Why was integrity the number one word of 2005?
Why was autonomic computing the most compelling industry initiative in 2005?
The answer to both questions in part can be found in the definition...
Merriam-Webster's #1 Word of the Year was: integrity
Etymology: Middle English integrite, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French integrité,
from Latin integritat-, integritas, from integr-, integer entire
1 : firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : INCORRUPTIBILITY
2 : an unimpaired condition : SOUNDNESS
3 : the quality or state of being complete or undivided : COMPLETENESS
synonym see HONESTY
IT's #1 industry initiative was: autonomic computing
Pronunciation: "o-t&-'nä-mik k&m-'pyüt ing
1 : firm adherence to a code of open industry accepted standards : INCORRUPTIBILITY
2 : an unimpaired proactive or corrective action : SOUNDNESS
3 : the quality or state of being a complete closed loop : COMPLETENESS
synonym see COOL[Read More]
Industry Solutions and Tivoli
From archive: February 2006 X
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Lauren States, IBM Software Group, Worldwide Sales Vice President, Technical Sales and Deployment, SWG manages an organization of 4000 technical specialists and architects. Susan Puglia, IBM CHQ, Technology & Manufacturing Vice President, Technical Support and Quality manages the worldwide transformation of technical support and the quality management process. George Walsh, IBM Systems &Technology Group, On Demand Business,Vice President,On Demand Systems Environment, manages the ondemand architecture and design. Recently we did a roundtable on autonomic computing which is featured on this month's ondemand ondemand website.[Read More]
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Some say those born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. One such trait is loyalty and one way we exhibit loyalty to ourselves and others is in making new year resolutions to improve personally and professionally. Weight loss programs are a common theme. For my part, I am back to hitting the machines(arghh) at the fitness center in the hopes of burning fat and hopefully not muscle.
In a special 'forecast 2006' issue of Computerworld one of their predictions deals with cost-cutting myths. IT cost cutting by itself as a new year resolution will only be a short term fix with limited value like so many of the crash diet programs you see advertised. The article continues: 'IT cost reduction is greatest when it supports a strategy for more cost-effective IT. In other words, cut the fat and strengthen the muscles and nervous system. Use improvements in technology outsourcing and IT operations to shift the portfolio toward inititives contributing to competitive advantage.'
Enter: Self-Managing Autonomic technologies. the IT diet that 'cuts the fat' with the right exercise program that will 'build muscle and nervous system with increased capability.'
Example: Perhaps one of the largest IT cost challenges companies face today is dealing with downtime. In our 24x7 global culture, any delays are detrimental. Leading the IT industry in taking measures to meet this challenge head-on, Self-Managing Autonomic Technology for problem determination enables self-healing systems that can prevent problems from occurring and accelerate repair time dramatically, thereby minimizing overall IT manageability while keeping businesses up and running. Introduced in 2001, this technology has garnered widespread attention from customers who regard it as a real provider of business value.
Take action! If a more cost-effective IT is part of your new year resolution help is available with a new roadmap of products and services that are designed to evolve complex IT infrastructures, end-to-end, to a more self-managing environment beginning with Self-Managing Autonomic Technology for problem determination today![Read More]
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Her name was ENIAC(Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) and she made her debut on Valentine's day 60 years ago.
ENIAC was the world's first programmable electronic device. This tower of power was 10 feet tall, occupied 2,400 square feet, and had 17,468 vacuum tubes to drive it. Man, I would love to see what my strat would sound like with that many tubes in the amp!