An open cloud, app secrets and DB2’s birthday: What’s Hot in the March IBM Software Newsletter
Mark Scapicchio 270000CV2J SCAPICCH@US.IBM.COM | | Tags:  system source z open mobile pulse cloud db2
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March is always a big month for the IBM Software Newsletter. It’s the month we recap all the announcements from the just-completed IBM Pulse conference. It’s also the month we publish the year’s first System z Edition of the newsletter, which we send four times each year to subscribers with a particular interest in System z software. We mailed both just a week ago, and have a pretty clear picture (based on clicks) of what interested our readers most:
IBM to make its cloud services and software open source-based. The move ensures that innovation in cloud computing won’t be hampered by locking customers into proprietary islands of insecure, difficult-to-manage offerings. This was easily the most clicked-on item in our Pulse recap. Read the press release, and learn more about IBM leadership in cloud open standards.
Grady Booch and Tim O’Reilly share five secrets for building engaging apps. In this webcast, IBM Fellows Grady Booch and Jerry Cuomo joined O’Reilly Media founder Tim O’Reilly (who will also be speaking at IBM Impact 2013) and Google’s Angela Chang to discuss five development principles for creating enterprise-quality, high-value, engaging customer apps – and for creating them fast. Replay the webcast on demand.
Celebrate 30 years of DB2 for z/OS – with a glimpse at the next release. It’s true: IBM DB2, which began its life on the mainframe, turns 30 this year. This recent webcast covers the latest advances in DB2 10 - including the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator and new synergies with IBM zEnterprise™ EC12 – PLUS provides a peek at plans for the next release, DB2 11. Watch it on demand.
Lots of other items got their fair share of clicks, including details on the recently-announced IBM Endpoint Manager V9.0, IBM MobileFirst, and new DB2 and IMS Tools. To see all the announcements and articles, read the IBM Software Newsletter (or System z Edition) online – and subscribe now so you get the next issue delivered straight to your inbox.Mark Scapicchio is Edition of the IBM Software Newsletter