I was seriously bummed this morning when Al Zollar announced that Michael Phelps would not be speaking at the Pulse conference. Al explained that another exciting keynote speaker was on the agenda for later, but wouldn’t tell us who it was. The Twitter crowd immediately started speculating who it would be--Chris Rock?
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.