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 ...
September 2011- This document briefly covers key differences between IBM® WebSphere® Application Server and Oracle WebLogic Server. While both products are of high quality and will perform well even in demanding mission-critical environments, there are still some differences in their efficiency and resulting total cost of ownership.
In July 2010, VMware commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying ThinApp.
The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the ThinApp on their organizations. Forrester interviews with an existing customer and subsequent financial analysis found that the organization will experience the following benefits:
• Decreased application packaging time<...
Many business decision makers struggle to draw meaningful and timely conclusions from an array of static charts and spreadsheets not really intended for data analysis. And waiting for already overburdened IT departments to generate critical reports can put insights on hold.
This white paper explains how "business visualization" (dynamic interactive reporting using multi-dimensional graphics) can dramatically improve everyday processes and results - enabling users to focus on the most important information, uncover hidden ...
We have all heard the incredible predictions for and forecasted adoption rates of cloud computing:
• IDC estimates the market for cloud products and services growing to $56B by 2014.
• Gartner more optimistically estimates the cloud market at $150B by 2013.
• AMI's research estimates that SMB cloud spending alone will reach $100B by 2014.
Is this hype or has the cloud arrived? Before we can answer that question, we will need ...
Microsoft RemoteFX enables a rich, robust desktop user experience within your corporate network. Is there any way to improve its performance when deployed beyond the LAN to reduce the effects of network latency?
In this Quest Software white paper, see how you can maximize the performance of Microsoft Remote FX. You'll discover ways to improve scrolling, increase responsiveness, improve video and audio clarity and much more. Discover ways to dramatically increase your users- ...
Can one single desktop virtualization technology fit every user - regardless of role, location or connectivity? Quest Software and MokaFive have teamed up to provide a desktop virtualization solution set that securely, centrally and affordably delivers Windows desktops and applications to your users regardless of role, location, device, and degree of connectivity.
If you have a diverse workforce with varying workspace needs, read this new Quest Software datasheet today.
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 ...
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