IBM's Information Management Strategy

IBM's Information Management Strategy

Where is IBM heading with its database, middleware, integration and other information management products ?

1 June 2006 (14-21)
Location: Sofitel Diegem (Diegem near Brussels (Belgium))
Presented in English by
Price: 480 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)

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Why this seminar?

Information availability and quality is crucial for meeting key business challenges such as real-time decision support, regulatory compliance and governance, business productivity, customer relationship management, as well as building an agile and flexible organisation that can take advantage of new business strategies and opportunities. However, this business-critical information is in most large organisations spread over multiple applications on many different systems. Many of these companies are now transforming their IT architecture to become more customer-centric, process-based and service-oriented. Industry analyst Gartner advises companies to develop an enterprise information management (EIM) strategy as part of a service-oriented architecture (SOA), stating that your investment in SOA may be wasted if you don't have enterprise information that SOA can exploit.

Many companies are looking for information on how IBM's database (DB2, Informix, Cloudscape, IMS, Derby, ...) strategy, its WebSphere middleware strategy, its application development (Eclipse, WebSphere Studio) strategy, its multi-platform operating system and integration (Linux, z/OS, virtualisation, ...) strategy, and its applications (business intelligence, XML support, ERP, ...) strategy fit together. Hence, we have conceived a seminar that gives a complete overview of IBM's information management (IM) strategy, presented by Jan Henderyckx.

As an independent consultant, lecturer and author, Jan has more than nineteen years of experience with DB2, and he watches IBM's information management strategy very closely. As the founder of Brainware and IBM Gold Consultant, Jan has very close contact with the IBM Labs and has insight in the development plans and strategy of IBM. Jan will give you his independent opinion on the strategy of IBM's information management without avoiding the complex questions that might not be answered by IBM directly.

Who should attend this seminar ?

This seminar will be highly interesting for anyone:

  • Working with IBM products, want to see the bigger picture, planning upgrades, ...
  • Considering IBM products, and interested to see how these compare to those of its nearest competitors
  • Anyone interested in information management, virtualisation, grid computing, applications on demand, service-oriented architectures, ... Although these are not the main topic of this conference, they will be touched upon, as they are all key components of IBM's IM strategy

Questions answered in this seminar

At the end of this unique one-day seminar, participants will:

  • Understand IBM's data management strategy
  • Know the various integration solutions that are part of IBM's IM strategy
  • Have learned all about DB2
  • Get useful advice, tips and tricks for tackling complex DB2 environments
  • ...

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