IBM SPSS is hosting a series of Product
workshops in Q3 2012 and we’re inviting you to come and join us! The purpose of the workshops is to generate new
opportunities and help close existing cases.
Each workshop is scheduled for 2 hours. First we provide a short general
introduction to the product and its usage. The main focus is on the hands-on
session where the participants get the chance to work with the program on a
specific task and receive guidance from our IBM instructor.
·Workshop - IBM SPSS Statistics (intro): 28 August in Aarhus (IBM location)
·Workshop - IBM SPSS Statistics (advanced): 28 August in Aarhus (IBM location)
·Workshop - IBM SPSS Modeler: 29 August in Aarhus
- IBM SPSS Statistics Data Collection: 29 August in Aarhus
- IBM SPSS Statistics (advanced): 6 September in Lundtofte (IBM
IBM and AT&T Equip Enterprises to Deliver High-Performing Mobile Applications
IBM and AT&T recently announced they are working together to help businesses develop more network-efficient mobile apps. The new integration of AT&T and IBM technology enables enterprises to conduct comprehensive testing and analysis of their apps' network and battery usage on mobile devices, and quickly make necessary changes; creating higher-quality, better performing mobile apps.
For the first time, IBM clients will be able to determine how their enterprise mobile app is performing on any wireless network, and then rapidly improve performance through development tools. The integration of AT&T’s Application Resource Optimizer (ARO) with IBM’s software development solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) expands the development capabilities of the IBM MobileFirst strategy.
“ARO tackles a fundamental coding challenge developers face today – finding and fixing performance and power bottlenecks that detract from a great user experience,” said Carlton Hill, vice president –Developer Services, AT&T. “ARO can help developers create apps that conserve battery life, load pages faster and consume network resources in a smarter way, all of which improve the customer experience.”
AT&T’s ARO is a free, carrier-agnostic, open source diagnostic tool that enables developers to analyze the performance of their apps, whether they be business or consumer apps. Launched in January 2012, ARO is now used by more than 1,500 developers, and users are seeing better results across the board, from a 35 percent reduction in excess data usage to apps that run up to 60 percent faster. Improving app performance and creating better customer experiences, ARO saved more than 500 terabytes of data in its first year.
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
Freight and Transportation Giant Damco loads up IBM PureSystems to help meet Business Demands
IBM recently announced that Damco A/S, a subsidiary of A.P. Moller – Maersk, will replace their existing IT infrastructure with a datacenter built on IBM PureSystems. As part of the agreement, which is the largest single deployment of PureFlex Systems in the world, IBM will also provide outsourcing services. The new technology and services are designed to provide a solid foundation for Damco’s future growth and will also deliver the flexibility the company requires to meet new trends and business demands in the market.
Damco needed a new strategic and more simplified IT platform for their future IT operation and Damco needed to reduce IT costs without compromising a high level of stability and flexibility in their IT operation.
IBM will also take over the operation of Damco’s SAP systems and the operation of their distributed platforms including Intel, Linux and storage.
”We are very satisfied with the negotiation process and the final result,” said Peter Cabello Holmberg, Damco’s Director of Global IT Service Management. “Damco has ensured that moving forward we will have a robust and advantageous infrastructure. With this announcement, Damco will be able to meet the business’ demands for flexibility and scalability.”
Grow your value by deploying your private or hybrid cloud with IBM
SmartCloud Foundation – a workshop
September 13th – 14th
Location: IBM Montpellier, France
An event for European Consultants and
Based on the same reliable technology as our
public cloud offerings, IBM has developed a comprehensive product portfolio for
building your own private or hybrid cloud. IBM SmartCloud Foundation features a
range of cloud architecture components including physical infrastructure,
virtual infrastructure, management, middleware, integration, security and
consulting services. These components offer unparalleled time-to-market, integration
and management capabilities.
This one-and-a-half day workshop, targeted
specifically to Consultants & Systems Integrators will go into the details
of IBM SmartCloud Foundation solutions to optimize your Cloud implementation.
We look forward to meeting you in Montpellier. Limited
seats available, please register via your IBM Representative or Technical
ECS og IBM inviterer til IBM Cast Iron workshop, hvor vi vil fokusere
på de forretningsmæssige fordele, samt hvordan løsningen adskiller
sig for de traditionelle integrationsløsninger. Endvidere vil vi
tage udgangspunkt i dine kunders udfordringer og komme med eksempler
på, hvordan du kan afdække din kundens behov for en Cloud-løsning
og dermed stille de rigtige spørgsmål.
desuden ”krydret” med et spændende
indlæg fra Falck,
hvor Bo Ritzau Frydensberg, Senior IT Project Manager fortæller om
deres erfaringer med Cast Iron – herunder baggrund for valg,
overvejelser og ikke mindst gevinsten.
Workshoppen holdes hos
Arrow ECS den 31/1 i Viby og 2/2 i Ballerup.
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 recently announced a
definitive agreement to acquire the software portfolio of Star Analytics Inc.,
a privately held business analytics company headquartered in Redwood City, California.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
The combination of IBM and
Star Analytics software will further advance IBM's business analytics
initiatives, allowing organizations to gain faster access and real-time insight
into specialized data sources. With growing challenges in gaining a more
complete view into varying types of data, companies are increasingly looking
for ways to automate and provide business users with self-service access to
Star Analytics software
addresses a rising challenge for organizations -- helping to automatically
integrate essential information, reporting applications and business
intelligence tools across their enterprises, on premise or from cloud computing
environments. The software removes typical custom coding for specialized
sources that is hard to maintain. It also eliminates manual
processes that are cumbersome and time consuming.
IBM Expands Collaborative
Software Development Solutions to Cloud, Mobile Technologies
IBM announced a range of new software solutions that
will help clients create software applications faster and with higher quality
across multiple development environments including cloud, mobile, and complex
The software world’s push toward continuously
evolving systems necessitates consistency and collaboration across the entire
software lifecycle and supply chain. Often software development teams are
struggling to meet business expectations due to a lack of hard facts. There is
a need for shared data and a consistent context across organizational
boundaries, exposed through clear and honest metrics.
To address these challenges, IBM is introducing a new
version of its integrated software Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM)
solution with extended design management capabilities. CLM is built on
IBM’s open development platform, Jazz, and brings together IBM Rational
Requirements Composer, IBM Rational Team Concert, and IBM Rational Quality
Manager in one easy-to-install and easy-to-use solution. The new CLM software
ensures that software design is integrated with the rest of the software
application development lifecycle. Development teams are now able to seamlessly
collaborate on the design and development of software with key stakeholders
from across the business.
IBM recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire The Now Factory, a privately held provider of analytics software that helps communications service providers (CSPs) deliver better customer experiences and drive new revenue opportunities. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Financial terms were not disclosed.
This acquisition also complements the IBM MobileFirst Analytics portfolio, which is designed to enhance the way organizations analyze mobile device usage to provide exceptional customer experiences.
Using The Now Factory’s software, CSPs can gain real-time insights into their customers by analyzing massive quantities of network and business data. With this type of insight, CSPs can provide an enhanced quality of service to their customers by better managing negative experiences and network outages.
The demand for this type of software is being driven by the explosion of growth in the volume of real-time data that is being produced by mobile devices and the strain it is putting on mobile networks to collect and process events instantly, monitor their performance, and understand the impact of customer interaction.
IBM recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Trusteer, Ltd., a privately held leading provider of software that helps protect organizations against fraud and advanced security threats. On August 15, IBM announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trusteer. Financial terms were not disclosed.
"The acquisition of Trusteer builds on more than 40 years of IBM’s rich contribution to the security space,” said Brendan Hannigan, General Manager, IBM Security Systems. “Trusteer will extend our data security capabilities further into the cloud, mobile and endpoint security space. This acquisition helps provide our clients with comprehensive network and endpoint anti-malware solutions.”
Also announced on August 15, IBM is forming a cybersecurity software lab in Israel that will bring together more than 200 Trusteer and IBM researchers and developers to focus on mobile and application security, advanced threat protection, malware, counter-fraud, and financial crimes. This lab is an addition to IBM’s existing research and development facilities in Israel.
IBM Announces New Capabilities to Deliver Real-Time Analytics via the Cloud
IBM recently announced new IBM SmartCloud capabilities, including DB2 with BLU Acceleration that can result in as much as 25 times faster reporting and analytics, and SmartCloud availability for SAP's in-memory database, the SAP High Performance Analytics Appliance (SAP HANA).
New BLU Acceleration technology from IBM Research and Development labs adds innovative Dynamic In-memory analytics to DB2 database software on IBM SmartCloud to help companies and governments tackle Big Data by making it dramatically simpler, faster and more economical to analyze massive amounts of data. For example, Cognos Business Intelligence with Dynamic Cubes powered by DB2 with BLU acceleration delivers speed of thought analytics – with 18 times faster data loading and 14 times faster answers.
IBM also announced that its open IBM SmartCloud, built on decades of hosting experience, is now available for SAP HANA. The new offering includes a physical SAP HANA Appliance on IBM SmartCloud for SAP Applications, hosted on SmartCloud Enterprise+. In addition, a virtual SAP HANA Appliance is now available on IBM SmartCloud Enterprise (SCE) for early stage development and test.