Danish energy company Vestas Wind Systems will use IBM
big data analytics software and powerful IBM systems to improve wind turbine
placement for optimal energy output. Turbine placement is a major challenge for
the renewable energy industry, and Vestas expects to accelerate the adoption of
wind energy internationally and expand its business into new markets by
overcoming this challenge.
The final solution cut the processing time from 3
weeks to 15 minutes and cut server energy consumption by 40%.
Vestas is addressing the issue of turbine placement by using IBM BigInsights
software and an IBM "Firestorm" supercomputer to analyze petabytes of
structured and unstructured data such as weather reports, moon and tidal
phases, geospatial and sensor data, satellite images, deforestation maps, and
weather modeling research to pinpoint installation. The analysis, which used to
take weeks, can now be done in less than one hour.
IBM Unveils New PowerLinux System for Analytics and Cloud Computing
IBM is accelerating its Linux on Power initiative with a new high-performance PowerLinux server as well as new software and middleware applications geared for the growing number of clients embracing big data, analytics and next generation Java applications in an open cloud environment.
"More clients are choosing IBM’s Power Systems designed to handle mission critical and complex cloud and big data workloads in an open Linux environment," said Doug Balog, General Manager for IBM Power Systems. "Responding to this need, we are aggressively investing in our open ecosystem -- including new products, applications and collaborations -- that support today's emerging Linux workloads.”
South Carolina Selects IBM Smarter Cities Solution to Help Modernize and Improve Delivery of Vital Social Programs to Citizens
IBM recently announced that the State of South Carolina has selected IBM software, part of IBM’s Smarter Cities portfolio, to help modernize its statewide Medicaid eligibility system, transforming the delivery of vital health and social programs to its citizens. The solution is expected to improve program efficiencies while meeting big data challenges and opportunities as the State migrates from a largely paper-based approach to a more open, automated platform to manage eligibility requirements.
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?
Social business is not something that you can assign the marketing department
and expect to be implemented in the organization. It is more of a change in the
way you think which can result in more open, communicative corporate
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.
SJ, Sweden’s Largest Rail Operator, Turns to IBM to Improve Mobile, Online Customer Experience, Increase Sales
IBM recently announced that SJ®, Sweden’s largest rail operator, is turning to customer experience management software from IBM to improve its mobile and online booking process and overall online customer experience to increase ticket sales.
IBM's customer experience management (CEM) solutions are helping SJ to understand, identify, and eliminate consumer pain points on online and mobile channels. Visualization and analytics tools designed to help businesses understand and keep pace with the rapidly shifting preferences of today’s increasingly digital consumers are part of IBM’s Smarter Commerce initiative to help maximize the value of every single customer visit (web and mobile) and ensuring that more transactions are completed successfully.
Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, SJ transports more than 100,000 passengers every day, with more than 50 percent of passenger bookings completed online. However, during an initial investigation, SJ discovered that more than 230,000 customers annually were experiencing difficulties when booking online travel with a credit card, which ultimately impacted ticket sales.
SmartCloud™ Continuous Delivery is a DevOps offering that accelerates the delivery
of deployed business services while reducing risk, cost and improving overall
application quality. These lifecycle improvements are accomplished through
automated and continuous integration, deployment, testing and monitoring while
at the same time providing continuous feedback.
IBM SmartCloud Continuous Delivery provides:
Continuous software delivery pipeline that automates build, deploy, and test to improve quality and drive faster time to market.
Integrated and collaborative DevOps platform to accelerate software delivery.
Visibility and governance across delivery lifecycle to reduce release risks.
Integration with existing development and operations processes and tools to preserve current investments.
IBM Acquires UrbanCode to Help Businesses Rapidly Deliver Mobile, Cloud, Big Data and Social Software
IBM recently announced it has acquired UrbanCode Inc. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, UrbanCode automates the delivery of software, helping businesses quickly release and update mobile, social, big data, cloud applications.
Mobile, social, big data and cloud technologies are driving demand for new, faster and more frequent approaches to software delivery. Waiting days or even months to get an update to clients is no longer acceptable. With UrbanCode’s technology, businesses can reduce the cycle time it takes to get updates or new applications into market, from months to minutes. This approach is designed to help reduce cost and risk, while helping address changing client needs by enabling a company to rapidly incorporate feedback into and improve the overall quality of their applications and services.
UrbanCode’s software is a natural extension of IBM’s DevOps strategy, designed to simplify and speed the entire software development and delivery process for businesses. The new capabilities also enhance IBM SmartCloud and IBM MobileFirst initiatives by making it easier and faster for clients to deliver software through those channels. For example, by combining UrbanCode software with the IBM MobileFirst Worklight technology, businesses can now author and deploy an application for any mobile device in hours, versus a previous multi-day timeline. The UrbanCode solution also works with traditional applications including middleware, databases and business intelligence.
for the 2011 IBM Cloud Computing Technical Symposium event on 28 - 30
November 2011 in Darmstadt (close to Frankfurt
am Main) in Germany!
the 2011 IBM Cloud Computing Technical Symposium is a smart and efficient way
to catch up on key messages and up to date technical content about all aspects
of cloud computing, the newest solutions, trends and developments in just three
IBM Cloud Computing Technical Symposium offers a choice of more than 150
sessions organized in 8 - 10 parallel tracks in English language
focusing on following topics:
Computing Fundamentals: Cloud Computing Architecture,
Cloud Standards, Cloud Delivery Models, Business Value of Cloud Computing,
Energy Efficincy, etc
Applications (Apps as a Service): Applications
Architectures, Collaborative Applications, Content Applications, Customer
Relation Ship Management Applications, Application Scalability and
Availability, Social Networks, etc
Platforms (Platform as a Service): Portals, Quality &
Life-Cycle Tools, Intergration & Process Automation Middleware, Information
& Data Management, Data Access, Analysis, Application Server Middleware,
Application Development Software, etc
Datacenter Service Management: IBM Service Delivery
Manager, Tivoli Service Automation Manager, IBM Systems Director, etc
·After Symposium special workshops
to get deep knowledge in special areas of Cloud Computing available.
For more details about the planned agenda and the event in summary please use
the weblink below.
IBM Expands DevOps Portfolio with New Cloud and Mobile Offerings
IBM recently announced new software, training and resources to help organizations create, test and deliver mobile and cloud applications. These new initiatives expand the development capabilities of IBM’s SmartCloud and IBM MobileFirst offerings.
Mobile and cloud computing are powerful technology trends that have the potential to help businesses drive new revenue and transform the enterprise. Typical software development approaches can take weeks turn around time for code changes. Yet, user choice and ease of movement mean that speed and quality are of the essence for businesses. To succeed in this fast moving market, organizations need to deliver mobile and cloud software faster and more frequently than ever before.
Key to this transition is DevOps. DevOps is an integrated approach to software delivery that integrates an organization’s culture, processes, and tools. It spans the entire lifecycle, from business planning and creation to delivery and feedback. The goal of DevOps is to enable continuous software delivery allowing businesses to quickly seize market opportunities and better meet client demands.
Given the close connection between mobile and cloud applications, the need for a single, automated DevOps strategy for both technologies is essential. IBM’s DevOps portfolio helps businesses address the full lifecycle of software delivery with a common approach regardless of the type of application being developed.
As social media tools become
more prevalent, those participating in the online conversation become
increasingly influential, especially as their opinions travel faster and to a
wider group of consumers. The IBM Social Sentiment Index uses analytics and
natural language processing technologies to aggregate and gauge consumer public
opinions from Twitter, blogs, message boards and other social media.
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.
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.
An event for
European Consultants and Systems integrators
IBM Montpellier, France - December 1st – 2nd
abundance of data and content, most decision makers act without the right
information and insight. Organizations that connect people with trusted,
relevant information and foster a fact-based culture are able to confidently
predict, plan and act to optimize business outcomes. They are using Business Analytics
and Optimization (BAO) solutions to become analytics-driven organizations. This
one-and-a-half day workshop will go into the details of these solutions. It is
targeted specifically at Consultants & Systems Integrators.
-how our Business Analytics strategy articulates.
-how our offerings compare to those of our competitors.
-the new solutions we offer.
You’ll be also
given presentations of our wide range of offerings:
-InfoSphere Information Server
You’ll be presented
how all these solutions implement with a demo we created at the Montpellier Customer
center to work on BAO problematic.
We look forward to
meeting you in Montpellier.
available, please register via your IBM Representative or Technical Advocate.
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.