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2012 June

Now that’s how we Jam!

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I believe Geoffrey Chaucer is credited with originating the English proverb, “All good things must come to an end.” Well Mr. Chaucer, you’ve captured my sentiments perfectly as we come to the end of the inaugural Jazz Plan Jam. As I explained in my blog post a few weeks ago, the Jam was aimed at […]

Announcing Tech Previews for HP ALM, Git, and JIRA Integration Adapters

Many of you have shared the challenges you face working in a diverse environment consisting of tools from numerous vendors.  In particular, we are aware of the need for reliable integrations between our Rational products and other tools. Over the past few months we have collaborated with a number of you to design and develop […]

CLM 2012 is here! Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer 4.0 now available

Sound the trumpets, ring the bells, wake the children, and shut the front door!  The day you have all been waiting for is here and we are certain you will agree, it was well worth the wait. We are very pleased and proud to announce the general availability of the Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle […]

“Innovate Race Car Challenge” Takes Students and Customers for a Spin

Wow, what a week! I (along with about 4000 others) have just returned home from a memorable week in Orlando at IBM Innovate 2012. My role at the conference revolved around professors and students — and they certainly kept me on my toes. On Monday, we hosted 16 students and 12 customers for a “Race […]

Wake up to Jazz – Skoo-bi-doobop-bop-bop-bada!

Ok…admit it…we’ve all done it.  While soaping up your hair in the shower, you break into an off-key rendition of that ballad you loved in high school….the one that told your boyfriend or girlfriend just how you felt about him or her.  Maybe later you added it to your mix tape. But little did you […]

Announcing the CLM 2012 release: Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer 4.0

I am proud to announce that the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 2012 release will be available for download June 12!  This release delivers RTC 4.0, RQM 4.0, and RRC 4.0 in one integrated solution. It is the culmination of many months of effort by our developers, and great collaboration with our community at You’ll […]

How Linked Lifecycle Data can transform your Systems Engineering Environment (Part 1)

Part 1: Linked Data Introduction Background – The Web of Documents Everyone who has ever used a browser is familiar with the World Wide Web that we’ve been enjoying for many years. This Web – really a web of documents – has provided a foundation for us to share previously unimaginable amounts of information yet […] gets a makeover

You may have noticed that has had a little bit of a makeover, which we’re pretty excited about. Here are some highlights: All new Forum with a Q&A model, voting on answers, flexible tagging, badges, and user reputation. Check it out and build up your reputation as a Jazz expert by answering others’ questions. […]