End-to-end Master Data Management
Discover how a Master Data Management (MDM) strategy is key to unlocking the value of your company's product data. It provides critical business processes with ......
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.
January 2012- IBM provides consulting, implementation and application management services for Microsoft Dynamics AX, a comprehensive ERP solution for midsize and larger organizations that empowers people to work effectively, manage change, and compete globally.
November 2011- Without a content management system that archives, stores and manages information effectively, you face operational inefficiency and data loss. Read this white paper to learn how IBM SmartCloud Archive can help you improve availability and ease access to information to enhance decision making and better realize the value of information as an asset.
November 2011- Today's enterprises face a complex networking environment, often with multiple network protocols. Read this IDC Executive Brief to see how multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) facilitates cost-effective and converged wide area networking with a high level of security, management, and flexibility.
September 2011- This IBM-commissioned paper by Forrester Research examines the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by deploying Informix database server. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the Informix database server on their organizations.
September 2011- Midsized companies face the same pressures as larger enterprises to maintain access to critical information in order to run the business and remain competitive. Read this white paper for an overview of advanced data recovery options that are designed and priced specifically for small and midsized businesses.
By extending the life of data, you can enable your staff to review historic data in new ways and analyze it as new methods emerge. Hadoop provides a framework for your company to analyze and manage growing volumes of data while storing data longer than previously possible - all at a competitive price point.
This white paper highlights the business cases for Hadoop and explains how it empowers employees to think of new ...
September 2011- Automation is the key to modernizing an IT organization and enabling it to deal with increased demands from the business. In this Forrester report you will learn about the 10 functional areas to evaluate when creating the foundation of IT process automation.
September 2011- Dated criticisms of mainframes doesn't apply to the more open, flexible zEnterprise platform that exists today and the advantages it offers as a host for cloud computing. Read the white paper and see how an IBM zEnterprise offers improvements in reliability, scalability, security and flexibility; all while reducing costs.
December 2011- This white paper helps managers demonstrate the profitability of reducing operational costs in server backup and recovery through investment in cloud server data protection (subscription), rather than traditional backup methods. Comparative cost categories used in calculating this ROI are summarized in a convenient checklist. These include capital costs of hardware and software as well as ongoing monthly costs for maintenance, media, labor, and offsite storage of backup data.
The demand for data storage is exploding, which is driving up costs, amplifying the risks of data loss or exposure, and complicating plans for disaster recovery. To cope with this exploding demand, organizations are turning to cloud-based storage for relief. The adoption of cloud solutions is growing,with a nearly 40 percent expansion in the use of third-party cloud storage for offsite copies expected by 2012.
Organizations are finding cloud-based data protection to be especially ...
With compliance requirements and external threats on the rise, no business can afford to leave its data unprotected, especially at the endpoint. Fortunately, IT leaders understand the risk: Fifty-nine percent of recent IDG survey respondents rate backup and protection of desktop and laptop data as crucial or high priority.
Unfortunately, even though the majority of survey respondents have something in place, many fall short in terms of meeting needs for identification, classification and ...
Cloud server backup solutions reduce the burden of tape management and backup operations headaches by automatically storing the data safely offsite to protect for disaster recovery purposes.
This white paper discusses the top ten reasons why organizations are turning to cloud server backup today.
September 2011- This practical guide explores key criteria of an ALM solution for today's high-performance teams. Explore key considerations for enhancing your single- or multi-vendor ALM environment. Establish your strategic priorities, identify objective criteria to compare vendor offerings, and structure a purchasing process to get the best possible solution for your needs.
September 2011- Author, industry analyst and Agile luminary Liz Barnett evaluates the Rational Jazz strategy in this objective 27-page report. Based on research incorporating over a dozen interviews with IBM distinguished engineers, technology evangelists and customers, this report explores the Rational Jazz strategy and the first two generations of Jazz-based products.
September 2011- Nearly everyone - developers to senior management - requires greater visibility into the development process. Read how how an IBM Rational solution can help your company build better software faster, using an integrated application lifecycle management solution designed to support collaboration across distributed agile development teams.
In April 2011, the Evans Data Corp conducted a survey of over 1200 developers worldwide. The survey asked developers to identify any of the nine top development platforms they use and then rate eighteen elements of those specific platforms.
Once again, the IBM Rational? organization achieved the top overall ranking. This marks the fifth time in six years that IBM Rational has been recognized as the best offering in this Evans Data annual Users Choice ...
In this white paper, we describe in detail the three key areas you need to understand to successfully launch and manage business-critical PHP applications in the cloud.
• How to understand and minimize complexity when migrating PHP applications to the cloud
• A customizable best-practices approach to deploying and managing PHP applications in the cloud for High Availability
• A joint solution from RightScale and Zend that helps organizations deploy and manage ...
Data warehousing has emerged as one of the IT world?s fastest growth areas. Demand for high-quality, current information and for tools to interpret and exploit it shows no signs of abating.
The report provides an in-depth comparison of three platforms designed for this purpose: IBM Smart Analytics System 7700, Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Teradata's flagship Active Enterprise Data Warehouse (Active EDW) 6650.
Results are based on input from 46 users of these ...
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