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This week, the developerWorks newsletter highlights IBM's 100th anniversary, and shows how you can help us celebrate. Not subscribed? Sign up for your customized newsletter today!
One hundred years ago, this company was founded in New York City as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company. And it was cool.
That's right: IBM is cool . And I'm not just saying that because we're celebrating our Centennial this week (although that is pretty awesome). I'm saying it because... [More]
In the early 90's after IBM had developed OS/2 as well as the flexible REXX programming language, I joined IBM partner world for Developers and they provided great support to enable me to create lestec.com.au providing a visual front end (Modular And Integrated Design) for REXX and OS/2 and received the IBM trophy for OS/2 applications. After the demise of OS/2 converted the front end to windows. I then created additional email REXX based applications as well as REXX libraries. To this day (20 years later) IBM REXX is still supported and... [More]
My Dad, himself an IBM relic (retired after 36 years of service), happened to be visiting me earlier in the week and I put him to work hauling my old Correcting Selectric II typewriter into the IBM Memorabilia exhibit at IBM's Research Triangle Park facility in North Carolina. That was a heavy piece of machinery! I had bought it at an employee discount ($876!!!!) back in the early 1980s, just before IBM announced the PC. My Dad remembers that there was such a positive response to that IBM employee discount offer that it kept the Lexington... [More]
If you're reading this, then you've probably aware of our IBM 100 Icons of Progress
page, the ongoing series that highlights the milestones of IBM's first century. You'll find plenty of fascinating stories here, and I
recommend reading them all -- but for those of you who may not have time to dig through them for topics with a strong software connection, here are a few specific icons that might catch your interest:
The Rise of the Internet
A Computer Called Watson
My personal story with IBM began 25 years ago - I had to change the chain of an IBM 1403 chain printer. A few years later I was part of AD/Cycle - IBM´s first framework for software development. Part of AD/Cycle was CSP - a 4GL created in 1981 intended to create online systems on IBM's mainframe platforms. EGL, IBM´s newest business language, is the grandchild of that language. We are still in the process of migrating old CSP based applications to EGL and generate them now into Java. That´s IBM - you can take a program written in the late... [More]
Hey, Here at ISL - IBM INdia Software Lab - several of us got together to celebrate IBM's Centennial year. We watched several IBM 100 videos on W3 and also clicked photos of IBM campus. One such innovative Photo posted below - And another one, indicating IBM's 100 years of Innovation ..
Compare the hardware and software patents of IBM with other companies and you will find the true value of the creative ideas of the people who work and have worked with this organization. Companies come and companies go. Many measure themselves by short term quarterly profits. The true value that IBM brings to customers is the innovation that allows us to do things that would have been impossible 10 years ago. For example, we are now able to support 104 terabytes of information in a data warehouse database and store this information in 54... [More]
Members of the developerWorks team in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, along with other IBMers, help package up food for the hungry as part of IBM's Celebration of Service, marking its 100-year anniversary and commitment to making the world a better place.
From the web site of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina : "Established in 1980, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for 30 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and... [More]
My Day of Service efforts have been in support of The Foundation For Tomorrow , a Tanzanian NGO focused on providing quality education to some
of the millions of orphaned and abandoned children in Africa. I think
it's quite fitting that my association with the Foundation has had a
"centennial" or at least a "hundreds" theme on many fronts. I first
started working with the Foundation in December 2009. In 2010, I spent
100 consecutive days training for RideTZ, a 400 mile endurance bike ride
from the foothills of... [More]
As part of my celebration of IBM's Centennial, I spent a couple hours this morning getting trained by GLSEN on their "No Name Calling Week" project . The project was inspired by a book about a group of seventh graders, just trying to survive the school year in the face of the taunting and bullying that goes on in too many of our schools. GLSEN has partnered with IBM to create special lesson plans for IBMers to use, to visit their local public schools and talk about the importance of being respectful, and about creating and... [More]
Sharing photographs of the Celebration of Service that I had volunteered for about 2 weekends ago. As part of this service, IBMers collaborated with a local group to help plant several saplings and contribute towards a greener city and green environment. The tree platations happened at the hills of Baner, in Pune City, India.
IBM 创新中心 6 月培训课程介绍（西安） IBM WAS V7 讲习班 IBM 正在推动使世界的运作以及个人、企业、组织、政府及人造系统的互动具有更高水平的智慧。每次互动都代表将事情做得更好、更高效和富有成效的一个机会。“智慧的地球”概念强调采用智能化、新颖和不同方案所带来的最优化和敏捷性。 IBM 天工计划 (Project Mason) ，意取 “ 共同雕琢，巧夺天工 ” ，是由 IBM ISV 团队发起，联合 IBM Power 及 WebSphere 产品部， IBM 渠道大学及 IBM 中国实验室，与应用开发商的能工巧匠们一起，通过 ISV 应用移植，调优，培训及行业用户市场推广等方法，共同向用户推广基于 WebSphere 及 Power 云技术标准的数据 / 应用 / 接入三层负载一体化应用部署模式。 在目前的全球经济形势下， 您的企业面临着艰巨的挑战。竞争变得日益激烈。 仅仅实现可通过网络访问的内容和应用程序已经跟不上市场发展的步伐。您的企业需要为面向服务架构 (SOA) 提供一个敏捷的、 灵活的、 可靠的基础， 使业务和 IT 保持一致的步调。 IBM WebSphere Application Server 系列为开发人员和 IT... [More]
IBM 创新中心 Rational 技术体验日 尊敬的合作伙伴： IBM 创新中心作为 IBM 与业务伙伴的重要合作窗口 , 始终致力于帮助合作伙伴健康成长 , 并与 IBM 实现共赢。 为帮助合作伙伴提升软件开发管理与协作水平， IBM 创新中心特别邀请 Rational 资深专家 , 共同举办 IBM Rational 技术体验日 , 让您实际体验 Team Concert 管理工具，一起分享 IBM 在软件开发管理方面的最佳实践经验。 IBM 创新中心简介 IBM 大中华区创新中心成立于 1997 年，一直致力于为中、港、台的合作伙伴提供技术、市场、协作、销售四方面的创新服务。中心配备 20 多位资深技术人员和 IBM 全套最新的软、硬件环境以及多种产品和解决方案演示，旨在营造良好的 IT 生态环境，帮助合作伙伴体验和实践智慧的地球和智慧的解决方案，并帮助客户健康成长。 IBM Rational Team Concert 简介 IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) 是构建在 JAZZ 创新平台上的一个团队协作式的软件开发环境，它集成了源代码控制（ Source Code Control ）、工作项管理（ Work Item Management... [More]
Is there such a thing as coincidence? At this point I'm not so sure. A few days ago I found myself drawn to an article by Thomas DeLong in the Harvard Business Review claiming that no matter how successful you get, there's always someone higher up the ladder who can make you feel small: "Comparing is a trap that permeates our lives, especially if we're high-need-for-achievement professionals. No matter how successful we are and how many goals we achieve, this trap causes us to recalibrate our accomplishments and reset the bar for... [More]
I grew up in Endicott, New York, often referred to as the birthplace of IBM. I remember thinking that IBM was the only company in the world because all my friends' fathers worked for IBM. And so did mine. I never thought about working for any other company. I wanted to be a writer and I loved the Think magazine that was delivered to our house every month, so I decided that's what I would do, grow up to work for IBM as a writer for Think magazine. I did become a writer, a technical writer. And I did come to work for IBM, right out of... [More]
June 16 marks the 100-year anniversary of the founding of IBM. To celebrate this event, the company is running a year-long global initiative to engage with business leaders, academia, clients, and local communities. IBMers are asked to volunteer their services to the community under the Celebration of Service. Icons of Progress chart the significant innovation IBM has brought to many walks of life. Events are being organized across the globe to bring together the IBM ecosystem to commemorate this auspicious milestone. We are opening this... [More]
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Attendees at this week's Innovate 2011 conference are having to make some tough choices. Not only are there hundreds of conference-related events to choose from (sessions, keynotes, receptions, etc.), but it's all taking place in Orlando, Florida -- arguably the theme-park capital of the world.
This week's developerWorks newsletter intro shows you how to keep tabs on the action at Innovate 2011. Not subscribed? Sign up for your customized newsletter today!
Software conferences aren't what they used to be. Some of you may recall the days when you'd send your registration by mail, check letter boards for schedule changes, wait days (or weeks) to find out what happened in the sessions you couldn't attend, and wake up early to stoke the fire in your hotel room. (OK,... [More]