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Businesses need more from their Windows security structure - including role-based access control, automated delegation of permissions, centralized permissions reporting, and data consistency rules. A ......
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of yesterday become today’s legacy applications, and the once organized landscape of an ‘application city’ becomes outdated and plagued ...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 ...
November 2010- A monumental shift is currently underway in wealth management, as transactional "brokers" make the transition to being true "advisors" and the service model transforms from a static traditional approach to a dynamic one driven by client needs. To make this change about more than just terminology, however, wealth management firms need to embrace client-centric strategies at a profound level, re-engineering their processes, embedding consistent best practices within their systems, and empowering advisors to build deeper, ...
Investment managers don't just manage portfolios; just as importantly, they manage relationships. There are two fundamental dimensions to client relationship management activity: "hunting" and "farming." "Hunting" consists of developing net new opportunities for the firm—establishing new client relationships and increasing assets under management from new client acquisition. "Farming" consists of nurturing and cultivating relationships with existing clients—retaining them and deriving new value from their loyalty.
In this white paper, learn why ...
October 2010- You already have software that keeps you connected with your coworkers and customers. But your organization is always looking for ways to increase productivity, get better business results and cut costs. And you want an easier way to find information, share ideas, and locate who or what you need—instantly.
October 2010- IBM Tivoli Netcool configuration management solutions are a critical part of the network management stack, integrating with fault management, performance management, and automation tools to help ensure network performance and availability, policy compliance, and service quality.
January 2010- For customers running Sybase ASE 12.5 on Solaris 8, the long-planned end of support for that platform, by Sun as of March 2009, and by Sybase effective December 2009, means that they must move their workloads to a new environment or face special support contracts. For many customers, the resources and changes required to upgrade both the operating system and database server prompt a consideration of whether other alternatives can reduce costs and uncertainty for a comparable migration effort. ...
December 2009- Your software has a lot to say about data privacy. Your software is the engine for your data, where it gets processed, transformed, and transmitted. Understanding what your software can tell you puts power in your hands.
June 2010- Manufacturers depend on a well-coordinated chain of events to make their operations work effectively. In addition, mail order fulfillment and distribution companies unable to provide information with their products increasingly find themselves at a disadvantage versus their competitors. Today’s business software packages, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), materials management, production control, and supply chain visibility applications depend on real-time data collection and identification systems to provide information crucial for optimizing processes, productivity, and ...
July 2010- The world of IT and security is changing. We're moving from highly centralized infrastructures to a more federated approach, where relationships are loosely coupled, identities are scattered across systems, and we all live and work in the cloud. But such a move has exposed weaknesses in our IT systems--and prevented us from taking full advantage of all these technological advances. The struggle between the push model of our traditional security infrastructure and the pull model ...
Advanced Compression with Database 11g Release 2 helps you manage more data in a cost-effective manner. With data volumes, on average, tripling every two years, Oracle Advanced Compression delivers compression rates of 2-4x across all types of data and applications.
Read this white paper to learn more about how Oracle Advanced Compression can help you reduce the disk space and costs of managing large data volumes.
Organizations across the world are using grid computing with Oracle to make the most of their IT resources. And now, Oracle is making grid computing even more accessible.
Learn how you can transform your business, budgets, and service levels with Oracle Database 11g Release 2.
You’ll discover how its new options and features can help you reduce server and storage costs, improve query performance, and ensure availability during database application upgrades.
This white paper highlights how organizations can derive strategic advantage by embracing sustainability as part of their business.
There are three ways in which companies can embrace sustainability:
- Through philanthropy
- As part of a risk management strategy
- By integrating sustainable practices into the business model
Benefits of becoming a sustainable company include:
- Cost savings by limiting waste and consumption of natural resources
Today, enterprises rely on the mainframe more than ever for mission-critical operations. That has put increasing pressure on mainframe batch administrators, who must ensure that workloads complete during batch windows, which often are barely long enough to accommodate the day’s work.
If something goes wrong, they have no cushion of time for troubleshooting or re-running workloads. Unfortunately, as little as one hour of downtime can result in losses of tens of thousands ...
March 2010- The white paper discusses with the challenges faced by organizations who look to make the transition from the traditional IT infrastructure to cloud services. It talks about management challenges they face, the type of capabilities that are required for monitoring cloud services, and their business benefit. In the end, it details how Applications Manager address those concerns and how organizations can move from the traditional systems to cloud services without a hitch.
IT disaster recovery usually addresses three fundamental matters: protect the data first, the applications second, and then cover the sites that hold the data and applications. But there is a fourth dimension to data recovery: how it can help further strategic IT objectives. Do you see only the first three levels of DR in your organization?
Factors driving the urgency for disaster recovery include regulatory mandates, the growth of paperless record keeping, the ...
This white paper describes seven methods through which Basis and Procurement management teams can more efficiently manage the lifecycle of their SAP® Business Suite licenses and make more informed software planning and purchasing decisions.
While there are established processes to manage just about every other IT asset, software, which represents 20% of an IT organization’s spending, is often managed in a manual and fragmented way. Knowing what an organization is entitled to use ...
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