Faizulla Shaik from Softpath Technologies explains how their solutions work on the challenges organizations face as they grow.
For instance whilst ad-hoc business processes may work with a small team, this becomes an increasing problem as team sizes grow. The same can be said for scattered IT infrastructure which becomes more problematic as the size of the organization increases.
Exigen delivers the core mission-critical systems insurance companies need to do business. In this interview, Exigen’s Lee Fogle explains why he is so excited about IBM PureSystems offerings.
He points out that speed to product deployment is extremely important and that in his thirty years he has seen many custom-build projects fail.
Pre-configuring the components for an insurance product and bundling this on the PureSystems Applications platform represents the opportunity to provide rapid deployment without the risk of custom-build.
Etienne Castiaux is the CTO of Clear2Pay, a payment software company working in the banking industry. They make extensive use of IBM BPM in order to process over 0.5 trillion payments a year for clients such as MasterCard and Santander.
In this video Etienne explains why they are excited about PureApplication solutions and what they will offer banks in terms of performance and pricing.
In this interview John Schlesinger, the Chief Enterprise Architect from Temenos points out that they were one of the first partners to be certified on PureSystems with their banking software running as a System pattern (and shortly an Application pattern) within PureSystems.
In terms of the latest trends in banking, John points out that banks are moving quickly to the self-assisted model where users complete their transactions on the web or on a phone. Whilst this provides a better experience for the customer, it also represents cost savings for the bank. Where it can cost $5 to complete a transaction in a bank branch, the same transaction can cost 10 cents on a laptop and 5 cents on a phone.
Temenos have long been a partner with IBM and currently all their customers use WebSphere MQ.
In this interview, Steve Trammell explains ESRI’s deep expertise in mapping and location.
In terms of the latest trends in the mobile space, Steve points out that everyone now is a “mobile sensor”. This means we can develop applications where users can pass information back to businesses or governments with their location encoded. For instance a citizen could use an app to capture a photo of a broken pipe or graffiti and send this on to the authorities who could issue a work order and let the citizen know that the problem is being addressed.
ESRI was one of the first partners to deploy a PureSystems Application at a client site. As ESRI is available as a pattern in the PureSystems Application environment, Pure customers have the ability to utilize the new geo-event functionality to geo-code and map a data stream on the fly.
PointSource is an IT consulting firm that helps companies develop their enterprise mobility strategy. In this interview PointSource's Stephanie Trunzo explains the importance of design, which she suggests is just as important as an app's functionality.
When it comes to IBM's MobileFirst strategy, Stephanie states that a key selling point is that it spans the entire development lifecycle. This is a move away from the discussion around 'I need an app for X' towards thinking about application development, maintenance, deployment and management.
Stephanie points out that the insurance industry is particularly interesting: there is the potential to cut down on paperwork and processing time, whilst maintaining a system of record through the use of electronic signatures.
AT&T in partnership with IBM offers developers the opportunity to rapidly build and deploy enterprise mobile applications.
We recently caught up with a number of AT&T experts who explained what the partnership means for developers.
Kevin Griffen points out that AT&T see Worklight as a strong platform for the development of B-to-E applications, and for this reason have been producing adapters that enable Worklight developers to quickly adopt some of AT&T’s services. Kevin highlights the new in-app advertising API that gives developers the opportunity to monetize their apps.
Ghiridhar Bhaskara from AT&T's developer program talks about the value to developers of building applications using IBM Worklight together with AT&Ts adapters which open up a number of their RESTful services, including speech-to-text, SMS and MMS.
In this demo Raj Sessetti shows how IBM Worklight and the AT&T speech adapters can be be used to build a professional contact app which can locate a colleague from the address book by speaking only the first name, and then text those details on to a third party using the SMS adapter.
BMC Software helps businesses derive insights from the technologies they use.
As an example April Hickel from BMC explains how major US retailers use BMC solutions to monitor applications across the supply chain, whether that be communicating between a distribution center and head office, or getting information to a store and back. BMC can monitor the SLAs for those applications and ensure the applications are optimized and running efficiently.
April points out that they are particularly interested in the latest IBM MobileFirst announcements as “Everybody wants better access to their applications on their phone or iPad”.
BMC works across IBM’s mainframe and middleware stack covering everything from DataPower appliances to WebSphere Message Broker.
In this presentation, Paul Giorano of Silanis explains how their electronic signature solution simplifies the signing of mortgages and other financial documents, improving customer satisfaction and reducing completion time.
In this presentation, the Vision Solutions team explain the value of their cloud availability offerings. They also discuss the migration challenges of moving to IBM PureFlex and how these can be overcome.
In this interview, Curtis Page explains how Aphinat’s software editor allows developers to rapidly develop web and mobile applications. As an example, new applications can be developed from scratch in under 3 months.
Alphinat are a validated partner on IBM PureSystems and Curtis suggests that this technology is a differentiator as it allows both speed to market and true enterprise-grade deployment.
CrossView offers Cross-channel commerce solutions for retailers. Being validated on the industry framework allows their customers to make quick deployments and demonstrates that CrossView understands the market in which their customers operate.