The Business Analyst's Guide to Hadoop
Rapidly emerging as a transformative technology framework for storing and processing massive amounts of structured and unstructured data, Apache Hadoop plays a central role in ......
This paper describes the business challenges associated with managing core business activities and explains how IBM ECM enables greater efficiency, accuracy and cost reduction.
It also discusses the benefits of integrating IBM ECM with existing investments in ERP, CRM and other line-of-business (LOB) systems. Through integration, organizations can further improve their core business activities and deliver the business agility needed to quickly resolve complex business problems and enhance employee and customer decision making.
April 2012- EMA's leading Research Director, Charlie Betz, outlines the mission-critical features of modern workload automation, including event-driven approaches, integrated file transfer, and application-level integration. Learn the key criteria when creating your vendor short list, and which EMA-recommended vendors offer the best price-for-performance.
April 2012- This white paper outlines the three most important areas to consider when calculating the return on your investment (ROI) from workload automation. Learn how to measure cost, productivity, and consolidation accurately and get the best tool for your needs and budget.
Organizations adopting the IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services 4.2 can be affected by many variables.
Read the white paper which explores the best practices and characteristics of running the software on a POWER7 platform, and learn how this can influence performance optimization and scalability.
Best-in-Class Commerce Integrates Order Fulfillment,Inventory, and Supply Chain
According to the January 2012 Omni-Channel Retail Experience report, 58% of
consumer goods manufacturers and retail industry companies rank commerce or
web-enabled order efficiency as a key strategic area that is vital for creating a 360-degree unified customer experience across all channels of sales and service.
However, only 32% of companies share up-to-date order management and execution information across channels, and even fewer (27%) of companies possess processes ...
An excerpt from the recently published 100 SOA Questions book, this eBook brings together authoritative answers to the most crucial questions business, technical, and architectural decision-makers ask about SOA.
It draws on the immense experience of two SOA experts - IBM Fellow Kerrie Holley and Dr. Ali Arsanjani - who have participated in more than 100 SOA projects in the roles of architect, designer, consultant, technical manager, and strategist.
Gartner Inc. has named Quest a Leader in its 2011 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM), which assesses vendors on their completeness of vision and ability to execute that vision. Read the full report for a comprehensive view of the APM space.
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In this limited edition for Quest Software, learn to look at performance problems from the user perspective and:
• Discover what an application-centric approach really means
• See how the entire organization benefits from simplified APM
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In "The Five Essential Elements of Application Performance Monitoring," renowned business technology expert Don Jones discusses how to improve application performance from the perspective of the business and the end user.
Get all five chapters today.
In today's building management environment, organizations are stretching out capital improvement projects and delaying upgrades. At the same time, they still must maintain their existing assets and ensure tenant satisfaction. They are looking for ways to consolidate space and improve space planning.
Concurrently, energy costs are rising. Commercial buildings consume more electricity than any other type of physical asset or structure -- and they generate approximately 10 percent of all green-house gas emissions. Excluding ...
In October 2011, Hewlett-Packard commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey more than 200 global firms about their plans to modernize their application and technology portfolios across four major platforms: Intel-compatible, Unix/Linux, non-Unix midrange, and mainframe.
Forrester found that, across all platforms, data/access to data is a huge problem, the need to modernize is rampant but vexing, and hiring competent staff is a significant challenge.
Public-sector IT organizations are under intense pressure to do more with less. Diminished tax revenues and powerful political imperatives are putting the squeeze on budgets. Yet, at the same time, legislated mandates and the rising expectations of hyper-connected constituencies are relentlessly adding to IT's to-do list.
This white paper explains how public-sector IT executives can address this challenge and transform the economics of IT by upgrading to Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware. It ...
February 2012- IDG Research conducted a survey on desktop virtualization adoption, polling 107 executives from the CIO audience on behalf of Citrix and IBM. This white paper, based on the survey, provides a view into transformation activities within large organizations, and examines motivations and experiences of financial services organizations to transform the delivery of IT services through desktop virtualization.
Communications are vital for your business, and e-mail is at the heart of it all. Your e-mail system demands high availability, but must remain simple, agile and cost-effective at the same time.
With the combination of Microsoft® Exchange 2010, VMware vSphere 5, and HP Storage, Servers, Networking, and Services, you can implement a converged, virtualized, and always-on messaging infrastructure to meet these demands.
This report presents the results of ESG Lab testing of the performance and scalability of the HP ProLiant DL980 server powered by Intel Xeon processors, running SAP with VMware vSphere 5.
Testing was conducted with a virtualized, tier-1 SAP application workload running on a massively scalable HP ProLiant DL980 server powered by next-generation Intel processors, running VMware virtualization software.
The tests were designed to confirm that virtualized infrastructure built with these components ...
This whitepaper explains how identity services eliminate all capital outlays for hardware, software and infrastructure, expenses for support and staffing.
You can reduce the costs of training and integration to reduce identity lifecycle costs by more than 80% from enterprise identity software.
As the world becomes more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent and the population continues to embrace social computing, today's enterprises face the dawn of a new era - the era of the Social Business. Just as the Internet changed the marketplace forever, the integration of social computing into enterprise design represents another enormous shift in the landscape.
Organizations that successfully transform into a Social Business can potentially reap great benefits - among them the ...
December 2011- Our CMO Study is the latest in IBM?s series of C-suite Studies, encompassing interviews with more than 15,000 top executives over the past seven years. The study casts light on the challenges public and private sector CMOs confront - and the opportunities they envision - in increasingly complex times.
CMOs indicate that, in the age of the customer, collaboration and influence through social networking will have the biggest impact on their organizations in the next three to five years. However, only 16% of CMOs think that it's necessary to become proficient at social media themselves to be successful leaders.
Forrester believes that CMOs who personally participate in social media will be better at leading the new brand experience, and leading a new generation ...
Cloud Computing is a technology that promises quantifiable benefits for application development and QA organizations: faster lab deployment, less manual set-up work, greater resource flexibility and utilization, and easier reproduction of defects.
However, adopting the Cloud model in a development or QA organization isn?t without issues. Often it?s not obvious whether to build out a custom virtualization framework or make a strategic bet to implement a full QA Dev Test Cloud ...
December 2011- Colby-Sawyer College saves $30,000 annually with HP StorageWorks and VMware by avoiding unneeded hardware purchases.
December 2011- The school had been using Cisco Systems technology. But after comducting a competitive analysis it decided to go with HP, which saved it more than $2M. Combined with HP's lifetime equipment warranty and free firmware and software upgrades, the district lowered its projected cost of ownership for the new network.
December 2011- This whitepaper provides an overview of how Minooka Community Consolidated School District has deployed HP thin clients on the desktop to deliver reliability in the classroom, while providing more efficient centralized management of application software, via remote management. Business benefits highlighted include improved access, availability for more users and hardware cost savings. Download this case study to learn more.
Download this whitepaper to learn how state and local governments can leverage next-generation mobility to imrpove access for workers and citizens, while protecting privacy/data easing/unifying management and lowering total cost of ownership.
This whitepaper discusses the pressures that IT departments at financial institutions face today - working with limited resources (budget and staffing), complying with strict regulatory requirements, coping with a range of security threats and an increasingly mobile workforce, and managing growth from both M&A and organic expansion - and how user virtualization can help face these challenges head on.
Find out about the benefits realized by innovative financial firms and the valuable ...
The success of communication service providers depends on their ability to successfully collaborate and align their business processes with multiple enterprises, including retailers, content partners and supply chain parters. These organizations are also faced with the urgent need to manage a myriat of relationships within and beyond the communications ecosystem. Many are turning to end-to-end order management (OM) systems to evolve their services.
This white paper will help understand the impact of inefficient ...
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