IBM Showcases Cloud Marketplace, 'Composable Business' at Impact 2014

IBM Showcases Cloud Marketplace, 'Composable Business' at Impact 2014
Addressing Shifts in the Market
Delving Into the Composable Business
How to Get to a Composable Business
IBM's Robert LeBlanc
IT Leaders' Role
Developers' Role in Composable Businesses
IBM Cloud Marketplace
Cloud Marketplace
IBM Cloud Marketplace Partners
New BlueMix Services
IBM BlueMix Garage
IBM's Marie Wieck
IBM MobileFirst Application Development
IBM Ready Apps
IBM MobileFirst Studios
Developers and IBM Watson
IBM's Mike Rhodin on Watson
Watson Developer Cloud Enterprise
Developers Hold the Key
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IBM Showcases Cloud Marketplace, 'Composable Business' at Impact 2014

By Darryl K. Taft

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Addressing Shifts in the Market

As the world moves to more of a mobile-first, cloud-first entity, businesses need to constantly reinvent and innovate their processes by tapping big data.

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Delving Into the Composable Business

At Impact 2014, IBM shed more light on its "composable business" strategy. A "composable" business promotes reinvention and process innovation, improves decision making from actionable insights, and speeds time to market.

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How to Get to a Composable Business

A composable business takes a mixture of cloud, mobile and big data.

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IBM's Robert LeBlanc

Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president of IBM Software & Cloud Solutions, talks about building a composable business.

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IT Leaders' Role

In a composable business, IT leaders need to focus on the cloud.

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Developers' Role in Composable Businesses

Developers need access to APIs as the API economy becomes a key element of this approach.

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IBM Cloud Marketplace

At IBM Impact 2014, IBM introduced its new Cloud Marketplace, which is more than an app store, claims LeBlanc.

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Cloud Marketplace

This image shows the face of the IBM Cloud Marketplace with biz, dev and ops services.

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IBM Cloud Marketplace Partners

IBM has enlisted a number of partners to provide their services on the IBM Cloud Marketplace.

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New BlueMix Services

IBM announced a series of new services for its BlueMix platform as a service (PaaS), including for the Internet of things.

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IBM BlueMix Garage

IBM announced a new effort to help startups easily build apps around the IBM BlueMix PaaS—the IBM BlueMix Garage. In conjunction with Galvanize, IBM opened the first BlueMix Garage in San Francisco to mentor entrepreneurs starting new tech businesses on the cloud.

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IBM's Marie Wieck

Marie Wieck, IBM's general manager of MobileFirst, introduces new services and Ready Apps for MobileFirst.

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IBM MobileFirst Application Development

The new MobileFirst app dev platform features enhancements to IBM's Worklight platform, BlueMix Mobile Cloud Services and the IBM-owned Cloudant database as a service (DBaaS).

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IBM Ready Apps

IBM announced new industry-specific Ready Apps for its MobileFirst platform.

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IBM MobileFirst Studios

IBM introduced new MobileFirst Studios consisting of experts, services and training to help mobile enterprises.

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Developers and IBM Watson

One thousand developers responded to the question of what they would do with IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology. This chart depicts their sentiment.

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IBM's Mike Rhodin on Watson

Mike Rhodin, senior vice president of IBM's Watson Group, talks about opportunities with Watson.

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Watson Developer Cloud Enterprise

IBM announced the Watson Developer Cloud Enterprise, which is an effort to provide enterprise developers with access to the Watson Developer Cloud.

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Developers Hold the Key

IBM says developers hold the key to innovation, and Big Blue is doing all it can to empower developers with new tools for cloud and mobile development.

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