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IBM and Salesforce shake hands and offer integrations

IBM and Salesforce have dropped the gloves, shook hands and both offered data and app integrations to further their partnership.
IBM and Salesfoce partnership
In the recent announcements (previously it was just selling their Watson and Einstein products) they are doing deeper app and data intergration offerings.

I think Salesforce got the raw end of the deal only offering IBM Weather data in Lightning apps. Weather data is pretty abundant, but IBM does own the rights to allThe Weather Company since buying them a couple years ago.  I read the press release from Salesforce trying to get a feel for what is different than May (from this blog posting on Salesforce).

IBM on the other hand is expanding Salesforce data in IBM Cloud apps. The IBM Cloud Integration for Salesforce offers a ton of potential.  You can use IBM App Connect Lite for free (and even half off a one year subscription).
IBM App Connect for Salesforce
Sign up for IBM App Connect Lite and you can create up to 10 active flows and 1,000 flow runs per month. Upgrade to IBM App Connect Professional and get up to 20,000 actions per month with a total processing duration of 100 hours per month for half the regular price, using promo code APPC17.

I am going to dig deeper into seeing what we can do with this for our use of Salesforce and how IBM App Connect Lite works with moving some data around.
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    On Thursday, August 31st, 2017   by Chris Miller        

You are missing the ICON US 2016 keynote? People are still registering

ICON US 2016 went live at 8am CST this morning with Rob Koplowitz of IBM presenting on cognitive. Why not see the full agenda and still register and join in?
The keynote is covering:
The pace of work is accelerating and the volume of information is overwhelming. Join Rob Koplowitz as he conveys a vision for unleashing cognitive capabilities and advanced analytics to create a more intelligent collaboration environment that assists employees and proactively surfaces experts and insights. See IBM's vision on the role of AI based Personal Assistants and cognitive Expert sources that will drive breakthrough results and move your organization and those you serve into the Cognitive Era.

Seats are still open in registration for ICON US !!! Hurry though before it fills and closes
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    On Monday, May 9th, 2016   by Chris Miller        

IBM developerWorks Open Tech Talks

IBM developerWorks Open Tech Talks have now launched and are open for registration. They currently have eight categories of content. Some have nothing there yet however.
Image:IBM developerWorks Open Tech Talks
You should be able to use your developerWorks login credentials (or register) to gain access to these open Tech Talks.  As you can see they cover
  • Analytics
  • Cloud
  • Data Management
  • Mobile
  • IoT
  • Security
  • Social
  • Watson
Head over to developerWorks Open Tech Talks to get access.
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    On Friday, March 11th, 2016   by Chris Miller        

IBM Watson Trend - let the computer tell you what’s hot this holiday

IBM Watson Trend is an application and website that reads the tone of the web to tell you what items are hot for shoppers this 2015 Christmas.
IBM Watson Trend
At IBM, we started dreaming of harnessing the collective knowledge of billions of people on the planet to help shoppers easily make more informed decisions.

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    On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015   by Chris Miller