November 2012- Scoring and prioritizing IT projects is still one of the biggest challenges and most neglected processes in many IT organizations. The Innotas eBook on scoring & prioritization will help you build a system for picking the right IT projects for your organization.
November 2012- Learn the smart approach to IT Resource Management. This whitepaper from Innotas-the leader in cloud solutions for Project Portfolio and Application Portfolio Management-identifies why effective resource management is crucial for any IT department.
November 2012- This whitepaper presents CIOs and IT executives with best practices and real-world examples of how companies are using Project Portfolio Management and IT Governance solutions to help drive innovations within their IT organization.
October 2012- Geographic information system (GIS) and information technology (IT) managers see the cloud as a compelling argument for leveraging off-premises hardware resources and reducing local infrastructure costs. But how does one go about calculating the cost of using cloud resources in lieu of using on-site infrastructure? The purpose of this paper is to help the reader understand how costs are calculated for cloud services - using Amazon™ Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) as an example - and ...
September 2012- APM today sits at a juncture that crosses many disciplines and domains. This report aims to clarify what it is that defines an APM solution, and how the vendors are taking their solutions forward. A SWOT analysis of their solutions is provided.
HealthTrans, the fourth-largest pharmacy benefits provider in the U.S. (by claims volume), delivers member claims processing services to customers of healthcare benefit plans. The infrastructure supporting HealthTrans' claims processing environment is complex and diverse in terms of hardware, software and OS heterogeneity. In addition, the company supports multiple UNIX "flavor", Windows environments, Apache, custom applications, and a variety of Web and Java application servers.
Few tools provide end-to-end visibility and monitoring across ...
You've already invested valuable resources in establishing a world-class Citrix environment. So how do you expect to match the new Citrix HDX capabilities you've licensed with an endpoint solution that can fully meet the needs and expectations of your users?
How can you enable non-traditional devices like network monitors, consumer set-top boxes, shop floor equipment, kiosks and hospital workstations-on-wheels to be able to display virtual apps and desktops directly, without the need for ...
August 2012- Virtually any supply chain inefficiency impacts the bottom line. Linking the operational benefits to the financial supply chain can help ensure that, overall, the organization reduces cost.
August 2012- The complexities of today's economic environment and everexpanding global supply chains mandate new guidelines for peak performance. Volatile global market conditions and customer demand variability require optimal supply chain configurations to synchronize supply and demand.
August 2012- Today's consumers are more connected, vocal and demanding than ever. In fact, technology is a given in the smarter consumer's life. But what other forces are driving shoppers today? Findings from our survey of more than 30,000 consumers in 13 countries tell us that consumers want to be heard, known and empowered. Savvy retailers will listen to today's smarter, connected consumer and leverage what they learn to empower their customers to shop when and how they want.
October 2012- In today's mobile world, IT has a new challenge on its hands: ensuring that users can access and collaborate on content anytime, anywhere and on any device. There are five key challenges, including accommodating consumer-driven IT, making it easy to connect to content, realizing mobile ROI from legacy platforms, exploiting the social-business, and maintaining control while providing a simple user experience. Learn more about these challenges and how to overcome them.
IBM Power Systems provide a comprehensive approach designed to protect the continuity and availability of business-critical applications and services. Deploying integrated disaster recovery allows companies to deliver new services faster, with higher quality, and with superior economics.
Downtime can be highly disruptive and expensive to an organization, with cost drivers including lost revenue, reduced employee productivity, reputational damage, and the cost of resources required to address and avoid outages. Most organizations in IDC ...
Expectations around the role of the CFO have greatly intensified in recent years. The CFO is now expected to be business generalist, risk management expert, and all-knowing source of business intelligence; to provide instant replies to any question the CEO asks about business performance; and to meet these challenges with lower costs.
This chapter looks at the origins of the increased pressure on CFOs and explains why it is necessary for CFOs to ...
We all know the power of the killer app. It's not just a support tool; it's a strategic weapon.
Companies questing for killer apps generally focus all their firepower on the one area that promises to create the greatest competitive advantage. But a new breed of organization has upped the stakes: Amazon, Harrah's, Capital One, and the Boston Red Sox have all dominated their fields by deploying industrial-strength analytics across a wide variety ...
Despite a number of compelling reasons to move away from annual plans and budgets, many CFOs are reluctant to make the change. They fail to recognize that there are alternative (and less dysfunctional) ways of driving performance improvement and making managers accountable for performance.
CFOs need to implement systems that provide managers at every level with the capability to make fast, well-informed decisions. They need to replace annual planning cycles with more regular ...
Surveys show that most CFOs want to upgrade their role from accounting specialists to strategic or business partners. But few CFOs have actually made the change, primarily because they have neither the time nor the necessary capabilities within the current finance team. But for those who do make the change, the rewards are tangible.
This chapter lays out a number of important steps that the CFO and the finance team need to take ...
June 2012- Whether you are preparing for, or have already begun your 2010 budget, you'll want to understand how your organization can adopt the best practices outlined in this article.
June 2012- Budgeting can cause stress and conflict, eating up lots of hours. But a good budget can be the difference between financial success and insolvency. In this chapter, you'll learn about the many types of budgets that serve different purposes. You'll also learn how to determine which type most effectively helps you meet your business goals.
April 2012- This IDC white paper studied the business value of adopting the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform on behalf of Red Hat by interviewing six large United States-based companies that used JBoss to develop custom applications and have been running the applications for at least 12 months. On average, the companies gained more than $6 million a year in financial benefits by moving from traditional proprietary application servers to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. This translated to $20,240 per 100 users.
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April 2012- Help create business value by becoming a social business in the cloud. IBM SmartCloud for Social Business social collaboration services provide integrated email, social business capabilities and third-party applications to help deepen relationships, drive operational effectiveness and optimize workforces.
March 2012- It's a video world. Companies are moving to communicate with their employees in video - for executive communication, training and employee orientation, among other uses. But most large companies find they have a problem delivering video across their enterprise. Most corporate networks were never designed to carry video. There is no single easy solution, but there are several ways to solve the problem and deliver high-quality video to employees - along with all the other ...
Banks must meet more (and more varied) regulations today than ever. The sheer scale and scope of banking regulations, including Dodd-Frank, Basel III and IFRS, pose challenges to all financial institutions, from the smallest bank to the largest financial services enterprise.
While the greater transparency required by these regulations can seem like a burden, savvy firms are beginning to realize that the same information can help them run their businesses better - enabling ...
Public-sector IT organizations are under intense pressure to do more with less. Diminished tax revenues and powerful political imperatives are putting the squeeze on budgets. Yet, at the same time, legislated mandates and the rising expectations of hyper-connected constituencies are relentlessly adding to IT's to-do list.
This white paper explains how public-sector IT executives can address this challenge and transform the economics of IT by upgrading to Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware. It ...
Why the Change in Backup Licensing Models?
Why are traditional data protection backup licensing models outdated? In this Enterprise Strategy Group paper, read how variations in the industry create changes in licensing models. Then, see what's shaping the need for capacity-based licensing models that are flexible, budget-friendly and enduring.
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