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Close Encounters of the Mobile Kind! What’s coolest mobile app?

March 27, 2014

 

 

 

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BE THE CHANGE. Enjoy the joy experience of developing the apps on the go. Register – http://www.bluemix.net Demo- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR_jDitw0Sc

 

Thank you being part of India’s Largest Technology Contest for Students. The last date for project submission for The Great Mind Challenge – Mobility Contest is 31st March 2014. What’s the coolest mobile app you have made ? Hurry submit your projects now. Submission details on http://www.facebook.com/thegreatmindchallenge

 

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Bluemix Days! Join us !

March 25, 2014

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Cambridge BlueMix Day Registration: http://www-304.ibm.com/events/idr/idrevents/register.action?meid=16628&ieid=9475

Silicon Valley BlueMix Day Registration: http://www-304.ibm.com/events/idr/idrevents/register.action?meid=16628&ieid=9478

Complete list of BlueMix Days: http://www-304.ibm.com/events/idr/idrevents/detail.action?meid=16628&ieid=9478&cmp=pw&cpb=pw&ct=pwrss&cr=pwiic&ccy=zz

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SXSW Interactive at the BlueMix Blast!!!

March 14, 2014

For the last 5 years I’ve had the opportunity to attend SXSW in Austin, Texas.

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More than 60,000 people annually attend the conference, which is consistently an overwhelmingly impressive display of up-and-coming technologies and inspirational industry thought leaders. This year, the two biggest highlights of the conference were enjoying creative culinary delights such as a burrito cooked by the Institute of Culinary Education chefs at the Watson Food Truck and having an opportunity to spend so much time with developers.

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If you had a chance to interact with more than 10,000 developers at once what would you ask them? I spoke with hundreds of developers and asked them to tell me about how they are using cloud, mobile, big data and analytics to innovate, address business pain points or create the next big consumer app. For example, wearable technology such as clothing that uses, sensors to help better manage an individual’s health.

During SXSW I first met with designers and front-end developers at our BlueMix Blast! See this amazing team below!

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In 2013, IBM unveiled a product design studio in Austin, which has brought together hundreds of designers and front-end developers to focus on how software is designed, developed and consumed by organizations around the globe. Next, I attended IBM’s BlueMix Party along with more than 400 developers looking for an opportunity to learn about BlueMix, IBM’s new platform-as-service (PaaS) that combines the strength of IBM software, third-party and open technologies.

What is BlueMix?

BlueMix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices). Capabilities include Java, mobile backend development, application monitoring, as well as capabilities from ecosystem partners and open source — all through an as-a-service model in the cloud. When thinking about BlueMix, imagine tapping into DevOps in the cloud — an open, integrated development experience that scales, helping developers, independent firms and enterprise teams get started to build enterprise applications more quickly and effectively.

If you are curious about how BlueMix can help a business, check out this video conversation I recently had with Michael Garel, CEO and Founder of eyeQ, about customer engagement and how BlueMix allowed them to simplify and improve their development process:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7_UT02jVfQ

During my conversation with developers at SXSW three key points on the future of the developer and cloud ecosystem stood out to me:
1. It’s all about the tools.
Developers today are always on the look-out to tap into systems and tools that simplify and reduce the time needed to create an application and to provision it so that they can focus on what they do best—innovating and developing top quality applications. By using the right tools that eliminate complexity, developers can quickly turn their ideas into shipped products fast and lower their time-to-market by cutting application development and deployment times from months to days and hours.
2. Keep an open mind when it comes to open standards.
An open, flexible cloud environment connecting the enterprise and born-on-the-web developers using their choice of tools in a scalable model prevents vendor lock-in, accelerates innovation and fosters growth.
3. The developer community keeps growing in size and creativity.
According to Evans Data, there are more than 18 million software developers worldwide yet less than 25 percent are developing for the cloud today. The developer population is expected to grow to 26.4M by 2016 and the parentage of developers expected to develop in the cloud will grow by 44% to 12.5M by 2019.

With new tools, ideas and processes being brought to the table every day, it’s an incredibly exciting time for developers to jump into the sandbox of their choice and start creating! To start experimenting with Bluemix today visit: https://www.ibmdw.net/bluemix/

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Pulse Cloud Ecosystem Announcements! A Summary Infographic!

February 27, 2014

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And the winner of the IBM Pulse App Throwdown is… MyMenu!

February 26, 2014

We had five fantastic finalists demonstrating some superb applications developed on the IBM cloud and security portfolio.

Standing out above some stiff competition, I am ecstatic to announce that the winner is… MyMenu. This early adopter of the IBM Bluemix beta is bringing a menu of cloud, big data and mobile to restaurants, at the same time helping to reduce ‘appathy’ induced by downloading a separate app for every restaurant we frequent.

I want to extend a huge congratulations to MyMenu for developing a solution that appeals to anyone who needs to eat.

I applaud all of the ecosystem partners who submitted an entry in the IBM Pulse App Throwdown and helped make this event such a spectacular success!

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Innovate like a startup: What Goliath can learn from David! Pulse it UP!

February 24, 2014
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Join me at IBM’s Cloud Conference in Vegas! 14 Predictions!

February 16, 2014

The IBM Pulse 2014 conference is just around the corner! As the premier cloud conference, Pulse is an exciting event where you can explore the latest developments in cloud, security and asset management. This year’s Pulse will be on February 23-26 in Las Vegas.

I invite you to attend my breakout session where I’ll be talking about my 14 predictions for social business trends in 2014. I love looking forward as we journey into a new year of social business. To that end, I’ll discuss key topics around themes, such as social tools, social talent and social conText.

To get a taste for my breakout session, watch this video I blogged about at the close of last year:

To add my breakout sessin to your Pulse conference agenda, go to this page <link to https://www-950.ibm.com/events/global/pulse/agenda/preview.html?sessionid=BME-2170A&gt; and click the arrow button.

Hope to see you in Las Vegas, and I’m really looking forward to sharing my predictions with you and hearing some of your own!

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What happens in Vegas, stays in the CLOUD! See at IBM Pulse!

February 15, 2014
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More followers? Just ask! Follow me! sandy_carter

October 9, 2013

So I was reading this weekend — with my broken leg, there is not a lot to do! I learned some interesting things about how to drive more from Twitter — quite simple actually — just ask.

In an analysis by Twitter, they found that 4 core ways to get great results from your Tweets are:

1 Ask for a download. Explicitly asking people to download accompanied by a link increases URL clicks by an average of 13%.

2 Ask for a Retweet. Explicitly asking people to retweet increases retweets by an average of 311%.

3 Ask for a follow. Explicitly asking for a follow increases followers by an average of 258%.

4 Ask for a reply. Explicitly asking for a reply increased replies by an average of 334%

So would you guys please follow me on Twitter at sandy_carter and subscribe to my BLOG! Pretty Please!

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Talking Social Business with Airlines in Prague with a new Social Study for Airlines

September 2, 2013

 The GLOBAL AIrline Summit. 

On September 9, I’ll be talking with senior airline executives from around the world at the IBM Airline Summit in Prague, Czech Republic. The theme of the summit is “Smarter travelers expect smarter airlines: Delivering an exceptional customer experience while optimizing operations.”

Today’s travelers really do expect more from airlines than ever before. Yes, we expect smooth operations, a pleasant flight and good value.

But more and more we expect personalized customer service while we are shopping for a trip and during each step of the journey, delivered consistently through all the devices we use.

The NEW Socially Connected Airlines. 

Today, meeting those expectations depends on using the latest social business tools to help the airline workforce keep the planes on schedule and to create exceptional customer experiences.

I recently read a related article in Business Travel News that might interest you by Paul Campion, an IBM colleague in the UK.

The SUMMIT.  A Breakthrough Event!

 At the summit, airline executives will share their own experiences and hear speakers from other airlines, industry analysts, a leading international airport, Coca-Cola marketing, Netflix, and from IBM. 

We’ll be launching some exciting new social business research sponsored by IBM with PhoCusWright – “Social media in travel: mayhem, myths, mobile and money.” The study will provide clear quantitative insights around what travel companies need to manage, mobilize, and monetize their social strategy.

Of course, the Summit won’t be all work and no play. I hear that we’ll take a tram ride and walking tour through Prague’s beautiful old town. Then we’ll share a meal in one of the city’s great restaurants. I’m looking forward to it. Watch this space for my blog post after the event.

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