Whether you want to migrate completely or create a bridge between your current IBM Rational products and the IBM Jazz products, the following guide can help you to learn about the different options you have from a technical point of view. Toward the end of last year a new feature, IBM Rational ClearCase Version Importer, was added to IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC). This tool is now shipped and included at no charge with IBM Rational Team Concert V4.0.5 and higher. ClearCase Version Importer is a one-way data replication tool... [More]
Can't attend Innovate 2014? No worries...we've got you covered! You can follow all of the general sessions, keynotes, and the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge from the comfort of your desk. Grab a cup of coffee and tune into ibm.com/innovate for the latest, breaking news, announcements, client success stories, strategy and thought leadership direct from sunny Orlando! Innovate 2014 live stream schedule (EDT)* Monday, 2 June General Session 08:00 a.m. - 09:30 a.m. Innovate@SPEED Live Keynote 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.... [More]
It is hard to believe that the term “DevOps” has been around for nearly 7 years. Both the name and the concepts behind DevOps caught on quickly, and now an entire industry complete with methodologies, new job titles, tools, and vendors exist to support it. Given that DevOps includes automating as much of your software delivery lifecycle as possible, this is no surprise. Source code management, continuous integration, test automation, service virtualization, deployment automation, security, provisioning and... [More]
Tough economic times, it's time to think about how to make your business more agile Is your team working to make your business more agile? IBM’s Business Agility ( follow #BizAgility on Twitter ) initiative responds to the rapid pace of change today’s businesses must manage in their networks, partner and supplier relationships, customer preferences, and market fluctuations.
This October, IBM Rational will join product and service offerings from the Tivoli and WebSphere brands to help you reach new heights in... [More]
Simplify IT with Application Portfolio Management As software plays an increasingly critical role in the business performance of corporations, IT faces considerable pressure to support new business initiatives while cutting costs. Over the last 30 years, billions of dollars have been invested in software applications, but typically these investments are poorly leveraged. Too often, a complex and poorly understood application portfolio consumes a large percentage of IT funds, leaving IT leaders challenged to find the funds needed for business... [More]
It wasn’t that long ago that I began writing about DevOps and how I envisioned clients leveraging lean and agile principles across the software delivery lifecycle in order to dramatically improve the speed, frequency and efficiency of delivering software. Since that time, I have seen a tremendous growth in the adoption of DevOps and a true groundswell of support from clients, industry leaders, business partners and research firms. At events around the world, including the recent IBM InterConnect event in Singapore, companies are... [More]
A few weeks ago I wrote about my test
drive of the new Chevy Volt. One of the first “wow” moments a driver
has in that car is when you first begin to interact with the dashboard.
Information is a presented in a way that matters to the driver – even
though the car’s computer may have to crunch thousands of numbers and
run through multiple diagnostics, what the driver cares about is the end
result – “What’s my energy efficiency?” or “What’s my battery charge
level?” I’ve recalled the Volt dashboard this week as we released the... [More]
IBM Pulse 2014 has been full of exciting announcements - including several announcements around Rational offerings and DevOps solutions supporting the IBM Cloud initiative, plus exciting new capabilities for Mobile development. IBM DevOps Services ( JazzHub ) optimized for Codename: BlueMix (open beta) . New capabilities in JazzHub capitalizing on the learning from more than 5,500 projects to provide an end-to-end DevOps solution in the cloud with an open, integrated rapid development experience that scales. Bluemix is... [More]
Imagine a world where managing, monitoring and migrating your WebSphere environments is just a natural part of day-to-day operations instead of the all-too-common challenging events they are today. Manually maintaining a large WebSphere Application Server (WAS) installation can be time consuming, error-prone and becomes more and more risky as you advance from development to production. Migrating to a new version of WAS can also be a huge undertaking, if done manually. The time spent configuring the new installation and deploying all... [More]
Over 8,000 business leaders, decision makers and topic experts from financial institutions, multinational corporations and technology partners are preparing to meet at SIBOS 2016 in Geneva to discuss business strategy, build networks and collectively shape the future of the financial industry. At SIBOS, IBM is taking a leading role in helping banks deliver engaging digital experiences for their clients and accelerate their digital transformation. Here are some of the highlights: Ginni Rometty –will be center stage at SIBOS’16... [More]
Executing a Successful Mobile App Strategy Highlights from IBM Impact 2012 conference Impact 2012 conference is full of mobile content! Rational mobile experts are talking about the challenges of mobile application development/delivery and the tools and solutions from IBM for successfully managing the lifecycle. You can learn more about: How do you develop for and test against multiple platforms effectively? How do you align business and development? How do you gain control of your development process and accelerate time to delivery? If you... [More]
If you don’t have the right tools for quality management in place when you are working on a project, you could end up facing some tough challenges. About four or five years ago, I worked for a defense company in Turkey where I was responsible for configuration management and IBM Rational tools maintenance activities for the IBM Rational DOORS , Rational ClearCase , Rational Rhapsody and Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) products. One day, our test team started to complain because they were having some problems... [More]
Over the last decade, software developers have made a number of significant transitions in software development. Many developers have shifted platforms, from client/server to windows to mobile and then on to cloud platforms and they have shifted methodologies from waterfall to agile. At the same time, we have shifted from "build it yourself" to "assemble from parts" as open source technologies have proliferated. We don't know how fast software development productivity has been rising, in part because we can't really agree... [More]
Smarter. Flatter. Intelligent. Interconnected. Instrumented. We all agree that the world is changing. More likely than not you're building products or services that are driving this evolution. But are you prepared to lead? How can you prepare and win in the age of Smarter Products and Services ?
By Dominic Tavassoli and Pierre Coyne . Delivering innovative products and services that transform the way we live, work, and play You hear about IBM's 100-year anniversary and the evolution of the technology from the Industrial Revolution... [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 Things, we... [More]