Smarter Computing is IBM’s approach to IT innovation in an information-centric era. It helps IT leaders seize the opportunities of a smarter planet by thinking differently about the way their organizations can:
- Unleash innovation through the cloud
- Unlock the power of big data and
- Safeguard the security of critical information and business processes.
The world has changed. The explosive growth of the data volume, velocity and variety available to businesses and consumers alike is fueling innovation. But data is just a raw material, so it alone is not responsible for the sea of change. The catalyst is a confluence of four emerging technologies — social business, the cloud, mobile and analytics — which are redefining business and creating unprecedented value from data. Are you ready?
2013 will mark a strong return to the conversation around enterprise systems. With current and future opportunities and challenges centering around cloud computing, data and analytics, and security, IT and business leaders are being forced to ask themselves if their existing enterprise systems can support the goals of their organization to grow and profit.
The launch of new IBM systems designed for Smarter Computing will enable organizations to quickly and cost-effectively meet the demands of today and tomorrow. Join the Twitter chat conversation on October 4, 2012 at 1pm ET to learn more with our respected co-hosts, Larry Dignan and Adrian Bowles.
Here are some more details about our co-hosts …
- Follow @ldignan
Larry Dignan is Editor-in-Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet, as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet’s sister site – TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at both eWeek and Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times and Financial Planning magazine. He’s a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.
- Follow @ajbowles
Adrian Bowles is an internationally recognized thought-leader with over 25 years of experience as an analyst, practitioner and academic in IT strategy and management. He is also the founder of SIG411 LLC, a sustainability consulting firm in Westport, Connecticut, USA. Previously, Adrian founded the Governance, Risk Management & Compliance Roundtable for the Object Management Group, the IT Compliance Institute and Atelier Research. He has held executive positions at Ovum (Datamonitor), Giga Information Group, New Science Associates and Yourdon, Inc. Adrian also held academic appointments in computer science at Drexel University and SUNY-Binghamton, and adjunct faculty positions in the business schools at NYU and Boston College. He began his career with research and application development roles at IBM and GTE Laboratories. Adrian earned his BA in Psychology and MS in Computer Science from SUNY-Binghamton, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University.
If you have not joined a Twitter chat before, here are the simple details to participate:
- What: A Twitter chat is an online conversation held at a pre-arranged time following a specific hashtag, in this case #ChatSC. You will need a Twitter ID to take part.
- When: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 1PM ET
- Where: The chat can be followed on Twitter using the hashtag #ChatSC. You can also log on and access the chat through Twebevent at http://twebevent.com/ChatSC
- Who: Anyone who is interested in joining and has a Twitter account is welcome; please remember to include the #ChatSC hashtag in your tweets!
Don’t forget to join us for the “Smarter Computing in the New Era of IT” webcast on October 3, 2012. Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below or tweeting to us at @IBMSmrtrCmptng.
To effectively compete in today’s changing world, it is essential that companies leverage innovative technology to differentiate from competitors. Learn how you can do that and more in the Smarter Computing Analyst Paper from Hurwitz and Associates.