December 11, 2014

Bernhardt Furniture Launches a Virtual Showroom App on Bluemix with IBM jStart

Two times a year, representatives of family-owned Bernhardt Furniture travel to Highpoint, NC for “the fashion week of furniture.” This show is for new furniture introductions and in the past, Bernhardt has relied on paper-based orders, making the ordering process more complicated and cumbersome than it needed to be. Lacey Griffith, Director of IT, realized the company's need for delivering an electronic solution with a mobile app, but recognized there would be challenges associated in doing so. And that’s where Bluemix and the IBM jStart team comes in.

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December 10, 2014

IBM DataWorks is Going into General Availability

On December 12, 2014 we will be updating the IBM DataWorks Beta Service. This update will refresh the Beta service to the Go Live (GA) version of the software and will include usability enhancements, improved documentation, additional source/target combinations including access to on premise data via a secure connector to Oracle, data masking, and a […]

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December 8, 2014

Top 7 Resources to Get the Most Out of Cloudant and Bluemix

This post compiles five of the most helpful resources I have come across. Why five? Well, I want to keep it relatively pointed and easy (for both of us)! Bluemix and Cloudant are continually evolving so inherently resources and articles become dated and new timely and exciting materials will come out for you to enjoy. I plan to update this post as new, more pertinent resources become available. I’ll archive some of the trusty standbys as new content comes available.

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December 8, 2014

Launch of Cloud Foundry Foundation Operations

Last year, IBM and Pivotal announced an agreement to develop an open governance model for Cloud Foundry. As soon as the open source community began to gain influence, interest in Cloud Foundry exploded. We've been rapidly growing our vibrant community of users and contributors who are supportive, engaged, and opinionated about the direction of Cloud Foundry ever since. Today, the Cloud Foundry Foundation launched its formal operations. As a user and a contributor to Cloud Foundry, this is exciting news! Today's launch of the foundation helps ensure that the growth of our community continues. And if you're a developer deploying apps to IBM Bluemix, you're a member of that community!

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December 8, 2014

Verdafero Speeds Solution Development with Bluemix

Verdafero is a utility analytics software provider that helps businesses to reduce their entire utility streams. As Verdafero began to expand throughout the US and overseas, this San Francisco-based startup recognized its need for powerful, cost-effective resources to support growth. So, Alastair Hood, CEO of Verdafero, sought “an ideal [cloud] platform” for this expansion and […]

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December 4, 2014

Bluemix Launches IBM Containers Beta Based on Docker

At DockerCon Europe today we announced the availability of the beta of our new IBM container service on Bluemix. Get Started with IBM Containers

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November 24, 2014

Code, Collaboration, & Career Advice at the UConn Bluemix Girls Night

Last Wednesday, I got in my car in my home state of Delaware, drove past New York City while blasting Taylor Swift’s Welcome to New York (it was a pretty epic moment that I would have Instagrammed if I wasn’t afraid of copyright infringement issues), and parked at the UConn School of Business for the […]

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November 24, 2014

Twitter Personality Comparisons Using Watson

Hey Yall! We are back at it again with some demos!!! Did you ever wonder if you and your favorite celebrity would be compatible if you met?? I sure do! Or did you ever wonder how you could become a better leader, I sure do. Today you would have to go Google the person and […]

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November 24, 2014

Top Questions Answered: Watson and Internet of Things

Thank you again to everyone that joined us this year for our 7 webinars on Bluemix. If you missed any of them you can find the replays here. The talk showed us that Watson can provide context to an Internet of Things device. We showed how a person’s tweets could be analyzed by Watson for sentiment and then used to make a decision about a particular radio station that matches the user’s current mood. We then pushed that to a simulated IoT device for the webinar.

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