event for European Consultants and System Integrators
6-7 September 2012
IBM Montpellier, France
Organizations that embrace business
analytics outperform their competition.
SmarterAnalytics is IBM’s approach to
business analytics. With IBM SmarterAnalytics, you can extract insights from
your enterprise data and all the big data that is continuously flowing in from
a variety of new sources.
The insights revealed through
SmarterAnalytics can help you make better, faster decisions and automate
processes. You can build a solid foundation of strategic analytics products and
services to take advantage of all your data sources, including structured and
unstructured data. And you can get the support you need to manage change and
stay one step ahead of your competition.
This one-and-a-half day workshop, targeted
specifically to Consultants & Systems Integrators will go into the details
of IBM SmarterAnalytics key solutions that can help you transform your
information into insights and make a difference for your customers.
We will during this workshop:
SmarterAnalytics Strategy, solutions and best practices.
demonstrate IBM Solutions for Analytics acceleration
Analytical Decision Management solutions to intelligently automate a wide range
of decisions across business processes and applications
·Present SPSS –
the industry leader in predictive analytics
·Go through the
competition aspects of business analytics
·Present big data
challenges and IBM’s answers.
We look forward to meeting you in Montpellier. Limited
seats available, please register via your IBM Representative or Technical
IBM Business Analytics inviterer
dig og dine kollegaer til en inspirerende dag med internationale talere og
Kom og hør hvordan du kan fremtidssikre din organisation!
Vi har fløjet nogle af IBM's dygtigste eksperter ind og inviteret fremtidsforsker,
Anne Skare, til at fortælle om fremtidens forbruger og forbrugertrends!
Få indsigt i hvordan du kan benytte data til at forudsige kundeadfærd, og
få indblik i nogle af de emner, som beskæftiger marketingdirektører rundt om i verden.
Hør en fremtidsforskers bud på fremtidens forbruger og forbrugertrends, og lær
hvordan du sikrer, at alle virksomhedens processer og afdelinger spiller sammen
og er optimeret til at levere de bedste resultater.
8.30-9.00 Morgenmad og Velkomst
9.00-9.45 Udnyt dine kundedata til at forudsige dine kunders
Colin Linsky, Predictive Analytics ekspert, IBM
9.45-10.30 Hør hvad mere end 1.700 marketingdirektører ser som
fremtidens vigtigste fokusområder
Louise Blichert-Toft, Marketing- og kommunikationsdirektør, IBM
10.45-11.30 Fremtidens forbruger – hvem er det?
Anne Skare Nielsen, Fremtidsforsker og Partner i Future Navigator
12.15-13.00 Fra indsigt til handling – dataanalyse der gør en forskel!
Heena Jethwa, Program
Director - Predictive Analytics Market Strategy,IBM
13.00-14.00 – Vi slutter dagen med en rundvisning i IBM Forum Copenhagen – oplev IBM’s
innovative løsninger inden for Smarter Cities og find ud hvordan fremtidens
udfordringer kan løses med hjælp fra IT.
An event for
European Consultants and Systems integrators
IBM Montpellier, France – January 12th – 13th
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
_ 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
(Tivoli Service automation Manager) or Cast Iron for hybrid cloud.
_ Virtualization and
_ A real
We look forward to
meeting you in Montpellier.
available, please register via your IBM Representative or Technical Advocate.
E.ON and IBM Deliver Innovative Service Offerings to Customers with New Smart Energy Solutions
IBM recently announced that it has been selected by E.ON Metering to operate its Smart Metering IT infrastructure in a private cloud. The new platform will improve the integration of renewable and decentralized energy sources, while also allowing E.ON to deliver personalized services that will put customers in better control of energy usage.
E.ON Metering, a company of E.ON, one of the world's largest investor-owned power and gas companies, will use IBM's Intelligent Energy Service Enablement Platform (IESEP) to improve the deployment and management of smart meters, simplify the integration of renewables, and other innovative services, while at the same time maintaining a high level of customer service.
Under this agreement E.ON will migrate and host the infrastructure in a private cloud using IBM SmartCloud, at one of IBM's Data Centers in Germany. At the same time, the new platform will be upgraded with new analytics and management tools based on IBM Software that will allow E.ON to provide higher-value-added data services for customers. For example, customers will have the ability to view their usage profiles for information about time-of-use-rates and changes in use patterns that can be compared with historical data.
Company’s high-speed memory solutions to boost IBM’s
Smarter Computing approach to IT
IBM recently announced it has entered into a
definitive agreement to acquire Texas Memory Systems (TMS), a leading developer
of high-performance flash memory solutions. TMS is a privately held company
based in Houston, Texas. Financial terms of the deal were not
Founded in 1978, TMS designs and sells
high-performance solid state storage solutions. Unlike hard disk drives that
rely on spinning disks and robotic arms, solid state systems are high-speed
data storage solutions based on Flash or RAM memory that can provide
significantly faster throughput and data access while consuming less power.
TMS offers its solid state solutions as the RamSan
family of shared rackmount systems and Peripheral Component Interconnect
Express (PCIe) cards. The products are designed to help companies improve
performance and reduce server sprawl, power consumption, cooling, and floor
space requirements, all of which in turn can help clients save money, improve
performance and invest more in innovation.
IBM Accelerates Cloud Computing on System z with Acquisition of CSL International
IBM recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire CSL International, a leading provider of virtualization management technology for IBM’s zEnterprise system. CSL International is a privately held company headquartered in Herzliya Pituach, Israel.
A strategic investment in the System z portfolio, the acquisition deepens the consolidation and cloud capabilities by offering simplified management of the virtualization environment. CSL International’s CSL-WAVE software enables companies to monitor and manage their z/VM and Linux on System z environments using a powerful and easy-to-use interface. The software provides drag and drop simplicity to instantly create, discover, visualize and connect virtual servers to resources allowing clients to free up more skilled staff to address other business challenges.
The zEnterprise System enables clients to host the workloads of thousands of commodity servers on a single system for simplification, improved security and cost reduction. The combination of IBM and CSL International technologies will allow clients to manage all aspects of z/VM and Linux on System z virtualization, including CPU, memory, storage, and network resources.
IBM MobileFirst Helps Organizations
Strengthen App Security
IBM recently announced
security software that helps organizations proactively reduce the security risk
to iOS enterprise apps. Clients will be able to build security testing into the
initial design of mobile apps so that vulnerabilities can be detected early in
the development process, before being deployed to customers or employees.
Today's announcement further expands the IBM MobileFirst portfolio, which
marries deep expertise with a comprehensive set of mobile software and
According to Gartner,
more than 45.6 billion mobile apps were downloaded in 2012. As the rate of app
use on mobile devices increases, securing smartphones and other endpoint
devices is a top priority for organizations and Chief Information Security
Officers. With the proliferation of consumer and enterprise mobile apps,
organizations cannot always control or restrict the apps installed on user
devices, so they must test how apps send and save data. IBM’s new security
software can automatically identify where data enters and leaves a mobile app,
helping to prevent mobile data leakage.
IBM recently announced it has completed its acquisition of
Texas Memory Systems (TMS), a privately held company based in Houston, Texas.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
IBM announced on August 16, 2012, that it had signed a
definitive agreement to acquire TMS, a leading developer of high-performance
flash memory solutions.
Founded in 1978, TMS designs and sells solid state memory
solutions as the RamSan family of shared rackmount systems and Peripheral
Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) cards. The products are designed to help
companies improve system performance and reduce such critical issues in the
data center as server sprawl, power consumption, cooling, and floor space
requirements. Leveraging such solutions can help organizations save money,
improve performance and invest more in innovation.
To read the entire press release please click here
IBM Expands Support for Linux on Power Systems Servers
IBM recently announced new initiatives to further support and speed up the adoption of the Linux operating system across the enterprise. These include two new Power Systems Linux Centers and plans to extend support for Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology to its Power Systems portfolio of server products.
New Power Systems Linux Centers in Austin and New York
In July, IBM will open its first North American IBM Power Systems Linux Centers -- one in Austin, Texas and the other in New York, NY. The centers will make it simpler for software developers to build and deploy new applications for big data, cloud, mobile and social business computing on open technology building blocks using Linux and the latest IBM POWER 7+ processor technology.
IBM Study Points to CMO, Marketer of the Future, as Customer Experiences Remain Top Priority
IBM’s new survey of marketing professionals finds that chief marketing officers (CMOs) are differentiating their brands by crunching big data in real-time and automating personalized marketing campaigns. The price tag for failing to meet the needs of today's so-called "omni-channel shoppers" -- who frequent both online and in-store channels -- is $83 billion in lost sales in the U.S. each year due to poor and inconsistent customer experiences.
Other top findings from the survey point to leading marketers taking greater responsibility over customer service interactions as they become the official brand stewards company-wide. At the same time, leading marketers are capitalizing on big data to better personalize their marketing communications. They are looking beyond segments and demographics to provide the right offers, services and information at exactly the right moment in the customer relationship. Further, marketers are looking to use location-based services to target more digitally-savvy, on-the-move customers and deliver seamless, intuitive customer interactions.
The survey, which identified leading marketers based on their level of adoption of cross-channel technologies and their ability to proactively influence the customer experience, found that 39 percent of leading marketers are adjusting real-time offers based on customer wants, needs and preferences. In comparison, only 15 percent of remaining marketers surveyed do so. Seventy-one percent of leading marketers are delivering personalized messages in real-time through social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and review sites, while 62 percent of leading marketers are delivering those same personalized messages through the mobile channel.
IBM Placed in Leaders Quadrant by Leading Analyst Firm for IBM MobileFirst
IBM recently announced that Gartner has positioned IBM as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms.[i]
The new report places IBM in the Leaders Quadrant, as measured by completeness of vision and execution ability of IBM Worklight, IBM’s mobile application development platform. Acquired by IBM in February 2012, IBM Worklight is a member of the IBM MobileFirst family of solutions. In just one year, IBM has advanced from the Niche Quadrant to the Leaders Quadrant.
This announcement follows a string of strong showings for IBM MobileFirst services and software capabilities, including IBM Worklight, in Gartner Magic Quadrants this summer. In July, IBM was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing.[ii] IBM is also named a visionary in Magic Quadrants for Managed Mobility Services[iii] and Mobile Device Management[iv].
According to the report, as this market reaches early mainstream status, Gartner expects Leaders to be profitable, and to present lower risk and consistently high project results as the market begins to consolidate and competition grows. Leaders must not only be good at cross-platform development and deployment, but also have a good vision of the multichannel enterprise, support for standards, a solid understanding of IT requirements, and scalable channels and partnerships to market. Leaders must provide platforms that are easy to purchase, program, deploy and upgrade. Leaders can focus primarily on either business-to-consumer or business-to-enterprise, but vision and execution scores are higher for vendors that can cover both use cases today.
Efter en udbudsperiode med
forvirring og usikkerhed ender IBM Danmark med at lukke en god aftale med
Energinet. Der er tale om en ordre på en IBM-baseret storage løsning – et
område hvor Energinet tidligere har været trofast kunde hos HP.
Energinet er en offentlig
virksomhed, der ejes af Klima- og Energiministeriet.
Fredericia-virksomheden med ca. 500 medarbejdere har ansvaret for at skabe
objektive betingelser for konkurrence på energimarkederne og for indpasning af
vedvarende energi i elsystemet. Energinet har længe været en stor kunde hos HP.
Dog er man som offentlig virksomhed forpligtet til at sætte sine IT-løsninger i
udbud. Denne chance forfulgte General Business Competitive afdelingen som
igennem de sidste to år har inspireret Energinet til at udskifte sin
IBM valgte at svare på første
udbud i starten af 2012, i tæt samarbejde med vores dygtige business partner
Komplex-IT som igennem hele processen har stået for kontakt og tilbudsarbejde
til Energinet. Dog kom aftalen ikke smertefrit i hus, da HDS gjorde indsigelse
efter første udbudsperiode. Udbudet måtte så gå om, hvorefter EMC meldte sig på
banen som skarp konkurrent til IBM. Igen, i samarbejde med Komplex-IT og Arrow
som distributør, vandt IBM Storage-slutspurten, og kunne den 30. oktober
underskrive den endelige aftale med Energinet.
Energinet's storage systemer fra
HP bliver nu løbende udfaset og erstattet af en IBM-baseret løsning. På området
for servere står der stadig HP maskiner hos Energinet i Fredericia, men fra GB
Competitive lyder meldingen at man arbejder målrettet på også at vinde denne
IBM Unveils Big Data, Cloud Enhancements Throughout Systems Portfolio
IBM recently announced enhancements across its systems portfolio that are designed to help organizations adopt cloud computing as they build toward Software Defined Environments (SDE).
Enhancements to IBM’s Smarter Storage line of Flash, disk and tape systems give clients faster access to business critical information and Big Data insights. New High Performance Computing solutions bring HPC capabilities to mainstream servers to help more clients crunch their ever-mounting volumes of data faster.
New capabilities added to the IBM PureSystems family expert integrated systems are designed to help clients reduce the security risks often faced when deploying cloud solutions, as well as enable quick recovery and restoration after disasters. A new mobile solution based on IBM Worklight server on PureSystems for both Power and x86 was created to accelerate clients’ access to millions of mobile users by allowing mobile applications to be deployed in as little as 30 minutes.
“Cloud computing and Big Data analytics are playing key roles in helping organizations lower operating expenses, improve efficiencies, and increase productivity,” said Tom Rosamilia, senior vice president, IBM Systems & Technology Group. “But they’re also enabling greater and faster access to business insights, which is fundamentally transforming the ways in which organizations, public and private, are interacting with, learning from, and supporting their customers.”