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Optimized Messaging and Collaboration through Cloud-based Email

Event Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Event Time: 2:00 PM EDT

Join the growing number of companies leveraging the cloud to optimize their email environment, help reduce expenses, preserve their application investment and simplify their IT requirements to free up valuable resources. IBM offers a cost-effective and flexible hybrid model that enables you to reap the benefits of both on-premises and cloud-based solutions. There are also new options for the previously under-served workers who only need web-based email access and with a smaller storage quota. You can continue to serve end users with your on-premises systems while serving other users in the cloud, in a way that is completely transparent to people inside and outside your company.

Attend this Webcast to hear how organizations are taking email to the cloud to reduce IT cost and complexity with full-featured business email from the IBM Cloud.


Matt Engstrom, Sales Leader – SmartCloud for Social Business, Messaging & Collaboration software, IBM


Chuck Stauber, Worldwide Sales Leader – IBM SmartCloud for Social business

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IBM Impact 2012 Global Conference – Innovate, Transform, Grow

The IBM Impact 2012 Global Conference will bring together more than 9,000 technology and business leaders at a single event for a transformative learning opportunity. Now more than ever, it is imperative that organizations learn how world-class technologies can help turn change and complexity into advantages.

Industry leaders will be on-hand to provide insights on how technology can help drive better business results. Technical sessions focused on the latest IBM technologies, including WebSphere, BPM, SOA, cloud, mobile and more will be available.

Most importantly, a wealth of opportunities – ranging from networking with technical and business experts to career-advancing certifications – await attendees to this years event.

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An Enterprise Connect Webinar: Reinventing Business with Next-Generation Social Collaboration in the Cloud

As the benefits of social business become clear and the case for social business grows more compelling, enterprises are looking for approaches that allow them to cost-effectively roll out these systems, so as to capture these benefits quickly, and rapidly gain positive ROI and productivity benefits. Join this Webinar to see how other companies are approaching social business and embracing the spirit of collaboration and community – internally and externally – to deliver unprecedented return for the time invested. Youll hear about how IBM is leading the way with its SmartCloud for Social Business services, and youll gain insight into the keys to becoming a social business and the advantages of moving to the cloud. There is no fee to attend this Webinar.

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IBM Viewpoints – February 7

Clear Skies Ahead for Cloud Computing
Following years of anticipation and lofty expectations, cloud computing is beginning to deliver on its potential as a powerful resource for businesses, governments and organizations in all industries. A recent IBM Institute of Business Value study found that 90 percent of organizations expect to adopt or substantially deploy a cloud model in the next three years. The New York Times cited a Forrester Research outlook for 2020 in declaring, “cloud computing will come on quicker than you think.
IBM CTO of Cloud Computing Lauren States outlines how IBM is poised to capitalize on what it has identified as a major business growth opportunity with $7 billion in cloud revenue forecast by 2015. http://ibm.co/zN8FlR

IBM’s Viewpoint
Here’s how you can join the conversation about IBM’s perspective on the cloud business opportunity:

— The impact of cloud computing will extend beyond the traditional IT industry by making technology more widely accessible throughout organizations. This will help transform the way services are delivered in industries as diverse as healthcare, banking, telecommunications and government. http://ibm.co/AwEN73

— Removing the complexity associated with using cloud computing and giving people access to unprecedented computing power will transform the way clients in key growth areas, such as smarter commerce, analytics and social business provide services to their own customers.

— IBM is combining its strengths in hardware, software and services to deliver cloud capabilities that provide choice, security and control as clients begin shifting critical activities to the cloud. http://ibm.co/w24j1M

What They’re Saying
— The Wall Street Journal positions Warren Buffet’s recent investment in IBM as a validation of the company’s cloud computing strategy. http://on.wsj.com/rATinJ

— Wired reports on IBM cloud-based analytics that can help life sciences companies discover new drugs. http://bit.ly/unF4Wf
— InformationWeek examines how the IBM SmartCloud for Social Business connects the company’s cloud and collaboration strategies. http://bit.ly/A2TXVm

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Lotus Greenhouse : IBM Docs beta

IBM Docs is a new office productivity suite for working on documents, spreadsheets and presentations — together — in the cloud. With IBM Docs there is no desktop software. You only need a browser and an account, and you are able to easily create professional looking documents and share them with others. IBM Docs is simple yet powerful – letting you get started quickly, but delivering the advanced features you need.

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At last: The results. (IBM Tech Trends Report)

In July, IBM developerWorks conducted a survey of over 4,000 IT professionals, faculty members and students from among the developerWorks community. We asked respondents about their view of the future of technology, including questions on business analytics, mobile computing, cloud computing, and social business.

Here is a preview of some of our findings:

  • For cloud adopters, “developing new applications” is expected to be the top activity in the next 24 months, surpassing today’s top cloud focus areas of virtualization and storage.
  • 51% of respondents stated that adopting cloud technology is part of their mobile strategy
  • India may be all about social business technology (57% adopting), but other countries including Russia (19%) are more hesitant.

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IBM Smart Cloud


The world is changing. A new reality is emerging for organizations of every size from every part of the planet. It’s called the cloud—a profound evolution of IT with revolutionary implications for business and society, creating new possibilities and enabling more efficient, flexible and collaborative computing models.

IBM is helping clients excel in cloud computing, providing secure and reliable software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions.

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IBM Cloud Forum

The Future of Cloud in the Enterprise

The IBM Smart Business Cloud represents the next generation cloud platform and managed services providing a level of choice and control specifically designed for the needs of large and mid-size enterprises.  With the various offerings around the infrastructure, platform and managed services that simplify deployment and management of cloud environment, organizations have a flexible environment to develop and deploy a broad range of workloads from development and test all the way to production to foster innovation and drive growth.  Understand the key strategies and patterns of cloud adoption that is evident in the cloud marketplace.