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IBM Buys ILOG, a Business Rules Engine

Geez, I don’t know how I missed this one.  ILOG is a business rules engine that can already integrate with WebSphere Process Server so this acquisition makes sense. It’s better than the one bundled with the product and used by more companies. Anyway, I’ll defer to the bloggers of the world who have more industry […]

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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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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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IBM Partners Blocked from Rational Conference

From the newswire (eWeek), IBM Partners Blocked from Rational Conference. At least one vendor, Genuitec, maker of the MyEclipse IDE (integrated development environment) has said an IBM official called its representative and told them Genuitec was not welcome at the Rational Software Development Conference this year. Another company, AccuRev, which markets software configuration management and […]

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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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Impact 2008: Twitter HashTags.org #impact2008

Shout out to James Taylor who has identified how to follow the tweets that are going on during the conference. I also suggest that people follow Michael Cote on Twitter, I added him to my mobile device updates yesterday afternoon and got about 40 updates so expect to feel like you are there on the […]

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