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 ......
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 ...
Expectations around the role of the CFO have greatly intensified in recent years. The CFO is now expected to be business generalist, risk management expert, and all-knowing source of business intelligence; to provide instant replies to any question the CEO asks about business performance; and to meet these challenges with lower costs.
This chapter looks at the origins of the increased pressure on CFOs and explains why it is necessary for CFOs to ...
We all know the power of the killer app. It's not just a support tool; it's a strategic weapon.
Companies questing for killer apps generally focus all their firepower on the one area that promises to create the greatest competitive advantage. But a new breed of organization has upped the stakes: Amazon, Harrah's, Capital One, and the Boston Red Sox have all dominated their fields by deploying industrial-strength analytics across a wide variety ...
Despite a number of compelling reasons to move away from annual plans and budgets, many CFOs are reluctant to make the change. They fail to recognize that there are alternative (and less dysfunctional) ways of driving performance improvement and making managers accountable for performance.
CFOs need to implement systems that provide managers at every level with the capability to make fast, well-informed decisions. They need to replace annual planning cycles with more regular ...
With IT departments finding more room in their budgets to tackle much-needed projects, desktop operating system refresh is moving to the top of the list.
After all, OS upgrades enable organizations to rethink and restructure their entire desktop infrastructure into more efficient and productive environments. With the expiration of Microsoft support for Windows XP looming, upgrading to Windows 7 presents an opportunity to create a streamlined environment primed for virtualization, cloud computing and other ...
Surveys show that most CFOs want to upgrade their role from accounting specialists to strategic or business partners. But few CFOs have actually made the change, primarily because they have neither the time nor the necessary capabilities within the current finance team. But for those who do make the change, the rewards are tangible.
This chapter lays out a number of important steps that the CFO and the finance team need to take ...
June 2012- Whether you are preparing for, or have already begun your 2010 budget, you'll want to understand how your organization can adopt the best practices outlined in this article.
June 2012- Budgeting can cause stress and conflict, eating up lots of hours. But a good budget can be the difference between financial success and insolvency. In this chapter, you'll learn about the many types of budgets that serve different purposes. You'll also learn how to determine which type most effectively helps you meet your business goals.
Parallel build execution is a popular technique for reducing software build length, and for good reason. Today, multi-core computers are common, particularly for software developers, so there's horsepower to spare, and it seems seductively easy to dabble with parallel builds: just slap a "-j" onto your make command-line,sit back and enjoy the benefits of a build that's 2, 3 or 4 times faster than it used to be.
Unfortunately, with this simple approach you are ...
For most enterprises, creating, testing, and deploying a modern software application demands well-planned orchestration of an assortment of disparate tools and technologies. Sadly, far too many of these organizations are still attempting to deliver software the same way they did 20 years ago, using an amalgamation of manual procedures, homegrown scripts, and other archaic approaches. These techniques are no longer effective, and merely serve to delay delivery while amplifying costs.
In this White paper ...
CRM applications alone are insufficient for achieving great customer relationships. They lack important functionality, don't include all necessary data, and may not inherently differentiate a company's ability to understand and delight its customers. That's why companies that want to out-perform the competition need to complement their core CRM applications with four key capabilities: business analytics, predictive analytics, collaboration and integration.
Read this concise, informative ebook to better understand why these four complementary capabilities ...
May 2012- This book focuses on the challenges and benefits of integrating WebSphere eXtreme Scale with other middleware products, including WebSphere Business Events, WebSphere Commerce, WebSphere Portal, and Rational Jazz-based products. Detailed procedures for integrating, configuring, and monitoring WebSphere eXtreme Scale in WebSphere Portal and WebSphere Commerce environments are provided.
April 2012- Academics have made the case that social work needs mapping. This white paper describes how geographic information systems (GIS) fill that prescription. GIS is a key component in modernizing the information technology (IT) of many human and social service programs. By leveraging the data management, analysis, and visualization capabilities of GIS, social workers and other human service professionals (hereinafter referred to collectively as helping professionals) are empowered to understand community needs, measure environmental forces (including ...
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.
April 2012- This white paper discusses how to reduce the time spent monitoring and managing Windows servers, virtual machines, and server clusters by consolidating scheduling and management tasks on one central server. Learn how to simplify scheduling dependencies, set up notification, and even integrate file transfers with one simple scheduling tool.
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.
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 ...
Virtualization can help reduce costs, improve application availability, and simplify IT management. Getting started can be challenging. You need to find the appropriate software, network, server, and
Storage configurations, but some marketplace solutions billed as "simple" may actually reduce availability and limit scalability?leaving you to figure out how to put it all together. With HP, virtualization is better than ever.
We can help you jump-start your project with simplified virtualization solutions that ...
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 ...
Discover how DDoS attacks are getting larger, more sophisticated and dangerous. Learn the risks to Internet infrastructure, revenues and brand equity. See how those risks multiply the more your business depends on the Web.
Find out why small and medium-sized businesses are in some ways even more threatened by DDoS attacks than larger enterprises. Get insight into the ways IT environments have changed - and why that can complicate your efforts to protect ...
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 ...
Government healthcare agencies face budget shortfalls, scrutiny over beneficiary eligibility, an adversarial legislature and intense public attention. Healthcare programs are under intense pressure to balance costs with the quality of care and to stem waste and fraud. These challenges are intensified with the move toward electronic health records, meaningful use standards and health information exchanges.
UBM TechWeb and SAS set out to understand the state of healthcare analytics in the U.S. federal ...
November 2011- There are more people on earth than total IPv4 addresses, and they're expected to run out by the end of 2011. Preparing for the transition now can help you maintain business continuity during the changeover while taking advantage of immediate business benefits.
The communications marketplace continues to emphasize customers - consumers, business customers, and enterprise users - as evidenced by an evolving universe of applications combined with network-based services. Most of these packages hold high customer appeal because of the user devices that are now available; mobile broadband connectivity that begins to rival fixed-line connections in some locales, a virtual sea of downloadable applications and an increasing business focus on cloud-based services.
These factors now ...
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