Monitise form resourcing alliance with IBM

IBM and Monitise have announced a global digital commerce and resourcing alliance.

This alliance will bring IBM sales and specialist resources to clients with advice, solution design and delivery of Monitise’s Mobile Money services. Building on Monitise’s IBM Global Alliance announcement recently, Monitise’s technology will be enabled, hosted and sold as an IBM cloud-delivered solution in the business-to-business space.

As part of the collaboration, IBM’s global go-to-market investment of dedicated resources and promotional initiatives, will pair with Monitise staff to pursue Mobile Money opportunities. Also teams from Monitise’s UK development and integration business known as Professional Services — including a number of contractors — will be transferred into IBM.

“Today’s businesses require solutions that radically streamline and accelerate mobile adoption to reinvent the customer experience,” said Bridget van Kralingen Senior Vice President, Global Business Services, IBM. Our deepening collaboration with Monitise, our strong cultural fit and shared vision for a multi-channel future, ensures that we are perfectly positioned to help our clients take full advantage of the mobile opportunity.”

Monitise CEO, Alastair Lukies said: “Today’s announcement marks a new milestone in delivering an industry-leading Mobile Money partnership, establishing IBM and Monitise as a global powerhouse. Together, we are in an unrivalled position to enable banks and other leading businesses to build on mobile banking and payments capabilities to tap into the growing digital commerce opportunity.”

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