Your goal is clear produce high-quality goods while optimizing resources at every step of production. And in today's uncertain economy, cost-control efforts may never have been more important. Unscheduled downtime because of equipment failure can have a serious impact on your organization's bottom line.
Download this white paper from IBM, and learn the basics of predictive maintenance, the benefits it provides manufacturing operations and the underlying technologies that make it possible. Predictive analytics ...
November 2012- Manage physical and virtual assets, maintain your infrastructure and capital equipment and maximize the efficiency of your people, processes and assets with predictive analytics.
November 2012- IBM Analytical Decision Management revolutionizes how organizations make decisions by optimizing and automating high-volume, operational decisions at the point of impact to drive better business outcomes. In this technical white paper, learn about the architecture, deisgn and execution environments for this leading-edge technology, as well as recommendations on how to manage an implementation of this decision management solution.
November 2012- In this technical white paper from IBM, learn how predictive analytics can be used to detect internal and external threats to your organization. You will learn how techniques including cluster analysis, anomly detection, time series analysis, social network analysis, predictive models and scoring can be used to detect suspicious activity in real-time so your orgnization can take action to minimize risk and increase positive outcomes. As a final step, you will learn how automating model ...
October 2012- While big data promises huge insight, the truth is, many companies are struggling to realize the benefits due to the difficulty in integrating data from multiple silos. This research paper examines how to create contextual big data and how to simplify the analytics process for business users without needing to go to IT for every time a new study begins. Pros and cons of multiple methods for big data analytics are analyzed and recommendations for ...
October 2012- Beyond cost reduction, demonstrating the true value of cloud computing has its challenges. This paper reveals a direct link between cloud computing and business agility - how business outcomes are associated with agility, the role of IT for agile companies and the importance of cloud computing to business leaders.
Information, an essential asset in virtually all organizations, requires careful attention and robust processes to ensure it can reliably support business decision-making.
Information arising from multiple sources must be integrated and governed to ensure it is a trusted source - and in compliance with internal policies and external regulations and legislature.
The process of the integration and governance of information provides a framework that incorporates acquisition, organization, control and use of ...
The success of data warehousing projects depends upon having access to reliable, accurate data.
In this research brief, Ventana Research details some of the costs of bad data as well as the benefits of delivering trusted information to a data warehouse. The authors also lay out the basic framework for how trusted information is generated and delivered.
The IBM InfoSphere® Data Replication solution is a highly flexible one-stop shop for high-volume, robust, secure information replication across heterogeneous data stores.
It leverages real-time data replication to support high availability, database migration, application consolidation, dynamic warehousing, master data management (MDM), service-oriented architecture (SOA), business analytics and extract-transform-load (ETL) or data quality processes.
It also delivers outstanding capabilities for loading real-time information into a data warehouse or operational data store, ...
Business moves fast - which means that software development teams need to move even faster. The emergence of new software development models, such as the agile development process, has given organizations powerful tools for responding to events quickly and has helped organizations evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.
To make the most of agile processes, organizations need effective and efficient testing strategies - complete with processes for governing test data. However, many ...
August 2012- Success of data warehousing projects depends upon having access to reliable, accurate data. In this research brief, Ventana Research details some of the costs of bad data as well as the benefits of delivering trusted information to a data warehouse. The authors also lay out the basic framework for how trusted information is generated and delivered.
Business moves fast- which means that software development teams need to move even faster. The emergence of new software development models, such as the agile development process, has given organizations powerful tools for responding to events quickly and has helped organizations evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.
To make the most of agile processes, organizations need effective and efficient testing strategies - complete with processes for governing test data. However, many development, ...
In February 2012, Scribe Software surveyed 300 business leaders and channel partners to uncover opportunities and challenges associated with customer data integration.
"The State of Customer Data Integration in 2012" report contains insights from C-level executives, business analysts and IT engineers, and systems integrators and consultants who design and implement data integration for their enterprise clients.
The State of Customer Data Integration in 2012 report contains the following key themes:
• Customer data integration ...
June 2012- Run Oracle Applications on DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX and Windows The SQL product architect for DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX and Windows talks about out-of-the-box support for Oracle's SQL and PL/SQL dialects. This allows many applications written against Oracle to execute against DB2 virtually unchanged. Get a high-level overview of what Oracle compatibility means in DB2.
June 2012- Learn about six reasons to move from Oracle to IBM DB2 - performance, cost savings, usability, scalability, flexibility and reliability - through case studies about Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen, Agrofert, Newell Rubbermaid, Schaeffler KG, Payment Solution Providers and Banco Credito de Peru. See how moving to IBM is a smart decision for companies around the globe.
June 2012- In an era of nonstop, data-driven global commerce, enterprises and consumers alike are demanding more than ever from OLTP systems and the critical business functions they enable. Download this white paper to learn how IBM DB2 pureScale can help equip companies with the technology foundation to deliver high availability and continuous uptime for transactional data - with all of the flexibility, scalability and agility they need to remain competitive into the future.
November 2012- This white paper is a product of the Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) and documents a collection of high priority use cases for both the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud computing service models. Use cases highlight the benefits of cloud computing and are key to identifying specific technical requirements including the need for open standards that promote portability and interoperability.
June 2012- Read this short brochure to learn what IT industry experts - both analysts and users - are saying in reply to key questions about who can be trusted to deliver viable solutions in today's critical areas of information management including improving efficiency and IT economics, optimizing data-intensive workloads for performance and value, and trusting the right IT vendor for the capabilities, solutions and services your business and clients demand.
June 2012- Many of the largest IT budget problems can be traced back to five big money drains: storage expansion, system complexity, hardware sprawl, the need for high availability and over- or under-provisioning. This e-book introduces these five IT budget killers - and some of the best ways to knock them out.
June 2012- Find out how leading companies are leaving the high-cost and complexity of traditional data warehouses behind and using the innovative simplicity of IBM Netezza's data warehouse appliances to unlock their data's potential.
In this Research Report we take a closer look at how two vendors - Oracle and IBM - tune their respective systems for certain workloads (business analytics and transaction processing).
As we evaluated IBM's and Oracle's approaches to tuning-their-systems-to-the-task, we found that IBM offers three different system implementations designed to process deep analytics, operational analytics, and high-speed transaction processing.
Oracle, by contrast, uses a one-size-fits all approach with its Exadata server. ...
What are the basic principles for planning a successful archiving project? What are the benefits? Companies worldwide are affirming the value of enterprise data management and database archiving as a best practice.
The benefits include managing data growth, retiring or consolidating applications and supporting compliance initiatives to satisfy data retention and e discovery requirements.
Learn about the seven basic principles that can make your archiving project a success.
This high level, business problem focused eBook uses 5 customer scenarios to show how people and organizations are tackling real issues using IBM solutions. It is 20 pages, fully interactive and covers IBM?s overall Warehousing portfolio of offerings, inclusive of:
• IBM Smart Analytics System
• IBM Netezza family of appliances
• InfoSphere Warehouse 9.7.3
• Informix Time Series
• InfoSphere Warehouse Packs & Industry Models
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.
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.
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