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IBM Sponsors Mainframe Mobile App Throwdown 2014


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To showcase the business and technology innovation that clients are developing on the System z* platform, IBM is sponsoring the Mainframe Mobile App Throwdown 2014. The contest is designed to celebrate client-generated creativity and provide recognition of best practices.

IBM mainframe clients worldwide can submit their entry through Sept. 17. The top six finalists will win an Apple iPad and a complimentary pass to the Enterprise2014 Executive Summit event in Las Vegas on Oct. 6 and 7. First-, second- and third-place winners, announced at the event, will each receive IBM mobile solution design assistance to convert their idea into reality.

Here’s how the throwdown works:

  1. Clients identify a use case where mobilizing an existing application on System z could add value to their business.
  2. Clients form a team or individual to develop a proof of concept and register to participate in the throwdown. IBM provides how-to guides and access to a zMobile Expert to help teams get started.
  3. Enter the contest by submitting before/after screenshots and a summary presentation by Sept. 17. Note that access to the code and intellectual property is not necessary to win.

A panel of mobile experts will judge the entries and the winners will receive IBM technical assistance to help turn their proof of concept into a full-fledged app for their business. For more information, visit www.ibm.biz/mmathrowdown. Additional questions may also be emailed to Anna Bridgen, market enablement manager for zAIM Solutions, at annabrid@uk.ibm.com.

Evelyn Hoover is the content director of IBM Systems magazine. She can be reached at ehoover@msptechmedia.com.



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