May 2012- By creating a single, 360-degree view of the customer with IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management, insurance companies can gain a deeper understanding of customer needs, develop targeted marketing campaigns, adapt to consumer trends and enhance the efficiency of operations.
Learn how your organization can take advantage of recent breakthroughs to lower the cost of data management.
This informative e-book describes proven strategies for lowering the costs associated with:
• database administration
• database development
• database systems
• data storage
This e-book also discusses the new breakthrough features that make it easier than ever for you to move to DB2. Not only is it easier than ...
May 2012- IBM DB2 provides application cluster transparency technology that equips organizations running OLTP applications with the ability to deliver high availability and continuous uptime for transactional data, plus the flexibility and capacity they need to remain competitive.
April 2012- Academics have made the case that social work needs mapping. This white paper describes how geographic information systems (GIS) fill that prescription. GIS is a key component in modernizing the information technology (IT) of many human and social service programs. By leveraging the data management, analysis, and visualization capabilities of GIS, social workers and other human service professionals (hereinafter referred to collectively as helping professionals) are empowered to understand community needs, measure environmental forces (including ...
April 2012- IT organizations everywhere are looking for easier and more cost-effective ways to accelerate and simplify end-to-end work-load management across complex, heterogeneous infrastructures. In many cases, they are shifting more of the production work-load from traditional data center infrastructures to the cloud. The success of this transition, however, depends on solutions that can automate the management of critical activities that sup-port the business, such as batch processing. What's required is a single point of control and ...
Many of the latest initiatives in the IT world are focused around aligning IT resources more closely with business users and business needs. The more that IT can reduce the gap between the requirement of the business community and the fulfillment of these requirements, the greater the improvement in business performance.
Companies become more agile and responsive to market changes and new opportunities; governance and risk can be managed more effectively through better ...
In this paper you will learn about a new, broad, and all encompassing multiplatform view of modernization in the context of applications, people and teams. Our goal is to help you:
- Find smarter ways to design, build, maintain and extend the applications that run the business.
- Choose the best procurement model for your organization, including cloud and packaged applications.
- Provide individual practitioners with the best tools available to optimize ...
Batch processing with WebSphere Compute Grid: Delivering business value to the enterprise. Reduce or eliminate batch windows by running batch and OLTP 24X7 and achieve higher throughput [ Source: IBM ]
April 2012- Batch processing is a mission critical workload for the enterprise. End of day/month/year reporting, bulk account processing for credit scores and assessing interest, and reconciling banking activities are just a few examples of tasks carried out with batch processing. Whether they like it or not, or even are cognizant of its role and importance, enterprises depend on batch processing.
IBM Business Monitor: Organizations have access to more data than ever before. However, this data is of little value if one is unable to extract intelligent information from this data.
Today, what everyone needs is that data converted into meaningful information - presented in customizable, role-based dashboards and with the means to act on alerts and problem areas.
Without such information, how can businesses assess their performance?both now and over ...
This 10 page paper outlines how IBM Netezza data warehouse appliances with advanced analytics enable enterprises to move from being reactive to being proactive, bridging the gap between reporting on historical trends and predicting future outcomes based on predictive analytics and optimization.
Proactive enterprises that want to seek out, exploit and capitalize on opportunities ahead of their competitors can leverage IBM Netezza Analytics to underpin their business strategies.
January 2012- Read about the technologies in IBM's comprehensive, unified business analytics system and how they work together to help organizations grow in analytics maturity - that is, their ability to use analytics to improve business outcomes.
Do your executives crave real-time performance tracking? Do you have access to up-to-the-minute sales, inventory, and customer statistics to make sound business decisions? Or, is your organization left to wing it due to stale, out-dated operational reports?
In the quest to achieve the perfect visual (the picture worth a thousand words), the path from concept to dashboard poses unique risks and obstacles. Allow us to share our vast expertise, garnered from countless Business ...
Running your Linux workloads on inefficient x86-based server farms is complex and costly. But switching to a consolidated server solution can be difficult.
Read the white paper to learn the best practices for migrating to Power System servers. You'll also see how simple it is to leverage IBM's offerings to maximize performance and cost savings.
Organizations whose success or failure is determined by the decisions they make are handicapped by systems that are centered on processes or functions. As a result, these organizations struggle to improve business productivity and find it hard to make changes in their systems quickly, despite a pressing need to do so.
To succeed, these organizations need to move their thinking from processes and functions to decisions. - they need to become decision-centric.
December 2011- This document briefly covers key differences between IBM WebSphere Application Server and Oracle WebLogic Server. While both products are of high quality and will perform well even in demanding mission-critical environments, there are still some differences in their efficiency and resulting total cost of ownership.
Government healthcare agencies face budget shortfalls, scrutiny over beneficiary eligibility, an adversarial legislature and intense public attention. Healthcare programs are under intense pressure to balance costs with the quality of care and to stem waste and fraud. These challenges are intensified with the move toward electronic health records, meaningful use standards and health information exchanges.
UBM TechWeb and SAS set out to understand the state of healthcare analytics in the U.S. federal ...
Access to timely and accurate information has become a critical driver of business success. Organizations need to have access to timely and accurate information to make better business decisions, serve their customers better and respond to changes in the market. But increasingly, they are hitting roadblocks in their quest for up-to-date accurate business information.
Today, most mid to large-sized corporations have a data warehouse capable of analyzing information from production systems on a ...
Businesses today are requiring new levels of agility and the ability to quickly deploy new applications and business services. In addition, customers are battling growing IT infrastructure complexity with many tiers and nodes of independent resources, such as smart phones and iPads, spread over the enterprise. Businesses have realized that system management information currently available does not typically offer the end-to-end business and IT view they require.
This white paper discusses the end-to-end ...
October 2011- Forrester/Disaster Recovery Journal study finding that IT hardware failure is second only to power failure as the most common cause of disaster declarations and major business disruptions. The 2010 IBM Global IT Risk study results showing that while 54 percent of respondents rated their approach to mitigating risk as good, only 23 percent indicated they were well prepared for hardware and software system failures. Read this white paper and discover how IBM tech support solutions fit into ...
Open source software and BI are two related market segments where Forrester sees
continually increasing interest and adoption levels. BI specifically continues to be one of the top priorities on everyone's mind.
Comparing open source BI technologies is often an apples-to-oranges comparison: 1) not all vendors include the same functionality in the free community versions of the software versus commercial open source versions that carry license and/or support cost, 2) some tools offer full ...
The post-recession reality for any size organization is that flexibility and "agility" have become mandatory in order to maintain market competitiveness and to ensure long term viability. In fact, companies that implement agile budgeting and forecasting models on average are more profitable and have larger market shares than their competitors who don't.
Download this free white paper to learn what the challenges and benefits of agile budgeting are - and how choosing the ...
Finding the right business Intelligence and dashboarding platform for your mid-sized business can be a daunting proposition. Choosing the wrong system can mean creating bottlenecks in your BI competency center, dissatisfied users and long-term high total cost of ownership.
Download this free white paper to learn the five key ways the right BI platform can empower your users, free up the time and resources in yoru BI competency center and protect your data, ...
For years Fortune 500 companies have relied on stallwarth suppliers like IBM and SAP to power their business intelligence and reporting solutions. With data volumes growing at an average annual rate of 40%, however, mid-sized organizations are now finding it mandatory to invest in business intelligence and dashboarding software. Choosing a platform that worked for a Fortune 500 company, however, can lead to disastrous results.
Download this free white paper and learn the three most critical ...
September 2011- This IBM-commissioned paper by Forrester Research examines the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by deploying Informix database server. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the Informix database server on their organizations.
September 2011- No matter what type of business you are in, surveys are an important tool to help you collect the information you need to understand and evaluate satisfaction. Discover how you can create satisfaction surveys quickly and easily and let you choose the best.
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