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I attended several sessions presented by IBMers at the symposium. Here are some of the highlights and points that I took away from each one, summarizing my live posts from @mirv_pgh on Twitter.
Best Practices for Cloud & Database Security
On Tuesday, Al Cooley, IBM Director of Data Security, spoke on cloud and database security. Security is one of the big concerns that most customers raise about cloud computing.
Some highlights:Intruders tend to go straight for the databases because that's usually where the goods are. Best practices:
Transforming @ IBM: Innovation that Matters
On Tuesday, Leslie Gordon, IBM VP of Application & Infrastructure Service Management, spoke on IBM's own transformational journey as a global IT enterprise. It was interesting for me, as an IBMer to hear about how IBM implemented these changes across the organization.
Transforming your business with Cloud Computing
On Wednesday, Ric Telford, VP of Cloud Computing, spoke on how businesses can win with cloud computing.
There were also some good talks given by Kevin Elder, IBM Business Partner, on Business Analytics, and Chris Pepin, IBM Mobile Technology Evangelist, on Social Business and Mobility Solutions. Brandi Boatner covered those talks and you can follow her tweets about them here - @ThinkBluePR.
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Fastest registration line EVER. I zipped in, and zipped right out with my badge. Good job, @Gartner_Events!
Keynote session was full, and I had to watch it from one of the overflow ballrooms.
Peter Sondergaard, global head of Gartner Research, provided the opening comments, and then we heard from Gartner analysts: Daryl Plummer, Hung LeHong, and Tina Nunno.
You can read more about the Gartner Opening Keynote here.
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I had the great pleasure last week to be in Raleigh with my colleagues to attend briefings on all the various IBM cloud offerings. It was not only very informative, but also a lot of fun for me to talk about cloud computing with my peers. So now I am tasked with contributing to the new ThoughtsOnCloud blog, where professionals from across IBM weigh in to discuss everything from getting started with cloud computing, to addressing the bigger challenges like cloud security. There is also a "question of the day" that is open to all, and I've already put in my two cents there. I would encourage you to check out the blog if you haven't already, and please comment! Thanks.