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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:45:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. They have been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8,000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Technologic Systems’ product base consists of a wide variety of off-the-shelf PC/104 single board computers, computer-on-modules, touch panel computers, peripherals and industrial controllers. They also offer custom configurations and design services. Technologic Systems specializes in the ARM and X86 architectures, FPGA IP-core design, and open-source software support based on Linux, Android, and Windows, providing advanced custom solutions using hardware-software co-design strategies.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:45:00 EDTGeorge Lucas, creator of Star Wars, once said, "You can't do it unless you can imagine it." Inour latest research on the future state of work in the retail sector, we find many industry executives struggling to imagine where the future is leading them and their organizations, not to mention the role digital technologies will play along the way. Traditional retailers are challenged by rapidly emerging new business models, such as Amazon Go and Facebook's launch of its digital commerce platform, Marketplace. Moreover, pioneering companies in the sharing economy (i.e., Uber) are expanding from their initial markets into areas such as food delivery, while insurgent retailers, such as Sun Basket, are combining digital and social media platforms, mobile apps and massive volumes of new data to encroach on retailers' territory. These nontraditional competitors are changing the rules of the retail game via disruptive strategies.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:15:00 EDTFew questions in software development are more divisive or tribal than choice of programming language. Software developers often identify strongly with their tools of choice, freely mixing objective facts with subjective preference. The last decade, however, has seen an explosion both in the number of languages used in production and the number of languages an individual developer is likely to employ day to day. That means that language affiliations are sometimes spread more loosely and broadly across different codebases, frameworks, and platforms. Modern projects and modern developers are increasingly polyglot—able to draw on more languages and libraries than ever before. Informed choice still has a part to play.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EDT"I think that everyone recognizes that for IoT to really realize its full potential and value that it is about creating ecosystems and marketplaces and that no single vendor is able to support what is required," explained Esmeralda Swartz, VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud at Ericsson, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:45:00 EDTBig data is old news. Today, the key to leveraging data effectively is to do fast data. In a similar fashion, traditional incident management—which entails collecting and analyzing large volumes of monitoring information—is no longer enough. Organizations must also now do “fast monitoring,” which means not only collecting monitoring data; but making it actionable in real-time. This post examines what fast monitoring means, and explains how incident management teams can implement this approach to realize great benefits.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:15:00 EDTIn their Live Hack” presentation at 17th Cloud Expo, Stephen Coty and Paul Fletcher, Chief Security Evangelists at Alert Logic, provided the audience with a chance to see a live demonstration of the common tools cyber attackers use to attack cloud and traditional IT systems. This “Live Hack” used open source attack tools that are free and available for download by anybody. Attendees learned where to find and how to operate these tools for the purpose of testing their own IT infrastructure. They also witnessed a cyber-attack from both sides – attacker and defender. An inside view of how indicators of compromise are researched to develop security content to be deployed for detection based on these attacks.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:45:00 EDTThis is the burning question these days for the great minds of the enterprise regardless of industry! The digital revolution changes the way we do business and enables a world of new possibilities. But it also places unprecedented demands on businesses, on IT departments… and on legacy environments that were never designed to meet these challenges. Even today, 96% of enterprises involve mainframes in their new business initiatives. Forrester recently worked with Compuware to do some analysis and conduct a survey on How to Improve Application Development and Delivery with DevOps.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:15:00 EDT"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:15:00 EDTAs software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and micro services. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your containers from your laptop to the cloud. How do we build software for containers? How do we ship containers? How do we do all of it without shooting ourselves in the foot?
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EDTPaul Guerin is a serial entrepreneur who has over 25 years of high-tech experience and channel sales and development. What are the technology drivers creating the disruption the MSP market? Nerdio Paul F. Guerin, VP of Sales and Business Development: The ubiquitous availability of business grade internet, enterprise class colo facilities, and advancements in virtualization technology coupled with cloud IaaS from Amazon (AWS) and Microsoft (Azure) are changing the way way MSPs deliver services to the customers in a disruptive way.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:15:00 EDTSYS-CON Events announced today that IoT Now has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:00:00 EDTFor a while already we have been working with a large enterprise client, helping them to migrate their on-premise workloads to the cloud. Of course, as added value to the process, they are also migrating their legacy development processes to the modern, better, agile DevOps approach. And of course, they have built a modern Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery […]
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:15:00 ESTBert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" programs available to startups and innovators.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:00:00 ESTIt's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bradley Holt, a Developer Advocate with IBM Cloud Data Services, discussed how offline-first apps built with PouchDB and Cloudant Sync can provide better, faster user experiences by storing data locally and then synchronizing with a cloud database when a network connection is available.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 14:00:00 ESTIT departments currently face a constant “need for speed” from within the organization, predominantly driven by an increase in application and business demand. This isn’t going to change any time soon. Indeed, according to Gartner, by the end of 2017 demand for app development services will grow at least five times faster than an internal IT organization's capacity to deliver them. Speed is the competitive differentiator in a SaaS environment, but this can often place undue strain on IT. An effective DevOps strategy can alleviate this. It can also help research and development teams move faster, taking the launch cycle of a product from months to weeks. This is especially crucial at Lithium, given that our product is highly customizable, and those continual iterations help both us and our customers stay ahead of the game.
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:45:00 ESTBeing able to ensure a positive experience for your customers and end users is one of the hallmarks of any great company. Yet with all of the different internal and external online systems needed to do that, early detection and rapid response to performance issues becomes harder and more expensive. Join us for the OpsCast, Delivering the Honeywell User Experience Through OnPrem Monitoring, to learn how Honeywell International, one of the world’s largest producers of commercial and consumer technology, has deployed synthetic OnPrem agents throughout their global networks. Citing specific examples of obstacles that the company has faced, Paul Fries, Monitoring Leader at Honeywell, will show how their customers benefit from synthetic OnPrem monitoring.
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:00:00 EDTCulture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ability. Many are unable to effectively engage and inspire, creating forward momentum in the direction of desired change. Renowned for its approach to leadership and emphasis on their people, organizations increasingly look to our military for insight into these challenges.
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:00:00 EDTFrom Fitbits, to connected cars, to sensors that water crops, making decisions is no longer enough, now you need to make decisions in context. To bring your next great IoT decision to life you need to be able to extend and connect beyond your traditional enterprise. But with thousands if not millions of different devices all with their own technologies, standards and security how do you connect with the right ones effectively. And technology is only one aspect of the challenge; how do you create the right business model to drive value from your solution? An IoT solution that doesn’t connect to any devices is useless. But one that tries to connect to everything can be just as problematic. How to do find the right mix that maximizes your application and drive tangible results?
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:45:00 EDTIn the past, application deployment meant moving lots of components - provided by developers to lots of servers, databases etc. managed by Operation. With Docker and containers, we often hear statements like: "That all goes away now - developers simply have to delver a ready-to-go Docker image, and we're done! No more need for app deployment tools like XL Deploy!
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:00:00 EDTA huge theme we encounter with businesses attempting DevOps transformations is that they rarely know where to start. Our advice, start by figuring out your goals. The most common goal we find is that companies want to ship faster without breaking everything. But where do you go from there? Here is our take: We’ve all heard about the principles/philosophies/tools etc. behind successful DevOps, but in the beginning start by just enacting the changes that move you towards your goals Make your focus practicing improvement not just practicing “DevOps”
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:00:00 ESTIBM has announced a new strategic technology services agreement with Anthem, Inc., a health benefits company in the U.S. IBM has been selected to provide operational services for Anthem's mainframe and data center server and storage infrastructure for the next five years. Among the benefits of the relationship, Anthem has the ability to leverage IBM Cloud solutions that will help increase the ease, availability and speed of adding infrastructure to support new business requirements.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:00:00 ESTOpenXava is an Open Source Java Framework for Rapid Development of Enterprise Web Applications. In OpenXava you only have to write the domain classes in plain Java to get a web application ready for deploying in WebSphere or WebSphere Portal. This 5.2 release has a new way to customize the list and collections, very responsive and more intuitive. We have improved the automated test performance, upgraded some important libraries and many more things. We invite you to download it and upgrade your OpenXava applications. Look at the migration instructions.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:55:00 ESTAgain I embarrass my friends and family by walking around cool places talking to myself about digital transformation and mobility. Enjoy! #JustHavingFun #DadIsEmbarrassingMe #GetThePopCorn
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 11:00:00 ESTAs Platform as a Service (PaaS) matures as a category, developers should have the ability to use the programming language of their choice to build applications and have access to a wide array of services. Bluemix is IBM's open cloud development platform that enables users to easily build cloud-based, creative mobile and web applications without having to spend large amounts of time and resources on configuring infrastructure and multiple software licenses. In this track, you will learn about the array of services to support and accelerate application development, as well as building applications on Bluemix using Java and node.JS. Learn more about Bluemix at www.bluemix.net.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:30:00 EDTInternet of @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley announced on Thursday its first 12 all-star speakers and sessions for its upcoming event, which will take place November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. @ThingsExpo, the first and largest IoT event in the world, debuted at the Javits Center in New York City in June 10-12, 2014 with over 6,000 delegates attending the conference. Among the first 12 announced world class speakers, IBM will present two highly popular IoT sessions, which will take place November 4-6, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. More than 150 all-star faculty members will discuss, including the hottest Internet of Things technology topics in November.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:00:00 EDTCome learn about what you need to consider when moving your data to the cloud. In her session at 15th Cloud Expo, Skyla Loomis, a Program Director of Cloudant Development at Cloudant, will discuss the security, performance, and operational implications of keeping your data on premise, moving it to the cloud, or taking a hybrid approach. She will use real customer examples to illustrate the tradeoffs, key decision points, and how to be successful with a cloud or hybrid cloud solution.
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:00:00 EDTAlmost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mac Devine, Distinguished Engineer at IBM, will discuss bringing these three elements together via Systems of Discover.
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 09:00:00 EDTWe present a unique case study of applying data mining and advanced statistical methods to analyze, diagnose and improve manufacturing yield, especially for rare failure event prediction. Intra-die process variations in nanometer technology nodes pose significant challenges to robust design practices. Geometric variations along with random dopant fluctuation effects have had significant impact on Memory functionality/yield. Inaccuracies in the models and variabilities in the process are more pronounced and force us to understand the variability effects in a processor chip with higher accuracy and fidelity and considering more physical effects than ever before. In this case study, we use predictive failure analytics to learn and optimize critical components of the processor, and deal with massive amounts of data using server farms for parallel processing. The technique can handle large numbers of process and design variables which cause mismatches in transistors, demonstrating the capability of high dimensionality, accuracy and efficiency. This increases the confidence level in the functionality and operability of system-on-chip as a whole. The underlying algorithms are generic and can be applied to big data analysis, and in particular, the techniques and framework would be very amenable to a cloud computing architectures for both scalability of processing power and data handling, and for enabling such analysis for organizations that would otherwise not have the means.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:00:00 EDTThe Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly in the process of breaking from its heretofore relatively obscure enterprise applications (such as plant floor control and supply chain management) and going mainstream into the consumer space. More and more creative folks are interconnecting everyday products such as household items, mobile devices, appliances and cars, and unleashing new and imaginative scenarios. We are seeing a lot of excitement around applications in home automation, personal fitness, and in-car entertainment and this excitement will bleed into other areas. On the commercial side, more manufacturers will embed sensors in their products and connect them to the Internet to monitor their performance and offer pro-active maintenance services. As a result, engineers who know how to incorporate software and networking into their mechanical designs will become more in demand.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:15:00 EDT3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place November 4-6, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California with over 100 major sponsors and exhibitors in 2014 and more than 6,000 delegates from 17 countries. Internet of @ThingsExpo this week launched the premiere issue of its monthly newsletter which contains highlights of the hottest sessions and speakers from Internet of @ThingsExpo, speaking information as well as sponsorship opportunities.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:00:00 EDTThe 15th International Cloud Expo has just expanded its conference program, to bring together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC at one location. Cloud Expo is the single show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the cloud. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to learn about the latest technology developments and solutions.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:45:00 EDTThe Internet of Things promises to transform businesses (and lives), but navigating the business and technical path to success can be difficult to understand. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Manager for Xively at LogMeIn, will show you how to approach creating broadly successful connected customer solutions using real world business transformation studies including New England BioLabs and more.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:39:12 EDTOpenXava is an AJAX Java Framework for Rapid Development of WebSphere Applications. In OpenXava you only have to write the domain classes in plain Java to get a web application ready to be deployed on WebSphere or WebSphere Portal. This 5.0 release has a new look & feel, includes module navigation, user login/logout (so you do not need Liferay anymore), inline editable collections (just like a spreadsheet), a new editor to attach files to your entity, and many many more things.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:50:00 ESTOpenXava is an Open Source Framework for Rapid Development of WebSphere Applications. In OpenXava you only have to write the domain classes in plain Java to get a web application ready to be deployed into WebSphere Application Server or WebSphere Portal.
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:18:18 EDTIBM will work with a state government in Nigeria to design a transportation system in its largest city on a pro bono basis in line with Smarter Cities. IBM has completed a pro bono project with the Lagos State Government in Nigeria to design a transportation scheme in an effort to help manage and reduce traffic in Lagos City. Funds for the collaboration will come from the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge three-year competitive grant program, which allocates $50 million for the winning participant chosen among 100 cities, IBM said Friday. IBM's corporate citizenship program and international foundation sponsor the grant and a team of six IBM experts helps each winning city identify key issues, according to IBM. The blueprint for Lagos recommends the state use mobile phones, call centers, cameras and GPS devices to manage the traffic, police, fire and medical services, as well as inform travelers about road situations and schedules. "An intelligent, interconnected logistics and transportation management system is a crucial must-have for any modern city," said Taiwo Otiti, IBM's country general manager for West Africa. The proposal also includes recommendations for developing an integrated e-ticketing and fare management system, implementing toll rates based on traffic density and using a single platform to store traffic and transportation data.
Mon, 13 May 2013 06:00:00 EDTSpeed-to-market and improving ROI for new cloud services are an important element for adopting cloud computing. Open source technology translates into savings for clients in terms of flexibility and interoperability. OpenStack is leading the way in open source for IaaS, capturing the attention of the cloud customers, business partners and vendors alike, and producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Andrew Trossman, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Common Cloud Stack at IBM, will discuss IBM's role in OpenStack including key contributions to strengthen OpenStack, ending with a wrap up of an overview of IBM's plans for the adoption of OpenStack as part of the IBM SmartCloud portfolio.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:35:54 EDTOpenXava is an open source framework for Rapid Development of WebSphere and WebSphere Portal applications, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:36:00 EDTI talk with IBM Technical Evangelist Kathy Zeidenstein about the integration between BIG-IP ASM and IBM’s InfoSphere Guardium along with some of the current security trends occurring in the industry. We recorded this after the Wrap video so that’s why it’s out of order.
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:36:05 ESTOpenXava is an open source framework for Rapid Development of WebSphere and WebSphere Portal applications, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. OpenXava 4.6 has some new interesting features such as: Custom reports generation from list. It's possible to customize the list mode defining your own editor. You can assign a model object (an entity or a transient object) directly to a View to populate it.
Sat, 29 Sep 2012 11:00:00 EDTThe purpose of this article is to describe the steps involved in configuring Datapower services for the browser-based HTTP type requests. The commonly used methods for such requests are either the POST or GET HTTP method. 1. For the testing purpose create a loopback pass-through XML Firewall. 2. Create a new Multi-Protocol Gateway with the following values
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:30:00 EDTGinny Rometty, who took over from Sam Palmisano as president and CEO of IBM back the first of the year, will add the title of chairman when Sam steps down from the board on October 1. He will stick around as senior advisor until he retires on December 1. Palmisano became CEO in 2002 and was named chairman in 2003.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:04:20 EDTOpenXava is an open source framework for Rapid Development of WebSphere and WebSphere Portal applications, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation.
Mon, 07 May 2012 08:00:00 EDTAt its annual user and partner Impact conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM announced a slew of new products, including new additions to its WebSphere applications family. There are also promises of better integration with software products from its … Continue reading (image)
Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:43:18 EDTOpenXava is a framework for Rapid Development of portlet applications compatible with WebSphere Portal. It is well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation.
Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:25:00 ESTCompuware Corporation the technology performance company, today announced the release of Compuware dynaTrace 4.1, the industry's first application performance management (APM) solution to provide full support for IBM WebSphere Message Broker. dynaTrace 4.1 also adds to its powerful User Experience Management (UEM) capabilities, enhances visualization and integrates with Compuware Gomez(R) Real-User Monitoring - Data Center. This new release furthers Compuware's leadership in the APM industry and extends its ability to deliver unprecedented business agility, cost optimization and competitive advantages to the marketplace.
Sun, 12 Feb 2012 08:15:00 ESTMark Bakker from Xebia -- a specialized international IT consultancy focusing on Enterprise Java -- published an interesting overview of IBM DataPower Security Gateway and Forum Sentry. Mark writes:
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:59:45 ESTOpenXava is a framework for Rapid Development of portlet applications compatible with WebSphere Portal. It is well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. OpenXava 4.3 adds support for total properties in collections, it has a new editor for HTML_TEXT stereotype, add info and warning messages and some other useful new features. Now you can use square brakets in @ListProperties to asociate one or more properties of the container entity to a property of the collection. In this way you can add arbitrary values as totals.
Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:00:00 EDTJava SE 7, the Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 is out. It’s the first major release in five years and took 9,494 bug fixes, 1,966 enhancements, 9,018 changesets, 147 builds and four JSRs to get here. It’s also the first release of the Java platform under Oracle’s stewardship, and threatened not to happen until Oracle put its foot down and went off and wheeled and dealed and leveraged IBM. (Remember the Apache Foundation stalking off and slamming the door?) Still, it’s based on the open source OpenJDK, making it something of a novelty for a commercial release.
Thu, 21 Jul 2011 08:40:00 EDTGSX Solutions, a provider of proactive, consolidated monitoring, reporting of enterprise messaging, mobile and collaboration environments, including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES), is proud to congratulate senior executive Eileen Fitzgerald for being selected as one of this year's IBM Champions. Fitzgerald, GSX Senior VP for Customer Delivery and Product Management, worked in the Global Notes environment for over 15 years and then focused on Service Delivery, managing Notes services, infrastructures and functionalities according to Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Standards. She is also a co-organizer for several Lotus User Group conferences (such as ILUG and UKLUG) and a regular speaker at IBM Lotusphere.
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 16:22:50 ESTIndeed, the Signature Mortgage story was so compelling, that Bob was invited to also share the stage with two of IBM’s corporate clients during Sean Poulley’s strategy session in the morning, as well as participate in an analyst panel discussion on cloud computing later in the day. I would like to thank Bob Catlin, CEO and founder of Signature Mortgage, for doing a stellar job today at sharing his David and Goliath success story in the mortgage industry during his one-hour presentation at Lotusphere 2011. Bob discussed how e-SignLive and LotusLive have enabled his small regional operations to go head-to-head with large Internet players, and deliver superior performance and customer service. Indeed, the Signature Mortgage story was so compelling, that Bob was invited to also share the stage with two of IBM’s corporate clients during Sean Poulley’s strategy session in the morning, as well as participate in an analyst panel discussion on cloud computing later in the day. The reasons for the interest in Signature Mortgage’s story are easy to understand because of the compelling ROI that Bob was able to achieve in just three months since using the combined Silanis and IBM services.