is part of Professional services group of IBM/Kenexa, based out of IBM Visakha Hills Lab in Visakhapatnam. He was earlier part of WebSphere development at IBM India Software Labs in Bangalore. Prior to this, he was a consultant at WebSphere BPM Practice. He is a Certified SOA Solution Designer(2007), Certified SOA Associate, co-author of WebSphere InterChange Server Migration Scenarios redbook. He is Member, Board of Studies, Dept of CSE, College of Engineering, Andhra University. He blogs here and tweets, sharing his Social Experience, as the scroll of Life unrolls in the Eternal Enterprise!
IBM Kenexa Talent Suite v1.0 is now available. This suite offers a science-based, socially integrated user experience for workforce development and employee engagement. Refer to this announcement letter for more details on the suite offerings, along with the key differentiators. The suite now offers:
Recruitment technology of IBM Kenexa BrassRing® on Cloud
Onboarding - IBM Kenexa Onboard on Cloud
Assessments (select IBM Kenexa Behavioral Assessments)
IBM Kenexa Talent Manager® on Cloud (performance management, succession management, and compensation management modules)
Social collaboration (SmartCloud Connections)
All of this is software as a service (SaaS) cloud infrastructure.
Click on this 4 minute video to get a preview of how the suite looks like:
Register yourself, and invite your clients to register for this one-hour, live broadcast about our latest Mobile news and products, and a variety of customer and partner success stories. This broadcast provides a clear path showing how organizations can capitalize on mobile opportunities to extend and transform business by quickly and efficiently building, connecting, managing, and securing their mobile environments. This is THE forum to find out about the latest IBM mobile capabilities and how they can change the way businesses connect and interact with their customers and employees.
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration 126.96.36.199 is now available for download. It was released on 4/19 w/ upgrades to physical appliance, hypervisor edition and studio. You can refer to this announcement on how to get the fix from fix central pertaining to your form factor.
You’re interested in cloud computing but you’ve got to have more information before making a commitment. What is it? What technologies enable cloud computing? How do I integrate cloud with my on-premise applications? How complex is this integration?
Find answers to these questions and more by joining us on September 7th @ 11:00 AM EST to kick-off a 4-week series of events to learn how cloud computing with WebSphere emerging technologies can drive greater operational efficiency and flexibility in your business. Events will include webcasts, educational podcasts, and a mini online Jam Session. Mark your calendar now to hear IBM cloud experts from around the world discuss the coolest, most cutting-edge cloud and virtualization technologies from IBM WebSphere. Register to Attend the Kick-Off Webcast NOW!
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After the May's announcement of IBM taking over Cast Iron, IBM is introducing WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH35 V5.1 and is now available from July 29th 2010. You can read the enhancements over here. As you can notice, Cast Iron OmniConnect provides a single robust solution, designed from the ground up to deliver everything needed for cloud or SaaS to on-premise application integration. A 14 page Redguide on the OmniConnect is already out.
IBM announced a new set of online resources and roadmaps to prepare students for jobs of the future. Six new offerings will be available on the IBM Academic Initiative, providing students no-charge access to a host of tutorials, forums, games and other resources. The resources will cover topics such as database technology, Web 2.0, and enterprise systems - hot areas in 21st century computing. You can click here to reach the landing page, which will guide you to the respective offerings.
Few communities in Facebook which could be of interest:
Innovation keeps happening all around us be it at the individual level, community level, or business level. Hear from Nick Donofrio, IBM's EVP for Innovation and Technology, about how IBM is innovating itself, at an interview given to Gartner. No wonder Inspiring Innovation is the theme of the Software Universe event held for the third time in India.
Continuing our announcements/offerings around SOA, Click here to register for the webcast on Oct 9, 2007 at 11:00 AM EDT to 12:15PM EDT. If you wanna email this event to your friend, another click here.
Special Bonus: All registrants who attend the live web seminar will receive complimentary access to the IBM Online SOA Business Value Analyzer.
PLUS, attendees will receive access to the new "IBM Real World SOA Stories Flash Book."
While talking to many people on SOA, I keep hearing questions on the success stories of SOA and availability any case studies for references. One of the best case study is IBM's own business transformation using SOA. There were some five plus cases and each of these are detailed in these series of developerWorks articles. Happing reading!
Last weekend I was in Vizag, along with three of my other colleagues to conduct the IBM Technology Day (ITD) at the College of Engineering(Autonomous), Andhra University. ITD is an initiative under the IBM's University Relations division. The objective being to introduce/update the young technologists on the latest happenings in Technology (in general) and the related tools/products from IBM (in particular). The event saw an audience of 300+ at the opening function, which was held at the spacious auditorium.
After a 20 mins inauguration function, the event was opened by the Rector of the University. We then started by giving an overview of IBM in India and then splitting into two parallel tracks, one on EDA by Subhrajith B and another on Bio-Informatics by Dr Senthivel. This is the first time that we are conudcting a track on Bio-Informatics at the ITD. I've got sometime to move around the campus, catch-up w/ my professors from the EEE dept.
Post lunch we started off with Cell Architecture, followed by an introduction to Autonomic Computing, by Suresh B. Then Suresh slipped into the role of quiz master and conducted a quiz, w/ some gifts (T-shirts) for the right answers. After a quick break for tea/snacks, I continued on SOA and Web-services and the close-out program. It was a great moment for me to be in the campus after a gap of six long years, since my graduation from the same college. I look forward to organize the same event next year. I'm posting here some of the pictures from the event.
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Yesterday I received a note sent by the blogging team let us know about the coool new Google gadgets from devWorks team.
Yon can download the gadget from this devWorks article, by Melinda, devWorks editor, IBM. A must for people surfing devWorks!
Please join Sandy Carter, IBM Vice President of SOA & WebSphere Marketing, Strategy, and Channels for an insider’s perspective into achieving greater business flexibility for competitive advantage. She will be joined by Gary D. Cripps, Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Finance and Information Technology, Delaware Electric Cooperative, Inc., who will give a compelling first-hand account of experiences solving business challenges by using SOA for greater business flexibility. Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Time: 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM GMT Duration: 60 minutes
IBM in India bagged another deal, this time in the real estate space. DLF, with a pyramid symbol and a caption of 'BUILDING INDIA', is the largest real estate company in India. IBM and DLF entered into a 10 year contract, valuing around US$29m. The deal is to transform and manage DLF's IT Infrastructure. As part of the partnership IBM and DLF will also set up a Technology Innovation Council (TIC) with joint participation, to deploy innovative solutions to support world class real estate services. Click here to read more from IBM Press room.
IBM Support Assistant (ISA) V3.0.2 is now available. Getting new product plug-ins (customizable features) and tools is now faster than ever. With this update and the 140+ product plug-ins, customers will be more productive in their efforts to find answers and resolve problems quickly and easily.
How to get the latest version
There are two easy ways to get this latest update to ISA:
If you already have ISA installed, start the application and click on the Updater tab, then click on Upgrades. You will see "IBM Support Assistant" V3.0.2 available. Simply click on the available features and click on Install.
If you do not currently have IBM Support Assistant installed, download the latest version from our website, http://www.ibm.com/software/support/isa
The ISA team would love to hear from you about your ISA experience, so feel free to click on the Feedback link within ISA.
Another landmark deal was closed yesterday by IBM in India with !dea Cellular, a leading GSM mobile service provider in India. The deal would size around US$ 600 million to US$ 800 million over the 10-year period, with some conditions attached to it.
An excerpt from a note sent by IBM's Regional GM India/South Asia:
...The strategic win is a strong testimony of our leadership in the Indian market and the trust clients place in IBM...It further widens the gap between IBM and competition in the Indian communications sector by a huge margin. The proven delivery capability of IBM in the Indian telecom market set IBM miles ahead of competition.
This is a second major deal with a telcom major in India, by IBM, the first one being with Bharti Tele-Ventures, inked in 2004. I like the background music of one of !DEA cellular's ad, in which the connection between to people talking/thinking about each other is shown as zeros and ones(bits and bytes). Some of their TV ads are posted at their site here.
Ankura, a three day tech workshop at NIE, Mysore was organized by a local student chapter of IEEE and the students of NIE. IBM, one of the silver sponsors, received a 3 hr slot to conduct a tech workshop. A manager in ISL, an alumni of NIE, along with IBM India's University Relations team, was co-ordinating the IBM's event. The event was scheduled to start at 10AM, and we had to start from Bangalore early in the morning at around 5:45AM - 6AM. Mysore, is a three hour drive from Banaglore and with the recent four laning of the road, it was a very smooth drive.
I got another chance to spread the benefits of building Open skills and how one can contribute to open source projects. The title of my talk was What OPEN means to YOU!. Two of my colleagues, spoke on Web 2.0 and Autonomic computing. The audience were very attentive and asked really some good questions. I'm posting some of the pictures taken at the event by the organizers and also from one of my colleague. I'm posting the picures in a loop for easy viewing.
We had to move to a bigger hall for the workshop as the initially planned location was housefull and we are expecting more. We (my self and my colleague) were really surprised at the large turnout, since it was Sunday and also the final day of the event. The workshop went on really well with very active participation from the students, who are under grads, post grads and some pursuing PhD. All were really interested in knowing the open source licensing part, how companies make money from open source software and of course, how to get an internship at IBM. At the end of the workshop, we presented some goodies to the winners of the paper presentations, and to few smart guys from the audience.[Read More]
Further to my posting on FOSS.IN, which drew some 4500+ visitors this time, I've got the pic of IBM's stall at the event. The stall set up to educate visitors on IBM's participation/contribution to some of the open source projects including Linux, Apache Geronimo.
One of my team-mate, in the stall was present to educate visitors on WAS CE.
Around 500 visited the stall eager to know more about WAS CE and IBM's contribution towards Apache Geronimo. Several engineering students as well as different companies enquired about more assistance/resources to build skills on WAS CE.
It was definitely a common platform to showcase IBM's
strength in Open Source. I guess Open standards, Open source in a way open minds to open opportunities, a little modification of Bob Sutor's blog title.[Read More]