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.
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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]
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]
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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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
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]
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 .
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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 !
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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]
Meg Selfe, IBM Vice President, Smarter Physical Infrastructure, introduces us to National Instruments, a leader in testing.
Combining forces with IBM allows National Instruments to put customers in the driver's seat. The aggregation of all information within Rational Quality Manager helps National Instruments deliver better products to their customers.
Chris Washington, Application Segment Manager at National Instruments shows us a demo of how their software works seamlessly with Rational Quality Manager.
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In this video, Aviarc’s CEO Shane Mercer explains how their solutions improve time-to-market for applications by providing a platform for the codification of business user requirements.
For instance, user requirements for an app can be output directly as HTML5 which in turn can be used to develop Worklight applications.
Aviarc are partnering with IBM Puresystems to deliver their user experience solutions on this robust cloud technology.
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PointSource is an IT consulting firm that helps companies develop their enterprise mobility strategy. In this interview PointSource's Stephanie Trunzo explains the importance of design, which she suggests is just as important as an app's functionality.
When it comes to IBM's MobileFirst strategy, Stephanie states that a key selling point is that it spans the entire development lifecycle. This is a move away from the discussion around 'I need an app for X' towards thinking about application development, maintenance,... [More]
Buying groceries with micro payments, 29.7 million cell phones and governments investing in smarter cities… no this isn't China or Brazil… this is Nairobi Kenya…. Africa.
On May 8, IBM will open the third IBM Innovation Center in Africa, in Nairobi Kenya. A first of it's kind, the center will be a world class Research Lab, Client Center and IBM Innovation Center for partners.
The opportunities in Africa are larger and more interesting than you might expect. In fact, you should go to the opening for... [More]
A very solid case could be made for the term "Cloud" to be added to the next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. The term Cloud, referring to the benefits and approach associated with internet based computing, has long spread its wings beyond the vernacular of the IT industry for mainstream recognition amongst, well, most people at your next social gathering. While consumer recognition of the benefit of cloud services is high, my experience visiting enterprise clients throughout Asia Pacific, is that many organizations continue... [More]
Great example of how IBM + our partners are helping deliver real world outcomes for our customers. In this case, the location is Memphis, TN where the dedicated men and Womena of the Memphis PD have been able to reduce serious crime by 30% thanks to an analytics solution by IBM and Business Partner ESRI. See the full story here and share it with your customers! http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/leadership/memphispd/ In the city Memphis, violent crime was increasing at a rate of 2.5 percent, citizens were growing concerned and the police... [More]
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.
A What You Need To Know Special
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 .
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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]