Come On IBM i Innovators, Step Up And Show Off
February 10, 2014 Alex Woodie
What great feats of IBM i innovation have you been party to lately? If you have a story worth sharing with the rest of the IBM i universe, you had better hurry up and submit it for your chance at glory and a COMMON/IBM Power Systems Innovation Award.
Every spring, an Innovation Award is bestowed upon one worthy IBM i shop at the COMMON Annual Meeting and Exposition event. This year, today, February 10, is the deadline for submitting your application for the 2014 COMMON conference, which is taking place the first week in May in beautiful Orlando, Florida.
You can submit your Innovation Award application in one of six categories, including: open source, application modernization, database, virtualization and systems management, education and community support, and business process innovation. If your innovation is so awesome that it blurs category lines, or if you’re just indecisive, you can choose “other.”
Last year, Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. U.S.A. of Lincoln, Nebraska, won the award for its innovative use of LANSA‘s LongRange mobile application development tool. In 2011, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) won the award for an SMS-based text messaging solution that runs on IBM i. The FIDM has won the award a total of four times.
To submit your application for the award, go to www.common.org/index.php/component/rsform/form/6-nomination-web-submission-form.html.