• May 27, 2020

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Booth Babe Diary

I’m a booth babe this year at IBM Insight. No, of course I’m not a scantily dressed model. It simply means I’m spending a lot of my time staffing the Rocket booth here at the show. It’s my brain power that supposed to lure customers to our very comfortable lounge environment and have a chat […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Mobile apps and the API economy

Rocket Software’s Sean Grady recently wrote an excellent blog post about good mobile app design. In that post he briefly touched on the challenge mobile application developers face when they need to integrate with existing software or applications (a System of Record). We have a situation in which all too often apps are created from […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Using analytics to acquire and retain key talent

5 – 7 years ago I’m not so sure I would have been writing a blog post about acquiring and retaining key talent. It’s interesting how times change, and the demand for jobs in general has led to a shift in how companies look to both recruit and keep their most valuable assets–their employees. This […]

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MultiValue AngularJS Demo Application

AngularJS is a popular client-side JavaScript MVC framework that can help you build powerful web and mobile applications. One of my sessions at the recent MultiValue University introduced and explained AngularJS and then we built a web application from scratch to see how quickly you can get started. Integrating With MultiValue The main intent of […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: An insight into the future–data at the edge

Data is fueling the insight economy and has the potential to disrupt entire industries. According to the IBM Research Global Technology Outlook, a new approach is required in order for businesses to benefit from higher quality insights and time-critical decisions.     The next IT paradigm The rate of data creation is twice the expansion […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: when was the last time you read a privacy policy?

This was a question posed today at an Insight session on data-centric security and privacy. The issue is vexing, and it is rapidly becoming more so. Consider this: most countries have privacy legislation. Some, like the US, are industry focused. Others, like EU nations, are more oriented on individual rights. But while they all set […]

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MVU Retrospect: Why APIs Are Great

Looking back on last week’s Rocket MultiValue University, it was obvious there was a lot of interest in building web and mobile applications. In all my sessions and personal conversations, including the very popular CAB, I found myself repeatedly saying, “that’s why APIS to your database are great.” It’s because it doesn’t matter the language/framework […]

Document Technology

What document am I?

Determining the nature of a document Last November I headed up a team[1]* competing in Rocket Software’s inaugural Rocket.Build hackathon. We placed third with a solution that allows our document archiving product Arkivio to determine archiving strategies based on the nature of the document. Arkivio allows administrators to set rules that determine when and how […]

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Python will be a major theme at Rocket MultiValue University 2015

It’s less than two weeks until Rocket MultiValue University 2015, and my excitement around the event continues to grow. I am most interested in the sessions around the modern programming languages such as PHP, Node.JS, AngularJS, and Python. At MVU, you can immerse yourself in Python with an awesome training session, including a high-level overview […]

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Application modernization–what is it anyway?

In The Beginning In the late 1970s, in my first IT job, my input device was a keypunch machine. I used it to punch holes in 80 column cards. The cards held both my data and my programs. I ran the data cards through a sorter machine so they would be processed in the right […]