Tag Archives: IBM

For the Love of Big Data: What is Big Data?

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not … Continue reading

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For the Love of Big Data: Why do data scientists want more data, rather than less?

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not … Continue reading

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For the Love of Big Data: What issues can analytics present?

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not … Continue reading

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For the Love of Big Data: Approach to policy can determine outcomes

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 03/19/2014

IBM’s Watson, New York Genome Center partner on brain cancer treatment – The Washington Post “The two will collaborate on a computing prototype that could suggest treatment options for patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. Watson would analyze an … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 03/07/2014

Report: IBM Global Business Services Ranked #1 in Thought Leadership – WSJ.com “IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that its consulting organization was named the top provider of thought leadership materials by Source for Consulting, a leading provider of research about … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/25/2014

IBM News room – 2014-02-24 IBM to Acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud Database Service Helps Organizations Simplify Mobile, Web App and Big Data Development – United States “IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Boston, MA-based Cloudant, Inc., a … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/24/2014

IBM Accessibility – Improving the User Experience by Standardizing on EPUB “To help consumers easily read documents and educational materials, IBM is standardizing on EPUB as its primary packaged portable document format, making its documentation and content more accessible on … Continue reading

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Virtual Life with Linux: Standalone OpenSim on Ubuntu 13.10

This post is a great example of why you should never say that you are starting a new series of blog entries. In February of 2010, I wrote a blog post called Virtual Life with Linux: Standalone opensim on Ubuntu … Continue reading

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Second Life and OpenSim revisited

Several years ago I spent quite a bit of time in Second Life when it was the hot 3D social world. The promise was that you could build and visit worlds that had been uniquely constructed by the users. As … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/12/2014

Mobile Design Internship in Austin,TX, Cambridge,MA, New York,NY – Jobs at IBM – Powered by netMEDIA “The IBM IT team is looking for creative and innovative interns to join our team to rapidly develop and deploy apps that will show … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/06/2014

The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory “Today no one dies from standard wars, not that you’d know it from Internet comments. But years, millions of dollars, and endless arguments are spent arguing about standards. The reason for our fights … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/05/2014

Computers May Someday Beat Chefs At Creating Flavors We Crave : The Salt : NPR “Computer scientists at IBM have already built a computer that can beat human contestants on the TV quiz show, “Jeopardy.” Now it appears they’re sharpening … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/25/2014

How Real is Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’? Artificial Intelligence Experts Stephen Wolfram and Google’s Peter Norvig Weigh In – Digits – WSJ “In Spike Jonze’s Oscar-nominated, futuristic film “Her,” computers compose music, carry on seamless conversations with humans, organize emails instantaneously, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/23/2014

Infinity AR: We’ll fulfill sci-fi promise of augmented reality | Cutting Edge – CNET News “Augmented reality has so far been mostly a sci-fi vision that overlays information from the virtual world atop what we see in the real world. … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/17/2014

Red Hat | Red Hat and the CentOS Project Join Forces to Speed Open Source Innovation “This collaboration strengthens Red Hat‘s proven business model by extending the Red Hat open source development ecosystem. Red Hat anticipates that taking a role … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 12/17/2013

Bob Dylan – Musician or Poet? – NYTimes.com “Each week in Bookends, two writers take on pressing and provocative questions about the world of books. This week, Dana Stevens and Francine Prose discuss whether Bob Dylan’s lyrics make him more … Continue reading

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My annotated programming language history

I’ve been coding, a.k.a programming, since I was 15 years old. Since then I’ve used many programming languages. Some of them have been for work, some have been for fun. I mean, really, who hasn’t done some programing while on … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 12/10/2013

Goodbye athlete’s foot: IBM researchers craft nanomedicine to kill fungi where other meds fail | VentureBeat | Health | by Dean Takahashi “IBM researchers and a team in Singapore have taken common plastic and engineered it into a nanomedicine that … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 12/07/2013

Restaurant on Google Glasser: Man-child stinking up the joint | Technically Incorrect – CNET News “A Seattle restaurant, the latest to ban Google Glass, tells those who insist on wearing the high-tech specs to “just shut up and get out.”” … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 11/15/2013

Amazon WorkSpaces delivers Windows desktops on demand | Virtual desktop – InfoWorld “WorkSpaces provides cloud-hosted Windows 7 desktops in four virtual machine configurations, but current VDI solutions may still have an edge in terms of flexibility” tags: windows amazon desktops … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 10/31/2013

Google Apps, once a leader, faces growing cloud app rivals – Computerworld “Seven years later, complacency has diluted that innovative spirit, and Google Apps now trails competing suites from IBM, Cisco and Microsoft in areas like enterprise social networking (ESN) … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 10/29/2013

William C. Lowe, Who Oversaw Birth of the IBM PC, Dies at 72 – NYTimes.com “William C. Lowe, who supervised the creation of IBM’s first personal computer, a technological touchstone that he insisted — and proved — could be conceived, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 10/24/2013

Japan Test-Fires ‘Space Cannon’ to Shoot Asteroid | Space.com “A “space cannon” scheduled to fire a metal bullet at an asteroid in 2018 has been successfully tested, according to press reports. A spokesman with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) … Continue reading

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My scale of cognitive computing

Last week I hosted a strategy session for my group at IBM Research and I used the following as a scale of how cognitive certain types of computing are: Bob’s Scale of Cognitive Computing Sentient “we can do without the … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 10/11/2013

Successful companies will use mobile to drive change: IBM | ZDNet “Forward-looking enterprises are already dealing with the challenges of opening their business up on mobile, but the smart companies already have a number of key characteristics that see them … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 10/04/2013

UNIX tips: Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits “When you use a system often, you tend to fall into set usage patterns. Sometimes, you do not start the habit of doing things in the best possible way. Sometimes, you even … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 10/03/2013

IBM research stakes its future on cognitive computing | ZDNet “IBM began its colloquium on cognitive computing today with a jewel in the company’s crown. Senior Vice President John E. Kelly took the stage following a video from January 14th, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 09/30/2013

IBM uses Big Data to predict outbreaks of Dengue fever and Malaria | VentureBeat tags: malaria dengue ibm Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Nobel’s Door – NYTimes.com “I’m not the first to suggest it, but it’s time to take the idea … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 09/17/2013

IBM Again Pledges $1 Billion to a Linux Effort – Digits – WSJ “The computer giant on Tuesday plans to pledge that it will spend $1 billion over four or five years on Linux and related open-source technologies for use … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 09/02/2013

Young IBM Researchers Take on a Cognitive Computing Challenge « A Smarter Planet Blog A Smarter Planet Blog “IBM researcher Ton Engbersen believes scientists very soon will be able to build a computer that is comparable in complexity to the … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/20/2013

SXSW PanelPicker “Wearable technology is poised to become an integral part of our world; for some, whether they’re ready for it or not. Advances are already allowing wearables to monitor and track our activities and actions and anticipate and react … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/15/2013

IBM News room – 2013-08-15 IBM to Acquire Trusteer to Help Companies Combat Financial Fraud and Advanced Security Threats – United States “As part of this announcement, IBM is forming a cybersecurity software lab in Israel that will bring together … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/08/2013

IBM Develops Programming Language Inspired By The Human Brain – Forbes “Two years ago this month, IBM announced that it had developed a cognitive computer chip, inspired by human neural architecture. That chip was developed as part of the SyNAPSE … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/06/2013

IBM’s Irv Lustig on Taking CAP Exam – YouTube “IBM‘s Irv Lustig was one of the first INFORMS members to take the new INFORMS CAP (Certified Analytics Professional) exam. In this interview recorded at the 2013 INFORMS Analytics Conference in … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/05/2013

Quantum Machine Learning for Big Data “In a nutshell, Lloyd’s q-app (pronounced “quapp”) encodes Google-like queries with q-bits that enable quantum computers to not only perform real-time searches through even the most gigantic databases, but which also insures their absolute … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/03/2013

IBM, Open Source Robotics Foundation Partner for DARPA’s Cloud-Based Robotics Challenge | ExecutiveBiz “Open Source Robotics Foundation has picked an IBM company, SoftLayer Technologies, to co-host the first cloud-based robotics challenge  for the development of software that allows a simulated … Continue reading

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What We Do When We Do Analytics Research

In May of 2013 I was asked to contribute an article to ProVISION, an IBM magazine published in Japan for current and potential customers and clients. That piece was translated into Japanese and published at the end of July. Below … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 07/29/2013

Cognitive Computing and the Quest to Build a Silicon Brain | DiscoverMagazine.com “An engineer’s revolutionary new chip, inspired by how our own brains work, could turn computing on its head.” tags: ibm cognitive computing Systems That Perceive, Think, and Act … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 07/26/2013

IBM Seal Of Approval Boosts Cloud Foundry, Devs Win – ReadWrite “Cloud computing just got a lot stronger and just slightly more weird today with the announcement that IBM would be getting involved with Cloud Foundry, an open source platform … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/31/2013

IBM pitches analytics for human resource management – IT News from V3.co.uk “The company said that its workforce analytics platform will be adding new services which will allow companies to better spot potential employee issues and provide management with a … Continue reading

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Workforce analytics announcement

Today my team at IBM Research, in collaboration with our software colleagues, announced that we’ll be offering to customers new analytics capabilities in the areas of employee retention and workforce sentiment. The main details are the press release and an … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/27/2013

Article > UCB and IBM bet on big data to help epilepsy “UCB has teamed up with IBM to “harness super-computer power” and help improve treatment for epilepsy patients.” tags: ibm epilepsy Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite … Continue reading

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Math and Analytics at IBM Research: 50+ Years

Soon after I arrived back in IBM Research last July after 13 years away in the Software Group and Corporate, I was shown a 2003 edition of the IBM Journal of Research and Development that was dedicated to the Mathematical … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/02/2013

IBM Information On Demand 2013 – global conference November 3-7, Las Vegas, Nevada tags: iod ibm analytics Baseball Broadcasts Introduce Advanced Statistics, but With Caution – NYTimes.com “Statistical analysis has swept through baseball over the past decade, becoming part of … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Professional: Enterprise Social Media

In this series I’m looking at my experiences using social media as a business professional. In this entry I examine the rules and policies I personally use regarding enterprise social media. In the introduction to this series of blog entries, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/05/2013

IBM, OpenStack, and the cloud IBM Makes a Big Bet on OpenStack in the Cloud – Arik Hesseldahl – News – AllThingsD “The open source software for running cloud computing installations just got a big new name in its camp: … Continue reading

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IBM, standards, and the cloud

I just figured out that I’ve been involved with standards for almost one-third of my life, since the mid-1990s. During that time, I’ve been employed by IBM but I’ve also worked collaboratively with other people in the IT industry on … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Professional: LinkedIn

In this series I’m looking at my experiences using social media as a business professional. In this entry I examine the rules and policies I personally use regarding LinkedIn. In the introduction to this series of blog entries, I asked … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/21/2013

I.B.M. to Take Big Step Into Mobile – NYTimes.com “The company is announcing a major initiative into mobile, involving software, services and partnerships with other large vendors. I.B.M. plans to deploy consultants to give companies mobile shopping strategies, write mobile … Continue reading

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IBM broadcast from Mobile World Congress 2013

Last year I had the pleasure of speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona about IBM‘s mobile strategy after we acquired Worklight. This year, IBM will broadcast a 30 minute show featuring news, discussions with industry analysts and customers, … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Professional: Facebook

In this series I’m looking at my experiences using social media as a business professional. In this entry I examine the rules and policies I personally use regarding Facebook. In the introduction to this series of blog entries, I asked … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Professional: Twitter

In this series I’m looking at my experiences using social media as a business professional. In this entry I examine the rules and policies I personally use regarding Twitter. In the introduction to this series of blog entries, I asked … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/04/2013

Manage the sentiment of your city “In this article, we explain in detail how city leaders can configure automated sentiment analysis for social media sites for the topics of interest to them by using the recently released Sentiment Analysis dashboard, … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Professional: Introduction

Many people use social media services such as Twitter and Facebook extensively in their personal lives. It can be hard, however, to figure out where to draw the line between what you say there about your friends and your activities, … Continue reading

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Symbolic computation in the small: Math on mobile

What are the main considerations when designing a math system or library that can do symbolic computation on mobile devices? I’ve written several times about math apps on mobile devices but, inspired by a blog post by Ismael Ghalimi, I … Continue reading

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New year, newish job

As of the end of December, I’ve been with IBM for 30 years. That seems like a lot, but I think you just sort of wake up one day and discover that time has gone by, you’ve been working, your … Continue reading

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Analytics: Interacting systems make things tricky

Every year around holiday times, millions of people take to the roads, the skies, and the rails to visit friends and families. Sometimes everything works perfectly: the traffic isn’t too heavy, there are no accidents, schedules are met, lines are … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/07/2013

IBM Research: IBM 5 in 5 2012: Taste “But we may not realize that the way we perceive flavors and the characteristics of a “good” meal are fundamentally chemical and neural. In five years, computers will be able to construct … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/22/2012

IBM hones Watson the supercomputer’s skills – The Globe and Mail “So as you move into the medical domain, it becomes important to understand what are diseases, what are symptoms, what are treatments, and how when they’re expressed in text … Continue reading

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2013-2014 IBM Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences

The Business Analytics and Mathematical Sciences Department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center invites applications for its 2013-2014 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in mathematical and computer sciences. Areas of active research in the department include: … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/26/2012

IBM News room – 2012-09-25 Virginia M. Rometty Elected IBM Chairman – United States “The IBM (NYSE: IBM) board of directors today elected Virginia M. Rometty chairman of the board, effective October 1, 2012. Mrs. Rometty succeeds Samuel J. Palmisano, who … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/01/2012

U.S. Open and IBM: Analytics Grand Slam | ZDNet “It’s US Open season, and the analytics are going wild (not to mention the fans). Here’s an inside look at how IBM and the USTA are bringing the data to you, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/30/2012

IBM Brings Big Data Analytics, Cloud to US Open Tennis – IT Infrastructure – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “During the two-week event, IBM will apply its predictive analytics, cloud computing and mobile technology expertise to connect tennis fans to … Continue reading

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Where I’ve been

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted an entry here. It’s been a very busy summer both in my personal life as well as my business one. I changed jobs within IBM effective August 1: I went from the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/29/2012

IBM’s new Kenya research lab: A stepping stone to African expansion | ZDNet “IBM‘s decision to locate its new research centre in Nairobi, Kenya gives yet another boost to the country’s status as an investment destination for foreign technology companies. The … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/13/2012

I.B.M. Adds an African Lab to Its Growing Global Research Network – NYTimes.com “I.B.M. is opening a research center in Nairobi, adding an African lab to its global network. The announcement about the center is to be made Monday, Kenya will be … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/08/2012

IBM’s New Blue Gene/Q Supercomputer to Help Research in Health Sciences (video) “New York State’s University of Rochester now sports the world’s fastest computer dedicated to medical research.   The IBM Blue Gene/Q clocks in at 172-teraflops (172 trillion floating point … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/19/2012

IBM Worklight Developer Edition | Eclipse Plugins, Bundles and Products – Eclipse Marketplace This is where you can get IBM Worklight Developer Edition V5.0 Valve Games and Steam on Ubuntu 12.04 « Canonical Blog “Yesterday, the Valve Linux team publicly … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/29/2012

Liberty Profile in the cloud (WASdev) “Announcing the availability of the WebSphere Application Server V8.5-Liberty Profile Plugin V1.0 for Web Application Pattern Tech Preview. This is a new pattern type provided as a Technology Preview for the IBM Workload Deployer … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/26/2012

Manage application services with virtual application patterns “In the IBM® PureApplication™ System environment, a virtual application pattern is the critical element that allows a user to rapidly set up and manage cloud application infrastructure; a virtual application pattern describes an … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/18/2012

IBM Worklight user documentation “This Getting Started page contains a series of modules that offer step-by-step guidance on how to use the different parts of the IBM Worklight V5.0 product. The modules on this Getting Started page might include exercises. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/15/2012

Can a vulnerability tell you when it’s being attacked? – IBM Software Blog “Last week we announced the release of AppScan Enterprise v8.6 and its ability to integrate with QRadar. QRadar – which automatically maintains and updates information about each … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/07/2012

Websphereusergroup.org “Keeping pace with the mobility market is daunting, and maintaining apps that need to work on various devices in this ever-changing market is like chasing a carrot around a dog track. How can you keep up? IBM’s acquisition of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/04/2012

Hey Developers, Make Your Mobile Apps Blazing Fast | Forrester Blogs “Smartphone users are no exception to the “make it faster” rule. They expect their apps to be blazing fast. Mobile carriers and smartphone manufacturers juice up their expectations by … Continue reading

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