IBM Power systems provide cost savings and generate growth by breaking down the constraints to IT infrastructure adoption. So says IBM Champion Nigel Fortlage in this interview at IBM Impact.
He goes on to talk about big data and the need by companies big and small to develop strategies for the storage, archival and discovery of information, given that the volumes of data that can be stored are rapidly growing.
In this interview, Prolifics' Arup Datta explains why he's so excited about the recent release of IBM BPM 8.5. Arup points out that the experience is now much easier, whether its the deployment and configuration, the new development tools or the better user and developer experience.
Arup suggests that a key benefit of being an IBM Champion is the opportunity to discuss with other Champions what they are working on.
AJ Aronoff is a Practice Director covering WebSphere Application Server for system integrator Prolifics. He focuses on healthcare and in this video explains how he can help the industry understand the latest healthcare regulations. He goes on to point out the value WebSphere Application Server brings to the industry, and the latest advancements in WAS 8.5.
AJ explains the impact mobile technology is having on the healthcare space. It opens up the possibility on cutting down on a lot of the paperwork and doctors and medical staff can record information at the bedside.
In this interview at IBM Impact, Rene Crozier from Kaiser Permanente, the US healthcare provider, explains that IBM WebSphere Application Server provides stability and a manageable solution when dealing with large-scale topologies. For a healthcare provider like Kaiser, security and uptime is a key goal. One of the areas she is currently looking into is the development of mobile apps for healthcare.
In this interview, IBM Champion Laks Sundararajan explains how more of his clients are looking to develop applications that can service customer interactions that take place across multiple channels, including mobile and the desktop. Customers are also looking to automate processes in order to realize efficiencies.
Laks points out that tools such as Worklight and WebSphere Portal are key for designing these kinds of multi-channel applications that can securely connect with backend processes.
IBM Champion John Capriotti from TBC Corporation talks about how the service component of automotive maintenance is being transformed by technology.
On the one hand associates that work across automotive brands always need the latest information on every model. Creating better point-of-sale applications for the associates helps them provide a better level of service.
On the other hand, cars now have many more sensors and the ability to maintain a record of their telemetrics that can be transferred to a service associate at the point of service. Car owners can receive better service whilst having to know less about their vehicles.
IBM Champion Johannes Bohm-Mader explains how through banking he developed an interest in WebSphere MQ. He talks about the complexity of creating secure messaging services in high-availability environments.
In this interview, IBM Champion Franclim Bento from Banco Espirito Santo explains the value of their BPM program.
In terms of the value a BPM solution can bring, Franclim illustrates how they were able to take complex paper-driven processes with huge amounts of data and create a BPM and ECM solution that reduced processing time from hours to minutes.
On the question of how you best implement a BPM solution, Franclim suggests starting small and demonstrating value on quick wins.
In this interview, IBM Champion Scott Francis explains how their BPM solution helps make software “a background issue rather than a foreground issue”.
He suggests that when it comes to considering the development of a mobile BPM solution, you should look at the value this will bring, rather than looking at it as a problem. IBM Worklight, IBM BPM and BP3 work well together for the creation of mobile BPM applications.
As an example of the advantages of a mobile BPM application, he suggests that field engineers could be assigned work based on their location. Another example is that claims processing could be done from any location: not just from the office.
On IBM’s MobileFirst strategy, Scott points out that this ties together all the elements required for the development of an enterprise mobile strategy into one composite story.
We’re only hours away from launch of the 2013 IBM Impact extravaganza showcasing the latest innovations in enterprise technology. Given the current state of the industry, you can be sure there will be a lot of content around enterprise mobility and how this is impacting (excuse the pun) the tech space.
We’ll have a number of IBM Champions featured throughout the conference and we’ll be highlighting many of those contributions here on this blog. If you are at Impact, visit the Champions Corner in the Client References Lounge and look out for a special promotion of Champions during the opening session on Day 3.