On Becoming an IBM Partner: Little Sister meets Big Brother

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The cab driver to IBM Innovation in Hursley reminded me that ‘HAL‘ turns into ‘IBM’, when you keep shifting one letter for all three. I trust you remember Hal from 2001 – A Space Odyssey?

I had studied on IBM computers in the 60s and gone for an interview when I got bored with diagnosing software at CERN in the early 70s.

I had been to IBM South Bank when they hosted a meeting of BCS Women, the  British Computer Society’s group. And I had experienced IBM SmartCamp in London and in Berlin.

The epitome of ‘Big Brother’ expresses itself in websites that are as clumsy as governmental ones. Trust me to hit broken links and pages 404!

But here are the three ‘hooks’ that speak to me:

  1. Smarter Planet – for everybody instrumented, intelligent and interconnected
  2. Global Entrepreneur Program – for innovators 
  3. PartnerWorld – a universe to be explored…

And Chief Technology Executive Steve Higgs connected me with the right company for the right purpose: the layering of complex data – using the Informix data base software and cloud services – as a first step to visualize energy consumption data.

About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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