If you’re an ibi customer wondering about your ibi family and what changes may come—or if you’re a potential customer who needs to understand what our recent acquisition by TIBCO means for you and your upcoming plans—read on!
- Keeping our core mission, values, and commitments
We know you love connecting with us as much as we do with you. First things first: the values that underscore our most dearly held ibi traditions remain an integral part of who we are as TIBCO + ibi.
Virtual User Groups, the award-winning myibi community, and FOCUS Fridays will continue. In fact, they’re already in full swing:
- Spring and Fall User Groups: Your favorite host, Shay Creech, will continue to host these all-virtual events, providing insights into products and best practices as well as industry-specific sessions. You can view the first session, which kicked off on March 4th, on-demand.
- myibi: Our award-winning community remains the password-protected place for engaging with this vibrant group.
- FOCUS Fridays rocks on with its cult following and famous hosts “The Walters,” who lend their unique brand of deep-dive product training.
- KnowledgeShare continues as a go-to learning opportunity for helping you get the most from our products. Check out our full calendar of events.
- “Business as usual” just got better
If you’re wondering if ibi will continue to develop and innovate the products you know and love, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” We know you count on us to power your critical business processes, and we’ll continue to release new features and well as food for thought, such as this blog from Walter Blood, the one and only.
- More of us to love: get ready for more options
Both ibi and TIBCO offer cloud solutions. As we integrate across our product portfolios, you’ll hear more about how our cloud offerings complement one another and how they support the data and analytics capabilities that power your business.
If you’re currently on the ibi Cloud, you won’t need to make any immediate changes. Your account and customer support teams will be in constant touch to keep you informed as new offerings become available.
- To ibi partners and agents: an enthusiastic welcome to the TIBCO family
We want all our valued partners and agents to join the TIBCO family! Both organizations have a strong strategic focus on our partners and agents. For more information, check out what Tony Beller, recently named 2021 CRN Channel Chief SVP Partners who joined TIBCO in August 2020, has to say about the industry’s focus and acquisition of ibi. You’ll also hear more details at the TIBCO + ibi: The Power of Together virtual event on March 30th.
- New virtual events in place of ibi Summit
While we won’t be hosting the ibi Summit this year, you’ll have a wealth of events – all virtual for now – that will provide the same essential elements, with some exciting new additions. The line-up at TIBCO features a star-studded event, TIBCO NOW. Last year, featured speakers included World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe, F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton, author and activist Padma Lakshmi, and athletes John Coyle and John Mclean. You can also look forward to the TIBCO Analytics Forum, which is coming up in May 2020.
- TIBCO + ibi: Have we got some swag for you
Who doesn’t appreciate some new swag? TIBCO and ibi are pooling our swag stash and delving into it for ibi customers who register for the TIBCO + ibi: The Power of Together virtual event before March 12th. Who knows? You might score a pair of coveted co-branded socks!
- The journey to building a better future together starts this month
Join us for an exclusive digital event on March 30th to get the inside scoop on what TIBCO + ibi is all about. You’ll hear from TIBCO and ibi thought leaders about our combined capabilities for building a better future together through the use of data, including an update on key ibi product roadmaps. Customers, partners, and agents can network, engage, and get to know your new TIBCO team members.
Register today at together.tibco.com. Even if you can’t join us on March 30th, we’ll send you a link to the replay.
Got more questions?
If you have more questions about the acquisition, we are eager to hear from you, and we want to provide answers, so please submit your questions here.
About the author: Daniel Ortolani
Vice President, Customer Support – ibi, a TIBCO company, Products
Dan Ortolani is responsible for leading all aspects of technical support for TIBCO customers who utilize the WebFOCUS, Omni and FOCUS family of products. During his 30-plus years of experience with these products, he has held senior positions in both Customer Support and Product Management. Dan has led the expansion of the company’s commitment to support and advocate for its customers’ success through a comprehensive set of programs and services, including Cloud Managed Services, Premium Support Services, Advanced Technology Services, Global Help Desk, and Technical Knowledge Management. Dan and his team are consistently recognized for excellence in enterprise-class customer support via numerous industry awards annually.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut and has completed coursework at Stanford University’s Executive College program in Palo Alto, CA.