A manager's thoughts on Thoughts On Cloud
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A manager’s thoughts on Thoughts On Cloud
By Jim Palistrant
I tell everyone I have a great team and I mean it. They work well together and help each other as needed to get the job done. Our solution portfolio includes Cloud offerings such as SmartCloud Orchestrator, performance management offerings in the Application Performance Management area and SmartCloud Control Desk, a unified asset and service management software . We typically but not always focus on building and delivering ‘enablement assets’, a catch-all phrase for workshops, classes, videos, Proofs of Technology, PULSE (in 2015 InterConnect) labs .. the list does go on.
Erik Anderson has produced a series of popular blog articles on explaining Cloud computing concepts to people who might not have an in-depth technical knowledge of Cloud. I find them informative and interesting. They are:
The response and feedback have been good. If you have not had the chance to read them, I recommend them, especially if you have a need to explain Cloud computing to a relative.
Maamar Ferkoun, another team member, also produces wide ranging blog articles for Thoughts on Cloud. A few of his more recent entries discuss IBM’s Service Engage, combining Cloud and other emerging technologies as well as industry-specific articles:
As you can tell, the enablement team and the Thoughts on Cloud posters are looking at ways to help customers understand underlying technology and the business value IBM solutions deliver. I encourage you to spend a few minutes taking a look at Thoughts on Cloud.
Jim Palistrant is the manager of the technical enablement team for a variety of Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure solutions. He has been involved with software in a number of roles throughout his IBM career, including development, product management, marketing, training and management. He is the co-author of Visual Modeling with Rational Software Architect and UML. He is on Twitter at @TalkToJimP.