IT and business leaders, as well as developers responsible for combining technology with business to promote innovation and growth, can learn how to BE FIRST to:
Impact 2014 explores how forward thinking enterprises are embracing an integrated technology transformation to help you uncover hidden opportunities and capitalize on them by creating new business models, revenue streams, products and services.
Learn how organizations build technology into short- and long-term business strategies and scale departmental initiatives into enterprise-wide deployments.
Learn how the customer-activated enterprise is vital to your business, including core processes and decision-making.
Learn how to use cloud computing to innovate, build cloud applications on open architectures, and employ a ‘pay-for-use’ cloud infrastructure.
This track will feature sessions on how IBM’s Application Infrastructure helps your business and IT teams reconcile front and back office synchronization to provide flexibility and dynamic scale to transactional applications, supporting dramatically faster rates of change and unpredictable volumes. Attendees will learn how to manage the pace of change, handle updates across LOB and IT, ensure consistency of information and experience, and enable agile, repeatable innovation.
Client Use Cases
Learn how your peers are managing the surge of business with a flexible, secure infrastructure based on open standards and protocol.
Build, deploy and manage applications and services by maximizing security and improving performance. Deliver high-quality, resilient systems and applications that help you focus on the business logic and software design, while addressing the numerous challenges facing developers: change management to source code to ensure project success; manual development, testing, and deployment of complex applications; mastery of modern languages and frameworks; management of complexity in software and application design.
Addressing IT's foundational challenges head on: How to deliver applications and services with robust performance, security and control while optimizing costs. The Application Infrastructure sub track encompasses key areas of building, deploying and managing applications with high scale and continuous availability. From the front office to the back office - whether mobile, web, or cloud applications - successful companies are thinking strategically about their Application Infrastructure.
Messaging for Enterprise, Mobile and Cloud
Secure and reliable information delivery across the enterprise and beyond. No message ever lost or duplicated: that's the promise of IBM WebSphere MQ. Is your business capturing insights from millions of events across centralized channels and turning them into intelligent business opportunities? There are a multitude of interconnected mobile devices and billions of sensors and systems of sensors talking to each other. Successful companies will create a messaging strategy that incorporates latent listening capabilities and scale, while providing loose coupling to enable flexibility across front and back office systems to truly achieve continuous insights.
Customer Information Control System (CICS)
CICS is the premier solution for high volume updates to shared data. CICS consistently delivers innovative solutions that companies have used to differentiate themselves by creating, extending, and evolving mission-critical applications. Creating, and extending CICS applications is the fastest and most effective way for customers to maintain and extend their leadership position. CICS adopts innovative technologies that enable customers to deliver on their business imperatives. CICS continuously helps customers add value to their core CICS assets, by extending them to the internet and mobile devices, and by embracing Java workloads, and SOA to solve todays business challenges. CICS deliver capabilities that positions CICS users for the next transformational era in technology, moving them towards a service delivery platform for cloud computing.
There are also 3 virtual tracks spanning all 3 tracks at Impact: System z, PureSystems, and Industry.
System z virtual track
The IBM mainframe has been, and continues to be, at the leading edge of business and technology innovation. Most mission critical data and applications reside and run on the mainframe, leveraging its enterprise qualities of availability, reliability, scalability, and security to deliver proven business value. The System z virtual track will feature sessions from industry leading clients, business partners and IBM experts that span the entire Impact curriculum. Discover how innovations in System z software are transforming companies, generating new business models and continuing to keep the mainframe at the forefront of strategic business and technology initiatives such as cloud, mobile, and smarter processing.
PureSystems virtual track
Since launching in 2012, the IBM PureSystems family has quickly moved toward the front of an emerging and exciting category of integrated systems. To achieve the speed and flexibility business requires, IBM's expert integrated systems accelerate, simplify and reduce the cost of your data, infrastructure and application lifecycle projects. This virtual track will feature clients from leading organizations across various industries sharing their experiences of how PureSystems can quickly deploy ready-to-work solutions for Big Data & Analytics, Mobile, Social, and Cloud. These clients are benefitting from a broad ecosystem of business partners who, along with IBM, have codified their expertise in more than 550 published systems and application patterns and solutions. Attend these sessions to learn how IBM PureSystems can help you innovate and achieve your goals faster with less cost and risk, and redefine how IT can deliver on business needs.
Industry virtual track
Customers today are more empowered than ever before with the digital revolution providing new ways of interaction and generating huge amounts of data and insights. Organizations are looking to leverage the latest mobile, analytic and integration technology capabilities for their specific industry to capitalize on this shift and generate value for their customers and their business. At the same time, organizations are faced with increasing pressure to gain efficiencies and are turning to cloud and smarter industry processes to improve their operations. In the Industry track at Impact 2014 you will hear first-hand from industry business and technology leaders how they are adopting these technologies for competitive advantage. These sessions identified across the program will showcase industry best practices, thought leadership, technical expertise and roadmaps for business transformation. Join us to explore how to transform your company with creative industry strategies and discover how to reach new markets and unleash a catalyst for innovation in a mobile-enabled world.