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Businesses need more from their Windows security structure - including role-based access control, automated delegation of permissions, centralized permissions reporting, and data consistency rules. A ......
Many municipal, county, and state government agencies are utilizing
virtualization solutions to provide efficient, critical public services while reducing
costs. Download, "Virtualization Streamlines Public Service Initiatives" to learn
how a virtualization solution enables public service agencies to:
• Boost availability of social services, such as public safety and EMS
• Save over $1M in budget to be allocated for other purposes
• Advancing safety and productivity from computer-aided dispatch and criminal history ...
Despite data residing on shared storage within VDI environments, storage is
still a key part of the equation that is often overlooked during the initial VDI
assessment process. Download, "Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Getting Serious about Storage" to understand how careful consideration of the storage infrastructure is crucial to ensure:
• Security from data breaches as users are assigned rights-based access
• Scalability as capacity demands grow, companies can continue to use existing desktops/...
Many Organizations understand the benefits of, but are challenged with
implementing a virtualized integrated infrastructure. Download, "Targeting Use
Cases for fast Deployment of Virtualized Integrated Infrastructure" to learn more
about a pre-integrated, ready-to-deploy virtualized infrastructure that can:
• Create a virtual environment for remote or branch offices
• Support application hosting platforms
• Deploy private clouds
IT Professionals can now deploy a virtualized infrastructure efficiently without being required to commit ...
A top priority for IT Organizations is improving data center performance. With the
integration of VMware and Dell EqualLogic, IT Organizations can ensure that the
virtualized data center responds effectively to changing business requirements. Download, "EqualLogic and VMware: Optimizing the Virtualized Data Center" to learn about the benefits of this integration, including the ability to:
• Implement and automate appropriate protection and safeguarding levels
• Achieve thin provisioning and space-efficient snapshot conservation
As the migration to Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDIs) increases, storage managers are faced with the daunting task of deploying and maintaining these environments. Download, "E-Guide: Pros and Cons of VDI for SMBs" to obtain tips and solutions on how to implement the most cost-effective virtualization solution for your Organization, such as:
• Mixing and matching different vendors to get best-of-breed products/cost-efficient combinations
• Deploying a small number of desktops and gradually growing ...
February 2013- Good application performance management (APM) practices get good results. NetForecast has benchmarked enterprise APM best practices for the last four years and consistently found that high marks for best APM practices correlate very closely with fewer performance problems as well as faster problem discovery and resolution times. According to NetForecast's latest APM best practices benchmark survey, enterprises with APM best practices benchmark scores above six on a ten-point scale (with ten the best) experience 75 percent ...
The traditional approach to IT management has been to focus on individual technology domains and elements such as Application Performance Management(APM) or Network Performance Management (NPM). Even in the historical IT environment where a key role of IT was to manage client/server applications hosted
on a physical server in the organization’s data center, this approach had many significant limitations. It is expensive, tends to lengthen the time it takes to ...
A seamlessly orchestrated order management system lets companies cross over from simply filling orders to effectively leveraging inventory, maximizing internal and external resources and keeping order promises, which keeps customers happy.
Achieving this level of efficiency is possible with concerted focus on three critical goals:
1. Become truly cross-channel.
2. Remain nimble in your order management process.
3. Leverage inventory across all channels and organizations.
Resources to ensure the quality of a software project are nearly always limited. In order to prioritize testing, reengineering, and bug fixing efforts, it is critical to be able to identify the potential risks within Java classes, methods, or projects. This paper discusses the Risk Metric, which objectively measures the risk of software as a function of two critical factors: code complexity and test coverage.
Knowing the risk metric values, Java development teams ...
In today's struggling economy, we all know that it's crucial to establish a strategic plan when implementing a business case - from appealing to each decision-maker to making sure that the case meets basic financial requirements.
IBM has classified how to build and justify a business case, in nine steps. Following these steps will give you a clear understanding of the tools and techniques that are required for successful B2B integration. This ...
IT executives have a significantly different mandate than they did just five years ago. Consumerization, virtualization and mobility have dramatically changed the way we deploy and use technology requiring a focus on the end-user experience, and on this vision the network needs to play a key role if IT departments are to execute service delivery management .
The evolution of simple applications into complex services has created a strong dependency between user experience, application ...
A variety of competitive, regulatory, and technology challenges continue to keep IT professionals awake at night. While new types of software systems address such challenges, flash-based storage and flash-based application acceleration technologies are vital to maximizing the benefits from such applications.
Download “Bullish on Data Center Flash“ to learn details of the state of flash-based technology deployments survey, such as:
More than three quarters (77 percent) of all financial services firms report ...
This white paper explores the fast-changing customer relationship landscape in financial services. It outlines strategies and technologies that financial services marketers can use to better understand customers and market effectively across traditional and digital channels, with sections on:
• Inbound marketing
• Event-based marketing
• Digital marketing and personalized retargeting
• Web analytics
• Mobile and social channels
• Customer lifecycle management
By combining analytics and cross-channel marketing automation, financial services providers ...
January 2013- IBM recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate how businesses are changing in the face of today’s business environment. Read this report to learn the four key findings driving business decisions today including the customer experience, touchpoints, lack of internal collaboration and non-technology hurdles to business transformation.
October 2012- Mobile application development is a very important and strategic IT topic. In 2012, Gartner is making major updates to this research to reflect market convergence. We analyze platforms that allow enterprises to build, support and manage mobile applications for both customers and employees.
October 2012- Learn how to control, optimize and accelerate BYOD traffic and minimize its impact on business applications.
October 2012- Geographic information system (GIS) and information technology (IT) managers see the cloud as a compelling argument for leveraging off-premises hardware resources and reducing local infrastructure costs. But how does one go about calculating the cost of using cloud resources in lieu of using on-site infrastructure? The purpose of this paper is to help the reader understand how costs are calculated for cloud services - using Amazon™ Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) as an example - and ...
October 2012- Black Duck seeks the insights of senior executives on open source software (OSS) trends and recently interviewed Eric Newcomer, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience. Eric was Chief Architect, Investment Banking IT for Credit Suisse, and he has also served as Chief Technical Officer of IONA Technologies. In this brief question-and answer interview he agreed to share his thoughts with the community on the use of open source in the financial services ...
September 2012- Marketing technology is enabling profound changes in an organization's relationship with customers, creating new challenges and new opportunities. Getting an in-depth look at how marketers from across the globe are responding to this empowered consumer provides important insights into the underlying characteristics of successful marketing organizations. The third annual IBM State of Marketing Survey 2012 provides precisely this kind of insight. The 2012 survey results deepen our understanding of marketing practitioners' level of technology adoption and maturity ...
September 2012- SVC and Real-time Compression reduces costs, improves IT Optimization and provides a outstanding savings for virtualized third party arrays through a software upgrade.
Keeping up with a quickly expanding business is difficult if you do not have the right tools. Cricket Communications was growing in its number of subscribers at a rate of 10 to 20% annually and needed a system that could handle processing of up to 3,000 new subscriber requests per hour.
It implemented automated business processes and contract processing systems to keep up with the new requests, but if an error occurred the whole system would ...
How does your mobility strategy compare to your peers? Find out in a survey of over 600 IT leaders. Read and learn:
• Why BYOD is merely the “tip of the iceberg”
• What are the initial benefits of a well-developed mobility strategy
• How to meet security and device management challenges
• The valuable role of desktop virtualization
August 2012- The complexities of today's economic environment and everexpanding global supply chains mandate new guidelines for peak performance. Volatile global market conditions and customer demand variability require optimal supply chain configurations to synchronize supply and demand.
August 2012- This paper will consider the latest developments in inventory optimization technology, including a look at how leading CP companies are using this generation of inventory management tools to help minimize working capital, improve inventory positioning and management, redesign network stocking nodes, and improve customer service and overall profitability.
IBM recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate how businesses are changing in the face of today's business environment.
Read this report to learn the four key findings driving business decisions today including the customer experience, touchpoints, lack of internal collaboration and non-technology hurdles to business transformation.
Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time - but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.
An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for ...
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