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  • #LeadWithRespect Meme: a Challenge for 21st Century Management

    E L S U A ~ A KM Blog Thinking Outside The Inbox by Luis Suarez
    Luis Suarez
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    I can’t remember the last time that I participated on a blog carnival or meme blog series for that matter. I guess it’s been far too long, so when my good friend Cecil Dijoux launched a meme invitation to a group of us around #LeadWithRespect : a Challenge for 21st Century Management, based on a recent blog post he published upon embarking himself on reading the book “Lead With Respect” by Freddy and Michael Ballé (Already got my Kindle copy, by the way, although I haven’t gotten started with it just yet…), I just couldn’t help diving in and see where it would take us all…
  • IBM Report: Developing a Roadmap to Advance Enterprise Mobility

    IBM Press Releases - All Topics - United States
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    A new report released by IBM provides guidance for businesses on how to unlock the potential of enterprise mobility by empowering employees with the tools they need to make decisions, collaborate, transact and innovate in entirely new ways. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Security on the IBM Mainframe, Vol. 1 A Holistic Approach by Reducing Risk and Improving Security

    IBM Redbooks | Just Published
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 - Volume 1: Understanding architecture and platform security - Positioning IBM mainframe security in an enterprise context - Addressing security best practices for operating systems This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents the strength and value of the IBM security strategy with System z® hardware and software.
  • IBM Report: Developing a Roadmap to Advance Enterprise Mobility

    IBM Business Partners News
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    A new report released by IBM provides guidance for businesses on how to unlock the potential of enterprise mobility by empowering employees with the tools they need to make decisions, collaborate, transact and innovate in entirely new ways. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Watson Ushers in a New Era of Data-Driven Discoveries

    IBM Press Releases - Corporate - United States
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    IBM today announced significant advances in Watson's cognitive computing capabilities that are enabling researchers to accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs by discovering previously unknown connections in Big Data. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
 
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    IBM Redbooks | Just Published

  • Security on the IBM Mainframe, Vol. 1 A Holistic Approach by Reducing Risk and Improving Security

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 - Volume 1: Understanding architecture and platform security - Positioning IBM mainframe security in an enterprise context - Addressing security best practices for operating systems This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents the strength and value of the IBM security strategy with System z® hardware and software.
  • Row and Column Access Support in DB2 for IBM i

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 - Implement roles and separation of duties - Leverage row permissions on the database - Protect columns by defining column masks This IBM Redpaper publication provides information about the IBM i 7.2 feature of DB2 for i Row and Column Access Control (RCAC).
  • 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 PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Best Practices

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for AIX® (formerly IBM HACMP™) was first available in 1991 and is now in its 24th release, with over 20,000 PowerHA clusters in production, worldwide.
  • 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.
 
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    IBM Press Releases - Corporate - United States

  • IBM Watson Ushers in a New Era of Data-Driven Discoveries

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    IBM today announced significant advances in Watson's cognitive computing capabilities that are enabling researchers to accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs by discovering previously unknown connections in Big Data. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • John F. Akers, the Sixth IBM CEO, Passes Away

    23 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    John F. Akers was the iconic IBMer of his era. With a strong jaw and athletic bearing, the Boston native came to epitomize the upright corporate citizen in the conservative blue suit. He joined IBM in 1960 after serving in the Navy as a jet pilot, and quickly took to the company’s distinct culture. “We were very square,” he recounted in a 2010 interview. “We wore the blue suits, white shirts with button-down collars, striped ties, fedoras and wingtip shoes.” That image came to stand for something: “The customers felt they could count on us.” E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us…
  • IBM Issues Statement on U.S. Government Regulatory Approval of x86-Based Server Divestiture to Lenovo

    15 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    IBM today is pleased to announce it has received notice from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) of the successful conclusion of the committee’s review of the divestiture of its x86-based server business to Lenovo. The clearance by CFIUS of this transaction is good news for both IBM and Lenovo, and for our customers and employees. The parties now look forward to closing the transaction. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • CSC and IBM Expanding Alliance to Speed Clients’ Adoption of Hybrid Cloud, Mobile and Big Data

    6 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Leading technology companies CSC and IBM today announced they are building on their existing alliance with new ways to help global customers accelerate their transition to the cloud. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • At U.S. - Africa Business Forum, Ghana’s Fidelity Bank Chooses IBM to Drive Transformation Agenda

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:55 pm
    At the U.S. Africa Business Forum in Washington, D.C today, Ghana’s Fidelity Bank announced its choice of IBM to manage its technology infrastructure and services. The five year deal will help the bank deliver advanced customer services and secure its reputation as a dynamic financial services institution in West Africa. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
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    IBM Press Releases - Servers - United States

  • IBM Watson Ushers in a New Era of Data-Driven Discoveries

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    IBM today announced significant advances in Watson's cognitive computing capabilities that are enabling researchers to accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs by discovering previously unknown connections in Big Data. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM and Inspur Demonstrate Commitment to Advance Big Data and Analytics and Transaction Processing Innovation in China

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:59 pm
    IBM and Inspur today announced the companies are committing to make Big Data and Analytics and transaction processing solutions available to customers and ISVs in China, giving them the ability to access and make sense of huge volumes of information in real-time. The two companies have collaborated and enabled IBM DB2 and IBM WebSphere Application Server software to operate on Inspur TS K1 Systems. In addition, Inspur will leverage an OpenPOWER Foundation reference design and capabilities to create innovative system solutions. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Taps Global Network of Innovation Centers to Fuel Linux on Power Systems for Big Data and Cloud Computing

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    At the LinuxCon North America conference today, IBM announced it is tapping into its global network of over 50 IBM Innovation Centers and IBM Client Centers to help IBM Business Partners, IT professionals, academics, and entrepreneurs develop and deliver new Big Data and cloud computing software applications for clients using Linux on IBM Power Systems servers. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Issues Statement on U.S. Government Regulatory Approval of x86-Based Server Divestiture to Lenovo

    15 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    IBM today is pleased to announce it has received notice from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) of the successful conclusion of the committee’s review of the divestiture of its x86-based server business to Lenovo. The clearance by CFIUS of this transaction is good news for both IBM and Lenovo, and for our customers and employees. The parties now look forward to closing the transaction. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group and IBM Announce Supercomputing Center

    12 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group, and IBM today announced a new supercomputing center at the University composed of IBM high performance systems, software and cloud-based storage, to help educate students in emerging technology fields. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
 
 
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    IBM Press Releases - Research - United States

  • IBM Report: Developing a Roadmap to Advance Enterprise Mobility

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    A new report released by IBM provides guidance for businesses on how to unlock the potential of enterprise mobility by empowering employees with the tools they need to make decisions, collaborate, transact and innovate in entirely new ways. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Gartner Names IBM a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, North America and Europe

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:27 pm
    IBM today announced that Gartner, Inc. has once again recognized IBM as a leader, placing the highest for ability to execute, in the newly published “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services” reports for North America(1) and Europe(2). E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Watson Ushers in a New Era of Data-Driven Discoveries

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    IBM today announced significant advances in Watson's cognitive computing capabilities that are enabling researchers to accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs by discovering previously unknown connections in Big Data. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Study: 80 Percent of Organizations Are Turning to Citizen Developers to Drive Innovation

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    “Raising the Game: The IBM Business Tech Trends Report” was conducted by the IBM Center for Applied Insights and is based on responses from more than 1,400 IT and business decision makers in 15 industries across five continents. The survey found that 40 percent of all organizations still report moderate-to-major skills gaps across cloud, analytics, mobile and social technologies, despite these technologies being recognized as the drivers for key innovations. 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

  • 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
  • The energy to innovate

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    IBMer and MIT TR35 honoree is making electricity accessible and available Tanuja Ganu grew up in a small town in India about 400 kilometers south of Mumbai, where – like much of the country – energy outages happen all the time.  “The voltage was often so low that the lights were dim and the refrigerator would burn out. “I studied for exams by candlelight, and endured summers without
  • Oil Applies Brakes to Molecules under STM at Room Temp

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    IBM scientists Marilyne Sousa, Peter Nirmalraj, Heike Riel and Bernd Gotsmann Since the first microscope was invented, researchers and scientists around the world have searched for new ways to stretch their understanding of the microscopic world. In 1981, two IBM researchers, who went on to become Nobel Laureates, Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer, broke new ground in the science
  • Cloud-to-Cloud Connectivity Becomes Elastic

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Editor’s note: This article is by Douglas Freimuth, Senior Technical Staff Member and Master Inventor at IBM Research. The true power of cloud computing is in its ability to connect between clouds and share resources and compute power. Clouds make large cloud-to-cloud data transfers for critical administrative functions like data center backups and workload balancing. But a typical private
  • Smaller chip with bigger bandwidth, thanks to E-Band and SiGe

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Dr. Danny Elad Editor’s note: This article is by Danny Elad, Manager of Analog and Mixed Signal Technologies at IBM Research – Haifa. Backhaul, bottlenecks, integrated circuits, and high-speed streaming are all concepts that refer to traffic – mobile device data traffic, to be precise. As the number of smartphones and tablets increases alongside a host of new cloud services, bandwidth
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    IBM Press Releases - Technologies - United States

  • 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…
  • IBM Delivers Analytics and Workforce Science to Help Clients Improve Organizational Performance

    3 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    IBM today announced new cloud-based solutions and a Talent and Change consulting practice to enable organizations to use analytics and workforce science to identify top talent, deepen employee engagement and manage transformational change to provide differentiated client experiences. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
 
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    Bob's Blog

  • 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!
  • Taxonomy matters and colorful attribute names

    Bob Balfe
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    The taxonomy, or often called navigation, of a site is probably one of the most important pieces of an online commerce system. Being able to narrow down to a product through search and a faceted navigation system is very important to the … Continue reading →
  • One of THE best new features in WebSphere Commerce Feature Pack (FEP) 7

    Bob Balfe
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    In Feature Pack 7, the advanced configuration allows you to federate and cluster WebSphere Commerce search. This means you can now scale your servers more inline with your sites demand – separating transactional operations and search operations independently.  Marco Fabbri … Continue reading →
  • BlueMix URL Rating widget on WebSphere Commerce for product ratings

    Bob Balfe
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    Ok, this is really just a teaser post as I will divulge the process used to get my Blue Mix URL rating widget into the WebSphere Commerce Composer framework a bit later. I will say, now that the widget is in … Continue reading →
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    Per Henrik Lausten

  • 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…
  • Presentation: an introduction to IBM BlueMix

    Per Henrik Lausten
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    In June I introduced the Notesnet.dk members to IBM BlueMix. I used a combination of the presentation below and hands-on examples. An introduction to IBM BlueMix from Per Henrik Lausten Related posts: Presentation: an introduction to Bootstrap4XPages I am now chairman of the board at NotesNet.dk
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  • Design and Deployment of a BlueMix Dev/Ops Log Solution: Progressing towards Milestone 1

    doug
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    To catch up on this series, start back here. We started with a simple deployment planning activity – get some servers built so we can get the necessary software installed and then and start hacking some configurations together to allow sample data to be collected and indexed and some simple searches and visualizations from that data to be available. Enter fun activity #1 – SoftLayer and associated VPNs. I would do anything for some way to stay logged into my SoftLayer VPN for longer than a day! Nothing pains me more than having 20 more more putty sessions up and then getting…
  • IBM Log Analysis (SCALA) Tuning App v1

    doug
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:19 pm
    As part of this BlueMix Fabric Log Solution project, getting visibility into everything in my log solution architecture is pretty important. I’ve got a lot of instrumentation across the end-to-end pipeline so metrics are overflowing in my environment. I started to work on a simple app to pull all of this together so I can trend and visualize it over time and be able to see the impacts of tuning activities. This is a first cut at pulling some of the metrics out of the Distributed EIF Receiver / Unity Generic Receiver logs. I’m shipping them with the logstash-forwarder, parsing them…
  • Swimming in the BIG BlueMix Sea – Design and Deployment of a Log Analysis Solution for IBM’s BlueMix Cloud Foundry PaaS

    doug
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    A few months back, I was asked to help deploy our Log Analysis solution for our BlueMix Fabric Dev/Ops team. Their pain point – getting value and insights from massive amounts of Cloud Foundry (CF) log data across multiple development, staging and production environments in order to provide a highly available BlueMix offering. No problem I thought. A log is a log is a log. I’d done this a number of times for various applications or technologies using our Log Analysis solution. Three months later as we move this into an environment most closely resembling our production…
  • Bookmarks for March 25th through June 18th

    delicious
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    These are my links for March 25th through June 18th: OpenStack LumberJack – Part 1 rsyslog | Professional OpenStack – Logging for OpenStack has come quite a ways. What I’m going to attempt to do over a few posts, is recreate and expand a bit on what was discussed at this last OpenStack Summit with regard to Log Management and Mining in OpenStack. For now, that means installing rsyslogd and setting it up to accept remote connections. rsyslog.conf file – FailoverSyslogServer – rsyslog wiki – How to configure failover for rsyslog in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6?
  • Extending Netcool Operations Insight Event Search

    doug
    6 May 2014 | 7:43 am
    The initial offering of Netcool Operations Insight (NOI) v1.1 provides a good starting point with some neat event search use cases for front line IT Ops support teams and some basic event analysis support for the Netcool Administrator. The NOI-SCALA integration provides a primary entry point for searching across events via the event list tool menu. In my opinion, the ability to search and interact with events is far more valuable using the search and apps concepts within SCALA. After I talk about some plumbing foundations, I’ll share some of my Event Analysis apps that can get you jump…
 
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    Klaus Johannes Rusch's random thoughts

  • 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…
  • IT security beyond computers and smartphones

    Klaus Johannes Rusch
    12 Dec 2012 | 1:46 pm
    IT security is not just about computers and smartphones any more. Your smart TV may be allow attackers to get access to sensitive information and control the device, as security start-up ReVuln demonstrates for Samsung's Smart TV. Once simple stand-alone receivers, TV sets, set top boxes and digital recorders are full featured computers and connect to home networks for downloading program guides and software updates, sharing pictures and videos and enabling social media integration. Read more about recently discovered security flaws in home entertainment equipment on The Register.
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    E L S U A ~ A KM Blog Thinking Outside The Inbox by Luis Suarez

  • The Call to Adventure – On Doing What You Love

    Luis Suarez
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Over the course of the last six months it’s been quite an interesting experience, to say the least, being asked, on a rather frequent basis, why did I leave big corporate life at IBM, specially, with the last round of dream jobs, to instead build my own business into the unknown with that inherent flair of uncertainty, specially, given the current times we are living in, and still have no regrets about moving on into that next adventure, whatever that may well be like. Well, after all of that time I guess I am now ready and have a proper answer that I can go by with and that pretty much…
  • Pardon the Interruption … From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez #soccnx

    Luis Suarez
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    A couple of months back you would remember how I put together a blog post over here on an upcoming business trip I was about to embark on heading to Prague, by mid-June, to speak a couple of times at the Social Connections VI event (#soccnx). A few of you have asked me over the course of time whether there were some recordings made available of the different presentations and all along I mentioned that they would become accessible online, eventually, since they were all recorded live, while we were there. It was just a matter of time, and a bunch of hard work to make it happen. And lo and…
  • Active Listening – When Shutting Up Matters

    Luis Suarez
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    There is a lot that the business world can learn from NGOs in general. And vice versa, I am sure. We all know that. But if there is anything that I have learned just recently that certainly has stroked a chord with me in terms of what would be rather critical and paramount for enterprises (whatever the size) to, finally, understand and embrace in equal terms, is to stop being both rather patronising or paternalistic and, instead, just shut up and listen. After all,  “[…] In economic development, if people do not wish to be helped, leave them alone”. Why? Well, it’s all about respect,…
  • #LeadWithRespect Meme: a Challenge for 21st Century Management

    Luis Suarez
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    I can’t remember the last time that I participated on a blog carnival or meme blog series for that matter. I guess it’s been far too long, so when my good friend Cecil Dijoux launched a meme invitation to a group of us around #LeadWithRespect : a Challenge for 21st Century Management, based on a recent blog post he published upon embarking himself on reading the book “Lead With Respect” by Freddy and Michael Ballé (Already got my Kindle copy, by the way, although I haven’t gotten started with it just yet…), I just couldn’t help diving in and see where it would take us all…
  • The Magic of That First Client Engagement

    Luis Suarez
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
    A little while ago I mentioned over here how I would be starting to work out loud more often, through making extensive use of Google Plus, to share additional thoughts and insights on what it is like being an independent trusted advisor on Social Business & Digital Transformation, specially, with the induced massive learning curve, now that the so-called transition period was almost over and I was about to get down to business, i.e. doing client work. Well, I guess G+ is not going to be the only place where I will be working out loud, since I know I will be using this blog as well to…
 
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    wissel.net

  • Rethinking the MimeDocument data source

    Stephan H Wissel
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    Tim (we miss you) and Jesse had the idea to store beans in Mime documents, which became an OpenNTF project. I love that idea and was musing how to make it more "domino like". In its binary format, a serialized bean can't be used for showing view data, nor can one be sure that it can be transported or deserialized other than through the same class version as the creator (this is why Serialized wants to have a serialid). With a little extra work, that becomes actually quite easy: Enter JAXB. Serializing a bean to XML (I hear howling from the JSON camp) allows for a number of interesting…
  • Bikepad SmartPhone mount review

    Stephan H Wissel
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    This is my field impression of the Bikepad SmartPhone mount having used it for a few weeks on my Montague Paratrooper pro TL:TRThe Bikepad is a highly functional accessory to keep your phone on your bike fully functional. Is has quality craftsmanship and a sleek design. If I had an editor-refuses-to-give-it-back award to give (I actually paid for it), I would award it. I do cycle for longer durations and some rough spots, so I like to keep a phone in reach. Not at last to keep SWMBO updated. When I learned about Bikepad and their claim "Basically the Bikepad creates a vacuum between its…
  • Long Term Storage and Retention

    Stephan H Wissel
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Not just since Einstein time is relative. For a human brain anything above 3 seconds is long term. In IT this is a little more complex. Once a work artefact is completed, it runs through a legal vetting and it either goes to medium or long term storage. I'll explain the difference in a second. This logical flow manifests itself in multiple ways in concrete implementations: Journaling (both eMail and databases), archival, backups, write-once copies. Quite often all artifacts go to medium term storage anyway and only make it into long term storage when the legal criteria are met. Criteria can…
  • Time stamped encrypted archives

    Stephan H Wissel
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Developers use Version Control, business users Document management and consultants ZIP files. From time to time I feel the need to safeguard a snapshot in time outside the machine I'm working with. Since "storage out of my control" isn't trustworthy, I encrypt data. This is the script I use: #!/bin/bash ############################################################################ # Saves the given directory (%1) in an SSL encrypted zip file (%2) within # the personalFiles folder. The name of the ZIP file needs to be without zip # extension but might already contain the date. Destination might…
  • Designing a REST API for eMail

    Stephan H Wissel
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    Unencumbered by standards designed by committees I'm musing how a REST API would look like. A REST API consists of 3 parts: the URI (~ URL for browser access), the verb and the payload. Since I'm looking at browser only access, the structured data payload format clearly will be JSON with the prose payload delivered in MIME format. I will worry about calendar and social data later on. The verbs in REST are defined by the HTTP standard: , PUT, and DELETE. My base url would be http://localhost:8888/email and then continue with an additional part. Combined with the 4 horsemen verbs I envision the…
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    Irving Wladawsky-Berger

  • Reflections on the Future of TV

    IWB
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    I’ve long been interested in the impact of digital technologies on the media industry.  While all industries are subject to the forces of creative destruction, media is one of the most affected.  Everything seems to be changing at once, from the way content is produced and delivered, to the sources of revenue and profits.  It seems as if, - to borrow Marc Andreessen’s words - digital technologies are eating the media world. Studying such dramatic changes helps me better appreciate the transitions our economy is going through.  Moreover, unlike other…
  • The “Recombinant” Nature of Digital Innovations

    IWB
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:59 am
    Killer-app is the name we give to those IT applications that turn out to be unexpectedly useful and help propel the success of a new product or service in the marketplace.  Most everyone will agree, for example, that spreadsheet and word processing were the first killer-apps of the PC era, helping transform PCs into must-have business and personal productivity tools. Customer self-service is my preferred candidate for the killer-app of the early days of the Web.  These kinds of apps were relatively easy to implement, yet so useful that they helped convince companies that the Web…
  • What’s the Key Economic Challenge of the Future?

    IWB
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    The US economy is confronting a number of serious challenges as it transitions from the industrial to the digital age.  Two in particular have commanded our attention in the recent past: job creation, especially the kind of mid-wage, mid-skills jobs that’ve been particularly hard hit by technology and globalization; and the rising financial inequality between the rich and superrich, - the 1% and .1%, - and everybody else.  Most everyone agrees that these are both important challenges, but of the two, which should be at the top of our policy priorities?  The best discussion…
  • Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

    IWB
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Lean principles is the name given to a group of production techniques developed by Japanese manufacturing companies around the 1970s-1980s to maximize customer value while reducing wasteful resource.  Lean production methods have also been described as aiming “to combine the flexibility and quality of craftsmanship with the low costs of mass production.”  Such methods include quality control of the processes involved in production; just-in-time production to reduce the costs associated with excess inventory; and continuous improvement involving everyone in the organization in…
  • What Will Digital Life Be Like in 2025?

    IWB
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:44 am
    The Pew Research Center is marking the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web with a number of reports on the current state and potential future of our digital lives.  Last week I discussed the first such report, The Web at 25 in the US, which looked at the fast growth of the Internet and mobile usage and presented the findings of a national survey on their impact on everyday life.  “The internet has been a plus for society and an especially good thing for individual users,” was the survey’s overall verdict.  But what about the future?  A second report,…
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    IBM developerWorks : Information management : Articles

  • 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.
  • Reduce the source footprint of CDC by querying databases for archive logs

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Learn how the Change Data Capture (CDC) Oracle Redo physical standby configuration in InfoSphere Data Replication allows CDC to read logs off the standby device regardless of the log shipment method. This configuration reduces the source footprint by querying the standby database for archive log information.
  • Build a data mining app using Java, Weka, and the Analytics Warehouse service

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Analytics Warehouse (formerly BLU Acceleration) service provides data warehousing and analytics as a service on IBM Bluemix. Developers can develop and deploy a heavy-duty analytic application using blazing-fast IBM BLU database technology offered in the cloud. Learn how to develop a data mining application using the Weka statistical analysis tool and leveraging the IBM BLU columnar database.
  • Build a cache application in the cloud with Bluemix cache services

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This tutorial talks about building caching applications on top of the IBM Cloud environment. The execution time recorded demonstrates the speed of accessing the caching service.
  • Generate reports remotely and offline with InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager command-line utility

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    You can use predefined report features in the InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager for DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows web console to generate reports in HTML, PDF, PPT, and XLS formats. In this tutorial, learn how to extend these features with the command-line utility (CLU). With the CLU, you can generate reports in offline and batch mode without logging on to the web console, schedule reports to run at periodic intervals, and send reports as attachments to team members.
 
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    IBM developerWorks : Java technology

  • Build a game app with Liberty, Cloudant, and Single Sign On

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This tutorial shows how to quickly build an online game application based on IBM Bluemix prebuilt services.
  • Build a data mining app using Java, Weka, and the Analytics Warehouse service

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Analytics Warehouse (formerly BLU Acceleration) service provides data warehousing and analytics as a service on IBM Bluemix. Developers can develop and deploy a heavy-duty analytic application using blazing-fast IBM BLU database technology offered in the cloud. Learn how to develop a data mining application using the Weka statistical analysis tool and leveraging the IBM BLU columnar database.
  • Unlock your on-premises translated content in the cloud

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Enterprise software developers making the transition to cloud computing often ask how they can use the existing translated content in their on-premises databases from the cloud. Find out how to use the Cloud Integration add-on in Bluemix to unlock your translated content from systems of record and access it from the cloud even if the database is behind a secure firewall.
  • Improving performance and scalability for IBM Sterling Order Management

    6 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This article discusses the design best practices that are important for the performance and scalability of the IBM Sterling Order Management solution. Adopting these design best practices during implementation, helps eliminate the common performance bottlenecks that are introduced with custom design or code.
  • Java multitenancy: Configuration options, tenant lifecycle, and isolation in action

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The multitenant JVM is available with the IBM SDK Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Release 1 as a tech preview. By running multiple applications within a single multitenant JVM, a cloud system can speed applications' start times and reduce their memory footprint. Examine the tenant lifecycle, learn some of the available configuration options, and see the benefits of isolation of statics in tenant applications. This article builds on a previous developerWorks article, "Introduction to Java multitenancy."
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    IBM developerWorks : Rational : Articles

  • Move IBM Rational ClearCase server to a new domain in Windows

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Learn how to make necessary changes on IBM Rational ClearCase server to move between Windows domains without re-installing the products. IBM Rational ClearCase is designed to work with the Windows Active Directory system, in which deployment of servers are restricted by the domain system. For example, to move an existing server from one domain to another, users are required to reinstall the products IBM Rational ClearCase, IBM WebSphere Application Server, and IBM HTTP Server. This article describes a simpler method.
  • Use Rational Team Concert to create calculated fields within a work item

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    IBM® Rational Team Concert™ can help software development teams store and organize information, including work plans, tasks, builds, tests and source code / other files. IBM® Rational Team Concert can also be customized to align with the processes and data gathering requirements of a project team. This article demonstrates how to add a custom attribute to a work item that performs some calculations (through JavaScript), based on the values of one or more attributes from the same work item.
  • Manage quality in regulated environments using Rational Quality Manager

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Regulated environments need audit trails that document the time each artifact was tested, the name of the tester, and the results of the test. Regulated environments also require a review approval process that supports electronic signatures. Learn how to use IBM® Rational® Quality Manager to create and maintain a high-quality audit trail.
  • Load testing in the cloud with IBM Rational Performance Tester and IBM SoftLayer

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Combine IBM Rational Performance Tester with the significant computing resources in IBM SoftLayer to simulate real world use of your application by geographically distributed virtual users. By using Rational Performance Tester with SoftLayer, you can achieve highly scalable load testing at reduced cost. This article gives technical users practical guidance and examples for using SoftLayer with Rational Performance Tester.
  • Use Mobile Quality Assurance in the development of a production Worklight app

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In this article you will learn how IBM Mobile Quality Assurance was used to develop the Ei! Treinador (Portuguese for "Hey Coach!") mobile application. Created for the VIP fans at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, this app enabled fans to see sentiment analysis aggregated from social media. You will learn how IBM Mobile Quality Assurance was installed and configured for the application and how it was used to distribute the application to testers and stakeholders. Mobile Quality Assurance was used in all phases of the development cycle, from internal testing to production usage. This…
 
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    IBM developerWorks : Web development

  • Join the Web Components revolution with Polymer

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Polymer library uses Web Components technology supported by all modern browsers, including mobile browsers on iOS and Android. Add custom web elements that encapsulate a complete user interface including UI interaction handling, transition animation, and flexible CSS styling to your web applications or hybrid mobile apps.
  • Create reusable custom web components with Polymer

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Learn how to use the Polymer JavaScript API and web components library to create custom web components for sharing in community repositories or inclusion in your own apps.
  • Build a data mining app using Java, Weka, and the Analytics Warehouse service

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Analytics Warehouse (formerly BLU Acceleration) service provides data warehousing and analytics as a service on IBM Bluemix. Developers can develop and deploy a heavy-duty analytic application using blazing-fast IBM BLU database technology offered in the cloud. Learn how to develop a data mining application using the Weka statistical analysis tool and leveraging the IBM BLU columnar database.
  • (Blue)mixing IoT and GPS services for your health

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This article uses a straightforward Node.js application example to show how to develop an app that uses two services provided in the Bluemix ecosystem: Wearable Fitness and the Pitney Bowes Travel Boundary Service. It also discusses the challenges inherent in developing this particular application idea and some of the intricacies of working with maps and map data.
  • Spot the International Space Station using third-party APIs and the Liberty runtime

    10 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The International Space Station is the third brightest object in the sky -- and if you know when to look up, it's easy to see. The SPOT ISS application gives details on sightings by city and country. It consumes third-party APIs such as the NASA RSS feed and the Open Notify JSON API service to create a unique system of engagement. The app is deployed on IBM Bluemix.
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    IBM Redbooks | BladeCenter

  • 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.
  • Advanced Format HDD Technology Overview

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 Historically, a hard disk drive (HDD) media was physically formatted by using a sector size of 512 bytes.
  • Using IBM Features on Demand

    14 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 - Introduces IBM Features on Demand and the products that use it - Explains how to activate, install and deploy the license keys - Provides troubleshooting hints and tips Just about any IT infrastructure investment that you make will have capabilities well beyond those you will initially need.
  • 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.
 
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    IBM Redbooks | IBM System Storage

  • IBM Hyper-Scale in XIV Storage

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 - Powerful new approach to storage management scalability - Volume mobility and consistency across XIV systems - Capacity Planning and Reporting Organizations are struggling with an unprecedented surge in data, both user-created and machine-created.
  • Scale Out Network Attached Storage Monitoring

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 - Provides scenarios for a better understanding of monitoring tools - Includes SONAS and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center monitoring - Explains use of Arxscan and Galileo tools for monitoring Monitoring of your Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) cluster resources is key to ensuring that all components are functioning at their optimum level.
  • IBM ProtecTIER Implementation and Best Practices Guide

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 - Implement scenarios for backup recovery applications with ProtecTIER - Optimize data deduplication and storage efficiency - Exploit the File System Interface using CIFS and NFS This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides best practice guidance for planning, installing, and configuring the IBM System Storage® TS7600 ProtecTIER® family of products.
  • Implementing IBM FlashSystem 840

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 - Accelerate 24/7/365 business performance with IBM MicroLatency - Implement Fibre Channel, iSCSI, InfiniBand, and FCoE interfaces - Minimize downtime with concurrent code load Almost all technological components in the data center are getting faster; central processing units, network, storage area networks (SAN), and memory.
  • XIV Multi-Site Mirroring Solution

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 Introduced with the IBM XIV Storage System software v11.5 the multi-site mirroring function, also referred to as the 3-way mirroring in the XIV GUI, enables world-class high availability and disaster recovery capabilities.
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    IBM Redbooks | IBM System x™

  • Advanced Format HDD Technology Overview

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 Historically, a hard disk drive (HDD) media was physically formatted by using a sector size of 512 bytes.
  • Using IBM Features on Demand

    14 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 - Introduces IBM Features on Demand and the products that use it - Explains how to activate, install and deploy the license keys - Provides troubleshooting hints and tips Just about any IT infrastructure investment that you make will have capabilities well beyond those you will initially need.
  • SAP HANA on IBM X6 Systems Reference Architecture

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 - Introduces IBM System x solution for SAP HANA - Provides SAP HANA overview and deployment scenarios - Discusses SAP HANA business continuity aspects This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended to provide the planning and design considerations for implementing SAP HANA on IBM X6 servers.
  • In-memory Computing with SAP HANA on IBM eX5 and X6 Systems

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 - IBM System x solutionfor SAP HANA - SAP HANA overview and use cases - Operational aspects for SAP HANA appliances The 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 Storwize V5000 and Windows Storage Server

    20 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 With the introduction of the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 offering via the IBM® Reseller Option Kit (ROK) program, clients can now get customized unified storage solutions that precisely match their specific needs.
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    IBM Redbooks | IBM System z™

  • Security on the IBM Mainframe, Vol. 1 A Holistic Approach by Reducing Risk and Improving Security

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 - Volume 1: Understanding architecture and platform security - Positioning IBM mainframe security in an enterprise context - Addressing security best practices for operating systems This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents the strength and value of the IBM security strategy with System z® hardware and software.
  • 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.
  • An Architect's Guide to New Java Workloads in CICS (Transaction Server)

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 - Value Unit Edition family of products allows a choice on how to budget for new projects - IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Value Unit Edition running on a zNALC LPAR is a one time charge - Use Value Unit Edition products to provide an environment to develop and deploy net new Java based workload 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.
  • z/OS Version 2 Release 1 Technical Updates

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 - Summary of changes - Examples of use - Migration considerations This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a broad understanding of the changes, new features, and new functions introduced with IBM z/OS® Version 2 Release 1 (2.1).
  • Optimizing System z Batch Applications by Exploiting Parallelism

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 - Managing your batch window - Optimizing batch technology - Studying a hands-on case This IBM® Redpaper™ publication shows you how to speed up batch jobs by splitting them into near-identical instances (sometimes referred to as ).
 
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    IBM Redbooks | Application Development

  • The Complete Guide to CICS Transaction Gateway Volume 1 Configuration and Administration

    8 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 - A practical guide to the capabilities and usage of the CICS TG product suite - Incremental setup from basic connectivity through to security and high availability - Focus on IPIC connectivity, high availability, WebSphere Application Server, and CICS Explorer In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, you will gain an appreciation of the IBM CICS® Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) product suite, based on key criteria, such as capabilities, scalability, platform, CICS server support, application language support, and licensing model.
  • Customizing and Extending IBM Content Navigator

    30 May 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Fri, 30 May 2014 - Understand extension points and customization options - Create an action, service, feature, and custom step processor - Use widgets in apps, mobile development, and more IBM® Content Navigator provides a unified user interface for your Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions.
  • Configuring and Deploying Open Source with WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile

    18 Mar 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 - Learn about Liberty profile to develop and and test your web and OSGi applications - Install and configure several open source technologies with Liberty profile - Deploy Liberty with Chef framework This IBM® Redbook®s publication explains the capabilities of IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty profile, which is extremely lightweight, easy to install, and fast to use.
  • Managing Enterprise-wide Deployment of IBM Explorer for z/OS or CICS Explorer

    10 Jan 2014 | 5:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 - Get an overview of the options for deploying Explorer software - Review the advantages and disadvantages of each technique - Learn how to customize your Explorer installation This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the set of features that IBM clients use to simplify deployment of the IBM Explorer products in their operating environments.
  • Elastic Caching with IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale

    19 Dec 2013 | 5:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 IBM® WebSphere® eXtreme Scale provides a solution to scalability issues through caching and grid technology.
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    IBM Redbooks | Information Management software

  • Optimizing System z Batch Applications by Exploiting Parallelism

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 - Managing your batch window - Optimizing batch technology - Studying a hands-on case This IBM® Redpaper™ publication shows you how to speed up batch jobs by splitting them into near-identical instances (sometimes referred to as ).
  • Reliability and Performance with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator V4.1

    14 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Thu, 14 Aug 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 which integrates the IBM zEnterprise® infrastructure and the IBM Netezza® technology.
  • Exploring Data Insights with IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management and IBM Watson Explorer

    13 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 Today’s businesses, applications, social media, and online transactions generate more data than ever before.
  • IMS Version 13 Technical Overview

    13 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Wed, 13 Aug 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 DB2 11 for z/OS Performance Topics

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 - Reduce processor time in CM and NFM - Improve scalability and availability - Evaluate impact of new functions IBM® DB2® 10 for z/OS® provided a strong performance improvement that drove great value for IBM clients.
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    IBM Redbooks | Linux

  • 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 S812L and S822L Technical Overview and Introduction

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 - Outstanding performance based on POWER8 processor technology - 2U scale-out rack-mount Linux server - Improved reliability, availability, and serviceability features This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S812L (8247-21L) and IBM Power System S822L (8247-22L) servers that support the Linux operating system (OS).
  • IBM Power System S822 Technical Overview and Introduction

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 - Outstanding performance based on POWER8 processor technology - 2U scale-out rack-mount server - Improved reliability, availability, and serviceability features This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S822 (8284-22A) server that supports the IBM AIX® and Linux operating systems (OSes).
  • 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.
  • IBM Power Systems Hardware Management Console Version 8 Release 8.1.0 Enhancements

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 - HMC V8..1.0 enhancements - 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.
 
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    IBM Redbooks | Tivoli

  • 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.
  • Performance Tuning for IBM Security Directory Server

    2 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 - Directory Server performance tuning for very large user environments - Complete coverage from operating system to database tuning - Extensive scripts and checklists In today’s highly connected world, directory servers are the IT cornerstone of many businesses.
  • IT Service Management Best Practices Using IBM SmartCloud Control Desk

    12 Dec 2013 | 5:30 am
    Redbook, published: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 - Automation using response plans, scripting, escalations, actions, and workflows - Best practices configuration and customization examples - Implementation of typical real-world use cases SmartCloud Control Desk is a comprehensive IT Asset and Service Management solution that helps reduce cost and minimize service disruptions.
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    IBM Redbooks | WebSphere

  • An Architect's Guide to New Java Workloads in CICS (Transaction Server)

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 - Value Unit Edition family of products allows a choice on how to budget for new projects - IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Value Unit Edition running on a zNALC LPAR is a one time charge - Use Value Unit Edition products to provide an environment to develop and deploy net new Java based workload 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

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Sun, 24 Aug 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.
  • Effectively Managing Your WebSphere Application Server Licenses using ILMT

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 - Step beyond the sub-capacity and full-capacity licensing model - Deploy and configure the IBM License Metric Tool - Bundling WebSphere products in ILMT This IBM Redpaper publication describes in detail how the IBM sub-capacity licensing functions and specifically how the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) can be implemented to track and manage licenses for WebSphere® Application Server instances that are present in a customer’s infrastructure.
  • IBM License Metric Tool tracks and manages licenses for WebSphere® Application Server

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 Virtually every aspect of managing an IT environment has drastically increased in complexity as new technologies and business shifts have altered the way businesses organize their IT infrastructure.
  • IBM CICS Performance Series: FiTeq Authenticator Benchmark

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 - Performance and scalability benchmark methodology explained - Multiple configurations tested and the results compared - Benchmark driven to 8,000 CICS transactions per second FiTeq is an IBM® Business Partner that specializes in fraud prevention technologies for the payments industry.
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  • Advanced Format HDD Technology Overview

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 Historically, a hard disk drive (HDD) media was physically formatted by using a sector size of 512 bytes.
  • Using IBM Features on Demand

    14 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 - Introduces IBM Features on Demand and the products that use it - Explains how to activate, install and deploy the license keys - Provides troubleshooting hints and tips Just about any IT infrastructure investment that you make will have capabilities well beyond those you will initially need.
  • SAP HANA on IBM X6 Systems Reference Architecture

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 - Introduces IBM System x solution for SAP HANA - Provides SAP HANA overview and deployment scenarios - Discusses SAP HANA business continuity aspects This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended to provide the planning and design considerations for implementing SAP HANA on IBM X6 servers.
  • In-memory Computing with SAP HANA on IBM eX5 and X6 Systems

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 - IBM System x solutionfor SAP HANA - SAP HANA overview and use cases - Operational aspects for SAP HANA appliances The 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 Storwize V5000 and Windows Storage Server

    20 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 With the introduction of the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 offering via the IBM® Reseller Option Kit (ROK) program, clients can now get customized unified storage solutions that precisely match their specific needs.
 
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  • Maximize IBM i Efficiency with Work Management

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Sponsored by: Robot Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 @ 12:00pm ET Work management is essential for establishing an efficient, run-time environment on IBM i. Jobs that use the system are controlled by settings that you can specify, but the art form is losing out to system defaults. Here’s your chance to give your system performance the edge with smart management. Join IBM i experts Chuck Stupca and Chuck Losinski as they discuss key aspects of work management, including: read more
  • How to Build a Requirements Roadmap for Proactive IBM i System Monitoring

    16 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    Sponsored by: CCSS Implementing proactive system monitoring in your IBM i environment begins with planning. The right solution should be able to anticipate repeat issues based on system demands, applications, throughput, and configuration, as well as provide fast access to information that pinpoints the cause of unforeseen issues. This practical guide will help system administrators and managers evaluate monitoring solutions based on the time saved and the flexibility offered in meeting the specific requirements of existing and developing networks. Download this white paper to learn: read…
  • Network Monitoring – Environmental Hazards to Peak Performance

    5 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Sponsored by: CCSS IT managers must prepare for every disaster scenario to ensure that—even when IBM i jobs and processes are running perfectly—some unforeseen network element doesn’t pop up and destroy their efforts. While no one can be aware of every potential problem that may affect the system, you can reduce the impact of issues by proactively monitoring the areas where IBM i and the network overlap. Download this white paper and learn how to: • Calculate the cost of problem resolution • Anticipate communication issues read more
  • Keep Your IBM Network Humming With Instrumentation

    28 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    Sponsored by: Robot Tuesday, May 20th, 2014@ Noon ET A lot of IBM IT shops only respond to system issues after they cause problems for the end user, not before. Even small problems left unattended can lead to catastrophe. Well-run data centers monitor their servers and networks for early signs of impending issues, but doing this requires the proper tools. Monitoring and automation tools let you establish baseline normal performance profiles, and then automatically generate alerts when abnormal conditions are detected. read more
  • In Love with the Doc

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    A fresh approach to creating documentation can win you lots of friends You may not think writing documentation is the most glamorous part of IT, but if you take a fresh approach to it, it can be fun. Content Classification:  influencer read more
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  • 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…
  • Magento Newsletter Subscribers Import Script

    daharveyjr
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    I was recently helping a client setup and configure their Magento newsletter module, and worked to help them get a large part of their subscriber base imported into Magento from external sources. To accomplish this, I created a newsletter subscribers import script for Magento that helped them accomplish a quick import of their subscriber base that existed outside of their Magento installation. This script can handle one-off additions, as well as take a file upload, the format being one email address per line. It will also add the emails to the newsletter without sending a confirmation email…
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