IBM Software Training – Use remaining 2016 budget and save by booking now!

November 2016
Budget dollars remaining? Book training now and take it in 2017.

You’ve made a significant investment in IBM products; use them to their fullest potential with IBM software training. Choosing the right training provider is critical. With high-quality IBM Training content and the reach and experience of Global Training Providers, you can develop a strong skills portfolio to grow your career and stay competitive in an ever-changing technical marketplace.

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We have access to discounted IBM training offered through our distributor, Ingram Micro – at significant savings!

Book a training class before 12/31/16 and save 10% – as much as $450 per person.
Training class – virtual or onsite – can take place now or in 2017; pay by 12/31/16 to receive the discount.

Man at Desk with ComputerWhy Software Training by IBM?
• Instructors with real-world experience
• Learn from the comfort of your own home or office
• Customize a training roadmap to fit your needs: Most courses are taught virtually or onsite and can be scheduled at your convenience. Online instructor-led courses enable you to interact with the instructor as if you were sitting right in the classroom.

Upcoming Classes:
View the full list of IBM courses on Ingram Micro’s training site, then contact us for discounted pricing. We offer a 10% discount off IBM’s published price – you must schedule through Leveraging Technology.


  • VW700G – Technical Introduction to IBM DataPower Gateway Appliances (V7)
  • VW710G – What’s New in IBM DataPower (v7.1)
  • ZE711G – Accelerate, Secure and Integrate with IBM DataPower (v7.1)

API Management:

  • VW420G – API Management Concepts
  • WU500G – Develop, Publish, Manage and Secure APIs with IBM API Connect (v5.0)

WebSphere Application Server:

  • ZA585G – WebSphere Application Server Administration (v8.5)

IBM Integration Bus (IIB) (formerly ESB):

  • WM666G and WM676G – IIB Application Development I and II (v10)

Contact us for more information or 585.454.4250 x100 or submit this form. Many other courses, versions and technologies are available.

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The Business of APIs… and Golf


If you weren’t able to attend the presentation on October 5 at Ravenwood Golf Course in Victor, NY, you can view the presentation by registering here.

Alan Glickenhouse, a business strategist on IBM’s API Management team, spoke about opportunities for businesses today that engage in the API Economy. He shared best practices with participants that blend IT and the business lines, to create new business strategies to take advantage of these opportunities – and avoid disruption from new competitors and new technologies.

Executives who attended the briefing gained ideas for jump-starting their API initiatives and engaging stakeholders.

Please register to download the presentation.

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Did you miss our webinar “5 Guiding Principles for Architecting a Cloud Migration”?

Cloud is changing the way work gets done. This presentation describes major shifts in the IT Market and practical ways companies can keep pace with these changes.

Attend this webinar to hear 5 guiding principles for on-premise, private, public and hybrid cloud applications.
Register today

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IBM’s Bill Griffith, Enterprise Architect and Cloud Thought Leader, provides an overview of IBM’s point-of-view on Cloud and its implications for enterprises. Watch as Bill identifies keys for ongoing success with Cloud including IBM’s 5 guiding principles.

Leveraging Technology’s Jerry Weimar, Business and Solutions Architect, will add advice about creating a roadmap for your Cloud migration that starts with understanding your options, the business drivers and application interrelationships.

Register today for the webinar hosted by IBM and Leveraging Technology:

Day 6/22/16 11:00 am- 12:00pm EDT


IBM: “Leveraging Technology Creates Innovative Integration Monitoring Solution”

In this IBM case study, IBM describes the business challenge, transformation and results of Leveraging Technology’s innovative integration monitoring solution.

To give clients new insight into system interactions and data-flows, Leveraging Technology developed Interaction Aware™, a cloud-based event monitoring solution, to help streamline business processes.

Read the IBM case study.

Integration Monitoring Case Study

Enterprise Solutions Architect Job Posting

We’re hiring!

Are you an Enterprise Solutions Architect with strong working knowledge of IT application architecture? Do you know information systems concepts, protocols, practices and principles? Do you have experience with integration technologies including IBM Integration Bus, WebSphere MQ and Message Broker?

Read the Enterprise Solutions Architect job description and apply now!

Send your cover letter and resume to

Leveraging Wears Red 2.6.15



Leveraging Technology Announces New Interaction Aware™ Service at IBM InterConnect 2016 Conference

March 1, 2016

Leveraging Technology was selected by IBM to present an innovative new solution the company developed using IBM’s Bluemix and Cloudant technologies at InterConnect 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The cloud-based proprietary solution, Interaction Aware™, gives companies a consolidated view of enterprise interactions within their IT integration environment. The Interaction Aware dashboard provides a view of customer, internal systems and external transactions. Gaining this view across applications, platforms, and companies/trading partners has long been a challenge and required intrusive means to view the data.

According to Jim Cantin, President of Leveraging Technology, “About 90% of the companies we talk to don’t have visibility into performance of key business processes within their IT integration space. Today’s complex IT environments may process millions of transactions per day, but they often don’t know where bottlenecks occur or don’t have a single view of all interactions that involve a single customer. With Interaction Aware that is changing. Companies can now draw insights from a 360° view of their customer, for example, potentially leading to greater customer retention,” said Cantin.

Leveraging Technology’s Senior Technical Consultant, Devin Richards, and Enterprise Solutions Architect, Ron Jamerson, presented the new service at IBM’s conference yesterday, along with their pilot customer, CoreLink Administrative Solutions. Scott Ford, Enterprise Architect at CoreLink, said, “We previously partnered with Leveraging Technology to implement an integration solution between our claims system and a third party processing prescription drug claims. We had a legacy process without visibility on how it was behaving (peak volumes, response times, errors, etc.). With Interaction Aware, we were able to implement quickly and in a non-invasive manner — meaning in most cases, we didn’t even need to make changes to existing integration flows — and once implemented, there was very minimal overhead to the processing resources on the system as a whole,” said Ford.

DSCF5325-crop“Once these integration events were being captured, we had instant access to real-time visualizations of the
overall integration for the first time. Through the easy-to-use and very clean user interface, we now have a view to the number of transactions happening hourly, daily, weekly, monthly… which has helped us identify error states and retry situations that we had no idea were happening before,” said Ford of CoreLink. “We are anxious to implement the solution in other applications.”

Other capabilities with Interaction Aware:

• Identify and capture business errors and exceptions.
• Find patterns hidden within system interactions involving customers, employees and trading partners.
• Establish and monitor service levels and send alerts as thresholds are crossed.
• Use real-time analytics for competitive advantage.
• Drive process efficiency in new ways.
• Delight customers by understanding their many interactions and associations.
• Derive new business value from both structured and unstructured big data.

Said Cantin, “Interaction Aware leverages our 18 years of accumulated expertise in integration, architecture and design. The ready-to-adopt and adapt patterns allow companies to address integration visibility challenges while providing additional business value by bringing integration together with real-time analytics and visualizations that creatively use Big Data technologies.”

“What started out as our normal process for staying current and up-to-date with skills (exploring new development tools and technologies such as IBM Cloudant and Bluemix), led to the key components of our Interaction Aware design.”

A recorded version of the presentation given at IBM’s conference and other information is available at

About Leveraging Technology
Leveraging Technology provides enterprise architecture and integration services. The Company helps customers in health care, banking, insurance, retail and other industries maximize business value from their IT investments. Leveraging Technology’s headquarters at 4 Commercial St. is in the High Falls area of downtown Rochester’s Innovation Zone – a fitting complement to the innovative new service announced today. The company, founded in 1998 by four partners including Cantin, was a Rochester Top 100 company as recently as 2012.

They are a Premier level IBM Partner, earned through an extensive list of certifications and value-add services to IBM products. Learn more about the Company’s services and practice areas at

About CoreLink Administrative Solutions LLC
CoreLink provides technology solutions such as provider and membership enrollment, claim processing and payment services for Blue Cross and Blue Shield organizations in North Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska.

About IBM InterConnect
InterConnect 2016 is the Premier Cloud and Mobile conference held annually in Las Vegas with over 20,000 attendees from IBM, its business partners and customers.