IBM Acquires Webify...and the ShortCut to a New IBM Podcast Series
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Webify's offerings will work with the existing IBM service-oriented architecture (SOA) portfolio to help speed up the delivery of SOA composite business applications. The company's pre-built, customizable SOA assets, semantic models, and policies can help streamline the definition, assembly, deployment and management of SOA-based business services and processes that support industry and semantic standards.
To learn more about this acquisition and its import, go here.
"ShortCuts:" New IBM Podcast SeriesIf you haven't checked out IBM's new podcast series, "ShortCuts," click here to learn more. ShortCuts is a free podcast series that provides technology tips on current trends and issues such as computer security, instant messaging etiquette, and email management.
Each four-minute "ShortCuts" segment begins with a "Question of the Week" geared to listeners of all knowledge and skill levels. Questions in the series range from: "Is it proper etiquette to send a graphic smiley face or 'wink' to my boss?" to "How can I 'unsend' an email?"
Ben Edwards, IBM's new media communications guru who joined us from the Economist magazine, is the mastermind behind this new series and indicated that the ShortCuts podcasts would be distributed from the IBM Web site, as well as via Apple's iTunes and MyYahoo's RSS feeds.
So what's the first short cut? IBM Lotus software engineer Rocky Oliver walks us through the spyware and adware minefield, offering some helpful tips and tricks on how you can clean up your computer's act. Upon a quick listen (the first episode is fast and furious at around 4 minutes), it's actionable intelligence real mortals can use.