May 2012- This paper describes the benefits of consolidating from HP servers to an IBM PureFlex System in a SAP application environment with six industry examples. Learn about the cost reductions through the use of IBM PureFlex System.
May 2012- In this paper, Ptak/Noel describes the new IBM PureFlex system and the unique management capabilities of the IBM Flex System Manager.
May 2012- By creating a 360-degree view of subscriber and product information with IBM InfoSphere, telecommunications companies can increase cross- and up-sell opportunities, develop targeted marketing campaigns, more easily adapt to consumer trends and enhance operational efficiency.
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 ...
Midsized businesses today face challenges from multiple quarters. Their suppliers and customers are mostly larger companies that require them to adopt stringent standards with fewer available resources. To remain competitive, it's critical for these midsized businesses to balance cost control and efficiency.
Driven by cost considerations, many midsized companies are adopting Linux on x86 for their business applications such as SAP, only to find that the lower acquisition costs of x86 based Linux ...
April 2012- Continual and timely upgrades of UNIX systems can enable growth and lower costs. But for some Sun/Oracle and HP customers, expected upgrade plans have hit major hurdles. Read this Clipper Group white paper to see how only IBM continues to provide a plan, and a predictable drumbeat, for the future. Read it now.
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 ...
Many factors contribute to the growing need for small businesses to optimize their IT management processes; mainly, "ad hoc" IT systems and financial constraints. As companies look at the resources they need, cloud computing and outsourcing are gaining popularity.
Download this IDC executive brief to review:
- The key elements of success for streamlining productivity
- The cloud computing opportunity and the two views to inform your decision
March 2012- What is the secret sauce of WAN Optimization (WAN Op)? First time users are always amazed at the performance results. Long time users know they risk the wrath of their colleagues if they take it out. But exactly how does WAN Op work to maximize bandwidth, overcome congestion, autocorrect for out-of-order packets, reduce application and protocol chattiness, and, most magical of all, mitigate the negative impact of latency caused by the sheer physics of distance?<...
The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) is a 2,200-employee organization that works collectively and in partnership with community-based organizations to serve the social service needs of the citizens of Alameda County.
The agency assists approximately 11 percent of Alameda County's 1.6 million residents who receive assistance in areas that include employment, training, financial assistance, housing, and homelessness prevention.
In addition to the departments that provide these services, Alameda County SSA's departments include ...
January 2012- Many midsize organizations decide not to invest in analytics due to misperceptions about risk and cost and their IT departments? lack of analytics-specific skill sets. Turning to partners skilled in the deployment and configuration of analytics tools, as well as the creation of data cubes and data warehouses, can help businesses overcome these barriers and guarantee a more successful adoption. This Nucleus Research report describes how project teams can reduce project cycle times by as ...
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.
January 2012- Learn why analytics-driven organizations outperform their peers.
January 2012- Organizations that have the most success with BI typically approach it incrementally. Discover a step-by-step strategy for success in this newsletter featuring research from Gartner.
January 2012- When senior leaders of small and midsize companies invest in analytics tools, they can improve operating results by enabling managers to make fact-based, data-driven decisions. Learn how in this report from Nucleus Research.
December 2011- In-depth Comparison of IBM Smart Analytics System 7700,Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse and Oracle Exadata Database Machine.
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.
Data migration projects are renowned for running over time and over budget. But data migration no longer has to be a high-risk proposition - if you have the right methodology, tools, and people in place. If you want to improve or consolidate your systems - or introduce new applications to boost performance - you can't avoid migrating data. But you can avoid many of the pitfalls along the way.
Download "Data Migration: A ...
November 2011- IDC's new white paper finds that virtualization can have significant benefits to an organization, like increased utilization, simplified management and reduced energy costs, but it can be a complex undertaking and if not planned correctly, it can hurt instead of help. IDC reviews IBM's Virtualization Services capabilities across servers, storage, end-user and networking and how services can help clients avoid the problems of planning and implementing a virtualization solution.
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 ...
IBM Integrated Service Management solutions deliver the capabilities
necessary to address even the most complex and sophisticated IT
infrastructures. With this industry-leading portfolio of tools, you can
efficiently and effectively deploy, operate and optimize SAP solutions to
achieve your business and IT goals.
Working along side and tightly integrated with existing SAP service management products, IBM Integrated Service Management provides visibility of the entire IT landscape, integrating data from SAP Solution Manager and ...
For years, the promise of running IT departments like an internal service provider in an IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) model has been elusive. The majority of IT spending is dedicated to "keep the lights on" activities, hindering IT's ability to keep up with the pace of business innovation. Virtualization and cloud computing services provide essential building blocks for the agility, flexibility, and "services" focus that IT needs to deliver to the business.
This white paper ...
September 2011- This paper from the International Technology Group (ITG) explains why Informix is one of the world's most widely used relational databases. The paper finds that Informix costs of ownership are lower-by wide margins-than those of competitive platforms. These cost advantages are the focus of this report.
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