A new name and a (slightly) new direction. Telco talk will add Business Process Management within the Telco OSS/BSS arena to the potential subjects we'll cover here. The old Industry Business Partner Technical Strategy Enablement (IBPTSE) team's role remains an important part of IBM's Telecom strategy, so I will probably still cover partner capabilities and content here. I know the blog is pretty much about telco, but I reserve the right to comment on other industries as well :-) I plan to talk about resources that are available to IBM Business Partners, some of the latest issues we are seeing in Telecom, some discussion of IBM software technology and some thoughts on IBM's Smarter Planet initiatives.
Out of frustration with the MIA mobile interface, I am trying Skyfire instead
Ok, this is my first attempt at writing a blog post on the full web interface via Skyfire (a proxied browser for mobile devices similar to Opera Mini). I am using my Nokia e71. The big advantage of doing it this way is access to all the rich text options and images that are already uploaded to myDW. Let's test that by inserting an image... On second thoughts, that didn't work too well. I tried to insert an image, but to do that, you have to move the cursor from the text insertion mode so that I can click on the insert image button and Skyfire got a bit confused at that point... Oh well, just text then. That after all was all I would get with the mobile interface if it were available. The mobile interface is definitely faster though...
I'm off to Impact 2010 in Las Vegas in a couple of weeks time, then a couple of week after that, I am off to TeleManagement World at Nice, France - that's two conferences in three weeks - now that I've tested posting from my phone (without the Connections mobile interface) and I've proved the concept, I have a model that will allow me to post form the conference floors.