Category: Impact 2008

ICTY Toronto 2008: Lower Operational Costs and Improving Quality of Service Using Application Virtualization

This presentation was subtitled: Accelerate Business agility and cost savings with websphere virtual enterprise. THis address the question, “How can you minimize the amount of ‘whitespace’ (deadspace) on machines when typical infastructure relys on being able to process peak performance”. Can we instead somehow provision for average performance and leverage more machines when the peak […]

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IBM Impact comes to you: Toronto

As I wait for my next contract to start, I was given the opportunity to attend the Toronto version of the Impact Comes to You held at the IBM Toronto Lab (where I used to commute daily when employed by IBM). My goal today is to blog any interesting points or developments that occur throughout […]

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Impact 2008: Final Day – Blogs

I guess theres generally two days where a lot of activity on a conference will occur: the start and the end. The following is a list of bloggers who have commented on Impact 2008: Jason Hiner: Talking about some of the new tools released. Scott Laningham: An awesome blog with podcasts from all five days […]

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Impact 2008: SOA Jam Day 3

So today is apparently the final day of the SOA Jam at Impact 2008. Overall I saw a few overall themes in the ideas: Ideas on how to engage the business with SOA Tons of Ideas on How to create a “Smart SOA” community Ideas for needed case studies mostly from a generic non-provider viewpoint. […]

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Impact 2008: Web 2.0 Social Networking Missing In Action

Over a twitter yesterday, James Governor lamented about the lack of official web 2.0 happenings a conference where we’re all talking about mash-ups, integrating communities and mass enablement. IBM’s youTube Channel has a single 1 minute video from day one, theres a twitter account created of the name “Impact2008“* which has no activity. Heck, even […]

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Impact 2008: YouTube Participation

Looks like I kind of missed one of the big boys of the internet for coverage of Impact 2008. YouTube actually has a few videos posted: If you like your summaries in ’80s montage’ format, “IBM Impact 2008 Conference – Day 1 Highlights SOA” is the video for you. It’s complete with generic background music […]

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Steve Mills Responds to My SOA Jam Idea about ESB

Well I must say I was taken aback when I saw that that my SOA Jam ESB question was responded to by Steve Mills: Steve Mills is a senior vice president and group executive, IBM Software Group. In this capacity he is responsible for directing the development, marketing, sales and support of IBM’s software portfolio. […]

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Impact 2008: Impressions of Day 2

Day two is in the bag, the B52′s are B-50-done. Perficient and MTS Allstream gave a session about SOA Patterns that I thought was today but was actually yesterday. Oops. Here’s the abstract if you have a time machine: TSP-2518 – Effectively selecting integration patterns Brent Legris, Perficient, Inc., Senior Technical Architect, Olivera Zatezalo, MTS […]

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Impact 2008: Free Certification Testing

If you are attending Impact 2008, don’t forget that you are allowed to write three IBM certification tests for free this week! I’m a big fan of free, so I always max out my conference allotment. If you need some suggestions for tests, check out my previous entries about my impressions having written SOA Solution […]

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Impact 2008: Impressions of Day 2 – SOA Jam

It’s now day two of SOA Jam and it’s has been running for about 48 hours now. While the overall rate remains the same as yesterday, it feels like there’s more going on in the Jam. As of today, we have 44 ideas and 146 comments. It look like the Jam will produce about 20 […]

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Impact 2008: My impressions of Day One – SOA Jam

Seeing how I’m not at Impact 2008, my impressions are going to be more geared towards what I see being said in the blogs, the twitter stream and the participation in the SOA Jam. My first impression comes from the SOA Jam, where I think I’ve posted two pretty good ideas. The first being that […]

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