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EDI in China: Developing a Strategy for B2B Integration Success [ Source: IBM ]

April 2014- As Chinese manufacturing boomed during the last decade, Chinese exporters had so many orders from Western multinational corporations that many of them didn't see the need to invest heavily in IT systems like electronic data interchange (EDI). As a result, inefficient, paper-based manual processes were the norm. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the orders from MNCs dropped off significantly, at the same time that manufacturing costs were rising due to refined labor regulations ...

Have You Overlooked the Obvious? 12 Ways to Win Major Value with SharePoint Apps [ Source: Nagarro ]

April 2014- Many IT and business leaders quietly admit their usage of SharePoint has not kept up with available functionality, even though the recent launch of SharePoint 2013 has been very successful. These executives are missing out on enhancing their return on investment. Extraordinary value lies within their reach with the Apps model of SharePoint 2013, which they could tap into for a surge in corporate efficiency.

The Apps model for SharePoint offers powerful new functionality and ...

Five Tips for a Successful SharePoint Launch [ Source: Nagarro ]

April 2014- The success or failure of a SharePoint implementation depends on how well business leaders and IT have planned and implemented it. This white paper explains some of the common pitfalls enterprises face when they rollout SharePoint and how these simple but expensive errors can be avoided.If you're a CXO, IT leader, or business executive who wants to ensure the success of your SharePoint initiative, read this white paper.

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CIO Insights: The Global C-Suite Study [ Source: IBM ]

March 2014- CIOs tell us that their place in the organizational pyramid has changed in the past five years. Many of them command more respect and possess more authority than before and they are working more closely with their C-suite colleagues.

ARC Brief: Infrastructure: the Hidden Optimization Opportunity [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- New technologies allow preventative and predictive maintenance coupled with EAM and analytics to be applied to infrastructure. Those responsible for maintaining facilities, fleets, and linear assets should investigate strategies for improving the effectiveness of the maintenance function.

IBM X6 Solutions: Six Generations of EXA Innovation and Counting [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- This analyst paper highlights X6 business benefits that include dramatically reduced database cost with X6 deployment, application transparency, and superior price/performance.

Improve IT efficiency with IBM PureFlex and IBM Flex System [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- See how clients have improved their businessees with adoption of PureFlex and Flex. IDC interviewed selected client who have achieved real results. Learn about the real advantages and results that clients who have bought PureFlexx and Flex have achieved.

Why Flex System is Best Blade Solution on Market [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- IBM Flex System is quite simply the best blade offering on the market. The rest of this document explains briefly how and why IBM Flex System outperforms mere blade systems IBM Flex. It illustrates the combination of capabilities that Flex System solutions offer and blade systems from HP, Dell, Cisco and, yes, even IBM BladeCenter, can't.

Smarter analytics on IBM POWER7 for Retail [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- The retail landscape is changing - industry leaders are enhancing their interactions with customers through insights gained from all channels. Read the white paper and see how IBM POWER7 smarter analytics can gather and analyze shopper information to personalize retail experiences, drive more sales, gain loyalty and improve supplier collaboration.

How IBM Is Transforming the Application Software Market with Pre-packaged PureSystems [ Source: IBM ]

January 2014- IBM PureSystems offers highly integrated solutions that can help you deploy and tune applications for cloud architectures with ease. Read the research report to take a deeper look at PureFlex Systems within the PureSystems family and learn how PureFlex Systems can help you streamline management and accelerate client time-to-value with a new integrated and modular system/subsystem.

Automating the QA process leads to $11 MM business impact for a global financial services firm [ Source: Genpact Headstrong Capital Markets ]

December 2013- A US-based nancial services powerhouse with a presence in wealth management, institutional securities and investment management was working with a number of vendors to augment its own Quality Assurance (QA) teams. Managing multiple vendors in dierent silos led to high overhead costs.

Because the rm's QA teams operated at a relatively low level of automation, managing testing operations involved enormous manual eorts. This in turn led to high costs and unwanted delays each ...

Defend Against Injection-based Attacks [ Source: Klocwork ]

December 2013- Injection vulnerabilities allow a malicious attacker to insert specific commands into an application or code that will execute undesired behaviour on their behalf. These attacks usually exploit an application at the point where it requests user input for later processing. The most common types of injection vulnerabilities include SQL Injection, Command Injection, Cross Site Scripting, XPath and LDAP Injection.

This paper provides a detailed description of injection vulnerabilities, discusses how they present themselves ...

Social Advances: Five Ways HR Can Use Social Technology to Build a Smarter Workforce [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- Enterprise HR departments are using social technology to improve employee recruiting, onboarding, knowledge sharing, mergers and acquisitions, and learning and development. These innovative applications lead to measurable improvements in job satisfaction, employee retention and the bottom line.

Engage customers by delivering personalized digital experiences - Exceptional Digital Experience and Marketing Optimization solution from IBM [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- This paper highlights the many benefits that IBM Exceptional Digital Experience, together with IBM's Marketing Optimization solution, that organizations can harness to deliver a unique and personalized digital experience. IBM Exceptional Digital Experience and IBM Marketing Optimization solution can help organizations differentiate their digital brand; reach customers and prospects across nearly any channel; deliver tailored, relevant messages; and easily launch and schedule marketing campaigns. Real-time customer insights and analytics woven into these two solutions maximize ...

Creating a digital strategy to provide exceptional digital experiences [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- In the age of the interconnected world where the primary touchpoints are digital, the purpose of the digital experience as part of the digital strategy is clear: deliver an engaging, useful and ideally, differentiating experience to the user - and make every experience truly "exceptional."

For IBM clients, "Exceptional Digital Experience" is realized in the results. This paper demonstrates how organizations, with their unique requirements, have created and benefited from an exceptional digital ...

Exceptional Digital Experiences: Compelling, empowering and relevant [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- Today, organizations are looking to do more than just deliver a web experience. They are looking to deliver an empowering, compelling, relevant and consistent digital experience across all touchpoints, just the way their audiences want it in order to achieve a competitive edge and market leadership. This family brochure describes how IBM's Customer Experience Suite and Employee Experience Suite bring together analytics, mobile, rich media and social capabilities to help organizations delight customers through a ...

Onboarding 2013 - A New Look at New Hires [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- This study of 230 organizations, conducted in January and February 2013, will explore the best practices organizations use to transform basic new hire orientations into strategic initiatives and how they leverage world-class technology to boost productivity, engagement, and retention.

Design Matters: Enabling better collaboration [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Today's complexity in software and systems design is only expected to rise, and more than half of CEOs doubt their ability to manage it. Whether IT or device-based, software-intensive systems continue to grow in size and complexity. Globally distributed and diverse teams, outsourcing and supply chain dependencies lead to increased challenges in the timely launch of competitive products and services. Organizations struggle to balance agility and complexity. It's not enough to manage development, the design ...

ROI: The Value of Deployment Automation [ Source: IBM ]

September 2013- This paper explains how a deployment automation framework can streamline release operations and increase business agility. The document describes the benefits of Deployment Automation. In addition, the whitepaper contains a formula for calculating the return on your investment (ROI).

Website Security Statistics Report [ Source: Whitehat Security ]

October 2013- WhiteHat Security's Website Security Statistics Report provides a one-of-a-kind perspective on the state of website security and the issues that organizations must address in order to conduct business online safely.

Website security is an ever-moving target. New website launches are common, new code is released constantly, new Web technologies are created and adopted every day; as a result, new attack techniques are frequently disclosed that can put every online business at risk. In ...

Connecting the clouds: Best Practices for Integrating IT Service Management [ Source: BMC Software ]

August 2013- With software as a service (SaaS) you are integrating an external service, hosted by an external party, with your internal systems. The SaaS integration is a matter of connecting the clouds and well articulated interfaces defining the data that is traveling back and forth. With the right integration strategy, SaaS integration can be simple, straightforward, and easy. Moreover, it can position your IT organization to effectively leverage SaaS and migrate from one SaaS solution to ...

Big Data Extracting Value from your Digital Landfills [ Source: IBM ]

August 2013- In this report, we record how users see the potential benefits of big data analytics. We explore some of the more practical and popular applications, and we also look at the issues that are holding users back, including skills shortages, product immaturity and implementation uncertainties.

OpenStack and Red Hat [ Source: Red Hat ]

August 2013- OpenStack is an open source cloud system software project that has broad participation from the IT Industry. In this IDC white paper sponsored by Red Hat, IDC evaluates the current situation and provides a future outlook evaluating the deployment and support model and addressing OpenStack enterprise features and support, specifically looking at Red Hat's Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Cloud Infrastructure solutions.

Managing Multiple Operating Systems - Five Best Practices [ Source: Dell ]

August 2013- Gone are the days when IT held dominion over which operating systems and applications could be installed. Today, multiple operating systems and devices are making inroads into the enterprise space. Learn about best practices for managing a multi-OS environment in an efficient, scalable and secure way.

Scaling the Customer Conversation [ Source: IBM ]

July 2013- IBM recently underwent a major transformation, reorienting their entire business to focus more on customer needs. A fundamental element of this shift to Smarter Commerce was the implementation of marketing automation software. This not only allowed for cross-channel communication, it also let IBM engage with individuals directly. Read the white paper to learn how adopting this strategic approach helped improve customer experiences and response rates, while saving energy and costs.

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