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Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  economy obama ibm sam maccarran investment smarter tivoli smarter-planet barack palmisano president infratructure las-vegas pulse planet stimulus 1 Comment 50,199 Visits
If you’re one of thousands of people flying into McCarran International Airport today for Pulse 2009, then you already know that we are about to explore building a smarter planet through a dynamic infrastructure with IBM Service Management. Are you ready? Good! The next thing on your agenda should be to visit The Top Six Pulse Social Networking Tools so you can decide how you want to keep in touch with friends, colleagues and clients during Pulse.
If you are not one of the lucky ones with this event already on your agenda, it’s not too late! Come by the MGM Grand and head over to the Pulse 2009 registration desk.
But, you ask, what is Pulse and why should you care? Good questions. We have the answers.
Pulse is a conference dedicated to building smarter IT infrastructure. You should care because smarter infrastructure is by far our best path to creating new, globally competitive jobs and stimulating growth. IBM research shows that focused investment in just three areas -- healthcare IT, smart electric grids and broadband -- could yield almost one million new jobs within one year.
Come to Pulse to find out what President Obama already knows from his post-inaugural meeting with IBM Chairman, Sam Palmisano: building a smarter planet through a dynamic infrastructure is the fast track to rebuilding a vibrant, globally competitive economy.
“ Even as this plan puts Americans back to work, it will also make the critical investments in alternative energy, in safer roads, better health care and modern schools that will lay the foundation for long-term growth and prosperity, and will invest in broadband and emerging technologies, like the ones imagined and introduced to the world by people like Sam and so many of the CEOs here today, because that's how America will retain and regain its competitive edge in the 21st century."
-President Barack Obama
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  blackberry las-vegas pulse las vegas moment infrastructure itsm sam barack-obama obama todd ibm dynamic service palmisano it watson service-management tivoli management barack 2,873 Visits
So this week, the United States had a big moment. You know, the one right before Barack Obama was supposed to surrender his Blackberry. Yep, the oath. Well, technically we had two moments since he re-took the oath on Wednesday. But today is Friday, and as Mr. President has rolled up his sleeves to get to work on all his campaign promises and more, we humble IBMers continue ours.
With less than 15 days away from the second annual Pulse conference, some of us are just a tad anxious as we close in on the home stretch to February 8th. After all, Pulse 2008 was such a smashing success and we promised to make Pulse 2009 even more fantastic. That was a big promise. One we intend to make good on.
But I confess: we had a little help. From the world.
Amazing that a world with all its problems from global warming, to economic crisis to dwindling food, water, and energy resources would have the bandwidth to offer our little show a hand. You know what they say: “You want something done, give it to a busy world, right?” Or something like that, anyway.
The world may be getting busier, but it’s also getting smarter. And more instrumented and more interconnected. This realization led us to build Pulse through the lens of a busier, more challenged, but smarter planet. That’s when the Pulse team had a little moment of our own – our “light- bulb” moment, if you will.
Without giving too much away, I’ll assure you gentle blog readers that when you come to Pulse next month, you can expect to have your own moment: the moment when you realize just how the planet is becoming smarter with service management through a dynamic infrastructure - and what it means to you, your family, your community, and your business.
Joining the Pulse News Network for the duration of the conference are television journalists, Forrest Sawyer and SuChin Pak, who will be breaking all the big stories at Pulse, and they’ll want to know:
“Where you when you experienced the moment?”
See the three-part, Pulse News Network interview with Al Zollar: “Smarter infrastructure is by far our best path to creating new jobs and stimulating growth. We at IBM were asked to map this out by President-elect Barack Obama's transition team and our research shows that a $30 billion stimulus investment in just three areas -- smart grids, health-care IT and broadband -- could yield almost one million new jobs within one year.” Sam Palmisano Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2009 Oh, and by the way, if you haven't heard, Obama got to keep his Blackberry.
“Smarter infrastructure is by far our best path to creating new jobs and stimulating growth. We at IBM were asked to map this out by President-elect Barack Obama's transition team and our research shows that a $30 billion stimulus investment in just three areas -- smart grids, health-care IT and broadband -- could yield almost one million new jobs within one year.”
Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2009
Oh, and by the way, if you haven't heard, Obama got to keep his Blackberry.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  maximo future phelps ibm back al world the michael zollar to vegas management z pulse optimization service system it 2 Comments 4,762 Visits
The holidays are over. Did ya have a good one? Great! Glad to hear it. Me too. Now it’s time to get back to work. And that means getting back to the future. As in the immediate, impending future.
I’m not talking about getting back into the gym so you can sport a great shape in time for spring break. I’m talking about getting back to preparing for your future, as in securing the longevity of your business in 2009.
One of the easiest ways you can ramp up momentum for a fast start in 2009 is by planning your personal agenda for Pulse in Vegas from February 8-12. What I mean is that whether or not you’ve registered for Pulse 2009 yet, you are invited to create a virtual schedule of the Pulse conference sessions with our Online Agenda Builder. You can select which sessions you want based on what is most relevant and enhancing to the objectives associated with your role in your business and industry. The Online Agenda Tool enables you to explore the Pulse agenda, which you can organize by track, topic, speaker, time of day, labs, expo . . . whatever! Did I mention that you don’t have to be a registered attendee to use this tool?
Don’t you always get jazzed when planning a trip? Of course you do. But we know it’s tough out there. Taking exciting trips is something many of us delay until we feel better about spending money. That’s exactly why we’ve invited 200 expert clients speakers to share how they leveraged the hardware, software and services of IBM Service Management, for everything from the IT convergence with business, to incident and problem management. IBM Executives and industry leaders will share how IBM Service Management can deliver quality service on any scale, while addressing some of the most prominent global fascinations, including what’s really going on with cloud computing why a smarter planet requires a dynamic infrastructure. You’ll get more service management bang for your buck for years to come in four action-packed days this February.
Pulse is a one of a kind opportunity that is knocking now – right at the time you need it. Anyone with a stake in Chemicals & Petroleum, Electronics, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Energy & Utilities, Retail, Banking, Insurance, Defense, Travel & Transportation, Energy & Efficiency, Virtualization, Business Resiliency, Storage & Information Infrastructure, and Managing System Z should consider attending Pulse a top priority.
Still not convinced? Check out your options with the Pulse Online Agenda Tool. This simple and free exercise is sure to give you inspiration and motivation for the New Year, and justification for making the trip that could jump start recovery or secure long-term survival.
Really. Go on give it a try!Agenda Builder
Get to Pulse and get back to the future with security, prosperity, and longevity. That’s what I’m talking about.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  asset it vegas maximo system z michael service las recession oriented pulse soa computing architecture green smarter cloud barak phelps obama planet gq heroes sports tivoli ibm optimization illustrated management 1 Comment 4,166 Visits
SAVE ON PULSE REGISTRATION TODAY through FRIDAY 12/5 at http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/pulse/
Okay, okay. IBM Service Management might not be saving the world the same way heroes in a Hollywood movie would. But unseen heroes do exist. They may not be glamorous or even know they are heroes. You might know some of them. You might even be one of them. And right now, they are out in force doing their best to help businesses survive the [now official] recession. I'm not talking about the Fed, or Congress, or anyone on Wall Street. Who then? Not just who, but what. As in who does what.
Stay with me. I'll cut to the chase now.
In a nutshell, the digital and physical infrastructures of the world are converging to the point that global integration impacts every aspect of business. To run sustainable businesses, companies need to work smarter and integrate smart choices into day-to-day operations. IBM Service Management is made up of the smartest heroes, technology and strategies that can help your business survive the these tough economic times. Quite a leap in logic? Oh, ye of little faith! Miracles can happen when you've got purpose and innovation on your side. Want to know more? Come to Pulse for four action-packed days at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Over 200 IBM clients, IBM executives and industry experts, aka "the Heroes" will showcase how IBM Service Management can deliver quality service on any scale, while addressing some of the most prominent global fascinations, including:
* What’s really going on with cloud computing
* Why a smarter planet requires a dynamic infrastructure
* How to save green by going green
Some of the sessions at Pulse include:
* Top Leadership Challenges in Service Management
* Delighting Your CEO with Exceptional Service Management
* Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Value with Governance for Service Management
* Achieving Converged Management of Business and IT Infrastructure
* Inhabiting the Smarter Planet: How a Dynamic Infrastructure Reduces Cost, Improves Services, and Manages Risk
* The Last Mile to SOA Success: Service Management
* "Out of Space, Power, and Money" -- Addressing Emerging Energy and Environmental Challenges
* Drowning in Data? -- Meet Tougher Service Level Requirements with Less Infrastructure
* Tame the Explosion of Information with IBM Information Infrastructure
* Balancing Risk with Opportunity: Security Trends and Strategies for Business Leaders
* Customer Panel: Tales from the Cutting Edge of Service Management
* Breaking Down the Barriers between Dev and Ops
* Taking the Next Steps on Your SM Journey
Visit the Pulse Web to register while there’s still time to save on registration. The Early Bird registration special of $1795 ends Friday, December 5, 2008. Then stick around and learn more about the following streams of our agenda:
As you align business processes and technologies to become more service-oriented, this stream will show how IBM Service Management solutions can optimize industry-specific services.
Learn how IBM Service Management solutions can help you leverage today’s “hot” technologies, augment business performance and minimize business risk.
We’ll explain best practices, Tivoli product roadmaps, customer experiences, implementation stories around IBM Service Management and more.
IBM IT optimization strategies, solutions, and roadmaps to help you manage across physical and virtual resources for greater IT efficiencies and improved business performance.We’re also offering labs and certifications to make sure you grasp the content and can take it back to share with your colleagues.
The drive for a smarter planet takes IT down a long-term path that also offers short-term successes for companies committed to the journey.
Important Dates for Pulse 2009
• Dec. 5, 2008 – $1795 Early bird deadline
• Feb. 8-12, 2009 – Pulse 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  pulse telco event maximo las smashmouth ibm conference netcool asset michael phelps tivoli management industries smart 2009 service green security vegas enterprise cloud 2 Comments 5,998 Visits
Multiple Choice: Why is Six a Perfect Number?
If you answered "2. It equals the sum of its proper divisors 1, 2 and 3.", you are incorrect because some answers are more correct than others. And since this is the Pulse blog and not the Math blog, the most correct answer is is "5. all of the above"!
But anyway, the real value of a multiple choice is when it saves you money, right? And who couldn't use it these days? This blog entry reveals the multiple options you can choose from to save big on Pulse registration. Take your pick from the savings options here and register for Pulse 2009 today at http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/pulse/!
Clients that present at Pulse attend FREE
Go to www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/pulse and click on "Present at Pulse". All accepted session receive a client guest pass. Call for Speakers ends November 7, 2008.
Pulse Client Guest Pass
Pulse 2009 has set aside a limited number of guest passes for Pulse 2009. Contact your IBM rep to find out if you qualify for a guest pass to Pulse 2009.
Two-Week Extension on the Early-Early Bird Rate
The Early-Early bird rate has been extended for 2 more weeks so you can take advantage of the $1495 rate. Use the PULSE09EEBX code when registering, but hurry – it expires November 10, 2008.
Government Employees save $800
Government employees can attend Pulse at the discounted rate of $1395. There is no code - simply indicate that you are a government employee on the registration page. All government employees will be asked to present their government issued id at check in. This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.
Pulse 2008 Alumni save $600
Did your attend Pulse 2008? If the answer is yes, then you are eligible for an alumni discounted rate of $1595. Simply use PULSE09ALUM as the promo code on the registration page. This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.
Five or more clients from the same organization can receive $100 off the current registration price. To obtain a special code for this discount, call (888) 987-6545 or (781) 251-7864, 9-5 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday. The discount must be arranged prior to registration and is taken at the time of registration.
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  for infrastrastructure insustries a software green service topics greener management world's ibm pulse industry world michael phelps hot 2009 3,176 Visits
In response to: 2008 Olympian Michael Phelps to Address Pulse 2009 AudienceVery cool! I watched every one of of the his races during the 2008 Olympics. Extremely exciting. I was as shocked as his mom when he won the 100m butterfly!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym_ks0aHkCE
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  software phelps world's green infrastrastructure ibm michael for industry 2009 world a pulse insustries greener topics service management hot 3 Comments 6,126 Visits
IBM is proud to announce that Michael Phelps will address the audience at Pulse 2009 in Las Vegas, NV.
On August 16, 2008 Michael Phelps etched his name in Olympic history by winning his eighth gold medal of the Beijing Olympic Games, surpassing Mark Spitz for the most gold medals in a single Olympics. Seven of his eight wins set new world records, and with the addition of his six gold medals from the 2004 Olympics, Phelps has now won the most Olympic gold medals in history.
Phelps has been making waves in the world of sports since he was young. He tied the record for the most medals at a single Olympics in the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games when he earned six gold medals and eight medals overall. Already a sports legend at the age of 22, he has been named World Swimmer of the Year for three out of the last four years (2003, 2004, and 2006).
Although he is young, he has already had a lifetime of experiences—in the pool and out. He founded “Swim with the Stars”—the first ever Olympic Swimming Tour that travels the country to give kids the opportunity to learn from the best. He is also a national spokesperson for the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Phelps is the illustration of dedication and passion, practicing 365 days a year. His results speak for themselves.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  free it ibm service industry infrastructure management jams 2009 webcast ism green pulse operations registration asset enterprise delivery eam 1 Comment 4,336 Visits
You know who you are. You are always the first in line for everything. And it pays off. Or at least it usually does. I don’t know if you ever got that iPhone but I know you saved $600 on Pulse 2008 registration. And even though Pulse 2009 registration won’t open until later this month, I bet you’ll be the first to get your sneak peek at what we’ll be showcasing at the conference February 8-12.
How’s that, you say? With the new IBM Service Management Jams FREE weekly live webcast events. Each ISM Jam offers a glimpse into the strategy and technology you’ve come to expect at Pulse, including the latest in thought leadership, solution deep dives and real-world experiences from those of you that manage IT, service delivery and operational infrastructures of every kind – across every major industry. Bring your questions and come prepared for a lively discussion because each of the ISM Jams are hosted by IBM Service Management experts and include 30 minutes of live Q&A.
So stay tuned for Pulse Early Bird Registration and jump-start your Pulse experience in 2009 with the ISM Jams each Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. ET.
September 9, 2008
Speakers: Tony Pearson and Dave Merbach
September 16, 2008
Speaker: Kieran Moynihan
September 23, 2008
Speaker: Al Zollar
Speaker: Doug Brown
Speaker: Zarina Stanford
Speaker: Laura Sanders
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  tivoli service-management pulse09 pulse walkie-talkie vegas redshirt conference green orlando ibm cloud pulse08 staff blog 2,834 Visits
Maybe you remember the Red Shirts scurrying around the Swan and Dolphin during Pulse 2008, some murmuring into walkie- talkies like 007, others barking at them like marines on a mission. Well, folks, theyre neither double agents nor the marines, but they were the Tivoli boots-on-the-ground doing their best to make the conference everything we promised it would be. Maybe you were even run over by a fast-moving Red Shirt as you approached to ask where to purchase one of those highly fashionable smocks. Months of maniacal focus on ones goal can make one behave like, well, a maniac, if ones not very careful. But I digress . . .. If you ever wondered where you can get one of those Pulse 2008 shirts, query no more. While we cant offer them in red as that color is reserved for maniacs, um I mean conference staff, you can get your version in black. Here are the details:
To place your order please contact Lois Cavanaugh @ 913.319.4449 or
Email to lois.cavanaugh@StaplesPromoProducts.com with the following information:
1) Quantity w/sizes
2) Ship to location
3) Credit card or PO#
4) Shipping account number.
*Please note that this offer is available for US residents only*
My apologies if you were a Red-Shirt runover-ee, and my sincerest apologies if I was the runover-er. Id give you the Pulse 2008 Redshirt off my back to make amends if I werent positive youd be mistaken for conference staff at Pulse 09 in Las Vegas and given a walkie-talkie to answer to.
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB email@example.com Tags:  partners deployment midmarket tivoli businesspartners accreditation ibm 2,670 Visits
If you were at the Pulse 2008 conference and visited the Expo floor, you may have seen big red button logos with the words "IBM Tivoli Accredited Business Partner" on some of our Business Partner booths. You can get glimpses of these logos in the top right corner of the pictures below.
So what does this logo mean? It means that IBM recognizes those IBM Business Partners who are committed to helping mid-market businesses optimize their operations and network infrastructures via systems management, asset protection, data recovery and more with tailored Tivoli solutions. Often, these Business Partners are our front-line local experts and heroes who provide services in solution assessment, customization, deployment, training and support.
I had the pleasure of informally chatting with some of these heroes while at the Pulse conference and hearing their stories about Lance Armstrong, John Wood, tigers, Hummers, talent recruitment videos, awards, and heart-stopping Pulse acoustics.
Thank you to the folks above who warmly shared their stories at Pulse and the lBM Business Partners with the Tivoli Deployment Accreditation who help Tivoli deliver on its promise and commitment to provide value to our mid-market clients.
You can find more of these pictures on our Flickr group in pool or slideshow modes.