You may remember, I mentioned that there were a number of articles in progress on the system z10 Server. In the interim, the IBM Systems Journal and the Journal of Research and Development have merged, and those z10 articles are now available in issue #53 at this site. I was going to dedicate this blog to highlighting some of the articles in this issue, but I wanted to take a moment and share with you some of the progress that has happened in the last 90 days since IBM’s Sam Palmisano, gave his speech at the Council on Foreign Relations back in November on a Smarter Planet; the largest Enterprise System we humans deal with.
Since then, there is incredible amount of information, which has been made available both on the general IBM site, and some pretty amazing visibility through the media and Internet channels. On CNN, Sam had his first TV interview wth Fareed Zakaria, and on CNBC, we saw him with our new President Obama. If you look at YouTube, there are many new videos related to a Smarter Planet and what it means across industry, business, technology and society. Smarter utilities, telecommunications, energy, money, retail, infrastructure and more are being highlighted at the IBM and other sites including:
· A new blog called: Building a Smarter Planet
· YouTube: see the IBM socialmedia Channel
As I walked through these stories of Smart power grids, traffic management, new approaches to telecommunications, financial systems, food distribution and other solutions, I started to realize that this may be not only the largest initiative from IBM in decades, but a real tipping point for technology being applied to the world in a meaningful way. Whether you are an IBM employee, Business Partner, customer, or a citizen of the world, this initiative will affect you, and it is worth starting to understand what it involves and where it is going. I highly recommend taking the time-- I think you will be inspired.