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 ......
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.
November 2011- There's a misconception that maintenance and technical support services are only about on-site repair or necessary when something breaks. Given today's complex technology infrastructure with multiple systems, platforms and vendors, you need more. Learn how IBM's proactive approach to support can save you time and money and help improve the availability of critical systems.
November 2011- Read this popular whitepaper by Don Jones - world renowned author, speaker and Microsoft MVP - about the Top 10 Best Practices of backing up Microsoft Windows Server on Virtual and Physical Servers. Don Jones shares the Top 10 Best Practices that every IT admin will want to read about protecting Windows Servers in both virtual and physical environments. These are the 10 key things you want to know to make sure that your backup plan is the ...
This whitepaper discusses the pressures that IT departments at financial institutions face today - working with limited resources (budget and staffing), complying with strict regulatory requirements, coping with a range of security threats and an increasingly mobile workforce, and managing growth from both M&A and organic expansion - and how user virtualization can help face these challenges head on.
Find out about the benefits realized by innovative financial firms and the valuable ...
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.
November 2011- Traditional security methods are strained to the breaking point. More threat vectors than ever, coupled with device proliferation in the workplace, workshifting and cloud computing have produced a threat landscape of unprecedented complexity. This paper presents a secure-by-design IT strategy based on desktop virtualization that provides both information security and optimal agility to respond to changing business needs.
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.
October 2011- This paper describes advanced threats against federal and other governmental systems and provides advice on how to identify and protect the data at risk.
October 2011- Forrester/Disaster Recovery Journal study finding that IT hardware failure is second only to power failure as the most common cause of disaster declarations and major business disruptions. The 2010 IBM Global IT Risk study results showing that while 54 percent of respondents rated their approach to mitigating risk as good, only 23 percent indicated they were well prepared for hardware and software system failures. Read this white paper and discover how IBM tech support solutions fit into ...
October 2011- Large-scale mainframe architecture provides the most cost effective solutions for running heavy input/output workloads. Read the Clabby Analytics research report to see how consolidating Linux servers on an IBM Systems z mainframe is more cost effective than deploying Linux on x86 servers. It could save you over a million dollars!
CIOs today must support more revenue generating projects without expanding, rebuilding or moving their data centers. Virtualization is one option to consolidate resources and make this happen. However, virtualizing the data center with existing servers is not the best solution - mainly because older servers have memory issues, lack the power efficiency to keep energy costs down and the ability to scale up and down as needed.
This white paper explains how to ...
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.
September 2011- How do you manage data to increase capacity, improve access to information, store and protect that information - and not hamstring your IT administrator? Read this solution brief to learn how IBM Information Infrastructure solutions can help move and manage data without adding complexity to your business.
Cloud-based solutions from IBMare helping organizations around the globe - in banking, telecommunications, retail, government, educationand more - leverage the power of the cloud to collaborate both inter-nally and externally.
IBM is helping them increase productivity and lower costs, while creating a security-rich data environmentthat is available when and where it's needed. IBM's depth and breadth of experience in data center management provide theconfidence that security, availability and reliability are builtin, from the ...
September 2011- This IBM Redguide™ publication provides information about IBM Social Business and includes details about the business need and the value of transformation to a social business. It presents a high-level Social Business component diagram, highlights key capabilities, and includes customer case studies that exemplify how some of these capabilities can be applied.
September 2011- Large-scale mainframe architecture provides the most cost effective solutions for running heavy input/output workloads. Read the Clabby Analytics research report to see how consolidating Linux servers on an IBM Systems z mainframe is more cost effective than deploying Linux on x86 servers. It could save you over a million dollars!
September 2011- This document briefly covers key differences between IBM® WebSphere® Application Server and Oracle WebLogic Server. While both products are of high quality and will perform well even in demanding mission-critical environments, there are still some differences in their efficiency and resulting total cost of ownership.
Traditionally, virtualized servers have relied on the hypervisor to fully manage data flow, providing powerful services and management capabilities, but also introducing overheads that dramatically impact network I/O performance. The new PCI standard, single-root I/O virtualization, or SR-IOV, has emerged to address these performance issues.
This solution brief explains how to cost-effectively improve network I/O performance on virtualized servers and comply with the new standard.
Citrix partnered with Solarflare to develop a unique unified approach to SR-IOV that delivers unprecedented cut through I/O performance while maintaining full hypervisor-based management.
As a result, virtualized servers can now benefit from accelerated network performance as well as hypervisor-based services and management capabilities.
Learn how to achieve higher I/O performance, scale to consolidate more workloads, and maintain efficient hypervisor-based services and management.
Many business decision makers struggle to draw meaningful and timely conclusions from an array of static charts and spreadsheets not really intended for data analysis. And waiting for already overburdened IT departments to generate critical reports can put insights on hold.
This white paper explains how "business visualization" (dynamic interactive reporting using multi-dimensional graphics) can dramatically improve everyday processes and results - enabling users to focus on the most important information, uncover hidden ...
In November 2010, TDWI sent an invitation via e-mail to the data management professionals in its database, asking them to complete an Internet-based survey. The invitation was also distributed via Web sites, newsletters, and publications from TDWI and other firms.
The survey drew responses from almost 350 survey respondents. From these, TDWI excluded incomplete responses and respondents who identified themselves as academics or vendor employees. The resulting completed responses of 323 respondents form the core data ...
Even though most business leaders understand the need for high-quality data, they are often not sure how to achieve it. And yet, it has become clear that an investment in the infrastructure must be made to ensure measurably acceptable dataquality. This is where IBM® InfoSphere®
Information Server can make a big difference. InfoSphere Information Server is the foundation of many successful data quality initiatives, helping organizations derive more value from the ...
This white paper identifies a shift in corporate thinking about the value of trusted information to the organization and outlines reasons why this shift is occurring. It explores common information integration challenges and outlines a list of key characteristics needed for an effective information integration solution.
Customer scenarios illustrate how these information integration challenges play out in typical business settings. And finally, this paper shows how IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server can ...
As a small or mid-sized business (SMB) moving toward virtual servers, you're contending with some real obstacles - from a lack of budget to a small IT department. In addition, you need a simple, yet effective, backup and recovery strategy for virtual servers and applications.
In this Quest white paper by Technology Strategy Research, learn the challenges SMBs face when implementing virtualization - and how to overcome them. Then get best practices for ...
Virtualization has many advantages - it's affordable, fast, and efficient. But without a solid backup and recovery strategy in place, you leave your organization's critical data vulnerable. Is there a way to protect and optimize your virtual environment without breaking the bank?
In this Quest white paper, discover proven techniques to maximize and secure your virtual investments. Learn to increase backup speed, maximize throughput, and minimize performance drains while reducing costs. Read the ...
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.
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