Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Download the IBM Event App for InterConnect 2016

If you download one app today, make it IBM Events for IBM InterConnect
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Elton John performing at IBM InterConnect 2016! Register today!


Party the night away with Elton John at IBM InterConnect 2016Have the time of your life by joining Sir Elton John, one of the most accomplished and bestselling solo artists of all time!

InterConnect is our conference for those who are building new business models, transforming industries, and creating better outcomes. This conference is your opportunity to outthink your competition by leveraging the latest advances in Cloud, Mobile, Internet of Things and Watson.

Taking place February 21 – 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada, InterConnect offers a unique educational experience tailored to your needs with more than 2,000 sessions. From business breakout sessions to hands-on technical explorations, the InterConnect curriculum is designed to help you quickly and easily realize the full value of your investment—allowing you to accumulate a year’s worth of professional education in just one week. In addition to sessions, labs and workshops, you’ll also enjoy countless networking opportunities with more than 24,000 peers and industry leaders representing the full lifecycle of IT—from Cloud and Mobile developers to IBM executives and distinguished engineers.

Contact me today to learn more an to register!

Less Than Four Weeks Until IBM InterConnect 2016!

IBM InterConnect 2016, February 21-25  in Las Vegas, is right around the corner!

You will not want to miss this opportunity. InterConnect is for organizations that are building new business models, transforming industries, and creating better outcomes. Whether you are an executive, IT leader, developer, designer, architect, or cloud expert, you belong at InterConnect.

Here's why:

Sessions:  Breakout sessions, keynotes, and hands-on labs all have one thing in common—they help you build an innovative, successful business. With over 2,000 sessions to choose from, IBM InterConnect 2016 will provide you with a year’s worth of professional education regardless of your industry, role, or company size. You can enjoy access to hundreds of experts, distinguished engineers, and 750+ IBM client and Business Partner speakers who will share their best practices, insights and secrets.

Solution EXPO:  InterConnect 2016 will deliver an enhanced, centrally located EXPO experience—an attractive setting for attendees who want to learn, network and relax. Featuring 200+ exhibitors and Business Partners, the Solution EXPO will showcase how you can find new opportunities for digital leadership in your industry.

Networking:  24,000+ attendees from around the world will provide conference participants with 24,000+ opportunities to build your network. You can meet and mingle with industry experts, peers and IBM executives at the Solution EXPO receptions, and luncheons.

Value:  Attendees get $8,000 worth of value in training, certiļ¬cation, hands-on labs, networking, executive one-on-one meetings and expert talks. That's a superb deal!

Contact me today for more information and to register.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Join the #IBMInterConnect Twitter Chat Jan 22nd @ 1pm EST

Click here to join at 1pm on Friday, January 22nd at 1pm Eastern.
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Monday, January 18, 2016

Forrester Research Names IBM as a leader in its latest Wave™ Report on Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions

Independent research report evaluates IBM’s strengths in building and managing hybrid cloud environments 

ARMONK, N.Y. - 15 Jan 2016: IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Forrester Research named IBM a leader in its latest Wave™ report1 on hybrid cloud management solutions. Forrester analyzed and scored numerous hybrid cloud management solutions and identified IBM as both a “leader” and a “significant software provider”.

The 32-evaluation criteria used in the report are designed to help infrastructure and operations professionals select the right partner for their hybrid cloud management needs, which includes offering developers a rich library of app and infrastructure templates, APIs, and a choice of multiple public and private clouds.
 
The report goes on to say that some of the leaders such as IBM “offer deep and broad support for prebuilt application and infrastructure templates, powerful provisioning and configuration management, role-based controls, and rich cost, performance, and capacity management features.”

Hybrid clouds are gaining widespread market adoption because they leverage existing IT resources while integrating into public and private cloud environments. This gives organizations greater control of their data, improved application performance and efficiencies, enhanced collaboration all while helping to centralize IT management. As a result, businesses not only reduce costs but achieve greater efficiencies. IBM has been aiding clients in their migration to hybrid cloud solutions for years. 

Below are some recent IBM hybrid successes.
  • Giant Eagle, one of the US’s largest privately held multi-format food, fuel and pharmacy retailers is overhauling its IT infrastructure with a hybrid cloud solution from IBM Cloud. The solution is designed to provide an integrated system management for greater visibility into data from everything from the supply chain to the checkout line.
  • Marriott is adopting a hybrid cloud environment to offer faster digital services to web-savvy guests and uncover insights about traveler preferences for its more than 4,000 properties across the globe.
  • Tractor Supply Company the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, is working to revamp and migrate the company’s online retail operation to a hybrid cloud solution from IBM. The solution will give customers an easier way to connect, browse and shop for goods and services online.
IBM Cloud delivers fast, easy and automated access to public, private and hybrid cloud services to help clients digitally transform. IBM Cloud is a growing collection of services including analytics, mobile, networking, storage, Internet of Things and cognitive computing. With more than 40 global cloud data centers, IBM helps companies securely manage and gain insight into their data no matter where it resides.

About IBM Cloud
For more information on IBM Cloud visit: www.ibm.com/cloud-computing.
  1. The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions, Q1 2016, Forrester Research, Inc., January 8, 2016

IBM Ranked #1 Hybrid Cloud Provider, Again

ARMONK, N.Y. - 15 Jan 2016: IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that analyst firm Synergy Research acknowledges IBM as a top performer and leader in the private and hybrid cloud space for 2015.

The recent global cloud market analysis1 revealed that the total spend on infrastructure hardware and software to build cloud exceeded $60 billion worldwide, while spend on a range of public, private and hybrid cloud services exceeded $50 billion. Spend on private and hybrid cloud services are growing at 45 percent per-year. 
 
Synergy Research’s findings around Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and hybrid and private cloud, clearly confirms IBM’s position as one of the market leaders in cloud. Use of hybrid and private clouds continues to pickup momentum because they give organizations greater control of their data, improved application performance and efficiencies, enhanced collaboration all while helping to centralize IT management. As a result, businesses not only reduce costs but achieve greater efficiencies. IBM has been aiding clients in their migration to hybrid cloud solutions for years. 

IBM Cloud delivers fast, easy and automated access to public, private and hybrid cloud services to help clients digitally transform. IBM Cloud is a growing collection of services including analytics, mobile, networking, storage, Internet of Things and cognitive computing. With more than 40 global cloud data centers, IBM helps companies securely manage and gain insight into their data no matter where it resides.

About IBM Cloud
For more information on IBM Cloud visit: www.ibm.com/cloud-computing.

1.  Worldwide Cloud Infrastructure Services Market Share, Q3 2015

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Meet me in Vegas for the latest on IBM's Workload Automation solutions - and much more!

24,000 attendees.  2,000 sessions.  200 labs.  750 customer and business partner speakers.
February 21-25, 2016
Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand

Please join us in Las Vegas to see the latest advances in IBM Cloud solutions including new enhancements around Workload Automation.
  • Hear directly from companies like yours how IBM service management solutions are optimizing IT delivery and accelerating business innovation.  
  • Gain access to IBM executives, distinguished engineers and experts to discuss the latest strategy and solutions. 
  • Meet up @ the social lounge to connect w/ peers & interest groups on popular & trending topics.

IBM Workload Automation Sessions include:
  • "Cut Dev & Implementation Times in Oracle Retail Environments w/ IBM Workload Automation"
  • "IBM Workload Automation on Cloud: Adoption, Continuous Delivery and DevOps"
  • "IT Infrastructure Automation Live Demo Scenario from a German Insurance Customer"
  • "Migrating an On-Premise IBM Workload Automation Environment to the IBM Cloud"
  • "The Business Value of Workload Automation at a Major Indian Bank"
  • "Tivoli Workload Scheduler Enables SIA to Use Existing Skills to Manage Workload Automation"
  • ....and many more!
If that's not enough, have the time of your life by choosing to join either Sir Elton John, one of the most accomplished artists of all time, or Pitbull, the international sensation, at an exclusive concert event!

Check out ibm.com/interconnect to learn more and to register - or contact me directly.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Holiday....

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Announcing the Bulk Pass Program for IBM InterConnect 2016!

This option allows Clients the opportunity to save when they pre-purchase passes in bulk.  
Buy more and save more!
  • Buy 5-14 passes at $1,695 each (savings of $2K - $5.6K)
  • Buy 15-29 passes at $1,595 each (savings of $10K - $14.5K)
  • Buy 30-39 passes at $1,495 each (savings of $18K - $23.4K)
  • Buy 40+ passes at $1,395 each (savings of $28K or more)
Contact me today for more information!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Registration is OPEN for InterConnect 2016

With 2015 coming to a close, I think that it’s critical for us to consider how IBM can help you build a better business in 2016 through our InterConnect conference. And I wanted to let you know that if you register early, I can help you save $500.

InterConnect is our conference for those who are building new business models, transforming industries, and creating better outcomes—and I think it’s the perfect place for you. This conference is your opportunity to outthink your competition by leveraging the latest advances in Cloud, Mobile, Internet of Things and Watson.

Taking place February 21 – 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada, InterConnect offers a unique educational experience tailored to your needs with more than 2,000 sessions. From business breakout sessions to hands-on technical explorations, the InterConnect curriculum is designed to help you quickly and easily realize the full value of your investment—allowing you to accumulate a year’s worth of professional education in just one week. In addition to sessions, labs and workshops, you’ll also enjoy countless networking opportunities with more than 24,000 peers and industry leaders representing the full lifecycle of IT—from Cloud and Mobile developers to IBM executives and distinguished engineers.


Let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to seeing you at InterConnect 2016!