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IBM's Next-Generation Smart City Solutions [ Source: IBM ]

January 2014- Find out how the smart city market is evolving, learn why analytics are vital to the progress of the smart city market and discover the types of partnerships cities and vendors should form to become smart. Learn how IBM's next-generation solutions can help.

Miercom Verified: Read Cisco 4451-X ISR Report [ Source: Cisco ]

January 2014- In June 2013, Cisco engaged Miercom to evaluate the capabilities and performance of the latest Cisco Integrated Service Router (ISR) for branch offices - the Cisco 4451-X ISR. Review the report in full and discover why Miercom awarded the Cisco 4451-X ISR the Performance Verified award.

Proven VPN WAN: Technology Design Guide [ Source: Cisco ]

January 2014- Does your WAN provide sufficient performance and reliability for your remote-site users? In this guide, discover how to design a full-service network with secure, encrypted communications using Cisco Dynamic Multipoint VPN technology.

Strategic Opportunity Analysis of the Global Smarter City [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- The research service sets the stage for visionary thinking by identifying and analyzing one of the significant Mega Trends, Smart is the New Green. 'Smart' as a value proposition has been increasingly replacing 'Green' concepts. This presentation would highlight examples of projects, companies and technologies that will invade and change the smart city space globally in the next decade. It also provides information on the total addressable smart city market size opportunity and discusses smart ...

The Economics of Software Based Storage [ Source: Red Hat ]

September 2013- There is no doubt that the shift to a software-defined datacenter has begun. This change is a one-way street and will have a profound impact on how IT is delivered. Storage will be the next area to morph to a software-defined model (computing was the first with server virtualization). The initial charter for the shared storage architecture was to bring together the essential datacenter storage elements under a single umbrella. Businesses that choose to deploy ...

Big Data Turns Government Challenges into Opportunities [ Source: IBM ]

August 2013- The sheer volume of data, the speed at which it is growing and the increasing variety of types of data have given rise to the term big data - data sets whose size or type is beyond the ability of traditional relational databases to capture, manage and process the data quickly and efficiently. Yet it's precisely this type of data that is so important to government today. Big data, mined and analyzed effectively, offers government ...

Big Data Analytics in Government: How to Choose the Right Solution [ Source: Dell ]

July 2013- Federal data is growing at an alarming rate, fed by mobile technology, smart sensors, cloud services and mobile and online interactions. What's more, much of this data is unstructured - data like video, audio, email, sensor data, text messages and social media posts. Unstructured data is much more difficult to store, process and analyze than traditional, structured data from databases and transactional data. The challenge for government agencies is how to use this growing cache, ...

A CIO Guide: Building Business Trust with Application Performance Monitoring [ Source: Dell ]

June 2013- This EMA white paper highlights key steps that CIOs can take to ensure business relevance in this age of disruptive technologies and evolving "best practices." Taking into account the high stakes and complexities surrounding the delivery of modern applications, EMA sees leading-edge management solutions as being a key to harnessing disruption to deliver business value.

Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solutions provide a fundamental foundation for delivering high quality modern applications. They enable IT ...

Managing Data through Replication [ Source: Dell ]

March 2013- Data is growing - and quickly. So how do you effectively manage and protect it? CIOs and other IT entities are looking for ways to secure their rapidly expanding data and ensure its availability during times of emergency and importance. Data replication may be the way. This issue brief explores the ins and outs of data replication?how it works, what it offers and its appeal to IT professionals.

Improving Shared Services and SLA Accountability through APM [ Source: Dell ]

March 2013- The escalation of shared services implementations in the public sector has emphasized the need for IT to deliver comprehensive performance and user experience metrics. Without them, organizations can't accurately measure common benchmarks that make shared services financially sound. To achieve this level of insight, organizations are increasingly turning to application performance monitoring (APM).

The Total Economic Impact of IBM System Z [ Source: IBM ]

December 2012- This Forrester Total Economic Impact analysis is based on interviews with and data provided by 5 System z customers. The analysis shows a composite ROI of 199% and a pay back of 4.67 months when compared to distributed system alternatives. The sources of customer savings identified were related to less administrative staff required, reduced infrastructure maintenance, reduced storage costs and reduced down time expenses.

Additionally the analysis found that these firms had more flexible and responsive ...

451 Silver Peak: Claims Proof-Positive of Network Virtualization's Agility [ Source: Silver Peak ]

June 2013- Silver Peak Systems' new Agility technology initiative claims to give application owners easy control with point-and-click virtual workload acceleration thanks to tight integration with VMware vCenter and other virtual infrastructure management consoles. See what 451 Research thinks of these claims, this new technology and the competition in this analyst report.

Secure, easy-to-own networks for state, local, and provincial governments [ Source: HP ]

August 2012- There has been a lot of press about government modernization lately. The systems and processes that keep governments running are outdated and inefficient. Meanwhile, citizens and government employees are demanding new services-from public school employees who want to take advantage of the advancements in digital technology to citizens who want online access to government records to public safety employees who are asking that emergency notification systems be equipped with mobile access to text, data, images, ...

eBook: Accelerating Systems Management in Government and Education [ Source: Dell ]

July 2012- Anyone who works in IT for an educational institution or state or local government knows that budget pressures are an everyday reality. The economic challenges of the past several years have taken their toll on state revenues and school funding, and, as a result, IT organizations have had to postpone upgrading their infrastructures or hiring new staff.

Yet the expectations for service demands have not abated. There's a constant call for new online ...

Recognize the many faces of fraud [ Source: IBM ]

June 2012- Detect and prevent fraud by finding subtle patterns and associations in your data. IBM SPSS predictive analytics solutions have proved to be very effective at helping tax collection agencies to maximize revenues by detecting non-compliance more efficiently and by focusing investigations on cases that are likely to yield the biggest tax adjustments.

IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities [ Source: IBM ]

May 2012- What if cities could improve services for their citizens without increasing costs? Cities are complex organizations, with numerous departments in charge of a wide range of essential functions, from water management to public safety. Collaboration across those groups is critical for addressing crises, successfully completing projects and enhancing the efficiency of daily operations.

IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities offers a centralized, real-time collaborative environment for planning, organizing, monitoring and sharing information ...

Smarter Cities: The Challenges in Overcoming Aging Infrastructures [ Source: IBM ]

May 2012- The modern city is a system of systems. To become smarter, a city must be transformed to optimize the use of largely finite resources. IBM Rational solutions help plan and deliver Smarter Cities by aligning city, business and citizen interests and by prioritizing investments with the ability to execute and govern for a smart future. This ebook describes the roadblocks which stand in the way of cities attempting to streamline operations, gain greater efficiencies and ...

Advanced Case Management: Making its Mark on Key Government Sectors [ Source: IBM ]

April 2012- National, regional and local government organizations have the unending responsibility to ensure that they are running their programs as effectively as possible, based on the strategies they adopt and the technology available to them. Government agencies are discovering new opportunities within their case management practices to improve case outcomes, reduce handling costs and enhance program performance. Learn more

Opening up government [ Source: IBM ]

March 2012- The pressure on governments to make better choices, deliver results and demonstrate accountability is intensifying. Recent headlines reflect tensions on multiple fronts due to economic and fiscal uncertainty amid social and political change.

They also highlight new dynamics in the relationships among citizens, organizations and their governments long in the making. "Open" principles such as accessibility, transparency, collaboration and participation lie at the heart of these expectations.

Analytics for Achievement Understand success and boost performance in primary and secondary education [ Source: IBM ]

March 2012- Few would dispute that education paves the way to personal and societal prosperity. Education has the power to lift people out of poverty, it also helps us live fuller lives, make wiser choices and contribute to our communities in more meaningful ways. Education creates equality by opening up opportunities to everyone, not just those with privileged backgrounds.

Most countries recognize the importance of investing in high-quality education. The United States has increased investment ...

ROI Case Study IBM DC Water [ Source: IBM ]

March 2012- The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) provides water, sewer, and wastewater treatment services to nearly 600,000 residents, 1.6 million annual visitors, and 700,000 workers in the District of Columbia and parts of Virginia and Maryland.

Nucleus Research examined DC Water's adoption of IBM Business Analytics and found that the deployment enabled employees to utilize more information when making decisions, resulting in lower contract labor costs, the recapture of lost revenues, and reduced ...

Improve your buildings IQ with IBMsolutions forSmarter Buildings: Better buildings for a better bottom line [ Source: IBM ]

March 2012- In today's building management environment, organizations are stretching out capital improvement projects and delaying upgrades. At the same time, they still must maintain their existing assets and ensure tenant satisfaction. They are looking for ways to consolidate space and improve space planning.

Concurrently, energy costs are rising. Commercial buildings consume more electricity than any other type of physical asset or structure -- and they generate approximately 10 percent of all green-house gas emissions. Excluding ...

IBM Rational solutions for smarter government services [ Source: IBM ]

February 2012- Leading in the face of global challenges in our tumultuous time, where many governments face budget shortfalls and looming devicits and where governments in emerging economies are expanding services to improve the quality of life for citizens, services organizations are facing intense challenges.

Many government agencies serve as the frontline response to citizen needs and are experiencing significant increases in the demand for services. At the same time, agencies are generally operating with ...

Delivering stakeholder-centric services from strategy to execution [ Source: IBM ]

February 2012- This report describes the challenges that arise during a transformation to stakeholder-centric or citizen-centric service delivery. It highlights the crucial roles that key business and IT capabilities play for any public sector organization navigating those challenges.

Fed Continuous monitoring, remediation and CyberScope reporting [ Source: IBM ]

December 2011- To assist federal agencies with the implementation of CyberScope reporting, IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager, built on BigFix technology, provides insight and control for endpoints with streamlined, automated capabilities for continuously monitoring and remediating security compliance.

Funding IT in Higher Education: The Power of Partnership [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

December 2011- According to the EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee, funding IT was the number-one concern for IT leaders last year. Though current tough economic times have added an additional challenge to the task, clever and committed higher education leaders and their colleagues are discovering new ways to facilitate the effective utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to increase student learning and advance the mission of their institutions.

IT leaders continue to leverage creative problem ...

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