Give your school the power of IBM

Kivuto is the sole Digital Distribution Service Provider (DDSP) of the IBM Academic Initiative program for higher education worldwide.

The IBM Academic Initiative program gives academic users easy access to powerful and strategic resources from IBM. Provide access to prominent open-source technologies and take advantage of hands-on resources that will help students and faculty learn about data and analytics, digital security, the Internet of Things, and much more.

Kivuto provides secure, highly efficient, flexible, and scalable digital distribution and management of IBM products to qualified academic end users. This includes academic end user verification, policy enforcement, e-commerce, settlement and reporting services in addition to the secure digital & cloud fulfillment of IBM software and unique serial numbers through our Digital Resource Portal. 

Digital Resource Portal

End user verification with single sign on options available
License management and compliance
24/7 access to all IBM resources for students, staff, and faculty
Branded to your school or department
Full suite of reporting options
No cost as part of the IBM Academic Initiative

If you would like to learn more about the IBM Academic Initiative and Kivuto please contact us by email at