In this conversation, Sandy Carter, VP Social Business Evangelism at IBM and Wendy Arnott, VP Social Media and Digital Communication at TD Bank discuss the increasing role of social business.
For instance, they touch on how social can be used to build a culture that focusses on the customer, or how businesses across a country can use social networking to build out local ecosystems. On the popular question of ROI, Arnott explains how social can save time right the way up to the executive level. Collaboration is key. At TD Bank the project management group work across the whole organization, and have taken to using IBM Connections to share knowledge and bring teams together.
More information on their upcoming talk at IBM Impact on May 1 at 10.45am in Delfino 4105:
Description: Social Media has come a long way from the early days of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We have all felt its impact in marketing and public relations, but the pace is accelerating and the drive to harness social tools for business process improvement is more important than ever. How does a company apply socialtechniques to their business to see the same advantages in customer service, HR or product development (and more!) as we did in marketing? How do companies become a Social Business? Using actionable frameworks and case studies, Sandy Carter, IBM Vice President, Social Business Evangelism and Sales, will discuss how you can create your own Social Business Agenda for greater competitive advantage in 2012. She will be joined by Wendy Arnott, Vice President Social Media & Digital Communications, TD Bank Group, who will share the success TD Bank has realized on their journey to becoming a true Social Business.
In this Lightening Talk demo during the Impact 2012 Unconference, the Worklight team build a running native mobile app using Worklight in around 5 minutes.
In this demo you will see the rich page editor which allows you to build an app using pre-configured Dojo widgets. You'll see how you can drop icons into a page, create tabs with sub-views and preview the app in a mobile browser simulator, all without the need to write any device code: leaving you free to focus on layout and source application logic.
For businesses, the growth of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to work concept represents a real challenge when it comes to ensuring that all the workforce has the software, access and policies required to be productive whatever the device they use to get the job done. This is where IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices comes in.
As Eric Geller explains in this demo, you can now hook IBM Endpoint Manager to to more than just desktops, laptops and servers. You can now manage and retrieve system information from mobile devices: recording inventory, GPS location information,granular policy administration and more.
You can create groups so that policies regarding wi-fi access, passwords or software updates can be managed and deployed at scale with minimal user interaction. Once an employee has the Endpoint app installed, you can push apps, wipe the device or enforce a new password, all without any interaction from the end user. Pretty cool stuff.
With the launch of G2Analytics, CloudTrigger leverages cloud technology to deliver near real-time data analysis and BI regardless of the data origin. It helps business managers easily view, interpret, and analyze their data to make fully informed decisions.
Fascinating panel on the growing importance of cloud analytics and other emerging trends with inputs from CloudTrigger, Salesforce, IBM and THINKstrategies.
Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director, THINKstrategies Sherrick Murdoff, VP Partner Development & Investments, Salesforce.com Anne Saydah, WebSphere Business Development, IBM Ted Jandl, VP of Sales for Cognos, IBM Lonnie Wills, CEO CloudTrigger
After the panel, we had the chance to grab this soundbite from CloudTrigger CEO Lonnie Wills:
Putting analytics in the cloud and in the hands of everyone: where can it lead?
Judith Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz and Associates, which provides consulting on the business value of emerging computing technologies, gives some of her predictions and thoughts on new technologies. Judith believes that "cloud is the new internet," and "this is the year of mobile applications."
In this series of interviews with developerWorks Editor Tom Young, Vijay Dheap, Global Product Manager for Mobile Solutions at IBM discusses the unique challenges of securing mobile devices and the steps companies should take as we move into the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) era.
The Radware Alteon Virtual Appliance for the IBM PureSystems platform allows businesses to standardize their application deployment and add Application Delivery Controller (ADC) services over the same IBM PureSystems used for the other application components. Radware's Alteon Virtual Appliance (Alteon VA) for the IBM PureSystems is a fully-functional ADC solution which provides an application-aware approach to deploying and managing applications.
In this video, Radware's Travis Volk explains the benefits.
Peter Santoro from IBM's ISSW group explains to Chris Rothemich how they support WebSphere customers and business partners, helping them learn about technology and provide services to help clients build better solutions.
Sugalya Murugesan, Market Development Analyst at ZSL Inc, explains how they have used Cast Iron to bridge applications, whether they be on-premise or in the cloud. For instance, for one major retailer, ZSL developed a solution that tied the CRM platform to the inventory system, so as soon as a sale occurs, the inventory database is updated.
More recently, ZSL have been developing applications on Worklight that allow enterprise developers to create one code base which is distributed across multiple mobile platforms, whether they be iOS, Android, Blackberry, etc.
In this presentation, Gene Fiorina from the WebSphere Education team explains the importance of education in implementation of WebSphere solutions: if you add 9 hours of training to your project plan, you can go from a 50% to an 80% success rate, so it is well worth the investment.
He also shows latest education delivery mechanism, including an iPad app.
Scott Francis, CTO for BP3 and an IBM Champion speaks to Scott Laningham about business process management, how the transition of Lombardi into IBM has affected their business and the impact mobile devices are having on BPM.
Scott explains BP Mobility: their demo connecting business processes with mobile apps, and how Worklight has simplified deployment and security.
As Scott says, “Mobile changes the way you look at business processes and makes possible interactions that just weren’t possible previously.”
Rob Covey from Autodesk explains how they can now offer cloud-based Product Lifecycle Management to augment their 2D and 3D design solutions. The cloud-based approach allows them to reduce bottlenecks in deployment of PLM systems. This means you can be up and running in minutes to days, rather than months to years. This also opens up PLM access to anyone in the company.
This year at Impact we’re happy to announce there will be a new way to disseminate and share information: via a meet up. Part presentation, part networking event, the meet up pulls together experts and the inquisitive around a common subject.
As our own Noah Kuttler succinctly puts it in his guidance to organizers: “Most importantly, it is [the participants’] meet up. Not yours! Try to make sure the ratio of you talking, to them talking, is 40/60 in their favor (if not higher).”
At Impact we’ll have separate meet ups around developer trends, cloud computing, PureSystems and mobile.
All meet ups will take place at the Social Playground in the Solutions Hall.
In this interview with Scott Laningham, Tom Young explains what is exciting about the newly launched mobile site on developerWorks. You will find advice from your peers in the forums, demos, how-to articles and other content that will help you get up to speed on mobile application development.
Charley Rich, VP Marketing and Product Management at Nastel, explains how they monitor applications, from the web to the mainframe to the cloud. In this demo, you'll see there is a performance bottleneck between System Z, DB2 and the MQ transactions.
Using Nastel solutions, you can view all the transactions (eg. payments) and zero-in on the particular transactions executed, analyzing volumes of transactions and transaction traces.
Vanessa Molho, General Manager Software Sales and Channel Partner Sales at Trident Services, explains the value of the zOSEM tool, which enables customers to reduce and control ISV costs and eliminate exit migration issues on mainframes. This creates a mainframe administration environment which is more user friendly and easier to manage.
A great discussion on mobile trends and challenges with Greg Truty, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for IBM Mobile Foundation, and Roland Barcia, IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO, Mobile and WebSphere Application Infrastructure, IBM Software Services for WebSphere.