About me

Erlend SminesI am Erlend Coll-Smines, and currently works as a Cross Brand Software Client Architect in IBM Norway. Previous to that I have been working 5 years as a Technical Pre-sale in IBM Commerce Nordic (currently Watson Customer Engagement), mainly focusing on the B2B Integration products as well as Managed File Transfer products.

Some of the products in my portfolio as a Technical Pre-sale has been Sterling B2B Integrator, Sterling File Gateway, IBM Control Center, IBM Transformation Extender (and ITX Advanced), Partner Engagement Manager etc. But I am also testing other IBM Software as well as non-IBM software. IBM has a very large toolbox of software, so there is a lot of Software to play with and test out when working for IBM, and that is mostly what I am writing about in this blog. In my current job as Cross Brand Architect, I will probably be a bit less technical, but with a much wider portfolio. Maybe my blog will change over time to reflect that, but still the B2B and MFT products is close to my heart.

On my spare time, there is quite a lot of dog walking since I have a Welsh Terrier that need some exercise (like his “dad”…:). As a typical Norwegian, “born with skis on our feet”, I am out skiing in the Norwegian mountains in the winter time. In the summer time I am trying to enjoy all what the Norwegian nature has to offer (but I am really too bad at that). In nice weather, I cruise around in the Oslo Fjord in my boat. And year around I am fond of a beer and good food with friends once in a while. I am also fond of doing home improvements, building furniture and interior. The only problem is the lack of space to do larger projects when living in a city apartment.

This is a personal blog and what is posted here is my opinion, and my way of doing stuff, and not necessarily my employers opinion or best practice. Read the Official IBM Knowledge Center and other Official IBM sites for documentation on products.


Front page Pictures:

  • The Mountain Skogshorn in Hemsedal (February, 2015)
  • Tjurpannans Nature Reserve, Swedish West Coast (April, 2015)

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