End-to-end Master Data Management
Discover how a Master Data Management (MDM) strategy is key to unlocking the value of your company's product data. It provides critical business processes with ......
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.
Database migrations have always been complex, time-consuming, and costly due to proprietary data structures and data types, SQL extensions, and procedural languages. It can take up to several months to migrate a database, depending on database size, complexity, and usage of these proprietary features.
A new technology has recently emerged for solving this problem: the database compatibility layer[DCL], a database access layer that supports another database management system's (DBMS's) proprietary extensions natively, ...
Application databases continue to collect more and more data at an unprecedented rate. If allowed to continue, uncontrolled data growth can slow application performance, limit availability and seriously impact your profitability.
How can you take control of runaway data growth, while increasing the business value of your enterprise applications?
We invite you to download this complimentary White Paper. Learn how proven enterprise data management and archiving capabilities allow you to separate ...
This paper is targeted to executives and will cover all the business benefits of DB2.
Is your database ready for your company's future?
No matter what industry or market you are in, data has become more than just details of recorded transactions, events and customer records - it's the lifeblood of your business, as vital as cash. That makes your database a critical part of your business. Can it stay a step ahead ...
May 2011- IBM's Watson - the computing system that competed with human contestants on Jeopardy! - illustrates how managing "Big Data" and applying analytics can help businesses gain meaningful insights
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.
March 2011- It’s simple, really—proven capabilities and experience. DB2 for z/OS and System z continue to lead the way with fresh capabilities to handle rapidly changing, diverse and unpredictable workloads while maximizing resource utilization and investment. Simply put, DB2 for z/OS is the most scalable, reliable and cost-effective data server available. In this white paper, we size up the database clustering architecture provided by DB2 for z/OS with the Oracle RAC product. ...
In the article, “Make the Most of Your Analytical Talent,” tips are offered for establishing an analytic center of excellence (CoE).
A large percentage of organizations are still struggling with several aspects of using analytics, including how and where to start, how to take the next step and how to change their internal culture so that analytics becomes integral to the decisions that matter most.
An analytic CoE is described as ...
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.
Hosting.com and Microsoft collaborated to address the growing concern of virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server Databases. As more and more organizations embrace cloud computing to save money, increase productivity, and to gain the ability to scale their infrastructures up or down on a moment’s notice, concerns still remain around the level of performance, availability, and overall security of their databases once they move to a hosting vendor.
Since most companies lack the ...
While the performance advantages of SSD storage are clear, the cost is often prohibitive. But what if you can target the data that really needs the performance edge at the SSD drives? You could balance the cost against IT performance gains that truly help your business perform.
Read this brief from Mesabi Group to see how IBM Storwize® V7000 “users now have the tools — with the combination of Storage Tier Advisor and Easy ...
Do you want to reduce your exposure to data loss and have your data protected soon after it’s created? Do you know what your organization’s successful backup percentage rate is? Unsuccessful backups and long recovery times can expose your business to data loss and have a financial impact. Is your IT staff stretched, handling other high-priority work plus data protection? A challenging workload can decrease the focus on your business resilience program.
Today, organizations that aren’t able to respond to IT disruptions or rapid market changes can find themselves left behind. The IBM Business Resiliency Framework parses an organization into unique, but interdependent layers consisting of strategy, organization, processes, applications and data, technology and facilities, and security.
Read this paper and learn to effectively manage people, process, and technology within a business resilience strategy.
December 2010- The SYSPRO Inventory Optimization application was designed to provide customers with advantages that can only be derived when optimization functionality is executed as an integral component of an ERP system. The SYSPRO Inventory Optimization solution is consistent with meeting the requirements of the following company objectives: Helping customers to increase overall efficiencies, utilizing technology for superior decision-making, providing visibility across the supply chain, enhancing a demand driven model for the company, and delivering greater profitability ...
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 ...
September 2010- Discover how mid-market companies can reduce backup and recovery times, introduce better ways to handle remote office backups, and respond to ever-expanding data growth.
April 2010- The amount of information an organization collects doubles every three years. Can your company handle that? Read the white paper to find out how your organization can utilize virtualization to attain the capacity and bandwidth needed to handle the information explosion.
June 2010- This white paper describes the importance of managing energy consumption in data centers and provides an overview of the problems and issues associated with "greening" today's data centers. It then describes how IBM Tivoli® solutions offer an integrated approach for managing energy in the context of risk by providing an end-to-end view of IT resources, services, IT and facilities assets, energy costs and response time.
Businesses now demand more information, they want it sooner, and they are delivering more analytics to an ever-widening set of users and applications.
The sizes of data warehouses are growing exponentially and more business processes are becoming automated, while more data is collected on more granular levels.
This white paper provides an overview of Oracle's capabilities for data warehousing, and discusses the key features and technologies by which Oracle-based business intelligence ...
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.
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