IBM is significantly expanding the universe of third-party companies qualified to tap its formidable financial and marketing resources, NewsFactor reports.

The new initiative automates the process for ISVs to be recognized as IBM business partners, which should propel their numbers into the thousands, compared to the hundreds that exist today, NewsFactor adds.

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