alphaWorks:
 IBM emerging technology




Cynthya Peranandam, Business Development




IBM Confidential                    ...
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    What is alphaWorks?
     A proving ground for emerging technologies and ideas

     Facilitates immediate feed...
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    alphaWorks reach:
    Relevance in the marketplace
                  Primary resource for early adopters
    al...
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    alphaWorks 2007 focus
     alphaWorks Services: Increase pipeline of high-quality, broad-
      appeal technolo...
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    alphaWorks Services
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    alphaWorks Services
     Online access to emerging software services
      from IBM labs
     Targets broader ...
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    alphaWorks Services: Current offerings
             QEDWiki: Extends current wiki technology to enable
        ...
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    alphaWorks Services: DevEngage
                IBM Development Engagement Service: Provides an
                ...
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    alphaWorks Services: DevEngage




                alphaWorks Services homepage > Select service
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     alphaWorks Services: DevEngage




                 Overview > browse content > Login/Register
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     alphaWorks Services: DevEngage




                 DevEngage > Create new app
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     alphaWorks Services: DevEngage




                 DevEngage > Create new app > Select criteria > Publish
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     alphaWorks Services: Many Eyes
                 Many Eyes: Combines information visualization with
          ...
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     alphaWorks Services: Many Eyes




                  Many Eyes > Browse visualizations
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     alphaWorks Services: Many Eyes




                  Many Eyes > Browse visualizations
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     alphaWorks Services: Many Eyes




                  Sample visualization
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     alphaWorks Services: Many Eyes




                  Sample visualization, corresponding data set
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     alphaWorks Services: Many Eyes




                  Create a visualization > 3 easy steps
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     Emerging technology downloads
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     Emerging technology for early adopters
      Focus on early implementations that:
        – Explore new strat...
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     www.ibm.com/alphaworks
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IBM Alpha Works Overview August 2007

  1. alphaWorks: IBM emerging technology Cynthya Peranandam, Business Development IBM Confidential © 2007 IBM alphaWorks
  2. 2 What is alphaWorks?  A proving ground for emerging technologies and ideas  Facilitates immediate feedback from early adopters and targeted communities  Helps to determine new markets for technology, including commercial interest  Has established market leadership: over 800 technologies published, many graduations to products and open source
  3. 3 alphaWorks reach: Relevance in the marketplace  Primary resource for early adopters alphaWorks  Users consist of enterprise, SMBs, individuals, academic and other niche communities  Facilitates immediate feedback to help determine demand and future of technology development  Creates communities around key IBM strategies including open-source technology, standards and specifications  Top 10 Google hit for “emerging technologies”
  4. 4 alphaWorks 2007 focus  alphaWorks Services: Increase pipeline of high-quality, broad- appeal technologies for alphaWorks Services  Emerging technology: Focus on early-stage prototypes and less on later-stage incremental innovations  Community: Promote alphaWorks’ mission, goals and value proposition, and increase collaboration and feedback, in both internal and external communities
  5. 5 alphaWorks Services
  6. 6 alphaWorks Services  Online access to emerging software services from IBM labs  Targets broader communities of business, technical and end-users  Focus on building community: Web 2.0 tooling, feedback, collaboration  Emphasizes low barriers to the use and adoption of IBM services
  7. 7 alphaWorks Services: Current offerings  QEDWiki: Extends current wiki technology to enable rapid deployment, content aggregation, structured data, and powerful extensibility.  IBM Development Engagement Service: Provides an Ajax-based development environment that enables business users to visually develop form applications.  ManyEyes: Combines information visualization with social software, enabling collaborative visualization by groups of users.  Web Relational Blocks: A visual builder for rapid development of W eb applications.  ThinkPlace: Facilitates innovation through idea generation, collaboration, and refinement.
  8. 8 alphaWorks Services: DevEngage  IBM Development Engagement Service: Provides an Ajax-based development environment that enables business users to visually develop form applications.  Allows the creation of simple form-based applications that solve daily tasks  Targets business users without technical skills  Visual GUI familiar to business users  Ideal for SMBs, individual users, enterprise  Tools to provide immediate feedback to tech creators and community  Saves time and development work for the IT department  Collaboration features in next phase
  9. 9 alphaWorks Services: DevEngage  alphaWorks Services homepage > Select service
  10. 10 alphaWorks Services: DevEngage  Overview > browse content > Login/Register
  11. 11 alphaWorks Services: DevEngage  DevEngage > Create new app
  12. 12 alphaWorks Services: DevEngage  DevEngage > Create new app > Select criteria > Publish
  13. 13 alphaWorks Services: Many Eyes  Many Eyes: Combines information visualization with social software, enabling collaborative visualization by groups of users.  Allows visualization and analysis of new and existing data sets  Numerous methods and techniques for visualization  Facilitates sharing of data sets and visualizations with the community  Targets business users and consumers  Ideal for SMBs, individuals, enterprise
  14. 14 alphaWorks Services: Many Eyes  Many Eyes > Browse visualizations
  15. 15 alphaWorks Services: Many Eyes  Many Eyes > Browse visualizations
  16. 16 alphaWorks Services: Many Eyes  Sample visualization
  17. 17 alphaWorks Services: Many Eyes  Sample visualization, corresponding data set
  18. 18 alphaWorks Services: Many Eyes  Create a visualization > 3 easy steps
  19. 19 Emerging technology downloads
  20. 20 Emerging technology for early adopters  Focus on early implementations that: – Explore new strategic directions for IBM or target early-entry marketplaces – Introduce upcoming industry standards and/or specifications – Are appealing to early adopters  250+ technologies currently offered (over 800 published) Numerous successes include:  VitalFile: Became Tivoli Continuous Data Protection  Servlet Express: Part of WebSphere Application Server  UIMA: Included in OmniFind, on SourceForge, and continues to be available on alphaWorks
  21. 21 www.ibm.com/alphaworks

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