IBM® Rational® Focal Point™ provides market - and business-driven product and portfolio management - helping executives and teams to make the right decisions to deliver business, customer and market value.
Here are some highlights of Rational Focal Point, but don't forget to check out the demo below: Demo
- Capture inputs from customers, analysts, market research, and internal stakeholders and prioritize on which ones will provide the most value to the business. - Utilize visualization, prioritization, and unique road mapping and planning capabilities to ensure that plans are innovative, valuable and achievable. - Centralize information key to decision-making, status reporting and portfolio reviews to escape the chaos of managing data in emails, documents, and spreadsheets; speeding the ability to respond to changing market and business conditions. - Overcome the influence of the loudest voice in the room and use objective information to support decision making. - Reduce risk and improve cost estimations of investments by modeling financial and market impacts and by performing scenario, statistical and financial analysis. - Integrate enterprise architecture plans and project execution into portfolio management to ensure enterprise and project-level decisions are aligned with financial and market needs. - Quickly realize the benefits of Product and Portfolio Management and reduce costs of implementations by utilizing pre-defined configurations based on best practices.
Check out the demo and learn how IBM Rational Focal Point helps organizations achieve their overall company goals. Project portfolio management can be described as methods for analyzing and collectively managing a group of current or proposed projects based on numerous key characteristics. This demo explains how Rational Focal Point provides visibility into each project's total expected cost, consumption of resources, expected timeline, benefits to be realized, and relationship or inter-dependencies with other projects in the portfolio.
IBM® InfoSphere® Data Architect (formerly Rational® Data Architect) is a collaborative enterprise data modeling and integration design tool to discover, model, relate, and standardize diverse and distributed data assets.
Check out this demo that shows how a data architect at a fictional company uses IBM® InfoSphere® Data Architect to efficiently create multidimensional data models of a new data mart, which can be used for business intelligence and analytical reports. The process focuses on data model transformation and validation (including built-in best practices), customizable diagrams, and DDL script generation.
Are you at a loss on how your business uses it's services? For example, not having a roadmap of critical applications and servers and how they relate to each other. If you have servers that are set to be decommissioned in the future and/or need to know how to recover from a disaster, from a down server, you need to know what applications are dependent on what servers for planning purposes. Rational® System Architect and the service-oriented architecture (SOA) add-in helps you discover how your business uses its services.
Rational® System Architect and the service-oriented architecture (SOA) add-in shows you how your business plans and processes, IT applications and hardware interrelate. It Maps the landscape of your software programs and services and shows you how they depend on one another. This is all about smart software and saving money and improving the effectiveness and reliability of your business services.
Check out the 3 part demo series that demonstrates this for you!
Service-oriented architecture analysis with Rational System Architect, Part 1
Welcome to my world of demos and technical videos. Is anyone out there interested in using Eclipse or using Eclipse today? If you are interested in becoming familiar with Eclipse, here is a very useful demo that will help you get started. Learn what Eclipse and the Eclipse foundation is, how and where to download the Eclipse platform, and how to setup and install Eclipse with Apache Tomcat and the Java™ Development Kit.
Do you need to learn Enterprise JavaBeans real quickly? This is a really cool Enterprise JavaBeans with Rational Application Developer for WebSphere course. This 9-part video demonstration will show you how to use Enterprise JavaBeans to create a simple blog web application. Starting from a fresh installation of Rational Application Developer, the course will take you step by step through how to create a local WebSphere instance and how to create and write an Enterprise JavaBean. Then you will learn how to create an Apache Derby database, and how to take advantage of the Java Persistence API for database storage. Finally, It will show you how to create a web project which uses the Enterprise JavaBean you created earlier. Then the video course will run the web application and you will see the JavaBean in action with the final blog web application.
Here are the nine parts. Sit back and enjoy viewing this educational video course!
Cloud computing provides a way to develop applications in a virtual environment where computing capacity, bandwidth, storage, security, and reliability aren't issues — you don't need to install the software on your own system. In a virtual computing environment, you can develop, deploy, and manage applications, paying only for the time and capacity you use while scaling up or down to accommodate changing needs or business requirements.
IBM has partnered with Amazon Web Services to give you access to IBM software products in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) virtual environment. This is product-level code with all features and options enabled.
Several options are available to get you started using IBM platform technologies in the Amazon EC2 environment. You can bring your own IBM licenses to Amazon EC2, utilize development Amazon Machine Images (for ISVs only), or leverage the production-ready Amazon EC2 running IBM service. Read more about each of those options.
Follow along as Andrew Glover gets you started using Amazon EC2, part of the Amazon Web Services suite of on-demand, pay-as-you-go products. Once you pick your OS and AMI, you'll learn how to create an SSH key pair and define a corresponding security policy, provision an instance, and launch the instance.
A common language brings together two dissimilar partners: the Ruby scripting language and Google's custom format for Android programs. Thanks to the robust toolkits in the JRuby and Android projects, you can write and run Ruby scripts that behave dramatically differently from the typical Android program.
Follow along as Andrew Glover demonstrates using the Ruboto framework to rapidly build and deploy Android applications. See how to create an emulator instance, create a Ruboto project using the command line, code your app, and use a location listener for obtaining GPS information.
Maintaining database and application uptime while improving performance and lowering costs is an important challenge for DBAs and IT organizations.
IBM® InfoSphere™ Optim™ Configuration Manager allows you to view an auditable inventory of the information in your data systems. You can track configuration changes, determine and resolve problems by working with current and historical configuration data, and manage client configurations all from a central repository.
In this demo, check out how an IT team at a fictional company, the Sample Outdoor Company, can optimize their data availability and resource utilization with InfoSphere Optim Configuration Manager.
It is all about creating a smarter planet through software.
Backup and recovery of systems is extremely important! From an IT perspective, manual backup and recovery processes are tedious, error prone, and time consuming, therefore, they are not frequently implemented. As the volume of data increases, though, it becomes more difficult to back up and recover without longer downtime that impacts production applications. To help resolve these challenges in database backup, recovery, and data unload, IBM DB2 Advanced Recovery Solution for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows provides three distinct products: IBM DB2 Merge Backup, IBM DB2 Recovery Expert, and IBM InfoSphere Optim High Performance Unload.
Watch how database administrators at a fictitious company improves their backup and recovery strategies with an IBM DB2 advanced recovery solution. See how the team uses various Optim and DB2 tools to make their backup and recovery process faster, simpler, and more efficient. This recovery solution includes three distinct products: DB2 Merge Backup, DB2 Recovery Expert, and Optim High Performance Unload.
New capabilities In Rational Rhapsody, that certainly will help the development community, enable team collaboration; sharing, and reviewing of design artifacts and improve validation of designs early. IBM® Rational® Rhapsody® Design Manager 3.0 leverages Jazz integration to enable teams to share design information on a central location that is accessible from a web client. The new Rational Rhapsody Version 7.6 development environment offers systems engineers improved activity diagram simulation and co-simulation with MathWorks Simulink, which can be used for early validation of functionality. Version 7.6 also includes a user interface with a new look and colors, improved testing support, and usability enhancements.
Check out this demo and see for yourself. The demo provides an overview of Rational Rhapsody Design Manager's capabilities to help teams collaborate, share, review and manage their Rational Rhapsody system engineering or embedded software design information within the overall product lifecycle. It shows how design information can be centrally located and accessed using a web client by the extended team or by a Rational Rhapsody client for system engineers and developers using Rational Rhapsody. A central location enables searching across design and lifecycle information to help locate information faster and assists in keeping the entire team informed of the current status of the design.
The demo also describes how to use Rational Rhapsody Design Manager to conduct design reviews that allow stakeholders to provide comments and visual mark-ups linked to the designs. See how you can trace from designs to other lifecycle artifacts using Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) based linking and visualize relationships between designs and lifecycle artifacts through a dependency relationship diagram.
Based on the Jazz platform, IBM Rational Team Concert provides a lean collaborative lifecycle management solution with agile and formal planning, project reporting, process workflow, work item management, source code management and build management, in a single integrated product supporting all popular platforms. Combine that with IBM® Rational® DOORS® Change Management integration feature and The IBM® Rational® Rhapsody® model-driven development environment creating real-time or embedded systems and software, then you have a full orchestra.
Check out this demo that provides a short introduction on using IBM®Rational® Team Concert for complex systems and software development. It takes you through a scenario that uses several IBM Rational products to show how process controls can be enacted through rule based process guidance. The demo starts in the Rational DOORS requirements database where integration is used with Rational Team Concert to create an implementation request for some work to be performed in an IBM Rational Rhapsody model. It then steps through a work flow using the features of Rational Team Concert to manage both the changes to the model and a formal review process enacted on the project.
It's all part of creating a smarter planet through software development!
Now for my last installment for Rational Developer for Power Systems Software. This demo will provide an overview of how Rational Developer for Power can be used to develop COBOL applications for AIX. It is pretty cool stuff. Did I mention that it is Eclipse-based, integrated development environment targeting POWER Linux, AIX, and IBM i systems.
Check it out! All part of creating a smarter planet through cool development tools.
Check out this video that demonstrates some of the advanced remote C/C++ editing features of Rational Developer for POWER. The features include: Content Assist, Parameter Hints, Open Declaration and the Outline View. It is a pretty cool Eclipse - based environment that targets POWER Linux, AIX and IBM i systems.
To continue the conversation and demos for Rational Developer for POWER Systems Software, check out this demo that provides a step by step demonstration of how to create a connection to a Rational Developer for POWER server. It is valid for C/C++ or COBOL projects and can be used for connecting to an AIX or POWER Linux server.
Remember that it is an Eclipse-based, multilingual,integrated development environment. It targets POWER Linux, AIX, and IBM i systems.
To continue my Rational Developer for POWER series, the Rational Developer for POWER Systems Software is a modern, Eclipse-based, multilingual, integrated development environment targeting POWER Linux, AIX, and IBM i systems. This video provides a step by step demonstration on how to create a new C/C++ project based on existing source files residing remotely on an AIX or POWER Linux server machine.
Rational Developer for POWER Systems Software is a modern, Eclipse-based, multilingual, integrated development environment targeting POWER Linux, AIX, and IBM i systems. Check out this video. It provides a step by step demonstration of how to create a connection to a Rational Developer for POWER server. It is valid for C/C++ or COBOL projects and can be used for connecting to an AIX or POWER Linux server.
Pretty cool stuff. All part of creating a smarter planet!
Rational Developer for Power Systems Software is a modern, Eclipse-based, multi-lingual, integrated development environment targeting POWER Linux, AIX, and IBM i systems. This cool video will provide an overview of how Rational Developer for Power can be used to develop C and C++ applications for AIX and POWER Linux. Check it out!
AIX COBOL Overview with Rational Developer for Power
Rational Developer for Power Systems Software is a modern, Eclipse-based, multi-lingual, integrated development environment targeting POWER Linux, AIX, and IBM i systems. Check out this demo! It will provide an overview of how Rational Developer for Power can be used to develop COBOL applications for AIX. It's all part of creating a smarter planet through technology!
IBM technology drives the Chevrolet Volt with Rational tools
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IBM technology drives the Chevrolet Volt
With help from Rational, General Motors is transforming its organization and the way it develops and delivers cars. GM engineers used Rational solutions to develop critical electronic controls for the Volt's innovative battery system, electric drive unit, and cabin electronics. The vehicle's unique propulsion system required the design of an unprecedented "system of systems," centered on software that seamlessly integrates the Volt's battery pack with its electric drive system. IBM Rational software solutions were also used to help GM engineers model the interactions of the Volt's embedded systems, helping to increase the quality and efficiency. To promote collaboration between global engineering teams, IBM is helping GM standardize their vehicle design on fewer software tools and a common design process, as well as helping them manage change throughout the product development process. The result of GM's investment in solutions from IBM Rational? Accelerated response to consumer demands and compression of the time it takes to develop a new vehicle, from the auto industry average of five to 10 years, or longer, to 29 months!
Learn how IBM Rational Focal Point helps organizations achieve their overall company goals. Project portfolio management can be described as methods for analyzing and collectively managing a group of current or proposed projects based on numerous key characteristics. This demo explains how Rational Focal Point provides visibility into each project's total expected cost, consumption of resources, expected timeline, benefits to be realized, and relationship or inter-dependencies with other projects in the portfolio.
Integrating WebSphere Service Registry and Repository with Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) integrates with Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB).
The integration features for CCMDB in WSRR version 7 are intended to: - Provide demographic configurations information for enhanced service infrastructure visualization. (and to) - Enable SOA teams to involve the operations team for making governance decisions.
A Service Oriented Architecture typically spans across multiple phases like Service Development, Service Deployment and Service Management. Each phase needs a registry and repository optimized to that specific phase and the ability to share information and communicate with other registries and repositories. Across the SOA lifecycle, IBM’s registry and repository offerings provide federated governance capabilities.
The integration of WSRR with CCMDB enables federation of service related meta-data associated with Service Deployment and Service Management.
Tivoli CCMDB contains configuration information relevant to IT Service Management tasks, like: - Application and server topologies, - Relationships and references among logical and physical deployment units - Meta data relating to specific aspects of configuration and management - Automated Service Management processes - Discovery of the hosting infrastructure - (at the same time) WSRR manages service related information for deployment and runtime operations of services.
Meta-data associated to a Service object in deployment lifecycle can be linked with the Configuration object in the management lifecycle of a Service in SOA environments.
This demo shows how to set up the integration of WebSphere Service Registry and Repository with Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database through simple steps. It gives an overview of how this integration provides demographic information of services and involves operations professionals who make governance decisions in service oriented architectures.