Next week is the annual Rational Software conference: Innovate, and the opportunity to hear Grady Booch, Walker Royce et al share developments (get it? developments?) in the area of Software and System Innovation. Streams range from Application Lifecycle Management, Enterprise Modernization, Application Security and Compliance, to Strategic Planning, and Software and Systems Innovation. Here is your chance to get updated on OSLC, Jazz, and all of the Portfolio pieces that contribute to new business outcomes. As the recent issue of CIO says, IT alignment and IT Value are no longer enough, business outcomes are what matter. (IT Value is Dead, Long Live Business Value -- May 15, 2011 edition)
Oh, and one more thing of interest: The Register reports today that "IBM Guns down Mainframe accelerator in Texas...". So, zIIPs and zAAPs will continue to be used as IBM intended, and under the rules and restrictions that have been set over time.
They sum it up by saying:
"The hired legal guns were blazing, and when the smoke cleared, the US District Court for the Western District of Texas, located in Austin, granted a permanent injunction in favor of IBM in a long-running lawsuit Neon Enterprise Software, killing the controversial zPrime mainframe acceleration program."
well... that settles that I guess... until next time!