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 ...
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. ...
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