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Seven Steps for Choosing a Software Configuration Management System [ Source: Perforce ]

September 2014- Have you been tasked with finding a software configuration management system for your team? There are many reasons you may be looking at version management. Download this guide and learn seven steps to help you analyze your needs, choose a vendor effectively, and start off brilliantly.

Customer Service Analytics: Exploit Data To Improve The Customer Experience [ Source: IBM ]

September 2014- Analyst report from Aberdeen on how companies using analytics as part of customer service activities perform compared to those without analytics.

Could your Content be Working Harder - and Smarter? [ Source: IBM ]

September 2014- Equipping IT with the resources that they need to optimize the user experience to match that of consumer applications can help you achieve the business outcomes you want, while making the most of your enterprise content management (ECM) investments.

The Central Role of Content Management in Case Management [ Source: IBM ]

September 2014- MWD Advisors report on how Case Management technology can help drive effective outcomes & how a clear Content Management strategy underpins success in Case Management.

Disposing of Digital Debris: Information Governance Strategy and Practice in Action [ Source: IBM ]

September 2014- Read this report from the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC) to learn how to reduce costs and increase performance by disposing digital debris.

Store Less, Spend Less: Managing Data According to It's Economic Value [ Source: IBM ]

September 2014- Not storing data is cheaper than storing it. As enterprise data continues to grow and IT budgets remain flat, organizations need to more effectively maximize existing storage capacity and manage storage spend based on data value. In this white paper, Enterprise Strategy Group Sr. Analyst Mark Peters demonstrates how IBM's Information Lifecycle Governance solutions can help IT buyers improve the information economics for their organizations by curtailing data growth through defensible disposal of data.

ORSA State of Readiness Survey: Addressing the Readiness of US Insurers for the RMOSA [ Source: IBM ]

September 2014- IBM conducted a survey of senior risk officers at US insurers to determine their level of preparedness for ORSA. This paper discusses their responses.

Algorithmics: Curve fitting for calculating solvency capital under Solvency II [ Source: IBM ]

September 2014- The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into how some of Europe's leading insurer's are applying Curve Fitting in practice, the benefits that are being derived and some of the practical challenges that need to be addressed.

Enabling the Internet of Things [ Source: IBM ]

September 2014- In this real world application of Internet of Things, Shaspa partnered with IBM to leverage IBM Informix, for an end-to-end solution and service delivery platform for a range of market sectors, starting with a residential gateway platform. The connected environment is smart buildings that use a variety of sensor-based and other data to improve efficiencies, operations and consumer experience.

Harnessing Data Captured from the "Internet of Things" to Deliver Revolutionary New Services [ Source: IBM ]

September 2014- The Hildebrand Smart platform, built on IBM Informix technologies, captures and analyzes up to 300,000 time series data points per second, enabling real-time insight into big data. The Hildebrand Smart platform - built on IBM Informix and using Hildebrand's unique machine learning extensions - captures, processes and analyzes big data in real time for actionable insights. The benefit Insight at the speed-of-thought across all data sources unlocks the potential to transform every aspect of daily life, ...

Whitepaper: Increasing Software Development Productivity with Reversible Debugging for Linux [ Source: Undo Software ]

September 2014- In a world increasingly run by software, failures caused by bugs have never been more visible or high profile. However, a study from the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge, UK, published in 2013, found that the global cost of debugging software has risen to $312 billion annually. Finding and fixing bugs faster, in a more predictable and productive way, is vital for developers and managers. This whitepaper explores the various debugging options currently available ...

Case Study: Business Process Discovery and Improvement at Leading U.S. Bank [ Source: Fujitsu America Inc. ]

August 2014- At the close of 2008, after the tumultuous financial crisis afflicting Wall Street, a leading U.S. bank had completed U.S. government sponsored acquisitions of a prominent investment bank and a large mortgage lender. Through these acquisitions the bank had become a much larger organization with many areas of redundancy, including what they had determined to be a bloated technology infrastructure and headcount levels.

In order to improve efficiency, reduce headcounts and manual ...

WHITE PAPER: Enabling Process Intelligence Through Process Mining & Analytics [ Source: Fujitsu America Inc. ]

August 2014- Are you searching for methods to readily identify bottlenecks or inefficiencies in your critical business processes?? Do you find it is difficult and costly to conduct process investigation in order to visualize the process flows?

To be successful in today's increasingly transparent and competitive business world, organizations need to provide visibility into business processes while optimizing their use of internal resources to improve business performance. Accomplishing these goals requires powerful data collection and ...

Case Study: A Multinational Energy Company Utilizes Automated Process Discovery Technology to Improve its Plant Operations [ Source: Fujitsu America Inc. ]

August 2014- Gaining true visibility into the critical business processes of an organization is not an easy task. Identifying the root causes of the process bottlenecks and inefficiencies can be extremely difficult and costly.

Due to lack of visibility into operational processes, a multinational oil and gas company with over 100 years of history and more than 15,000 employees experienced significant delays and other inefficiencies which were impacting the company's Enterprise Asset Management System supporting its Oil ...

Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of Customer Data Solutions [ Source: IBM ]

August 2014- This Gartner's Magic Quadrant offer insight into the part of the packaged MDM solution market that focuses on how organizations master and share a "single version" of customer data.

Big Data Integration and Governance Considerations for Healthcare [ Source: IBM ]

August 2014- This white paper discusses how IBM InfoSphere can support the integration and governance of Big Data in healthcare. The white paper reviews three case studies including predictive analytics with Electronic Medical Records, time series data in a neonatal intensive care unit and predictive pathways for disease.

Supercharge Salesforce.com Initiatives with a 360 View of the Customer [ Source: IBM ]

August 2014- Salesforce.com is an industry leading cloud CRM solution which helps organizations streamline and effectively manage sales processes, customers and opportunities. The effectiveness of these initiatives can be improved dramatically by providing Salesforce with a 3600 view of the Customer to overcome the limitation of fragmented data that Salesforce currently relies on. This paper discusses how InfoSphere capabilities can be used to create comprehensive and accurate 3600 views of your customers from internal and external sources. This ...

The MDM advantage: Creating insight from big data [ Source: IBM ]

August 2014- To help enterprises create trusted insight as the volume, velocity and variety of data continue to explode, IBM offers several solutions designed to help organizations uncover previously unavailable insights and use them to support and inform decisions across the business. Combining the power of IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management (MDM) with the IBM big data portfolio creates a valuable connection: big data technology can supply insights to MDM, and MDM can supply master data definitions ...

Enhance the 360 Degree View of Your Customer [ Source: IBM ]

August 2014- Gaining a more complete, trusted view of customers is a strategic goal of most organizations. The challenge is that information about customers is typically managed and stored in many different applications, management systems and data silos. And this challenge is often compounded by a lack of consistency from one application to the next.

The combination of IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer and IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management addresses these challenges by creating a single, ...

CommVault Is A Leader Among Enterprise Backup And Recovery Software Providers [ Source: CommVault ]

August 2014- CommVault's primary strategy centers on providing a single platform for backup, recovery, continuity, archive, and other data management and protection strategies. Areas of strength for CommVault include its deduplication capabilities, cloud-target integrations, hypervisor and application capabilities. Through innovative offerings and the implementation of advanced strategies, CommVault has quickly become an industry leader in a myriad of fields. Download this Forrester Research Report today to find out more about CommVault's current offering, strategy, and market presence.

Is "Scalable Blade" an Oxymoron? [ Source: IBM ]

August 2014- Blade servers solved the problem of density for businesses, but they did so with compromises that limited their appeal for many applications. As complexity of both applications and environments grew, blade infrastructures were limited in their effectiveness for the task. Customers were relegated to lower-density rack servers for their more scalable applications. And while purpose-built systems allowed a business to tailor to their specific needs, they created more management complexity.

Gartner 2014 Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances Magic Quadrant [ Source: CommVault ]

August 2014- According to Gartner, the backup/recovery software and integrated appliance market comprises tens, if not hundreds, of vendors. This research narrows it down to those that have a strong presence in midsize and large organization IT environments. Download the report to learn why CommVault has been named a leader and why that matters in helping end users make better informed decisions about data protection.

Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions Overview WhitePaper [ Source: Dell / Red Hat ]

August 2014- Ever wondered how you could respond more rapidly to IT customer demands? Re-architect your storage infrastructure? Provide agile software build and scale-testing environments for cloud applications? Optimize and deliver mobile apps, collaboration apps, and analytics apps? Learn how, with a Dell Red Hat Enterprise Cloud Solutions private cloud deployment.

Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions include a validated reference architecture that is built and delivered by Dell and that runs on Red Hat Enterprise ...

Your Guide to VMware Lab Manager Replacement [ Source: Skytap ]

August 2014- VMware officially ended support for its Lab Manager product in May. Due to its popularity, the Lab Manager EOL is leaving many teams searching for a lab management solution that will provide them the same key features and benefits as Lab Manager. Using cloud services as a lab manager replacement are becoming more popular. Cloud service providers can offer the flexibility, agility, and scalability that give companies (and IT Pros) what they need for the ...

Scotiabank Supports Growth with an Innovative Commercial Payment Center [ Source: IBM ]

August 2014- Financial organizations are under intense pressure to grow their business while keeping costs in check and meeting regulatory requirements. This can be a huge challenge for banking leadership and especially those managing payments infrastructures. How can banks improve business agility and ensure faster compliance? Integrated transaction management hubs deliver differentiated products to customers now, provide a platform for future and enable ongoing market share growth.

You will learn:

• How to ...

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.

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