First, what is a Flashbook? This is a name that I made up to describe the short, easy-to-read books that we publish for conferences such as IBM’s Information on Demand Conference. IBM delivers a huge quantity of messages and content at the conferences, in newsletters, in blogs, and on websites. How can you possibly retain all the key messages? That’s why I like these Flashbooks so much. We create them so that you can take away the key messages for a particular product area.
We’ve received amazing feedback about these Flashbooks. People have been able to take away the key messages and share them with people back at the office. IBM employees like to hand these out at other events or when they visit customers.
So, if you didn’t get one…. how can you get one?
When I get these books created, I have three requirements.
1) Printed copies to hand out at events.
2) E-Versions that can be downloaded for free by anyone.
3) Printed copies that can be purchased for a very low price from amazon.com.
I’m happy to say that we now have the latest 5 books in amazon and well promoted on our DB2 Bookstore Website. Here are the books that we most recently produced:
DB2 pureScale: Risk Free Agile Scaling
by Paul Zikopoulos, Matt Huras, Aamer Sachedina, Paul Awad
DB2 10 for z/OS - Cost Savings ..... Out of the Box
by Roger Miller, David Beulke, Julian Stuhler, Surekha Pureka
The IBM Data Governance Unified Process: Driving Business Value with IBM Software and Best Practices
by Sunil Soares
Business Intelligence Strategy: A Framework for Achieving BI Excellence
by John Boyer, The Nielsen Company; Bill Frank, Johnson & Johnson; Brian Green, Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Tennessee; Tracy Harris, IBM; Kay Van De Vanter, The Boeing Company
IBM Cognos Analytics and Cloud Computing: Best Practices for Deploying Cognos Business Intelligence to the IBM Cloud
by Stephan Jou
If you’re an IBM employee and are planning an event where you’d like many copies of these books, contact me directly.