Posts Tagged ‘cloud’


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 – Demo-


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



Bluemix Days! Join us !

March 25, 2014


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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!

design team of BLUEMIX

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:

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:

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Austin Entrepreneur Mark Little, MyMenu: bringing mobile, big data, and SOCIAl to restaurants!

March 9, 2014

Here in Austin Texas at SXSW!  I felt compelled to make sure we celebrate MyMenu, winner of IBM’s AppThrowdown at Pulse!

I recently caught up with Mark Little, CEO, MyMenu who explained how he is developing mobile solutions for restaurants that leverage the cloud and big data to help build client engagement.

MyMenu are one of the early adopters of IBM BlueMix.


James Governor (RedMonk) on how cloud is redefining business!

March 8, 2014

It was great to catch up with James Governor, the founder of RedMonk, at IBM Pulse.

As you can see in this video, James talks about how cloud is redefining business and IT roles leading to a growing importance in trends like DevOps!

If you haven’t already, I’d encourage you to go check out RedMonk!


Pulse Cloud Ecosystem Announcements! A Summary Infographic!

February 27, 2014



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!


The IBM Pulse App Throwdown: who is your favorite cloud app?

February 25, 2014

Today is the last day to vote in the IBM Pulse App Throwdown!

So, who are these finalists? I’ve listed them all below, together with their video submissions. We will announce the winner during the IBM Pulse keynote tomorrow, Wednesday February 26. Click on the link to vote for your favorite now!


Track Active Directory, Exchange and more in real-time and send activity alerts to IBM QRadar in real-time.

Vote for STEALTHbits now!

Redis Labs

The Redis next-generation of ultra-fast in-memory databases pairs up with IBM SoftLayer to offer incomparable performance.

Vote for Redis Labs now!


Offering secure cloud-based email on IBM SoftLayer to some of the most regulated industries.

Vote for Silversky now!


Advanced search technology and the IBM cloud will help unite you with your favorite meal.

Vote for MyMenu now!


The new CloudOne Cloud Locker enables the management of licenses in the cloud.

Vote for CloudOne now!


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

February 24, 2014

Handly Cameron from Prolifics talks employee collaboration and dev@Pulse!

February 23, 2014

Handly Cameron is an Enterprise Architect with Prolifics and an IBM Champion. I caught up with Handly at IBM Connect where he explained how employees are turning to mobile and cloud-based systems for collaboration in the workplace.

Handly explained why dev@Pulse, which starts today, is so relevant for all developers!


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