Application Development: IBM Focuses on Simplifying Software Delivery at Innovate 2011

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2011-06-08 Print this article Print
Innovate 2011

Innovate 2011

IBM opens its Innovate 2011 conference, the Rational software development conference, in Orlando, Fla.
At their Innovate 2011 conference in Orlando, Fla., IBM officials announced software offerings that help organizations collaborate more efficiently, including collaboration between developers and operations staff. The new software—which falls under the core categories of collaborative lifecycle management, collaborative design management, and collaborative development and operations—allows developer teams to quickly access resources and work more efficiently across global boundaries through an open, collaborative development environment, IBM said. The new software offerings are built on Jazz, IBM's open software development platform that supports sharing and interactions among software and systems design and development teams. For these solutions, IBM brought together the Rational Requirements Composer, Team Concert and Quality Manager under a unified development platform. New features allow developers to interact quickly—sharing data instantaneously from any source in the development process—and connect teams and development communities in new ways, said Harish Grama, vice president of product development at IBM Rational. Meanwhile, according to the IBM CEO Study—a survey of more than 1,500 CEOs from 60 countries and 33 industries—two-thirds of global organizations manage software development teams working in multiple locations. Additionally, the study found there is a growing unpredictability in getting software through development and into its full application within an organization.??íMore than 62 percent of development projects fail to meet the intended schedule and 30 percent of project costs are due to rework and poor execution of requirements. (Images courtesy of IBM)
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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