1IBM Showcases Cloud Marketplace, ‘Composable Business’ at Impact 2014
By Darryl K. Taft
2Addressing 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.
3Delving 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.
4How to Get to a Composable Business
A composable business takes a mixture of cloud, mobile and big data.
5IBM’s Robert LeBlanc
Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president of IBM Software & Cloud Solutions, talks about building a composable business.
6IT Leaders’ Role
In a composable business, IT leaders need to focus on the cloud.
7Developers’ Role in Composable Businesses
Developers need access to APIs as the API economy becomes a key element of this approach.
8IBM Cloud Marketplace
At IBM Impact 2014, IBM introduced its new Cloud Marketplace, which is more than an app store, claims LeBlanc.
This image shows the face of the IBM Cloud Marketplace with biz, dev and ops services.
10IBM Cloud Marketplace Partners
IBM has enlisted a number of partners to provide their services on the IBM Cloud Marketplace.
11New BlueMix Services
IBM announced a series of new services for its BlueMix platform as a service (PaaS), including for the Internet of things.
12IBM 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.
13IBM’s Marie Wieck
Marie Wieck, IBM’s general manager of MobileFirst, introduces new services and Ready Apps for MobileFirst.
14IBM 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).
15IBM Ready Apps
IBM announced new industry-specific Ready Apps for its MobileFirst platform.
16IBM MobileFirst Studios
IBM introduced new MobileFirst Studios consisting of experts, services and training to help mobile enterprises.
17Developers 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.
18IBM’s Mike Rhodin on Watson
Mike Rhodin, senior vice president of IBM’s Watson Group, talks about opportunities with Watson.
19Watson 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.
20Developers 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.