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SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM  has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Hybrid Cloud Transformation: New Platforms, Technologies and Solutions View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of D... (more)

IBM Named "Diamond Sponsor" of @CloudExpo NY and CA | #AI #DX #DevOps

SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York and and October 31-November 2 in Silicon Valley. Hybrid Cloud Transformation: New Platforms, Technologies and Solutions View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President o... (more)

IBM WebSphere Application Server: The Complete Reference

Diogenes is a startup software manufacturing company that develops products to integrate applications over the Internet. We were looking for a book to help us integrate our product, iMercury, into IBM's WebSphere Application Server. iMercury is a 100% Internet-designed Java messaging product that is lightweight, self-configuring, RSA security-enabled, and provides automated installation and configuration. I stumbled onto Ron Ben-Natan and Ori Sasson's IBM WebSphere Application Server: The Complete Reference. Given my pleasant experience with their previous book, IBM WebSphere Starter Kit, I felt that this would be a good reference source for the WebSphere Application Server. But they lied! The title misrepresents the book. It's much more than a complete reference for IBM WebSphere Application Server. It covers the entire WebSphere brand and the Internet technologie... (more)

General Best Practices for WebSphere Application Environments

This article provides a list of general best practices to apply to any WebSphere Application Server V7 and V8 environment. However, some of the recommendations only apply to specific conditions and scenarios. These recommendations could be used to set up any WebSphere environment. General Best Practices for WebSphere Application Environments 1. All WebSphere Application processes should be running as non-admin/root user. It's not a good practice to run a process as an admin/root user. For obvious reasons, you don't want more folks to know about the admin/root password and generally the WebSphere admins are not the system admins. Create a services user account on the box and use it for the WebSphere Application's start and stop purposes. 2. Enabled Global Security. By default, the WebSphere Application Server enables administrative security. Thus, for the most part, t... (more)

OpenXava 4.4: Rapid Development for WebSphere Portal

OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Development of portlet applications compatible with WebSphere Portal. It is well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. OpenXava 4.4 has some new interesting features such as: Totals, row count and add action in the collection frame when the collection is folded. The frames are folded using a slide effect. It's possible to filter by range in list and collections. Support for Java 7. And some other useful new features and bug fixes. Totals, row count and add action in collection frame If you have a collection like the next one: When the user folds the collection frame the result is: In this way you can put several collections in the same vi... (more)

Potential of Big Data in Securing the 'Internet of Things' (IoT)

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here James Kobielus is an industry veteran and serves as IBM's big data evangelist, as program director for big data analytics product marketing, and as editor-in-chief of IBM Data Magazine. He spearheads IBM's thought leadership activities in Big Data, Hadoop, enterprise data warehousing, advanced analytics, and cognitive computing. He advises IBM's product management and marketing teams on big data analytics. He has spoken at such leading industry events as Hadoop Summit, Strata, and Forrester Business Process Forum. He has published several business technology books and is a very popular provider of original commentary on blogs and many social media. Security is critical to Internet of Things (IoT) adoption because we want to make sure we can trust the sensors, actuators, rules engines and other connected componentry we embed in every elem... (more)

Candle's PathWAI Solution Suite to Accelerate WebSphere Deployments

(December 4, 2002) - PathWAI, a new modular suite from Candle Corporation, is designed to empower enterprises to derive maximum business value from their WebSphere e-business initiatives. Incorporating tools and services, PathWAI enables businesses to harness the power of WebSphere by streamlining deployment, accelerating ROI, and enabling consistent performance. The PathWAI suite uses proven methodologies to align developers, operations staff, and senior management. The methodology focuses on knowledge transfer and training, allowing enterprises to gain the internal expertise necessary to optimize their WebSphere investment and freeing them from expensive ongoing service engagements. The PathWAI Solution Portfolio includes: PathWAI Architecture for WebSphere - Empowers organizations with the critical knowledge required to avoid architecture errors that drive delays ... (more)

Implementing WebSphere Security Through LDAP

Lightweight Directory Authentication Protocol (LDAP) is often promoted as a means to leverage an organizational directory as a principal registry for WebSphere authentication and authorization. Advantages include the capability to configure single sign-on across application servers, enabling additional organizational applications, centralized user administration, multimastered replication across authentication sites, and flexible, extensible data formats - not to mention that LDAP is a vendor-neutral protocol and API backed by IETF. This begs the question of how to implement WebSphere security through LDAP. This two-part series presents a simplified example of how to configure WebSphere Application Server version 5.0 to use IBM Directory Server v5.1 as its user registry for J2EE application user authentication and role-based authorization. This registry enables the... (more)

Message-Driven Beans and WebSphere 4.0

One of the major innovations in the EJB 2.0 specification, the Message-Driven Bean (MDB), is not supported by WebSphere Application Server 4.0. There are several ways to circumvent this shortcoming - you can wait for WAS 5.0, use another application server, or concoct some sort of pseudo MDB. Since the first two are rarely feasible, I'll describe the last. The Java Message Service (JMS) provides the means for asynchronous communications via Message-Oriented Middleware (MOM). In a J2EE environment, with Enterprise JavaBeans, JMS can be used to produce messages asynchronously. However, EJBs aren't suitable for consuming messages asynchronously. The MDB provides an infrastructure for consuming JMS messages within a J2EE environment. This new EJB type (EJB 2.0) presents the same robust component-based infrastructure that session and entity beans benefit from. WebSphere... (more)

Professional IBM WebSphere 5.0 Application Server

Professional IBM WebSphere 5.0 Application Server provides a perspective on the philosophy and rationale behind WebSphere Application Server, taking readers through the programming and deployment model and familiarizing them with the WebSphere Studio Application Developer tool set. The book explains how to use the application server to build business applications, and how to integrate businesses. The following excerpt is from Chapter 10 on Enterprise Process Management and introduces the concept of Process Choreography as a mechanism for more efficiently creating, running, and changing business processes. In the early '90s, many companies invested in traditional client/server architectures by building fat-client applications with rich graphics that offloaded legacy-system processing time. Business Process Management Business Process Management (BPM) is about modelin... (more)

WebSphere Risk Management Part 1

In this article, the first part of a two-part series, I will present WASLED/WASMON, a WebSphere monitoring application, and show you how you can use it to monitor WebSphere Application Server and to plan a WebSphere risk management procedure. I will discuss some of the system resources that need to be made available to ensure the operability of WebSphere Application Server. You will learn how to configure WASMON to ensure that these resources are available and up and running. I will show you how to prepare the essential recovery scripts and make them available within the WASMON repository so you can trigger specific actions upon failure notification. You will then learn how to communicate with WASMON via the Internet to initialize an administrative action. In this article I use the example Web application WASDG, which was used throughout my book, IBM WebSphere Appli... (more)