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Re: New Year: Step Back, Breathe Deep, Refocus --- Where to get expert advice on your z focus for 2010 and onward
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Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  ibm information tivoli websphere dynamic pulse 2010 infrastructure rational service-management management 2 Comments 2,888 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?
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So. We picked a guest speaker for Pulse, one of IBM’s flagship conferences. And this time it’s not a sports hero. This time we picked someone more renowned for his serious passion to save the world. For real. Our dude is busting his rump to save us from the fire and brimstone we’ll be swimming in when all the glaciers melt. And since we here at IBM have been talking the talk of building a smarter planet, I’m thinking our choice makes a lot of sense. Because the world wouldn’t be so smart if we all got dead. There’d be all these data centers floating about aimlessly. Just saying.
Ladies and Gentleman of the blogosphere, please put your fingertips on your keyboard and prepare to tell the rest of the interwebs that we are honored to host:
But if says he’s building an arc, I’m still not buying stock in the big box home improvement center that’s breeding grackles in its 40 acre parking lot. They’re chasing away all the song birds. I’m just saying.
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In response to: Maximo Client Challenge - are you up for the challenge?Mary, I loved your car story and your challenge to continue the Maximo conversation. I'm sharing this with our Pulse blog so others know about Maximo networking potential at Pulse and beyond.
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In response to: If you’re an IBM Tivoli Business Partner why attend Pulse?Lisa, welcome to the blogging team. Great post on the Tivoli Pulse Business Partner Summit. I'm posting this to our Pulse blog too so others can find it.
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In response to: Pulse 2010 Call for Papers: EAM StreamRob and Mary, thanks for posting details on submitting Pulse abstracts for Enterprise Asset Management. I'm sharing this with our Pulse blog so others can easily find the information.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  pulse las software vegas rational papers management service maximoworld submit al storage tivoli maximo eam hardware zollar netcool 2010 1 Comment 2,880 Visits
It has been gorgeous Friday here in sunny Austin, Texas at a nice 65-70 degrees. It’s only fair to give props when props are due, especially since I have used this blog to gritch about the oppressive heat last summer, which ended yesterday I think.
So! Onto the real reason I brought you here:
Did you know that you peeps only have like two weeks left to get your proposals in to present at Pulse? I know you all have an IBM story to tell. Maybe you don’t think anyone would want to hear it or maybe you are concerned that you don’t have time to prepare. Or maybe you just don’t think that there is good reason to bother.
Nonsense, I say to thee!
First of all, this offer isn’t just for high-ranking executives or big business partners. We also need the folks who actually hands-on run the stuff we sell your company. Does it work? Did it get you out of a fix? Did it prevent you from being in a fix? Did it save more money than it cost? That sort of thing.
Secondly, you don’t have to worry about this taking a bunch of your time. We’ll make it easy for you. This is not a test that you are going to be graded on. This is your story and it’s one you know so well, you’ve probably even told it at a cocktail party. And all you need to do right now is pick a category and draft a 150-word description of what you will talk about. Oh, and submit it at the Pulse website by November 2. That’s nothing! This blog is already 280 words. Here is an article that can help you get your proposal accepted.
And thirdly, do you realize what an opportunity this is? You will be immortalized!
Seriously, we promote the heck out of the good stuff people say at Pulse. Why on earth wouldn’t we? We might even interview you on camera (if you let us) and put you on our YouTube channel and Tweet, Facebook, and of course blog about you. Client presentations from Pulse are wildly popular. My colleagues ping me weekly with, “I need So-and-So’s presentation from Pulse 2009 for a meeting with [client, executive, press, you fill in the blank]!” We’ll make you famous (sort of).
Here are some more goodies for our speakies:
What are you waiting for? The deadline is November 2 and the clock is ticking!
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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
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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.
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In response to: The Writing on the Facebook WallThere. I added the Pulse Facebook link. :-) Thanks for getting my back, Tiff!
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In response to: The Writing on the Facebook WallDoh! What kind of facebook junkie am I? *hangs head in shame*
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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.