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. As with all events, purposeful pre-planning pays... [More]
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. We’ve narrowed it down to the top 9... [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 nominate... [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 works! Apps will... [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 , General Manager... [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 announcement of... [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 Day is part of... [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. Christine Pfeilsticker Gabriela Silva Joyce Tsan Mahipreet Jral 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. Amanda Houston Michael DiBernardo James Fitzpatrick 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 Trends data? Create your app, discover your... [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 . Tweet about your vote for Sandy Carter: https://ibm.biz/BdFs93 Share this infographic with friends and colleagues: https://ibm.biz/BdFs9T
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! https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/industry-solution-partners/entry/sl1year