March 2014- For health insurers, data integrity and visibility are key to successful integration with the Federal Marketplace. However, complex processes and trivial errors can lead to data gaps that impact revenue, profitability and member satisfaction. Adopting a standardized approach to data integrity early in the process is critical to successfully adapting to the technologies and processes of the Affordable Care Act.
March 2014- The demand for new and innovative technology solutions has created a software industry laser focused on speed to market, costs and product functionality. While this may help companies achieve a first-to-market advantage, it has also led to an environment where developers are more focused on meeting unrealistic schedule commitments than producing high-quality software. The result is a "deliver now, fix later" software development culture, where it is acceptable to leave the task of finding and ...
February 2014- There are 13 basic heat removal methods to cool IT equipment and to transport unwanted heat to the outdoor environment. This paper describes these fundamental cooling technologies using basic terms and diagrams. 11 of these methods rely on the refrigeration cycle as the primary means of cooling. Pumped refrigerant systems provide isolation between the primary heat removal system and IT equipment. The direct air and indirect air methods rely on the outdoor conditions as the primary means ...
In the paper, "Integrate Big Data into Your Business Processes and Enterprise Systems" you'll learn how to drive maximum value with an enterprise approach to Big Data. Topics discussed include:
• How to ensure that your Big Data projects will drive clearly defined business value
• The operational challenges each Big Data initiative must address
• The importance of using an enterprise approach for Hadoop batch processing
February 2014- It's no longer a question of if your company will be adopting cloud-based solutions, but when and how many. Gartner predicts that by the end of 2016, more than 50 percent of Global 1000 companies will have stored customer-sensitive data in the public cloud. With the proliferation of cloud-based applications, platforms and infrastructure, the potential for data fragmentation and disconnected data silos has grown exponentially. While the benefits of cloud computing have been well documented-scalability, business agility, and ...
February 2014- BI requirements are constantly changing. We now have technology that has completely altered the way we deploy BI solutions, the way we manage these environments and even the way we use BI. This paper discusses the three mandatory requirements for modern BI architectures.
Continuous Delivery Promises Big Benefits
Continuous Delivery is an emerging development process that automates and improves product delivery. Perforce commissioned Evans Research to survey 600 developers, managers, and executives in the US and UK to understand market perception and adoption of Continuous Delivery.
Read this independent report to learn what respondents perceive to be the most compelling reasons to move to Continuous Delivery. You'll find out:
• To what extent are ...
January 2014- Red Hat JBoss Fuse is a comprehensive, standards-based integration platform that can be configured with any combination of components for a customizable IT footprint
January 2014- As your IT organization adopts new technologies like cloud and virtualization, physical and virtual machine sprawl grows. This is exacerbated with the explosion of mobility, a vast choice of user devices, and sensors and readers of many types that now have internet connectivity, and the hundreds of new technologies that are being built every year. It's tough enough for your IT managers to keep up with even predetermined datasets, let alone the new dynamics and ...
January 2014- Aiming to manage your IT services efficiently and serve the business more effectively? Adapting to a constantly changing IT environment, while also meeting the needs of business and end users, requires a new approach to managing operations. The methodology that has emerged to fill this vacuum is called business service management (BSM). BSM focuses on connecting services to the underlying IT infrastructure regardless of provider, addressing issues before they impact business, improving overall service quality, ...
January 2014- For Rebecca Jacoby, a Senior Vice President and CIO at Cisco Systems, the steady rate of change within the company's IT structure and function presented a unique set of potential benefits and challenges. On the one hand, she realized that IT automation, integration and analytics offered tremendous opportunities to deliver better value to the business. But on the other, her team was having difficulty managing the changes and ensuring it had the right cost structure ...
January 2014- The VMware 2013 'Journey to IT as a Service' finds that CIOs are leveraging virtualization and other innovative technologies to transform their department into business-driven service organizations. Those who have deployed an ITaaS model report a higher ROI, increased agility and responsiveness, and more resources to put towards innovation - ensuring IT's place at the head of tomorro'w business.
At BMC, we believe that unified workload automation is the future of job scheduling. So we decided to prove it. BMC commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the benefits of workload automation. Who needs it? Why? Is there a more strategic way to schedule jobs across the enterprise? How can workload automation help IT better serve the business?
In this study, "Industrializing IT Workload Automation," read how your peers responded, how Forrester interprets those ...
November 2013- This book is written for readers who have varying levels of familiarity with ODM. It doesn't focus on any particular vendor?s offering; instead, it talks about the features of ODM as a model for managing operational decision-making. This book isn't about offline business intelligence systems. While those systems are very valuable, the focus of this book is on automated decisions that can be executed in real time in conjunction with your business applications and ...
November 2013- We are witnessing rapid convergence of social media, cloud computing, and mobile computing. This convergence, along with infusion of technology into more devices of all types, is changing everything about the way people connect, transact, and engage with companies and each other.
November 2013- 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.
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.
October 2013- A new study by Solitaire Interglobal Ltd. (SIL) shows that the integrated IBM Power security stack offers a wide range of benefits to the organizations including high customer satisfaction and a significantly lower TCO when compared to competitive offerings.
October 2013- Payment Card Industry Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) standards provide detailed guidelines for building payment processing solutions that safeguard payment data at all times. In establishing the security mechanisms required to comply with P2PE, hardware security modules (HSMs) play a critical role. This paper presents service providers with detailed insights for finding an HSM that offers optimal support for their P2PE compliance and business objectives.
September 2013- Cloud computing represents a major transformation in the way enterprises deliver a wide array of IT services. The true potential of the cloud can only be tapped when both computing and storage are working together to support applications. In this paper we introduce Red Hat Storage Server. We review the architectural characteristics and explore the real-world experiences of Intelitek who successfully deployed Red Hat Storage Server for Public Cloud within AWS to meet the time-sensitive ...
September 2013- In this white paper, learn about the specific problems around data protection when using servers within Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments. This includes both problems specific to the environment, the motivations that drive the need for this data protection, and recent changes in cyber threats that highlight the need for this protection. The paper also examines the core elements of a data protection solution for AWS implementations, and then reviews how the Vormetric Data Firewall™ ...
Let's face it, users store business data on laptops and desktops, even if they're not supposed to. And mission-critical data-including sensitive, executive-level information-exists exclusively on these endpoint devices.
IT organizations unprepared to provide easy-to-use, easy-to-administer, cross-platform endpoint backup and restore are at risk for needless data loss and IT management nightmares.
Read this checklist to learn how to create a back up strategy to quickly and easily protect your endpoint data.<...
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.<...
Today's "always-on" knowledge workers demand and will settle for nothing less than an Apple-like experience from their devices and applications. But when Apple fanboys rush to buy the company's latest creations for use at home and at the office, many CIOs and IT managers cringe. They wonder how-given this rapidly changing, technology-laden world-they can support even more devices, apps and networks; properly protect enterprise data; and maintain compliance with existing/emerging regulations.
August 2013- This report provides some guidelines for how to plan a more effective Enterprise Asset Management strategy, including maturity levels, processes, and technologies in context with the synergies of IT Asset Management advances.
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