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Smarter Planet, Smarter Computing and IBM i

February 28, 2012

By now, I think most of you have seen the “Smarter Planet” advertisements from IBM. This marketing theme has been the overarching message from IBM for a couple of years, and when you see those ads, you get a sense of the kind of world we here at IBM believe is emerging from advances in technology.

Let's Build a Smarter Planet

Supporting the “Smarter Planet” strategy, IBM has a “Smarter Computing” strategy, with themes and examples showing IBM technology being used to create the Smarter Computing which drives the Smarter Planet.

Last week I pointed you to a new video about IBM i that fits the first of those Smarter Computing themes: Big Data. The video features a few of us talking about data – how the architecture of IBM i, with its integrated DB2, is well positioned to provide easy ways to get more information out of the data you have. IBM i is, after all “Designed for Data.” 

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyuIgjC0IpQ&w=560&h=315]

Find this video at http://bit.ly/IBMiBigData.

This week, I thought I would share a story that is featured on one of IBM’s Smarter Planet sites. The site is titled “Midsize businesses are the engines of a Smarter Planet” and the featured video describes Cherry Central, Inc. Cherry Central is a longtime user of our platform, and they work with N2N Global, a software vendor and IBM Business Partner in the food distribution industry. This solution includes everything needed to run a food distribution company, up to and including the “Smarter Planet” goal of using technology for food safety. Here is the video.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxQXK6FIzMw]

Everyone involved in this solution can be very proud of what they are doing.

It is one of many examples that demonstrates that IBM i clients are already using their powerful and cutting-edge technology together with solutions from our partners to build a Smarter Planet.

Over the next few months, IBM will be telling even more stories about IBM i being used to build a Smarter Planet. In fact, our video is being featured in a Smarter Planet blog written by David Pittman. Check it out. And check back here over the next few months to see more of the Smarter Planet and IBM i story.

 

 

 

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