November 2013- There are many great things to come out of open source initiatives, not the least of which is innovation. But relying on an open source application server for your most critical customer-facing apps may not be the smartest strategy. Consider the security, integrity, scalability, and ultimately lower TCO of the proven IBM WebSphere Application Server for your enterprise.
October 2013- Today's complexity in software and systems design is only expected to rise, and more than half of CEOs doubt their ability to manage it. Whether IT or device-based, software-intensive systems continue to grow in size and complexity. Globally distributed and diverse teams, outsourcing and supply chain dependencies lead to increased challenges in the timely launch of competitive products and services. Organizations struggle to balance agility and complexity. It's not enough to manage development, the design ...
October 2013- The Enterprise Strategy Group discusses how data center consolidation, virtualization, and cloud architectures are on the rise; however IT budgets are not increasing. This poses a unique challenge: How do you crease a flexible and agile environment without increasing the cost? See ESG's analysis of WAN optimization benefits and how your peers are increasing their ROI and lowering their TCO.
September 2013- Using social technologies, organizations can develop a workforce development program where employees can develop skills on the job by collaborating with experts and sharing tacit knowledge. This white paper shows how organizations that develop a social learning program can improve employee engagement, reduce attrition and decrease the amount of time employees waste searching for expertise and information.
September 2013- Banking is undergoing a massive shift that began with the automated teller machine, continued with online banking, and is now accelerating with the advent of mobile computing. It wasn't that long ago that banking customers were limited to the branch on Main Street. Teller services were confined to the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "banker's hours" of the 1800's and loan approvals proceeded at a stately, unhurried pace. But today, customers are free to do ...
Corporate adoption of tablets and smartphones poses new challenges for IT admins in the quest to offer enterprise management capabilities. New machine deployment, software updates, new software distribution and issue resolution all play a part in successful client management.
But implementing your client management strategy doesn't need to be heavy-handed with your end users. Using a light touch for system administration ensures that you'll be managing simply and your users love you completely.<...
August 2013- Change may be constant, but in today's IT networks there's one type of change that's more constant than others' growth. More people are generating more data than ever before with iPhones, iPads, Android phones and other mobile devices. Each platform and each business operation requires new applications. Work occurs across greater distance. But functions still occur on the network. The result? To accommodate increasingly sophisticated personal devices and wider ranges of service types, networks are ...
August 2013- Twice the headache for half the price - that's how many software executives have come to view traditional outsourced testing. But despite the high costs and diminishing quality of offshoring firms, are there really any viable QA alternatives? Of course!
August 2013- The mobile and web matrix has grown to such epic dimensions that it is nearly impossible and extremely cost-prohibitive to cover entirely in-house. There are thousands of device, carrier and platform combinations for mobile alone. Add web browsers, anti-virus software, plug-ins and PC specs into the mix and your testing lab would need to be the size of an aircraft hangar. But somewhere in the world there are potential users for every matrix combination. By ...
August 2013- This white paper will examine the role social media can play in presenting a more strategic view of customer data and how the right combination of technologies can deliver insight to help companies more effectively meet perpetually shifting consumer demands expressed through, and influenced by, these dynamic communication channels. We will look at the implications for marketing and sales, but also IT. And we will consider how and why social media tools and applications can ...
August 2013- In this report, we record how users see the potential benefits of big data analytics. We explore some of the more practical and popular applications, and we also look at the issues that are holding users back, including skills shortages, product immaturity and implementation uncertainties.
August 2013- Unstructured data is everywhere - in emails, call center notes, verbatim survey responses, tweets, blogs, and online news - to name just a few sources. In fact, by most industry estimates, unstructured text accounts for eighty percent of the data available to companies. Text analytics is being embraced at a rapid rate by organizations that want to gain insight into this information and use it for a competitive advantage. Factors fueling this growth include a ...
Affigent, in partnership with EMC Isilon, recognizes the growing need for video surveillance within the federal government.
Video Surveillance data storage solutions for the federal government that enable:
• Massive scalability: Unimaginable room for video surveillance data storage - from 18 Tbs to over 20 PBs of capacity per cluster.
• Unmatched efficiencies: Delivers 80% of greater storage utilization efficiency to drive down storage costs and reduce the data center footprint.
• Robust ...
July 2013- Today's CISOs face more challenges than ever, including increased and more sophisticated threats, complex IT environments, decreased budgets, and greater compliance pressures. But these challenges present opportunity. Learn how CISOs can play these challenges to their advantage to meet both data protection and compliance demands.
July 2013- Real-Time Application-Centric Operations Visibility with NetScout's Approach to Service Delivery Management.
July 2013- Service delivery monitoring is a critical enabler that IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must invest in to foster the transition from IT to business technology (BT). In this report, Jean-Pierre Garbani at Forrester Research provides insights into this and other major trends in monitoring solutions and answer several key questions that IT leaders are asking: What should we monitor? What monitoring techniques can we apply? How should we select a solution, given where ...
July 2013- Application performance management today sits at a juncture that crosses many disciplines and domains: software dev, applications in production, IT services, desktops, mainframes, web, mobile, cloud services, virtualization, app testing, network infrastructure, databases, and storage. This report aims to clarify the definition of an APM solution, and how vendors (new and established) are taking them forward. Also OVUM provides a SWOT analysis for the solutions along with features assessment; the results are summarized in the ...
Put personalized marketing to work.
Evolving technology and social trends offer many avenues for improving customer engagements. Forward-thinking organizations can now interact with individuals, while using insights from hard data to improve how they invest in marketing resources. Read the IBM? white paper for more information on how to launch a system of engagement that fuels growth and innovation.
July 2013- IBM recently underwent a major transformation, reorienting their entire business to focus more on customer needs. A fundamental element of this shift to Smarter Commerce was the implementation of marketing automation software. This not only allowed for cross-channel communication, it also let IBM engage with individuals directly. Read the white paper to learn how adopting this strategic approach helped improve customer experiences and response rates, while saving energy and costs.
The value in social acquaintances
Today, social approaches have become the norm for creating meaningful business value. In an IBM IBV executive study however, nearly three-quarters of respondents admitted that they were unprepared to embrace this shift in customer engagement. This white paper reveals how business leaders can successfully leverage social business, internally and externally, to deliver valued customer experiences, increase productivity and accelerate innovation.
The need for business agility is driving the Agile movement in software development-and continuous improvement is the key. But what does it mean to be better? Forrester Consulting surveyed IT professionals about their Agile and traditional application habits and practices, and their findings challenge some of the myths.
July 2013- A new IBM Institute for Business Value survey of more than 28,000 consumers from around the world confirms that while consumers actively discuss, critique, promote, and even dismiss your brand, they will give their loyalty only to a few select retailers. How well retailers and product brands identify the arbiters that determine what's hot and what's not and build trust with both individuals and communities of like-minded consumers will determine whether they benefit from a base ...
The concept of using social networking in the office has evolved from simply connecting people and conversations to taking action and getting real work done. But in order for enterprise social networking to be successful it must incorporate the applications and relevant conversations employees use everyday to get drive business outcomes.
In this whitepaper discover how tibbr provides relevant updates employees need from CRM, ERP, expense, inventory and document management systems, plus unifies ...
June 2013- Organizations have spent time and resources on Microsoft SharePoint. Learn how they're using enterprise social networking to enhance the value of their investment. In this whitepaper, discover how tibbr connects your organization's content with relevant people, groups and systems to drive real business outcomes.
June 2013- Enterprise social networking must intelligently incorporate business applications with conversations so employees can execute on key business outcomes. In this report, discover how tibbr empowers IT to integrate your existing systems and data to increase efficiency. This report includes an overview of the tibbr Architecture, REST API, bi-directional functionality, activity streams and other key methods for integrating all applications.
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