What is IBM Malaysia up to ?


First of all, they are up to SOA. SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) is really just about consolidation. The assumption is that over the last 3 decades, end-users are forced to live with the problem of having many silo applications or in other words, suffering from silo-centric software architecture; no software architecture.

SOA is supposed to come in to lead the way. SOA is not to recommend end-users to totally switch over from silo architecture to SOA. You are expected to invest in a new concept and develop new applications (probably web 2.0) applications and slowly do away with those apps which belong to silo context.

New Building:

IBM Malaysia has moved into a new building, it is a brand new IBM Plaza, it is non-blue and you won't be able to recognize it from afar until the next 10 years because IBM has been associated with blue colour almost for last century. Anyway, you are forced to live with the fact that the new plaza is now situated at:

8th First Avenue, Persiaran Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D.E, Malaysia.

Still don't get it ? It is actually next to the TV3 building.

Latitude = 3° 8'49.94"N
Longitude = 101°37'0.69"E

At the times of this picture being taken, it was still under construction.

Besides that, they only occupied 4 floors and the corridor is really nice and longer than expected. Even the guest lounge is bigger than expected.

Primariy, they are focusing on 5 core products:

1. Rational
- Use IBM rational Method Composer to create your organisation's unique SOA governance framework.

2. Websphere
- Freedom to innovate: Unlock the power of SOA with WebSphere.

3. Lotus
- Got Linux ? Run your messaging and collaboration on Linux with Lotus Domino.

4. Information Management
- New information management offerings!

5. Tivoli
- Use IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for WebSphere to help manage your WebSphere applications.

Thus, SOA is achievable through only these 5 softwares. Amazing!