Facebook creates its own hardware for its own datacenters !

Great article on how Facebook is not buying from HP, Lenova or the like but instead creating its own hardware sleds in its labs . It has 5 different server variants and can pull them as it chooses , as well as making corrections without having to pull full servers.

For the open hardware movement , especially in Asia, this is their research work done for them !


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IBM Connect 2014 Conference in Florida starts today !

View the Connect 2014 Live stream : http://www01.ibm.com/software/collaboration/events/connect/

Connect 2014 will feature an outstanding line-up of speakers and keynotes from the media and business sector, including:


Scott Adams

“Dilbert” creator Scott Adams to speak at IBM Connect 2014
Scott Adams, creator of the world renowned “Dilbert” comic strip, takes center stage at IBM Connect 2014 in Orlando on Tuesday, January 28. Using his book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, as a backdrop, Adams will illustrate how his failures contributed to his success. You don’t want to miss his inspiring story – how he’s energizing his life’s work and delivering better business outcomes. Register today.


Mark Fidelman, Forbes

Named a 2013 Huffington Post Top 50 Most Social CEO, Mark applies both his Fortune 500 and start-up expertise in revenue generation, marketing and business strategy to produce the highest possible ROI at the lowest cost basis.

Mark is a recognized expert in creating sales and marketing machines leveraging his experience with Freemium and Open Source business models. He has worked in the software and technology space for over 20 years with organizations such as A.T. Kearney, EDS, CT Space, and Autodesk. Mark authors the ‘SOCIALIZED AND MOBILIZED’ column on Forbes, and is the author of the book ‘Socialized!: How the Most Successful Businesses Harness the Power of Social’.


Beverly Macy, Huffington Post

Beverly is an educator, author, speaker, and thought-leader in marketing strategy and the power of social media. Her focus is on how real-time social media, global branding, big data/mobile/cloud computing is affecting communications and business trends today. She is the author of ‘The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing’ and she contributes regularly to The Huffington Post and hosts the Social Media Radio Show on BlogTalkRadio’s Tavis Smiley Network.


Clarissa Felts, Lowes

Clarissa Felts is responsible for driving diversity of thought through collaboration and strategic alliances, and implementing a strategy for diversity and inclusion that impacts talent, suppliers, community and customers across markets. Previously, Felts was responsible for leading a cross-functional team delivering collaborative technology, enterprise content management and seamless workspace to Lowe’s workforce.

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IBM Social Business Toolkit SDK

http://ibmsbt.openntf.org/  Allows you to integrate widgets and use the apis from IBM Connecitons installatons and the IBM SmartCloud.

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IBM Connections 4.5 new features

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Sandy Carter talks about IBM Connection 2013 – Check out the IBM YouTube channel at IBMSocialBiz

IBM YouTube channel , IBMSocial Biz :

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IBM Connections 4.0 Released

Check out some articles about the release of IBM’s enterprise level social collaboration platform.

ZDNET.com talks about IBMs continued social enterprise push in IBM Connections 4.0 :

Mark Fidelman from Forbes details why IBM Connections 4.0 is part of the next generation enterprise : http://www.forbes.com/sites/markfidelman/2012/09/12/ibm-launches-a-bold-new-vision-for-the-digital-village/

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The IBM Connections files connector …makes access even easier.

See how you can share files and get them to appear in your Files Explorer on Windows or on your iPad.

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New www.LotusLive.com Release 2011 complete

Its here and its full of new features …. included in this are :

  • IBM Connections Files is now available within the Lotus Live offering.  Allowing for easier upload and sharing making collaboration easier.
  • Mobile clients for meetings
  • New Connections community management settings.
  • New Notes features
  • New Help system for you to view all these new features.

Congratulations to all the teams involved , including my own .


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City of Sunderland Selects IBM to Deliver UK’s First Smarter City on a Cloud

IBM is to provide a city wide cloud infastructure to the city of Sunderland in the UK in a bid to be the first of its kind in Europe, with similar setups in already done in the US and China !




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CNET Top 5: Things the smartphone replaces

Its simple…but its true.

5. MP3 Player
4. Personal Planner
3. Digital Camera
2. Portable GPS
1. Alarm

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