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 ......
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.
The future belongs to a new application architecture that Forrester calls the mobile app Internet, where mobile devices are linked to cloud-based services that provide a context-rich experience anytime, anywhere.
In this architecture, where user expectations for quality and latency are very high, the winning mobile collaboration solutions are:
1. Designed to run well on any mobile device.
2. A cloud-based solution that supports wireless access from anywhere.
3. Offer mobile collaboration solutions ...
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.
For most enterprises, creating, testing, and deploying a modern software application demands well-planned orchestration of an assortment of disparate tools and technologies. Sadly, far too many of these organizations are still attempting to deliver software the same way they did 20 years ago, using an amalgamation of manual procedures, homegrown scripts, and other archaic approaches. These techniques are no longer effective, and merely serve to delay delivery while amplifying costs.
In this White paper ...
Seamless Cross Channel Execution, End to End.
You need a single view of the customer, inventory orders and shipments everywhere - across all channels, from order initiation through to fulfillment, including returns. So you know exactly what you need, where you need it and when. Access the perfect order briefcase to learn how you can achieve.
360-degree view of customers, inventory, orders, and shipments everywhere
Cross-channel order capture
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 ...
April 2012- This white paper address how data mining is used to get more value from CRM systems -- particularly focused on application of predictive analytics to the customer lifecycle (acquire, grow, retain).
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.
April 2012- With instant access to information, customers expect a purchase experience that matches the ease and speed of the information-gathering experience. Read this white paper, created in collaboration with Frost & Sullivan, to see how a customer relationship management (CRM) solution can help you respond on the customers? terms.
October 2012- An enterprise content management strategy has and will be a vital component of the business IT landscape. Improving collaboration and access to the growing collection of content are critical, fundamental components of companies' future growth. Download this white paper to learn more.
October 2012- Continued data explosion is, for many organizations, the biggest challenge they must address. Companies must determine the most cost-effective technologies for storing data, yet also need to find solutions that enable employees to access information securely, cost-effectively, quickly and remotely via multiple devices. Download this white paper to learn the benefits of storing data in the cloud.
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 ...
February 2012- What would happen to your business if your workers were unable to perform their jobs due to natural or manmade disasters? This paper shares five critical areas in which IBM can help you build human factors into your continuity strategy to help ensure that your workforce and your business remains resilient in the face of adversity.
How do you know if your organization is proactively prepared for - and able to ﬂexibly respond to - unplanned events? Does your business possess the resilience it needs to rapidly react to potentially costly man-made or natural disruptive events?
Read this paper to discover how IBM can help protect your brand and potential revenue should the unthinkable occur by helping you to:
• Assess your risks
• Develop a tailored business ...
This report presents the results of ESG Lab testing of the performance and scalability of the HP ProLiant DL980 server powered by Intel Xeon processors, running SAP with VMware vSphere 5.
Testing was conducted with a virtualized, tier-1 SAP application workload running on a massively scalable HP ProLiant DL980 server powered by next-generation Intel processors, running VMware virtualization software.
The tests were designed to confirm that virtualized infrastructure built with these components ...
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Want to know how NetVault Backup compared against other Oracle backup software solutions - and why it's DCIG's #1 choice? In this 37-page report you'll get unbiased, third-party evaluations of Oracle backup software - and why NetVault Backup sits on the top of the list. Download your copy today.
Open Source Software (OSS) is widely recognised as providing significant technology, innovation and business benefits to software development organisations, but it is not without associated challenges and risks.
In this complimentary whitepaper, we address the intellectual property (IP) risks that developers, development managers and c-level managers must take into account when developing and distributing software created with OSS. We also discuss a number of common myths surrounding OSS that keep developers up at ...
November 2011- Consolidating dedicated and virtualized workloads can reduce costs throughout your infrastructure, while dramatically improving your ability to meet changing processing demands. Read this white paper to find out IBM's recommended best practices in the selection and migration of Linux/x86 workloads and applications to IBM Power Systems servers.
IDC studied a group of enterprises that had deployed SAP applications on IBM Power Systems servers running Linux server operating environments and had been working with those systems for several years:
1)Annual benefits totaled $25,000 per 100 users For a large organization with 10,000 users, this would amount to more than $2 million in benefits.
2)The utilization rate for servers more than doubled, from 34% to 70% and many more
Information technology is central to meeting the challenges facing midsize businesses. While there are many new capabilities available to midsize businesses for solving these challenges, excessive complexity can undermine a successful IT strategy.
Read this ITG executive summary to see how IBM Power Systems servers and IBM System i can help minimize the costs and risks.
September 2011- This white paper examines many of the security concerns associated with virtualization and helps you understand and prioritize these risks, as well as describing the IBM security solutions that can help you secure virtual environments and position your organization to reap the full rewards of this exciting technology.
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