Application Testing Strategies in the IBM z/OS Environment
The IBM z/OS mainframe environment has earned a reputation for superior application performance, availability and data security while managing extremely large volumes of application ......
November 2012- Given the stunning growth of data centers in recent years, how can an enterprise's IT department improve efficiency, cost effectiveness and mission-critical reliability in the data center? This paper explores the complex web of challenges facing today's data center managers and discusses how Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software provides a complete solution for moving the data center from chaos to control.
Many data center managers try to manage their dynamic environments with little more than spreadsheets and a few CAD diagrams. But as data centers have grown in size and complexity, managing this way has become increasingly difficult. Fortunately, there are many good Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions now available.
One of the challenges many companies face getting started with DCIM is that they are afraid that implementing a full scale DCIM solution ...
November 2012- A VP of Data Center Operations didn't have accurate information needed to make informed decisions, control costs and mitigate risks. In this informative case study, learn what caused this manager to say "We not only freed up half a megawatt of power, but also extended the life of our data center from five years to 15 years."
Big Data: Lessons from the Leaders is an Economist Intelligence Unit report that explores how far along companies are with extracting value from the data they gather - and how they can more effectively use the growing amounts of data they are collecting moving forward. In this survey sponsored by SAS, 752 senior executives from a broad range of sectors and countries shared their thoughts on the world of big data.
Highlights of the ...
As more and more solutions are developed to populate data warehouses, it is apparent that merely delivering data isn't the complete answer organizations are looking for. There is a crucial need for operational data quality upon which to base their analytical and decision support systems. Operational data quality - real-time or near-real-time delivery, as opposed to batch-based data quality processes - is incorporated directly into the business processes of the organization's operational systems.
Cloud computing has emerged as a technology almost every industry that provides or consumes software, hardware, and infrastructure can leverage. The technology and architecture that cloud service and deployment models offer are a key area of research and development for geographic information system (GIS) technology.
GIS in the Cloud provides an overview that includes a definition of cloud computing and discusses the differences between the three core cloud service models - Software as ...
October 2012- Small and midsize firms virtualize IT infrastructure to meet real-world challenges: simplifying operations to focus on business issues, speeding up application rollouts to get more done, safeguarding data and operations to stay open and productive, and saving money for the bottom line. It's a new way to think about IT - and getting started is easy, fast, and inexpensive, using VMware solutions designed for your real-world small or midsize business. Read this eBook to learn ...
September 2012- APM today sits at a juncture that crosses many disciplines and domains. This report aims to clarify what it is that defines an APM solution, and how the vendors are taking their solutions forward. A SWOT analysis of their solutions is provided.
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 ...
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has had a solid, three-year history tracking AccelOps, a pioneering software developer that enables network and security administrators to monitor performance, availability and events with just one application.
They found that AccelOps customers are enjoying unique benefits in terms of time to value, scope of value, and cohesiveness in performance and security management thanks to the AccelOps’s premium on pragmatic innovations. This report provides a current view of ...
September 2012- Get the CRM Technology Value Matrix by Nucleus Research that evaluates the usability and functionality of CRM solutions that support sales, marketing, and customer service for any-sized business. This Matrix will help you evaluate additions, upgrades, and changes to core CRM solutions.
Like most companies, Bronto Software manages a growing and complex IT environment. Open source software is foundational at Bronto and has become the company standard within its IT environment. When seeking to augment existing open source technologies, Bronto was faced with an immature market that often failed to provide the analytic capabilities needed to respond to critical processes and services.
Bronto needed a solution that would allow engineers to deep dive into system ...
To capitalize on the benefits of Windows 7, you must make sure your computing environment is ready for the upgrade. The Dell Windows 7 Readiness Assessment is designed to identify application compatibility, hardware compatibility and migration readiness, and to provide the recommendations needed to help make your transition to Windows 7 as smooth as possible.
Read the Dell Windows 7 Readiness Assessment for a detailed analysis of your organization’s preparedness to upgrade and includes a comprehensive ...
There are five key features that all backup software must now possess to ensure organizations successfully execute on their backup redesign initiatives.
The last few years have seen a monumental change in the backup and recovery landscape, as organizations of all sizes have shifted from tape to disk as their primary backup target. But the adoption of disk in this new role as primary backup is really just the start of a much ...
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.
July 2012- Birst's Salesforce Reporting and Analytics helps sales managers analyze all of the critical salesforce.com data to uncover insightful pipeline information. Combining sales data with marketing, financial and operational data to obtain a comprehensive view of the pipeline is where Birst excels. Birst enables sales managers to address risks and issues proactively and make course corrections quickly.
July 2012- Salesforce.com Service Cloud is now the leader in customer service. Learn what top industry voices have to say about Service Cloud vs outdated technologies.
July 2012- This Beagle Research Group executive white paper describes these advantages of switching to a cloud-based contact centers, focusing on lower total cost of ownership, more deployment options and better service results.
July 2012- See how the Salesforce Service Cloud took home top honors in the categories of Customer Case Management and Web Support in the March 2012 issue of CRM Magazine, and how Salesforce helps transform top companies into social enterprises.
July 2012- Top companies now know that social media is a powerful way to listen to their customers. The most successful service teams today are not only monitoring social, they're actively participating in the conversation. Learn how.
July 2012- Customers today expect immediate service and fast resolutions from the social Web. These conversations are happening right now among millions of people. Are you listening? Learn how your business can transform the customer service experience.
July 2012- Gartner's 2012 Magic Quadrant for CRM Customer Service Contact Centers looks at vendors responding to the challenge of "any channel" customer engagement. Follow the leaders and see why customers rely on Salesforce to transform their businesses.
July 2012- Social media is turning customer service and support on its head. It is fundamentally changing how, where and to whom people look for help. Learn Get the 6 Key Areas to Social Service & Support that top companies use to overcome today's challenges.
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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