Announcing JazzHub: Rational Team Concert in the Cloud for Academics
Hi, Dan Griffin here. You may remember me from my earlier posting about Ted the Developer . I wanted to share with you some really exciting news that we just announced at Innovate 2011 regarding Jazz.net and our Rational Team Concert product.
As you may remember, professors and academic researchers can register at the IBM Academic Initiative to gain free access to an impressive library of full-version software and course modules including Rational Team... [More]
The economics of mobile application testing
The year 2011 seems to be when a lot of companies are motivated to extend their business applications to support mobile devices. I get asked about how IBM Rational supports mobile application development at least once a day (usually more often than that!). As new smart phones and tablets are projected to become the "client of choice" for internet access ( ZDNet: As Microsoft's monopoly crumbles, its mobile future is crucial ), business application support for them will only intensify in... [More]
If you’re a software developer, project manager, or business leader responsible for software design and delivery, you’re probably too busy to follow the trends in every industry where software is at the center of competitive differentiation. Naturally, because that would be just about every industry. Whether you work in the IT space, or in one of many industries where embedded software is taking systems design to new heights of innovation, the world of development and delivery is a global beehive of partners, stakeholders, and consumers. The... [More]
Innovate 2011: Daily top 5 – Wednesday, June 8
It’s hard to think that Innovate is almost coming to a close and I want to make sure you get to make the most out of the 1.5 days we have left.
Top 5 things you should check out today
Morning general session: You’ve been hearing about innovation and the importance of software all week. This morning we’re showing you one of the ways software has contributed to the amazing advances in technology. At 8:00 a.m. today, come down to the Pacific Ballroom to watch as our 4 contest... [More]
Innovate 2011: Daily top 5 – Tuesday, June 7
Software is the competitive differentiator! Yesterday, Gina Poole, VP Marketing for IBM Rational, joined comedian/actress Felicia Day (“The Guild”) in hosting a session focused on enabling organizations to gain the winning advantage through Software and Systems Innovation.
Kristof Kloeckner, IBM Rational General Manager, opened with the IBM Rational vision: using integration, collaboration and agility to combat complexity and risk, releasing an organization’s ability to innovate. He... [More]
Business Partners make a splash at Innovate 2011
W're currently celebrating our 14th year of IBM's Innovate and many IBM Rational Business partners are issuing some great news this year. Many are announcing that they have achieved 'Ready for IBM Rational' technical validation as well as other exciting news.
Ready for IBM Rational software validation enables organizations to demonstrate and validate the integration between tools and the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform. As a validated provider an organization can gain valuable... [More]
Improving collaboration, tackling complexity
Innovate 2011 showcases ways to handle the intricacies of systems and software delivery
If you’re old enough to have observed the growth of the Internet over the past 15 years, you’ve seen an amazing rise in complexity of information, patterns of interdependency that -- while not technically infinite -- seem to rival the complexity we find in nature. In the same era when we’ve unlocked the human genome with advanced computing power, we’ve also created our own highly complex, interwoven system... [More]
Innovate 2011: Daily top 5 - Monday, June 6
Welcome to Innovate 2011! In these daily updates you’ll find some quick highlights of the things in the day to come along with some of the things you may have missed the day before. Most importantly (for attendees anyway) are the session updates which will be found at the bottom of each post – including room changes and cancellations.
Also, if you can't attend don’t forget to follow along with Innovate conversations .
Top 5 things you should check out today
Day 1 general... [More]
10 ways to get social at #ibminnovate
We know big events are sometimes tough to navigate. And trust me, Innovate is going to be a BIG event. Fortunately for you, the social media team at Rational is here and ready to help you. We've made it a point to study up on everything that's going on to make sure we have (almost all) of the answers when you need them.
To top it off we have a few fun things you might want to check out if you're lucky enough to be joining us in Orlando - and even if you're not.
So, read on to find out all of the... [More]
Ask the experts at Innovate 2011
You ask the questions, we provide the answers
The best part of any event is when you’re given the opportunity to get the answer you came looking for. With tech, things are changing constantly – we’re never in the same place twice – and it’s hard to stay on top of every new innovation.
As part of this year’s Innovate, we’re changing the format of our expert panel – we’re giving you control .
Our host, Walker Royce, will be leading the discussion, but will taking his cues from you.
Need an... [More]
A complete Power Solutions guide to Innovate 2011
We’re less than 2 weeks until Innovate and we know that with 18 different tracks, making the decision on which track to follow can sometimes be difficult. Luckily, I know the ins and outs of at least one of them – the Power Systems track – and I’m giving you the rundown on everything we have planned. Take a look at the highlights below and feel free to leave any comments if you have questions or suggestions!
I look forward to meeting you soon.
Highlights for Power Systems... [More]
A new level of collaboration
Liquid architecture. It's like jazz - you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something... -Frank Gehry
I really like this quote from the architect Frank Gehry, because it ties something we often think of as rigid - architecture - with something we think of as flowing and free-form - jazz music. When you think about it, architecture needs to be alive and flowing because it’s about people, whether it’s for business, a residence, or a public space. When we work together building... [More]
Are you a Champion?
Throughout history, the word “champion” has conjured images of warriors and athletes. While those images are often accurate, IBM is hoping to modify that definition.
To us a Champion is a person who evangelizes whatever they’re passionate about. That could be athletics, but it could also be technology.
To drive this point home, we’ve launched The IBM Champion Program which is a program designed to recognize thought leaders in the technical community.
IBM Champions will be recognized for their leadership... [More]
Systems engineering at IBM Innovate
What makes a smart product smart?
You do. Yes, of course, it’s the software, but who integrates the software to ensure the product does what it should?
Software is useless unless and until it actually operates on something, typically within a complex system or even within a system of systems. Fortunately, the massive complexity associated with developing smart products can be managed with systems engineering. Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary approach to creating large, complex systems... [More]
Advancing software-driven technical innovations and business outcomes
Hi Invisible Thread blog readers. My name is Peter Spung, and I've had the great pleasure to be in the software industry for nearly 30 years. Over that time, I've seen amazing technical advances in the field.
For example, when I studied Artificial Intelligence in school, a system like IBM's Watson that recently competed on Jeopardy! was pure science fiction, much like HAL in the move 2001: A Space Odyssey. That software intensive systems could have come this far,... [More]