October 2012- The software-as-a-service (SaaS) application delivery model is growing rapidly. However, customers who adopt the SaaS model struggle to manage the overwhelming number of user accounts they have to create. Their users are constantly forgetting their passwords and calling the help desk. They are unhappy because they have to reenter their user ID and password every time they logon to an application during the day. Overwhelmed IT administrators take too long to create accounts for new ...
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.
What happens when employees go around IT and use their own Dropbox-like services, webmail or USB drives to send company information? This behavior presents significant security and compliance risks including: Loss of control over who has access to files and data, lack of visibility and audit trails, risk of data breaches and compliance violations.
This Osterman Research white paper sponsored by Ipswitch File Transfer provides an in depth discussion of the issues and ...
July 2012- The goal: Collaboration at the speed of business. Organizations feel the pressure every day for higher productivity, more innovative ideas and lower operating costs. In response, forward-thinking enterprises are becoming social businesses activating dynamically constructed networks, including employees.
July 2012- This new white paper from IBM, showcases five organizations that are strategically integrating emerging social software and tools with their existing investments and seeing measurable results in return on investment.
June 2012- Standard SAP implementations lack a native way to prevent authorized data exports. So you could be routinely violating compliance mandates - without even knowing it. Learn how you can avoid this hidden compliance risk by taking a new approach to managing file transfers - one that's centralized, secure and managed from within SAP.
June 2012- Consolidating and modernizing the IT that runs your B2B and file transfer environments - the backbone of your supply chain - can deliver big rewards: cost savings, improved efficiency, and revenue growth. By applying best practices, many best-run businesses have achieved a competitive edge from consolidating and modernizing their EDI, B2B and file transfer environments - including their SAP processes. Learn their secret: the seven key success factors for a consolidation and modernization ...
June 2012- Adherence to data security policies and mandates for compliance or governance is the most important objective for executives in companies running SAP. But many reveal that their data security policies are lacking. Traditional methods of managing file transfers can't prevent or protect your enterprise from compliance violations: they're insecure, inefficient, and non-auditable. This situation leaves a serious gap in compliance strategies. Learn how to close this gap with managed file transfer.
Your enterprise has invested heavily in SAP. But data exchange restrictions can limit the ability of your chain supply to reach its maximum potential. Large data files, FTP spaghetti and unreliable network connections all limit your ability to send and receive information. Just one of these problems is enough to raise costs and risks, and create long waits for data to come through.
Read the white paper to find out how Managed File ...
Information is one of your enterprises biggest assets. Yet while companies invest heavily in SAP systems, many overlook the fact that 80 percent of data is actually stored in files. While plenty of file storage and sharing methods abound - what looks like a good deal on the surface can end up costing plenty in the end.
Read the white paper to discover more about the true cost of "free" file sharing systems and ...
CRM applications alone are insufficient for achieving great customer relationships. They lack important functionality, don't include all necessary data, and may not inherently differentiate a company's ability to understand and delight its customers. That's why companies that want to out-perform the competition need to complement their core CRM applications with four key capabilities: business analytics, predictive analytics, collaboration and integration.
Read this concise, informative ebook to better understand why these four complementary capabilities ...
June 2012- There is no fail-safe in today's digital world. Incidents will occur, both unintentional and malicious. To mitigate damage and organizational impact, the agile organization will respond quickly. To mitigate risks before damage occurs, an organization can maintain a continuous high state of security, ensure that all computing endpoints are in compliance, automate actions to shorten response time and enact measures to control infections with quarantine until remediation is complete.
June 2012- In today's building management environment, organizations are stretching capital improvement projects and delaying upgrades. Yet, they still must maintain their existing assets and ensure tenant satisfaction. They are looking for opportunities to consolidate space and improve space planning. At the same time, energy costs are rising. Commercial buildings consume 40 percent of all electricity - more than any other type of physical asset or structure - and they generate approximately 10 percent of all green-house gas emissions. ...
This paper describes the business challenges associated with managing core business activities and explains how IBM ECM enables greater efficiency, accuracy and cost reduction.
It also discusses the benefits of integrating IBM ECM with existing investments in ERP, CRM and other line-of-business (LOB) systems. Through integration, organizations can further improve their core business activities and deliver the business agility needed to quickly resolve complex business problems and enhance employee and customer decision making.
April 2012- Despite increased regulation, oversight and spending, corporate and government organizations continue to see an increase in cyber security breaches. According to the October 2011 GAO Information Security report, there's been a 650% increase in federal government security incidents over the last five years. And corporate incidents have gone up, not only due to the infiltration of mobile devices - both corporate-owned and employee-owned - but computer-based as well. In an interview on March 28, 2012, Shawn Henry, the FBI's ...
April 2012- EMA's leading Research Director, Charlie Betz, outlines the mission-critical features of modern workload automation, including event-driven approaches, integrated file transfer, and application-level integration. Learn the key criteria when creating your vendor short list, and which EMA-recommended vendors offer the best price-for-performance.
April 2012- This white paper outlines the three most important areas to consider when calculating the return on your investment (ROI) from workload automation. Learn how to measure cost, productivity, and consolidation accurately and get the best tool for your needs and budget.
April 2012- This white paper discusses how to reduce the time spent monitoring and managing Windows servers, virtual machines, and server clusters by consolidating scheduling and management tasks on one central server. Learn how to simplify scheduling dependencies, set up notification, and even integrate file transfers with one simple scheduling tool.
April 2012- When we talk about the world becoming increasingly interconnected, instrumented and intelligent, the most ubiquitous example is the smartphone. It collects and disseminates data while its users are at home and on the go, likely serving up just as much - if not more - dynamic, socially driven information as static, always-there web content. And other consumer electronics companies are deep in the revolution of smarter products, providing not just one-dimensional devices but entire customer ...
Best-in-Class Commerce Integrates Order Fulfillment,Inventory, and Supply Chain
According to the January 2012 Omni-Channel Retail Experience report, 58% of
consumer goods manufacturers and retail industry companies rank commerce or
web-enabled order efficiency as a key strategic area that is vital for creating a 360-degree unified customer experience across all channels of sales and service.
However, only 32% of companies share up-to-date order management and execution information across channels, and even fewer (27%) of companies possess processes ...
This whitepaper explains how identity services eliminate all capital outlays for hardware, software and infrastructure, expenses for support and staffing.
You can reduce the costs of training and integration to reduce identity lifecycle costs by more than 80% from enterprise identity software.
As the world becomes more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent and the population continues to embrace social computing, today's enterprises face the dawn of a new era - the era of the Social Business. Just as the Internet changed the marketplace forever, the integration of social computing into enterprise design represents another enormous shift in the landscape.
Organizations that successfully transform into a Social Business can potentially reap great benefits - among them the ...
December 2011- Our CMO Study is the latest in IBM?s series of C-suite Studies, encompassing interviews with more than 15,000 top executives over the past seven years. The study casts light on the challenges public and private sector CMOs confront - and the opportunities they envision - in increasingly complex times.
CMOs indicate that, in the age of the customer, collaboration and influence through social networking will have the biggest impact on their organizations in the next three to five years. However, only 16% of CMOs think that it's necessary to become proficient at social media themselves to be successful leaders.
Forrester believes that CMOs who personally participate in social media will be better at leading the new brand experience, and leading a new generation ...
November 2011- Today, success demands agility. If your IT staff spends all of their time worrying about security, uptime and capacity problems, they won't be working with you to drive innovation. This paper describes IBM Server Optimization and Integration services - Vmware server virtualization, a consulting-based solution that can help you determine the optimal placement of workloads within a VMware vSphere infrastructure deployment.
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