October 2012- There is no shortage of reasons why CMDB initiatives fail. A lack of trust in the data, the time consuming nature of these projects, and the inability of end users to see their value are frequently cited. Discover how the features of a revolutionary, cloud approach compare to a traditional CMDB and learn how it can handle complex IT environments and improve change, incident, and asset management.
October 2012- The days when a Windows application and a server cluster in the data center could handle your collaboration needs are over. An increasingly mobile and remote workforce with experiences forged by Angry Birds and Google Maps has killed it. Mobile employees' expectation of a great user experience on any device can only be met with collaboration solutions architected with native apps and cloud delivery, an architecture Forrester calls the mobile app Internet. And that means ...
In the cloud, performance matters. Based on Cloud Harmony's benchmark methodology and report developed in June of 2012, Cisco developed this whitepaper for enterprises evaluating public cloud services.
The report summarizes the results of the independent study of CPU, memory, storage, encryption and interpreted language performance between leading cloud service providers.
The rampant use of free, cloud-based dropbox-type of applications has created new security vulnerabilities for enterprise organizations. Employees using mobile devices are increasingly taking advantage of these services to share confidential or protected information and collaborate with people outside the organization-without providing adequate security, tracking, or visibility for the IT department.
Employee use of unmanaged cloud-based services puts your organization at risk for a data breach or non-compliance with industry and government regulations.<...
Osterman Research conducted a survey of 760 individuals with regard to the BYOD issues they face in their organizations. Personally owned Apple iPhone and iPads, as well as Android smartphones and tablets, are more common than their company-supplied counterparts.
The research also found widespread use of third party, cloud-based storage and file synchronization offerings that are sometimes used with IT's blessing, but more often not. Dropbox, for example, is used in 14% of 1,000+ employee organizations ...
Cloud-based file-sharing and synchronization solutions are among the most popular applications used in the workplace.
Many of these solutions, classified as "consumer-focused" because they are typically deployed by individual users and not as part of a coordinated IT plan, offer tremendous usability. By synchronizing files across a variety of platforms-desktop, laptop, smartphone and tablet-these tools enable users to have near real time access to all of their content from any platform and any ...
Consumerization has had a broad impact on IT-users are bringing in their own devices and subscribing to their own applications without waiting for the IT department' permission. Users want and need to be able to access documents from multiple devices and are subscribing to consumer applications like Dropbox to share files between devices and collaborators.
This creates a tremendous challenge for IT, which is in charge of managing and protecting corporate information assets, ...
The proliferation of mobile devices and the popularity of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are creating new security challenges for enterprises. Employees are using devices such as iPads and smartphones to access and store business data. And they're relying on email and consumer-grade file-sharing services to share and access this data. As a result, enterprise data has never been easier to access and more difficult to secure.
To secure mobile devices while enabling ...
An enterprise mobility strategy needs to include more than the provisioning and security services made available through mobile application and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions.
To meet the mobility and security requirements of road warriors and other mobile users, enterprises need to look at deploying a solution for mobile content management.
An effective mobile content management solution supports Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, enables authorized users to share files of ...
In the absence of well-defined policies, awareness and education, and officially supported alternatives for sharing files securely, knowledgeable end-users will often overlook security and compliance in favor of getting the job done by taking advantage of free and readily available alternatives.
Top-performing organizations are able to support the business objectives of end-user productivity, convenience and collaboration while simultaneously sustaining the organization's requirements for security, compliance, and cost-effective management.
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August 2012- Leading Through Connections Get the 2012 IBM CEO study to discover the issues influencing strategic business decisions today, and find out how the sudden convergence of digital, social and mobile is causing disruptions - and creating innovations - in the ways organizations connect.
August 2012- Today's consumers are more connected, vocal and demanding than ever. In fact, technology is a given in the smarter consumer's life. But what other forces are driving shoppers today? Findings from our survey of more than 30,000 consumers in 13 countries tell us that consumers want to be heard, known and empowered. Savvy retailers will listen to today's smarter, connected consumer and leverage what they learn to empower their customers to shop when and how they want.
August 2012- This paper will consider the latest developments in inventory optimization technology, including a look at how leading CP companies are using this generation of inventory management tools to help minimize working capital, improve inventory positioning and management, redesign network stocking nodes, and improve customer service and overall profitability.
August 2012- In this ebook, we'll examine the three "Golden Rules" of data appliances, and how these rules correlate directly to the e3 equation that has drawn the attention of IT leaders across all industries to these appliance offerings. Along the way, we'll endeavor to provide some examples and guidelines regarding how businesses can successfully evaluate and implement data appliances in the enterprise.
August 2012- Over the past few years, ESG has noticed a distinctive trend: many large organizations are now eschewing reactive information security and regulatory compliance activities in favor of structured and documented risk management.
August 2012- An EMC perspective that discusses the Marketplace changes and organizational changes that make a compelling case for companies to unify their approach to governance, risk and compliance approach where policies, data and controls are strategically managed and visible throughout the enterprise.
October 2012- In today's mobile world, IT has a new challenge on its hands: ensuring that users can access and collaborate on content anytime, anywhere and on any device. There are five key challenges, including accommodating consumer-driven IT, making it easy to connect to content, realizing mobile ROI from legacy platforms, exploiting the social-business, and maintaining control while providing a simple user experience. Learn more about these challenges and how to overcome them.
November 2012- This book discusses the scalability challenges and solutions facing today's dynamic business and IT environments. Topics discussed include existing scalability solutions, how WebSphere eXtreme Scale can be integrated into these solutions, and best practices for using WebSphere eXtreme Scale in different environments, including application data caching and database caching. Also included is an in-depth discussion of the WebSphere eXtreme Scale infrastructure, such as grid clients and servers, the grid catalog service, zone support, and scalability ...
IBM Worklight software can enable organizations to extend their business through HTML5, hybrid and native applications ("apps") for a variety mobile devices. IBM Worklight supports the entire application lifecycle from development, back-end integration and authentication, to post-deployment management. This white paper presents a technolgy overview of IBM Worklight and further discusses:
• The four main components
• Development tools
• Runtime server environment
• Security and authentication mechanisms
• System requirements
July 2012- The word agile is widely used today within the business intelligence industry to describe a key aspect of business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA) delivery and use. Infusing agility - commonly defined as the ability to be quick and nimble - into the way an organization interacts with its analytics platform is essential when it comes to maximizing the value it derives from both internal and external data sources. Yet this notion of being ...
July 2012- This whitepaper first looks at the fundamental requirements that a BI solution should deliver to your company. Next, this whitepaper covers the 11 Key Questions that you should be asking of a future BI technology partner. When the BI provider can answer Yes to all of these questions, you have BI that is capable of fulfilling your analytical and reporting needs both today and over time - it is flexible, powerful, and efficient. It is BI ...
July 2012- Over 80% of organizations today have a Business Intelligence (BI) or reporting implementation and are quickly realizing that legacy BI is not suited for today's competitive market. Traditional BI is "big" in cost, go-to-market time and an implementation normally takes several months and in some cases more than a year; these projects do not meet the needs of dynamic environments and in most cases are rarely successful. Data discovery tools are often explored as an alternative ...
Most insurance companies realize that their IT infrastructure is one of their most valuable assets. The question is: How can they leverage these systems to improve how they acquire and retain customers, manage risk, attain regulatory compliance and optimize business processes?
The answer is to invest in technologies, such as enterprise content management (ECM), business process management (BPM), business intelligence (BI) platforms and analytical tools.
Technology trends are converging to create a perfect storm in the world of commerce -empowering customers while raising the bar for companies to meet new, more demanding customer expectations.
Read this report to learn about solutions and services delivered by IBM and its Business Partners to help midsize companies market and sell more effectively.
Today's web analytics technologies are far superior to the relatively crude clickstream data capture of 10 years ago. Selecting a web analytics and online marketing solution is a high-stakes decision that can shape your company's fortunes for years to come.
Read this white paper to learn how to select the optimal solution for your needs.
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