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Beginning tomorrow you can participate in IOD virtual sessions... from your desk... for free.... whether you attended the conference in person or not. Personally I love attending these virtual conferences and have a good headset and mic to get the most out of the experience.
Which sessions should you choose? There have been many blog entries describing the sessions that took place, so take advantage of this information and choose the sessions that you most want to see. My recommendation is the Malcolm Gladwell session. He only spoke for half an hour, which is my only complaint! I could listen to his stories for hours, so I hope that in the future he is invited back to speak at the conference, but is given a large time period.
Malcolm's session is playing tomorrow... Tuesday Nov 10 at 11 EST. Don't miss it!
Register for this complimentary event and share with colleagues who did not attend this year’s live conference.
At the Information On Demand Virtual experience, you will learn how you can:
- Transform data into a trusted strategic asset using an information agenda
- Improve business performance with data analytics and optimization techniques
- Accelerate information intensive projects for immediate ROI
Date: November 10, 2009
Time: 8:00 am Pacific Time
Register now for the Information On Demand Virtual experience at
For advice on what to attend, read these blogs:
There are more... but that's a good start!
You've heard of IBM & Cloud Computing & Amazon.... what do the three have in common? For one, IBM & Amazon have joined together to bring you a FREE webinar about Cloud Computing.
IBM DB2 database software running on Amazon EC2 lets you get the most out of your IT budget . IBM and Amazon Web Services provide a lot of flexibility for cloud computing, including free DB2 AMIs, low cost by-the-hour production-ready DB2 AMIs, and the ability to bring your existing DB2 licenses to the cloud.
Attend the event to learn more about DB2 AMIs and the unique capabilities in DB2, including the new features in DB2 9.7 that make it much easier to move applications from Oracle to DB2.
Even better.... attend the event and get $35 in Amazon Web Services credits to practice everything you learned.
Jump start your skills to build Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings.
Learn why selecting a combination of industry-leading IBM software running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows you to focus all your resources on innovation instead of infrastructure.
Be sure to register for and attend the DB2 session at noon – 1pm Eastern Daylight Time where Mark Wilding and Leon Katsnelson will talk about a set of capabilities that are unique to DB2 and make it the best database for use on the Cloud.
Can't make it? Replays will be available but register to be sure you get notified when the replay is available!
Good luck Leon, Mark & others. I hope the event is a huge success! I'll be there!
Data in Action, the second semi-annual virtual conference
August 19 at 8:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM EDT
This is the premiere data management event for IT managers and executives.
What is a virtual conference?
I attended a few earlier this year and was extremely impressed! This new technology delivers live audio and/or video with award winning speakers AND allows you to interact with speakers, product experts and other attendees.... all WITHOUT leaving your office! Really... all you need is a computer, speakers or headphones... and a bit of time. Time is the difficult one in this list, but this is a far shorter commitment on your time than attending a conference live.
This conference will feature effective data management solutions for smarter business outcomes. Hear from Donald Feinberg, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst from Gartner, about the state of the DBMS software market and data management challenges facing businesses today. The topics that Mr. Feinberg will examine include; the problem of exploding data volumes, new computing paradigms for handling this explosion, data management cost reduction techniques and technologies, and the perspective of the DBA now and in the future.
Following Mr. Feinberg will be a moderated panel of customers and partners who are leveraging the unique and desirable features only available in DB2 9.7.
This is one event you won't want to miss. Get your questions answered through 2 interactive (webcast) sessions, 8 exhibit booths, and live chat. IBM and it's business partners are helping companies around the globe with industry-leading data management technologies and their world-class expertise. Learn how your company can achieve smarter business outcomes and reduce underlying IT costs.
Attendee incentives include a complimentary memory stick for the first 97 attendees, which includes information on the cost savings of DB2 over Oracle. IBM employees are not eligible for this incentive.
Also a DB2 9.7 Discovery DVD for everyone who completes the event survey. The DVD includes trial code and tutorials. I look forward to seeing you there. If you do come... please ping me and tell me you read my blog :)
8:00 am PDT / 11:00 am EDT
General Session: Current Trends in the Data Management Market
Donald Feinberg, Gartner, VP Distinguished Analyst
9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT
General Session: Learn From Your Peers: Moving to DB2 in Days Not Weeks
IDUG Moderator with DB2 Early Adopter Customers and Business Partner Panel
10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT
Chat: Where do you find training and information about DB2 9.7?
8:00 am PDT / 11:00 am EDT to
12:00 pm PDT / 3:00 pm EDT
Explore the Booths and Solution Provider Pavilion including:
There is a new white paper that I recently learned about that I thought I would pass on to you:
Continuous access to Read on Standby databases using Virtual IP addresses
The DB2® High Availability and Disaster Recover (HADR) feature is a database replication method that provides a high availability solution for both partial and complete site failures. HADR protects against data loss by replicating data changes from a source database, called the Primary, to a target database, called the Standby.
The HADR reads on standby (HADR ROS) feature, allows applications to access the current Standby databases for reads. With the HADR ROS feature, read/write applications can access the HADR Primary database, and read-only applications can access either the HADR Primary or the HADR Standby database. This enables you to offload some of the read-only workloads running on the Primary to the Standby.
This paper shows how you can use the HADR ROS feature in conjunction with Virtual IP addresses to ensure continued, automatic connectivity for read-only clients.
For the full paper, see: Continuous access to Read on Standby databases using Virtual IP addresses
PS… Thanks to Louise McNicoll and Steve Raspudic for passing this information to me.
From the comfort of your desk, hear a keynote presentation by Harriet Fryman, Product Marketing Executive of IBM Business Analytics, attend breakout sessions featuring new capabilities with demonstrations, and interact with product experts.
This is a full-day, free event which takes place November 18, 2010 in the Americas and
IBM Cognos 10 represents the beginning of a series of new innovations from IBM Business Analytics that will change how organizations make decisions, allocate resources, and predict and plan the future. This is your chance to see IBM Cognos 10 in-depth, to chat with product experts, and to start planning for your organization’s future – without leaving your office.
Keynote: Introduction to IBM Cognos 10: Intelligence Unleashed
The event kicks off with a keynote presentation delivered by Harriet Fryman, Product Marketing Executive of IBM Business Analytics.We will share the vision of IBM Cognos 10, walk through the key innovations that revolutionize business intelligence, and speak to feedback from the early adopter customers. You will see IBM Cognos 10 software in action and hear about advances in the IBM Cognos platform.
Harriet Fryman’s keynote presentation will be followed by networking opportunities with solution experts and breakout sessions that will give you an in-depth look at the powerful new capabilities of IBM Cognos 10.
Content-rich tracks for IT, Office of Finance and Business Process Owners
Choose from these breakout sessions:
Authoring and Collaboration
Deployment and Adoption
Driving Actionable Analytics
Who should attend:
5 reasons to attend:
Today at the Toronto Lab, we had Stephan Jou present to us about Cognos. He gave an amazing demo of some of the products. As a door prize we were handing out copies of the Cognos Flashbooks: