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Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  recessioin pulse grand bogeyman conference rational vegas service marketing service-management ibm mgm las 2009 management 2010 2,419 Visits
Hoping to capitalize on some clever Internet trend or hilarious current event for my next blog, I discovered something called the Top 20 Marketing Trends of 2009 on Google. This list managed to be both dull yet somewhat intriguing all at once. Dull because it was a list, which I find inherently boring. Intriguing because I wanted to see just how “on” it’s predictions were. Did it predict what was obviously already a trend, or did it predict something altogether fresh that emerged in March or June?
The truth is, I don’t know because I never made it past trend #1: Recession Marketing. The author writes,
“Expect a lot of marketing messaging related to the recession. Don’t be surprised to see lots of offers that “save you money” throughout the year. With fewer purchasing dollars available, how will your marketing message be distinctive and stand out?”
I confess that the word “Recession” kinda makes me shudder. It’s like the Bogeyman. Spooky and invisible. Now that I have your attention, Recession seems to say, let me infect you with anxiety and paralyze you with pessimism.
On the other hand, the Recession has inspired all of us to pause and ponder our situation. It is always wise to think, but thoughts alone never saved nor earned a penny and the only thing we have to fear is fear itself, right?
So let’s give the Bogeyman the boot!
If you are managing a dynamic infrastructure as executive leadership, security, operations, storage, production, delivery, facilities or communications service, the way to do this is to reduce cost and risk to the business and amp up the service quality and delivery. You probably already knew that, but did you know that IBM Service Management can provide the visibility, control, and automation for your business to lead a successful transition through the recession?
Where to Begin
Pulse 2010 will be THE epic mashup of education, innovation and networking around service management. If you only choose one event in 2010, Pulse is the one you can’t afford to miss where you will learn new, proven ways of deploying service management solutions, which could have an ROI benefit 10 times higher than the conference cost.
Immediate Savings, Options and Deadlines
The most valuable opportunities to get started with this business of reducing costs and improving service are only available for a few more weeks. And since you, loyal customers, keep telling us that your top priority is to figure out ways to preserve capital and cut operational expenses, this is one opportunity you must not let pass.
Free Admission to Pulse: Clients Speakers attend FREE. We are accepting your proposals until November 2. Submit a 100-word abstract of your successful application of service management here.
Save up to $600 on Pulse: Register by November 16 and save $500 on a full conference badge for the Premier Service Management Event. Register as part of a group of 5 or more from the same organization and save an additional $100!
If your management needs more proof that Pulse is a wise investment, fill out this Business Justification Form and present them with the facts.
Get thee to Pulse and we can all say bye-bye to this notion of Recession Marketing and the Bogeyman.
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  event tivoli storage pulse rational pulse10 asset-management conference security service-management soa 1,905 Visits
The year has flown by, and September is already here. You know what that means at IBM! Yes, registration for Pulse 2010 opened today! You can save $500 if you register by November 15, 2009.
Of course, if you happen to be one of the 300 IBM Client speakers at Pulse, you get to go free! :)
The last two years of Pulse have provided awesome opportunities for networking and the latest education around service management, security, storage, asset management, automation, network operations, Cloud Computing, Energy Management, and much more.
But come on! The real question on everyone's mind is: Who will be the special guests at Pulse??? How can IBM top past guests such as Lance Armstrong, Magic Johnson, Hootie and the Blowfish, and Smashmouth?
Stay tuned to learn more. In the meanwhile, check out the good times at Pulse with these links:
And remember, this could be you! ;)
Hanna Smigala with Magic Johnson
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  call management information ibm superior wilderness expert cloud papers for speakers computing service technology pulse tivoli 2,394 Visits
With summer vacation coming to close, the kids are heading back to school, and once again it’s time to prepare for the harvest. For some, it’s a bittersweet time as kids venture out into the wildernesses of kindergarten through college. For others, it’s a welcome return to a routine of days begun without Finneas and Ferb, followed by the freedom to indulge in an intense focus on work without the whiny pitches of, “Maaahhhhmmeeeeeeeee! I need a snnnaaa-aaack” at regular intervals.
I hope you all had a good summer. Maybe you took a vacation. Me? If you’d been reading my blogs you won’t be surprised to hear that Central Texas destroyed every one of its existing heat records dating back to 1854, and along with it, my desire for my annual beach trip.
Heat exhaustion can do strange things to a person. Some see things like a mirage in a desert. Others might hear ringing in their ears. When I saw my vehicle’s thermostat register 130 F in my driveway, I listened for fire truck sirens.
Instead I heard the call of the wild, which emphatically told me to head north and keep going until I reached a glacier or something. Call of the wild? More like call of the brilliant ideas!
I was really glad I answered that call. It led me to a cabin in the North Woods of Minnesota on Lake Superior. Ok, it’s not a glacier but it used to be. After chilling for a while (under wool blankets!), I returned home recharged and ready for the harvest. For Pulse, our harvest goals include recruiting 300 Service Management experts to speak at Pulse 2010 by October 16.
Have you heard our call for brilliant ideas? It goes like this:
ME: Calling All Service Management experts to propose topics to present at Pulse 2010. Submit proposals to http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/pulse/
300 proposals reflecting brilliant expertise on the following themes will be notified of acceptance for Pulse 2010 by November 16, 2009.
Four Pulse Streams with 14 Tracks:
Service Management and Information Technology Stream
Service Management for Enterprise Operations Stream
Service Management for Business Leaders Stream
Service Delivery Lifecycle Management Stream
Client Speaker Benefits
Call for Papers Submission Hints
Clients should submit an abstract of 100 words that reflects a well- organized, well-written description of what the presentation will cover.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  service rudolph lance armstrong the misfit hootie cat 2008 ibm management pulse10 wood isle pulse service-managment keyboard geek pulse08 john toys and blowfish 2,631 Visits
While diligently working on a very productive Friday afternoon (seriously!), I ran into an old friend online. I know what you’re thinking, “Jen’s been wasting time on Facebook again.” But it’s not like that, ya’ll. While planning out a strategy for Pulse 2010 communications, I decided to try and get to know some of the new friends that www.facebook.com/ibmpulse has made lately. It’s important to know your audience before blasting off something awkward in social cyberspace that provokes an encore performance from Keyboard Cat.
“All proceeds go to Room to Read, building schools and libraries for children in developing countries around the world.”
Pulse 2008 veterans, it’s pop quiz time! Who is the founder of Room to Read and what high paying gig did he walk away from to change the world through literacy?
A. Lance Armstrong
I still think I'd rather donate cash to Room to Read than buy a shirt with that kind of proclamation.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  service management 2009 facebook 2010 las-vegas pulse airlines cloud united service-managment infrastructure ibm-pulse vegas linkedin cloud-computing tivoli twitter dynamic 2,521 Visits
In response to: The Writing on the Facebook WallThere. I added the Pulse Facebook link. :-) Thanks for getting my back, Tiff!
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  airlines las-vegas linkedin cloud-computing 2009 management service-managment twitter 2010 infrastructure pulse service tivoli vegas dynamic ibm-pulse united facebook cloud 2,493 Visits
In response to: The Writing on the Facebook WallDoh! What kind of facebook junkie am I? *hangs head in shame*
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  management cloud infrastructure tivoli ibm-pulse 2009 dynamic united service cloud-computing vegas las-vegas 2010 facebook pulse airlines linkedin service-managment twitter 3 Comments 4,246 Visits
This week marks a milestone for the Pulse team as we kick off our plans for the 2010 conference this week. With my enthusiasm and curiosity to see what we come up with to maintain our creds as the Premier Service Management event at an all time high, I did what I do every day. I logged into Facebook.
Sounds like a cry for help and, judging by the digital face that follows her confession, she is truly concerned. That is, until she discovers she is not alone in this situation.
Hence, this social media voyeur has learned that there is great value to be gleaned from lurking around Facebook and Twitter (LinkdIn too, no doubt) while planning an event for 5000 people.
1. More people are Tweeting and Facebooking more than ever from various mobile devices.
2. More people are retweeting and linking Twitter with their Facebook and YouTube accounts.
3. Sadly, there are still daily wall posts that reflect the state of the economy.
4. It’s hot out there.
The writing’s on the wall. Just read it.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  cloud-computing webcast tivoli ibm seamus service cloudburst pulse mcmanus management cloud 1 Comment 3,158 Visits
It’s a big day for Seamus. There has been a very important addition to his family today.
No, not the McManus family. The Cloud Family.
What’s that? No, Cloud is not the maiden surname of Mrs. Seamus McManus. Allow me to clarify: I’m talking about Cloud Computing. Yes, that’s right. Our Seamus is the father of Cloud Computing. I know the Pulse fans know all about it from the session "Aligning IT to Business - Competitive Advantage of Cloud Computing" that was featured at Pulse 2009 and Pulse Comes to You local events.
I have been thinking of Seamus a lot lately in anticipation of the arrival of this new addition christened, IBM CloudBurst. I really wanted to congratulate him, you know, pay my respects. And invite him to the webcast scheduled in honor of the arrival next Thursday. It’s going to be a big hit. BTW – you’re all invited, too.
So I did what anyone would do when looking for someone.
I looked Seamus up on Facebook.
To my dismay, my search netted eleven, yes - eleven Seamus McManuses. Who knew the name Seamus McManus was all that common? I only know of one.
I also know this:
If Seamus were a female, I would have found her on the first try. I know this for a fact because me and most of my lady friends of the hitched marital status include our maiden names on our Facebook profiles so long lost buddies can find us. It works. My BFF from 1st grade that I haven’t spoke to in about 20 years recently found me. No, she didn’t write LYLAS on my wall . . . yet.
Alas, most of the Seamus’s on Facebook have the cartoon instead of a personalized picture, so I still haven’t been able to connect with our hero. Can you imagine if my well-intended sentiments on the bouncing baby . . . . nebula? . . . (I don’t even know) went to the wrong guy? Embarrassing.
So will the real Seamus McManus please stand up?
Ok everybody. Let’s all give him a round of applause. Well done!
(And upload a personalized photo on your FB profile, already!)
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  ibm service-management rational and dynamic-infrastructure dolphin park disney south swan cheesy cartman smarter-planet walt poofs rsc-2009 world soa orlando tivoli 2,027 Visits
While you wait on Pulse to come to you this summer, or for Pulse 2010, the story of a Dynamic Infrastructure we introduced at Pulse 2009 continues at Rational Software Conference in Orlando. If you aren't going to RSC, you can attend via @remoteRSC in 6 cities: http://www.remotersc.com. Meanwhile, check out the this blog to for details on Tivoli's participation at RSC - which is based on enabling the integration between development and operational life cycles.
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB email@example.com Tags:  ibm_software_direct software_tivoli 839 Visits
In response to: Tivoli の勉強をしてみました【Pulse Japan 2009】These are Japanese translations of the Dynamic Infrastructure presentation at Pulse 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwWhtUM6hgA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_X8nFfnXOo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjXy0paB8d8
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  assetmgmt security risk pcty milan datacenter servicemgmt consolidation socialmedia pulse itil italy ibmpulse technology ibm spain automation madrid information storage compliance smarterplanet tivoli operations dyninfra pulse09 software 2,447 Visits
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB email@example.com Tags:  cloud-computing storage asset-management pulse security automation melbourne service-management smarter-planet tivoli anz pulsecomestoyou efficiency dynamic-infrastructure cloud green energy 2,462 Visits
It's been three years since the first IBM Tivoli conference arrived in Australia. This year, the annual gathering of Tivoli professionals is changing its name to Pulse ANZ to ring in a new era: one that will showcase more than just Tivoli, but everything Service Management. This means new content, new insights and a completely new look and feel.
Pulse ANZ leverages the global Pulse event to provide you with everything you've come to expect from a Tivoli Nation event, plus much more...
Pulse ANZ will take place July 29-30, 2009 at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne.
Meet Neil Readshaw, IBM Security expert. Neil is one of the many experts you will meet at Pulse ANZ.
CAN'T WAIT FOR PULSE ANZ?
Heena Kankali 2700026GNR firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  pulse09 ibmpulse service-management uk 1,261 Visits
Pulse Comes to You 2009 - UK
19 May 2009, Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge
Pulse Comes to You brings the excitement, education, and experience of our global conference. Pulse 2009 to your city! Attend Pulse Comes to You to learn how a dynamic infrastructure through service management can intergrate your business and IT to make you - and the planet - smarter.
You’ll learn about hot topics like:
For more information and to register, go to:
ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT!
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB email@example.com Tags:  pulse copenhagen pulse-comes-to-you 1,222 Visits
In response to: Pulse came to the NordicsNeil, Great pic. Thanks for sharing. Pulse Nordics sounds wonderful. Do you have any photos to share? If so, upload them to your Flickr account and then share with the Pulse group here: http://flickr.com/groups/ibmpulse Just make sure to tag the photos with "Copenhagen" "Nordics" and "Pulse09".
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  service to infrastructure ibm comes planet smarter management pulse dynamic you 2,231 Visits