I have just been invited and accepted to be a ACM Distinguished Speaker. See my profile and my list of lectures at http://www.dsp.acm.org/view_lecturer.cfm?lecturer_id=682
ACM Distinguished Speakers Program :: HistoryThe Distinguished Speakers Program has been in existence for over twenty years. Traditionally, the program was comprised of speakers from academe that traveled to individual ACM chapters and larger, regional “magnet events” to deliver lectures on their fields of expertise. A core group of lecturers would commit to serve for one year, with the option to stay on. ACM headquarters reimbursed lecturers for their travel expenses; chapters were responsible for local expenses. In this way it served as indirect financial support for chapters, especially those struggling with access to quality content and speakers.
In recent years, the program has been almost exclusively marketed to, and used by, student chapters, with positive feedback from both students and speakers. Recognizing the potential for the DSP to serve as a premier outreach program for all ACM chapters and members, the Membership Services Board created a committee in 2005 to review the current program and to set goals for expanding its size and scope.[Read More]
Pragmatic viewpoints of Open Computing
From archive: September 2007 X
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NEW YORK, September 18, 2007 - IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced IBM Lotus Symphony, a suite of free software tools for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Beginning today at http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/symphony, business, academic, governmental and consumer users alike can download this enterprise-grade office software, which is the same tool inside some of IBM's most popular collaboration products, such as the recently released Lotus Notes 8.
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Someone asked me the other day about how should they run a retail business. I told them that if anything, you should it based on business processes (returns, orders, etc etc) and not through a single application or applications from a single vendor and that they should use business processes that are published in an open manner (BPEL). With that said, I have a demo for you.
------A day in the life of an automated business process
Demo Abstract: A day in the life of an automated business process - This demo walks you through the cycle of business process management. You will discover how WebSphere software and a service-oriented architecture (SOA) provide the flexibility to automate and manage business processes quickly and efficiently. The demo covers how to model, simulate, and analyze a business process before committing IT implementation resources. It covers how to translate business models into deployable business process flows that are assembled using standards-based services and controlled by flexible business rules. It then describes how a line of business can monitor and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) and modify business rules dynamically, without taxing the IT organization.
Link to demo: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/offers/lp/wes/demos/wid/index.html [Read More]