The Business Analyst's Guide to Hadoop
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 ......
Organizations are looking to desktop virtualization for improved productivity, security and easier management. But employees have different needs so finding an efficient, cost-effective and flexible way to implement and use desktop virtualization is a must.
Cut through the hype - and get to the facts - in this white paper from IT Business Edge and Quest Software. See how your company can combine multiple desktop virtualization technologies into one simple, integrated system - ...
Your company is the touch point for a wide variety of users. Some report to and work in the office all day, every day. Others are constantly mobile, always moving from one place to another. Finally, there's the users that split the difference, and fall somewhere in the middle. Is there a desktop virtualization solution set that works for all of your diverse users?
In this Quest Software white paper, see how to ...
Most organizations will eventually migrate to Windows 7 - it's powerful and full of new functionality. However, this migration promises to be complex, time-consuming, expensive and create downtime for users.
Or does it? Using desktop virtualization in conjunction with your Windows 7 migration means you'll create a nimble, efficient, less complex desktop architecture. In this Quest white paper, see how adopting desktop virtualization simplifies your Windows 7 migration - while reducing costs and increasing security and ...
Application databases continue to collect more and more data at an unprecedented rate. If allowed to continue, uncontrolled data growth can slow application performance, limit availability and seriously impact your profitability.
How can you take control of runaway data growth, while increasing the business value of your enterprise applications?
We invite you to download this complimentary White Paper. Learn how proven enterprise data management and archiving capabilities allow you to separate ...
This paper is targeted to executives and will cover all the business benefits of DB2.
Is your database ready for your company's future?
No matter what industry or market you are in, data has become more than just details of recorded transactions, events and customer records - it's the lifeblood of your business, as vital as cash. That makes your database a critical part of your business. Can it stay a step ahead ...
May 2011- IBM's Watson - the computing system that competed with human contestants on Jeopardy! - illustrates how managing "Big Data" and applying analytics can help businesses gain meaningful insights
May 2011- Commentary report from analyst Joe Clabbyst. Joe, a third party, non-IBM employee discusses some of Oracles product claims and points out holes in their systems product positioning.
Agile software development techniques have taken the industry by storm, with 76% of organizations reporting that they have one or more agile projects currently under way. Agile is becoming widespread because it works ? organizations are finding that agile project teams, as compared to traditional project teams, enjoy higher success rates, deliver higher quality projects, have greater levels of stakeholder satisfaction, provide better return on investment (ROI) and deliver systems to market sooner.
An Agile ...
When web applications slow down, it causes serious problems - so they must be fixed before they impact business transactions. IT groups often trace transactions from the source across the domains that contribute to response time in order to duplicate the problem. This is simplified by monitoring the application from user to database.
In this Quest white paper, learn to understand the components of a transaction as it crosses the various application domains. ...
Enterprises are re-thinking their B2B integration and realizing that their current approach is some combination of too expensive, not responsive enough or is an impediment to innovation. Many enterprises are looking for increased B2B automation because of the activities associated with onboarding customers, supporting new document types, the addition of new communications protocols and making changes to existing maps is manually intensive and expensive.
At the heart of EXTOL's Business Integration ...
March 2011- This paper highlights the new architectural features and performance of the AMD Opteron™ 6100 Series processor based HP ProLiant G7 Servers. It focuses on the value to the end user when applied to High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions.
In the competitive telecoms industry, providers must adapt quickly to deliver faster and more cost-effective services—while maintaining their reliability.
When Verizon Communications wanted a more reliable data platform for their business-critical services, they turned to IBM®. Read this case study to see why.
February 2011- Database management systems are some of the most complex pieces of software deployed in an organization’s datacenters. Database performance problems can cause application slow-downs or failures. These, in turn, can cause the organization to lose revenues, lose customers or fail to meet its goals in other ways. This paper discusses how faster storage that reduces latency and improves data throughput can have a direct impact on database performance.
January 2011- Application integration has long been seen as a stumbling block to any new software implementation. However, new tools are making the process easier – and spurring a faster return on investment. Oracle, with investments that span the company’s portfolio of applications and middleware technologies, is leading the charge to enable integration. Learn about options that can make application integration easier.
Many companies are finding that their existing desktop environments are becoming increasingly difficult and expensive to manage. As a result, desktop virtualization using cloud technology is becoming a viable and attractive option.
Read this solution brief to discover how IBM Smart Business Desktop on the IBM Cloud services can help you take advantage of desktop virtualization within a hosted environment as a pay-as-you go solution.
Many advantages of cloud computing – including elastic scaling, faster service provisioning, greater IT efficiencies and usage-based accounting – are well known. Businesses are increasingly interested in adopting a cloud computing environment yet a swell in media and analyst coverage, plus an increase in conflicting marketing messages has resulted in a great deal of confusion about what the term “cloud computing” really means.
Read this paper to see how IBM can help reduce this confusion. ...
Today’s business environment is characterized by rapid, unpredictable change and your business has to be responsive and resilient—seamlessly taking advantage of opportunities while mitigating risks.
This white paper details the IBM object-oriented business resilience frame¬work and helps you identify:
• Which risks may affect your organization
• The potential impact that these risks could have on your organization
• How the objects in your current infrastructure could respond to these ...
Legacy Applications Are Eating Away Your IT Budget and Future of Your Company. Take Charge Before It is Too Late.
IT has always been in the forefront of innovation and agility. New applications fuel an organization’s growth and productivity, automate key business processes and provide competitive edge. But inevitably, the cutting-edge systems of yesterday become today’s legacy applications, and the once organized landscape of an ‘application city’ becomes outdated and plagued ...
December 2010- Midsize businesses are the engines that power the world’s economy: In fact, they generate 65 percent of the world’s revenue and employ 90 percent of its workers. When the economy slips into a tailspin -- as it has done in the past few years -- these companies’ challenges intensify. Recently, their customers have been spending less, energy prices have been rising, market barriers have been falling, and competition has been increasing. Consequently, they need to ...
December 2010- The SYSPRO TPM solution lets a supplier set common and practical promotion rules, establish pricing based on individual products, product classes or groups, and extend promotions to a select class of customers or geographic areas. It enables users to easily identify qualified promotions and to select them at the time of order entry. Because pricing groups cover multiple line items in order entry, users can easily recalculate prices at any time. Additionally, the System enables ...
December 2010- The concept of Customer Relationship Management is enjoying renewed emphasis as a way to add to revenues and gain market share. Customer Relationship Management is also gaining in sophistication. Sending a bottle of Champagne after each deal might have been thought of as the best approach to customer relations several years ago, but in today's highly competitive marketplace, more sophisticated methods are warranted. Now, companies see the advantage of drilling down into their own customer ...
Space and power limitations in data centers, along with increased complexity, have led to a new category of management tools with integrated processes – Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM).
This white paper takes a look at how DCIM products can help you simplify and streamline operations, automate data center asset management, optimize the use of resources, reduce costs and more.
November 2010- The Dell KACE™ K2000 Deployment Appliance fulfills the systems provisioning needs of an organization including inventory assessment, OS deployment, application distribution, configuration and recovery. Designed to save you time, and your company money, KACE Deployment Appliances typically install in under one day at a low total cost.
Farm Credit Services of America, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is dedicated to serving the agricultural credit and financial needs of farmers and ranchers in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The company, part of a national network of lending institutions that has been serving this market since 1916, is now one of the largest farm credit organizations in North America.
Farm Credit Services of America built a corporate strategy focused on customer relationship management ...
In an industry with decreasing product differentiation and increasing client sophistication, financial services firms are facing an uphill battle to make themselves and their products stand apart from the competition. However, by employing a customer centric business strategy that focuses on your customers’ needs and preferences, your organization can begin to move ahead of competitors facing the same pressures.
Learn general guidelines to help you navigate through all of the changes required to ...
Today, leading commercial banks are looking beyond the transaction to the full opportunity presented by their commercial clients. Accordingly, they're moving beyond managing clients as simple contacts to a whole new level of client relationship management, crafting a superior commercial client experience that gives the bank a competitive advantage—and a more loyal, profitable client.
Learn how commercial banks can use client relationship management strategies and technology to maximize client value, become trusted ...
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