This story was written by Keith Dawson for UBM DeusM’s community Web site Business Agility, sponsored by IBM. It is archived here for informational purposes only because the Business Agility site is no more. This material is Copyright 2012 by UBM DeusM.

Internet Evolution Educates on IBM PureSystems

Our sister site is running seven days of executive education with perspectives and context around IBM's expert integrated systems.

Business Agility's sister site is mounting a program of executive education around IBM's expert integrated systems. Don't miss the rest of this series if you have any interest in PureSystems.

We have written a fair amount about PureSystems from IBM (sponsor of this site), because we believe the systems represent a watershed moment in the changing role of IT as applications move into the cloud -- see the links at the bottom of this blog post. The advent of PureSystems has generated significant excitement and interest in this community. Now our sister site Internet Evolution (IE, which is also sponsored by IBM) gives us a chance to go deeper into the significance of expert integrated systems.

IE is presenting Seven Days of Executive Education on expert integrated systems. Two programs have already aired and are available in archived form for you to listen to and follow along with the presenter's slides (after free registration). In all the series features two IBM executives and five outside experts.

It is worth catching the lessons live, because you can participate in a live chat with the presenter immediately afterwards. (The chats for the two shows that have already aired are archived along with the audio.)

The remaining five episodes will air on Tuesday and Wednesday this week and the next, with the final program on Monday June 25. All programs go live at 2:00 pm Eastern time.

Tomorrow's episode will be of interest particularly to those who manage system administrators. The presenter is Jason Gartner, program manager for IBM PureApplication System (one of two members of the IBM PureSystems family that were launched last April). Gartner will drill down into what exactly built-in expertise consists of, and how this expertise is packaged into "patterns" to guide tasks that once required dedicated system administrators. Thus Gartner's talk is directly relevant to the question of how an IT shop can break out of the cycle of "keeping the lights on" activity and begin to apply resources to higher-level tasks that directly benefit the business.

Future speakers will delve into the implications of expert integrated systems for ISVs, evaluate the costs and benefits of these systems, and explore their impact on cloud adoption and deployment.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about expert integrated systems from the people who are building them and putting them to imaginative use. Register here.

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