We’ve recently seen a lot of excitement around the new IBM PureData System for Hadoop: an appliance that opens up the popular big data Hadoop framework to enterprise-level jobs. As a recap, the system offers the following benefits: Simplify the delivery of unstructured data to the enterprise Integrate Hadoop with the data warehouse Leverage Hadoop for data archive Provide best in class security Provide data exploration across structured and unstructured data Accelerate insight with machine data Accelerate insight with social data Now a number... [More]
John McDonald, CEO of CloudOne is a pioneer in making Rational products available via a SaaS model. CloudOne now works with companies of all sizes and shapes: from systems development to enterprise modernization to traditional development, device management and analytics. He points out that we are seeing a diversity in where software is going: it is increasingly becoming part of hardware, whether that be heavy equipment or components in automotive devices. On the advantages of cloud-based development, beyond the financial aspect he also... [More]
Dusty Rivers, Principal Technical Architect at GT Software speaks about how consumerization of IT is affecting mainframes for businesses, especially in Mobile. Using IMS, Dusty speaks about his work at GT Software to make business processes transfer efficiently to Mobile devices. More on GT Software More on IBM Mobile Solutions
We have around 20 IBM Champions present at this year’s Innovate. Scott Laningham and Gina Poole introduced a number of Champions new and old gathered on the Livestream stage. The IBM Champions featured: Carson Holmes ( @carsonholmes ) Hugo Azevedo ( @hugocazevedo ) Gustavo Alves ( @alvesqualiti ) Uwe Brodtmann ( @UBrodtmann ) Yolande Palmer ( @YPTestPro ) Mia McCroskey ( @miamc ) Julian Holmes ( @JulianHolmes ) Mark Lines ( @Mark_Lines ) Learn more about the IBM Champions
Alex Ivanov is a DOORS expert who has been at Raytheon for 12 years, 10 of which have been focused on requirements management. In this interview he talks about his experiences with DOORS. He is a heavy DOORS user and has heavily customized his version of DOORS. He is particularly interested in DOORS Next Generation and the possibilities it opens up. Alex highly encourages everyone to join the Global Rational User Community (GRUC): both the global community and their local communities (he is the President of New England community). Membership is... [More]
The IBM Champion program is pleased to announce a new benefit for IBM Champions: the IBM Champion open badge. The IBM Champion badges are another way to display to the world your accomplishment—a way that is verifiable and based on an open technical standard. Once you accept your IBM Champion badge, you can display your accomplishment on social and networking sites. When customers, partners, or prospects see your badge, they can click to see skill tags as well as a description of what the badge means and how you earned it. IBM Champions... [More]
IOD has come and gone, but the amount of great things that happened there are well worth re-iterating. Personally speaking, it was my first IOD, as well as my first trip to Vegas. Lots of firsts going into the conference. I was told to wear comfortable shoes, be prepared to walk a lot, and to be ready for all the great things that were going to happen. An attendee put it best as we were both waiting for our shuttle to the Mandalay Bay. 'They [IBM] do a good job, but its big, and its crazy.' I was going to pull double duty at IOD. Part... [More]
BP3's Scott Francis recently shared his perspective on the latest Forrester Wave report for Business Process Management (BPM). Among his observations are the realization by Forrester that BPM has a strong role to play in that topic du jour in the business/technology space: building better customer experiences. Scott points out that the cloud model greatly simplifies installation and deployment and so opens the door for more widespread adoption of BPM in the enterprise. He sides with Forrester on their assessment of the IBM acquisitions in... [More]
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This year at Innovate, many of our IBM Champions have been honored through the creation of posters, calling out their significant contributions, which have been posted around the conference. So take a look and see if you recognize any of these folks and feel free to reach out and connect: @doorswizard @carsonholmes @greg_hodgkinson @alvesqualiti @miamc @JulianHolmes @jpmcdon @Mark_Lines @gomidgets @smithkenny If you are at Innovate, you can see where IBM Champions are speaking in this post .
Direct from the blog : “We have several senior coaching positions coming up in North America, in particular in the Toronto and New York areas. Ideal candidates have 5+ years of coaching experience and experience with Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD). Please contact us via email@example.com ” Want to know more about Disciplined Agile Delivery? Read the book co-authored by IBM Champion Mark Lines.
In a recent episode of the “Talking Big Data” podcast, IBM Champion Jean-Marc Blaise questions IBM big data expert Leon Katnelson on when you need a big data solution and what is the most cost-effective way to introduce technology that will allow you to analyze and pull insights from vast amounts of data. Listen to the podcast Learn more about IBM big data
Island Training provide enablement across a broad spectrum of Rational tools. In this interview Beth Beese, Sales and Marketing Manager at Island Training, explains the breadth of the portfolio Island covers and how they can help users overcome challenges and realize successes with these tools. Beth highlights the free test drive sessions Island provides to the Global Rational User Community particularly to help users who may be familiar with ClearCase understand the power of the IBM Rational Jazz range. More on Island Training Test Drives More... [More]
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. More on Banco Espirito Santo More on IBM BPM solutions