The notion of the CIO being the "chief innovation officer" is attractive. Challenging business conditions have morphed from being a phase in the economic cycle to being the new normal. Very few organizations can conduct their business in a pre-Lehman Brothers manner, and so innovation is highly relevant to economic survival. This in turn represents an opportunity to move the CIO center stage in terms of business relevance.
Unfortunately, this move does not ...
February 2014- Trying to meet today's business technology needs with yesterday's IT organizational structure is like driving a Model T at the Indy 500. Time for a reset.
June 2014- Big data...The market is exploding with massive quantities of structured and unstructured data, which must be collected, sorted and stored safely. This brief shows real world examples of how SSD technology solves key customer challenges across the financial services industry.
"In a recent global study, Vanson Bourne surveyed 1,300 IT leaders to understand their use of DevOps strategies and processes, including awareness and adoption, the key drivers and obstacles, the investments they are making, and the real benefits they are experiencing.
The results are revealing and provide valuable insight for any organization who may be considering a DevOps approach, or who may want to expand their current use of DevOps.
66% of organizations ...
May 2014- "In a study of 110 CIOs worldwide, IDG Research sought out to measure the adoption of DevOps and understand the associated benefits and challenges. IDG Research discovered that accelerating time to market is perceived as a top benefit of DevOps, along with improvement of IT's value by more closely aligning development, IT operations and business, and increasing IT productivity. The study also relayed service virtualization and application release management are adopted or in the process of ...
"There has been growing buzz about DevOps. DevOps is a methodology that unites the often separate functions of software development (Dev) and production and operations (Ops) into a single, integrated, and continuous process. DevOps is about breaking down the barriers between Dev and Ops. It leverages people, processes, and technology to stimulate collaboration and innovation across the entire software development and release process.
Dev and Ops should always be part of an integrated ...
May 2014- In todays fast-moving, ultra-competitive business landscape, the days of enterprises spending months or even years building, testing and releasing an application, service or new set of capabilities to the market are over. Customers, technology users and the market as a whole are more nimble than ever before, and their demands for innovative new functionality have grown in concert. In other words, customers are no longer content to wait for the next big release nor ...
May 2014- Today's agile organizations pose operations teams with a tremendous challenge: to deploy new releases to production immediately after development and testing is completed. To ensure that applications are deployed successfully, an automatic and transparent process is required. We refer to this process as Zero Touch Deployment. This white paper reviews two approaches to Zero Touch Deployment-a script-based solution and a release automation platform. The article discusses how each can solve the key technological and organizational ...
Management teams are focused on what to do. Agile teams are focused on how to do it. Bridging the gap is challenging, yet critical to your business.
Check out this brand new whitepaper from Innotas to find out how portfolio management can help bridge the gap between agile teams and management to create a winning agile enterprise. By utilizing a holistic, portfolio view of resource allocation, project prioritization, project and release progress, agile ...
Lessons from the Tao Te Ching are Universal, meant to help us navigate the right path to personal and spiritual enlightenment. They work for IT too. This brand new eBook from Innotas will help you discover the ten most important steps to strategic, competitive, and financial enlightenment across your IT portfolio. Find out how to:
• Clear the mud: Gain visibility across IT for context rich prioritization and decision-making
• Value the ...
May 2014- IBM Worklight is a mobile application development platform that lets you extend your business to mobile devices. It is designed to provide an open, comprehensive platform to build, run and manage HTML5, hybrid and native mobile apps.
May 2014- As part of an overall IT transformation, a company evaluated two products to potentially provide integration and messaging capabilities: an open source ESB and IBM Integration Bus.
May 2014- The DB2 10.5 release delivers one of the most game-changing technologies produced by the IBM Information Management development teams. It covers the AZ of BLU Acceleration, the inflection point technology that redefines in-memory columnar and takes it to a whole new level. The book frames the need for this technology, the seven big ideas that inspired it, and more.
May 2014- IBM DB2 offers multi-platform flexibility and optimized capabilities for a variety of workloads. This e-book highlights some common scenarios where DB2 helps businesses derive unprecedented value from expanding data stores - affordably and reliably.
April 2014- Learn how Egnyte provides a unified solution for 100% of your files - in the cloud or on-prem instead of a fragmented approach. Robust security, real-time sync, granular controls, and overall simplified user experience are just some of the reasons.
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The ability to create a data-driven culture is about to separate the winners from the losers in almost every industry. Creating a targeted, data-driven culture offers increased customer engagement, satisfaction and revenue. And, failure to do so can result in dis-alignment with consumer demands and sluggish sales. <...
May 2014- Many enterprise data management teams use four or five different systems to meet their organization's data protection goals. That isn't easy to do, and it's almost never cost effective. A better approach is to use one tool that enforces data protection goals across all the systems that IT maintains. CommVault Simpana software is a single solution that seamlessly manages data protection for bare-metal servers, virtual machines, and various applications. It provides a single view of ...
May 2014- Designed from a customer-centric Application Performance Monitoring (APM) perspective, the newly relseased Dell Foglight 5.9 introduces "Transaction DNA" technology to the marketplace, along with a Transaction Trace repository that captures and stores user interactions with Web applications. Learn from this ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (EMA) Impact Brief about the new capabilities and positions of the new release within a broader industry APM story.
May 2014- A challenge to traditional application performance monitoring (APM), Web 2.0 aims to increase the speed and efficiency of Web applications. However, they also present several challenges to traditional application APM. Learn how Foglight from Dell enables DevOps and application support teams to modernize their APM and adequately support AJAX processing in the browser, while uniquely combining the best of traditional and modern approaches to deliver a well-rounded solution.
April 2014- Unix systems face special IAM challenges. Discover how to be overcome them with the right practices and tools, enabling you to enhance security, achieve compliance and dramatically improve operational efficiency.
April 2014- This Technology Spotlight discusses the five stages of cloud migration within the IDC Cloud Maturity Model, which provides guidance for moving forward successfully with cloud computing. This paper identifies business benefits that organizations can realize with cloud, focusing on the essential role cloud plays in helping organizations reduce datacenter capital and operating costs while improving application performance and resiliency. This paper also looks at the role of F5's BIG-IQ platform, an intelligent framework for ...
April 2014- Learn more about the ever-changing landscape of next-generation email archiving and gain insight about information management needs in this Info-Tech whitepaper.
Static code analysis, or SCA, can be described as the analysis of whole-program source code without the execution of that program. A number of interpretations and even misconceptions about this technology and how it impacts or benefits you, the developer, have emerged over time.
Thankfully, there is also a lot of information about the many benefits SCA provides, from faster project execution, to better source code at check-in, to less costly development cycles ...
April 2014- We view sales compensation as an ecosystem that is comprised of a number of independent systems that all interact with each other.
April 2014- It is important to understand key trends and developments that are making compensation an issue of concern to decision makers. Incentive compensation management (ICM) technologies can simplify and improve efforts to organize and incent workforces to strive to succeed.
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