Tag Archives: IBM

January 25, 2010

Asking the right questions about information governance

I am looking forward to attending The Smart Governance Forum (23rd meeting of the IBM Data Governance Council) in California on February 1-3, where I will be a panelist for a session on Smart Governance Analytics. As my panel group started to plan for the event, I did some background research on the Council to […]

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December 15, 2009

Why you need an information governance strategy for 2010

You say you already have a plan in place to guard your company’s data? Are you sure it has you adequately protected? While you certainly understand the need for data security – your sales challenges are tough enough without exposing your customer’s credit card information to a security breech, for example – the chances are […]

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October 30, 2009

Do you have an analytics strategy and why should you care?

After just returning from IBM’s Information on Demand (IOD) Conference in Las Vegas, I would like to take this opportunity to virtually whisper just one word in the ear of a current day Benjamin Braddock, “analytics”. Many businesses have spent the past 25 years or so automating and streamlining business processes in order to drive […]

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October 26, 2009

Can IBM turn information management upside down?

I am here at IBM’s IOD (Information on Demand) conference. The keynote is interesting because of the focus on outcomes. IBM has invested more than $12 billion over the past five years in the information management market. More than $8 billion has come through acquisitions (Cognos, SPSS, etc.) and the rest from organic growth. The […]

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June 9, 2009

Five things I learned at IBM’s Rational Conference

I haven’t been to IBM’s Rational Conference in a couple of years so I was very interested not just to see what IBM had to say about the changing landscape of software development but how the customers attending the conference had changed. I was not disappointed.  While I could write a whole book on the […]

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April 20, 2009

Oracle Plus Sun: What does it mean?

I guess this is one way to start a Monday morning. After IBM decided to pass on Sun, Oracle decided that it would be a great idea. While I have as many questions as answers, here are my top ten thoughts about what this combination will mean to the market: 1. Oracle’s acquisition of Sun […]

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April 6, 2009

Why Sun Microsystems can’t go it alone

Like everyone else, I have been looking what would happen if IBM were to buy Sun Microsystems. I actually thought it sounded pretty good. IBM would get hardware, some database, virtualization, cloud, and operating system software. Oh, and did I mention that they would control Java. But it sounds (at least as I am writing […]

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January 19, 2009

Making sense of REST in context with SOA

I continue to spend a lot of time thinking and researching REST — REpresentational State Transfer. Yes, REST is a set of architectural guidelines introduced by Roy Fielding in his dissertation where he defined HTTP. While I couldn’t find a link to Fielding’s disseration, I did find a very good blog entry written by Fielding. […]

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December 29, 2004

Service as Software: The emerging model for integration?

IBM Business Consulting Services intends to transform its industry knowledge of industries into software. This move could have interesting implications for the future of service as software. I predict that we are about to embark on a major change in how companies implement and use packaged software. While we have seen the emergence of vertically […]

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