To achieve better everyday business results, organizations are turning to business rule management, or a combination of business rules and business events processing, to improve the timing and quality of the operational decisions that are driving key business processes and applications, such as claims processing, member enrollment, campaign management, payments processing, medical monitoring and customer care.
This eBook features 12 customer stories from a variety industries and business use cases. Through these stories, you?...
April 2012- The next generation in business rule management -- IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management enables a giant leap forward in bridging the gap between business people and IT. Using this software, line-of-business subject matter experts can define their policies and automated decisions in a form that is both understandable to the non-technical user and consumable by the systems that will use them, providing clear communication between the policy managers defining the requirements and the developers implementing ...
IBM Business Monitor: Organizations have access to more data than ever before. However, this data is of little value if one is unable to extract intelligent information from this data.
Today, what everyone needs is that data converted into meaningful information - presented in customizable, role-based dashboards and with the means to act on alerts and problem areas.
Without such information, how can businesses assess their performance?both now and over ...
IBM has made the BPM journey substantially easier for organizations with Business Process Manager v7.5 - the process improvement solution that combines market-leading human-centric and integration-centric capabilities into a single, comprehensive platform.
This white paper outlines the essential product features and functions, including information about migration and entitlements.
In this white paper we aim to answer these and many other questions you might have about rolling out BPM in your organization. After thousands of client engagements we think we have assembled a proven guide that will ensure you succeed early and often with BPM.
What are the tools I need in place?
What expertise do I need to get going?
How long will it take before I can see ...
The alignment of Business process management (BPM) and SOA governance processes provides enterprises with a streamlined ability to identify opportunities for change, to redesign business processes based on well-defined enterprise services, resulting in faster time to market, reduced time to value and improved return on investment.
This white paper describes the principles for building BPM solutions that use governed services, and covers:
* The role and value of SOA in BPM
* Common ...
This white paper explores SOA's relationship with and relevance to IT and business.
The evolving software marketplace, which is transitioning from software to services,provides a context for better understanding the role of SOA in applicationdevelopment and deployment (AD&D) today and over the next five years.
Recent survey-based research and IDC's top-line forecast for SOA are presented in this paper and help communicate the value, opportunities, and challenges associated with ...
An excerpt from the recently published 100 SOA Questions book, this eBook brings together authoritative answers to the most crucial questions business, technical, and architectural decision-makers ask about SOA.
It draws on the immense experience of two SOA experts - IBM Fellow Kerrie Holley and Dr. Ali Arsanjani - who have participated in more than 100 SOA projects in the roles of architect, designer, consultant, technical manager, and strategist.
In October 2011, Hewlett-Packard commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey more than 200 global firms about their plans to modernize their application and technology portfolios across four major platforms: Intel-compatible, Unix/Linux, non-Unix midrange, and mainframe.
Forrester found that, across all platforms, data/access to data is a huge problem, the need to modernize is rampant but vexing, and hiring competent staff is a significant challenge.
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.
A top tier analyst firm estimates that a typical corporation spends between 60-80 percent of its IT budget simply to maintain existing mainframe systems and applications. No wonder that many organizations feel legacy modernization is the way they keep their business up and running. So why do many modernization projects fail to produce results?
The number one reason is that organizations fail to capture the decades of knowledge inherent in their legacy applications ...
Show the profitability of reducing operational costs in server backup and recovery through investment in online server data protection rather than traditional backup methods.
This paper includes a checklist of comparative cost categories used in calculating ROI.
Why have millions of Java developers discarded bloated JEE containers in favor of lean, lightweight application servers? What have they gained by the move? Get the details - plus the insight you need to decide whether to take the same course - in this informative white paper.
Discover how your peers are using efficient, lightweight application server platforms to:
• Develop and deploy up to 50% faster - at a fraction of the ...
Successfully controlling the complex and vast amount of rich information rushing into the enterprise requires an entirely new approach. Today, a common platform that understands and analyzes all types of data is critical.
Learn how the Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) enables organizations to index all enterprise data to optimize for maximum performance and advanced search and retrieval.
The Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) sits above an organization’s data and serves as a scalable and secure platform for forming a conceptual and contextual understanding of all content in an enterprise.
Download this technical brief to review a solution that goes beyond retrieval and leverages all critical information for maximum benefit, while promoting enterprise-wide compliance to minimize the risks inherent in the growth of content.
March 2011- The business needs of Woodforest National Bank—a 24 x 7 operation—led the IT leadership to deploy a virtualized environment to help confidently manage the risk of hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Annual IT operational costs continue to increase, with labor commanding a larger and larger share. As a result, many companies are turning to private clouds, implementing such technologies as virtualization and consolidation, standardized workloads, and automation by way of self-service provisioning in an effort to reduce these costs.
Quantifying the impact that private cloud technologies have on various aspects of labor, however, has proven elusive, resulting in slower adoption rates. Customers want to ...
March 2011- In many organizations, business teams and IT have different goals and measures of success, and lack even a common vocabulary for working together. The responsibility of IT is often limited to providing highly responsive application services that are always available—with no insight into business needs. Meanwhile, business teams are tasked with understanding user behavior to determine if delivered content and services meet the needs of market demand or business goals—with little access to ...
At first glance, Blueworks Live might look like a simple updating and blending of two overlapping services. However when you look deeper, the service offers two valuable developments to customers and prospects.
Firstly, it provides companies with an opportunity to start to exert appropriate-weight structure and control over today’s unstructured, unmanaged knowledge and administration work.
The value of this isn’t just about improving productivity for individuals and taking weight ...
SOA has the potential to enable IT to support business transformation by reusing—and reducing the maintenance costs of—their existing applications. Yet the reality is that many SOA projects have resulted in disappointment, because organizations have approached the task from a purely technological perspective.
The most successful SOA stories are, in fact, based on business and IT collaboration, driving synergies and innovation across the enterprise. In other words, SOAs that are created ...
The majority of IT organizations have either already adopted, or are in the process of adopting cloud computing. The broad interest in cloud computing is understandable given that, as explained in this report, the goal of cloud computing is to enable IT organizations to achieve a dramatic improvement in the cost effective, elastic provisioning of IT services that are good enough.
The phrase good enough refers primarily to the fact that on a ...
Interop has compiled a strategic guide featuring delivering key insights, important strategies and best practices for cloud computing. The days of cloud computing services being used for seasonal capacity are gone.
Organizations are incorporating cloud services in to their IT practices on a permanent basis. The capital and operational costs are compelling. Ensuring adequate application performance and having redress defined before you commit to a service will set expectations and spell out everyone’...
January 2011- Inconsistent, poor quality data can spell disaster for SOA or BPM initiatives. Yet delivering the right information in the right form is widely perceived as being very difficult. Enterprise-wide data initiatives cross many boundaries, both technical and departmental, and are often high risk. What’s required is responsive business integration that provides data and information services in support of SOA and BPM to ensure precise semantic mediation with enhanced governance across the entire integration life-cycle. <...
January 2011- Managing software assets—or Software Asset Management (SAM)—and associated costs have once again risen as a high priority for IT, and rightfully so. Software licenses represent a significant part of IT’s budget and offer an opportunity for substantial expense reduction at a time when cutting costs and optimizing investments are so critical. This renewed interest in SAM surfaces periodically—with spikes most often related to IT finance and contractual compliance.
January 2011- Application integration has long been seen as a stumbling block to any new software implementation. However, new tools are making the process easier – and spurring a faster return on investment. Oracle, with investments that span the company’s portfolio of applications and middleware technologies, is leading the charge to enable integration. Learn about options that can make application integration easier.
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