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Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  software sandy enterprise-asset-manageme... business partners integrated service security tivoli zollar management systems carter services ibm itsm storage al 3,312 Visits
The Pulse Blog welcomes guest blogger, Beverly Lowry to share Sandy Carter's personal invitation to IBM Business Partners to Pulse.
While 2010 is coming to a close, extensive planning is in the works for Pulse 2011 to ensure it is a unparalleled experience for our Business Partners. The Business Partner Summit, Business Partner Cafe, Solution Expo, networking opportunities, and one-on-one meetings will all focus on helping Business Partners refine their strategy to design and deliver outstanding business services to their customers.
The exclusive Business Partner Summit will be held in conjunction with Pulse on Sunday, February 27. 92% of Business Partners surveyed at the 2010 Summit said it was a valuable use of their time. This year's Summit will include executive insights to Tivoli’s strategy and direction, along with many sessions designed to help you maximize performance and solidify how you and IBM can go to market together to drive business results. You will hear from industry, solution, sales, and marketing experts who will provide critical business information to help you identify where you can grow your business in 2011. Then the session-packed Pulse conference will provide the foundation of product and solution knowledge to jump-start that growth!
View this video from Sandy Carter, vice president, IBM Software Business Partners and Midmarket, as she extends a personal invitation to Pulse 2011 and the Business Partner Summit on Sunday, February 27. Then register to join us at Pulse!
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  ibm keynotes ibmpulse pulse security storage asset smarter mobility buildings enterprise management 3,299 Visits
Pulse 2012 is proud to announce three days of general session keynotes on the hottest topics in technology today:
Browse the general session keynotes explained here, or take a deeper dive into over 300 breakout sessions and register today at ibm.com/pulse
DAY ONE, March 5, 2012
Your infrastructure is already expanding, whether you like it or not. The question is: will you have the ability to see it, control it and automate it across cloud, smart physical infrastructure, enterprise mobility and data analytics?
Attend the Day 1 Opening General Session and find out how to gain the Visibility, Control and Automation you need to achieve “Business without Limits.” You’ll hear from customers who are already starting to achieve Business without Limits. IBM Tivoli General Manager, Danny Sabbah, and Robert LeBlanc, who heads up IBM’s Software Middleware Group, will also be sharing their insights and vision. Also featured will be performances by the highly acclaimed revolutionary a cappella group, Naturally 7!
DAY TWO, March 6, 2012
The destination is “Business without Limits.” But how do you get there? Attend the Day 2 General Session for an in-depth look at Visibility, Control and Automation in action! A panel of IBM customers will share what they’ve learned on the journey to achieving Visibility, Control and Automation across their entire infrastructure. IBM Tivoli’s VP of Strategy and Development, Jamie Thomas, and VP of Open Standards, Angel Diaz, will outline a “roadmap” for optimizing your infrastructure. You’ll also hear about IBM’s broader roadmap around Smarter Computing, from IBM Senior VP and Group Executive Software Group, Steve Mills. And you won’t want to miss featured performers, “America’s Got Talent” finalists, illuminate!
DAY THREE, March 7, 2012
What innovations in analytics and computing technology will the future bring? Join us for the Day 3 General Session and you’ll get an exciting glimpse into the innovations of the future. Find out how the advanced analytics used in Watson are being put to work in businesses around the world. Discover what the data center of the future will look like, in the year 2020 and beyond. Finally, you won’t want to miss our featured guest speaker, co-founder of Apple Computer and Innovator, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Steve Wozniak!
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  pulse to compliance enterprise event management conference security you pcty ibm integrated austin service portal comes asset houston 3,269 Visits
Whether you’ve already taken a spin with IBM, or you’ve been sitting it out waiting for a better partner, take the next step in deepening your understanding of what Integrated Service Management means for a smarter business infrastructure. . . deep in the heart of Texas!
Pulse is coming to Houston on June 2 and Austin on June 9.
At these events, you will hear how integrated service management from IBM is the way to optimize your infrastructure and manage complexity and risk. It's the way to deliver new, innovative services and dramatically change the economics of service delivery. It's the way to build a smarter planet.
Ready? Here we go . . .
Step One: Register for Houston or Austin or both of these complimentary one-day events.
Step Two: Implement service management solutions and apply best practices suited to enable IT, Line of Business, and C-level roles deliver quality services, manage risk and compliance, optimize business investments and accelerate business growth. Steve Mills can explain how in more detail.
Here’s a brief sample of what you’ll learn about at Pulse Comes to You in Houston and Austin:
Want to learn more before the event? Check out client sessions from Pulse at pulse.vportal.net including:
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  planet mobile industry infratructure data security pulse physical enterprise smarter cloud financial ibmpulse ibm maximo storage center baning 2012 3,218 Visits
*** I would like to extend a big thanks to my colleagues on the Smarter Industries team for providing all the guest blogs on Smarter Industries at Pulse 2012 ***
Smart Financial Service Industries are creating a customer-focused enterprise and streamlining operations while regulating risk and compliance. At Pulse 2012, learn how to fundamentally and cost-effectively change the economics of IT and speed the delivery of innovative products and services.
Speaker sessions confirmed for Pulse include presentations from CitiBank, Bank of China and Banco do Brasil. At Pulse 2012, you will gain insights in the most critical banking and financial services industry topics, including:
Pulse 2012 will also feature the latest technology initiatives and next-generation solutions offered by IBM and our business partners, where clients can experience demonstrations addressing important topics for banking and financial service organizations like Lease Accounting for Assets and Facilities, Endpoint Management for Automation & Cloud, Effective Governance for Identity and Access Management and Virtualization Security Solutions.
We look forward to seeing you at Pulse next week! Register Now before online registration closes on Thursday, and save $200 off onsite registration.
Visit Banking and Financial services industry solutions for more information on our solutions.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  cloud center data watson level planet software business it industries service cities pulse tivoli smarter pirean agreements mobility 2011 telco ibmpartner 2012 ibmpulse partner ibm 3,195 Visits
And any other awesome firm that is willing to collaborate with IBM by showcasing your business and technology leadership at Pulse.
The benefits are simple, but long reaching. We estimate over 7000 people will pass through the Pulse Expo. And with them, limitless opportunities to progress and develop leads in an environment super charged with the brightest talent, sharpest skill and most focused energy in the industry. If you were there last year, you know what I am talking about and are probably already committed to a Pulse 2012 sponsorship.
Although half of the sponsorship opportunities are still available as of today, they are being scooped up faster than previous years. Friends, now is the time to lock in your Pulse 2012 Expo Sponsorship. Book before December 16 and save a hefty $5K, unless you are a Pulse 2011 Sponsor Alumnus, then you save $10K. These are going fast, and it's no wonder. Just don't say I didn't tell you about it.
For more information on Pulse 2012 Sponsorship Packages or customization, contact Bob Melton at email@example.com
And now, a word from Pulse 2012 Diamond Sponsor, Pirean.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  pulse2010 data enterprise pulse-comes-to-you center security storage integrated-service-manage... asset innovate systemz rational ibm smarter-planet software system z service tivoli 3,109 Visits
At Pulse 2010, we announced Integrated Service Management, and a new Smarter Planet Theme: Product and Service Innovation, which provides organizations with an integrated means to design, deliver and manage business and IT services. In June, we're continuing the drum beat with Innovate 2010, a revamped and upgraded software and services conference, featuring hundreds of hands-on technical workshops and skill-building sessions. Innovate 2010 will feature an entire track – 16 sessions - devoted to Integrated Service Management.
Come to Innovate 2010 to see Integrated Service Management solutions that:
Sessions in the Integrated Service Management track include:
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  security pulse ibm kanye wonder enterprise cloud arcade to computing smarter austin fire comes city service virtualization limits management stevie coldplay west you asset 3,099 Visits
You might have heard the news today that the Austin City Limits Festival, one of the crown jewels of my hometown’s economy, announced the schedule for the three day September music festival. From Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Wonder to newer favorites Coldplay and Arcade Fire, ACL 2011 will offer the best of the best.
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  youtube flickr conference linkedin service-management vegas pulse pulse09 tivoli ibmpulse twitter 2 Comments 3,090 Visits
Attending the Pulse 2009 conference in Vegas was one of the highlights of my year. How could I ever top all the great people, topics, demos, products, solutions, services, innovations, fun, and excitement at Pulse? Honestly, I don't think it's possible. You just had to be there! However, if you'd like to get a taste of the experience or extend your own Pulse experience, I recommend some of the links below:
Pulse Comes to You: Attend a Pulse event in your own city!
Weekly online IBM Service Management Jams: Continue learning about the great topics you heard about at Pulse 2009.
Tivoli certification and education discounts: Take advantage of special discounts for Pulse 2009 attendees.
Tivoli Group on LinkedIn: Manage your contacts, find or share news and job opportunities, get help from other experts, and much more.
Pulse blog: Stay up-to-date with conference news and announcements and online Q & A.
Pulse community and discussion forums: Manage your Pulse contacts, start your own discussion topics, and provide feedback on the conference and sessions.
Pulse on Twitter: Learn and share real-time buzz, insights, comments and questions around Pulse-related topics.
-Use #ibmpulse in Twitter search to see tweets of others.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  grand pulse partner women's super leaders mgm business-impact business service-management z social-networking tivoli reception dynamic systen business-partner networking international group storage infrastructure 1 Comment 3,076 Visits
1: the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions ; specifically : the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business
2: the establishment or use of a computer network
I got this definition of networking from the Merriam Webster's website. It says networking is noun. Although I was an English major with pretty decent grades, this seems a bit illogical to me. I mean, networking implies that you actually have to do something like shake hands with a colleague, call a prospect on the phone, tag friends in a facebook picture, ask contacts to endorse you on LinkdIn, or send out a tweet via Twitter.
The point is, you can't do nothing and be networking. So just add the little word "am" in front of networking, as in, "I am networking at Pulse."
You have a verb, and it's logical! See how easy it is? Here are a few great opportunities for networking at Pulse:
Pulse 2009 Networking Receptions
Pulse is an unparalleled opportunity for networking with like-minded professionals. Attendees can meet new contacts or catch up with familiar faces at one of our networking receptions. You must be registered for Pulse 2009 to attend a Pulse networking reception. Here are a few already planned that you might want to attend:
Conference Center Level 1, Rooms 113-114
Sunday, February 8, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Pulse attendees can meet others from their country or geographical region. Members of the Pulse Team will be on hand to welcome and provide guidance for navigating the conference to make it a productive and enjoyable experience. Attendees can also talk with representatives from the IBM organizations and discover IBM resources that can have a positive impact on your business. Sign up for the International Connection Reception by emailing Sheila Boyle with the subject ICR-YES to email@example.com
IBM Service Management for Business Leaders
Conference Room 311
Monday, February 9, 6:00 PM -7:30 PM
Appetizers, beer and wine
A convergence of key economic and technology trends compels today's business and IT leaders to place unprecedented focus on service management. Join Kristin Hansen for a continuation of these conversations from the IBM Service Management for Business Leaders session and more at a special Pulse reception. Catch up with established colleagues or develop new acquaintances. Attendees who attend sessions in the IBM Service Management for Business Leaders stream are invited to this reception.
IBM ISS Business Partners
MGM Grand Room 314
Monday, February 9, 6:00 PM -7:30 PM
Mediterranean Tapas Bar
All registered Reseller and Systems Integrator BPs are invited to join hosts by Dan Powers, Jay Leary, Bob Kalka, and Marc Van Zadelhoff for a special reception for networking and noshing. To register, please contact Kathy LeNoir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
System z Clients
Tabu Ultra Lounge at the MGM Grand
Monday February 9, 2009, 6:30 PM
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
System z clients are invited to a special reception hosted by Dot Alexander and Karl Freund. Continue conversations from the sessions, catch up with familiar colleagues, or establish new acquaintances. Attendees are asked to present their conference badges for admission.
IBM Storage Clients
MGM Grand Conference Center Ballroom 309
Monday, February 9, 2009, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
IBM Storage clients are invited to mingle and network with storage peers from around the world as well as IBM Storage executives. Don't miss this opportunity for quality discussions as well as some fun! Please confirm your attendance by January 30, 2009 with your IBM Sales Representative.
Super Women's Group
MGM Grand, Third Floor Convention Foyer
Tuesday, February 10, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Join host Laura Sanders, Vice President, Tivoli Development for the Super Women's Group Reception at Pulse 2009. Enjoy refreshments while you mix and mingle with other women in technology! RSVP by February 1, 2009 for the Super Women's Group Reception by adding it to your schedule with the Pulse Agenda Builder.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  retail industries asset energy security management ibmpulse cloud pulse and mobility it manufacturing travel ibm enterprise banking telecommunications government insurance storage transportation smarter petroleum healthcare chemicals utilities 3,073 Visits
Yes! Smarter Industries is coming back to Pulse 2012!
Book your tickets, and get set for one of the biggest events from IBM- Pulse 2012, to be held in Las Vegas March 4th-7th .
Join a network of 8,000 peers at Pulse where you will hear directly from leaders and innovators about how IBM is helping to optimize the World’s Business Infrastructure and helping you to gain the Visibility, Control and Automation you need to achieve “Business without Limits.” At Pulse you can choose from five unique streams including Cloud & Data Center Optimization, Smarter Physical Infrastructures, Leveraging Mobility, Security and Compliance, Service Assurance for Service Providers as well as a virtual stream that focuses on industry capabilities.
Pulse 2012 is your gateway to discover cutting edge industry specific solutions bringing together industry experts from different part of the world to provide you insights on current business scenarios and help you identify valuable industry solutions for your business: government, telecommunications, energy & utilities, healthcare, retail, banking, insurance, travel & transportation, manufacturing and chemicals & petroleum.
At Pulse, you will also find industry specific demonstrations that illustrate the broad business value of IBM industry solutions. And you can experience industry round tables where you gain an opportunity to meet peers for discussion and an exchange of views. Hosted by IBM client executives, industry round tables are a great way to share best practices and industry challenges and solutions, to offer valuable knowledge and practical advice on the topics and solutions that matters most to you and your Industry.
Want to know more? Keep visiting ibm.com/blogs/pulse for future updates, news and discussions happening around the IBM Pulse conference.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  software management pulse transaction systems online service tivoli shopping monitoring ibm ibmpulse 1 Comment 3,000 Visits
When people ask me what Tivoli does or what is service management, my first impulse is to launch into this:
IBM Service Management represents an evolutionary leap forward in managing services. IBM Service Management provides the integrated Visibility, Control and Automation™ that you need across business and technology assets to help overcome roadblocks to innovation. It enables you to better achieve your business objectives and maximize the value from all of the assets that support your operation.
But its even easier than that. We do what any good business must: save customers time and money, while enabling them to delight their own customers. For instance, the gecko and the hairdo keep telling you every day of your life how easy it is to save with them. What they don't tell you is that those savings would be impossible without loads of data housed in systems run on software that organizes chaos to help make business sense. That's what we do. Of course, there is a lot more to the story and we hope you'll come to Pulse for the rest.
Here's a little something to dance in your head while you score holiday gifts online this season:
At Pulse, we're going to showcase what we do best. We're also going to bring brand new solutions, roadmaps for forthcoming development, sessions with domain experts and real human clients, and solution demos that show you how to save money and keep customers coming back to you.
We'll have some fun too. I'll tell you more about that later.
Pulse 2012 is March 4-7 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Early Bird registration can save you up to $700 but the offer expires on December 16.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  2012 center pulse management enterprise ibm security asset cities infrastructure industry smarter mobile data storage cloud 2,990 Visits
Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know that Pulse 2012 Call for Speakers will open next Monday on September 19. I wanted to give you a heads up to get your ideas flowing and submit your session proposal as soon as you're ready, which you can do at ibm.com/pulse
Also, mark your calendar for the live Q&A webcast on September 28 where you can ask the IBM subject matter experts anything you want to know about presenting at Pulse. Follow @IBMPulse for details about the webcast and other Pulse updates.
Here is a sneak peek at the Pulse 2012 includes the five major streams, and their respective tracks:
Cloud and Smarter Flexible Infrastructures
These sessions will explore keys to innovation with agility with a robust service delivery platform that includes change management, provisioning, monitoring, scheduling, virtualization, cloud computing and more.
Smarter Physical Infrastructure
These sessions will highlight industries where IBM Maximo Asset Management and TRIRIGA help increase asset lifespan, ROI/ROA, labor efficiency and supply chains, space planning, and project and portfolio management.
Security and Compliance
These sessions will address key security and compliance challenges and demonstrating how IBM security intelligence solutions can enable secure business amidst the emergence of cloud, mobility, social business, and big data.
These sessions will explore the expanding role of mobile technologies across the enterprise, and the vital role of visibility, control and automation in the deployment and adoption of new services.
Clients and Business Partners selected to deliver a Pulse education session may be eligible for a complimentary full conference pass valued at USD $1,995. After legal review of applicable laws, IBM will determine eligibility for a complimentary pass on an individual basis. Conference registration includes meals, education sessions, EXPO Solution Center, and networking events Sunday evening through Wednesday. Travel and living expenses are not included and will not be reimbursed. The complimentary pass for delivering an education session at Pulse is limited to one client or Business Partner per company per session. IBM will inform individuals of eligible status and provide any additional required documentation. IBMers are not eligible for a free pass to Pulse for presenting a session.
And here's a video I think you'll like if you are concerned about things we will address at Pulse.
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If you missed the Pulse Opening session you missed a movie, a play, results from the 2008 CEO Survey with some insights of future industry trends, and some powerful inspiration . . . here is the recap:
Over 4000 experienced the excitement of unlocking innovation with the Visibility, Control, and Automation of IBM Service Management at the Pulse Opening Session! Al Zollar opened the session with a mini movie about Tivoli. After the movie, Al introduced Steve Mills who took the stage to provide insight on how only IBM can provide short and long term solutions with the breadth and depth of the unmatched IBM portfolio of solutions. Then Al Zollar took the stage again to address the industrialization of IT, explaining how IBM Service Management helps ensure cost effective, quality service delivery that is business aligned and environmentally aware. Then Chris OConnor took the stage to moderate to moderate the Demonstration of Values, the story of fictitious corporation VCA Bike and Motorcycle that demonstrated how Tivoli can help businesses utilize existing resources to overcome business challenges in a tough market, launch new products on time within budget. Liz Smith then shared results from the 2008 CEO Survey, which collected input from over 1000 CEOs and Public Sector leaders worldwide to find out what they see as next major business impacts are and how that affects the enterprise of the future. Liz then introduced and explained the five entry points to Service Management: Discover, Monitor, Protect, Industrialize and Integrate.
Concluding Day One General Session was Lance Armstrong, seven-time winner of the Tour de France, but perhaps even more widely known as an individual dedicated to helping researchers cure cancer, inspiring all of us to have the courage to rise above lifes challenges. Lance candidly shared his personal story of how he discovered that cancer was the best thing that ever happened to him in showing him that his life would only get better. And did it ever get better! Following his record-breaking athletic career, Lance redirected his passion for his work in becoming a leader and activist on behalf of cancer survivors around the world. Inspiring more than 50 million people across the globe to wear the yellow LiveStrong wristbands in support of people living with cancer, even more to volunteer in our own communities to affect positive change in the world.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  #ibmimpact ibmimpact ibm tivoli enterprise asset-management storage integrated-service-manage... pulse2010 green impact security service-management 2,965 Visits
Integrated Service Management is helping businesses prepare for changes that are impacting the organization. Smart SOA makes business processes easy to change, but those changes put demands on the infrastructure. Because a Dynamic Infrastructure is adaptive, it can support those business processes. Integrated Service Management anticipates how business processes shift their pressures on the infrastructure, enabling the infrastructure to adapt quickly, and making the changing world a smarter world. And that is why Integrated Service Management willbe in attendance at Impact 2010, May 2 - 7, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV.
One of the Integrated Service Management highlights includes a Day 3 keynote from IBM Fellow, David Lindquist, Cloud Computing Models Including Components from Shared Middleware & ISM.
What is Integrated Service Management?
Don't forget, you can request 1:1 meetings with IBM executives and technical experts.
Other Impact/Tivoli?Integrated Service Management Highlights:
Sessions with Integrated Serivce Management at Impact 2010
Common WebSphere Datapower Architectural Patterns and ESB/Security Gateway Choices
Speaker Bill Hines , IBM
A Journey from Legacy Mainframe to a SOA Distributed System–Year I & II
Speaker : Nei Mueller OAG Texas Nei Mueller, OAG Texas, IT Architect
How KLM/AirFrance reduced operational costs by automating application deployments
Ronald Bosch, KLM; Coert Baart, XebiaLabs
Enterprise SOA Governance & SLA management at Kaiser Permanente
Speaker Manish Vipani Kaiser Permanente and I. Heritage IBM
Investigating CICS Performance Issues using CICS PA for z/OS
Speaker : Emyr James IBM
CICS Web Services Workload Management and Availability
Speaker : Arndt eade IBM
Tivoli Application Management for WebSphere Future Directions (ICV-1050A )
Speaker: Adrian Mitu, IBM, Program Director, Tivoli Product Management
Securing CICS Web Services
Speaker : Will Yates IBM
ISM Solution Center Pedestals @ Impact
Integrated Service Management provides visibility, control & automation across business infrastructure to deliver innovative capabilities to clients
B4 - Integrated Service Management - Security
B5 - A hands-on Service Management Experience
B6 - Optimized performance for better business results
Z10 - Tivoli Service Management for the Enterprise
Z9 - Security Management for System z
But, you just went to Pulse, how can you convince your boss that you will get awesome ROI out of your trip to Impact too?
When I saw Tom Cross give a talk at Innovate 2010 in June, I was first struck with the nonchalance with which he spoke of the black market business of Internet data. I could not have been more intrigued if I were watching a movie adapted from a John Grisham novel. He seemed to have some emotional distance from what creeps most of us out about our mail. And I’m not even talking about email. I mean the good old-fashioned USPS mail. I KNOW I am not the only one who has worn out a few paper shredders thanks to Citibank, Chase, and the like.
The second thing that hijacked my thought train for more than a few moments was how network vulnerabilities are created for the explicit purpose of learning cyber criminal behavior. Like signing up for as much spam as you can. Sure it makes sense to me now. But I am still vaguely uncomfortable talking publicly about threat and attacks. It seems akin to Batman and the Joker building websites to promote their plans to outsmart each the other. What was I not getting? By now I was considering slipping quietly out of the room to silence the voice in my head saying I had been foolish, very, very foolish in my confidence as a clever and vigilant consumer of Internet Things.
Realizing that I had some mental catching up to do, I stayed for the lasting impression that could keep me awake at night: just how easy it is to steal digital data. As I struggled with the impartial irony of how enormous yet simple a cat and mouse game Web App security is, visions of Tom and Jerry danced in my boggled brain.