IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Varicent
Software Incorporated, a leading provider of analytics software for
compensation and sales performance management. Varicent software automates and
analyzes the collection and reporting of sales data across finance, sales,
human resources and IT departments to gain efficiencies, uncover trends and
improve sales performance. The acquisition accelerates IBM's Smarter Analytics
capabilities across line of business operations in all industries, and will be
combined with IBM's existing software offerings that are delivered to clients
through on-premise or cloud computing models.
The software enables clients such as banks, insurance companies, retailers,
information technology and telecommunications providers to more accurately
determine compensation, streamline territory assignments, manage quotas, and
report and analyze sales activities. The software also strengthens audit and
compliance readiness and provides transparency for all aspects of incentive
IBM will combine Varicent with its research and development and prior
acquisitions including Algorithmics, Clarity Systems, OpenPages, Cognos and
SPSS, to expand IBM capabilities in business analytics and optimization across
finance, sales, and customer service operations. These acquisitions are part of
IBM's larger focus on analytics, which spans hardware, software, services and
IBM Power Systems er en dynamisk platform, der altid er i rivende
udvikling. Derfor vil det glæde os at se dig til årets IBM Power Event, hvor vi
præsenterer nye muligheder for at samle og integrere flere opgaver på Power.
Nye Power-tools – optimeret
Med Power har du lagt grundstenen til en intelligent infrastruktur, der
kan vokse i takt med din forretning – og ikke mindst optimere den. Ved hjælp af
Linux og de nyeste Power-værktøjer får du endnu bedre muligheder for at
konsolidere og virtualisere din infrastruktur og gøre din IT mere
IBM Collaboration Solution (ICS) og partnere (IntraVision, Inopi, Opus Neo
og Symfoni) står sammen bag Social Business 2012 - et formiddagsevent der
afholdes torsdag d. 24. maj 2012.
Arrangementet afholdes i Dagmar Biografen i København,
fra kl. 8:30 - 12:30.
Der er mange misforståelser og fejlfortolkninger af social business
begrebet, som vi ønsker at mane i jorden. Formålet med eventet er, at køre IBM
og vores Social Business Partnere i stilling som thought-leaders inden for
Efterfølgende vil eventet blive fuldt op af
en række webinarer mv. der skal lede kunderne videre til en dialog der er mere
relevant for netop deres virksomhed.
er bygget omkring 3 talere, der hver især diskuterer et vigtigt element i
Social Business begrebet:
1) Tendensen i
samfundet om at være social i vores adfærd - og hvilke værdier det giver i et
2) Den kultur- og
organisationsændring der kræves af virksomheder for at imødekomme denne sociale
del af vor tids og fremtidens ansatte.
3) Et eksempel på
hvordan en stor organisation (IBM Danmark) har startet på rejsen- hvorfor vi er
startet, hvilke udfordringerne vi har mødt, og ikke mindst den værdi vi har fået
ud af det.
"Social" konceptet er et buzz-word i medierne, og vi vil gerne hjælpe
jer med at tage den dialog med jeres kunder. Vi har bygget en social
Social Business vil blive diskuteret ud fra
et forretningsperspektiv, og hvordan Social Business som koncept kan integreres
og give værdi til virksomheder - og dermed er målgruppen for dette event alle i
LOB, C-level, både inde for IT, Salg, R&D og Marketing.
Hvis dette arrangement har din interesse så
send en mail til Casper Hansen med navn, emailadresse og firma på firstname.lastname@example.org senest d. 2/5 2012
and ZSE Create Virtual Green Highway for Electric Vehicles E-Mobility
Project Identifies EV Charging Station Options between Two Cities
announces it has teamed with Západoslovenská energetika, a.s.
(ZSE), the largest distributor and supplier of electricity in
Slovakia, on a smart energy “feasibility” study that will help
prepare the capital city Bratislava for electric vehicles (Evs).
e-mobility technology, the study will help identify the possibilities
of connecting two neighboring metropolitan areas – Bratislava,
Slovakia and Vienna, Austria with a "green" highway. This
highway will interconnect the two cities with a network of public
charging stations for electric vehicles.
study is part of a larger pilot project - VIBRATe' (VIenna BRATislava
E-mobility), a first of its kind in Central Europe, with a goal to
reduce emissions with a smarter, energy efficient transportation
system. Currently, the average combustion engine produces about 45 kg
of CO2 per year during the route from Vienna to Bratislava.
the highly competitive world of telecommunications, the players need
accurate and up-to-date information to manage their businesses,
exploit new opportunities and keep customer churn to a minimum. In
2006, when Virgin Media formed as a single business from the merger
of Virgin Mobile, NTL and Telewest, the company found itself with a
mixed inheritance of business intelligence tools. Realizing the
importance of pulling them together fast, the company immediately set
about looking at the best way to create a more effective single
system that could serve the whole business. A purpose-built,
high-performance Netezza data warehouse appliance makes advanced
analytics on very large data volumes simpler, faster and more
An event for European Consultants and System
Date: May 3rd - 4th, location: IBM Montpellier, France
Cities today are confronting serious challenges that can
affect their economies, competitiveness and ability to deliver core
services to citizens. Cities are complex systems of systems, and the
challenge they face often touch multiple agencies, including
operations, transportation, water, public, safety, energy, buildings,
education, healthcare and social services. City leaders must address
those challenges by fostering innovation, and creating new opportunities from the harsh realities of aging infrastructure,
declining budgets, changing demographics and increasing threats.
Cities and regional governments need to:
Leverage information to make better decisions
Anticipate problems to resolve them proactively
Efficiently coordinate resources
Provide efficient, effective and sage transportation
Increase water quality and service
Ensure public safety, improve health and well-being of
Enhance the operational efficiency of buildings, reduce
energy consumption and make sure facilities are reliable and
Improve social services outcomes
This one-and-a-half day workshop, targeted specifically
to Consultants & Systems Integrators working with cities and
regional governments will go into the details of IBM Smarter City key solutions that can help increase the quality of services provided to
citizens and business while enhancing the efficiency of cities
We will during this workshop:
Present IBM Smarter Cities Strategy, solutions and best
Present and demonstrate IBM Intelligent Operations
Center as well as other Key Software solutions
Present Smarter Building assets and demo
Demonstrate how to improve Energy efficiency with BAO
through a real Case Study
Present Big Data Challenges and a real case study based
on Smart Metering
Present IBM Capabilities around Water Management.
We look forward to meeting you in Montpellier. Limited
seats available, please register via your IBM Representative or
On the 11th of April, IBM announced PureSystems, the groundbreaking new family of expert integrated systems. The first two members of the family, PureFlex Systems and PureApplication Systems, mark an important step forward in how clients will think about, and interact with, their IT environments in the future.
Expert integrated systems have three distinct characteristics: built-in expertise, integration by design and simplified experience. Representing a $2 billion investment, involving thousands of IBMers in 17 labs in 37 countries, these solutions give clients the flexibility of a general purpose system, the elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance tuned to the workload.
is making a significant investment in Technical & Technical Sales
skills in 2012. Register for the IBM Systems Technical University and
gain access to the internal education sessions of the IBM STG
Technical Enablement Conference. These events are your opportunity to
build deeper skills in STG products and solutions in a face to face
format. You will have the opportunity to build the skills you need to
perform your job, understand key trends and directions, drive growth
initiatives, gain improved understanding of how to beat the
competition and get hands on experience with products in a lab
environment. In addition to the sessions, there are scheduled
networking activities where you will have opportunities to meet with
colleagues, leading-edge thinkers, technology gurus, executives and
business experts from IBM as well as IBM Business Partners.
Specialists for Power, Storage, System x, Channels and Systems
Architects: Systems Architects, Systems Software and Growth
Initiatives Solution Architects
plan your arrival for the evening before as the agenda starts early
on 8 May at 0845.
National Exhibition Centre - Birmingham, UK
We look forward to
running a successful event with you!
more information or questions, contact the conference team
the world's first family of systems with integrated expertise
time has come for a new class of systems: One that combines the
flexibility of general purpose systems and the simplicity of an
appliance with integrated expertise tuned to the task
11 April, IBM will debut a new family of products called expert
integrated systems. These systems are much more than a static stack
of pre-integrated components. Instead, they integrate expertise in a
way that helps organisations implement and manage new IT capabilities
much more efficiently than was previously possible, achieving
new systems, software and solutions for business of all sixes Date:May
- 4th Location:
embracing Smarter Computing are implementing their IT infrastructure
on IBM Power Systems platform that is designed for data, tuned to the
task and managed with cloud technologies.
Power Systems, you can outpace your competitors by delivering
services faster, differentiate your offerings by delivering higher
quality services, and turn operational cost into investment
opportunity by delivering services with superior economies.
one-and-a-half day workshop will go into the details of the IBM Power
family through presentations and demos.
technical workshop is targeted specifically to Consultants &
Systems Integrators working with Power Systems technologies. Our
Power Systems technical team will update you on the news and
announcements around this platform.
this workshop we will:
into the details of IBM Power System Strategy for Smarter Computing
the latest announcements in the Power Systems area
a competitive view of the market and the IBM positioning.
how to get the best of Oracle with Power
how to develop SAP workloads on Power
our Cloud Computing capabilities on Power
through IBM Power HA solution for high availability and disaster
how to manage your Power System with System Director
an example of the use of Power virtualization implemented in our
look forward to meeting you in Montpellier. Limited seats available,
please register via your IBM Representative or Technical Advocate.
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