This year’s IBM analyst event was much better packed with meaty information than lasts. It seems there’s been a fair amount of work – esp. around cloud, but also with Lotus – over the past year. While there was still plenty about IBM’s Industry Framework air-ware (key insight here from talking with IBM’s John Soyring: at its core, frameworks are about shoring up business process and then tweaking that process and the connecting systems for businesses), that was more the context to rest everything else in instead of the main conversation, as it was in 2008.
And, the four RedMonks were finally together in the same place, as pictured above.
Here’s a wrap-up of my notes from the event:
- Day one morning wrap-up – Summary of analytics and image sessions at the IBM analyst event, hopes for the rest of the show.
- Day one afternoon wrap-up – Steve Mills keynote, Tivoli overview, dev/ops.
- IBM Lotus – Lotus has come a long way in the Enterprise 2.0 space. Can they keep going?
- Lunch with the Systems Software Group – virtualization, operating systems, and hardware.
- Cloud – IBM seems to have a rich buffet now, and the question is how many times do you go back and fill your plate?
Disclosure: IBM paid T&E and is a client.