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DB2 9 is a leading-edge hybrid data server that offers optimum storage, scalability, and availability. DB2 pureScale is a new technology primarily optimized for scale-out transactional processing clusters in an active-active manner. This succinct guide will show you how DB2 with pureScale can provide you transparent application scalability, the ability to deliver agile-like computing to your transaction systems, and extreme availability.

 

Want even more information about DB2 pureScale?  See the blog entry I wrote in August: More on DB2 pureScale.

 

Susan

Take a class: IBM solidDB Universal Cache Fundamentals

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 Kate’s blog lists all the Sunday courses that are offered this year at the IBM Information on Demand Conference, but I want to go into more detail for a few of these sessions.

 

Today I’ll mention this class:

IBM solidDB Universal Cache Fundamentals (E5903) with Marko Milek and John Seery
Discover the relational in-memory database technology and high-speed advanced replication components which comprise the solidDB Universal Cache.

First of all, this and the other pre-conference classes take place only on Sunday October 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. This is a special one-day offering being presented on Sunday, October 24,2010 in conjunction with the IBM Information on Demand 2010 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Registration for the IOD Conference is NOT required to attend this Sunday class.

This training course is designed to introduce you to the relational in-memory database technology and high-speed advanced replication components which comprise the solidDB Universal Cache. This is the industry's first relational, in-memory caching technology that accelerates industry leading databases such as DB2, Informix, Oracle, SQL Server, and Sybase. Specific focus through in-depth lecture, examples, and use cases, will be put on the following topics: in-memory architecture, administration, installation and configuration, caching, performance, high availability, monitoring, diagnostics, and troubleshooting.

 

This training is designed to introduce you to the concepts a test candidate must know in order to take and pass the IBM solidDB and IBM solidDB Universal Cache certification exam (Exam 5550). The material for this course is aligned with the 5550 exam objectives.

 

Following aspects of the solidDB product family are addressed in the course:

  • Architecture
  • Administration
  • Installation and configuration
  • Database caching
  • High-availability
  • Performance
  • Monitoring, diagnostics and troubleshooting

Space is limited, so register now!

 

Susan

MC Press’ semi-annual Scratch & Dent Sale starts TODAY

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MC Press is the publisher of DB2’s highly successful Certification Study Guide series.  Today they have started their semi-annual Scratch & Dent sale with savings of 40% to 75% off of list price.

You are the first to be made aware of this sale, so take a look!  Included in the list of books this time are several DB2 titles.

 

Here are the titles that I selfishly recommend:

Administering Informix Dynamic ServerAdministering Informix Dynamic ServerThe comprehensive resource for Informix Dynamic Server.

Administering Informix Dynamic Server
5074-dPrice: $59.95On Sale: $35.97

 

DB2 9 for DevelopersDB2 9 for DevelopersLearn the “why” and “how” of a well-designed and well-implemented DB2 database.

DB2 9 for Developers
5086-dPrice: $64.95On Sale: $38.97

 

DB2 9 FundamentalsDB2 9 FundamentalsPrepare for IBM Exam 730 by learning from one of the world's leading experts and an active participant in the creation of the exam.

DB2 9 Fundamentals
5088-dPrice: $59.95On Sale: $35.97

 

DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration Certification Study GuideDB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration Certification Study GuidePrepare for IBM Exam 731 by learning from one of the world's leading experts and an active participant in the creation of the exam.

DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration Certification Study Guide
5090-dPrice: $64.95On Sale: $38.97

 

DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration Certification Upgrade Exam Study GuideDB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration Certification Upgrade Exam Study GuidePrepare for IBM Exam 736 by learning from one of the world's leading experts and an active participant in the creation of the exam.

DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration Certification Upgrade Exam Study Guide
5091-dPrice: $34.95On Sale: $20.97

DB2 9 for z/OS Database AdministrationDB2 9 for z/OS Database AdministrationPrepare for IBM Certification Exam 732 by learning from experts who helped write the exam.

DB2 9 for z/OS Database Administration
5089-dPrice: $64.95On Sale: $38.97

 

DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Advanced Database Administration Certification Study GuideDB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Advanced Database Administration Certification Study GuidePrepare for IBM Exam 734 by learning from two of the world's leading experts and an active participants in the creation of the exam.

DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Advanced Database Administration Certification Study Guide
5093-dPrice: $64.95On Sale: $38.97

 

If you are interested in DB2 Certifications, and are attending the IBM Information on Demand Conference, make sure you read Kate’s blog about the FREE Certification Testing

 

Susan

I love data, you love data, and they really love data!

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I’m re-listening to the audible versions of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics.  As I’m going through it, I’m convinced that the IBM Information on Demand Conference committee couldn’t have chosen better guest speakers for a conference that is all about data!

What are these books about?  Steven Levitt is an economist who is intrigued by the stories behind the data.  He’s managed to find data in the most unlikely places about topics that are not well documented.  Stephen Dubner is the journalist who has an exceptional talent of putting together the stories that give radical conclusions to the data.

 

The Freakonomics book answered such questions:

  • Do teachers cheat on standardized tests?
  • What brought the crime rate down so low in the 90s?
  • What is the most dangerous job in America?
  • Do real estate agents really have your interests in mind when selling your house?
  • What effect does the name you give to your child have on his / her future?
  • What really matters most when parenting?

 

SuperFreakonomics:

  • How can technology improve the quality of life for women in remote areas of the world?
  • How did the car save the world from one of the biggest problems occurring in 1900?
  • Why are brownstones in NYC built the way they are?
  • Does chemotherapy really help cancer victims?
  • When is 99% not accurate enough?
  • Why should you desire to have more the IRS conduct more audits?
  • Why are there so few women at the head of large companies?
  • Why is being in the military more dangerous in times of peace vs times of war?
  • When is it best to avoid going to the emergency room for an illness?
  • Why did the crime rate go up so high in the 60s? 

These are just some of the stories that I remember.  If you love data, you’ll love the stories and conclusions that Levitt & Dubnar put together based on the data that they analyze. 

 

Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt  are presenting at the keynote session at IOD that takes place Wednesday morning…. and come by to get your book signed after the keynote for an incredibly short signing session from 10:00 - 10:20 am.    I hope you can join us.  Add this book signing to your schedule via the Smart Site Agenda Builder. Their session is Anc # 3779.

Susan

Flashbooks at IOD

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This year at the IBM Information on Demand Conference, we have five NEW Flashbooks to give out to attendees for free.  What are flashbooks?  These are the small and easy-to-read books that we created especially for our IOD audience.   I’m really happy with the topics we’ve managed to pull together this year.

For those of you who are not able to come to the conference, all of these flashbooks will soon also be available for sale from amazon.com.  I’ll post the details when that happens.

The book signings & giveaways for these flashbooks will take place at the Mandalay Bay Foyer Book Store - Mandalay Bay South Convention Center at the day and time listed below.  Add these book signing to your schedule via the Smart Site Agenda Builder.

 

We have a limited number of the following “Flashbooks” that will be given away at the appointed time.  The authors of these books will be available to sign your copy.

 

DB2 pureScale: Risk Free Agile Scaling (Session # 3623)

by Paul Zikopoulos, Matt Huras, Aamer Sachedina, Paul Awad

Monday at 12:30 – 1:15

 

DB2 10 for z/OS - Cost Savings ..... Out of the Box (Sessions # 3736 and 3625)

by David Beulke, Julian Stuhler, Roger Miller, Surekha Pureka

Give-away: Monday at 12:30-1:15

Signing: Tuesday at 12:30 – 1:30 

 

The IBM Data Governance Unified Process: Driving Business Value with IBM Software and Best Practices (Session # 3620)

by Sunil Soares

Monday at 2:30 – 3:15

 

Business Intelligence Strategy: A Framework for Achieving BI Excellence (Session # 3624)

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

Tuesday at 3:00 – 4:00

 

IBM COGNOS ANALYTICS AND CLOUD COMPUTING: Best Practices for Deploying Cognos Business Intelligence to the IBM Cloud (Session # 3780)

by Stephan Jou, Anant Jhingran, William Lee, Thanh Pham, Biraj Saha

Tuesday at 3:00 – 4:00

Hope to see you at IOD this year… It is shaping up to be the event of the year!

 
Susan 

Meet an author, buy a book, enhance your skills

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 *** changed signing date/time for Mark Jeffries

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been blogging about the authors who will be signing books at the IBM Information on Demand Conference this October.  I think it’s a record that we have 9 amazing authors with books that you can buy and get signed.  I’ve read several of the books myself and highly recommend them, but I’ll also be in line buying copies of the books I haven’t yet read.

 

Although it isn’t necessary, I suggest that you use the Smart Site to build an agenda for yourself, and “sign” up to attend these book signings.  Why?  Simply so you remember when and where they are taking place.  I’ve tried to make it easy for you by listing the Meeting number for each author / signing, but you can also search on the word “signing” in the Smart Site and you’ll be presented with all of the signings that have been scheduled. 

 

Here is the list:

Book signings: you must purchase a copy of the book for the author to sign.  All books at the bookstore will be for sale at a 20% discount.  If you already own the book…. bring it with you!

The Art of Business Seduction: A 30-Day Plan to Get Noticed, Get Promoted and Get Ahead (Session # 3766)

by Mark Jeffries

Monday 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Mark is now signing on Tuesday, Oct 26 from 11:00 am- 12:00 noon.

 

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right (Session # 3622)

by Atul Gawande

Tuesday at 10:00 – 11:00

 

DB2 V9 for z/OS Certification Guide - Systems Administration – Test 737 (Session # 3621)

by Judy Nall

Tuesday at 12:30 – 1:30

 

Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics (Session # 3779)

by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Wednesday 10:00 – 10:20 am

 

New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence, The: Using Analytics to Achieve a Global Competitive Advantage (Session # 3619)

by Michael Biere

Wednesday at 11:00 – 12:00

 

The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture (Session # 3617)

by Eberhard Hechler, Martin Oberhofer, Steve Lockwood, Michael Schroek, Mario Godinez, Klaus Koeig

Wednesday at 12:30 – 1:30

 

A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum (Session # 3767)

by  Matt Ganis

Wednesday 3:00 – 4:00

 

Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic (Session # 3801)

by Neal Fishman

Thursday at 11:30 – 12:30

 

Making it Big in Software: Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great. (Session # 3618)

by Sam Lightstone

Thursday at 12:30 – 1:30

 

Next week I’ll tell you about the Flashbooks that are being specially produced for the IOD conference and will be given away for free to conference attendees.

 

Susan

Meet Neal Fishman, author of Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic

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Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic

by Neal Fishman

 

“This book is a must read for any organization using data-integration or data-interchange technologies, or simply any organization that must trust data. Neal takes the reader through an entertaining and vital journey of SOA information management issues, risks, discovery, and solutions. He provides a fresh perspective that no corporation should overlook; in fact, corporations might head blindly into SOA implementations without this awareness.”

–Kevin Downey, Senior Partner, Xteoma Inc., Canada

“Neal Fishman’s book on the viral affects of data is a much-needed warning signal for a time when critical consideration of risk and impact take a backseat in the thrive to integrate and apply new technologies. This book alerts its readers of potential risks and indicates how these can be minimized in real-world implementations. A must read for all decision makers for today’s increasingly complex information architectures.”

–Thomas Buehlmann, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Accenture, United States

 

This year at the IBM Information on Demand Conference, Neal is a speaker at several sessions and will be signing copies of his book.  Neal’s signing session is scheduled for Thursday, October 28 from 11:30  am – 12:30 pm..  Add this book signing to your schedule via the Smart Site Agenda Builder. His session is Anc # 3801.

Book Description:

Ensure the Reliability of the Data Your SOA Environment Depends Upon

Service-oriented environments can share data more widely and rapidly than ever before. Incorrect data can easily trigger inappropriate actions, prevent urgent actions from being taken, disrupt customer transactions and relationships, generate compliance problems, and damage business performance. Companies need a comprehensive blueprint for ensuring data reliability in their SOA environments. Viral Data in SOA provides that blueprint.

Leading IBM information forensics expert Neal Fishman helps you identify the unique challenges of data quality in your SOA environment–and implement solutions that deliver the best results for the long term at the lowest cost. Writing for both business and technical professionals, Fishman shows how to think about data quality on a risk/reward basis...establishing an effective data governance initiative...how to evaluate data quality, and overcome its inevitable decay...and, last but not least, how to actually derive a data quality initiative that works.

Coverage Includes

• Why poor-quality data in SOA can be dangerous to an organization

• Practical solutions for assessing, improving, and sustaining trusted information

• Why data governance is so critical–and realistic models for implementing it

• Benefits of data provenance

• Why business data is a form of metadata

• Programming and database design techniques to improve data quality

 

Susan

Wine and Cheese and Sam Lightstone at IOD

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 Join us for the 4th Annual Women In Technology Networking Event at the 2010 IOD Conference in Las Vegas.

Hosted by Debbie Landers, VP Information Management Client Support and Education, and Karla Norsworthy, VP Warehouse Solutions, this 'wine and cheese' reception provides an opportunity to build connections with fellow IBM colleagues as well as women clients and partners. 

This year, we'll also have the opportunity to hear Sam Lightsone discuss key findings from his book entitled "Making it Big in Software: Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great".

It is preferable that attendees register for the event via the IOD website. (Note: You must be registered for the conference to attend this event.)

Reception Details:
Women in Technology: Leveraging Our Unique Abilities to Build Success
Wednesday, October 27th @ 6pm
Session Reference: 3613A
Room: South Seas A/B

 If you have a copy of Sam's book, bring it to the Wednesday reception for Sam to sign it.  If not, attend Sam's official signing session at the IBM Information on Demand Conference, on Thursday, October 28 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm.  Add this book signing to your schedule via the Smart Site Agenda Builder. His session is Anc # 3618.

 

Sam's passion is software development and recruiting and mentoring software engineers.  He recently published Making it Big in Software which encompasses everything he learned in a 20+ year career at IBM as a technical leader in management, software architecture and programming.  Come hear tips from Sam on jumpstarting your career, moving up, blazing your way to the top, working the organization,  successfully managing your time, projects and life and more!

 

PS... Join one of the groups so you never miss a date:

Facebook Fan Page - more than 400 members at the time of this writing.  This has been a fairly active page so far, so even if you haven't read the book yet, become a fan and learn more about the author and events surrounding the book.

LinkedIn Group - Career based articles and events about the book will be posted here.

Sam's Blog: The Making it Big Blog.  Sam has been summarizing some of the points he makes in his book and blogging about them.  Active blog and interesting entries. 

 

Read one chapter for free online: http://bit.ly/d1KrQZ

 
Susan 

Meet Mike Biere, author of The New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence

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Recently published: The New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence

Using Analytics to Achieve a Global Competitive Advantage

By Mike Biere

 

This year at the IBM Information on Demand Conference, Mike is a speaker at several sessions and will be signing copies of his latest book.  Mike’s signing session is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27 from 11 am – noon.  Add this book signing to your schedule via the Smart Site Agenda Builder. His session is Anc # 3619B.

About his latest book:

A Complete Blueprint for Maximizing the Value of Business Intelligence in the Enterprise

The typical enterprise recognizes the immense potential of business intelligence (BI) and its impact upon many facets within the organization–but it’s not easy to transform BI’s potential into real business value. In The New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence, top BI expert Mike Biere presents a complete blueprint for creating winning BI strategies and infrastructure, and systematically maximizing the value of information throughout the enterprise.

This product-independent guide brings together start-to-finish guidance and practical checklists for every senior IT executive, planner, strategist, implementer, and the actual business users themselves. Drawing on thousands of hours working with enterprise customers, Biere helps decision-makers choose from today’s unprecedented spectrum of options, including the latest BI platform suites and appliances. He offers practical, “in-the-trenches” insights on a wide spectrum of planning and implementation issues, from segmenting and supporting users to working with unstructured data.

Coverage includes

• Understanding the scope of today’s BI solutions and how they fit into existing infrastructure

• Assessing new options such as SaaS and cloud-based technologies

• Avoiding technology biases and other “project killers”

• Developing effective RFIs/RFPs and proofs of concept

• Setting up competency centers and planning for skills development

• Crafting a better experience for all your business users

• Supporting the requirements of senior executives, including performance management

• Cost-justifying BI solutions and measuring success

• Working with enterprise content management, text analytics, and search

• Planning and constructing portals, mashups, and other user interfaces

• Previewing the future of BI

 

This is not Mike’s first book.  Also from Mike:

2003’s Business Intelligence for the Enterprise

and Flashbook: New Intelligence for a Smarter Planet: Driving Business Innovation with IBM Analytic Solutions

 

 

 

Susan

Meet author Matthew Ganis “A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum”

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A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum

by Elizabeth Woodward, Steffan Surdek, and Matthew Ganis

This year at the IBM Information on Demand Conference, Matt Ganis will be signing copies of his latest book.  Matt’s signing session is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.  Add this book signing to your schedule via the Smart Site Agenda Builder. His session is Anc # 3767.

Succeed with Scrum in Even the Largest, Most Complex Distributed Development Projects

Forewords by Ken Schwaber, Scott Ambler, Roman Pichler, and Matthew Wang

This is the first comprehensive, practical guide for Scrum practitioners working in large-scale distributed environments. Written by three of IBM’s leading Scrum practitioners—in close collaboration with the IBM QSE Scrum Community of more than 1000 members worldwide—this book offers specific, actionable guidance for everyone who wants to succeed with Scrum in the enterprise.

Readers will follow a journey through the lifecycle of a distributed Scrum project, from envisioning products and setting up teams to preparing for Sprint planning and running retrospectives. Each chapter presents a baseline drawn from “conventional” Scrum, then discusses additional issues faced by distributed teams, and presents specific best-practice solutions, alternatives, and tips the authors have identified through hard, empirical experience.

Using real-world examples, the book demonstrates how to apply key Scrum practices, such as look-ahead planning in geographically distributed environments. Readers will also gain valuable new insights into the agile management of complex problem and technical domains.

Coverage includes

  • Developing user stories and working with Product Owners as a distributed team
  • Recognizing and fixing the flaws Scrum may reveal in existing processes
  • Engaging in more efficient Release and Sprint planning
  • Conducting intense, brief daily Scrum meetings in distributed environments
  • Managing cultural and language differences
  • Resolving dependencies, performing frequent integration, and maintaining transparency in geographically distributed environments
  • Successfully running remote software reviews and demos
  • Brainstorming what worked and what didn’t, to improve future Sprints

This book will be an indispensable resource for every team leader, member, product owner, or manager working with Scrum or other agile methods in any distributed software development organization.

 

 

Susan

Meet Judy Nall, author of DB2 9 System Administration for z/OS: Certification Study Guide: Exam 737

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DB2 9 System Administration for z/OS: Certification Study Guide: Exam 737

by Judy Nall

 

About her book:

This is an addition to the series of Certification Guides published by MC Press to support DB2’s popular certification program.

Not only was Judy part of the exam development team, but she is well known in the DB2 area as an internationally recognized lecturer, consultant, writer, educator, and DB2 expert. She is the president of Computer Business International, Inc., a member of the IBM DB2 Gold Consultants Group, and the recipient of an IBM Data Champion award for contributions to the IBM Data Management community.

This book was written with system administrators in mind, this reference offers information about both DB2 and z/OS operating systems as well as guidance for preparing for the IBM Certification Test 737. Helpful and thorough, this technical guide summarizes the new features of DB2 9 environments and provides essential system administration information, such as installation and maintenance procedures. With chapters on troubleshooting, performance and tuning, and securing and auditing, as well as practice questions, this reference is a one-stop shop for DB2 system administrators.

 

Other books that are part of this series are:

DB2 9 Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 732
Susan Lawson and Daniel Luksetich

DB2 9 Advanced Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 734
Roger Sanders, Dwaine Snow

DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Study Guide
Roger Sanders

DB2 9 Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 731
Roger Sanders

DB2 9 Database Administration Upgrade Certification Study Guide for Exam 736
Roger Sanders

All of these books were authored by experts who were part of the exam development team, the structure of the book matches the exam objectives, and there are sample test questions to help you prepare for the exam.

 

Susan


Seduction with Mark Jeffries

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***  Mark's signing time changed to Tuesday, Oct 26 from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon.

 

Last year at the IBM Information on Demand Conference in Las Vegas, I was lucky to meet Mark Jeffries who was host for the General Sessions.   Mark had written the book “What’s up with Your Handshake” and I arranged a book signing session for him.   I really enjoyed meeting Mark and reading his book.

 

This year at the IBM Information on Demand Conference, Mark is also hosting several sessions and will be signing copies of his latest book:

 

The Art of Business Seduction: A 30-Day Plan to Get Noticed, Get Promoted, and Get Ahead

 

jeffries

About the book:

Description: These days, more than ever, you need an edge to win the job, the sale, or the contract that you want. And once you have it, keeping it is part of the job. You're always selling yourself, getting re-hired everyday with everything you do and say.

"The Art of Business Seduction" elevates your game by allowing you to recognize what's essential in getting noticed for the right reasons and by the right people. You'll get powerful tools you can use immediately, including A Strategic Communication plan The no-fail, four-step L-WAR process (Listen, Watch, Anticipate, React) Real-life exercises you can implement over thirty consecutive days that will then become a winning part of your routine and lifestyle

Your secret weapon in today's business struggle, "The Art of Business Seduction" peels away the hype to give you the unadorned facts on what will drive your continued, consistent success.

 

Mark’s signing session is scheduled for ***Tuesday, Oct 26 from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon.  Add this book signing to your schedule via the Smart Site Agenda Builder. His session is Anc # 3766.

 

Susan

Meet author Sam Lightstone “Making it Big in Sofware”

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Making it Big in Software: Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great.
by Sam Lightstone

 

Sam’s book shines light on the differences between the skills acquired in university versus those needed to succeed in the business world. It also shares what recruiters look for in a candidate and what preferred skills will help you get your dream job. How can you differentiate yourself from the others who are similarly educated or similarly skilled, climb the ladder, become a technical leader and innovator, or even start your own successful software company? This book tells you how to accelerate your career and includes interviews with 17 of the industry’s biggest stars including inventors, researchers, entrepreneurs and leading executives, to find out what they did to stand out in this industry. Even if you are modest about your goals of making it in the software industry, this book will give you an edge that will last your entire career.

 

This year at the IBM Information on Demand Conference, Sam Lightsone will be speaking at several sessions and he’ll be signing copies of his latest book.  Sam’s signing session is scheduled for Thursday, October 28 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm.  Add this book signing to your schedule via the Smart Site Agenda Builder. His session is Anc # 3618.

 

About the book:

Software development is unique industry that includes many of the trappings of corporate American culture, and many odd divergences. It’s an industry where teenage hackers compete head-to-head with MIT PhD graduates. A world where crinkled t-shirts and unlaced running shoes coexist with stock options and executive titles. The dynamic and somewhat bohemian quality of the software industry introduces unique challenges in building a successful software career.


More importantly the insight on how to get ahead in the software business simply isn’t taught in formal degree programs. With supporting data from Gartner Group, IBM, KPMG, Standish Group and others this book discusses the dynamics of software development organizations, and how to build a successful career. In addition the book includes interviews with some of the most influential software innovators and leaders of the past 30 years – ACM Turing Award winners, and CEOs of major corporations alike; people who literally changed the world. These interviews add an intimate and profound quality to the book.

 

Susan

Freakonomics at IOD and in the movie theatres....

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This is amazing!  I just learned that a movie has been made out of the Freakonomics book!  Check out the movie trailer
 
Last week in my blog entry titled "Freak me out!"I broke the news about the fact that the authors of Freakonmics and SuperFreakonomics, Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt would be guest speakers at the IBM Information on Demand Conference.  They are doing the Keynote on Wednesday October 27 and are avaliable for an incredibly short signing session from 10:00 - 10:20 am.    I hope you can join us. 
 
I hope you're as excited about this movie, book, book signing as I am :)
 
Susan 

“The IBM Data Governance Unified Process” Flashbook by Sunil Soares

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The IBM Data Governance Unified Process: Driving Business Value with IBM Software and Best Practices

by Sunil Soares

 

What’s the book about?  Briefly, in the word of Arvind Krishna, General Manager at IBM:

IBM has assembled a comprehensive approach to Information Governance
that delivers the industry’s strongest portfolio of products, services, and best
practices to address every organization’s needs. This book provides a practical
set of detailed steps and sub-steps to implement an Information Governance
program, as well as the associated automation provided by IBM Software.

 

Susan