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Five new services have been added to the Watson Developer Cloud.
IBM's AlphaZone accelerator has kicked off its 24-week bootcamp for Israeli startups
Service Pack 3 is available for Suse Linux Enterprise Server - introducing support for new Intel, AMD and IBM hardware and increasing its virtualisation features.
Data center power monitoring and management system taps into advanced features for controlling energy usage on servers from HP, Dell and IBM
Oracle, IBM and SAP have signed up for Research In Motion's Beam application development platform, to incorporate BlackBerry's features into their enterprise software
The IBM Customer Experience Suite features a raft of business software in one package, including content management, social media and analytics
If you believe the private cloud vendor spin that simply by including certain features in common you'll capture all the advantages of cloud computing, you're making the same mistake that enterprises made in the 1980s when they invested in DEC Rainbow PCs and IBM PS/2 Microchannel.
The enterprise software market features massive players like SAP and Oracle and customers that are beginning to question their license fees. Can enterprise software companies count on ever-increasing maintenance revenue streams. The enterprise software field is massive and includes Microsoft, IBM, BMC Software, CA and dozens of other players both large and small.
IBM continues integrating social networking into its Lotus business collaboration tool by adding wikis and microblogging features
IBM rolled out more enterprise collaboration features for its Lotus Connections software such as microblogging tools and customized widgets.Big Blue jumped on the enterprise social networking bandwagon early.
My colleague, Paula Rooney, recently posted IBM launches first Linux-OpenOffice desktop with virtualization features that pointed out that IBM is having a go at pushing Microsoft's Windows off of corporate desktops once again. Although the technology is different this time around, the concept is the same.
IBM has added a Linux desktop with new virtualization capabilities to its portfolio.The Virtual Desktop, which bundles Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux, Virtual Bridges’ KVM-based desktop virtualization software and IBM’s Open Collaboration Client Solution, is available now, Big Blue announced on Thursday.
The two largest commercial Linux providers have released updates to their distributions with enhanced virtualization features and better support for Microsoft and IBM environments. On Wednesday, Novell announced availability of its SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2 and Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux 5.
IBM formally announced the deal today to acquire XIV, an Israeli grid storage startup. As we explained earlier in the week, XIV's developed a storage solution that's half the price of comparable Tier 1 solutions without sacrificing on the availability features and capabilities.
IBM is quietly transforming its developerWorks site into something more like Sourceforge, with more public-facing features aimed at expanding its reach to all open source developers.
IBM will help develop collaboration features for the open source desktop of the future but it’s not clear how much of Notes -- if any -- will find its way into OpenOffice.On Monday, Big Blue announced that it has joined OpenOffice – a major open source project led by its rival Sun – and its initial contribution of accessibility enhancements and other code to the OpenOffice project.
lekkimworld: Is the lack of Java skills in the Notes/Domino developer community the Achilles´ heel of IBM?
Mikkel Heisterberg totally gets it in termsof where Notes is going and some of the opportunities, and challenges,of Notes in the "Hannover" release (emphasis mine):Thoughsupported it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to build the kindsof composite, networked applications that will be possible with Hannoverusing LotusScript. You'll need Java for these kinds of applications. Thisbrings us back to IBM since this fact will be a real Achilles' heal [sic]when it comes to the adoption and getting the real benefit from the newHannover client. The success of the Hannover client and the applicationspossible will rest on getting the customers to use and new features andbegin to develop composite applications. I don'tknow if Mikkel has my phone tapped, but this is exactly the message I'vebeen delivering to colleagues over the last couple of weeks. It iscritical that Notes"Hannover" demonstratebest-in-class usability and all the other great things coming, but themain driver for upgrades will be the new value in "Hannover"-- the fact that for the first time, Notes is more than just a client forDomino. This is a complex thought. The attention paid to "Hannover"since its announcement last May has been primarily around the major refreshof the user interface. This gets everybody's attention , eye candyalways does. But "improved user interface", no matter howamazing the new UI is (and from everything I've seen so far, it totallyrocks), won't necessarily be enough for the CFO to approve an IT projectto upgrade Notes. Other new things, like activitesand compositeapplications -- now it getsinteresting. If you remember back a few years to when Lotus first announced "collaborationfor J2EE", one of the driving factors for starting to build what isnow known as Workplace Collaboration Services/Workplace Designer/WorkplaceManaged Client was the coming market shift to Java/J2EE as a mainstreamapplication development language. I disagree with Mikkel that IBMhasn't been promoting Java to Lotus developers -- look at Lotusphere agendasfor three years running now, and it's clear from jumpstarts to the breakoutsand BoFs that IBM has. But maybe still not enough. Becausemany many organizations report now that they are building all new applicationsin J2EE (or in .NET or both), and are less-inclined to build new apps inanything else -- no matter how easy it is to get a Notes application upand running. "Hannover" represents an opportunity to unify two applicationdevelopment worlds -- Notes developers building Notes apps and Java developersbuilding Java apps.The community at large needs to skill-upand get to grips with Java. Now is a good a time as any to get started- rather sooner than later. The reward will be apparent once Hannover isreleased. Composite applications represent a transformation-- Notes does more than just Domino applications. Understanding thisnow will prepare for "Hannover", and how to better leverage yourNotes investment in the future. Link:lekkimworld: Is the lack of Java skills in the Notes/Domino developer communitythe Achilles' heel of IBM? >
The business section of today'sKansas City Star features an overview of the blogging world, with interviewsand quotes from bloggers at IBM (Brian Doyle and me), Microsoft, Sprint,Garmin, and many others."It's become an expectationthat if you have a business, you have a blog," said John Jantsch,a Kansas City marketing coach and active blogger for several years. "Consumersare looking to find a community around your service. They're looking tohave conversations with companies about the products they're using."...IBM encourages employees to blog andset up a "Blog Central" site on the company's intranet to spotlightthe work of IBM bloggers. The company also set up templates to help bloggersget started."We're a company of experts,"said Brian Doyle, a spokesman for IBM. "We're about encouraging thesepeople to interact, and that leads to breakthrough thinking and innovation."Lotsmore at Link: KansasCity Star: The bottom line on blogging>
At the birds-of-a-feather entitled "TheLotus Blogging Community" last week, Mikkel Heisterberg made a commentthat is worth sharing with a broader audience.His comment was that, as a result ofthe blogosphere, "the distance between me and IBM has never beenshorter".His example is a good story. Severalweeks ago, Mikkel wrote ablog about mailbox sizes in Domino. Though I wasn't reading his blog, blogdigger snared it for me....and it was off to the races. I posted a comment asking Mikkel formore details about the support incident in question. Once he e-mailedme, I involved KathleenMcGivney who involved SusanBulloch. We quickly determinedthat he had been given erroneous data from Lotus support -- a seven-yearold technote that was actually marked internal anyway. Not sure whythe support analyst chose to send this out, but it happened.With Kathleen and Susan's involvement,we were able to get a betterdocument to Mikkel for reference. We were able to get the support person to update the incident andprovide more useful information (for this, and for any future such calls). And we were able to get the erroneous information pulled from thesupport database.Mikkel's story is not the only exampleof his comment. Part of the reason that this weblog helps me be successfulin my job is simply because of the direct connection to my customers. It'snot even just me -- I've had engineers pore through comments here in thehopes of making their features better, executives rush to edbrill.com toread reactions to announcements, and product managers/marketing peopledraw ideas (good and bad) through the discussions here. The numberof IBM eyes on this blog is huge -- about 5% of overall hit count. Andthat's what makes things cool -- we as a company have another tool to interactwith you as a customer and partner community -- our "family". This is why I am trying to find waysto draw out new voices into the blogs -- the more the merrier.
Coverage from the first day of Lotusphere."Forthe record, there is no architectural shift involved [for Notes/Domino],it is pure growth with no regression," said [Lotus General ManagerMike] Rhodin. "There will be continued support for all Notes applications."Rhodin and IBM/Lotus executives alsotook a more aggressive stand in an on-going competition with Microsoft,often calling out the vendor during the general session keynote for itsperceived shortcomings in product and delivery schedules. "We have been the leader for 15years, and I have no intention of backing down," Rhodin said laterat a press conference.Analysts say Lotus's spunk is born fromheat applied by Microsoft, which is aggressively building out it collaborationplatform on the back of Office and real-time collaboration tools. "I was struck that Lotus feelsvery threatened by Microsoft," said David Ferris, president of FerrisResearch. Ferris said that Lotus, however, is infusing Notes/Domino withenough new and upgraded features that users who defect to Microsoft shouldfeel like they are missing out. Not sure if David isgoing to make my session in the morning, but for the record, I'm not feelingthreatened. The gloves are off. I do like the thought thatanyone who moves away from Lotus is missing out, though...Link: NetworkWorld: Lotus lays out its future at Lotusphere kick-off>