About me

Erlend Smines

I am Erlend Coll-Smines, and currently works as Manager, Solution Building within Integration in Sopra Steria Norway.

This blog was written while I was working in IBM Norway. I was 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. After that I was a Cross Brand Software Client Architect in IBM Norway.

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 was also testing out 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 have been writing about in this blog.

Since I am no longer working for IBM, and thus not have access to the IBM Software Portfolio any more, this blog is at the moment “dead”. But I know very well that there are not much information regarding the products I have been writing about when it comes to “how-to” type of articles. And therefore I have decided to have the blog up and running, but there will at the moment not be any new articles.

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). 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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