IBM Impact 2012 Focuses on the Mobile Enterprise, Cloud Computing

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-05-02
 
 
 

Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, as well as the biographer of Ben Franklin, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs, talks about the commonalties among the three men, including their drive to innovate.

Walter Isaacson

Isaacson on Jobs

Isaacson talks about Jobs' penchant for compelling people to take on difficult tasks by telling them: "Don't be afraid, you can do it."

Isaacson on Jobs

Pass the Baton

After his keynote, Isaacson passes the baton to Marie Wieck, general manager, application and integration middleware of IBM's Software Group, to run the show.

Pass the Baton

Don't Be Afraid

IBM's Weick takes a line from Isaacson and admonishes the 8,500 attendees that they can all succeed with IBM's new hardware and software technology, saying: "Don't be afraid, WE can do it."

Don't Be Afraid

Developers Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Wieck says that developers are everywhere, and they come in all shapes, sizes and ages.

Developers Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Ubiquitous Information

Wieck says anyone can access your information if it's out on the Internet.

Ubiquitous Information

Industry-Changing Trends

Cloud, mobile, big data and social networking are changing entire industries, according to IBM.

Industry-Changing Trends

SOA to the Rescue

Service-oriented architecture is the foundation that can support all kinds of workloads.

SOA to the Rescue

WebSphere

The next step in overcoming the challenges of complex and varied workloads is to build on a proven platform, such as IBM's own WebSphere.

WebSphere

Whirlpool

Alan Douville, global vice president of IT at Whirlpool, discusses Whirlpool's challenges.

Whirlpool

Whirlpool Strategy

Douville laid out and discussed Whirlpool's IT strategy.

Whirlpool Strategy

Transformation

Then, Douville discussed Whirlpool's business transformation.

Transformation

Whirlpool at 100

As IBM already has, Whirlpool is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Whirlpool at 100

Extend, Transact and Optimize

WebSphere leads to better efficiency for IT, according to IBM.

Extend, Transact and Optimize

Lifecycle

IBM solutions accelerate and extend the lifecycle of apps.

Lifecycle

Mobile

IBM's new Mobile Foundation portfolio helps enterprises manage and secure their mobile applications in a world of laptops, smartphones and tablets.

Mobile

IBM Mobile Foundation

IBM's Marie Wieck announces the IBM Mobile Foundation, which is a comprehensive portfolio of software and services designed to help organizations capitalize on the proliferation of mobile environments, including laptops, smartphones and tablets.

IBM Mobile Foundation

Transcend Boundaries

IBM's SOA-based solutions enable users to build systems that go across organizational borders.

Transcend Boundaries

New WebSphere Components

IBM's Wieck introduces WebSphere MQ and Message Broker, and WebSphere Cast Iron Live.

New WebSphere Components

Cast Iron Live

WebSphere Cast Iron Live is a complete multi-tenant cloud service, which consists of both Web API services and cloud integration services.

Cast Iron Live

PureSystems

IBM introduced two members of the PureSystems family of integrated hardware and software: PureFlex and PureApplication.

PureSystems

PureApplication

This is the IBM PureApplication system.

PureApplication

Chief Architect

Jason McGee, distinguished engineer and chief architect, WebSphere cloud computing, IBM Software Group, discussed some of the features of the new system.

Chief Architect

Fault-Tolerant

McGee's shows off the system's fault tolerance by removing and then replacing a rack to show how the system performed without a hitch by forwarding workloads to other processors.

Fault-Tolerant

Patterns

IBM introduced new patterns to make it easier for customers and partners to use the new systems.

Patterns

Rocket Fuel