Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Grady Booch is recognized internationally

Grady Booch, IBM Fellow, is recognized internationally for his innovative work on software architecture and software engineering. He is co-created of the Unified Modeling Language and his vision for collaborative development environments is forming the basis of IBM Rational's strategy for Jazz.

For more details, eWeek published an online slide show listing 25 of the most influential people at IBM. The diversity represented is a tribute to IBM as a globally integrated enterprise with a global talent pool.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Jazz now open to everyone!

Jazzed about the new year? Looking to get your hands on some cool Rational technology?

Well, now you can.

From the press release:

IBM is announcing it is opening up its development platform based on Web 2.0 technologies for developers to collaborate and contribute to software under development at is an open, commercial community designed to help companies globally and transparently collaborate on the development of Jazz-based technology.

Previously only available to IBM customers, academics and partners, is now open to the greater software development community. IBM's vision for community-driven development expands the boundaries of how the open source community can impact global software development by not merely creating a vehicle for feedback after products have been developed, but enabling the global community to be a part of IBM's development process from start to finish.

So, hop on over to and sign up!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Asset Reuse Webcast!

Asset reuse is a key strategy for companies looking to create innovative solutions to solve complex software development problems. Searching for, identifying, updating, using and deploying software assets can be a difficult challenge.

Our new webcast on "Innovate don't duplicate! Asset reuse strategies for success" looks at strategies and tools that can be leveraged for a successful project, including Rational Asset Manager, Rational Software Architect and WebSphere Service Registry and Repository.

The webcast is scheduled for tomorrow, January 10th at 11am EST, so sign up while you have the chance. It'll also be available for replay.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!

From all of us here on the Architecture Management Marketing team. 2008 looks to be a great year, and we're all looking forward to bringing you lots of exciting new products, updates and information over the next few months!