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  • Made in IBM Labs: Governing Geographically Dispersed Cloud Data

    IBM Press Releases - Technologies - United States
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    IBM inventors have patented a technique that helps clients automatically analyze and manage the location where their public and private cloud data is stored, thereby enabling companies to comply with regulations governing where data can be stored in different countries and continents. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Lenovo Completes Initial Closing for Acquisition of IBM’s x86 Server Business

    IBM Press Releases - Servers - United States
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Lenovo and IBM today announced that they have completed the initial closing for Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business under the terms described in their announcement on Monday, September 29, 2014. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Improving z/OS Application Availability by Managing Planned Outages

    IBM Redbooks | Just Published
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 - What is a planned outage? - Types of planned outages - Coverage of z/OS and its major subsystems This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended to make System Programmers, Operators, and Availability Managers aware of the enhancements to recent releases of z/OS® and its major subsystems in the area of planned outage avoidance.
  • AmerisourceBergen Selects IBM to Manage IT Infrastructure

    IBM Press Releases - Services and solutions - United States
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    IBM today announced that it has extended, by three years, its multiyear services agreement with AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies in the world. IBM will manage the IT infrastructure that supports the company’s 13,000 employees and operations across 25 of its distribution centers in North America. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Busan Bank Selects IBM to Enhance Customer Experience with New Mobile Apps

    IBM Press Releases - Software - United States
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    IBM today announced a collaboration with Busan Bank to create a set of secure, customized mobile apps that will improve employee productivity and decision making to enhance the customer experience. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
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    IBM Press Releases - All Topics - United States

  • Lenovo Completes Initial Closing for Acquisition of IBM’s x86 Server Business

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Lenovo and IBM today announced that they have completed the initial closing for Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business under the terms described in their announcement on Monday, September 29, 2014. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • AmerisourceBergen Selects IBM to Manage IT Infrastructure

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    IBM today announced that it has extended, by three years, its multiyear services agreement with AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies in the world. IBM will manage the IT infrastructure that supports the company’s 13,000 employees and operations across 25 of its distribution centers in North America. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Lenovo Set to Close Acquisition of IBM’s x86 Server Business

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Lenovo and IBM announced today that conditions for Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business have been satisfied and the parties anticipate they will begin closing the transaction effective on October 1, 2014. The acquisition will make Lenovo the third-largest player in the $42.1 billion global x86 server market. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Busan Bank Selects IBM to Enhance Customer Experience with New Mobile Apps

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    IBM today announced a collaboration with Busan Bank to create a set of secure, customized mobile apps that will improve employee productivity and decision making to enhance the customer experience. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • MutualMind Migrates From Amazon Web Services and Rackspace to IBM Cloud to Unlock the Power of Social Media Data

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    IBM today announced that MutualMind, a startup that provides social media sentiment analysis, has migrated from Amazon Web Services and Rackspace onto IBM cloud infrastructure, doubling the computing power of its real-time, on-demand content analysis and visualization application. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
 
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    IBM Redbooks | Just Published

  • Improving z/OS Application Availability by Managing Planned Outages

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 - What is a planned outage? - Types of planned outages - Coverage of z/OS and its major subsystems This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended to make System Programmers, Operators, and Availability Managers aware of the enhancements to recent releases of z/OS® and its major subsystems in the area of planned outage avoidance.
  • BRMS Enterprise Enhancements

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 This IBM Redpaper describes the configuration and use of the new IBM i 7.1 BRMS Enterprise enhancements by using the web-based IBM Navigator for i.
  • Master Data Management for SaaS Applications

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - InfoSphere MDM and SaaS applications integration guidance - WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration as middleware - Cloud application integration scenarios Enterprises today understand the value of employing a master data management (MDM) solution for managing and governing mission critical information assets.
  • NIC Virtualization in IBM Flex System Fabric Solutions

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - Introduces NIC virtualization concepts and technologies - Describes UFP and vNIC deployment scenarios - Provides UFP and vNIC configuration examples The deployment of server virtualization technologies in data centers requires significant efforts in providing sufficient network I/O bandwidth to satisfy the demand of virtualized applications and services.
  • Guide to IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Version 7.1.3

    28 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 - Outlines the latest PoweHA enhancements - Describes clustering with unicast communications - Includes migration scenarios This IBM® Redbooks® publication for IBM Power Systems™ with IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® Standard and Enterprise Editions (hardware, software, practices, reference architectures, and tools) documents a well-defined deployment model within an IBM Power Systems environment.
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    IBM Press Releases - Corporate - United States

  • Lenovo Completes Initial Closing for Acquisition of IBM’s x86 Server Business

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Lenovo and IBM today announced that they have completed the initial closing for Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business under the terms described in their announcement on Monday, September 29, 2014. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Lenovo Set to Close Acquisition of IBM’s x86 Server Business

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Lenovo and IBM announced today that conditions for Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business have been satisfied and the parties anticipate they will begin closing the transaction effective on October 1, 2014. The acquisition will make Lenovo the third-largest player in the $42.1 billion global x86 server market. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • MEDIA ALERT: TECH THAT TEACHES TEACHERS

    24 Sep 2014 | 8:25 pm
    IBM and Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College will host a forum at the Roosevelt House in New York City on Tuesday, September 30th at 1:30 pm. There, technology that could one day act as a digital mentor to teachers will be demonstrated to top educators, policy makers, university presidents, deans of schools of education, testing companies and teachers' union leaders. Better teachers could mean higher test scores, more engaged students, and more successful graduates. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • CT Governor Dannel P. Malloy and IBM's Stanley S. Litow Inaugurate State's First P-TECH School

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    CT Governor Dannel P. Malloy and IBM's Stanley S. Litow Inaugurate State's First P-TECH School E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Experts Help Drive Economic and Social Change in Ethiopia

    3 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    A team of 15 IBM experts today presented its recommendations to Ethiopian leaders on a range of critical projects aimed at supporting Ethiopia’s national Growth and Transformation Plan. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
 
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    IBM Press Releases - Services and solutions - United States

  • AmerisourceBergen Selects IBM to Manage IT Infrastructure

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    IBM today announced that it has extended, by three years, its multiyear services agreement with AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies in the world. IBM will manage the IT infrastructure that supports the company’s 13,000 employees and operations across 25 of its distribution centers in North America. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Opens New Cloud Resiliency Center

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    IBM today announced the opening of its new cloud resiliency center in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. The new cloud resiliency center provides state-of-the-art business continuity capabilities in the cloud to protect companies from potential costly disruptions. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Opens European Digital Sales Centre to Transform Digital Client Engagement

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    IBM today announced the opening of a state of the art European Digital Sales Centre at the IBM Technology Campus, Dublin. The $26 million investment enables a new digital based system of engagement and transforms the way in which IBM engages with clients and business partners. Clients will now experience increased personalization, innovation and efficient collaboration through digital and social platforms. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Mayo Clinic and IBM Task Watson to Improve Clinical Trial Research

    7 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Mayo Clinic and IBM today announced plans to pilot Watson, the IBM cognitive computer, to match patients more quickly with appropriate clinical trials. A proof-of-concept phase is currently underway, with the intent to introduce it into clinical use in early 2015. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oil and Gas Professional Services Vendor Assessment

    3 Sep 2014 | 6:34 pm
    IBM has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oil and Gas Professional Services 2014 Vendor Assessment by IDC Energy Insights. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
 
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    IBM Press Releases - Software - United States

  • Busan Bank Selects IBM to Enhance Customer Experience with New Mobile Apps

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    IBM today announced a collaboration with Busan Bank to create a set of secure, customized mobile apps that will improve employee productivity and decision making to enhance the customer experience. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Introduces Powerful Analytics for Everyone

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Making its biggest announcement in a decade as leader in analytics, IBM today announced Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses. According to analysts, only a small fraction of business people use powerful analytics tools as part of their decision making today1. Watson Analytics is designed to make advanced and predictive analytics easy to acquire and use. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Report: IBM Positioned as a Mobile Application Development Platform Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant

    14 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    IBM today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned IBM as a Leader in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM and Yonyou Announce Strategic Collaboration to Accelerate Big Data and Analytics Adoption

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:14 pm
    IBM and Yonyou Software Co. Ltd, the largest enterprise ISV in the Asia Pacific region, today announced a strategic collaboration to accelerate the adoption of IBM Big Data & Analytics technologies to help customers gain business insight and run their applications more efficiently and at much lower cost. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Aspera, an IBM Company, Powers Complex Digital Media Workflows for WDR mediagroup

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    IBM today announced at IBC 2014 that German media service provider WDR mediagroup (WDRmg) has deployed a complete suite of high-speed transfer and automation solutions from Aspera, an IBM company, to streamline complex workflows of large and wildly diverse volumes of digital media assets – the most prevalent form of Big Data. By speeding its workflow and scaling its capacity, WDRmg can now process and upload approximately 80 percent more video content to video streaming platforms for its customers. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
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    IBM Press Releases - Storage - United States

  • Report: IBM Named #1 in Software Defined Storage Platforms

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:15 pm
    IBM today announced that International Data Corp. (IDC) has ranked IBM as the top ranking supplier of Software Defined Storage Platforms (SDS-P) in its latest Worldwide Storage Software QView for the second quarter 2014, based on software revenue. The ranking reflects widespread adoption of IBM’s SDS-P technologies by clients looking to gain faster, more reliable access to their growing data volumes. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Solid State Arrays

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:05 pm
    IBM today announced that Gartner, Inc., has recognized IBM as a “Leader” in the August 28, 2014, Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid State Arrays. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • China’s Ping An Insurance Deploys IBM Storage Virtualization to Speed Data Insights

    3 Sep 2014 | 6:04 pm
    IBM announced today that Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (Ping An), the largest private insurer in the country, has implemented an IBM Software Defined Storage solution to help it speed data collection from one month to one hour, dramatically improving its ability to meet new regulatory requirements such as the annual audit and industrial data analysis. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Systems Help Clients Embrace Next Generation of Cloud, Analytics, Mobile and Social Technologies

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:08 pm
    As organizations look to take advantage of the emergence of cloud, analytics and mobile technologies, IBM today announced that this trend is driving interest in IBM systems in geographies around the world. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • DESY and IBM Develop Big Data Architecture for Science

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:01 pm
    IBM today announced it is collaborating with Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a leading national research center in Germany, to speed up management and storage of massive volumes of x-ray data. The planned Big Data and Analytics architecture based on IBM software defined technology can handle more than 20 gigabyte per second of data at peak performance and help scientists worldwide gain faster insights into the atomic structure of novel semiconductors, catalysts, biological cells and other samples. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
 
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    IBM Research

  • Microserver powered by the sun

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    IBM scientist Ronald Luijten has many hobbies, from gliding over the Swiss alps at 4,000 meters, to taking photos with his quadrocopter, or tinkering with technology -- particularly microservers, which he refers to as "data centers in a box."By day, Ronald is working on a 64-bit microserver for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), an international consortium to build the world’s largest and most
  • The algorithms of show business

    25 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    New IBMer begins work to make Watson work smarter, having made HBO’s Silicon Valley look smarter Vinith Misra “We need to talk.” Generally not something you want to hear from your PhD advisor. But when it was followed by, “Have you heard of HBO?”, then-Stanford student, now-IBM Watson engineer Vinith Misra was intrigued (and as a film enthusiast, a little amused). His advisor, Dr. Tsachy
  • IBMer earns "Genius Grant"

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    Craig Gentry's cryptography recognized by MacArthur Foundation In 2009, computer scientist Craig Gentry solved a cryptography problem – one posed in 1978. The problem: can encrypted data be analyzed without being accessed? Thought impossible for more than 30 years, Craig’s “fully homomorphic encryption” technique did just that. And the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation took notice
  • Growing single-crystalline materials on reusable graphene

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    Editor’s note: This article is by IBM Research Staff Member and Master Inventor Dr. Jeehwan Kim Dr. Jeehwan Kim Since the first demonstrations of removing graphene from graphite a decade ago, the size of a single-oriented piece has been limited to less than a millimeter – far too small for real-world application. Our team worked to break through the original millimeter barrier, and
  • Analyzing healthcare's big data of real-world evidence

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    A custom-produced pill engineered for your unique genetic makeup, designed to fight the exact genotype of cancer in your metabolism. A living avatar incorporating a genetic replica of your cancer, allowing tests to be conducted on the avatar before real-world application. Differentiating between Munchausen Syndrome and domestic abuse by collecting data on a patient
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    IBM Press Releases - Technologies - United States

  • IBM Introduces Powerful Analytics for Everyone

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Making its biggest announcement in a decade as leader in analytics, IBM today announced Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses. According to analysts, only a small fraction of business people use powerful analytics tools as part of their decision making today1. Watson Analytics is designed to make advanced and predictive analytics easy to acquire and use. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Systems Help Clients Embrace Next Generation of Cloud, Analytics, Mobile and Social Technologies

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:08 pm
    As organizations look to take advantage of the emergence of cloud, analytics and mobile technologies, IBM today announced that this trend is driving interest in IBM systems in geographies around the world. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • DESY and IBM Develop Big Data Architecture for Science

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:01 pm
    IBM today announced it is collaborating with Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a leading national research center in Germany, to speed up management and storage of massive volumes of x-ray data. The planned Big Data and Analytics architecture based on IBM software defined technology can handle more than 20 gigabyte per second of data at peak performance and help scientists worldwide gain faster insights into the atomic structure of novel semiconductors, catalysts, biological cells and other samples. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Made in IBM Labs: Governing Geographically Dispersed Cloud Data

    7 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    IBM inventors have patented a technique that helps clients automatically analyze and manage the location where their public and private cloud data is stored, thereby enabling companies to comply with regulations governing where data can be stored in different countries and continents. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • New IBM SyNAPSE Chip Could Open Era of Vast Neural Networks

    6 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Scientists from IBM today unveiled the first neurosynaptic computer chip to achieve an unprecedented scale of one million programmable neurons, 256 million programmable synapses and 46 billion synaptic operations per second per watt. At 5.4 billion transistors, this fully functional and production-scale chip is currently one of the largest CMOS chips ever built, yet, while running at biological real time, it consumes a minuscule 70mW—orders of magnitude less power than a modern microprocessor. A neurosynaptic supercomputer the size of a postage stamp that runs on the energy equivalent of a…
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    Bob's Blog

  • How the iPhone is made info-graphic

    Bob Balfe
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    I thought this graphic was very interesting:
  • Greenwheels version 2 comes to Shop.Org – don’t miss it!

    Bob Balfe
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    This year at one of the IBM pedestals you will see the extension to the original demonstration given at the Smarter Commerce Summit (you can watch that video here). The greenwheels company is focusing on three main company imperatives in this story. … Continue reading →
  • Is Pinterest in your marketing plan?

    Bob Balfe
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    We all have our favorite stores and products and usually expect marketing emails to come from the company itself. But did you know Pinterest has been sending “Price drop emails” since last year (2013)? This is great for people who … Continue reading →
  • Easily Creating Widgets In WebSphere Commerce Composer

    Bob Balfe
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    WebSphere Commerce Composer is a very powerful addition to the tool set. It allows marketing and HTML developers to pretty much design a web site to their heart’s content. In this video I show how you can use jQuery and … Continue reading →
  • We all start at zero

    Bob Balfe
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    Had to pass this great video and cause on to everyone. I love Khan Academy and I think its cause is the future of learning. Join the cause today! You Can Learn Anything!
 
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  • Book Review: Internal Communications

    Philippe Borremans
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    A new book with the simple & straight forward title "Internal Communications - a Manual for Practitioners" by Liam FitzPatrick and Klavs Valskov found its way to my desk recently. Here's the review...First, I like my professional books practical and "workable" - I buy them to learn and to apply the things I read... This book is doing a perfect job in the "practical approach" area... The 250+ pages are full of case studies, templates and step by step workflows. It's really an educational book.Although the authors state that they have written the book "to help people who are getting started…
  • Support the Emergency 2.0 Wiki Project

    Philippe Borremans
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    As you might know I spoke at the ECS2014 about the use of social media for crisis communications and emergency management. I didn't do this in my function of Chief Social Media Officer for Van Marcke nor as trainer and consultant but as a volunteer for the Emergency 2.0 Wiki project.The Emergency 2.0 Wiki project has now become a recognised NGO and we believe that together we can help create a world where communities use social media to save not only their own lives in a disaster, but also the lives of others. A world where:Emergency services use social media to…
  • The European Communications Summit 2014 - an overview

    Philippe Borremans
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
  • The (Social) Internet in Real-Time

    Philippe Borremans
    2 Jun 2014 | 3:02 am
    So, how do YOU manage this amount of data in the context of Reputation Management ?Click the animation to open the full version (via PennyStocks.la).
  • About mobile newsrooms and online only news sites

    Philippe Borremans
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    Join me for a great event on April 24 - New Journalism / New Media and the impact on PRAs member of the board at 3C - the Corporate Communications Community - I have the opportunity to suggest and organise topical events and this is one I really am looking forward to...A mobile newsroom carrying reporters at high speed on the road and on the web…An online only news-site, launched in just a couple of months and catering to the “Change Generation”…The job of a reporter has changed dramatically since the arrival of the social web and – by definition – has also an impact on our…
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    Ed Brill

  • Trip report: TED@IBM

    Ed Brill
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend the first-ever TED@IBM event at the San Francisco SF JAZZ center. I've watched a few TED talks, but it's far different being there in person with those big red TED letters sitting on the stage. About 500 people attended, a mix of IBM clients, partners, industry figures, visionaries, and IBMers. We heard about a dozen different talks - half from IBMers and half from industry voices. There was some entertainment, some intrigue, and some Twitter trending topics (#TEDatIBM and #SharingInspires). The talks were interesting. Some were validating, such as…
  • ICON UK 2014: IBM’s Social Business Transformation

    Ed Brill
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    It has been a busy three months since my new position as Vice President, IBM Social Business Transformation was announced. Immediately after starting my new role, I left for Taiwan for a three-week assignment on an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge project team. The philanthropic experience was everything I expected and then some. I returned to the US at a new address - my family had moved to a new home across town, just before my flight to Taipei. The next few weeks were an adjustment - new home, new job, and making up for the loss of several weeks of summer cycling. When Tim Clark contacted me a…
  • New role: Social Business Transformation at IBM

    Ed Brill
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:27 am
    Earlier today, it was announced internally at IBM that I have taken on a new role. I am moving into our corporate organization as Vice President, Social Business Transformation. In this position, my team and I are responsible for advancing IBM's maturity as a social business, and continuing the development of a culture of participation. My predecessor in this role, Bethann Cregg, has left some pretty large shoes to fill. Several programs and tools are in place in IBM today to help our employees reach the right experts, engage more directly with our clients, and convert knowledge into action.
  • Time running out to enter the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge

    Ed Brill
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
    In my last blog entry, I covered the announcement of the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge. The Watson Mobile Developer Challenge is designed to catalyze mobile developers to explore the opportunity around mobile cognitive computing - bringing the power of Watson to a smartphone or other mobile device. Entrants submit proposals for mobile apps, and the finalists - to be announced at IBM Impact 2014 - will receive access to IBM Interactive Studios experts and Watson APIs in order to bring their vision to reality. In the 30 days since the Challenge was announced, there has been tremendous…
  • The IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge

    Ed Brill
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:04 am
    IBM CEO Ginni Rometty delivered the Wednesday keynote last week at Mobile World Congress. The speech was wide-ranging and covered a number of key thoughts around data, cloud, and engagement as the three major trends in enterprise technology that will change the way we work. At the conclusion of her speech, Rometty announced the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge, and nominations are now open. What is the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge?The IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge will encourage developers around the world to build sophisticated cognitive apps that can change the way…
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    Andrew Ferrier

  • email2pdf – “Automatic” Conversion of Emails to PDFs

    andrewferrier
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    Like many folks, I am increasingly trying to go paperless, and am basing this strategy around the PDF format. I already have some good workflows set up with my network scanner to scan documents to PDF, which get automatically transferred to the desktop of my Mac for myself to file using rsync. However, I also get a lot of emails which I’d like to capture in PDF format. Currently, for each one, I have to go into my email program, and ‘print them out’ using a PDF printer. It’s not too difficult, but it can still be a hassle when there are several to process. What…
  • Getting Logitech Presenter R800 Working with Keynote on Mac

    andrewferrier
    12 Oct 2012 | 2:51 am
    Recently I attempted to get my Logitech Presenter R800 working with Keynote on my Mac. I swiftly discovered that although it works with PowerPoint for Mac out-of-the-box, in Keynote the ‘start/stop presentation’ and ‘blank presentation screen’ keys didn’t work. After a bit of investigation, I found the solution, which was to use KeyRemap4MacBook. The presenter tool behaves like a USB keyboard, and uses  for blank screen, and F5 for show/hide presentation. I installed KeyRemap4MacBook, and installed a private.xml based on the one on this page for a slightly…
  • Fixing initrd to Regain Ubuntu Encrypted Root Prompt on Boot

    andrewferrier
    24 Sep 2012 | 2:02 pm
    Recently, I upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 server, which uses an encrypted root directory (with LVM and LUKS). Unfortunately, somewhere along the way the upgrade broke the boot process – next time I booted, it hung for 5 seconds, then timed out and dropped to a BusyBox prompt. I quickly found a workaround which allowed me to manually intervene and continue the boot each time: cryptsetup luksOpen devsda5 root exit Of course, however, I didn’t want to intervene on every boot, especially since this is normally a headless server. To fix it longterm, I eventually found this link, which…
  • Correcting iPhone photo filenames

    andrewferrier
    10 Jun 2012 | 1:54 pm
    Sometimes, when uploading photos from my iPhone’s camera roll (for example, when using Dropbox), the photo filename format ends up looking like this: Photo 16-03-2012 21 21 10.jpg This isn’t very nice. Much better to have something in ISO-8601 format, which sorts nicely in file listings, and so on. So I wrote a quick bash script to search for all the files in the current directory (and subdirectories), and rename them to this style: Photo-2012-03-16-21-21-10.jpg You can find it on github. Please note that the script renames files immediately, with no confirmation. It depends on…
  • Compiling FlightGear 2.4.0 for Ubuntu Linux 10.04 (Lucid)

    andrewferrier
    17 Aug 2011 | 10:30 am
    Update 2011-08-26: If you are using Ubuntu 11.04 or later, it looks like this is now packaged as a .deb by PlayDeb. This post may still be of interest to those using earlier versions of Ubuntu. I recently had cause to install FlightGear 2.4.0 on Ubuntu 10.04. It’s not packaged in the form of a deb yet, so I’ve documented the commands I used. No guarantees this’ll work for you, as I haven’t tested them rigorously; and I’m assuming some Linux and command-line knowledge. Install some dependencies (this may not be a complete list; it’s simply the set I was…
 
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    Adam Gartenberg’s Blog

  • Last Day! Insight (IOD) 2014 Early Bird Registration

    Adam Gartenberg
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    Don't forget that early bird registration for Insight 2014 (formerly IOD) ends today. You can register here to save $300, but you'll need to do it soon.
  • Introducing Watson Analytics: Analytics for Everyone

    Adam Gartenberg
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    When you've got a new solution being compared to the transformational power of the spreadsheet and the iPhone, you just might be on to something. From Steve Lohr in The New York Times: Developing technology is one thing; democratizing it is another. The latter involves finding the innovation that opens the door to widespread adoption with usefulness and usability. In the personal computer era, it was the spreadsheet that transformed a hobbyists’ plaything into a must-have machine in corporate America. In mobile computing, it was Apple’s iPhone that brought the smartphone to the masses,…
  • Your Participation is Needed: 6th Annual Analytics Survey

    Adam Gartenberg
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    IBM's Institute for Business Value is currently collecting responses for the 6th annual IBV Analytics survey, and needs your participation. The survey, the largest of its kind in the industry, will investigate how organizations can create a competitive advantage with big data and analytics. Responding will only take 15 minutes, and all responses will be anonymous. If you opt in to register (your contact data will be disassociated with the survey data to ensure privacy), you will be sent the global study on launch day in October 2014 -- an option only open to survey participants. Please click…
  • $600 Early Bird Discount for Insight 2014 (formerly IOD)

    Adam Gartenberg
    21 May 2014 | 9:22 am
    Early bird registration for Insight 2014 (formerly Information on Demand) is now open.  Registering now will save you $600. The call for speakers is also open, so if you've got a topic you'd like to present, please go ahead and submit it. You can learn more about the conference curriculum and see highlights of past conferences here. Register today!
  • IBM ExperienceOne - personalizing customer engagement

    Adam Gartenberg
    20 May 2014 | 11:54 am
    Another important announcement for anyone looking to help their marketing, sales and service (e.g., front office) teams better understand their customers and engage with them in a more personalized way.   IBM ExperienceOne, announced at last week's Smarter Commerce Global Summit, brings together capabilities from across the IBM Enterprise Marketing Management, WebSphere Commerce and IBM Customer Experience portfolios, as described in the press release: IBM ExperienceOne draws on innovation from IBM research as well as more than $3 billion invested in organic development and acquisitions…
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    Damien Katz

  • Single Dad

    Damien Katz
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    It's been a year since my I "separated" from my high school sweetheart, the love of my life. We'd been married for 16 years at the time, and struggling for the last 6. I left Couchbase mostly because I wanted to get away from the stress of startup life and find a way for us make things work. I cashed in some stock to take time off but things only got worse, and the pain of leaving Couchbase, who made up most of my friends, while also our marriage was filled with conflict, was too much. I think it's CouchDB and then Couchbase, and how far I took it, that was a big factor for our problems. I…
  • What a difference a few months make

    Damien Katz
    16 Dec 2013 | 11:43 pm
    4 months off and I feel reborn.This time has meant everything to me and especially my kids. I miss Couchbase terribly, but I'm also glad to be done and start a new chapter in my career. The thing I miss most are the great people there, super bright hard working folks who amazed me on a daily basis. Which, ironically, was the thing that made it easy to leave. Seeing the different teams taking the ball and running with it without me leading the charge. Things at Couchbase grew and matured so fast I started to realize I couldn't keep up without spending way more time working. I was no longer the…
  • Human, After All

    Damien Katz
    24 Sep 2013 | 1:15 pm
    Whoa, I have a blog. Weird. As I take a break from all work (I left Couchbase about a month ago), one of things I'm trying to do is get the machine out of my head. Building a distributed database is a peculiar thing. Building a startup that sells distributed databases is a very peculiar thing. It did something weird to my brain. I'm still not sure what happened. That moment in chess when I see the mistake, and it suddenly feels like the blood drains from my head. For me it's when the game is decided. Win or lose, it was a mistake to play at all. I didn't want to lose. I didn't want to win. I…
  • Dynamo Sure Works Hard

    Damien Katz
    3 May 2013 | 10:06 am
    We tend to think of working hard as a good thing. We value a strong work ethic and determination is the face of adversity. But if you are working harder than you should to get the same results, then it's not a virtue, it's a waste of time and energy. If it's your business systems that are working harder than they should, it's a waste of your IT budget. Dynamo based systems work too hard. SimpleDB/DynamoDB, Riak, Cassandra and Voldemort are all based, at least in part, on the design first described publicly in the Amazon Dynamo Paper. It has some very interesting concepts, but ultimately fails…
  • Development Methodologies?

    Damien Katz
    18 Jan 2013 | 11:39 am
    Hi Damien, If I were to list projects as small, medium, and large or small to enterprise, what methodologies work across them? My thoughts are Agile works well, but eventually you'll hit a wall of complexity, which will make you wonder why you didn't see it many, many iterations ago. I don't know anyone at NASA or Space-X or DoD so I don't know what software methodology they use? Given your experience can you shed some light on it? Regards, Douglas I don't really use a specific methodology, however I find it very useful to understand the most popular methodologies and when they are useful.
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    Per Henrik Lausten

  • XPages: Optimized partial refreshes for event handlers

    Per Henrik Lausten
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    Sven Hasselbach has created an optimized version of the XSP.partialRefreshPost() method. This works great to reduce the number of form fields that are included in the request for a partialRefreshPost. But his version does not include support for running server-side actions because the the form fields included in the POST doesn't include the server-side event handler. So I have created an optimized version of his optimized version that supports this My versions adds a 'submitid' parameter that should point to the id of the event handler that you want to execute on the server.
  • Authenticating your IBM Domino and IBM XWork Server web apps against Active Directory (LDAP)

    Per Henrik Lausten
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    With IBM Domino and IBM XWork Server you can set up web authentication against an external LDAP such as Microsoft Active Directory. This is useful if you are deploying a web application and your users are already in an external directory. In this blog post I will show you how to set this up. Create a Directory Assistance application on the server based on the Directory Assistance application template Edit the server document in the Domino Directory and add the path to the Directory Assistance application from step 1 to the Directory Assistance database name field on the Basics tab Create a…
  • XPages and Domino 9.0.1 FP2: upgrades to CKEditor and Dojo

    Per Henrik Lausten
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    IBM released fix pack 2 for Domino and XWork Server 9.0.1 this week. Among many fixes it includes the following fix: SPR# TMGN9KJTEB - Adds Internet Explorer 11 support for xPages I asked Brian Gleeson from the IBM Dublin team what exactly this means, and he responded that it covers an upgrade of CKEditor from 3.6.x to 4.3.2 and an upgrade of Dojo from 1.8.3 to 1.9.2. One issue I have seen so far with CKEditor 4.3.2 is that the "Insert image" button called 'Image' in a custom toolbar is different from the standard "Insert image" button used if you use the default toolbar. Instead, you need…
  • Presentation: an introduction to Bootstrap4XPages

    Per Henrik Lausten
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    Today I am with the rest of the Notesnet.dk members at our yearly 2-day conference. I did a brief presentation on Bootstrap4XPages: Bootstrap4XPages - an introduction from Per Henrik Lausten Related posts: Presentation: an introduction to IBM BlueMix Presentation: Create an app in 1 hour (almost) with XPages Extension Library I am now chairman of the board at NotesNet.dk
  • Submit your session abstracts for the DanNotes 52nd conference

    Per Henrik Lausten
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
    The 52nd DanNotes conference takes place on November 19-20, 2014. I am part of the organizers team and we are hard at work planning the conference and have opened for session abstract submissions. If you are interested in speaking at the conference, please register and submit your session abstract. We are looking for business related sessions, technical sessions, case stories and more - and we are looking for speakers from all over the world. One important point: DanNotes will take care of your travel and accommodation expenses! So what are you waiting for? Related posts: Submit your…
 
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    Selrahc's Platinum

  • Lesson learned

    Charles Rivet
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    Originally posted on thinkpurpose:This is a fellow onion. Look how sad she is. We’d just finished, or rather abandoned, a project, so decided to do a lessons learned exercise. These are specific lessons we learnt during the work and…
  • Tesla going Open Source?!?

    Charles Rivet
    17 Jun 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Elon Musk posted All Our Patent Are Belong To You [1] in the Tesla Motors blog. His arguments are familiar with those of the software open source industry: You can’t rely on big companies to truly advance technology. In the … Continue reading →
  • An Introduction to Papyrus

    Charles Rivet
    13 Jun 2014 | 7:30 am
    It’s been an interesting few months… After a short consulting contract with Zeligsoft, I have a become an employee. In this new position, I am involved with Papyrus in a product management capacity. For those who don’t know me, I … Continue reading →
  • How to ruin a great team

    Charles Rivet
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    In following through How to ruin a great team, you will find a great piece about what not to do when you take over a team (soccer, in this case). The two main points I got from the original article … Continue reading →
  • Agile for Embedded Software Development

    Charles Rivet
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:51 am
    The following Slideshare presentation contains a case study that shows that agile can work within an embedded software / system development environment. Agile Embedded Software Development, what’s wrong with it?. At some point in the presentation, it makes a statement … Continue reading →
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    Sam Ruby

  • Dreamhost upgrade

    Sam Ruby
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Dreamhost upgraded my server to Ubuntu 12.04.  I noticed things breaking in preparation for the move, and things that broke after the move.  If you see something not working correctly, please let me know.
  • The URL Mess

    Sam Ruby
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    tl;dr: shipping is a feature; getting the URL feature well-defined should not block HTML5 given the nature of the HTML5 reference to the URL spec. This is a subject desperately in need of an elevator pitch.  From my  perspective, here are the three top things that need to be understood: 1) From an HTML5 specification point of view, there is no technical difference between any recent snapshot of the WHATWG specification and anything that the WebApps Working group publishes in the upcoming weeks. 2) The URL spec (from either source, per above it doesn’t matter) is as backwards compatible to…
  • New Toy

    Sam Ruby
    16 Jun 2014 | 7:57 am
    New laptop for work: MBP 15.4/2.6/16GB/1TBFlash.  First time I ever went the Apple route.  I did so as I figured with those specs, I could run multiple operating systems simultaneously.  So far, so good.  I’m using VirtualBox to do so. Notes: First, Mac OS X 10.9.  My biggest problem with previous versions of this operating system is that they always appeared to me to be fairly hostile to installing open source scripting languages and tools.  For example, each time I updated my Rails book, I would update the instructions on how to install the necessary software.  This now appears to…
  • Travisizing My Projects.

    Sam Ruby
    6 Jun 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Today, I got a pull request from Ryan Grove to make nokogumbo work on Ruby 2.1 and add Travis support.  Very cool.  I was surprised how easy it was to set up. A few hours later I got ruby2js to work on Ruby 2.0 and 2.1 and added Travis support.  Wunderbar worked right out of the box.
  • Frameworks as Stepping Stones

    Sam Ruby
    12 May 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Joe Gregorio: But something else has happened over the past ten years; browsers got better. Their support for standards improved, and now there are evergreen browsers: automatically updating browsers, each version more capable and standards compliant than the last. With newer standards like HTML Imports, Object.observe, Promises, and HTML Templates I think it’s time to rethink the model of JS frameworks. There’s no need to invent yet another way to do something, just use HTML+CSS+JS. I’m curious as to where Joe believes that these features came from.  For example, promises were first…
 
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    Klaus Johannes Rusch's random thoughts

  • Vienna DevOps & Security and System Architects Group meetup summary - Sept 9, 2014

    Klaus Johannes Rusch
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Some twenty developers and security experts gathered at the Stockwork Coworking Space for today´s joint Vienna DevOps & Security and System Architects Group meetup http://meetu.ps/2v2DGg.Best practices for AWS SecurityPhilipp Krenn (@xeraa) nicely explained the fundamental risks of AWS services:Starting services on AWS is easy. So is stopping.Recent incidents show that a compromised infrastructure can cause more than short disruptions. Several companies went out of business when not only their online services but also data stores and backups were gone: Code Spaces goes dark after AWS…
  • Removing thumbnails from JPEG images

    Klaus Johannes Rusch
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    JPEG images downloaded from a digital camera often contain thumbnails in the EXIF metadata, which Windows 7 appears to use for the thumbnails shown in folders.Unfortunately not every image editor also updates the thumbnails. As a result, changes to images are only visible on the full image, not on the thumbnail preview.That's where the marvelous ExifTool library and command-line application by Phil Harvey come into play. This one-liner removes the thumbnail image and related size information, and sets the file modification timestamp to the capture timestamp:exiftool -if…
  • My first summer job and what's the deal with those magnetic ledger cards

    Klaus Johannes Rusch
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Thirty years ago, on July 2, 1984, I started my first summer job in the accounting department of Gebrüder Ulmer, a hardware retailer and wholesale firm.The little I remember from those days are fixed working hours from 8–12 and 14–18, with sufficient time for a lunch break at home, handwritten memos, a plethora of documents arriving every few hours that needed to be stamped, sorted, numbered, processed and forwarded to the next department or stored in the archive, and the mix of historic and then-modern business machines.My responsibilities were mostly sorting and archiving documents,…
  • Happy Birthday, www.ibm.com!

    Klaus Johannes Rusch
    24 May 2014 | 2:04 pm
    When the World Wide Web was created 25 years ago few people probably realized how much change this would bring, not only to the academic community where this started but to the world at large.Twenty years ago, IBM published the first homepage on www.ibm.com. The initial site on May 24, 1994 had only a few pages of content and an audio greeting by then-CEO and Chairman Lou Gerstner. (That was the time when most homepages greeted visitors with “Welcome to the Internet”.) Among the things Gerstner said, in retrospective the most important statement was “We are committed to the Internet,…
  • ViennaJS meetup: Veganizer, Enterprise Software Development, Responsiveview, Web components

    Klaus Johannes Rusch
    30 Aug 2013 | 5:03 pm
    This month’s ViennaJS meetup brought together a bunch of awesome people with awesome talks at the new location Sektor 5: Veganizer: Having fun with image manipulation using canvas and vegetables (including a commercial for filepicker.io) https://github.com/franzenzenhofer/veganizer by @enzenhofer Enterprise Software Development for JavaScript refugees – Scala.JS (and not EJBJS 2.0, LOL) @rafacm @sebnozziResponsiveview: http://rv.k94n.com/ https://github.com/k9ordon/responsiveview.Other tools at http://responsinator.com/ http://lab.maltewassermann.com/viewport-resizer @thisisgordonWeb…
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    Who said supply chains are boring?

  • How to Ship a 10 Meter High Sunflower

    Christopher Sciacca
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:48 am
    Yesterday, Airlight Energy, a Swiss-based supplier of solar power technology announced a collaboration with IBM Research to bring affordable solar technology to the market by 2017. The system can concentrate the sun’s radiation 2,000 times and convert 80 percent of it into useful energy to generate 12 kilowatts of electrical power and 20 kilowatts of heat on a sunny day—enough to power
  • Underwriters Laboratories Offers Preventative Intelligence for Supply Chain Sustainability

    Christopher Sciacca
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Sara Greenstein is the president of supply chain and sustainability at Underwriters Laboratories - yes, the same company responsible for the UL logo on millions of goods. To my surprise UL offer a number of informative supply chain intelligence products which give every player in the supply chain the tools to be compliant and sustainable. Who knew. I asked Sara a few questions to get a
  • Supply Chain for the 2014 Olympiad

    Christopher Sciacca
    6 Feb 2014 | 5:35 am
    From a logistical standpoint, the Winter Olympics is one of the largest freight and shipping nightmares to happen on a global scale. There will be packages, parcels, and pallets of goods shipped from other countries to one central location -- en masse -- for the athletes, spectators, media representatives, and workers. These goods will be shipped by sea, air, rail, and land as all
  • The Supply Chain of My Underwear

    Christopher Sciacca
    5 Jan 2014 | 5:08 am
    It's been a while since I've been inspired this much about a pair of underwear. I recently purchased a pair of Icebreaker GT Spring Boxer Briefs. It's ski season here in Europe and I wanted a little extra warmth and you can't go wrong with merino wool. It's a perfect, natural material for insulating the body and keeping it dry. But besides the product itself, the New Zealand-based Icebreaker
  • Plausible Claus: Santa's Possible Distribution Network

    Christopher Sciacca
    20 Dec 2013 | 7:31 am
    Skeptics argue that Santa Claus's worldwide Christmas Eve delivery isn't possible, citing some arcane laws of physics that would need to be bent or bypassed altogether. Most of these arguments, however, don't take into account the complexity of Santa's possible distribution network that would make his annual globetrotting trek more plausible. What follows is an outline of how Santa's
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    wissel.net

  • Put an angular face on your inbox

    Stephan H Wissel
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:26 pm
    In the last instalment I got vert.x to emit a Notes view, read from your local mail file, to be emitted as JSON stream. While that might be perfectly fine for the inner geek, normal mortals want to look (and interact) with something more pretty. The cool kids on the block for web interfaces and applications are Twitter BootStrap and AngularJS, so these will be the tools in this instalment. Not familiar with them? Go and watch some videos. Back? Let's get going. Since I'm not much of a designer, I choose the ready made Admin LTE template based on bootstrap. The main reason for choosing this…
  • Rendering a Notes view as JSON REST service - on your client

    Stephan H Wissel
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    My next goal after getting the basic connection to Notes working is to be able to serve a potential API. Still making friends with the non-blocking approach of vert.x, I'm taking baby steps forward. In this round I want to be able to deliver a view or folder as JSON string. On a Domino server that is easy. You can use ?ReadViewEntries&OutputFormat=JSON. On a Notes client you have to do it yourself. In round one I will ignore categorized views (that's for the next time), but I already will massage the JSON to be leaner. After all why send it over the wire what you don't need. So I have a…
  • Keeping up with all the GIT

    Stephan H Wissel
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    Unless you stuck in the last century, you might have noticed, that the gold standard for version control is GIT. Atlassian likes it, IBM DevOps supports it and of course the Linux Kernel is build with it. The prime destination for opensource projects is GitHub, with BitBucket coming in strong too. Getting the code of a project you work with (and I bet you do - jquery anyone) is just a git clone away. Of course that opens the challenge to keep up with all the changes and updates. While in the projects you work on, a branch, pull and push is daily work - using the command line or a nice UI. For…
  • Collaboration in context

    Stephan H Wissel
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Harry, a storm is coming, at least if you follow Cary Youman. Nothing less that the way we collaborate will be, again, a focus for IBM. The need has not found a definite solution. The attempt to reinvent eMail is starving in the incubator. Great minds try to reinvent the conversation (and looks suspiciously like Wave). So what is so tricky about collaboration? In short it is context, the famous 5 W. In our hyperconnected world context can get big rather fast: An eMail system usually provides limited context: From, When, Subject. Using Tools and Advanced Analytics modern systems try to spice…
  • Creating nginx configurations for Domino SSL

    Stephan H Wissel
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    Websites need to be secure, so the SHA-1 cipher is coming to an end. Despite best efforts, Domino is stuck with this outdated Cipher. While you can, on Windows, hide Domino behind IHS, I find nginx easier to tame. Jesse explains how to configure nginx as the Domino proxy. So all is good, expecially since he also covered High availability. But when you have a lot of sites, that's a lot of typing (and copy & paste from the Internet site documents). Mustache to the rescue! I've written about Mustache before and it suits the task quite nicely: Create one well working sample configuration…
 
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    Irving Wladawsky-Berger

  • A Surprising Entrepreneurship Paradox

    IWB
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Last week I discussed the recent MIT Second Machine Age Conference, an event inspired by the best-selling book of the same title published earlier this year by MIT’s Erik Brynjolffson and Andy McAfee.  In his closing keynote, McAfee shared with us what to me was a rather surprising paradox:  Entrepreneurship has never been easier, but entrepreneurship is on the decline.  He showed us data from a July article by the Brookings Institution: in 1992, 23% of all firms were 16 year or older, and employed 60% of the private sector workforce;  by 2011, such mature…
  • The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

    IWB
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    A couple of weeks ago I attended MIT’s Second Machine Age Conference, an event inspired by the best-selling book of the same title published earlier this year by MIT’s Erik Brynjolffson and Andy McAfee.  The conference presented some of the leading-edge research that’s ushering the emerging second machine age, and explored its impact on the economy and society.  It was quite an interesting event.  Let me discuss a few of the presentations as well as my overall impressions.  In his opening keynote, Brynjolffson explained what the second machine age is all…
  • On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments

    IWB
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    On September 9, Apple announced Apple Pay, an easy, secure way to make mobile payments using their latest devices, - the iPhone 6’s and Apple Watch.  The reaction to the announcement has been mostly positive: “[F]or now, at least, analysts believe if there is any company to persuade consumers of the mobile wallet’s value, it is Apple.”  Same with the payments community:  “Well, hello Apple, and welcome to the payments industry.  We’ve been holding the door open for you for a long time.”  Apple Pay is embracing a number of industry standards,…
  • A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

    IWB
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs.  The report was based on the responses of nearly 1,900 experts to a few open-ended questions, including “Will networked, automated, artificial intelligence (AI) applications and robotic devices have displaced more jobs than they have created by 2025?”  The expert’s responses to this question where divided down the middle.  Beyond predictions based on responses to a survey, can one develop an overall framework to help analyze these…
  • AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

    IWB
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    The Pew Research Center has been marking the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web with a series of reports on the Internet and our digital lives.  I’ve discussed two of the reports, first The Web at 25 in the US, followed by Digital Life in 2025.  I’d now like to discuss a third Pew report, - AI, Robotics and the Future of Jobs, - which was published in early August. The impact of technology on jobs is a very important subject.  “The economic challenge of the future will not be producing enough.  It will be providing enough good jobs,” wrote Harvard professor…
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    IBM developerWorks : Information management : Articles

  • Achieve improved database interoperability with SQL and RDB aliases

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In today's complex environments, where data is spread across numerous homogeneous and heterogeneous databases, simplification is a necessity. Three-part naming offers that simplification for database connectivity by allowing skilled data architects, programmers, and system administrators the ability to easily manage remote Distributed Relational Database Architecture (DRDA) connections within SQL applications and data centers. This article gives you insight into the options available to use DRDA more proficiently through three-part naming and RDB aliases. Understanding these concepts can…
  • Feed InfoSphere Streams applications with live data from databases

    3 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This tutorial shows you how to connect IBM InfoSphere Data Replication Change Data Capture (CDC) as a near real-time data source for InfoSphere Streams. Walk through several integration options for a ready-to-use and custom user exit, then explore the pros and cons of each. Downloadable example sources for the user exit are provided and can be customized to fit your requirements.
  • IBM Cognos Proven Practices: IBM Cognos TM1 FEEDERS

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    One of the more advanced concepts in the development of IBM Cognos TM1 cubes is the proper implementation of FEEDERS within TM1 rules. This document describes FEEDERS and how to use them effectively for improved performance when building IBM Cognos TM1 cubes.
  • Selected common SQL features for developers of portable DB2 applications

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Are you writing SQL applications that need to be portable across platforms? Here's the information you need to make sure your applications are portable. The tables in this article summarize the common SQL application features and make it easy for you to develop applications using SQL that is portable across the DB2 family, including DB2 for z/OS, DB2 for i, and DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.
  • Selected common SQL features for developers of portable DB2 applications

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Are you writing SQL applications that need to be portable across platforms? Here's the information you need to make sure your applications are portable. The tables in this article summarize the common SQL application features and make it easy for you to develop applications using SQL that is portable across the DB2 family, including DB2 for z/OS, DB2 for i, and DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.
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    IBM developerWorks : Information management : Tutorials

  • Monitor your database without logging

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Jose Bravo demonstrates how to set up the integration between IBM Security QRadar SIEM and IBM Guardium to create an efficient, low-impact database monitoring solution. He then walks through a typical use case scenario where an unauthorized transaction on a database is detected and raised as a security offense in the QRadar SIEM.
  • Improve performance of mixed OLTAP workloads with DB2 shadow tables

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    DB2 with BLU acceleration has introduced a new innovative feature to make analytics faster and simpler. Learn how Shadow tables utilize BLU acceleration technologies to improve performance of analytic queries within your OLTP environment. Experience the power of complex reporting on real-time data in a single database. The goal of this article is to introduce you to the power of shadow tables and walk you through the simple steps of setting your environment for their use.
  • Configure multiple HADR databases in a DB2 instance for automated failover using Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Learn how to enable automated failover support using IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms for multiple databases configured for High Availability Disaster Recovery in a single DB2 instance. Walk through scenarios that use db2haicu in interactive mode and with an XML file as input. The example setup is for DB2 Enterprise Server Edition environments in Linux or AIX with DB2 9.5 and higher.
  • Configure a complete query and workload tuning cycle with InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager V5.3.1

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    With the InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager V5.3.1 web console, you can configure your monitored databases for a complete tuning cycle for single queries or workloads for DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows, and DB2 for z/OS data servers. You do not have to install Data Studio for single-query or workload tuning. Examples in this tutorial walk you through single-query tuning and workload tuning enhancements.
  • Developing behavior extensions for InfoSphere MDM

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    One of the most fundamental extension mechanisms of InfoSphere Master Data Management (MDM) allows for the modification of service behavior. These extensions are commonly referred to as behavior extensions, and the incredible flexibility they provide allows for organizations to implement their own "secret sauce" to the 700+ business services provided out of the box with InfoSphere MDM. The purpose of this tutorial is to introduce you to behavior extensions and guide you through the implementation, testing, packaging, and deployment of these extensions. You will be introduced to the…
 
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    IBM developerWorks : Java technology

  • IBM@JavaOne 2014: Developers first

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As a longtime licensee of the Java platform, IBM is a regular supporter and active participant in the annual JavaOne conference. This article provides an overview of IBM's activities -- keynotes, technical presentations, demos, and after-hours entertainment -- during JavaOne 2014.
  • Going to JavaOne? Take a Break!

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If you find yourself looking for a little downtime from all the excitement at JavaOne 2014, look no further. This article sends you in the right direction to rest, refresh, and recharge.
  • From the developerWorks trenches: The best open technologies content in 2014

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As developerWorks celebrates its 15th anniversary, the technical landscape has never been more exciting or complex. Myriad products, projects, technologies, and techniques abound. Let us cut through the noise and provide a quick look at what's hot right now.
  • Build a Hangman game with Java, Ajax, and Cloudant

    3 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Learn how to build an online Hangman game by using the Bluemix Liberty for Java runtime and Cloudant NoSQL database service.
  • JVM concurrency: Asynchronous event handling in Scala

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Scala Future and Promise classes give you powerful ways to handle asynchronous processing, including nonblocking ways to organize and sequence events. The async / await constructs, implemented as a macro, make it even easier to write nonblocking event handling in Scala. This tutorial shows you the basic Future and Promise techniques in action, then demonstrates how async / await can convert what looks like simple blocking code to nonblocking execution.
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    IBM developerWorks : Linux

  • How to build IBM PowerLinux applications on Intel x86 servers

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The real value of the IBM® Advanced Toolchain for PowerLinux cross compiler is that developers can compile and build applications for the IBM Power Architecture® on a development platform they are already familiar with which, in most cases, is x86. This article explains how developers can use the Toolchain cross compiler and easily built their source code to run on Power Architecture. The article also answers questions about cross-compiled application performance, functionality, and the ability to debug the cross-compiled applications natively on a PowerLinux server.
  • Use Software Defined Networking to optimize your IaaS

    23 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Explore Software Defined Networking (SDN) network management via software abstraction layers as a method to enhance and optimize your Infrastructure as a Service in the areas of interoperability, user and provider expectation management, developer and administrator requirements, and effective risk mitigation.
  • Explore the OpenStack REST APIs for PowerVC

    12 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    IBM Power Virtualization Center Express Edition (PowerVC) is an IaaS cloud solution designed to make it easier to build and manage virtual resources in a Power Systems Software Defined Environment or a cloud infrastructure. It is primarily based on OpenStack and includes OpenStack industry-standard application programming interfaces. Learn about the APIs for each OpenStack component and the tasks they will help you complete.
  • Use POWER8 services on IBM Bluemix

    11 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Customize a simple Node.js application to use an external (user-provided) POWER 8-based service when it runs on IBM Bluemix.
  • SAN switch performance monitoring using IBM Network Advisor

    28 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This tutorial explains the steps for the installation and configuration of IBM Network Advisor 12.1.5 on RHEL 6 to manage storage area network (SAN) switches running OS 7.x.x.
 
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    IBM developerWorks : Web development

  • Build a network assurance solution with Node.js, WebSocket, Cloudant, and MongoDB

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Connect data from systems of record to Bluemix applications by using Secure WebSocket (WSS) and Secure HTTP (HTTPS) file uploads, persisting the data into instances of MongoDB and Cloudant Bluemix services.
  • Build a WebSocket app to visualize tweet volumes on a map

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Use WebSocket, Twitter search, and the Google Maps API to create a Node.js web app that shows the origin of tweets on a map in real time.
  • Editors' picks: Top 15 Bluemix tutorials

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If you've been following developerWorks over the last few months, you've noticed how excited we are about Bluemix, IBM's open-standards cloud platform. Using Bluemix, along with IBM, third-party, and open source services, you can build, deploy, run, and manage almost any kind of application you can dream of. We've published so much content about Bluemix and its many services and runtimes that we wanted to step back and give you a look at what we think are some of the very best tutorials we've published on this exciting topic. So here it is, the Bluemix Top 15 as…
  • Mastering MEAN: MEAN and UGLI CRUD with responsive web design

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Series author Scott Davis introduces the User Group List and Integration (UGLI) application: software to help manage user groups. Explore the basic create, retrieve, update, and delete (CRUD) functionality of the MEAN stack, and get introduced to the responsive web design capabilities of the Bootstrap framework.
  • From the developerWorks trenches: The best open technologies content in 2014

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As developerWorks celebrates its 15th anniversary, the technical landscape has never been more exciting or complex. Myriad products, projects, technologies, and techniques abound. Let us cut through the noise and provide a quick look at what's hot right now.
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    IBM developerWorks : WebSphere : Articles

  • Top 10 editor's picks for IBM WebSphere Application Server

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Here are 10 of the most practical, helpful, and just plain interesting recently published resources on IBM WebSphere Application Server. Because there is a variety of WebSphere Application Server editions available, ranging from the Liberty profile to WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment and beyond, not every item listed here will apply to all editions. However, chances are good that something here will be of use to you, for the edition of WebSphere Application Server you're using, and for whatever it is you are trying to achieve with it.
  • Caching Strategy Design for WebSphere Commerce, Part 1

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In Part 1 of this series, you learn about caching implementations of a CDN network on a WebSphere Commerce Server (WCS), caching strategy, system operations, and code design and implementation with respect of the CDN caching network. Additional parts of the CDN learning series will be available soon.
  • Top 12 IBM Integration Bus articles

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Here are 12 of the most popular IBM Integration Bus articles published on developerWorks since the product was introduced in the summer of 2013. For additional IBM Integration Bus articles and resources, see the bottom of this article.
  • Implementing OAuth on IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliances, Part 6: Grant type scenario for authorization codes

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Part 6 of this multi-part series describes WebSphere DataPower Appliance support for the OAuth 2.0 authorization code grant type. It covers configuration for both the authorization server and the enforcement point.
  • Resource monitoring in WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition provides an enterprise-class platform for managed file transfer operations. Resource monitors in MQ FTE let you send a file from any directory or queue, and perform various operations on the file being sent or received.
 
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    IBM developerWorks : XML

  • Authoring with the developerWorks XML templates

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Welcome, authors! This article shows how to prepare technical content for publication on the developerWorks site. The steps are simple. You download our XML-based template for articles, fill in the template using any validating XML editor or your preferred Microsoft Windows or Linux text editor, check it to ensure it follows the tagging structure as defined in the developerWorks schema, and preview your content. Tips for composing your content and submitting it to the developerWorks staff are also included.
  • Generate DITA Java API reference documentation using DITADoclet and DITA API specialization

    16 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Combine DITADoclet and DITA API specialization to save time and still produce quality API documentation directly from the Java source code.
  • IBM Entrepreneur Week

    14 Jan 2014 | 9:00 pm
    IBM Entrepreneur Week is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for you to meet, interact, and connect with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, industry leaders, and academics from around the world. If you're a startup or entrepreneur, join us onlne for our inaugural IBM Entrepreneur Week, 3-7 Feb 2014. There will be events taking place online and in locations worldwide, including face-to-face and virtual mentoring sessions, a women entrepreneur-focused event, and a LiveStream broadcast of the SmartCamp Global Finals in San Francisco.
  • Using the developerWorks XML validation tools

    22 Aug 2013 | 9:00 pm
    If you can't find a validating XML editor you like, or prefer not to take the time now to learn how to use one, you can edit the XML for your developerWorks content using your preferred text editor. Ian Shields has created some great tools to help you validate, transform, and preview your content. This article shows you how easy it is to use those tools on Microsoft Windows or Linux.
  • Authoring with the developerWorks Word and OpenDocument templates

    22 Aug 2013 | 9:00 pm
    Welcome, authors! This article shows you how to prepare English-language technical content for publication on the worldwide developerWorks site using Open Document Text editors such as IBM Lotus Symphony, Apache OpenOffice, LibreOffice, or another editor that support the OpenDocument format (ODT), or using Microsoft Word. The steps are simple. You download our template package for either OpenDocument or word, fill in the fields in the template, and then compose your content according to the guidelines in the template. Tips for composing your content and submitting it to the developerWorks…
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    IBM Redbooks | BladeCenter

  • In-memory Computing with SAP HANA on IBM eX5 and X6 Systems

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 - IBM System x solution for SAP HANA - SAP HANA overview and use cases - Operational aspects for SAP HANA appliances This third edition of this IBM® Redbooks® publication describes in-memory computing appliances from IBM and SAP that are based on IBM eX5 and X6 flagship systems and SAP HANA.
  • IBM System x Business Partner Channel Guide

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 As a valued IBM® Business Partner, you offer your clients the technology know-how to form solutions that create measurable value for them.
  • IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System Products and Technology

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 - Describes the IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis and compute node technology - Provides details about available I/O modules and expansion options - Explains networking and storage configurations To meet today's complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking, and software resources.
  • IBM Flex System X6 Compute Node Planning and Implementation Guide

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 - Covers the IBM Flex System x880 X6, x480 X6, and x280 X6 - Provides guidance on scalability and paritioning - Describes the latest supported options and features The increasing demand for cloud computing and business analytic workloads drives innovation to find new ways to build information systems.
  • IBM Flex System in an IBM BladeCenter Environment

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 - Introduces IBM Flex System and its features and capabilities - Discusses network, storage and management integration aspects - Provides planning and deployment considerations IBM® Flex System is a next-generation blade platform ideally suited to data center environments that require flexible, cost-effective, secure, and energy-efficient server infrastructure.
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    IBM Redbooks | IBM System Storage

  • Tivoli Storage Productivity Beyond the Basics

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 - Learn to effectively use Tivoli Storage Productivity Center - Create customized reports and alerts - Expertly manage the database repositories You have installed and performed the basic customization of IBM® Storage Productivity Center.
  • A Deployment Guide for Elastic Storage Object

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 - Learn why Elastic Storage is a good choice for OpenStack Object Store environments - Plan an OpenStack Swift on Elastic Storage deployment - Follow quick-start implementation steps Due to the explosion of unstructured data generated by individuals and organizations, a new storage paradigm called "Object Storage" has been developed.
  • Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2 Release Guide

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 - Details Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2 features and functions - Includes installation and customization hints and tips - Provides worked examples for using the product IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center V5.2 is a feature-rich storage management software suite.
  • IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition V1.1.1.1 Installation and Configuration Guide

    24 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 - Discover new storage tier creation that uses LTFS in a GPFS environment - Learn about planning, installation, configuration, and operations - Explore the LTFS Enterprise Edition capabilities This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) Enterprise Edition (EE) V1R1 for the IBM System Storage® TS3500 Tape Library.
  • IBM XIV and VMware Synergy with the IBM Storage Integration Server

    24 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a brief overview of synergy aspects between the IBM XIV Storage Server and the various VMware components, enabled by the IBM Storage Integration Server.
 
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    IBM Redbooks | IBM System x™

  • IBM System x3850 X6 and x3950 X6 Quick Start Guide

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 The IBM® System x3850 X6 and x3950 X6 servers are new four-socket and eight-socket servers that deliver fast application performance thanks to an innovative scalable design and new storage technology that is designed to optimize overall solution performance.
  • SAP Business Suite on IBM X6 Systems: Reference Architecture

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 - Provides an overview of SAP Business Suite components - Discusses solution architecture and sizing considerations - Explores IBM X6 offerings and their benefits SAP is the maker of one of the world's most popular inter-enterprise software suites.
  • In-memory Computing with SAP HANA on IBM eX5 and X6 Systems

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 - IBM System x solution for SAP HANA - SAP HANA overview and use cases - Operational aspects for SAP HANA appliances This third edition of this IBM® Redbooks® publication describes in-memory computing appliances from IBM and SAP that are based on IBM eX5 and X6 flagship systems and SAP HANA.
  • Centrally Managing Access to Self-Encrypting Drives in IBM System x Servers Using IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 - Understand self-encrypting drives and centralized key management systems - Deploy IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager with SED support - Manage and troubleshoot your SED based server infrastructure Data security is one of the paramount requirements for organizations of all sizes.
  • IBM System x Business Partner Channel Guide

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 As a valued IBM® Business Partner, you offer your clients the technology know-how to form solutions that create measurable value for them.
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    IBM Redbooks | IBM System z™

  • Improving z/OS Application Availability by Managing Planned Outages

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 - What is a planned outage? - Types of planned outages - Coverage of z/OS and its major subsystems This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended to make System Programmers, Operators, and Availability Managers aware of the enhancements to recent releases of z/OS® and its major subsystems in the area of planned outage avoidance.
  • Reliability and Performance with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator V4.1

    24 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 - Discover ways to extend your investment in IBM System z for business analytics - Learn how to transparently accelerate complex DB2 queries - Prepare to implement highly available analytics The IBM® DB2® Analytics Accelerator for IBM z/OS® is a high-performance appliance that integrates the IBM zEnterprise® infrastructure with IBM PureData™ for Analytics, powered by IBM Netezza® technology.
  • Practical Migration from x86 to Linux on IBM System z

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 - A guide to migrating popular applications and services from Linux on x86 to Linux on System z - Practical guidance on planning, analysis, and TCO - Comprehensive hands-on migration case study There are many reasons why you would want to optimize your servers through virtualization using Linux on IBM® System z®: Too many distributed physical servers with low utilization A lengthy provisioning process that delays the implementation of new applications Limitations in data center power and floor space High total cost of ownership (TCO) Difficulty…
  • IMS Version 13 Technical Overview

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 - Explore the features and functions of IMS 13 - Understand advantages and applicability of IMS 13 - Plan for installation of or migration to IMS 13 IBM® Information Management System (IMS™) provides leadership in performance, reliability, and security to help you implement the most strategic and critical enterprise applications.
  • IBM z/OS V2.1 DFSMS Technical Update

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 - Understand the features and functions of z/OS V2.1 DFSMS - Contains implementation hints and tips - Provides functional hands-on code samples Each release of IBM® z/OS® DFSMS builds upon the previous version to provide enhanced storage management, data access, device support, program management, and distributed data access for the z/OS platform in a system-managed storage environment.
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    IBM Redbooks | Information Management software

  • Improving z/OS Application Availability by Managing Planned Outages

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 - What is a planned outage? - Types of planned outages - Coverage of z/OS and its major subsystems This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended to make System Programmers, Operators, and Availability Managers aware of the enhancements to recent releases of z/OS® and its major subsystems in the area of planned outage avoidance.
  • Master Data Management for SaaS Applications

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - InfoSphere MDM and SaaS applications integration guidance - WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration as middleware - Cloud application integration scenarios Enterprises today understand the value of employing a master data management (MDM) solution for managing and governing mission critical information assets.
  • Building 360-Degree Information Applications

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 - Understand the business value of 360-degree information applications - Understand the architecture of 360-degree applications - Explore sample 360-degree applications Today's businesses, applications, social media, and online transactions generate more data than ever before.
  • IBM i2 Integrated Law Enforcement: Technical Architecture and Deployment Guide

    25 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 - Understand the technology and architecture of the solution - Deploy, configure, integrate the product components - Expand and extend the basic capabilities IBM® i2® Integrated Law Enforcement is an IBM Smarter Cities® solution that addresses the needs of modern-day law enforcement agencies.
  • Reliability and Performance with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator V4.1

    24 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 - Discover ways to extend your investment in IBM System z for business analytics - Learn how to transparently accelerate complex DB2 queries - Prepare to implement highly available analytics The IBM® DB2® Analytics Accelerator for IBM z/OS® is a high-performance appliance that integrates the IBM zEnterprise® infrastructure with IBM PureData™ for Analytics, powered by IBM Netezza® technology.
 
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    IBM Redbooks | Linux

  • IBM PowerKVM available with the Linux only scale-out servers

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 IBM® PowerKVM is an open source server virtualization choice based on POWER8™ technology.
  • IBM PowerVP Introduction and Technical Overview

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 - PowerVP features and benefits - Planning and installation - PowerVP use cases and practical scenarios This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers IBM Power Virtualization Performance (PowerVP™) for IBM Power Systems™.
  • IBM Power Systems Hardware Management Console Version 8 Release 8.1.0 Enhancements

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 - System Partition Template and Manage Partition Enhancement features - Performance and capacity monitor - Upgrade changes in HMC V8.8.1.0 The IBM® Hardware Management Console (HMC) provides systems administrators a tool for planning, deploying, and managing IBM Power Systems™ servers.
  • End-to-End High Availability Solution for System z from a Linux Perspective

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 - Achieve proactive high availability of heterogeneous environments - Covers multiplatforms: Linux on System z, z/VM and z/OS - Includes architectural scenarios as well as practical applications As Linux® on System z® becomes more prevalent and mainstream in the industry, the need for it to deliver higher levels of availability is increasing.
  • IBM Power Systems S814 and S824 Technical Overview and Introduction

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 - Outstanding performance based on POWER8 processor technology - 4U scale-out desktop and rack-mount servers - Improved reliability, availability, and serviceability features This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S814 (8286-41A) and IBM Power System S824 (8286-42A) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems.
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    IBM Redbooks | Networking

  • NIC Virtualization in IBM Flex System Fabric Solutions

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - Introduces NIC virtualization concepts and technologies - Describes UFP and vNIC deployment scenarios - Provides UFP and vNIC configuration examples The deployment of server virtualization technologies in data centers requires significant efforts in providing sufficient network I/O bandwidth to satisfy the demand of virtualized applications and services.
  • IBM System Networking RackSwitch G7052

    8 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the IBM System Networking RackSwitch™ G7052.
  • Implementing IBM Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments

    4 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 - Learn how to install and implement SDN VE in your data center - Understand the product's design and architecture - See real-life scenarios and troubleshooting techniques This IBM® Redbooks® publication shows how to integrate IBM Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments (IBM SDN VE) seamlessly within a new or existing data center.
  • IBM Flex System Interconnect Fabric Technical Overview and Planning Considerations

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 To respond to the pressures of change in today’s business environment, organizations need more flexible and cost-effective IT infrastructures.
  • IBM SAN Volume Controller 2145-DH8 Introduction and Implementation

    14 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 - Learn about the latest addition to the SVC/Storwize family - Understand the new functions and features - Enjoy a painless implementation! Data is the new currency of business, the most critical asset of the modern organization.
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    IBM Redbooks | Infrastructure Solutions

  • Guide to IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Version 7.1.3

    28 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 - Outlines the latest PoweHA enhancements - Describes clustering with unicast communications - Includes migration scenarios This IBM® Redbooks® publication for IBM Power Systems™ with IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® Standard and Enterprise Editions (hardware, software, practices, reference architectures, and tools) documents a well-defined deployment model within an IBM Power Systems environment.
  • SAP Business Suite on IBM X6 Systems: Reference Architecture

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 - Provides an overview of SAP Business Suite components - Discusses solution architecture and sizing considerations - Explores IBM X6 offerings and their benefits SAP is the maker of one of the world's most popular inter-enterprise software suites.
  • Implementing IBM Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments

    4 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 - Learn how to install and implement SDN VE in your data center - Understand the product's design and architecture - See real-life scenarios and troubleshooting techniques This IBM® Redbooks® publication shows how to integrate IBM Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments (IBM SDN VE) seamlessly within a new or existing data center.
  • An IBM Academy of Technology Perspective about FirstNet, a Public Safety Network

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 This IBM® Redpaper™ describes the middleware infrastructure that is required to ensure the successful implementation of a public safety network for first responders.
  • Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V7.2

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 - Install, use, and troubleshoot the SAN Volume Controller - Become familiar with the exciting new GUI - Learn how to use the Easy Tier function This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller Version 7.2.
 
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    IBM Redbooks | Tivoli

  • Tivoli Storage Productivity Beyond the Basics

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 - Learn to effectively use Tivoli Storage Productivity Center - Create customized reports and alerts - Expertly manage the database repositories You have installed and performed the basic customization of IBM® Storage Productivity Center.
  • Centrally Managing Access to Self-Encrypting Drives in IBM System x Servers Using IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 - Understand self-encrypting drives and centralized key management systems - Deploy IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager with SED support - Manage and troubleshoot your SED based server infrastructure Data security is one of the paramount requirements for organizations of all sizes.
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager as a Data Protection Solution

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 - Provides solutions for common data protection challenges - Includes business and technical challenges and solution matrices - Describes use of the Tivoli Storage Manager Toolkit When you hear IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager, the first thing that you typically think of is data backup.
  • Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware Solution Design Considerations

    14 May 2014 | 6:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Wed, 14 May 2014 IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager for Virtual Environments (referred to as Data Protection for VMware) provides a comprehensive solution for protecting virtual machines (VMs).
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 Technical Guide

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 - Install and use Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 - Learn to effectively use the new web-based GUI - Use IBM Cognos to create custom reports IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center V5.1 products offer storage infrastructure management that helps optimize storage management by centralizing, simplifying, automating, and optimizing storage tasks associated with storage systems, data disaster recovery, storage networks, and capacity management.
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    IBM Redbooks | WebSphere

  • Process Discovery Best Practices Using IBM Blueworks Live

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 - Use IBM Blueworks Live to better understand how your business runs - Uncover hidden potential in your business process - Use analysis features to eliminate process waste Business processes and decisions are the backbone of every company, from the small to the Fortune 50; it is how the business runs.
  • Simplify Software Audits and Cut Costs by Using the IBM License Metric Tool

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 - Use IBM subcapacity licensing to pay only for actual use of licenses - Monitor IBM software license use to ensure compliance - Bundle IBM WebSphere data for easier audit reports In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication, you learn how to implement the IBM subcapacity licensing functions and the IBM License Metric Tool to track and manage licenses for your IBM WebSphere® Application Server instances.
  • An Architect's Guide to New Java Workloads in CICS Transaction Server

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 - Value Unit Edition family of products allows a choice on how to budget for new projects - CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Value Unit Edition is a one time charge licence - zNALC provides a reduced price for z/OS when running new CICS Java workloads This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the System z® New Application License Charge (zNALC) pricing structure and examples of zNALC workload scenarios which is the focus of this book.
  • IBM Software for SAP Solutions

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 - How IBM Software adds value to SAP solutions - How IBM Software capabilities for SAP should be used - IBM Reference Architecture for SAP SAP is a market leader in enterprise business application software.
  • Building Realtime Mobile Solutions with MQTT and IBM MessageSight

    8 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 - Provides a quick and practical guidance to getting started with MQTT and IBM MessageSight - Shows how to build a mobile application (PickMeUp) using MQTT and IBM MessageSight - Includes typical usage patterns and guidance on how to expand the solution MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) is a messaging protocol designed for the Internet of Things (IoT).
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    IBM Redbooks | IBM System x™

  • IBM System x3850 X6 and x3950 X6 Quick Start Guide

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 The IBM® System x3850 X6 and x3950 X6 servers are new four-socket and eight-socket servers that deliver fast application performance thanks to an innovative scalable design and new storage technology that is designed to optimize overall solution performance.
  • SAP Business Suite on IBM X6 Systems: Reference Architecture

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 - Provides an overview of SAP Business Suite components - Discusses solution architecture and sizing considerations - Explores IBM X6 offerings and their benefits SAP is the maker of one of the world's most popular inter-enterprise software suites.
  • In-memory Computing with SAP HANA on IBM eX5 and X6 Systems

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 - IBM System x solution for SAP HANA - SAP HANA overview and use cases - Operational aspects for SAP HANA appliances This third edition of this IBM® Redbooks® publication describes in-memory computing appliances from IBM and SAP that are based on IBM eX5 and X6 flagship systems and SAP HANA.
  • Centrally Managing Access to Self-Encrypting Drives in IBM System x Servers Using IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 - Understand self-encrypting drives and centralized key management systems - Deploy IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager with SED support - Manage and troubleshoot your SED based server infrastructure Data security is one of the paramount requirements for organizations of all sizes.
  • IBM System x Business Partner Channel Guide

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 As a valued IBM® Business Partner, you offer your clients the technology know-how to form solutions that create measurable value for them.
 
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  • DB2 CONCAT (Concatenate) Function

    daharveyjr
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The DB2 CONCAT function will combine two separate expressions to form a single string expression. It can leverage database fields, or explicitly defined strings as one or both expression when concatenating the values together. The syntax for the CONCAT function is shown here: -- Using Database Fields SELECT CONCAT({field_1}, {field_2}) FROM {table_name}; -- Using String Expressions SELECT CONCAT('{string_1}', '{string_2}') FROM {table_name}; -- Using Database Fields and String Expressions SELECT CONCAT({field_1}, '{string_2}') FROM {table_name}; To show an example statement in use: SELECT…
  • DB2 SUBSTR (Substring) Function

    daharveyjr
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The DB2 SUBSTR function returns a substring of a string. The SUBSTR function takes two arguments (source and start location) with an optional third argument (length). The syntax for the SUBSTR function is shown here: -- With Required Parameters SELECT SUBSTR({field_name}, {start_location}); -- With Optional {string_length} Parameter SELECT SUBSTR({field_name}, {start_location}, {string_length}); To show an example statement in use: SELECT SUBSTR(NAME, 5) AS NAME_SUBSTR FROM CATENTDESC; The above query will take and substring the NAME column in the CATENTDESC table starting with the 5th…
  • DB2 COALESCE Function

    daharveyjr
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    The DB2 COALESCE function returns the value of the first non-NULL expression. The COALESCE function takes a comma separated list of arguments which are evaluated in the order in which they are specified and returns the first non-NULL value found. The syntax for the COALESCE function is shown here: -- NUMERIC EXAMPLE SELECT COALESCE({field1}, {default_value}) FROM {table_name}; -- CHARACTER EXAMPLE SELECT COALESCE({field1}, '{default_value}') FROM {table_name}; To show an example statement in use: SELECT COALESCE(MFPARTNUMBER, PARTNUMBER) AS PART_NUM FROM CATENTRY; The above query will first…
  • MySQL Find and Replace (REPLACE)

    daharveyjr
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Every had need to do a MySQL find and replace to quickly replace some data in your database? Fear not, MySQL has a nifty little string function, REPLACE, that allows a user to find and replace instances of a search string with a substitution string. The REPLACE function performs a case-sensitive search of a field replacing all instances of the search string found with the substitution string. The following variables are referenced in the example REPLACE function below: {table_name} : The table name to update. {field_name} : The field name to update. {search_string} : The search string that…
  • Restore a WordPress Database to Localhost

    daharveyjr
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Working with WordPress, I often will take a production database and restore it to my local server to verify changes and further aid in development. When doing so, I will always run WordPress under a named virtual host, with frequent production backups allowing me to mimic the production environment. This article will discuss the steps necessary to backup and restore a production MySQL database to a local development environment, and configure it to run against a local named virtual host or URL. NOTE: This post assumes that a localhost web server and MySQL instance has been setup, and that the…
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