Cloud enabled technologies and DevOps is a major growth initiative for IBM, so we’re excited to announce that Pulse 2014 will feature a Cloud Enabled Technologies and DevOps stream as part of the Optimizing IT & Service Management Track . These sessions will showcase how enterprises can drive rapid business innovation leveraging private and hybrid models. Points of emphasis will be private cloud implementations, Software Defined Environments, DevOps across the cloud and the value of Open Standards initiatives such as Open Stack and... [More]
IBM recently announced the IBM PureData™ System. This is the third member of a powerful family of IBM PureSystems™ that provide incredible flexibility and productivity to businesses. I’m really excited about using these systems to rapidly assemble some pretty amazing and advanced applications.
To better understand what’s going on here, let’s look at a potential scenario. Let’s imagine that we work at a large company that sells office equipment across the planet. We have several existing systems -- many databases, ERP applications, web... [More]
IBM PureSystems: Ushering in a new era for software and systems delivery
The traditional approach to building IT infrastructure and software— where skilled engineers spend weeks and months to install, configure, build, test and deploy applications, databases, and tools— can no longer keep pace with today’s rapidly changing business and technology requirements. A recent study conducted by Forrester Research, Inc., on behalf of IBM, highlights that 25% of IT projects are deployed over budget and 34% are deployed behind schedule. IT... [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]
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
Douglas Adams , author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy .
The need for speed in the development lifecycle of a product is no longer just desired; it is essential for organizations to remain competitive. While this approach breeds innovation, it also breeds terror of upcoming deadlines.
When I first started working in the telecommunications industry in the early 1990s, the... [More]
Companies who develop products traditionally composed of both mechanical and electrical elements are now finding that to provide the innovative features our population's appetite for technology is demanding, they increasingly need to deliver software-based products. But as embedded software becomes increasingly complex, the challenges in successful product design and development rise.
Products we rely on everyday, such as automobiles, electronics, and medical devices, can have hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of... [More]
A lot of our clients have recognized that IBM’s approach to DevOps makes them faster, more agile, and lean. This approach is enabling them to respond rapidly to customer feedback and bring software-driven innovation to their marketplace faster. They are now recognizing that they can leverage the continuous delivery capabilities of our DevOps solution not only in distributed platform environments, but in mainframe and midrange environments as well.
Steve Farley, vice president of the application development center for Nationwide has... [More]
Helping teams develop anytime, anywhere
Because of all the innovations that software has brought us, everyone expects access to data anywhere, at anytime. This “anywhere, anytime” expectation is not limited to consumers. Software developers increasingly expect to build and deliver within a wider array of environments that embrace individuals, distributed teams and communities, and can include crowdsourcing, outsourcing, the cloud, and whatever is next on the horizon.
Today’s Fall Product Launch for IT solutions is designed to help IT... [More]
The "Systems" perspective: How do we get to real innovation?
Complexity seems to be the arch enemy of product innovation. We frequently hear from our customers statements such as:
Every time I fix something in one place, I break two other things. - Software engineer
It’ll take me ages to determine the impact of swapping this part. - Mechanical engineer
I can’t tell which the version of software is designed for my PCB. - Electrical engineer
The IBM Rational team believes that product and systems... [More]
If you work within IT for a midsize to large business, you’ve probably struggled now and then -- if not daily -- to make sense of the diverse technologies maintained by your department. A mix of hardware, old and new, and a wide variety of software applications, old and new, form a virtual landscape of technical challenges. Maybe you’ve met some of these challenges with creative bridges from one system to another, or maybe you’ve worked with teams of engineers who have risen to the occasion.
You might also be aware that there’s much more... [More]
You have the skills, now get certified with onsite IBM Professional Certification exams! IBM Innovate attendees are eligible to take two complimentary IBM Rational certification exams at the conference testing site. Additional exams are available at the significantly reduced price of USD $100. All current Rational certifications will be available for attendees; in addition, two new certifications will be introduced at Innovate 2014:
IBM Certified Specialist - Rational DOORS NextGen
IBM Certified Specialist - Rational... [More]
Green Hat technology boosts software quality & development agility by Gina Poole As many of you know, the overhead and time required to set up an actual test environment can be a major constraint for software development and delivery teams. The process is time-consuming and labor-intensive, and it’s made worse by the compressed delivery schedules needed in today’s most competitive markets, such as the arena for smart phones and tablets. For the past few years, the IBM Rational team has advocated using a virtualized environment, including... [More]
Recently, IBM's Michael Rowe talked to our training class about the Internet of Things (IoT). He boiled down the Internet of Things to a simple concept: thing sends data to a processing system, which then sends processed information to some person or thing. Repeat this with a few million or billion things and you have the Internet of Things. This made me wonder: am I just a thing ? Or am I a living being? Does it matter to the Internet of Things how alive the thing is?
Usually when we talk of the Internet of... [More]
JazzHub , IBM's web application that enables users to collaborate with others to plan, track, develop, and deploy software in the cloud, is constantly evolving. In addition to JazzHub recently receiving a snazzy makeover, JazzHub has been enhanced to support automatically deploying code to the cloud as well as creating Git repositories hosted at JazzHub. Lauren Schaefer, a web developer for JazzHub, will be leading a session on March 11 to walk you through JazzHub's latest and greatest features.
My name is Dan Griffin -- I work on the marketing team here in IBM's Rational brand. I wanted to take a minute to introduce you to a new character – Ted the Developer. Ted, who happens to look a lot like a stick figure, is currently starring in his own YouTube series to introduce some of the features of the Jazz platform and Rational Team Concert .
We’d love to get your feedback on the videos – and of course would love for you to subscribe to the IBM Rational YouTube channel . Besides Ted, this channel is a great way to stay in the loop... [More]