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Adventurer Alison Levine to speak at Pulse 2012 Business Partner Summit
As an adventurer, explorer and mountaineer, Alison Levine, our Business Partner Summit guest speaker at Pulse 2012, embodies this year's theme of limitless possibilities, with some great twists. Get a preview. The Business Partner Summit on Sunday, 4 March, kicks off with breakfast at 0745 and the Welcoming general session at 0830. With breakout sessions, Tivoli award winner announcements, executive panels and more throughout the day, the Summit will provide the insights and information to help you Be Bold. Be Tivoli. Be Limitless.
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Arkansas Department of Human Services Taps IBM Smarter Cities Solution for IT Healthcare System Overhaul
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Arkansas Department of Human Services Taps IBM Smarter Cities Solution for IT Healthcare System Overhaul
IBM recently announced that the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) will roll out an IBM Smarter Cities solution as part of the state’s plan to modernize how it delivers social and healthcare services to citizens. With Big Data analytics, social program management functionality and advanced security capabilities, the new system will reduce cumbersome processes that exist across numerous and disparate information silos.
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AT&T and IBM Create Breakthrough Global Cloud Service for Businesses
Innovative Technology and Private Networking Are Combined to Create Highly-Secure Shared Cloud
AT&T* and IBM recently announced a business agreement to deliver a highly secure, first-of-its-kind “network-enabled” cloud service that uses private networks rather than the public Internet.
The companies are combining AT&T virtual private networking and IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ cloud capabilities with breakthrough technology from AT&T Labs to create a new, fast and highly-secure shared cloud service. Targeted to Fortune 1000 companies globally, the service will be offered in early 2013 as a powerful new option for clients who are deploying cloud solutions that demand high levels of security and availability. Many businesses often cite security as a key inhibitor to cloud computing adoption.
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AT&T and IBM Transform the App Experience with IBM MobileFirst IBM and AT&T Inc. recently announced an expanded relationship to provide software developers with a set of powerful new tools to create and deploy next generation mobile apps. Customers benefi
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AT&T and IBM Transform the App Experience with IBM MobileFirst
IBM and AT&T Inc. recently announced an expanded relationship to provide software developers with a set of powerful new tools to create and deploy next generation mobile apps. Customers benefit from access to secure, high quality apps, including those featuring advanced speech recognition and mobile payment capabilities, which can transform how they engage in everyday activities.
AT&T has been expanding its network capabilities and increasing access to research from AT&T Labs across a range of mobile development platforms, including IBM Worklight. Part of the IBM MobileFirst Application and Data Platform, IBM Worklight is an open, comprehensive and advanced mobile app platform for mobile devices.
Now, the AT&T API Platform, featuring IBM Worklight Adapters, will enable the more than 31,000 members of the AT&T Developer Program to quickly create and securely deploy enterprise apps that improve subscriber engagement and customer loyalty. With these adapters that support AT&T’s ecosystem of APIs including those for speech, SMS, device capabilities, notary management and payment, developers can quickly and securely create rich, business-ready apps across a variety of platforms including iOS, Android and Windows.
"AT&T is committed to the success of our rapidly growing developer community. By expanding our platform's reach and making our API toolkit available on an expanding number of platforms, including IBM Worklight, our developers have the information, tools, and resources to continue to build great things and contribute to the mobile ecosystem in meaningful new ways", said Carlton Hill, vice president, developer services, AT&T.
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Big Data Helps City of Dublin Improve its Public Bus Transportation Network and Reduce Congestion
IBM recently announced it is helping the City of Dublin use Big Data to identify and solve the root causes of traffic congestion in its public transport network throughout the city, which means improved traffic flow and better mobility for commuters. Integrating data from a citywide network of sensors with geospatial data means that city officials are able to better monitor and manage traffic in real time.
The Dublin City Council (DCC) delivers housing, water and transport services to 1.2 million citizens across the Irish capital. To keep the city moving, the council’s traffic control center works together with local transport operators to manage an extensive network of roads, tramways and bus lanes.
In a collaboration with IBM researchers, its road and traffic department is now able to combine Big Data streaming in from an array of sources – bus timetables, inductive-loop traffic detectors, and closed-circuit television cameras, GPS updates that each of the city’s 1,000 buses transmits every 20 seconds – and build a digital map of the city overlaid with the real-time positions of Dublin’s buses using stream computing and geospatial data.
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Bring Your Own Device i praksis: Sådan gør IBM
Det gælder om at have de store linjer på plads, når én politik for 425.000 medarbejderes egne it-apparater skal bruges på jobbet. Se hvordan IBM håndterer udfordringen.
At skære 425.000 medarbejdere over én kam rent it-udstyrsmæssigt lyder som en umulighed. Og det er det da også.
Men at lade alle 425.000 medarbejdere selv bestemme, hvilket udstyr de ønsker at bruge, lyder som en næsten lige så indlysende umulighed. Det er det bare ikke.
Version2 har talt med IBM's globale it-chef Jeanette Horan om udfordringen ved Bring Your Own Device-bølgen (BYOD), der netop nu skyller ind over it-chefernes skriveborde som en tsunami.
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Building a service provider cloud with IBM
An event for European Consultants and Systems integrators
IBM Montpellier, France – January 12th – 13th
Organizations today are faced with multiple business challenges. In order to manage growing business demands and complexity, you have to engage new strategies. How can cloud help you approach these new opportunities, and what strategies should you adopt to pursue them? What is the impact to your organization and how will you implement new cloud initiatives? What is your implementation and partnership roadmap that leads to being a successful cloud service provider? This one-and-a-half day workshop will help you address all these questions. It is targeted specifically at Consultants & Systems Integrators. You’ll be given presentations of:
_ CSP2 or how IBM can help Consultants and Systems integrators to implement Cloud projects.
_ IBM Cloud Computing strategy and roadmap.
_ Some of our offerings that can help you deploy cloud computing environments for your customers as enhanced Cloud Service
Provider TSAM (Tivoli Service automation Manager) or Cast Iron for hybrid cloud.
_ Virtualization and Cloud Computing
_ A real implementation example
We look forward to meeting you in Montpellier.
Limited seats available, please register via your IBM Representative or Technical Advocate.
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Building private cloud solutions with IBM
An event for European Consultants and Systems integratorsIBM Montpellier, France – March 29th - 30th
A private cloud allows you to offer your customers the benefits of cloud computing – self-service, automation, consolidation and metered usage – behind the safety of their firewall on their own virtual private network.
Being able to build successful private clouds environments is key for your business.
IBM offers multiple pathways for deploying private clouds, ranging from high-touch service engagements, which will take on the entire task of bringing cloud computing to a customer based on their specific needs, to integrated “quick start” solutions such as IBM Service Delivery Manager. For customers who prefer to perform their own integration of private clouds, IBM provides a choice of hardware and software building blocks, along with recommendations and a reference architecture that will help lead the way to a successful deployment.
This one-and-a-half day workshop will go into the details of these solutions. It is targeted specifically at Consultants & System Integrators.
How our Cloud Computing technology strategy articulates
how our offerings can help you build private Clouds with presentations of Workload Deployer but also TSAM (Tivoli Service automation Manager), ISDM (IBM Service Delivery Manager), TUAM (Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager) or Cast Iron
how our storage portfolio integrates in the cloud computing environments
how we implemented all these solutions in our Cloud Computing Data Center
how to secure your Cloud Computing environments
European delegate flight and hotel cost are covered. There is no charge for attending this event
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Case study: Subex Limited
Subex Limited, headquartered in Bangalore, India, is a leading global provider of Business Support Systems for communications service providers. In recent years, the amount of data that Subex has had to manage and analyze for telcos has grown from tens of millions of records to billions of records daily. To keep up with this enormous growth in data, Subex required a new technology architecture that provides the performance and availability to process these records in near real time. Subex is migrating from Oracle Database on Sun systems to IBM DB2 9.7 on IBM Power Systems to gain the scalability needed to support these large volumes of data for its clients. DB2 provided the stability and the processing capabilities required, reduced hardware requirements and offered flexible licensing models to reduce the total cost of ownership of its offering by up to 40 percent.
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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.
of Zhenjiang, China and IBM Collaborate to Build a Smarter City
IBM Smarter Cities Solution Helps Zhenjiang Boost Economic Development and Tourism Plans
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Cognitive Computing: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBMThe goal of cognitive computing is to get a computer to behave, think and interact the way humans do. In 5 years, machines will emulate human senses, each in their own special way.
Every year IBM makes predictions about 5 technology innovations that stand to change the way we live within the next 5 years.
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Collaboration in the organization – a social business
One of the biggest buzzwords these days is
‘social media’. Everyone talks about how it’s important to consider a social
media strategy and how their business can be present on Facebook, Twitter etc.
If we can use these new platforms to share and have a dialogue with friends and
family, why shouldn’t we use this new technology to collaborate and share in
our corporate life - within our organization, internally and externally?
Being social and collaborating is more than a company with a Facebook page or Twitter account. It’s about implementing and cultivating a spirit of collaboration and community throughout its organization, both internally and externally. And since it is somewhat of a comprehensive change, the idea of adopting social tools into their organization is often dismissed. Furthermore, the fear of having no control, less privacy and security keeps social business out of the business strategy. But as the employee gets more used to various social platforms and this knowledge and way of sharing spreads to businesses, leaders have to consider and adjust to the idea of an open, interactive environment in order for them to stay competitive.
Most of us can all relate to the overwhelming amount of emails that we receive everyday and how the intranet and databases can be confusing, chaotic and slow. When you need the latest information, a social private network allows you to sort and search by key words and subjects. Furthermore, you can share videos and voice memos to increase understanding and make processing of the information easier. You can have FAQ sites and online forums where you’re able to have a debate which can benefit not only those directly involved, but also serve others from your organization that might deal with some of the same issues as yourself.
In a world where everything changes at an incredible pace, the ability to find information swiftly can help your organization save time and money.
A recent altimeter report, surveying private social networking decision makers for 250+ sized organizations, asked how much impact a private social network had on collaboration between teams and departments. 64.2% of executives told Altimeter it was moderate to very significant. 65% said private social networking had an impact on reducing internal emails, while another 60% were able to streamline a business process. Other tangible business efficiencies as a result of internal social networking included increased employee retention, faster decision making, and a reduction in the volume of meetings
However, you can’t just jump right into it. Companies need to know exactly what they want to get out of it, and then align their business process with the right tools and platforms in order for it to be a successful implementation.