As I’m sure you aware from the other posts in this series, CAMSS (Cloud Analytics Mobile Social Security) are IBM’s key growth areas. Especially for those with non-technical backgrounds these areas can feel somewhat intangible and full of aimless buzz words you imagine top exec’s using in meetings … but don’t worry! I want to help simplify each of these areas and provide some useful reading to help you get prepped for IBM’s September Apprentice hiring window.
Cloud – Essentially it gives you AAS. Not the sort you may find ‘twerking’ in a Miley Cyrus video but the sort that lets you consume any possible technology or software As A Service at any time. What’s so great about the cloud is that customers only consume and hence pay for what they need, but with the ability to increase consumption without the need for investment in your own infrastructure.
Analytics – The witchcraft bit behind the incredible outcomes and intelligence business’s need to succeed. IBM Watson and the Wimbledon account are classic examples of analytics doing their magic. This should make a good read: http://www.businessinsider.com/ibms-watson-may-soon-be-the-best-doctor-in-the-world-2014-4
Mobile – We all carry mobile devices for personal use so why can’t we use them for business. The IBM and Apple partnership using IPADs and the 100 IBM+Apple purpose built business applications are an excellent example you can use to wow interviewers with your knowledge. http://www.ibm.com/mobilefirst/us/en/mobilefirst-for-ios/
Social – After all sharing is caring! Social media is easily the biggest way to market your product and is extremely powerful when mixed with analytics.
Security – None of this technology will be of any use to a customer without good security. It’s embedded in everything – all the way from physical to applications.
For all the official IBM spiel on CAMSS follow this link:
So that’s the technology part but what’s it actually like to work on a CAMSS orientated account? Well don’t worry there are actually desks to sit at and the people are real. I’ve been working on an account that provides secure cloud services for government clients for almost a year now. For my current role as a network engineer it’s mostly the same as working on any other account. Where I notice the difference is with regards to thing such as service delivery where they have adopted an agile release strategy as opposed to the traditional waterfall model.
In any case I wish any IBM apprentice hopefuls the best of luck with their interviews and applications and I look forward to working alongside you all in the future…..Probably on a project involving CAMSS!