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 ...
DB2 10 is the most significant release IBM has shipped in more than a decade. The article focused efforts around three clear themes: cost savings to our customers, simplifying database management with more automation, and providing proven technology.
The objective of this book is to give you not only an update on the latest functions, features, and benefits but also to provide you with valuable information from key members of the IBM DB2 for ...
The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) is a 2,200-employee organization that works collectively and in partnership with community-based organizations to serve the social service needs of the citizens of Alameda County.
The agency assists approximately 11 percent of Alameda County's 1.6 million residents who receive assistance in areas that include employment, training, financial assistance, housing, and homelessness prevention.
In addition to the departments that provide these services, Alameda County SSA's departments include ...
In October 2011, Hewlett-Packard commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey more than 200 global firms about their plans to modernize their application and technology portfolios across four major platforms: Intel-compatible, Unix/Linux, non-Unix midrange, and mainframe.
Forrester found that, across all platforms, data/access to data is a huge problem, the need to modernize is rampant but vexing, and hiring competent staff is a significant challenge.
January 2012- IBM provides consulting, implementation and application management services for Microsoft Dynamics AX, a comprehensive ERP solution for midsize and larger organizations that empowers people to work effectively, manage change, and compete globally.
November 2011- Without a content management system that archives, stores and manages information effectively, you face operational inefficiency and data loss. Read this white paper to learn how IBM SmartCloud Archive can help you improve availability and ease access to information to enhance decision making and better realize the value of information as an asset.
November 2011- There's a misconception that maintenance and technical support services are only about on-site repair or necessary when something breaks. Given today's complex technology infrastructure with multiple systems, platforms and vendors, you need more. Learn how IBM's proactive approach to support can save you time and money and help improve the availability of critical systems.
As the operational lifeblood of enterprises, SAP modules run the gamut from enterprise resource planning (ERP) to Human Resources (HR), oftentimes containing sensitive data affected by internal governance mandates or external regulations. Explore the challenges for securing SAP data and the various technology approaches and their tradeoffs. Learn how to:
• Maximize security while minimizing the impact on SAP and IT operations
• Secure data that is dispersed throughout SAP databases as well ...
October 2011- Helping you get your business into the cloud faster and more easily than ever, the IBM System z Solution Edition Series delivers a packaged solution that brings together key components of hardware, software and maintenance at a single, affordable bottom-line price. Each Solution Edition is tailored to meet key business needs and designed to deliver maximum value from your current IT infrastructure. Like the System z on which it is built, the Solution Edition Series ...
Businesses today are requiring new levels of agility and the ability to quickly deploy new applications and business services. In addition, customers are battling growing IT infrastructure complexity with many tiers and nodes of independent resources, such as smart phones and iPads, spread over the enterprise. Businesses have realized that system management information currently available does not typically offer the end-to-end business and IT view they require.
This white paper discusses the end-to-end ...
October 2011- DB2 10 is the most significant release we?ve shipped in more than a decade. We have focused our efforts around three clear themes: cost savings to our customers, simplifying database management with more automation, and providing proven technology. The objective of this book is to give you not only an update on the latest functions, features, and benefits but also to provide you with valuable information from key members of the IBM DB2 for z/...
September 2011- This paper from the International Technology Group (ITG) explains why Informix is one of the world's most widely used relational databases. The paper finds that Informix costs of ownership are lower-by wide margins-than those of competitive platforms. These cost advantages are the focus of this report.
September 2011- Midsized companies face the same pressures as larger enterprises to maintain access to critical information in order to run the business and remain competitive. Read this white paper for an overview of advanced data recovery options that are designed and priced specifically for small and midsized businesses.
By extending the life of data, you can enable your staff to review historic data in new ways and analyze it as new methods emerge. Hadoop provides a framework for your company to analyze and manage growing volumes of data while storing data longer than previously possible - all at a competitive price point.
This white paper highlights the business cases for Hadoop and explains how it empowers employees to think of new ...
September 2011- Even if your company doesn't have hundreds of offices and thousands of employees, you're still under the same pressures to maintain access to critical information to keep your business running and remain competitive. This paper provides an overview of several IBM advanced data recovery options designed and priced specifically for small and midsized businesses.
Cloud-based solutions from IBMare helping organizations around the globe - in banking, telecommunications, retail, government, educationand more - leverage the power of the cloud to collaborate both inter-nally and externally.
IBM is helping them increase productivity and lower costs, while creating a security-rich data environmentthat is available when and where it's needed. IBM's depth and breadth of experience in data center management provide theconfidence that security, availability and reliability are builtin, from the ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
July 2011- As we look out into future of the IT infrastructure landscape, it is becoming ever clearer that we are rein-venting our past. The legacy of the IT industry took shape around the concepts of centralized computing, in which the computing intelligence was warehoused in a consolidated fashion in data centers filled with mainframes, and the user was relegated to the large "green screen" entry terminals where the data was entered at the desk but stored ...
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 ...
July 2011- This whitepaper takes a detailed look at the potential "bottom line" costs of data center downtime and examines how power, cooling, monitoring and service inadequacies can contribute to a facility's risk of downtime.
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