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I attended the IBM On Demand event earlier this month at the Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas. The turn out was great over 6,500 attendees. I did several interviews that will appear here in the next day or so the first is with Mel Zeledon Senior Vice President of Global Alliances for Cognos. We covered a wide range of topics including the importance of vertical business intelligence solutions, Business intelligence challenges to companies outside the US, solutions and focus on the SMB markets, the Cognos business intelligence appliance, the Applix acquisition and of course the recent consolidation in the BI market.

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Technorati Tags: Business Intelligence, Data Integration, IBM, Information on Demand, Cognos

Posted October 30, 2007 5:34 AM
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On Friday judge Dale Kimball handed down his decision regarding SCO's claim that it owned the copyright to the Unix Operating system. The result of this suit removes the cloud that has hovered over the open source world causing many companies to be hesitant when embracing Linux as a business solution. IBM will be happy as well they were sued by SCO in 2003 over copyright issues stemming from Unix and Linux.

Ouch! 5 Day Performance of SCOX

Tag: Open Source, IBM, Novell, Linux

Posted August 14, 2007 7:09 AM
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IBM likes to get the most out of the day and started early this morning with an 8:00 AM keynote. I managed to get down to the conference in time for a quick breakfast but failed to find the coffee. Under normal circumstances that would be a bad, bad, bad thing. But that was before Wayne Brady walked out on stage. I have to admit he did one of the best hosting jobs I've seen in a real long time. He and his 7 piece band really rocked the house with high energy music and Wayne's trademark impromptu comedy. In between bits that included rapping to technical business terms and singing Prince's Purple Rain to the lyrics selected by the audience. We got to see some impressive real world case studies, got insight into the technology and culture of Harley Davidson from Jim Haney VP and CIO and heard from IBM executives.

The biggest announcement of the day is the roll-out of the IBM Information Server. The platform delivers an architecture designed to access information from disparate data sources, cleanse data to provide quality, and to transform data so it can leveraged by most any SOA enabled application.

The new platform is ideally designed for business intelligence applications and is a key part of the ongoing strategy outlined by Karen Parrish head of IBM's business intelligence practice.

Posted October 16, 2006 6:04 PM
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I'm in Anaheim California attending the inaugral IBM Information on Demand show. It kicked of this morning with a fantastic keynote, more on that in my next post. Last eveing I got the opportunity to sit an event at the Anabella Hotel hosted by Stratavia. For those of you dealing with over worked DBA's they have a unique solution you shoulld check into. I managed to get Stratavia CEO Thor Culverhouse to sit down for a quick podcast on the company, the software, the upcoming new release and more. Give it a listen.

Posted October 16, 2006 4:11 PM
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IBM is off to a great start with the On Demand Conference. Here is General Manager of IBM Information Management Software Ambuj Gayal at this mornings keynote. 5000+ attendees, huge customer participation and a kind of old home week attitude as many IBM'ers fill the halls seeing old friends and virtual team mates.


Posted October 16, 2006 3:39 PM
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