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Getting Big Value out of Big Data: The Update [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- Updated storage ebook covers XIV and DS8870 plus FlashSystem and Storwize benefits and includes case studies and resources.

Staging the Deployment of Private Clouds with IBM SmartCloud [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- IBM is in a strong position to facilitate the deployment of private clouds. A key component of IBM’s cloud solutions is SmartCloud Foundation, an integrated set of technologies for deploying private and hybrid clouds. These hardware and software technologies are built on a common architecture, giving customers a smooth upgrade path as they advance along the maturity curve of deploying private clouds.

Boost Business Agility and Insight with Flash Storage for Analytics [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- Applications, servers and IT resources are all waiting for the same thing-data. But data access depends on the response of storage. Now with IBM FlashSystem storage, you can eliminate wait times and accelerate critical applications for faster decision making. FlashSystem includes advanced technologies to help your organization effectively support analytics workloads with compelling data economics, enterprise resiliency and easy infrastructure integration. Learn more in the IBM solution brief, "Boost business agility and insight with flash ...

Big Data Analytics Infrastructure For Dummies [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- Big Data Analytics is a critical tool to gain competitive advantage and to attract and retain happy customers. But simply deploying a software package isn't enough. Infrastructure matters for Big Data Analytics.

Analytics: A Blueprint for Value in Midmarket Organizations [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- The IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a global study to investigate how organizations were creating value from an ever-growing volume of data obtained from a variety of sources. This resulted from data-derived insights, which then guided actions taken at every level of the organization. The findings identified nine levers that enabled the organizations to create the most value.

Read the study to see not only why it's vital for midsize companies to ...

Super Analyst: A New Generation of Competitive Distinction [ Source: Dell Software ]

July 2014- Find out how organizations use the capabilities of Toad Business Intelligence Suite to bridge the gap between IT analysts and Business analysts.

Top 5 Federated Identity and SharePoint Use Cases [ Source: Radiant Logic ]

June 2014- Learn top five ways to get more from your SharePoint deployment using the RadiantOne Federated Identity Service. See how you can extend Microsoft SharePoint to larger populations outside of the Microsoft stack with ease, and ensure collaboration across all your constituencies and devices.

HDAP - The World's First Directory Built on Big Data Standards [ Source: Radiant Logic ]

June 2014- With Linear Scalability and High-Availability, HDAP is Changing the Way You Store, Search and Manage Identity Information. HDAP delivers elastic computing to the enterprise identity infrastructure. With HDAP, companies can radically scale their access and throughput, using the first highly-scalable and secure directory that's based on big data and search technology.

Federate Identities - Key to Seamless SSO [ Source: Radiant Logic ]

June 2014- In this whitepaper, we show how a federated identity service acts as a hub to empower your most critical identity initiatives, including single sign-on, web access management, federation with partners, and moving to the cloud.

Learn how a federated identity service based on virtualization offers simple, logical, secure, and standards-based access to all sources of identity inside your organization or enterprise-regardless of location, protocol, or format.

Helping ensure student success and retention [ Source: Dell ]

June 2014- Southern Illinois University university partners with Dell, Intel, Microsoft and textbook publishers to launch "Mobile Dawg," a tablet-based comprehensive suite of applications and e-texts to enhance student' educational experiences, learning and retention.

Dell Student Retention Model for Harper College [ Source: Dell ]

June 2014- Within the foundational academic work, the Dell student retention model seeks to help colleges and universities retain students by quickly identifying students at risk through a structured information technology solution, and delivering the information to administrators, instructors, counselors and students in an easy-to-access model.

Helping busy Executive MBA students focus on learning [ Source: Dell ]

June 2014- Emory University deploys full-featured Windows 8 tablets from Dell, preloaded with all necessary applications and consolidated information resources and applications, to Executive MBA students so they can spend more time learning and enjoying a better educational experience.

University uses data insight to drive student success [ Source: Dell ]

June 2014- The University of Kentucky uses Dell Education Data Management solution with real-time BI to improve data insights and student success.

Predictions For 2014: Cloud Computing [ Source: VMware ]

June 2014- As we head into 2014, cloud computing is no longer a "future" but a "now." Investments are up, enterprise use is widespread, and the hybrid cloud model has arrived. While the bulk of cloud acquisition and use continues to be driven by line of business, in 2014, traditional IT departments will stop asking "why cloud?" and instead get busy integrating cloud into the existing portfolio, extending data center infrastructures with elastic cloud technologies, and consuming new bespoke ...

The Path to Becoming the Chief Information Officer [ Source: VMware ]

March 2014- In this study, IDC examines the current state of the IT organization with respect to innovation. Based on a recent global study of 145 CIOs and IT executives, we delve into the disconnect between the CIO's aspiration to be chief innovation officer and the work that still needs to be done. We explore how innovative ideas are being initiated and cultivated within organizations and the methods currently being employed by CIOs as they evolve the profession ...

Chief Innovation Officer: CIO Professional Development Series [ Source: VMware ]

March 2014- The notion of the CIO being the "chief innovation officer" is attractive. Challenging business conditions have morphed from being a phase in the economic cycle to being the new normal. Very few organizations can conduct their business in a pre-Lehman Brothers manner, and so innovation is highly relevant to economic survival. This in turn represents an opportunity to move the CIO center stage in terms of business relevance.

Unfortunately, this move does not ...

The Transformative CIO [ Source: VMware ]

February 2014- Trying to meet today's business technology needs with yesterday's IT organizational structure is like driving a Model T at the Indy 500. Time for a reset.

Top Applications for SSDs in Financial Services [ Source: SanDisk ]

June 2014- Big data...The market is exploding with massive quantities of structured and unstructured data, which must be collected, sorted and stored safely. This brief shows real world examples of how SSD technology solves key customer challenges across the financial services industry.

TechInsights Report: What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps [ Source: CA Technologies ]

May 2014- "In a recent global study, Vanson Bourne surveyed 1,300 IT leaders to understand their use of DevOps strategies and processes, including awareness and adoption, the key drivers and obstacles, the investments they are making, and the real benefits they are experiencing.

The results are revealing and provide valuable insight for any organization who may be considering a DevOps approach, or who may want to expand their current use of DevOps.

66% of organizations ...

Market Pulse Research: The State of DevOps [ Source: CA Technologies ]

May 2014- "In a study of 110 CIOs worldwide, IDG Research sought out to measure the adoption of DevOps and understand the associated benefits and challenges. IDG Research discovered that accelerating time to market is perceived as a top benefit of DevOps, along with improvement of IT's value by more closely aligning development, IT operations and business, and increasing IT productivity. The study also relayed service virtualization and application release management are adopted or in the process of ...

Dysfunction Junction: A Pragmatic Guide to Getting Started with DevOps [ Source: CA Technologies ]

May 2014- "There has been growing buzz about DevOps. DevOps is a methodology that unites the often separate functions of software development (Dev) and production and operations (Ops) into a single, integrated, and continuous process. DevOps is about breaking down the barriers between Dev and Ops. It leverages people, processes, and technology to stimulate collaboration and innovation across the entire software development and release process.

Dev and Ops should always be part of an integrated ...

Meeting Market Demands for Delivery of Innovative, New Application Services [ Source: CA Technologies ]

May 2014- In today’s fast-moving, ultra-competitive business landscape, the days of enterprises spending months — or even years — building, testing and releasing an application, service or new set of capabilities to the market are over. Customers, technology users and the market as a whole are more nimble than ever before, and their demands for innovative new functionality have grown in concert. In other words, customers are no longer content to wait for the next big release — nor ...

Application Release Automation with Zero-Touch Deployment [ Source: CA Technologies ]

May 2014- Today's agile organizations pose operations teams with a tremendous challenge: to deploy new releases to production immediately after development and testing is completed. To ensure that applications are deployed successfully, an automatic and transparent process is required. We refer to this process as Zero Touch Deployment. This white paper reviews two approaches to Zero Touch Deployment-a script-based solution and a release automation platform. The article discusses how each can solve the key technological and organizational ...

Agile + Portfolio Management: Bridging the Gap between Agile Teams & Management [ Source: Innotas ]

May 2014- Management teams are focused on what to do. Agile teams are focused on how to do it. Bridging the gap is challenging, yet critical to your business.

Check out this brand new whitepaper from Innotas to find out how portfolio management can help bridge the gap between agile teams and management to create a winning agile enterprise. By utilizing a holistic, portfolio view of resource allocation, project prioritization, project and release progress, agile ...

The Tao of IT Portfolio Management [ Source: Innotas ]

May 2014- Lessons from the Tao Te Ching are Universal, meant to help us navigate the right path to personal and spiritual enlightenment. They work for IT too. This brand new eBook from Innotas will help you discover the ten most important steps to strategic, competitive, and financial enlightenment across your IT portfolio. Find out how to:

• Clear the mud: Gain visibility across IT for context rich prioritization and decision-making
• Value the ...

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