IBM InterConnect 2017

How open communities can hurt, and help, interoperability

Portability is the key concept of interoperability. When systems are interoperable, we can move around code and processes between different infrastructure and platforms with minimal concern about the layers below. In the past, I’ve described this as a “black box” approach where users only care about the APIs and are blind to the implementation details. […]

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4 can’t-miss cloud storage sessions at InterConnect

Cloud storage can provide a flexible, scalable opportunity to help your organization grow and keep up with storage demands. It’s an excellent business opportunity, and IBM InterConnect 2017 is an outstanding place to learn how to capture it. More than 20,000 cloud professionals will gather at the conference to network, train and learn about the […]

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10 do-not-miss hands-on labs at IBM InterConnect

Looking for a hands-on experience with technologies and services that can help your organization work smarter? The InterConnect Hands-on Lab Center provides an opportunity for attendees at this year’s conference to get first-hand, technical experience with the latest IBM products and solutions. Stop by and meet experts. Try hands-on exercises at your own pace. Choose from […]

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How to combine cognitive and rule-based decision management

Jean-Christophe Jardinier, BLogic Software, co-authored this post. Businesses selling through digital channels have a critical balance to achieve. They must minimize the cost of selling while also maximizing the likelihood of success every time they offer a product or service to a customer. Cognitive capabilities can help slash cost. Tools such as cognitive chatbots can […]

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Hit the IT operations trail at InterConnect 2017

IT operations is at the heart of every company’s digital transformation journey, whether you need to drive a better client experience—or just keep the lights on. IDC analysts predict by the end 2017, more than 70 percent of the Global 500 will have dedicated digital transformation and or innovation teams. And did you know the […]

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Service management in the age of hybrid cloud

Disruption has become as commonplace in business as the number of taxis and hotels that once defined urban travel. Then came Uber and Airbnb, innovative, digitally-driven companies at the vanguard of the new sharing economy. The evidence that top companies believe their business will be significantly disrupted in the next three years is everywhere. Clearly, […]

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Application performance blues? Dear Cloudie can help

Interested in adopting application performance monitoring? Let’s take a look at how you can embrace automation in the style of one of my favorite things to read: a classic, therapeutic newspaper advice column. Dear Cloudie, It was a beautiful spring Sunday with great weather outside. But it was ruined once again with an alert. My […]

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6 Java developer highlights at InterConnect 2017

Java developers, listen up. By now, you may have heard about the sessions, labs, roundtables, activities and events being offered at IBM InterConnect 2017. With more than 2,000 sessions and 200 labs to choose from, it can be a daunting task to create your agenda for the conference. Luckily, we’ve done some of the work […]

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InterConnect inside scoop: Video games, cars and beer

Do you have a friend who always has tickets to see your favorite football team? Or who always seems to have the inside scoop on the best bands coming into town? Well, I may not have gotten you tickets this year, but for those planning on going to InterConnect, I would love to share my […]

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Why GPUs are taking over the enterprise

With IBM InterConnect just a few weeks away, we’re gearing up to showcase how the MapD graphics-processing-unit (GPU)-powered data analytics and visualization platform has evolved over the past year. When MapD participated in InterConnect last year, we were just starting to ramp up. Our mission then, as now, remains unwavering: to provide the world’s fastest […]

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Reach for the cloud with financing

Not too long ago, cloud was touted primarily as a cost-cutting tool and means of improving agility through easy access to low cost infrastructure. It’s now gaining visibility in the minds of leaders for its potential to change the dynamics of digital globalization and competition. One way to drive the new experiences clients are after […]

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6 IBM InterConnect Bootcamp labs developers shouldn’t miss

When learning about new technologies and tools, it often helps to get one’s hands just a little bit dirty and see what really makes them work. That’s the idea behind the new Bootcamp labs at InterConnect 2017. These instructor-led labs will run three to four hours, providing enrollees the opportunity to do hands-on work with […]

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