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, ...
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
Effective governance for lean development isn?t about command and control. Instead, the focus is on enabling the right behaviors and practices through collaborative and supportive techniques. Scott Ambler and Per Kroll write how it is far more effective to motivate people to do the right thing than it is to force them to do so.
Learn how to form a lightweight, collaboration-based framework that reflects the realities of modern IT organizations.
December 2010- The challenge with free and open-source software (FOSS) is creating a balance between management controls and leveraging the high quality, secure, free and open-source code. Discover 10 tips to manage the use of free and open source software (FOSS) as part of your code strategy to drive innovation and lower costs.
March 2011- This white paper describes how IBM IT asset management solutions provide the visibility, control and automation to support asset management across the IT asset life cycle, including planning, acquisition, management and disposition of software, hardware and related licenses.
The planet is becoming more interconnected, instrumented and intelligent. All kinds of devices—from medical devices to the global positioning system (GPS) in your car to large-scale defense systems—rely on embedded software to interact with other systems and deliver an exceptional, differentiated user experience.
But as the marketplace increasingly demands embedded systems that deliver greater functionality, a smaller form factor, greater reliability, lower power and a lower cost of operation, the pressure ...
February 2011- Focusing on best practices that can deliver a positive return provides a way to separate practices that will deliver tangible business results from merely interesting ideas. Moreover, this paper will explore how you can further justify investments by potentially delivering savings that are bigger than the sum of the individual returns.
February 2011- This trade study shows not only a robust technique with modeling and SysML, but it also provides a methodology that enables users to properly explore the design space with executionanalysis—all from within the design model, something that was oftenmissing from previous techniques around trade study analysis.
Building smarter prodcuts with Integrated Product Management. Turning product development into competitive advantage. Whether you operate in the automotive, aerospace, telecommunications or electronics marketplace, business trends dicatate that you need to deliver innovative products that incorporate advances in software, electronics and hardware to deliver a customizable experience to users.
The key to creating this new class of offerings is to elevate software development to a strategic business process while leveraging advanced modeling capabilities ...
February 2011- On a smarter planet, intelligence is infused into the products,systems and processes that comprise the modern world. Theseinclude the delivery of services; the development, manufactur-ing, buying and selling of physical goods; and the way peopleactually work and live. Nowhere may this transformation bemore evident than in the creation of smarter products.
February 2011- A balanced approach to complex systems quality in aerospace and defense projects - Thought leadership white paper. This white paper examines the systems engineering life cycle and discusses four keys for improving quality across the systems engineering "V" to help A&D companies deliver quality on time while containing costs more effectively.
To compete in the global economy, products are expanding in scope to deliver more value and function. Products are becoming smarter: they are more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent than ever before.
This paper offers ways that your company can establish a strategic advantage in managing change. It offers a structured approach to managing change in a rapidly evolving software development environment, helping you manage complex smarter product development processes — and more.
“IBM Rational? has embarked on a grand vision for the Jazz platform that is starting to pay off,” explains Bola Rotibi in this new vendor analysis white paper that updates organizations about the strategies driving the next evolution of the IBM Jazz™ platform — plus what it means for customers, partners, and the application lifecycle management (ALM) industry as a whole.
Rotibi reviews the reasons customers should engage with Jazz, offers an “under the ...
January 2011- Based on research incorporating over a dozen interviews with IBM distinguished engineers, technology evangelists and customers, this report explores the Rational Jazz strategy and the first two generations of Jazz-based products. Ms. Barnett positions the Jazz initiative within the software development landscape; shares best practices learned from early technology adopters, and identifies key benefits for practitioners, project managers and CIOs.
Understand the finer points of using centralized, multichannel contact management technology to eliminate regulatory risk and drive revenue.
Discover Privacy Advisor, Gryphon's fully-integrated CRM tool that increases your contacts while guaranteeing compliance across all channels. Respond to consumer preferences with relevant messaging that builds business and creates customer value. Learn to avoid the perceived onslaught of unnecessary or intrusive marketing messages that make consumers choose opt out over opt in. And recognize the ...
October 2010- This paper highlights key drivers, benefits and characteristics of effective unified communications and collaboration solutions. It also examines end-to-end IBM UC2 solutions and the advantages organizations can realize by teaming with IBM.
October 2010- The cost of your Oracle EnterpriseOne solution can grow quickly as you extend its capabilities. Discover how IBM Power Systems with IBM i can help you reduce these costs – three-year IT costs can be up to 34% lower than Microsoft Windows/SQL Server solutions and 51% less than Linux/Oracle.
October 2010- As business and technology become more entwined, developing and deploying IT systems that address evolving business needs is vital for any organization. Read this paper for new perspectives and strategies on business architecture to help your organization potentially gain a competitive edge.
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.
October 2010- In Cloud Computing environments, applications reside in massively-scalable data centers where compute resources can be dynamically provisioned and shared to achieve significant economies of scale. Storage capacity scales with compute resources, and each needs to be effectively managed to gain the maximum benefits from Cloud.
September 2010- APIs should be one of the key determining factors in deciding what CRM your company will use, according to OSF. APIs are critical in determining how easily, or how hard, it is to interface your CRM with your other company software apps. They say that you save time and money by having a CRM with a good API readiness, and that the time and manpower you save with your IT people alone makes it a ...
October 2009- In this white paper, Bruce Jenkins, industry-leading expert in engineering, manufacturing, and construction technologies and businesses, explores the results of his extensive research on how leading engineering organizations are moving to 3D direct modeling to support concept engineering, accelerate CAE model preparation, and seed time-to-market with simulation-driven product development. Bruce also explores how SpaceClaim 3D Direct Modeling is leading the way in these trends and empowering engineers like never before.
July 2010- This whitepaper explains the advantages of reusing open source components in projects implemented by agile development teams. It discusses the issues and risks that must be managed; and highlights the benefits organizations can receive by leveraging open source components. It concludes with a brief case study that demonstrates the productivity gains that can be swiftly realized by integrating agile development and open source software. Start increasing your velocity of innovation today!
You can succeed in gaining control of open Source in your company and still
enjoy the benefits. You can also gain significant management control over open source software use in your development organization.
Today, many IT executives, enterprise architects, and development managers in leading companies have gained management control over the externally-sourced software used by their application development groups. They are ensuring compliance and promoting standardization throughout their development teams. And they’ve ...
April 2010- Throughout the manufacturing, logistics, and perishable food industries, radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies enable asset tracking, streamline the supply chain, and help improve operational efficiency. RFID is an automatic identification technology that relies on radio frequency (RF) waves to read encoded digital data. RFID is similar to bar code technology in concept. However, reading a bar code requires a line of sight optical scan. RFID does not require a visible tag or label to read ...
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