Rapidly emerging as a transformative technology framework for storing and processing massive amounts of structured and unstructured data, Apache Hadoop plays a central role in Big Data. However, most Big Data strategies stall with IT challenges. In order to harness Big Data for competitive advantage, organizations must enable more than a handful of scarce IT specialists and expensive data scientists to access the information.
By making Big Data usable by business decision-makers and ...
May 2013- Testing and launching a web application isn't getting any easier. In fact, with the assortment of new browsers, plugins, third party apps and programming languages, this process has never been more complicated. Unfortunately, it's also never been more critical for success.
May 2013- Over the last 20 years, as we have moved towards a knowledge-based economy, the security challenges of maintaining the fidelity of the IT infrastructure have grown dramatically. There has been a massive increase in the number of malware samples encountered by security researchers around the world, from thousands of malware samples in a year to thousands of malware samples per day. On an operational level, endpoint security (desktop/laptops) has grown more complex, and IT security ...
Software must perform across more platforms than ever before,
so it must be stronger and more flexible than ever before.
It has to be future-proof and Ė of course Ė delivered yesterday.
Organisations must increase application quality and reduce the time to market. Itís a problem. Perhaps thatís why, on average, 68% of projects donít succeed, 50% are late and 40% require rework. Fragmented infrastructure can prevent efficient testing and disparate teams affect traceability and ...
March 2013- Organizations store their most valuable and sensitive data in their enterprise database, yet a large number of organizations do not engage in the timely installation of vendor patches after those patches have been released by database management system (DBMS) providers, placing that sensitive data at risk. In fact, a 2010 survey by the Independent Oracle Users Group revealed that of the 430 database administrators, consultants, and developers who were surveyed, only 37 percent installed Oracle Critical Patch Updates ...
February 2013- Although data growth can help improve efficiencies and expand market reach, it can also expose a business to more risks, such as data theft, fraud and service interruptions. Read this white paper to learn how you can develop a strategy that successfully balances opportunity and reputational risk.
November 2012- Organizations of all sizes struggle to find an effective systems management solution scaled to their needs. KACE has developed a Systems Management Buyers Guide to find the product that meets your needs. Read it today.
November 2012- Information, an essential asset in virtually all organizations, requires careful attention and robust processes to ensure it can reliably support business decision-making. Information arising from multiple sources must be integrated and governed to ensure it is a trusted source and in compliance with internal policies and external regulations and legislature. The process of the integration and governance of information provides a framework that incorporates acquisition, organization, control and use of information to create and enhance ...
It is critical that an organization understands relationships between data, its business value and how to ensure long-term and accurate data access. Every process - defined or otherwise - within the organization creates information as the process is executed. An organization's information can be grouped into many small units of related data, often referred to as the complete business object.
This white paper defines the complete business object as it applies to organizations ...
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.
Business moves fast- which means that software development teams need to move even faster. The emergence of new software development models, such as the agile development process, has given organizations powerful tools for responding to events quickly and has helped organizations evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.
To make the most of agile processes, organizations need effective and efficient testing strategies - complete with processes for governing test data. However, many development, ...
August 2012- In this ebook, we'll examine the three "Golden Rules" of data appliances, and how these rules correlate directly to the e3 equation that has drawn the attention of IT leaders across all industries to these appliance offerings. Along the way, we'll endeavor to provide some examples and guidelines regarding how businesses can successfully evaluate and implement data appliances in the enterprise.
July 2012- Experts estimate that approximately 20 percent of emails never make it to the inbox. Read this white paper to see how a focused approach and relevant content can drive customer actions, build communities and extend the reach of your brand.
June 2012- In an era of nonstop, data-driven global commerce, enterprises and consumers alike are demanding more than ever from OLTP systems and the critical business functions they enable. Download this white paper to learn how IBM DB2 pureScale can help equip companies with the technology foundation to deliver high availability and continuous uptime for transactional data - with all of the flexibility, scalability and agility they need to remain competitive into the future.
June 2012- Find out how leading companies are leaving the high-cost and complexity of traditional data warehouses behind and using the innovative simplicity of IBM Netezza's data warehouse appliances to unlock their data's potential.
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.
Many of the latest initiatives in the IT world are focused around aligning IT resources more closely with business users and business needs. The more that IT can reduce the gap between the requirement of the business community and the fulfillment of these requirements, the greater the improvement in business performance.
Companies become more agile and responsive to market changes and new opportunities; governance and risk can be managed more effectively through better ...
Batch processing with WebSphere Compute Grid: Delivering business value to the enterprise. Reduce or eliminate batch windows by running batch and OLTP 24X7 and achieve higher throughput [ Source: IBM ]
April 2012- Batch processing is a mission critical workload for the enterprise. End of day/month/year reporting, bulk account processing for credit scores and assessing interest, and reconciling banking activities are just a few examples of tasks carried out with batch processing. Whether they like it or not, or even are cognizant of its role and importance, enterprises depend on batch processing.
ParAccel Analytic Platform combines a high performance analytic database with a powerful suite of supporting applications that drive unconstrained analytics and accelerate the value of analytics across the entire company. Unconstrained analytics covers the full spectrum of users, use cases, capabilities, and data.
The beauty of an analytic platform is that it supports all shapes and sizes of analytics in a single deployment. No workload too big, no use case too broad. It's ...
In business you need to know in order to make a decision, right then. Not tomorrow, not even in a few hours. When making a business decision you want to base it off facts, information-- data. Can your ad hoc analysis scale up quickly enough to keep you competitive?
Read this white paper to learn about a platform that supports advanced statistical and data mining operations that can require multiple passes through many-- ...
In October 2011, Hewlett-Packard commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey more than 200 global firms about their plans to modernize their application and technology portfolios across four major platforms: Intel-compatible, Unix/Linux, non-Unix midrange, and mainframe.
Forrester found that, across all platforms, data/access to data is a huge problem, the need to modernize is rampant but vexing, and hiring competent staff is a significant challenge.
Public-sector IT organizations are under intense pressure to do more with less. Diminished tax revenues and powerful political imperatives are putting the squeeze on budgets. Yet, at the same time, legislated mandates and the rising expectations of hyper-connected constituencies are relentlessly adding to IT's to-do list.
This white paper explains how public-sector IT executives can address this challenge and transform the economics of IT by upgrading to Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware. It ...
February 2012- IDG Research conducted a survey on desktop virtualization adoption, polling 107 executives from the CIO audience on behalf of Citrix and IBM. This white paper, based on the survey, provides a view into transformation activities within large organizations, and examines motivations and experiences of financial services organizations to transform the delivery of IT services through desktop virtualization.
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