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Build for Growth: Master the ICM Advantage in High Technology [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- Success in high technology is contingent on the talent within organizations that innovate ways to manage product cycles, channels and delivery of services. By creating rewards based on clear milestones, variable compensation programs help make high technology businesses built for growth.

The New Era of ICM: Simplicity, Productivity & Profitability - How Software as a Service is Revolutionizing ICM [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- Good News: The budget and authority to buy strategic technologies - like incentive compensation management (ICM) - that drive your success are being put in your hands.

Bad News: Because of more sophisticated ICM requirements and other business realities, ICM solutions are becoming more complex to purchase.

Read this new paper and learn why more organizations are responding to this dilemma by choosing cloud-based ICM. You'll discover:

• Six ...

The seven essential practices for effective business continuity management [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- Making changes to your business strategy can often create new risks. If your business continuity management (BCM) plan is not part of an organization-wide, integrated program, it may not evolve to address these new risks. The key to successfully protecting your organization's business operations and reputation is to take a proactive, business-centric approach to BCM that includes the following essential practices:

• Secure executive sponsorship for BCM

• Conduct a comprehensive ...

The Reputational Impact of IT Risk with Forbes Insight [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- Security and resilience affect nearly every aspect of your company, including your brand value and reputation. Read this report from Forbes Insights for valuable information on:

• The costs of reputational damage to your brand value

• Where the risks are in your environment and how to better protect yourself from them

• The impact of social media on your reputational risk

• How to address the ...

Forrester Market Overview: Digital Customer Experience Delivery Platforms [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- Forrester states that businesses today struggle to understand and leverage the tools necessary to create and manage unified, multichannel Digital Customer Experiences across multiple touchpoints including, web and mobile experiences for customer transactions and mobile applications.

Read this report to understand how IBM's Digital Experience software is delivering solutions for the emerging Digital Customer Experience platform and integrating best-of-breed components into software offerings that manage multiple facets of the Digital Customer Experience.

Forrester Market Overview: Digital Customer Experience Delivery Platforms [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- Forrester states that businesses today struggle to understand and leverage the tools necessary to create and manage unified, multichannel Digital Customer Experiences across multiple touchpoints including, web and mobile experiences for customer transactions and mobile applications.

Read this report to understand how IBM's Digital Experience software is delivering solutions for the emerging Digital Customer Experience platform and integrating best-of-breed components into software offerings that manage multiple facets of the Digital Customer Experience.

Digital reinvention Preparing for a very different tomorrow [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- The newest digital technologies - among them social media, mobility, analytics and cloud - keep changing how people, businesses and governments interact. These digital forces enable unprecedented levels of connectedness and so the world is already investing in consumer-centricity. However, these new technologies are truly still in their infancies. The transformation that is already underway will soon intensify, resulting in a paradigm shift from customer-centricity toward an everyone-to-everyone (E2E) economy.

The implication ...

Six capabilities of development platform ROI [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- This executive brief looks at six proven capabilities of a development environment that complement a RADD platform for collaborative or workflow-driven business applications.

Applying social business: The repeatable patterns that improve business processes and provide return [ Source: IBM ]

July 2013- A shift of power in commercial relationships from producers and sellers to buyers has changed marketplace and leadership thinking toward greater collaboration with customers, partners and employees. Fortunately, new capabilities in technology and business practices can help organizations adapt and harness these marketplace dynamics. Social business can be combined with mobility and cloud to:

• Enable organizations to innovate and execute faster

• Better understand and serve their customers

&...

Improving Collaboration by Adding Social Capabilities to Email [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- This paper looks at why email remains the primary mode of communication in business today and the fact that more and more organizations are looking at social software and other real-time communication methods to add to the email experience. Analyst firm IDC expects that organizations will use software, such as Notes and Domino 9x Social Edition which seamlessly combines email with social capabilities both on-premises and in the cloud, to complement existing tools and address ...

Top 10 ways that IBM Platform Computing can save you money [ Source: IBM ]

June 2014- Whether in high-performance computing, Big Data or analytics, information technology has become an essential tool in today's hyper-competitive business landscape. Organizations are increasingly being challenged to do more with less and this is fundamentally impacting the way that IT infrastructure is deployed and managed. In this short e-book, learn the top ten ways that IBM Platform Computing customers are using technologies like IBM Platform LSF and IBM Platform Symphony to help obtain results faster, share ...

STAC Report: IBM BigInsights vs Apache Hadoop, using SWIM - How PC accelerates [ Source: IBM ]

May 2014- In an audited benchmark conducted by STAC?, the Securities Technology Analysis Center, InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop was found to deliver an approximate 4x performance gain on average over open source Hadoop running jobs derived from production workload traces. The result is consistent with an approximate eleven times advantage in raw scheduling performance provided by Adaptive MapReduce – a new InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop feature that leverages high-performance computing technology from IBM Platform Computing.

Bring ROI to Your BYOD [ Source: IBM ]

May 2014- As your employees bring their own smartphones and tablets to the workplace, you need to create a flexible mobile environment that allows personally owned and corporate-issued devices to co-exist. IBM recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment that companies realized by implementing an IBM "bring your own device" program. Read the study and find out how these companies earned measurable benefits including:

• 108% return on investment ...

B2B Collaboration: No Longer Optional [ Source: IBM ]

April 2014- For today’s businesses, the need to make a change is clear: across industries, customers have become more demanding, supply chains have become more complex, and the trend toward globalization has created added complications.

B2B collaboration is a key method of responding to these and other business pressures. In fact, according to Aberdeen Group analyst Bryan Ball, B2B collaboration is so important to succeeding in the modern business world that companies ...

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.

You will learn:
...

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 ...

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