Jimmy Kimmel and the IBM Cloud
The IBM Cloud will be featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday at 11:35 pm EST / 10:35 pm CST on ABC. Come to the IBM Lounge @ Hilton Rm 406 for tickets!
IBM has major sponsorship for the show, including the IBM Global Entrepreneur for Cloud Startups program, Bluemix and IBM Verse. The IBM Engagement Center powered by the IBM Cloud is the official social listening partner for the show! Set your DVRs or watch the excitement live at SXSW!
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Join us at SXSW 2015 and get the sessions you need to succeed. Starting today, IBM will have a massive presence at SXSW Interactive. We can’t fit it all here, so check out the full list of sessions at ibm.biz/sxswIBM . Don’t forget to add them to your SXSW scheduler!
Come learn why Geek Girls are Chic .
Sandy Carter and Elizabeth Caudle, East Coast Regional Director of Girls Who Code, discuss why women in tech matter, how innovation will benefit from their participation, and how to foster... [More]
Congrats to Insight Robotics, the 2014 IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year
A huge congratulations to all of the finalists, but ultimately Insight Robotics edged them out with their impressive firefighting solution. Special thanks to Blue, Inc. for winning the People’s Choice award.
Thermal imaging sensors and vision technology for forest fire detection.
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The IBM InterConnect Event Connect App
The AskJim Podcast Providing answers to user questions about IBM Connections
With IBM InterConnect 2015 coming up, now is the time to begin planning your agenda, your networking and your participation with intention. To make this event count for you… you need to be smart about it and you need a smart tool that can really help you zero in on the right sessions and connect with the right people.
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This year, InterConnect is home to the IBM SmartCamp Global Finals!
Check out this rundown of the SmartCamp Global finalists, InfoWorld's review of Bluemix, and more. Share this entry with ibm.biz/igscf15 .
Note: You can view the infographic at the bottom of this entry.
What’s a SmartCamp?
Part mentoring bootcamp for startups, part networking extravaganza, and part pitch competition for entrepreneurs. SmartCamp events are global affairs where tech entrepreneurs go head-to-head.... [More]
Developers and entrepreneurs, are you ready for InterConnect 2015? If you're on the fence about coming to Vegas and being a part of the excitement, take a look at dev@InterConnect, where you'll get the opportunity to immerse yourself in up to 3 days of talks, labs, and learning with a host of our Cloud-based solutions and architecture. Chat with pros both inside and outside of IBM and get hands on experience with some of our leading technologies like Bluemix and SoftLayer. Also, we're hosting our SmartCamp Finals at InterConnect.... [More]
Today marks an exciting time for entrepreneurs and startups. IBM Ecosystem Development has always taken great pride in providing the resources and opportunities startups need to grow and succeed. With that said, we're proud to announce the launch of our IBM Global Entrepreneur Program for Cloud Startups .
This program combines our greatest cloud services, such as Bluemix, SoftLayer, and Cloudant, with a wealth of other resources, including technical support, expert mentoring, and access to 43 Innovation Centers worldwide.... [More]
Every year, IBM recognizes its Business Partners who have delivered outstanding solutions using IBM products and services that have driven real business value. Receiving a Beacon Award is a great source of pride for our partners and a great new platform for connecting with future clients. Beacon Award winners gain visibility with IBM clients and the industry, have a unique opportunity to demonstrate their success, and a new way of differentiating their solutions from their competitors.
To be eligible, Business Partners must... [More]
If you've already tried IBM Bluemix (IBM's PaaS) you know how quick and easy it is to build an awesome app. If you haven't tried it yet, you can sign up here (it's free for 30 days!) and check out this tutorial for using one of my favorite tools, RapidApps.
Once you are all signed up you are ready for the Bluemix App Challenge , which is taking place this month (November 2014). All you have to do is build an app and create a Slideshare to show us how it... [More]
Analytics software will grow 3-4 times faster than traditional IT software. Forrester calls it "Business Technology”. Why? Because its function is directly tied to specific customer use cases such as Customer Acquisition, Customer Growth (e.g. up-sell/cross-sell, loyalty, wellness) and Customer Retention. As CMOs become more technology savvy, they will increasingly drive Analytics software growth and the related purchase process, not IT.
This shift in the way marketing vs. IT is driving software demand is creating significant... [More]
From Fill Bowen, IBM Marketing Manager
ISVs expressed excitement about the new capabilities IBM announced at Enterprise 2014 for Power8! Ecosystem Development featured a number of ISVs showing the new Linux on Power8 value at our OpenPOWER App Throwdown, which included 5 finalists, Redis Labs, Zend, Argos, Zato, and the winner - Information Builders .
All the finalists agreed that participating in the App Throwdown really kickstarted their social media marketing efforts around Linux on Power. And, having Doug Balog ,... [More]
If you manage social media accounts, either for yourself or your brand, you’ve no doubt come up against the situation where you need an internal team to help collaborate on a social media post. It could be a question that really needs to go to someone in support. It could be bringing in the PR team to help craft that perfect message for a new launch. Wouldn’t it be great if you could simplify the workflow in these cases by integrating your social media management tool with your internal communications? Well, now you can with the... [More]
Our Bluemix Days have been a rousing success in enabling developers to reach higher than ever before. As a result, we've expanded the scope of our Bluemix Days events to include Hackathons, Virtual Workshops, and more. We're also excited to announce our BRAND NEW BD&A Days, now available for signups at ibm.biz/BdEHbC . Link to this infographic ( ibm.biz/BdEs5k).
From Laura DeAtkine, Ecosystem Marketing, Startups, & Academics
Experience the latest in technology at the STEAM Hacker Preview Day
On October 23 rd , IBM and Two Bit Circus are joining forces to bring you an exclusive event featuring IBM Bluemix, Watson and an exciting coding competition. STEAM Hacker Preview Day brings together developers, technology enthusiasts, business professionals, entrepreneurs and engineers for a day of hands-on workshops, interactive experiences and mind-blowing technologies.
STEAM Hacker Preview... [More]
Earlier today, a monumental announcement was made by the City of New York. Digital.nyc is a major technological initiative for New York City, created in partnership with IBM and Gust. As an industry leader of innovation, we're proud to sponsor this platform launched on Bluemix. Whether you're an NYC startup or looking to partner or invest in NYC technology and ideas, digital.nyc is the place for you. https://ibm.biz/BdEBj8
One of the big trends identified in the IBM Business Tech Trends report is the importance of analytics for making decisions across the enterprise. In this video see how students explain how top-performing food chain Chipotle uses data to help it stand out in a crowded market. Students: Kyle Mckinnis Michelle Li Rebecca Woodberry Alex Velasquez Check out the Business Tech Trends webcast featuring business leaders and analysts , or read the report .
Peter Pseilsticker, General Manager of ACE Relocation Systems explains just how important it is to partner to drive business, and the role technology can play in enabling successful partnerships.
Check out the Business Tech Trends webcast featuring business leaders and analysts , or read the report
What are citizen developers? What value do they bring to businesses? How can you best engage with them? This team of SJSU students uncovers all this and more! Featuring: Nicole Griffin Chenyu Wen Gregory Lum Check out the Business Tech Trends webcast featuring business leaders and analysts , or read the report
A brief presentation highlighting the potential for growth within mobile, social, big data, and cloud through the utilization of strategic partnerships as demonstrated by the companies who are "pacesetters" within these fields.
Check out the Business Tech Trends webcast featuring business leaders and analysts , or read the report
IBM Ecosystem Development is excited to announce our collaboration with entrepreneur country Global! With the combined forces of our Bluemix development platform and their entrepreneur outreach, we're able to reach a brand new wealth of entrepreneurs and startups across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Read and share this infographic on what this partnership means for the "Davids" and "Goliaths" of today's ecosystem and industries. ibm.biz/BdFyRA
Earlier, we shared the results of the IBM 2014 Business Tech Trends study and discussed how Pacesetters, and their early adoption of CAMS technologies and business model changes, are achieving their goals. Now, see and share what it takes to be a Pacesetter. http://ibm.biz/ibmpace
Create your own applications using Bluemix and data from the IBM Business Tech Trends Study.
Coming Soon! - Check back on August 21 for full details:
Link to this page: https://ibm.biz/biztechjam
Ensure you have registered for the Sandy Carter webcast on August 21 at 1pm ET and explore the latest cloud offerings at Bluemix.net .
Bluemix BTT APP JAM:
What insights can you uncover from analyzing the IBM Business Tech... [More]
Guest post by Jeff Saperstein, co-founder of CVC Group and co-author of Service Thinking: The Seven Principles to Discover Innovative Opportunities Chief Marketing Officers (CMO's) are experiencing great uncertainty with constant disruptive change: 79% expect a high level of complexity over the next five years and 52% feel unprepared for this complexity. The major sources of these game-changers are Data explosion (77%), Social Media (68%), and Growth of Channel and Device Choices (65%).  So CMO’s are navigating a very complex landscape.... [More]
Learn more and vote for Sandy Carter's SXSW 2015 panel: Geek Girls are Chic! 5 Career Hacks .
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On Thursday, August 21, we'll be broadcasting the results of the 2014 IBM Business Tech Trends study via our Entrepreneur Huddle webcast. Check out this infographic for more about this event or head right to https://ibm.biz/techhuddle to register now!
Celebrate SoftLayer's 1-year anniversary with us! See our plans for 2015, sign up for free trials, attend our upcoming webcast, and more!
To meet the explosive demand for new careers in data -- including data scientists and Chief Data Officers -- IBM is collaborating with universities and business schools to reshape the way that traditional curricula is delivered to students.
How big is the demand? Consider that 4.4 million jobs are anticipated worldwide by 2015.
IBM is helping to ensure the explosive demand for data scientists is met by partnering with 28 different Business Schools and Universities around the country. Working with IBM, these 28 business schools and... [More]
The IBM Linux on Power App Throwdown at Innovate is happening today! We've got 5 finalists vying to win this year's app throwdown, and you can help decide who wins!
All 5 finalists have videos you can check out at our IBM App Throwdown website . Go to the website and click on the TWEET YOUR VOTE button for your favorite finalists!
You have until 2 pm Eastern today to vote !
Here's the name of our 5 finalists. Maybe you know one!
Taken from the SocialBusinessSandy blog .
First there were 25, and now there are just 5. Congratulations to the following teams on becoming the Top 5 finalists of the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge!
GenieMD, Inc. @GenieMD
Majestyk Apps @MajestykApps
Red Ant @Red_Ant
Selected from hundreds of submissions, these finalists stood out for their ability to tap into the powerful cognitive computing capabilities of Watson to... [More]
Taken from original blog post by Rich Griffith
IBM Power Systems is putting data to work! On April 23, we introduced Power Systems built for bigger data demands in the cloud, expanding world's first Linux-based open server ecosystem. This provides you with tools tuned for a platform that boosts productivity and performance by removing constraints imposed by commodity architecture, along with accelerating compute and data-intensive tasks that improves cloud economics.
While I trust that you have already gotten started... [More]
What is the latest innovation happening in the commerce space? How are startups helping retailers and CMOs engage customers like never before?
Attend this webcast on May 22 to learn the latest developments from entrepreneurs in this space.
Congratulations to ClickSoftware for winning the App Throwdown competition at Impact 2014!
ClickSoftware extends over 100 Business Apps for the field service execution industry to IBM users through the IBM Worklight platform. With easy install and deployment, IBM Worklight users have access to a deep repository of enterprise-grade ClickMobileApps which can be interconnected to support various business processes that streamline communication, increase productivity and empower field users with the tools to help them provide great... [More]
#IBMConnections users ask, I do my best to answer, users listen… and the most valuable rises to the top.
To help more users build knowledge and expertise around IBM Connections, here is a concise visual for the top episode from the week of Episodes 26-30.
Download Top Episode PDF to use as a reference.
Episode #26 - When to Use Email vs When to Use Connections
The week's episodes in recap, listen on-demand...
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Sandy Carter IBM General Manager Ecosystem Development, interviews Ben Chodroff of CloudOne at IBM Pulse 2014. They talk about CloudOne’s Sunlight solution created for the App Throwdown. More on CloudOne
Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Ecosystem Development, interviews Mike Little of MyMenu at IBM Pulse 2014. They talk about the use of mobile in the entertainment space and the value MyMenu gets from IBM BlueMix. More on MyMenu
Mobile banking has two key challenges: providing secure access to information and providing easy visibility and access to that information on the limited real estate of a mobile device. IBM MobileFirst offers a comprehensive set of mobile products and services to increase efficiencies and gain a competitive advantage. Security for mobile devices and applications is a critical challenge where voice based authentication can be used for increased speed and customer satisfaction. IBM Worklight has been integrated with speech solutions from... [More]
Dassault Systemes ENOVIA brand is a foundation for the 3D Experience Platform (V6). Each V6 implementation requires a relational database. DB2 advantages include lower total cost of acquisition, lower database maintenance costs, especially when virtualization and sub-capacity licensing are used, lower staff workloads and scalability.
Business Rationale for DB2 over Oracle
The cost savings for DB2 come because DB2 uses less memory, storage and computing time from adaptive compression and faster index performance. Reduced... [More]
Guest review by Jeff Saperstein of The Insanity of Advertising: Memoirs of a Mad Man , Fred Goldberg, Council Oak Books, 2013 The TV series Mad Men has popularized the notion that advertising professionals were cads, clowns, and deviants who beguiled their clients and bedeviled a gullible public into wanting products they did not need. This may have been true of some, but there always have been dedicated advertising professionals who practiced their craft in service to their clients and contributed to continuous product/service innovation for... [More]
Daryl Pereira caught up with Jessica Miller Merrel (Founder, Blogging4Jobs) at SXSW who explained the growing role of social media in the workplace. She explained that managers and business owners need to get over the fear, listen to their employees and consider how to engage their employees and turn them into brand advocates! To learn more, follow Blogging4Jobs
In this conversation between Mark Fidelman, Forbes, and Jeff Willinger (Social Media Influencer) at SXSW, Jeff points out the importance of communicating the right way internally. He suggests that rather than concentrate on email, organizations should consider social portals and intranets. Where do you start? Given that finding information is such a big issue in large organizations, addressing search can be an important first step. When it comes to attracting millennials, having a culture of collaboration in place helps! ... [More]
Mark Fidelman, Forbes, caught up with Joel Comm (serial internet entrepreneur) at SXSW. They talk about why its essential for businesses to be involved in social and why Joel worked behind the counter at Barnes and Noble for a period! Follow Joel’s blog
Mark Fidelman talks to Debra Prywes (VP Marketing and Insight, Unruly) at SXSW 2014. As Debra explains successful social videos compel people to share. How do you get videos to be more shareable? Create an emotional response and give them reasons to share! Learn more about Unruly’s services
Guest blog post from Sandy Carter
Just imagine... you on stage talking about your mobile app solution to thousands of people. Does that sound good to you? If so, I invite you to participate in the IBM Mobile App Throwdown at Impact 2014 !
Earlier this year at IBM Pulse, we held an App Throwdown event where 21 companies submitted their mobile app solutions to be highlighted at the conference in front of thousands of people. It was a great event, and our winner was MyMenu!
Guest post by Keith Gapol. Keith is an experienced operations manager, who enjoys streamlining business processes to improve efficiencies through my passion and commitment for technology in face of the new information frontier.
From over 1200 global startups working with IBM innovation programs, eight global companies converged in San Francisco to compete for the 2013 title of Entrepreneur of the year! Filled with entrepreneurs from around the world, I was taking back by the shear supportive environment the smothered the room!
Right from... [More]
Guest post by Brian Wu . Brian is currently a fifth year student at the University of Southern California pursuing his PhD in integrative biology and disease while performing exercise physiology research in relation to rehabilitation.
Eric Ries @ericries is best recognized for pioneering the Lean Startup movement, a new-business strategy which maximizes a company's potential by allocating and improvising their resources as efficiently as possible. When Crown Business published Eric's first book, The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs... [More]
The AskJim Podcast - answering your questions about IBM Connections with 5min tips, 5 days-a-week.
To help Ecosystem partners better leverage IBM Connections in your organization and with your clients.
Episode #8 question comes from Lauren who asks about how to assign To Do's and alert team members of updates in Activities.
For addi tion al e piso des and/ or t o su bscr ibe and rece ive dail y ne w po sts.
In this conversation with Forbes’ Mark Fidelman at SXSW, Mark Cuban (entrepreneur, Shark Tank co-host and Dallas Mavericks owner) describes why brands should nurture social influencers and provides tips on sports marketing.
The AskJim Podcast - answering your questions about IBM Connections with 5min tips, 5 days-a-week.
Introducing the first episode here to help Ecosystem partners better leverage IBM Connections in your business or organization and with your clients and partners.
Episode #1 question comes from Pamela who asks about how to control file access permissions when sharing sensitive files in IBM Connections.
How do we get back to the way business used to be when we talked to each other? Hear Bryan Kramer (CEO, Purematter) explain in this interview with Forbes Contributor Mark Fidelman:
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In this interview with Forbes Contributor Mark Fidelman, Andrew Grill, Global Services Business Partner, IBM, explains how it’s important to not fixate on a number when it comes to thinking about your influence. He points out that content has a vital role to play.
In the second part of the interview, he talks about the importance of influence inside the firewall, how to use big data internally and the principle of assuming that everything is going to be read.
Check out Andrew on his blog
At Connect 2014 Sandy Carter talks to Beverly Macy of Social Media Radio about key trends in 2014, the importance of an organization's Ecosystem and changes in the B2B space.
Click here for more information on Social Media Radio.
More on IBM Social Business
Sandy Carter catches up with CEO Mark Fidelman of RaynForest at Connect 2014 to discuss trends, challenges and drivers for social business.
Click here for more information on RaynForest.
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Sandy Carter interviews Carolyn Pampino, Director IBM Design Team & Kelly Bailey, UX Designer, IBM Design Team at Connect2014. They discuss all topics about design and how it is driving innovation in IBM.
Click here to find out more about IBM Design
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First, there were 5 finalists: STEALTHbits , Redis Labs , SilverSky , CloudOne , and MyMenu . All of these IBM Business Partners have compelling cloud-based solutions. But one stood out from the rest, and that was MyMenu !
This early adopter of the IBM Bluemix beta is bringing a menu of cloud, big data and mobile to restaurants, at the same time helping to reduce ‘apathy’ induced by downloading a separate app for every restaurant visited.
What a fantastic idea and a creative cloud solution !
Find out... [More]
Day 2 at HIMSS picked up where Day 1 ended: lots of Business Partner activity! Not only that, a group of our Business Partners displayed a true desire to show their association with IBM.
For example, Citius Tech hosted a networking breakfast and solution demo for IBM sellers to underscore the importance of enabling IBM teams on the value and positioning of the Citius Tech solution.
In addition, there were meetings with new partners Remedy Infomatics (Analytics/Cloud), @Point of Care (Potential GEP and Mobile) and CareMobile (GEP... [More]
It was an exciting first day at HIMSS with an overflow at the IBM booth from start to finish! There were 30 booth tours with 166 attendees. Awesome first day!
IBM Business Parters Aginity and CitiusTech showcased their solutions at the IBM booth. And the IBM demo teams directed customers to 16 partners booths showing integration with IBM technologies around the show floor.
There were four partner meetings with Net New partners Foliage (potential AppDev partner), Healarium (Mobile/Social), Cybera (Cloud/Security) and Wellsoft... [More]
Find out what SugarCRM's Larry Augustin has to say about building customer relationships, the Social App Throwndown at IBM Connect and more!
Click here to find out more about SugarCRM .
More on IBM Social Business
Sandy Carter discusses with Avnet Services' Mike Ostrowski about his capabilities to help his clients become social businesses, develop successful strategies in adoption of a social mindset, and more!
Click here to find out more about Avnet Services.
More on IBM Social Business
Guest post by Jeff Saperstein, co-author of Service Thinking and Hult Business School Professor
IBM introduced their Ecosystem Development Division during their Global Entrepreneur SmartCamp final presentations on February 6 in San Francisco. This newly formed Division is charged with providing considerable increased support for entrepreneurs. Here is the model for IBM Ecosystem Development.
Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Ecosystem Development & Social Business Evangelist, introduced herself and the Ecosystem Division... [More]
Calling all Developers and IBM Business Partners ! Come and join us at IBM Pulse 2014, our premier CLOUD event, where we’ll be holding an App Throwdown !
Compete with your best cloud solution and be highlighted in front of Clients and IBM Sales teams during qualifying rounds. The winner will be on the main stage on Day 3 in front of over 8,000 Re-sellers, Clients, and IBM Sellers – giving you the opportunity to reach a new and broad audience !
In addition to sharing your solution with the conference audience, we will... [More]
Guest post by Cecile Poyet who currently leads the worldwide marketing strategy for business partners in retail. She brings more than six years of industry marketing expertise for leading software companies, including in retail, banking, financial markets and government. You can find her on LinkedIn .
This January again, close to 30,000 retailers from around the world gathered in New York City for NRF, Retail’s BIG Show. What was different this year? If you believe Deloitte’s report, Global Powers of Retailing... [More]
Guest Post By Joseph Perry , Manager, IBM Innovation Center Cambridge
For nearly 100 years (since 1914), IBM has had a significant presence in Massachusetts. The largest IBM software development lab in North America is currently located in Littleton, Massachusetts. Additionally, IBM has acquired a number of Massachusetts-based companies, including Lotus and Unica and most recently Ounce Labs, Kenexa and Trusteer.
I am proud to announce today that IBM is enhancing its Massachusetts presence with a new IBM Client... [More]
Imagine if you could build the next-generation personalized shopping assistants to help consumers find exactly what they are looking for. Imagine if you could help doctors navigate the vast body of medical documents to find the better cure for patients. Imagine if you could help passengers better plan their trips by suggesting ideal routes and places to stay.
Imagine no more.
Today we’re proud to announce the launch of the Watson Ecosystem: a cloud-based platform that puts the power of the Watson technology into the hands of... [More]
One of the key challenges facing businesses today looking to activate their employees on social business is dealing with platform adoption. The more the platform is used, the more valuable it becomes. So how do you engage the workforce? As Ian Warner, Managing Director at ISW explains in this interview with IBM VP for Ecosystem Development Mark Hanny, they developed the Kudos Badges peer-to-peer recognition program to help organizations deal with this issue and inject an element of fun into enterprise social networking. For instance, if... [More]
Around 10 years ago, many organizations were looking to knowledge management to help employees leverage the intellectual capital of an organization. Now, with the latest developments in social business (the application of social networking in a business context), businesses are able to overcome some of the issues of rigidity and lack of engagement with knowledge management systems. So says Lim Swee Cheang, CEO of the Institute of Systems Science at the National University of Singapore, in conversation with Mark Hanny, IBM VP of Ecosystem... [More]
AWPL have taken their experience of working with insurance clients across Asia and boiled this into a solution which offers a layer of created processes, templates and integration points with IBM's BPM and FileNet product lines.
What is the value to the customer?
Deployments which would have taken 1 or 2 years to complete can now be wrapped up in as little as 5 weeks, explains Sunil Savara of AWPL in conversation with Mark Hanny, IBM VP of Ecosystem Development.
When it comes to partnering with IBM, Sunil points out that... [More]
By 2017, CMOs will spend more on technology than CIOs according to a recent Gartner study, says Joe Panella of SapientNitro in this discussion with IBM VP of Ecosystem Development, Mark Hanny. Customers now demand an increasingly sophisticated, personalized shopping experience, and its the job of the CMO to meet this need, which involves sourcing the right infrastructure. Experts such as SapientNitro help CMOs navigate the technology space by offering both digital agency and system integrator skills. For instance, IBM's SmarterCommerce... [More]
As Stefan Crisp, Product Marketing Manager at Pronto points out in this interview with Mark Hanny, IBM VP of Ecosystem Development, their solutions concentrate on taking enterprise-grade business intelligence such as IBM Cognos and making this available to smaller organizations that may not have been exposed to business intelligence before.
They simplify the installation process by offering out-of-the-box integration and data modeling which puts analytics into the hands of line-of-business managers, for instance to understand how much... [More]
In this fascinating discussion with IBM VP of Ecosystem Development Mark Hanny, Sunil Subramanian of EDC Creative explains how museums are moving away from static exhibits towards immersive experiences fueled by gestures and augmented reality that brings the subject to life using the latest technologies. For instance in the upcoming KSCA cricket Museum and Experience Center in Karnataka - India, EDC is proposing to create the first of its kind “Hall of Fame” with 3D holographic cricketing legends, allowing fans a degree of interaction not... [More]
Banks in Asia are becoming more mature, in part thanks to expansion in Chinese banks says Eli Shoshani, Senior Vice President of FundTech. In this conversation with Mark Hanny, IBM VP for Ecosystem Development, Eli suggests banks are now demanding an increasingly sophisticated infrastructure, for instance to cope with immediate transactions. The IBM PureApplication System allows Fundtech to support these offerings by cutting the time to value and provide a platform on which financial products can be imagined and prototyped before the build-up... [More]
The fact that we now have access to excellent connected digital devices, whether they be smartphones, PCs, tablets or other devices, has revolutionized healthcare, allowing us to receive treatment wherever we are. Therefore healthcare providers are turning to experts such as Napier Healthcare to help them create environments in which patients feel comfortable and secure using their digital technology to access healthcare services. For instance Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems make it easier for patients to know about their personal... [More]
How does a bank offer personalized offers to millions of customers on the fly? By leveraging the collective wisdom of the bank (all the knowledge across the institution that can contribute to picking the best offer for each customer) to deliver extreme real-time intelligence. Sound like the stuff of science fiction? As CustomerXPs CEO Rivi Varghese explained in conversation with Mark Hanny, IBM VP of Ecosystem Development, infrastructure such as the IBM PureApplication System has a major role to play. Older systems can be replaced or... [More]
Customer needs in banking are changing. Customers now expect warmth and personalized service when they enter a bank. Online this translates into an engaging omni-channel experience with personalized offers. Banks therefore need to have data on individual customer activity that they can access in real-time, says Pedro E. Morales of Grupo PISA. This level of service is transforming the business infrastructure which underpins core banking applications. So in spite of the regulation and compliance, banks are now beginning to look at the Cloud,... [More]
Clients in the analytics space are now maturing. Rather than just observing insights from an analytics package, they now want to see how those insights can be integrated into other applications to derive real, measurable benefits. So says Richard Johnson, Sales Director, Cortell New Zealand in conversation with Mark Hanny, IBM VP for Ecosystem Development. Cortell specialize in business intelligence solutions, adding value to enterprise packages such as Cognos TM1: offering documentation through their QUBEdocs package to supplement the... [More]
What if you could inject all that social media sharing information from your customers into your CRM system? What value would this bring? For one thing, how much better informed your sales team would be about the potential customers they approach. Also your customer service team would be able to prepare for increased call center volume if they detect negative sentiment following a new product launch. These are just some of the advantages explains iZeno Project Director Freddy Soh in this conversation with Mark Hanny, IBM VP for Ecosystem... [More]
Whilst most organizations concentrate on protecting data from outside attack, a great many security breaches are the result of malicious access to information from those inside the firewall, says Vikram Sharma, CEO of QuintessenceLabs. In this conversation with Mark Hanny, IBM VP for Ecosystem Development, Vikram explains how they have taken frontier academic research and turned this into an essential business application. They encrypt sensitive corporate information using keys produced by the world's fastest random generator. ... [More]
In this discussion with Mark Hanny, IBM VP of Ecosystem Development, Mohd Ridzwan Yaakub from National University of Malaysia explains how he has been analyzing the vast amount of user data generated by product websites. He measures both positive and negative sentiment in order to determine a final score for his clients. Previously to construct this kind of analysis would have taken months or years of market research. Mohd also mentions how the National University of Malaysia has been partnering with IBM to build cybersecurity skills. ... [More]
How does a retail organization know that they’ve placed their stores in the optimal location? How does a bank minimize the risk of placing an ATM next to a high crime area?
ESRI has the data that can help. So says Leonard Jayamohan, General Manager Asia Pacific, ESRI in a conversation with Mark Hanny, IBM VP for Ecosystem Development.
ESRI is a leader in Geographic Information Systems – the valuable information that can tie into other analytics to help organizations make smarter decisions.
This data becomes even... [More]
Less than 10% of of sales communication makes it into typical CRM systems. So says Manish Goel, CEO of TrustSphere as he explains how their messaging intelligence solution can listen across email servers and social networks to build on the data from CRM systems to provide a more holistic view of key business processes. For instance, the marketing team can see which leads are not being followed up by the sales team and so drop them back into the nurturing pipeliine. In terms of their partnership with IBM, TrustSphere integrates into... [More]
Keeping Yarra trams or any public transit system running is no simple task. Public transit systems are quickly finding that their greatest asset in tackling challenges is data and smarter infrastructure software.
Click on the image below for an interactive look at how Yarra Trams is improving operations and passenger experience with the help of IBM Smarter Infrastructure software, big data, mobile, analytics and cloud technology.
We have all been there—a broken down train stuck on the tracks, or delays that... [More]
Stream Integration are a leader in data integration and information management. They help businesses develop their business analytics and big data strategies through the development of industry-focused solutions. In this video, Brian Kordelski, VP Sales and Solution Architecture for Stream Integration explains how they spend more time working in the structured and unstructured space, and how customers are demanding more capabilities when it comes to handling big data. More on Stream Integration To see IBM's new big data capabilities in... [More]
One of the most valuable benefits of being an IBM Business Partner is the access IBM’s entire global ecosystem of distributors, application developers, resellers, system integrators and startups. The best way to connect with the ecosystem, is with the IBM Business Partner Locator Tool .
Here is info on why this is important, an example, a video walk-thru and link to the tool
Why should partners connect?
To gain unfair advantage in the marketplace, to reach new geographies, to add new sales routes to market,... [More]
The IBM Global Solutions Directory (GSD) is a central comprehensive catalog of IBM Business Partner Solutions. Solutions can be filtered by a number of criteria including: industry, country, solution area, language, validations and specialities, platforms and more.
Did you know?
Every week, >1000 IBM Sellers and IBM Clients search the directory for solutions.
Every week, dozens of IBM Partners add new Solutions to the directory.
Why is this important? Let me offer 3 key reasons why.
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To better understand what is Smarter Commerce, what do real implementations look like in different industries, how might a partner solution align to the portfolio, or how might a company leverage Smarter Commerce in their business.... this is the best video to date that really provides a great overview.
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In this interview, Tieto’s Annette Ibsen explains the broad portfolio offered by the Nordic company. They deliver solutions for operations centers and data centers, application management, develop industry solutions as well as offering consulting. Using the IBM Rational toolset, Tieto can help companies improve the efficiency of their application development. They use a lot of IBM middleware and infrastructure and concentrate on applying technology to deliver industry-focused solutions, for instance targeting Smarter Commerce and Smarter... [More]