In this presentation, Gene Fiorina from the WebSphere Education team explains the importance of education in implementation of WebSphere solutions: if you add 9 hours of training to your project plan, you can go from a 50% to an 80% success rate, so it is well worth the investment.
He also shows latest education delivery mechanism, including an iPad app.
In this conversation, Sandy Carter, VP Social Business Evangelism at IBM and Wendy Arnott, VP Social Media and Digital Communication at TD Bank discuss the increasing role of social business.
For instance, they touch on how social can be used to build a culture that focusses on the customer, or how businesses across a country can use social networking to build out local ecosystems. On the popular question of ROI, Arnott explains how social can save time right the way up to the executive level. Collaboration is key. At TD Bank the project management group work across the whole organization, and have taken to using IBM Connections to share knowledge and bring teams together.
More information on their upcoming talk at IBM Impact on May 1 at 10.45am in Delfino 4105:
Description: Social Media has come a long way from the early days of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We have all felt its impact in marketing and public relations, but the pace is accelerating and the drive to harness social tools for business process improvement is more important than ever. How does a company apply socialtechniques to their business to see the same advantages in customer service, HR or product development (and more!) as we did in marketing? How do companies become a Social Business? Using actionable frameworks and case studies, Sandy Carter, IBM Vice President, Social Business Evangelism and Sales, will discuss how you can create your own Social Business Agenda for greater competitive advantage in 2012. She will be joined by Wendy Arnott, Vice President Social Media & Digital Communications, TD Bank Group, who will share the success TD Bank has realized on their journey to becoming a true Social Business.
Check out this 10-minute video overview of some of the great things you can expect at Impact 2012 from Duey Patel, IBM Software Services for WebSphere Business Executive for North America, and host Chris Rothemich. Register for 1-on-1 client clinics; come to the Product Technology Center for Meet the Experts sessions and Hands-On Labs; attend over 80 ISSW-led technical sessions; and engage with IBM services experts face-to-face. ISSW at Impact: Overview video
A great discussion on mobile trends and challenges with Greg Truty, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for IBM Mobile Foundation, and Roland Barcia, IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO, Mobile and WebSphere Application Infrastructure, IBM Software Services for WebSphere.
Scott Francis, CTO for BP3 and an IBM Champion speaks to Scott Laningham about business process management, how the transition of Lombardi into IBM has affected their business and the impact mobile devices are having on BPM.
Scott explains BP Mobility: their demo connecting business processes with mobile apps, and how Worklight has simplified deployment and security.
As Scott says, “Mobile changes the way you look at business processes and makes possible interactions that just weren’t possible previously.”
In this series of interviews with developerWorks Editor Tom Young, Vijay Dheap, Global Product Manager for Mobile Solutions at IBM discusses the unique challenges of securing mobile devices and the steps companies should take as we move into the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) era.
Judith Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz and Associates, which provides consulting on the business value of emerging computing technologies, gives some of her predictions and thoughts on new technologies. Judith believes that "cloud is the new internet," and "this is the year of mobile applications."