The Composable Business: Mobile, Agile and Intelligent
Jacqi Levy 270003E0DF JALEVY@US.IBM.COM | | Tags:  mobile ibmimpact agile devops analytics bluemix cloud composable_business
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Here at the IBM Impact conference, over 9,000 attendees gathered to learn about strategies for harnessing shifts in data, mobile and cloud to succeed in today’s digital economy. Those of us that were in attendance or following along via the live video feed were introduced to these strategies through the concept of a “composable business”.
So what is a composable business, anyway? According to Robert LeBlanc, it’s one that takes an integrated, agile approach. It’s also one that is marked by continuous improvement of business processes and real-time, informed decision making via data and analytics.
During the morning’s general session, the concept of a composable business was brought to life with real world examples, including Tangerine Banking and Square. Perhaps the most notable example was Daimler, a company with a long transportation industry history that is currently doing some pretty cutting edge things. Some of their newer business ventures include Car2go, a collaborative consumption style business that emphasizes car-sharing over owning, and Moovel (in German), an app that allows users to quickly find the fastest transportation methods, be they car sharing, bike sharing or taxis.
As is to be expected, IBM also made several key products announcements today. The first was the IBM Cloud Marketplace, a one stop shop for both IBM-as-a-service and 3rd party cloud offerings. The IBM Cloud Marketplace makes many cloud services that you’re already familiar with simple to consume and integrate for line of business, IT managers and developers.
The other key announcement was a series of improvements to Codename: Bluemix. Over 30 additional services are now available via the new IBM platform as a service that was recently announced at the Pulse conference. New offerings include Cloud Integration, Internet of Things, Analytics and DevOps services.
These are just a high-level summary of some of the day’s highlights. I know many of you may be hungering for more information, but not to worry – I’ve got that for you too. Check out these posts from fellow IBMers who are knee deep in the latest IBM Impact happenings and will break the day down for you in much more detail:
Todd Watson: The new composable business