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Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  2012 center pulse management enterprise ibm security asset cities infrastructure industry smarter mobile data storage cloud 1,780 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.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  mobilie industries asset bigfix facilities security analytics tririga maximo enterprise ibm management service cities buildings utilities government storage pulse infrastructure ibmpulse cloud 1,779 Visits
Why Pulse 2012 for Smarter Government?
Governments are facing increased challenges from budget constraints and lack of resources while service to citizens becomes more demanding. Pulse 2012 will explore these issues and more, to help attendees learn how to optimize government infrastructure and deliver ultimate business value to citizens.
Pulse 2012 attendees will hear from diverse clients like City of Cambridge, Boston College, Tulane University, City of Dubuque and NC State University who will discuss today's government challenges, on topics ranging from leadership and innovation in smarter cities, to managing assets in a regulatory environment and moving to the Cloud to achieve significant benefits.
Pulse 2012 will also be featuring the newest technology initiatives and next-generation solutions offered by IBM and our business partners, including:
We look forward to seeing see you at Pulse!
Keep visiting our blog ibm.com/blogs/pulse for more updates. For more information on our energy and utilities industry solutions, visit http://ibm.co/zBczoE
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  pulse08 conference pulse09 pulse service management survey feedback 1 Comment 1,764 Visits
Hey there - if you had a great time at Pulse or think we can improve something for 2009 - anything - we want to know!
Please take time to complete all session and conference evaluation forms so that we can use your comments and suggestions to deliver dynamic, innovative conferences and events in the future. You can access all the evaluation forms by pointing your browser to:
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  service business tivoli pulse08 pulse partner management ibm 1,762 Visits
I was unable to make the Business Partner Summit because I got into town too late - but I heard I missed one heckuva a time. Thanks to Felicity Carson for providing the following summary of the largest Tivoli Business Partner Summit to-date
Over 500 Tivoli Business Partners showed their commitment to IBM service management by attending the Pulse Business Partner Summit, making it the largest gathering of Tivoli business partners to date. Al Zollar opened the keynote address and thanked our valued partner community for their outstanding contributions to the Tivoli revenue and growth numbers. Alan Ganek, Bill Kribbs and Joao Perez presented the three key themes (Business, Skills and Revenue) to further empower our partners for growth.
The highlight of the Summit Keynote was the Tivoli Deployment Accreditation initiative where the first set of 85 Tivoli accredited business partners were announced. The Tivoli Deployment Accreditation initiative recognizes business partners who have made a significant investment in skills and certification by providing three levels of accreditationnamely A Level, AA Level and AAA Level. Titan Solutions and Streamfoundry (USA)
Absolutely now get the value of becoming a Tivoli Accredited business partner. Synnex and Ingram (Canada) said This event has delivered an opportunity for IBM Business Partners targeting similar markets gain value from sharing experiences
The Business Partner Summit concluded with a spectacular VIP Backstage Party for provided an excellent opportunity to relax and unwind and network with peers, executives and subject matter experts. Attendees from Apruycus (Netherlands) Love the worldwide village aspect and the opportunity to meet with business partners from Hong Kong, and around the world.
Al Zollar and Michele Grieshaber congratulated and recognized the accredited partners as well as the winners and finalists of the first ever Tivoli 2008 Business Partner Awards. Finalists and winners were selected from more than 40 outstanding nominations:
IBM Tivoli 2008 Business Partner Innovation Award
IBM Tivoli 2008 Service Management Award
Finalist: Toshiba Solutions Corporation
Finalist: Deloitte & Touche
In addition, over 50 business partners requested more guidance on Webcollage program that will enable them to directly syndicate Tivoli web content to their web sites.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  software management pulse transaction systems online service tivoli shopping monitoring ibm ibmpulse 1 Comment 1,760 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:  security pulse ibm kanye wonder enterprise cloud arcade to computing smarter austin fire comes city service virtualization limits management stevie coldplay west you asset 1,753 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 email@example.com Tags:  ibmsoftware pulse2011 smarter-computing ibm ibmpulse software pulse 1,748 Visits
We already know that the IBM Pulse Conference in Las Vegas highlights how IBM's expertise in analytics, systems management, sensors and security helps to bridge the physical and digital worlds and create new Smarter Planet infrastructures that are interconnected, instrumented, and intelligent. Technologies are being used to make grids, infrastructures, facilities and products more intelligent to save money, improve operations, manage risk, and better manage the use of natural resources. See the press kit that covers some of this material.
After the second and final Pulse general session today, I had a chance to grab a one-on-one interview with Scott Hebner, Vice President of Tivoli Marketing. I asked him a simple question that others have asked me while at the conference. Basically, the question went like this..."Wow, we learned so much in the general sessions the last two days. What are the key bullet points that summarize what I should take away from the Pulse general sessions?"
Here was his elevator summary response, based on my chicken scratch notes:
The IBM Smarter Computing strategy focuses on these three things:
1. Achieve business impact with visibility, control, and automation and the investment in technology to optimize smarter management infrastructures
Strategy without execution is hallucination--"Dr. Danny Sabbah"
IBM applies the strategy to client implementation with three key concepts:
1. Apply smarter technology to industry verticals such as banking, utilities, transportation, health care, education, government, retail
IBM will help clients optimize business outcomes by:
IBM provides a demonstration of how customers can make turn all this talk into a reality at the Pulse general session:
Embedded below you'll find Part 1 of the General Session Day 2. Here are the links for the Pulse 2011 general sessions and other video activities if you'd like to explore more live activity at the conference:
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Last February, we introduced Integrated Service Management at Pulse 2010 to an audience of 5500 from 66 countries worldwide to demonstrate how a dynamic infrastructure can provide the Visibility, Control and Automation businesses need to deliver innovative services and better serve customers on a Smarter Planet. Now we are bringing Integrated Service Management around the world with Pulse Comes to You (PCTY) 2010 local events.
But what is Integrated Service Management?
Integrated Service Management enables organizations to deliver innovative services by providing Visibility. Control. and Automation.™ across their business. It provides the software, best practices and expertise to manage infrastructure, people and processes in the data center, across design and delivery, and tailored for specific industry requirements. At PCTY 2010, IBM Executives and Industry Leaders will share how Integrated Service Management can help IT, Line of Business, and C-level audiences deliver quality services, manage risk and compliance, optimize business investments and accelerate business growth. More will be announced as commitments are finalized. For additional dates already scheduled, check the Pulse Comes to You (PCTY) 2010 website.
Rebecca Wissinger 270001DD96 RJWISSIN@US.IBM.COM Tags:  ibm client_references tivoli_references pulse service_management customer_references tivoli 1,736 Visits
Hmm…what could be better than being at IBM Pulse 2011? Being an IBM customer at Pulse, that’s what!
Want to know why it’s smart to be an IBM customer? Well keep reading and you’ll discover just a few of the ways IBM is saying THANK YOU to our immensely valued, extraordinary customers at Pulse 2011.
Pulse VIP Speaker lounge: If you are one of the hundreds of speakers at the event make sure to visit the Speaker Lounge dedicated to our VIPs. After all of the walking you will have done, I bet you would be interested in plopping down in one of our comfy chairs dedicated for back and foot massages. All IBM client speakers are entitled to be pampered by our massage chairs in the Speaker lounge along with other complimentary amenities. While you’re there, indulge in some refreshments or just kick back and use your laptop. Trust me, it will be nice to relax and revitalize from the busy Vegas nightlife and morning sessions so make sure you take advantage of this opportunity. The VIP Speaker Lounge is in the Conference center, level 3, room 308 and is open from 10am –6pm, Monday – Wednesday.
Client Hospitality Lounge in the Pulse Expo: Two words: MARTINI BAR! Save your red tickets for another night (hint: red tickets are redeemable for beer and wine). Sunday night our IBM client references are welcome to hang out in the Client Hospitality Lounge and sip on a martini or two, so don’t cash in those precious red tickets and come...uh…”network” in the lounge.
If martinis are not your thing then we have something even cooler for you on Monday afternoon, come in the lounge and treat yourself to some ice cream bars and sodas …no excuses people, you will walk off all of the calories anyway. The lounge will also be stocked up with refreshments Tuesday so there will surely be something to get your taste buds excited.
If you are an IBM customer who isn’t a reference yet don’t fret, come fill out a quick form in the lounge and you will be all set to partake in the goodies. Not only will you be eligible for the martinis and ice cream, you will also get a cash voucher to spend in the IBM logo store, just for answering a few questions. The Client Hospitality Lounge is open during ALL Pulse Expo hours, so I hope to see you there!
IBM Client Connections: Ever wonder how other companies are using IBM offerings to achieve incredible business results? Why not ask one in person? Take advantage of the IBM Client Connections program by selecting a solution that interests you and then picking from a list of our lighthouse clients. An IBMer will arrange a 30 minute session for you and that client during the Pulse Conference and you can brainstorm, get advice and problem solve, or just hangout and network.
Videos/Case Studies/Press: Get your company’s success story out to the public on IBM’s dollar. Show others how your company is innovative or smarter using IBM solutions by signing up to participate in a video filmed at Pulse, a case study or even by talking to press or analyst. Videos will be promoted on YouTube, iTunes, IBM sites, Twitter, and many other outlets giving you free publicity without any effort on your part, and what can be better than that? Oh yeah, all of that plus a complimentary cash voucher to be used in the logo store.
A Tivoli Case Study writer will be on site to interview you in person, saving you the time and frustration of having to do it after the event. Case studies are yet another excellent way for you to get your IBM Tivoli success story to the public, as well as another easy way for you to get more cash for the IBM logo store!
Don’t have time to meet for an interview? If you are a speaker at Pulse you have the option of letting us use your recorded session to create your case study, and you will still get the cash for the logo store, it has never been so easy. Once our writer has drafted your case study you will have the chance to review and approve before it is published.
With all of the press and analysts that are attending Pulse there are many opportunities to speak to someone and if you’re interested we can make sure you are contacted directly for the opportunity.
Don’t be shy, be proud to be an IBM customer and reap the benefits of your VIP status!
Want more information on how to participate in any of these activities? Add a comment below with your question and we’ll hook you up with some info.
Want to reach out to me directly?
Follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/rjwissin
Or find me on Connections: https://www-950.ibm.com/profiles/html/profileView.do?key=93621405-19f0-46a4-8e0e-bee7b5614b20&lang=en
Register for Pulse (it’s not too late!):
To learn more about IBM Client References click here: http://www.ibm.com/ibm/clientreference/us/en/
Read more about the Tivoli Customer Reference Program in this Tivoli Beat article: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/tivoli/beat/03132007.html
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  ibmpulse smarter-computing smarterplanet service-management ibmsoftware ibm pulse2011 pulse2012 software 1,728 Visits
Thanks to all the IBM Pulse conference attendees and staff for making Pulse 2011 another great year!
Save the date for the Pulse 2012 conference next year: March 4-7, 2012 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Below are some links to help you find Pulse content and share in ongoing conversations beyond the conference:
Below is a photo slideshow that Pulse attendees added to the Pulse Group on Flickr. Please share yours as well and add the pulse2011 tag.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  ibm tivoli information websphere dynamic pulse 2010 rational infrastructure service-management management 2 Comments 1,718 Visits
How can I maximize use of my existing infrastructure to give new benefits to my customers?
What is the advantage of business service management?
What do you want to get out of your maintenance management system?
What's the value of this data to the organization?
How much work are those servers actually doing?
What if the customer is part of the process?
How do you continue to provide great technology tools and still stay within a budget that is reasonable?
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  brown storage ism tivoli enterprise security delivery assurance mack service turkey dressing pulse management austin itsm rational design ibm asset eam texans ut thanksgiving halloween 1,702 Visits
I love this time of year.
It's been said that central Texas only has two seasons: summer and football season. If you’ve spent any time in a Texas summer, you might understand our zeal for the latter. Contrary to some folklore, Texans like a lot of other stuff about autumn. Here are a few more seasonal treats that inspire this Texan to put out the welcome mat for autumn, even as summer huffs the last of it’s dragon breath well into November.
Let’s pause for a moment because Daylight Savings Time alone can bring tears of joy to my eyes. Allow me to elaborate.
For starters, the sun comes up earlier. This is huge for runners. It’s harder for coyotes and mountain lions to stalk us after daybreak. An earlier dusk means I am alert enough to not only notice, but also enjoy our famous sunsets. And – best of all: the aliens that live with me my children are tricked into an earlier reboot bedtime.
Ok, so what does all this have to do with Pulse? Nothing! But while I am celebrating being tricked into feeling like autumn gives me more time, let’s celebrate a real treat of extra time for you:
Pulse 2011 call for speakers has been extended to November 23, 2010. I promise that’s no trick, unless you were planning to submit a paper to the Enterprise Asset Management track. In that case, your extension treat expires on November 16.
Need Help Getting Started?
No problem! Here are a few suggestions to help you get started on the path to joining our agenda as a featured expert.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  retail asset industries energy security management ibmpulse cloud pulse and it mobility travel manufacturing ibm enterprise banking telecommunications government insurance storage transportation smarter petroleum chemicals healthcare utilities 1,699 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:  ibm impact it ibm-software strategy 2010 software smart-soa #ibmimpact ibmimpact soa smarterplanet websphere smarter-systems smarter-software 1,685 Visits
How has smarter software made your business better? We want to hear from you!
If you are an IBM Software customer or Business Partner and attending Impact, we invite you to participate in a casual video interview to share your business and IT challenges, including how smarter software helps you solve those challenges. Your footage will be placed in a video that helps us tell the IBM Software story from the perspective of those who matter most: our customers. Candidates must have the support and approval of their company, and be available for taping at Impact 2010 on Wednesday, May 5th.
There's nothing to prepare for upfront and there are no "wrong" responses. Here is a sample of similar video production.
Please contact Lindy Dukes at email@example.com to sign-up for this opportunity and be sure to visit the Client References Lounge at Impact! We look forward to hearing from you!