Information on Demand
DavidBBartlett 0600017MDJ 464 Visits
I am with thousands this week who have descended into the very busy city of Anaheim, California for the IBM Information on Demand Conference, 2006. Information on Demand is all about providing the right information to the right people or process at the right time.My session in Anaheim focused on driving more value in Information on Demand with self-managing autonomic technology. I met with customers, business partners, and other IBM colleagues to explore how to deliver information without disruption from todays' most complex infrastructures. We discussed how the latest autonomic innovations including those found in DB2 and Tivoli are meeting this challenge in areas such as problem determination, intelligent configuration and optimization. I always learn so much from these conferences, new insights, applications, and ideas from other attendees. One company that I was particulary intrigued in yesterday was Stratavia that provides autonomic management of databases. Stratavia invited me over to their hospitality suite at the Annabella where we did a deep dive into their product capabilities and explored how they are 'elevating the art of database administration.' The final art that I enjoyed yesterday was the performance of Gladys Knight, part of the conference (and yes, the answer to my last blog question.) I grew up with Gladys Knight and the Pips and it was great to hear her songs come alive again last night(and this morning.) I woke up singing Midnight Train.... Oh yes, she can still sing in a way to move your soul.