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DavidBBartlett 0600017MDJ 461 Visits
The Autonomic Zone is the best single source for development tips for Autonomic Computing.
New to the developerWorks Autonomic Computing zone, May 2: Marcelo Perazolo introduces a standard taxonomy of autonomic computing symptoms to help identify situation categories in Symptoms deep dive, Part 3: Classify your symptoms.
Coming soon: AIDE tutorial, Part 2: Building a "real-world" touchpoint and Common Base Event best practices: Properties and elements, an at-a-glance guide[Read More]
DavidBBartlett 0600017MDJ 459 Visits
Can Blake continue his white hot streak in his current battle against No. 19 Tommy Robredo of Spain after upending number 2 ranked Nadal? His inspiring advance has been incredible. Cheer this man on!
And let's cheer the USTA on! They recently announced that the USTA will Donate $500,000 From US Open Proceeds toward the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief. A real stroke of generosity![Read More]
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nLayers, an IBM autonomic computing business partner, announced it has joined the IBM Self-Managing Autonomic Technology Mark Program.
This represents the fact that we have together demonstrated quantifiable business value for our customers based on autonomic standards and technology. Look for compelling customer success stories on the autonomic web site! [Read More]
DavidBBartlett 0600017MDJ 452 Visits
It's official! Roger Federer is the Wimbledon champion for the fourth year in a row beating Nadal here in England after losing to him on the clay courts of France last month.
Federer(born August 8, 1981) began playing tennis when he was eight. Federer's last year in the Junior circuits was in 1998 when he won the Wimbledon Juniors title and finished the year as the ITF World Junior Tennis champion. In 1999, he debuted for the Swiss Davis Cup team.
Tennis rackets are not the only thing Roger raises:
The Roger Federer Foundation was established in December 2003 whose goals included funding projects that benefit disadvantaged children, primarily in South Africa. In January 2005, he encouraged efforts from tennis players for the people affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami to raise funds for UNICEF's relief operations.[Read More]
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The press has captured some of the excitement around the new WSDM tools available on the alphaworks site. Here is one: 'IBM launches WSDM tools for SOA management'By Michael Meehan, News Writer
19 Dec 2005 | SearchWebServices.com
DavidBBartlett 0600017MDJ 450 Visits
You may know that in Texas they have Texans but in Nevada they have Toxins! Five hot miked singers belting out tight a cappella harmonies with vocal percussion and voice effects processors that blew everyones socks off to kick off the 2005 Rational User Conference. I think in autonomic terminology we would call this self-orchestration.
Mike Devlin, co-founder of Rational, announced his plans to retire but not before leaving us with some final observations. Mike emphasized the ever growing importance of software. It wasnt that long ago that software was nonexistent in appliances, cameras, cars, etc. In just the last few years the lines of code in the average automobile has exceeded one million and in the next few years that number will soar to tens of millions of lines of code governing every conceivable aspect. The automobile industry calls it the new generation of drive by wire cars. Software has provided advanced new features and is helping to make cars safer but on the other hand the fastest growing percentage of warranty costs is now in software maintenance. Clearly, the big challenge to stay competitive will be to build better bridges between development and warranty providers.
Rational is more important than ever in helping developers build better software and in creating better bridges between business, development, and operations and Danny Sabbah, the new Rational GM, wasted no time in jumping into on stage live demos, a cappella, to demonstrate the rapid advancement
of the Rational portfolio with its latest features.
DavidBBartlett 0600017MDJ 449 Visits
Her name was ENIAC(Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) and she made her debut on Valentine's day 60 years ago.
ENIAC was the world's first programmable electronic device. This tower of power was 10 feet tall, occupied 2,400 square feet, and had 17,468 vacuum tubes to drive it. Man, I would love to see what my strat would sound like with that many tubes in the amp!
DavidBBartlett 0600017MDJ 442 Visits
As we look at 2006 ahead of us, I am sure we would all prefer to sail through it, right? Here is a good story of sailing with autonomic computing!
John Hoss, operates a nine-vessel fleet off the coast of Freeport, Texas, suppling oil tankers and cargo ships passing through the Gulf of Mexico. Hoss has been busier than ever since Katrina and is turning to autnomic computing and one of our autonomic partners, for answers...
May the wind be at your back![Read More]
DavidBBartlett 0600017MDJ 436 Visits
New to the developerWorks Autonomic Computing zone: Discover how Eclipse supports workflows for the development and integration of touchpoints and learn how to provide a touchpoint-based platform for arbitrary managed resource management. The third tutorial in a series on AIDE. "Hit the ground running with AIDE: Touchpoint and managed resource integration"[Read More]
DavidBBartlett 0600017MDJ 434 Visits
Check out the December 5th issue of BusinessWeek which features a two page story on Autonomic Computing by Steve Hamm entitled 'Computer, Heal Thyself...Intelligent machines that can learn and fix themselves are becoming a reality.'
This feature story includes statements from Dennis Callahan, CIO, Guardian life Insurance Co., who used self-healing autonomic technology with the result: 'pared time required to fix things by 90%.' Dennis, who has been active in AC CIO roundtables, is a true visionary and leader in the area of autonomic computing. Most importantly he is getting real business value today, as we work together as an industry on the longer term goals of Autonomic Computing.
If you think it is too early to start thinking about AC check out this article (available in BusinessWeek Online as well) http://www.businessweek.com/@@UKE3lmYQdMO2OAkA/premium/content/05_49/b3962101.htm[Read More]
DavidBBartlett 0600017MDJ 432 Visits
It is more than an alternative to the 'gripe sheet!' It includes:
A Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) working environment - that capitalized on IBM R&D, infrastructure and capability
It is greater then a single point solution - it links the clients global business operation with suppliers operations on the one hand and the customer on the other.
It aligns critical systems with information and makes them work faster and smarter across all channels and lines of business.
Utilizes client infrastructure to support the simultaneous development of products, process and supply chain
It provides a means to rapidly on-board new client business
It can potentially reduce integration project development and maintenance costs in their end products by 30% or more[Read More]
DavidBBartlett 0600017MDJ 430 Visits
I am waiting for my flight at SFO so I thought I would post one more blog from my week at Supernova2005. Here are some of the quotes I enjoyed from one of the Supernova2005 Wiki's this week:
Linda Stone: "Being connected is what makes us feel alive" "What's the new aphrodisiac - committed attention and focus. Is there a higher compliment than being given this focus. Trusted filters, trusted protectors, truster concierge. Filters for signal from news. Meaningful connections that make us feel secure. These are the new opportunities." "Leisure time is what makes us human."
Commander Greg Glaros: "We may think we're a benign giant, but the U.S.'s biggest export is entertainment, and we're destroying cultures."
"One man's crap is another's Van Gogh" -- Marc Canter
"Trust is the currency of the participation age." Jonathan Schwartz
"Hyperlinks are a new form of social gesture" - Dave Sifry
To really understand the problem "freeze the context"
"Drag and drop me with your best shot!" - B.Benton[Read More]
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Check out the 'ABCs of the Autonomic Computing Toolkit' by Jim Cybrynski, lead designer of the AC toolkit, which has the top slot on this weeks developerWorks site:
Read this and... 'streamline your first experience with the Toolkit! Or, if you're already familiar with a previous release, get a detailed technical tour of the hot items in Release 3.'[Read More]
DavidBBartlett 0600017MDJ 411 Visits
Does a skills shortage threaten the business value agenda? - Many CIOs predict that a significant shift in the IT skills portfolio is occurring and are therefore concerned about the acquisition of critical skills.
Considering current trends that include outsourcing of development and support the increasing strategic role that IT plays for corporations, many agree that skill demand is shifting to project management, leadership, business process analysis, and communications displacing software development and infrastructure and operations as the most important skills. (of course the given is that you have solid development, infrastructure and operations skills in place) Skills like leadership and project management require the longest time to develop internally and are the hardest to source externally, given the importance of understanding an organization's business context.
What is the impact of Autonomic Computing on IT roles? Because AC is focused on building more consistent, standards based self-managing technologies for IT infrastructures, some jump to the conclusion that AC will eliminate jobs. But what we are observing is that AC's impact is not so much about eliminating jobs -it is more about the elimination of tasks characterized as mundane and repetitive. I would contend that AC is, therefore, a fundamental enabler of one's ability to shift focus and time from repetitive development and support tasks to leadership, business process analytics, project management, etc.[Read More]