The Business Analyst's Guide to Hadoop
Rapidly emerging as a transformative technology framework for storing and processing massive amounts of structured and unstructured data, Apache Hadoop plays a central role in ......
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.
September 2011- This white paper focuses on the evolution of Notes and Domino and highlights the broader shift in the collaboration market toward a blending of traditional collaboration services with newer social constructs and business applications?all accessible via mobiles, browsers and rich clients.
September 2011- This white paper highlights the importance of responsiveness and rapid time to value in today's business climate, specifically focusing on accelerating and optimizing application development.
September 2011- In an era of change, it can no longer be business as usual. Your ability to grasp new ideas and information from multiple sources is vital to creating and nurturing a culture of innovation. Read this eBook to learn how collaboration gives you the opportunity to change the way you work and innovate.
Organizations are faced with endless pressure to lower infrastructure costs while improving quality of service (QoS) capabilities. However it is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve these goals without automating and integrating business and IT processes.
This paper examines the evolution of IT organizations as they move from static batch processing to dynamic workload automation capabilities that integrate with and understand business processes and trigger revenue-generating actions based on real-time requests.
The new global business environment and in particular the Internet with its implied on-line, real-time, 24x7 operation has dramatically altered this rigid notion of job scheduling.
This white paper discusses how new solutions are required that can automate and accelerate existing IT processes and adapt to new processes and systems as they arise.
Interstage BPM advanced architecture flexibly addresses requirements of the next generation BPM to effectively manage work in today's enterprise. Broad array of capabilities enables organizations to respond to business change by supporting all types of business processes and all forms of work.
Interstage Business Process Manager incorporates all of the building blocks necessary for adding a flexible and sophisticated process layer to business applications. Business processes should not be hard-coded in to application ...
In today's challenging business climate, you need to be smarter and nimbler. Agile BPM from Fujitsu drives operational efficiencies, creates unique business opportunities, and provides real-time insight into your business performance. Read The Executive Guide to Agile BPM to see if you have the capabilities you need to respond to ever-changing business dynamics with Agile BPM.
For years, business process management (BPM) solutions have focused primarily on long-running, routine and seldom-changing processes. BPM ...
Organizations today need to drive growth while optimizing costs, improving efficiency, and achieving greater business agility. Fujitsu Interstage Business Process Manager (Interstage BPM) is a leading solution for the next generation of Business Process Management (BPM), Agile BPM. Interstrage BPPM helps best-in-class organizations achieve business results by improving all categories of business processes for all forms of work.
In recent years many organizations have come to the understanding that their business processes are ...
This white paper discusses seven key steps to aligning IT with the business.
Since managing IT as a business now ranks among the top five expenditures of most companies, IT can no longer be seen as only a technology supplier. IT must be seen to be adding value to the organization and providing corporate strategic capability.
IT business performance allows IT to change the focus from technology and production to customers ...
July 2011- Picking through the white noise about outsourcing can be time consuming and tedious. And while you're busy doing all that research, your company's payroll and benefits problems aren't going anywhere. You need to outsource, but you're not clear on the alternatives available to you. If you're in this position, this paper is written for you. It provides you a research tool for smaller companies by describing the reasons why three companies, all under 100 employees, decided ...
July 2011- Maintaining IT systems across multiple platforms can be costly and complicated. The need for innovation is growing, but budgets are not. Read the white paper and learn how streamlining development and deployment of applications with IBM can support enterprise modernization throughout its lifecycle, reducing complexity and costs.
SMBs depend on IT just as much as larger organizations, but don't have the skilled personnel and management tools to ensure they have a highly available infrastructure that delivers predictable performance.
Read this Gabriel Consulting white paper to discover how they see the IBM Application Manager for Smart Business and the IBM® Tivoli® SMB strategy as filling an empty niche in the market.
June 2011- Learn about cross-platform solutions that help IT organizations increase visibility into software inventory, and use activity and license entitlements to help control software costs and compliance risk.
The cloud is not just an amalgamation of technologies and services. It is an entirely new model for delivering value to the business. To optimize that value, IT decision-makers need to understand and adopt emerging best practices for leveraging the cloud.
The five key lessons presented here are drawn from the real-world experiences of successful early cloud adopters. By applying these lessons, IT decision-makers can more confidently maximize returns on their cloud investments-while ...
June 2011- Your midsize business is ready to grow with the recovering economy, and that means it's time to act on server upgrade plans that were put on hold during the downturn. Making the right investments can reduce server sprawl, accelerate workload productivity, optimize for virtual environments, and reduce operating costs. Here's a guide on what to consider.
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