Security is one of the top concerns facing an enterprise moving data to the cloud. This case study, published by analyst firm Gartner* details the lessons learned by a financial services early adopter of cloudbursting to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
*Case Study: Securing the Cloud by John Pescatore, Gartner, Inc. May 3, 2012
It should come as no surprise that storage budgets are constantly under pressure from opposing forces: On one hand, economic forces are pushing budgets to either stay flat or, in many cases, shrink as a percentage of a company's revenue.
On the other hand, the infrastructure struggles to keep up with the pace of data growth, pressured by many variables, both social and economic. Businesses have no choice but to acclimate their storage ...
As a federal IT professional, you see the rapid rate at which applications servers are being virtualized. So how can you keep up with the demand and still ensure that the critical data your agency stores in those virtual machines can be easily recovered in the event of a disaster? The answer: A comprehensive backup software that meets five critical requirements.
See what they are in this white paper, 5 Key Attributes Backup Software ...
Client virtualization encapsulates a user's desktop including operating system, applications, data and personalization-and stores it in the data center, rather than on the end-point device.
This has several advantages. The desktop is stored and maintained centrally, so it's much easier to manage, maintain and support. It's not tied to a particular computer, so it can be accessed from different devices. And the end-point device stores neither desktop nor data, so the security danger ...
Business moves fast - which means that software development teams need to move even faster. The emergence of new software development models, such as the agile development process, has given organizations powerful tools for responding to events quickly and has helped organizations evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.
To make the most of agile processes, organizations need effective and efficient testing strategies - complete with processes for governing test data. However, many ...
August 2012- It is critical that an organization understands relationships between data, its business value and how to ensure long-term and accurate data access. Every process - defined or otherwise - within the organization creates information as the process is executed. An organization's information can be grouped into many small units of related data, often referred to as the complete business object. This white paper defines the complete business object as it applies to organizations and its ...
August 2012- Organizations are under more pressure than ever to deliver better business outcomes. They need new insights that can help sales and marketing generate more revenue, help the finance department reduce risk and help the entire organization lower costs. This 20 page, interactive eBook uses 5 customer scenarios to show how organizations are tackling real issues using IBM big data, warehousing & analytics solutions. Discover how you can take data and analytics beyond the warehouse, and picture yourself in ...
August 2012- Success of data warehousing projects depends upon having access to reliable, accurate data. In this research brief, Ventana Research details some of the costs of bad data as well as the benefits of delivering trusted information to a data warehouse. The authors also lay out the basic framework for how trusted information is generated and delivered.
August 2012- Information, an essential asset in virtually all organizations, requires careful attention and robust processes to ensure it can reliably support business decision-making. Information arising from multiple sources must be integrated and governed to ensure it is a trusted source and in compliance with internal policies and external regulations and legislature. The process of the integration and governance of information provides a framework that incorporates acquisition, organization, control and use of information to create and enhance ...
August 2012- Through eight in-depth customer interviews, Springboard Research examines DB2 SAP implementations across the Asia Pacific region. Some of the reasons Springboard cites for the customers' migration decisions from Oracle Database to DB2 include the strong IBM/SAP relationship, better query performance provided by DB2, and healthy levels of ROI and TCO when running SAP applications on DB2.
June 2012- Run Oracle Applications on DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX and Windows The SQL product architect for DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX and Windows talks about out-of-the-box support for Oracle's SQL and PL/SQL dialects. This allows many applications written against Oracle to execute against DB2 virtually unchanged. Get a high-level overview of what Oracle compatibility means in DB2.
June 2012- Learn about six reasons to move from Oracle to IBM DB2 - performance, cost savings, usability, scalability, flexibility and reliability - through case studies about Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen, Agrofert, Newell Rubbermaid, Schaeffler KG, Payment Solution Providers and Banco Credito de Peru. See how moving to IBM is a smart decision for companies around the globe.
November 2012- This white paper is a product of the Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) and documents a collection of high priority use cases for both the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud computing service models. Use cases highlight the benefits of cloud computing and are key to identifying specific technical requirements including the need for open standards that promote portability and interoperability.
June 2012- Read this short brochure to learn what IT industry experts - both analysts and users - are saying in reply to key questions about who can be trusted to deliver viable solutions in today's critical areas of information management including improving efficiency and IT economics, optimizing data-intensive workloads for performance and value, and trusting the right IT vendor for the capabilities, solutions and services your business and clients demand.
June 2012- Many of the largest IT budget problems can be traced back to five big money drains: storage expansion, system complexity, hardware sprawl, the need for high availability and over- or under-provisioning. This e-book introduces these five IT budget killers - and some of the best ways to knock them out.
In this Research Report we take a closer look at how two vendors - Oracle and IBM - tune their respective systems for certain workloads (business analytics and transaction processing).
As we evaluated IBM's and Oracle's approaches to tuning-their-systems-to-the-task, we found that IBM offers three different system implementations designed to process deep analytics, operational analytics, and high-speed transaction processing.
Oracle, by contrast, uses a one-size-fits all approach with its Exadata server. ...
How master data management can help healthcare organizations and government agencies reduce costs, improve efficiency and provide better care.
Is your data as healthy as your patients? Master data management (MDM) can help healthcare systems ensure that the information in all of their applications is as up to date as possible. That results in greater efficiency, lower costs, improved patient and provider satisfaction, and ultimately, better care.
The IBM Netezza data warehouse appliance is a high performance analytics platform for mission critical efforts. It is built to support the efficient application of advanced analytic tools such as LYNXeon.
IBM Netezza data warehouse appliances are easy-to-use and unmatched in value. They are designed specifically for running complex analytics on very large data volumes, orders of magnitude faster than competing solutions.
This cyber analytics approach provides a predictive and forensic ...
May 2012- By creating a 360-degree view of subscriber and product information with IBM InfoSphere, telecommunications companies can increase cross- and up-sell opportunities, develop targeted marketing campaigns, more easily adapt to consumer trends and enhance operational efficiency.
May 2012- By creating a single, 360-degree view of the customer with IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management, insurance companies can gain a deeper understanding of customer needs, develop targeted marketing campaigns, adapt to consumer trends and enhance the efficiency of operations.
Learn how your organization can take advantage of recent breakthroughs to lower the cost of data management.
This informative e-book describes proven strategies for lowering the costs associated with:
• database administration
• database development
• database systems
• data storage
This e-book also discusses the new breakthrough features that make it easier than ever for you to move to DB2. Not only is it easier than ...
May 2012- IBM DB2 provides application cluster transparency technology that equips organizations running OLTP applications with the ability to deliver high availability and continuous uptime for transactional data, plus the flexibility and capacity they need to remain competitive.
April 2012- Continual and timely upgrades of UNIX systems can enable growth and lower costs. But for some Sun/Oracle and HP customers, expected upgrade plans have hit major hurdles. Read this Clipper Group white paper to see how only IBM continues to provide a plan, and a predictable drumbeat, for the future. Read it now.
April 2012- IT organizations everywhere are looking for easier and more cost-effective ways to accelerate and simplify end-to-end work-load management across complex, heterogeneous infrastructures. In many cases, they are shifting more of the production work-load from traditional data center infrastructures to the cloud. The success of this transition, however, depends on solutions that can automate the management of critical activities that sup-port the business, such as batch processing. What's required is a single point of control and ...
In this paper you will learn about a new, broad, and all encompassing multiplatform view of modernization in the context of applications, people and teams. Our goal is to help you:
- Find smarter ways to design, build, maintain and extend the applications that run the business.
- Choose the best procurement model for your organization, including cloud and packaged applications.
- Provide individual practitioners with the best tools available to optimize ...
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