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  67. <pubDate>Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:35:30 +0000</pubDate>
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  74. <p><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSZLC2_9.0.0/com.ibm.commerce.install.doc/concepts/ccminstalling.htm">Installing WebSphere Commerce</a></p>
  75. <p><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSZLC2_9.0.0/com.ibm.commerce.admin.doc/concepts/cdedeploying.htm">Deploying v9 with Docker</a></p>
  76. <p><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSZLC2_9.0.0/com.ibm.commerce.developer.doc/concepts/cdedevenv.htm">WebSphere Commerce development environment</a></p>
  77. <p>And don&#8217;t forget the Technology Foundation video I produced to give you a run down of what is new in WebSphere Commerce v9.</p>
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  108. <description><![CDATA[CoreMedia has a pretty funny series of videos of people like me (horrible German speakers) attempting to pronounce ridiculously long German words and then try to figure out what that word means. I actually did about 5 of these things &#8230; <a href="https://blog.balfes.net/2018/01/15/speaking-german-could-be-complicated-your-cms-doesnt-have-to-be/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a>]]></description>
  109. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>CoreMedia has a pretty funny series of videos of people like me (horrible German speakers) attempting to pronounce ridiculously long German words and then try to figure out what that word means. I actually did about 5 of these things and they pick the one that means &#8220;<strong>demo</strong>&#8220;, how fitting. <img src="https://s0.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/wpcom-smileys/twemoji/2/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> NRF is so fun, thanks guys!  Make sure you check out <a href="https://www.coremedia.com/">CoreMedia</a> and their awesome CMS solution that integrates with Watson Commerce and the Watson API&#8217;s.</p>
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  111. <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Online retail is complicated. But your CMS doesn&#8217;t have to be. CoreMedia helps <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ecommerce?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ecommerce</a> brands simplify complexity. Come see us at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NRF2018?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NRF2018</a> &#8211; booth 2433 &#8211; to learn more. Thx to <a href="https://twitter.com/bobbalfe?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@bobbalfe</a> for participating! <a href="https://t.co/MKwaxFseJW">pic.twitter.com/MKwaxFseJW</a></p>
  112. <p>— CoreMedia (@CoreMedia_News) <a href="https://twitter.com/CoreMedia_News/status/952960602695073794?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 15, 2018</a></p></blockquote>
  113. <p>In case you don&#8217;t remember, I did a Partner Connect video with CoreMedia where we showed off their Watson API integrations:</p>
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  128. <title>FIT, Tommy Hilfiger, and IBM collaborate with AI</title>
  129. <link>https://blog.balfes.net/2018/01/15/fit-tommy-hilfiger-and-ibm-collaborate-with-ai/</link>
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  131. <pubDate>Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:15:48 +0000</pubDate>
  132. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Bob Balfe]]></dc:creator>
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  141. <description><![CDATA[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 &#8230; <a href="https://blog.balfes.net/2018/01/15/fit-tommy-hilfiger-and-ibm-collaborate-with-ai/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a>]]></description>
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  143. <p>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.</p>
  144. <p>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.</p>
  145. <blockquote><p>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. &#8211; <a href="https://www.ibm.com/blogs/think/2018/01/tommyhilfiger-ai/">link</a></p>
  146. </blockquote>
  147. <p>To learn more about what Tommy Hilfiger did you can visit booth #1922 if you are at NRF or you can read <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelarthur/2018/01/15/ai-ibm-tommy-hilfiger/#6a9d9d0678ac">this article</a> that goes into detail the process Grace and FIT took in creating this jarket or you can read this <a href="https://www.ibm.com/industries/retail/events/nrf">blog post by Avery Baker</a>, CBO, Tommy Hilfigerfor, a shorter version.</p>
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  170. <title>Saving money with WebSphere Commerce v9 and Docker</title>
  171. <link>https://blog.balfes.net/2018/01/14/saving-money-with-websphere-commerce-v9-and-docker/</link>
  172. <comments>https://blog.balfes.net/2018/01/14/saving-money-with-websphere-commerce-v9-and-docker/#respond</comments>
  173. <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:05:12 +0000</pubDate>
  174. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Bob Balfe]]></dc:creator>
  175. <category><![CDATA[commerce]]></category>
  176. <category><![CDATA[docker]]></category>
  177. <category><![CDATA[IBM]]></category>
  178. <category><![CDATA[v9]]></category>
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  183. <description><![CDATA[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 &#8230; <a href="https://blog.balfes.net/2018/01/14/saving-money-with-websphere-commerce-v9-and-docker/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a>]]></description>
  184. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>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.</p>
  185. <p><iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='584' height='359' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/IcD-pOkVSA0?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe></p>
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  199. <title>WebSphere Commerce version 9 Technology Foundation Introduction</title>
  200. <link>https://blog.balfes.net/2018/01/14/websphere-commerce-version-9-technology-foundation-introduction/</link>
  201. <comments>https://blog.balfes.net/2018/01/14/websphere-commerce-version-9-technology-foundation-introduction/#respond</comments>
  202. <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:00:18 +0000</pubDate>
  203. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Bob Balfe]]></dc:creator>
  204. <category><![CDATA[commerce]]></category>
  205.  
  206. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://blog.balfes.net/?p=7192</guid>
  207. <description><![CDATA[In this video I show you all of the great pieces of the WebSphere Commerce Technology Foundation. From Spring to Docker, watch this video to see what you will get with version 9. <a href="https://blog.balfes.net/2018/01/14/websphere-commerce-version-9-technology-foundation-introduction/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a>]]></description>
  208. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>In this video I show you all of the great pieces of the WebSphere Commerce Technology Foundation. From Spring to Docker, watch this video to see what you will get with version 9.</p>
  209. <p><iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='584' height='359' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/6nUfdC_T0kI?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe></p>
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  223. <title>Partner Connect: Mobiecom &#8211; a React based storefront for WebSphere Commerce!</title>
  224. <link>https://blog.balfes.net/2018/01/09/partner-connect-mobiecom-a-react-based-storefront-for-websphere-commerce/</link>
  225. <comments>https://blog.balfes.net/2018/01/09/partner-connect-mobiecom-a-react-based-storefront-for-websphere-commerce/#comments</comments>
  226. <pubDate>Tue, 09 Jan 2018 20:52:35 +0000</pubDate>
  227. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Bob Balfe]]></dc:creator>
  228. <category><![CDATA[commerce]]></category>
  229. <category><![CDATA[mobiecom]]></category>
  230. <category><![CDATA[partner connect]]></category>
  231. <category><![CDATA[react]]></category>
  232. <category><![CDATA[REST]]></category>
  233. <category><![CDATA[zobrist]]></category>
  234.  
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  236. <description><![CDATA[Our friends over at Zobrist Consulting launched a new product called Mobiecom! This new single page web application is based on the React framework. Check out my Partner Connect video and see this new storefront in action: &#160; Be sure to &#8230; <a href="https://blog.balfes.net/2018/01/09/partner-connect-mobiecom-a-react-based-storefront-for-websphere-commerce/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a>]]></description>
  237. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Our friends over at Zobrist Consulting launched a new product called <em><a href="http://mobiecom.tech/">Mobiecom</a>!</em> This new single page web application is based on the React framework. Check out my Partner Connect video and see this new storefront in action:</p>
  238. <p><iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='584' height='359' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/H0xUpJ3WoFc?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe></p>
  239. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  240. <p>Be sure to <a href="http://mobiecom.tech/mobiecom-white-paper/">download their Whitepaper</a> and get the details on this cool product and you can check out the <a href="http://mobiecom.tech/">Mobiecom site</a> for more information.</p>
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  254. <title>Securing IBM Digital Commerce</title>
  255. <link>https://blog.balfes.net/2017/12/14/securing-ibm-digital-commerce/</link>
  256. <comments>https://blog.balfes.net/2017/12/14/securing-ibm-digital-commerce/#respond</comments>
  257. <pubDate>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:35:59 +0000</pubDate>
  258. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Bob Balfe]]></dc:creator>
  259. <category><![CDATA[commerce]]></category>
  260. <category><![CDATA[IBM]]></category>
  261. <category><![CDATA[idc]]></category>
  262. <category><![CDATA[watson]]></category>
  263.  
  264. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://blog.balfes.net/?p=7174</guid>
  265. <description><![CDATA[A 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 &#8230; <a href="https://blog.balfes.net/2017/12/14/securing-ibm-digital-commerce/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a>]]></description>
  266. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><img data-attachment-id="7175" data-permalink="https://blog.balfes.net/2017/12/14/securing-ibm-digital-commerce/safe-913452_640/" data-orig-file="https://balfes.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/safe-913452_640.jpg?w=176&#038;h=153" data-orig-size="640,556" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="safe-913452_640" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://balfes.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/safe-913452_640.jpg?w=176&#038;h=153?w=300" data-large-file="https://balfes.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/safe-913452_640.jpg?w=176&#038;h=153?w=584" class="  wp-image-7175 alignright" src="https://balfes.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/safe-913452_640.jpg?w=176&#038;h=153" alt="safe-913452_640" width="176" height="153" srcset="https://balfes.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/safe-913452_640.jpg?w=176&amp;h=153 176w, https://balfes.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/safe-913452_640.jpg?w=352&amp;h=306 352w, https://balfes.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/safe-913452_640.jpg?w=150&amp;h=130 150w, https://balfes.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/safe-913452_640.jpg?w=300&amp;h=261 300w" sizes="(max-width: 176px) 100vw, 176px" />A small shout out to my colleague <a href="https://www.ibm.com/blogs/watson-customer-engagement/author/danieldunn/">Daniel Dunn</a> who wrote an excellent article about how IBM has used technologies like <a href="https://docs.projectcalico.org/v2.6/introduction/">Calico</a> for tenant isolation and how a vault model is used to secure and store sensitive information. The article covers &#8220;the vault&#8221;, 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.</p>
  267. <p><span id="more-7174"></span></p>
  268. <blockquote><p>A secret is anything that you want to tightly control access to, such as API keys, passwords for database and SFTP servers, and SSL certificates. This kind of data should not lie around and be publicly available in plain text. In fact, it must not be stored in plain text in any location. To store secrets the secure way by limiting access is always a challenge, but IBM Digital Commerce addresses this by making use of a vault management system to store and access secrets. &#8211; <a href="https://www.ibm.com/blogs/watson-customer-engagement/2017/12/08/38659/">link</a></p></blockquote>
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  287. <title>IBM Announces version 9 of WebSphere Commerce!</title>
  288. <link>https://blog.balfes.net/2017/12/08/ibm-announces-version-9-of-websphere-commerce/</link>
  289. <comments>https://blog.balfes.net/2017/12/08/ibm-announces-version-9-of-websphere-commerce/#comments</comments>
  290. <pubDate>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:51:53 +0000</pubDate>
  291. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Bob Balfe]]></dc:creator>
  292. <category><![CDATA[commerce]]></category>
  293.  
  294. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://blog.balfes.net/?p=7168</guid>
  295. <description><![CDATA[So much to be writing about for version 9! I am overly excited about this release of WebSphere Commerce Version 9. This is essentially a brand new platform, a complete technology update, and most of all a true Microservices architecture &#8230; <a href="https://blog.balfes.net/2017/12/08/ibm-announces-version-9-of-websphere-commerce/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a>]]></description>
  296. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><img data-attachment-id="7199" data-permalink="https://blog.balfes.net/2017/12/08/ibm-announces-version-9-of-websphere-commerce/v9/" data-orig-file="https://balfes.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/v9.png?w=156&#038;h=245" data-orig-size="557,710" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="v9" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://balfes.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/v9.png?w=156&#038;h=245?w=235" data-large-file="https://balfes.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/v9.png?w=156&#038;h=245?w=557" class="  wp-image-7199 alignright" src="https://balfes.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/v9.png?w=156&#038;h=245" alt="v9" width="156" height="245" />So much to be writing about for version 9! I am overly excited about this release of WebSphere Commerce Version 9. This is essentially a brand new platform, a complete technology update, and most of all a true <strong>Microservices architecture</strong> which is not only lightweight and self-contained but built on <strong>Docker containers</strong> for continuous delivery!</p>
  297. <p>Mix that with over 20 years of tooling enhancements and functionality and you have the best eCommerce platform on the planet. Having the option to be manage hosted by IBM in a private cloud or run WebSphere Commerce on premise gives you the best options that fit your company and staffing needs.</p>
  298. <p><span id="more-7168"></span></p>
  299. <p>What&#8217;s new in Version 9 includes information about new functionality and changes in existing functionality from previous WebSphere Commerce Version to the modernized WebSphere Commerce Version 9 release:</p>
  300. <ul>
  301. <li><strong>Microservices architecture</strong>, with lightweight, self-contained, distributed servers, supports horizontal scaling, parallel development, and utilization of modern, open source tools.</li>
  302. <li><strong>Docker containers deliver key benefits for DevOps</strong>, including deployment automation, delivery acceleration, and application portability.</li>
  303. <li><strong>Flexible deployment options for <a href="https://www.docker.com/what-docker">Docker containers</a></strong> gives IT organizations more infrastructure choices for e-commerce workloads, including all cloud options: private, public, or hybrid deployment.</li>
  304. <li><strong>Evolution of the technology stacks</strong> makes customization of the brand and business user experience more efficient and cost effective. Key changes include adoption of lightweight IBM WebSphere Liberty, replacement of Enterprise JavaBeans<img src="https://s0.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/wpcom-smileys/twemoji/2/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> (EJBs) with Java<img src="https://s0.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/wpcom-smileys/twemoji/2/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> Persistence API (JPA), introduction of the externalized customization (xC) programming model, a RESTful API model, and implementation of the jQuery framework for Aurora starter store.</li>
  305. <li><strong>Deeper integration with <a href="https://www.ibm.com/products/watson-content-hub">IBM Watson® Content Hub</a></strong>, an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled content management system, helps transform volumes of digital brand assets into a comprehensive library making it easier to find and use assets to create strategic and impactful content.</li>
  306. </ul>
  307. <p>You can read up on the details of the new platform in the <a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSZLC2_9.0.0/landing/wc_welcome.htm">Knowledge Center</a>, which has all of the critical information you need to know about moving to v9.</p>
  308. <p>For Developers, be sure to check out the online tutorial &#8220;<a href="https://developer.ibm.com/customer-engagement/tutorials/implementing-continuous-deployment-pipleline-websphere-commerce-version-9/">Implement a continuous deployment pipeline for WebSphere Commerce Version 9</a>&#8221; to learn about how you can take advantage of Docker containers by setting up and running your own CI/CD pipeline for production.</p>
  309. <p>If you are knew to this blog and want to see how WebSphere Commerce fits into the broader Watson Customer Engagement portfolio of products you should watch one of these videos. One is an end to end Business to Customer (B2C) scenario and the other is a Business to Business to Customer (B2B2C) scenario with a focus on B2B.</p>
  310. <p><iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='584' height='359' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/FaMXXWLt-4w?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe></p>
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  329. <title>Webinar: An End-to-End B2C Watson Customer Engagement Demonstration</title>
  330. <link>https://blog.balfes.net/2017/12/03/webinar-an-end-to-end-b2c-watson-customer-engagement-demonstration/</link>
  331. <comments>https://blog.balfes.net/2017/12/03/webinar-an-end-to-end-b2c-watson-customer-engagement-demonstration/#respond</comments>
  332. <pubDate>Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:40:45 +0000</pubDate>
  333. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Bob Balfe]]></dc:creator>
  334. <category><![CDATA[commerce]]></category>
  335. <category><![CDATA[end2end]]></category>
  336. <category><![CDATA[wce]]></category>
  337. <category><![CDATA[Webinar]]></category>
  338.  
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