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The Path to Digital Transformation with Hybrid Cloud Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents: The foundational principles for a single hybrid cloud architecture The essential attributes to enable business growth and innovation on the cloud How microservices and cloud-based APIs can accelerate your innovation Why existing data sources are so critical to your success How DevOps and Containers can deliver new services around cognitive, machine learning and IoT Roadblocks to avoid on your path to transformation Speaker Bio Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed wit... (more)

Mike Fitzgerald Joins @CloudEXPO NY Faculty | @IBMcloud @SmarterFitz #DigitalTransformation

Beyond Agility: The CIO's Guide to Enterprise Transformation with Cloud Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage. Mike Fitzgerald discusses the Target Operating Model that ensures businesses reach the desired end state. His presentation includes valuable information about: Optimizing your cloud architecture to enable innovation Defining a Target Operating Model that should be the end goal of your cloud transformation journey Identifying opportunities to migrate, moderni... (more)

IBM Named "Diamond Sponsor" of @CloudExpo | #Cognitive #AI #ML #DL #DX

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)

Announcing @IBMWatson Day at @CloudExpo | #Cognitive #AI #ML #DL #DX #FinTech #Chatbot

Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Build a Cognitive Chatbot Powered by IBM Watson 3:40 pm – 4:15 pm JeanCarl Bisson, Developer Advocate, IBM In this session we will build a chatbot powered by IBM Watson, connect it to third-party APIs, and share best practices of chatbots co-existing with humans. Bringing Life to Intelligent, Manned Systems with AI and IBM Watson 4:20 pm – 4:55 pm Marek Sadowski, Developer Advocate, IBM Cognitive analysis impacts today's systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal as... (more)

WSJ-IN Exclusive: IBM Responds to Latest Microsoft Jabs at WebSphere 4.0 Microsoft Missing the Point, Says IBM Program Direct

Exclusive to Web Services Journal Industry Newsletter, here’s the latest fiery rebuttal in the red-hot IBM vs Microsoft debate that’s been raging on the Internet over the superiority of their respective platforms for creating Web services. Stefan Van Overtveldt, program director, WebSphere Technical Marketing, IBM, holds that Microsoft’s original white paper belittling WebSphere 4.0 was fatally flawed from the start due to its premise, which in his words, “is missing the point.” Before Van Overtveldt’s complete response, WSJ-IN reviews highlights of the verbal battle’s progress to date: Microsoft launched the initial salvo in the Internet war, with a white paper that compared creation of Web services (using the PetStore.com scenario) using Visual Studio.NET versus IBM WebSphere v4.0. To support their claim that .NET has a significant advantage over WebSphere, Micro... (more)

Implementing WebSphere Security Through LDAP

The use of Lightweight Directory Authentication Protocol (LDAP) for WebSphere authentication and authorization offers the advantages of single sign-on across application servers and a vendor-neutral protocol and API. Part 1 of this two-part series showed how to set up a directory and sample application infrastructure for demonstrating WebSphere authentication using LDAP. In Part 2 I take you through the process of setting up LDAP authentication for WebSphere through the following tasks: Defining roles and constraints in the Web application deployment descriptor Mapping roles to LDAP group entries in the enterprise application deployment descriptor Configuring WebSphere to use an LDAP principal registry Demonstrating the secured application features enabled by WebSphere and LDAP Locking down the LDAP and browser transports using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Defining Web ... (more)

Using the IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition

In previous chapters, we learned how to use the IBM WebSphere Test Environment (WTE) inside VisualAge for Java to create and to test servlets. Now we need to understand how to use our servlets outside a test environment. This can be accomplished by deploying our servlets to the IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition (WASAE). The WTE is used at development time, whereas the WASAE is used for staging or production purposes. About the Book Enterprise Javatm Programming with IBM WebSphere (with CD-ROM) By Kyle Brown, Gary Craig, Greg Hester, Jaime Niswonger, David Pitt, Russell Stinehour Addison Wesley Professional ISBN 0201616173 $44.95 You may purchase this book with a 10% discount at: www.informit.com/promo/wsdj The IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition, provides the necessary tools to deliver J2EE-based applications. The IBM WASAE allows a ma... (more)

Birth of a Platform: Interview with Don Ferguson, "The Father of WebSphere"Part 2 of a 3-part series

In the last issue (WSDJ, Vol. 1, issue 2) Jack and Pat Martin, editors of WebSphere Developer's Journal, spoke with Don Ferguson about the beginnings of the WebSphere platform. This month, they look at Portal Server and what's happening with WebSphere today. WSDJ: What's your view on Portal Server? DF: Portal Server is the most significant enhancement to the WebSphere family in a long time. It's a great product. WSDJ: What are the most significant points about Web-Sphere Portal Server? DF: The first clever decision was to base it on the Portlet concept from the Apache Jetspeed project. The reason for that is if you are a portal and you cannot be transparently and independently extended by someone who wants to provide content, you're not going to be much of a portal. The Portlet model gave people an open way of adding elements to portal pages. Every other vendor's appro... (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)

Exciting Plans Loom on the WebSphere Horizon

Eclipse and IBM's open platform are helping to shape an exciting future for WebSphere, according to the WebSphere marketing team, headed up by Scott Hebner, director of marketing for WebSphere infrastructure software. The WebSphere marketing team includes Joe Anthony, program director for WebSphere Extensions marketing; Derek Bildfell, program director for business development; Aimee Munsell, program director for WebSphere Application Server; Bernie Spang, program director for WebSphere Studio marketing; and Stefan Van Overtveldt, program director for WebSphere Technical Marketing. WebSphere Developer's Journal editor-in-chief Jack Martin recently had the opportunity to talk with Hebner and his team in a wide-ranging and exclusive discussion. This third installment focuses on tools for rapid application development, the broader development community, the need to addre... (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)