This isn’t meant as a link exchange page, please don’t write asking for a link, you know the old saying, “A refusal often offends!”.

I’ve written and contributed to many IBM and non-IBM books, publications and white papers. Many will not be online especially after I was encouraged to clear-out my old IBM web site. I have copies of many of them sat in my home office in Austin. When I have time I’ll complete this list by referencing the hardcopy versions. Here though are a couple to start with that keep coming up.


IBM System p Configurations for SOA Entry Points – May 2007 – Contributor
Virtualization and the on demand Business – August 2004 – IBM Redbook, primary author
Linux for S/390 – September 2000 IBM Redbook, author Chapters 1-4.

White Papers

Papers listed here are not formal IBM publications. They were written me by for distribution as handouts for specific events and conferences rather than just giving out copies of PowerPoint charts.

Virtualization Technology Outlook and IBM Directions – July 2006


Over the years I’ve given many presentations, when I was counting, back in 2003, I was up to 800 presentations, to some 25,000 people. Recently I’d been going through my “back catalogue” and came across a few presentations from the late 1990’s and early 2000’s that I thought I’d like to preserve online. I’m post them in slideshare, but also here.

Technical and Professional careers – An update on my 2000, Seven ways to measure progress, given March 27th, 2012 at Texas A&M Comp.Sci class for Prof. Robin R. Murphy, PhD. It’s more expansive, has a number of direct personal messages.

ncc-open-source – September 2001

Seven Ways to Measure Progress – Thoughts on professional development, originally developed in 2000, at IBM for Internal use and mentoring.

Enterprise Workstation Management, from chaos to order – I keep this presentation around because it reminds me how fun presenting can be when you have something to say! Originally from my 2nd year at IBM, 1989, when sneakernet was almost the only game in town!

Trends and Directions, Crystal Ball Gazing from 2003 – A Personal development conference asked me to speak on what I thought some of the coming challenges were.

Thoughts on Utility, Grid, On Demand, Cloud Computing and Appliances – Presentation given during the mind meld period at IBM when we were re-aligning a number of strategies. For some reason slideshare doesn’t interpret the PDF correctly, so I’ve provided the download link.

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I'm Mark Cathcart, formally a Senior Distinguished Engineer, in Dells Software Group; before that Director of Systems Engineering in the Enterprise Solutions Group at Dell. Prior to that, I was IBM Distinguished Engineer and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. I am a Fellow of the British Computer Society ( I'm an information technology optimist.

I was a member of the Linux Foundation Core Infrastructure Initiative Steering committee. Read more about it here.

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