The Technical Exploration Center

What is the Technical Exploration Center?

The Technical Exploration Center (TEC) provides you with a stimulating and secure environment for you to ‘test drive’ and gain hands-on experience with IBM software products. Our mission is to provide you with the insight you need to understand the capability of IBM software.

This free of charge service will reassure you that IBM has the right skills, resources and solutions to address your business needs.

Why use the TEC?

If you are interested in using IBM software products in your business and would like to ‘try before you buy’ then contact us to find out how we can help.


The range of events that the TEC supports varies in content, approach and style to best suit your requirements. Most importantly it gives you the chance to See, Touch and Experience IBM software.

If there is a specific requirement or need which is not listed below please contact us to find out how we may be able to help.

Exploration of Technology (EoT) a pre-prepared, high level workshop which usually runs for less than a day and targets middle and upper management technical decision makers. It is a complementary offering to the PoT and is positioned early in the decision making process. It aims to give attendees a small "taste" of the technology through demonstration and presentation allowing you to connect technology ideas to the business problems which you face. It should help move you to a point where you are ready to send technical influencers to a Proof of Technology (PoT).

Proof of Technology (PoT) is a pre-prepared, technical event which runs for between one and three days and targets technical decision makers and evaluators. It aims to give attendees a "deep dive" of the technology through demonstration, presentation and hands on labs. Positioned later in the decision making process, customers are usually in the process of evaluating the product/solution. PoT’s can be run in a TEC or at a customer or Business Partner site.

eProof of Concept (ePoC) The ePoC allows us to demonstrate our solutions in a way which respond directly to your specific business challenges. They tend to be delivered at a TEC or customer location.

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