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June 28: Architecting Smarter Banking Solutions with IBM CICS and Rational Tools - Register here
June 29: Collaborative Design Management with Rational Software Architect and Rational Rhapsody - Register here
Architecting Smarter Banking Solutions with IBM CICS and Rational Tools
Webcast date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011; 11:00 AM ET
Update GRUG on latest CICS and RDz solutions with focus on Banking sector.
Financial institutions are facing tremendous challenges to adapt, yet often have siloed and constrained legacy systems that are not well suited to a world that is flatter, riskier, and smarter. Watch how the New features in CICS and Rational Developer for System z facilitate adapting existing systems to leverage modern SOA, Web 2.0 and mobile technologies, to achieve flexibility and speed development while still maintaining best practice architectural principals. Utilizing these new features can be easy and non-invasive to the existing systems, so you can adapt while maintaining stability and robustness. Come see how new updates from Rational and CICS support implementing.
Catherine Moxey is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member in CICS Strategy and Planning
Dave Myers is the System z Application Development Tools Product Line Manager
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Collaborative Design Management with Rational Software Architect and Rational Rhapsody
Webcast date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011; 11:00 AM ET
Software and system architecture and designs help resolve the inherent complexity of intelligent, interconnected and instrumented solutions, but there are numerous challenges that go beyond solution complexity. The extended team of subject matter experts is needed to provide insights and feedback on these designs to make sure the solutions meet the right market demands, satisfy customer needs and deliver the expected quality. Everyone from business analysts, stakeholders and other team members need to be involved from the early stages of development. There's also a need to introduce traceability of designs to requirements and work items and ensure the communication and understanding of plans across stakeholders, architects, operations and beyond.
Levering the Jazz foundation for collaboration, Rational's Collaborative Design Management capabilities aim to extend Rational Software Architect (RSA) and Rational Rhapsody to allow you and your teams to search, browse, comment, discuss, and review your designs from both the existing rich clients as well as from a new Web client just for design management. Capabilities for linking the design artifacts to other lifecycle artifacts through Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) interfaces and for visualizing those traceability links are also key reasons a CDM solution is right for organizations facing complexity issues of all types.
Attend this webcast to learn more about these new capabilities and ask questions directly from our leading experts.
Don Yantzi, IBM Rational
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IBM Rational Software Architect and IBM Rational Rhapsody have been extended with new Collaborative Design Management capabilities released last week, enabling teams to collaborate on their software and systems designs and integrating design into the lifecycle.
From a support perspective, we wanted to highlight some of the key areas to find more information on these features. For technotes and other support generated content, you will be able to find Rational Software Architect Design Manager and Rational Rhapsody Design Manager documents in the respective Support Portal family pages for Software Architect and Rhapsody:
For even more information, the following three links will take you to the respective locations on Jazz.net and developerWorks:
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In the end of May, IBM significantly updated the IBM Fix Central support site with improvements to make this worldwide, consolidated download site for all IBM product fixes even more efficient and useful for our clients. Some changes are refinements our clients have requested, others are new features to improve the efficiency and speed with which you access your fix downloads.
Read on for a quick rundown of new capabilities to look for in IBM eSupport's IBM Fix Central Release 10.2 blog article
To experience these recent updates, visit the IBM Fix Central support site or the IBM Support Portal's Downloads page.
For more information about all of IBM's Electronic Support sites and tools, please visit: http
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Imagine my surprise when I came in to work Wednesday morning and saw the visit count on the prior day's post (Twenty seven new downloads now available!) showed over 800 visits! From my use of an exclamation point in that previous sentence, I'm sure you can discern that 800+ visits on a single post in 24 hours isn't typical for this blog, and is particularly high for what we'd consider normal levels of traffic.
This pleasant surprise got me to thinking: what specifically about that post resonated so greatly that warranted such a high visit rate?
We've posted technical content like this before with somewhat tepid results, and conversely we've posted op/ed type pieces with similarly high results, leading me to think that one type of content over the other isn't entirely the driver here. Perhaps it is the time it was posted, or perhaps the day it was posted? We HAVE seen posts made earlier in the day tend to see higher visit counts than posts made later in the day... and Tuesdays/Thursdays do tend to bubble up as higher traffic days as well.... but I still can't get away from the idea that I'm still missing something relating to the specifics of the content we are publishing out...
So I'm coming to you, our audience, to ask you to answer two very pointed questions:
Helping us with these two questions will, of course, result in providing you with more focused content particular to what you find valuable and helpful!
And, in case you may feel a bit unintentionally duped by my title of this particular post, hoping to find even more downloads similar in fashion to the post referenced above, have no fear; here's a few more which hit our streams over the past two days:
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Have no fear, once again we are here to help keep you up to date with the latest and greatest information! We've posted the last of all the replays available, so now you can go back and review the great ones you had attended or listen for the first time to the ones you may have missed! And, with the release last week of CLM 2011, the latest replay should be even more timely for you:
Have any ideas for what you'd like to see in upcoming Open Mic sessions? Let us know! To suggest a future event, you can leave feedback directly in the comments here...