Developing a web site on Watson Content Hub

We just published a brand new step-by-step guide for creating your own site on Watson Content Hub.

The IBM Watson Content Hub Trial and Standard editions include features that help you create websites, and include a pre-installed fictitious sample website “Oslo. Oslo is a responsive sample website that illustrates what you can create by using Watson Content Hub. You can use the sample site as a starting point for customizing your own website. Work with your team to develop a website that will engage customers and drive business to your site. Follow this roadmap to get started with building and developing your own website with Watson Content Hub Standard edition. – link

The great news is the Oslo sample site is not only responsive but we also provide two samples of it, one written with React, Angular, and  Vue – which are all available for download from within the article from GitHub.

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Video: Docker orchestration with Kubernetes on IBM Power

This is the second video in this series, again, not a fan of the automated voice over but does a great job showing how Kubernetes works.

FIT, Tommy Hilfiger, and IBM collaborate with AI

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Design by: Grace McCarty

Artificial intelligence is transforming all industries and the recent partnership of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Tommy Hilfiger, and IBM is a prime example of the possibilities. I am at NRF 2018 and IBM is showcasing this partnership at their booth #1922.

The design incorporates a special thread embedded in a futuristic, removable plaid panel with IBM’s Watson’s Tone Analyzer. It can then respond in near real-time to the sentiment in a customer’s social media accounts. Read more about the process and what Grace did to create this remarkable jacket. This is a really good example where artificial intelligence augments designers in the creativity process.

Taking our innovative spirit further, we partnered with IBM and the Fashion Institute of Technology on the Reimagine Retail project to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can identify upcoming trends faster than industry insiders to enhance the design process. The goal was to equip the next generation of retail leaders with new skills, and bring informed inspiration to their designs with the help of AI. – link

To learn more about what Tommy Hilfiger did you can visit booth #1922 if you are at NRF or you can read this article that goes into detail the process Grace and FIT took in creating this jarket or you can read this blog post by Avery Baker, CBO, Tommy Hilfigerfor, a shorter version.

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Saving money with WebSphere Commerce v9 and Docker

In this video I show how much money a company will save moving to version 9 of WebSphere Commerce. As you have probably heard, version 9 was a massive undertaking and the re-architecture of the platform to a Docker container model will definitely benefit your IT team and your operations cost. Watch this video and get a high level view for how this new platform will impact your team.

Explore the latest version of IBM WebSphere Commerce here.

Securing IBM Digital Commerce

safe-913452_640A small shout out to my colleague Daniel Dunn who wrote an excellent article about how IBM has used technologies like Calico for tenant isolation and how a vault model is used to secure and store sensitive information. The article covers “the vault”, encryption, and secure connections and gives some great examples of what IBM is doing in all three of those areas. Great article and a quick read to understand how this first class SaaS platform secures your information.

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Becoming an IBM Cloud Developer, the easy way.

The IBM Cloud, previously know as IBM BlueMix, seems to be getting a lot of press lately. More and more of our commerce customers are asking about Watson and this development platform. The platform has been greatly expanded over the past few years and is now considered a first class cloud development platform. As outlined here, this has turned into $15 Billion of revenue for IBM and seems to be growing each quarter. The IBM Cloud is now ranked in the top 5 cloud platforms by Bob Evans, displacing Google and Oracle and Bob seems to hint it will probably be moving further up the list. It is no coincidence that one of the key elements to this platform is Watson and the cool API’s it brings to the table. I am seeing some amazing integrations being done into existing applications with some of these Watson API’s. But what is more interesting is the full life cycle development a team can do 100% in the cloud.

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