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Success Stories of a Smarter Planet.

Along with small businesses, midsize businesses make up nearly 65% of the global GDP. IBM and its Business Partners are helping a vast array of these nimble, innovative companies find and seize opportunities. Read their stories here.

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Rewriting the book on energy solutions.

Gramo A/S is an independent midsize bookbindery in Denmark known for producing custom brochures. They wanted to cut costs without cutting corners, so they teamed up with GridManager, an award-winning IBM Business Partner that specializes in energy-saving solutions. Together, they implemented an intelligent energy-management system using individual outlet sensors, a wireless central monitoring unit, and a fully integrated plug-and-play portal. The portal provides Gramo with energy price forecasts a day in advance and automatically makes energy-saving decisions, like charging equipment during low-cost periods. Acting as a virtual power plant, it can also instantly alert Gramo about leaks in the system-such as when a piece of equipment is inadvertently left on. The solution resulted in a 10% reduction in energy costs-helping Gramo level the playing field in a very competitive industry.

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    How the bookbinder Gramo A/S and IBM Business Partner GridManager created a virtual power plant to dramatically reduce energy costs and improve competitiveness.

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IBM Business Partners are a global network of experts, providing solutions to companies all over the world. With the help of IBM, these Business Partners are able to grow their businesses and connect with other IBM Business Partners worldwide.

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IBM Business Partners Driving Results

With the help of IBM, Business Partners are driving results for their clients on a Smarter Planet. IBM Business Partners now have access to more resources and opportunities than ever before.

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Fuel Innovation on a Smarter Planet: Learn how IBM Business Partners Help Midsize Businesses

See how IBM Business Partners and IBMers are working together to help midsize companies work smarter and to solve business problems, not just IT issues.

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Sustainable Growth: The ROI of Green IT

Midsize businesses are streamlining operations, increasing competitiveness, and maximizing return on investments by turning to greener initiatives like virtualization and cloud computing, They’re also cutting hardware costs and freeing up staff to work smarter.


Bryant University Cuts Costs with Energy Management Software from IBM

Details how IBM and APC, an IBM Business Partner, helped Bryant University use virtualization and energy management software to reduce the number of servers from 75 to 40 and cut energy consumption by 15%.


Making the Smarter Planet a Reality for Midsize Businesses

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Midsize Companies Fuel Growth on a Smarter Planet - Learn How

See how three midsize companies are working with IBM and its Business Partners to thrive on a smarter planet by turning ideas into results.


Inside the Midmarket: A 2011 Perspective

70% of midsize companies are pursuing analytics solutions. 66% are adopting the cloud. And 75% are planning IT upgrades. Learn about the IBM study of more than 2,000 midsize companies in over 20 countries, to see how they’re shifting from cost cutting to growth opportunities.


Gruppo Intergea Creates Stronger IT Security with the Help of an IBM Business Partner

Learn how an IBM Business Partner helped a midsize car dealership and service company, Gruppo Intergea, increase sales by 12% through better network security, compliance management and data protection.


Sun World Improves Business Growth with the Help of IBM and Our Business Partners

Video detailing how the IBM Cognos solution provides real-time business analytics reporting to analyze operations data and improve harvesting efficiency for Sun World.


GSMS Protects Products and Patients with the Help of IBM and Our Business Partners

Video detailing how IBM and our Business Partners are helping midsize pharmaceutical manufacturing and specialty packaging companies, like GSMS, protect against counterfeit drugs using RFID tracking technology.


Rosenau Transport Optimizes Operations with the Help of IBM and Our Business Partners

Video detailing how IBM and our Business Partners are helping midsize transport companies, like Rosenau, perform more efficiently.


Explore the Engines of a Smarter Planet

They employ much of the world's workforce and make up most of the global GDP. See how IBM and its Business Partners are helping a vast array of these nimble, innovative companies find and seize opportunities. Discover how IBM solutions can help your midsize business level the playing field on a smarter planet.