Case study: Virgin MediaIn 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 accessible.
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Smarter Cities workshop
An event for European Consultants and System Integrators
Date: May 3rd - 4th, location: IBM Montpellier, FranceCities 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:
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 operations.
We will during this workshop:
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IBM Systems Technical University
8-11 May, 2012 – Birmingham, UKIBM 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.
Please plan your arrival for the evening before as the agenda starts early on 8 May at 0845.
Location: National Exhibition Centre - Birmingham, UK
We look forward to running a successful event with you!
For more information or questions, contact the conference team
More information about this event
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HUSK IBM Power Event 2012
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 performance
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 omkostningseffektiv.
IBM Power Event
Onsdag den 2. maj 2012
Kl. 09.00 – 16.30
Tilmeld dig i dag på ibm.com/dk/events/power
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IBM to acquire Varicent Software
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.
Please read the entire press release here
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Power Your Planet
Introducing new systems, software and solutions for business of all sixes
Date: May 3rd - 4th
Location: IBM Montpellier, France
Companies 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.
With 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.
This one-and-a-half day workshop will go into the details of the IBM Power family through presentations and demos.
This 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.
During this workshop we will:
We look forward to meeting you in Montpellier. Limited seats available, please register via your IBM Representative or Technical Advocate.
Contact your IBM representative or technical advocate now
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IBM and ZSE Create Virtual Green Highway for Electric Vehicles
E-Mobility Project Identifies EV Charging Station Options between Two Cities
IBM 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).
Using 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.
This 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.
Read the entire press release here
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IBM PureSystems Launch!
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.
Introducing the world's first family of systems with integrated expertise
The 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
On 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 breakthrough results.
Learn more here
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Invitation til Social Business Event 2012IBM 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 social business.
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.
Formiddags-eventet 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 professionelt forum.
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 thougt-leadership hjemmeside:
http://www.becomesocial.dk, hvor du kan læse mere om Social Business og dette arrangement
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