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Tips and tricks to build geolocation into your apps and boost user engagement Mobile apps that provide flat information about maps, location details, and area resources often fail to sustain customer interest. Users don’t just want to know what street they’re on; they want to know who and what is around them. Get best practices into features like geospatial queries that provide much more compelling results than pins on a map.
Featured Blog: Adding Ant to IBM Operational Decision Manager This week, one of my team expressed a requirement for the Apache Ant tool, to deploy a rules application using scripting. She wanted to create a deployment package whereby the rules application would automatically be deployed to the target run-time, Decision Server. My experiences with Ant are fairly minimal, but I did recall that WAS does include a version of the framework, packaged via the ws_ant script.
Webcast replay: Understanding IBM MQ Deployment Choices and Use Cases Over the last five years, there has been an explosion of choices for deploying IBM MQ and other messaging options. The product structure has changed and more advances have been made in the environments in which MQ is being deployed, such as the cloud and virtualized environments. Learn about the range of choices for deploying IBM MQ capabilities on premises, in the cloud, or in appliance form factors.
Webcast replay: What’s new in IBM BPM 8.5.6 Process improvement can appear a daunting prospect in an intricate business network, but companies that gain greater visibility into business operations stand to benefit from streamlined operations and reduced costs. IBM Business Process Management (BPM) allows enterprises to discover, document, automate, and continuously improve business processes.
Podcast: Unpacking Mobilegeddon with Jason Pamental The GWC recently sat down with Jason Pamental, Lead UX Strategist at Fresh Tilled Soil and presenter at the upcoming Future Insights Live conference in Las Vegas, to talk about Google's move to add mobile friendliness to its search ranking criteria. Jason also talked about his session at Future Insights Live, "Designing the Experience Continuum: Typography in the Age of the Connected Everything."
IBM InterConnect 2015 from a z Systems Perspective: Part 1 This year, IBM merged its Pulse, Impact, and Innovate events into a single conference that drew around 21,000 IT professionals. The week’s main focuses were around mobile, the API economy and a new class of hybrid cloud innovations that extend open standards capabilities for the enterprise and analytics.
Podcast: WAS on Cloud with Yakura Coffee, Dave Sudlik, and Steve Kinder The GWC recently sat down with Yakura Coffee, IBM WebSphere Foundation Product Manager; Dave Sudlik, IBM WebSphere Application Foundation Product Manager; and Stephen Kinder, BlueMix Runtime Senior Architect to talk about WebSphere Application Server on cloud, as well as a new promotion offering license mobility.