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 ...
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 ...
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