IBM will extend its WebSphere Business Integration Accelerators (WBIA) program to systems integrators at its developerWorksLive conference in New Orleans next month.
The program makes available the necessary technical resources to build applications that can be integrated with a wide range of other popular server-based applications through WebSphere.
Specifically the WBIA program includes sales enablement tools, technical support from IBM's WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Competency Center, joint marketing programs, and access to IBM's alliance management for navigation and guidance.
IBM introduced the Accelerators' program for independent software developers in mid-February, and has since added a dozen new partners specialising in seven different vertical markets.
IBM's WebSphere Business Integration products offer five core capabilities including the ability to model, integrate, monitor, and manage, allowing integrators to integrate business processes and other functions smoothly across the breadth of an enterprise.
IBM has also been preparing a connector that ties WebSphere Business Integration with its Content Manager series of application and tools. This would allow administrators to check on live data coursing through the Content Management product using a WebSphere-based portal.