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Monthly Archives: October 2011
I attended several sessions presented by IBMers at the symposium. Here are some of the highlights and points that I took away from each one, summarizing my live posts from @mirv_pgh on Twitter.
Intruders tend to go straight for the databases because that’s usually where the goods are. Best practices:
- discover, identify your sensitive data
- assess vulnerabilities
- harden security
- perform auditing
- monitor activities
- monitor applications
- implement access control
- encrypt sensitive data
- mask your test data
- The foundation: a globally integrated enterprise, mandate for growth and making things smarter.
- What is an essential CIO? 2011 CIO study – The Essential CIO – download your copy here.
- Cloud computing is in the top four of CIO priorities.
- There is a call to serve the enterprise. Remember, everything won’t get done in a year.
- Cloud computing is not rocket science but it is computer science.
- IBM’s internal cloud moved select resources to a more agile, cost-effective platform.
- IBM put it’s own analytics, collaboration, development and test, and more in the cloud.
- Watson, named for one of IBM’s founders, is now being used to help physicians make diagnoses. It saves time and saves lives.
- Read more about how Wellpoint is putting Watson to work in the healthcare industry here.
- 30 percent of bugs are introduced by inconsistent configurations. PaaS addresses that by providing reliability, security, scalability.
- 4-6 weeks is an average lead time for application deployment. PaaS can accelerate the development and delivery process, cutting weeks down to days.
- IBM SmartCloud Enterprise is being used for development and test, batch processing, and web applications.
- The new IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ offering takes it a step further with better support for enterprise applications. You run on a dedicated cloud, built like any production environment.
- IBM SmartCloud for SAP supports SAP applications. The SmartCloud portfolio is being expanded to support other capabilities, too.
- SaaS: IBM offers e-commerce, smarter cities, social business, business analytics, and more on the cloud.
- IBM Cast Iron Integration is a hybrid cloud solution, got mentioned a few times here.
- We see enterprises start with a private cloud and move to a hybrid solution.
- SMBs can start on a public cloud and use SaaS solutions to compete in the marketplace.
- Where private clouds are going – moving to PaaS – integrated middleware, platform and image management.
- Heterogenous hypervisors? Would make a good name for a fantasy sports team. #insidejoke