IBM Innovate 2010 Jam

March 26, 2010

I look forward to seeing all of you on March 30, through April 1st at the first annual IBM Innovate 2010 Jam.  At this Jam, you’ll have the chance to tell us how you use IBM solutions to drive innovation.  We want to hear from you!

Register at this link

Today, we released RAM version 7.2.0.2!

In addition to bug fixes and enhancements, we used this fix pack to begin a new era of transparent community-oriented development for RAM. I’m thrilled to announce Rational Asset Manager (RAM) has joined the Jazz community on jazz.net.

You can learn all about what’s new, and download the product. We invite you to track our progress – your direct feedback is invaluable.

There’s a new article on developerWorks that gives a quick look at the IBM Cloud offering for developers and testers. What caught my eye was the mention of Rational Asset Manager as part of the infrastructure for the cloud environment. I”ll just add that RAM is also available as an image in the cloud environment!

RAM 7.2.0.1 on the Cloud

I’ve been talking with a lot of customers the over the last few months and I have plans for many upcoming visits. A recurring theme in these discussions have been difficulties releasing software.

Nightmarish stories abound!…  organizing all the assets of the release, getting all the appropriate sign-offs, and delivering the right components to production or operations, just to name a few.

The embedded video captures the vision for using Rational Asset Manager to manage a software release – comments and feedback appreciated!