SALES” and BP gets his sale + new customer using IBM Domino/portal. Win win for all of us.
Here is another idea,
B) Did you know that there is program that you can get refunded for all the certification fee that you pay for your people to get certified?. Well that is great but lets take this step further. Everyone that wants to get certified in IBM World can get the TEST for free. Make them sign up for it , have them download free stuff. And then ask them if they like to get certified. Send them promotional CODE to use marked with their name.
It can be for period of time or until IBM cancel the program. its would create more poeple with knowledge out there to market IBM Products.
Last one and not least
C) Pay the hosting Fee for any college/School that want to set up server at Amazon to run IBM software. You will get a lot of people into the marketing in four-year time that “knows Lotus”