Application Testing Strategies in the IBM z/OS Environment
The IBM z/OS mainframe environment has earned a reputation for superior application performance, availability and data security while managing extremely large volumes of application ......
May 2013- The IBM z/OS mainframe environment has earned a reputation for superior application performance, availability and data security while managing extremely large volumes of application data. To maintain a competitive advantage, organizations that manage their mission-critical operations on the IBM System z platform must continually look for improvements in technology, processes and best practices.
May 2013- This paper discusses the eight essential best practices that provide a holistic approach to safeguarding databases as well as the array of enterprise data sources across the organization while achieving compliance with key regulations such as SOX, PCI DSS, GLBA, HIPAA and data protection laws.
May 2013- This paper looks at this problem by first defining what enterprise information security and privacy involves, then looking at requirements that need to be met before introducing big data and identifying what impact this has on those requirements. It then takes a look of it at what one vendor, IBM, is offering in the area of big data and what it is trying to do to help customers bring big data technologies on board while ...
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 Big Data. However, most Big Data strategies stall with IT challenges. In order to harness Big Data for competitive advantage, organizations must enable more than a handful of scarce IT specialists and expensive data scientists to access the information.
By making Big Data usable by business decision-makers and ...
May 2013- Twice the headache for half the price - that's how many software executives have come to view traditional outsourced testing. But despite the high costs and diminishing quality of offshoring firms, are there really any viable QA alternatives? Of course!
May 2013- Testing and launching a web application isn't getting any easier. In fact, with the assortment of new browsers, plugins, third party apps and programming languages, this process has never been more complicated. Unfortunately, it's also never been more critical for success.
Cloud. Agile. Virtualization. Big Data. Mobile. Emerging from the economic wasteland that characterized the first decade of the 2000s, the IT Industry is charging out of the gate with an explosion of unprecedented innovation.
The rapid adoption of agile development and shifting market conditions has paved the way for a new DevOps paradigm. This new evolution entails a more cross-functional, collaborative, and lifecycle- focused activity than traditionally understood DevOps approaches.
April 2013- This white paper addresses key methods for successfully managing today's complex database infrastructures, including balancing key business metrics, understanding the challenges DBAs face, and finding the right tools to monitor and manage the database environment.
Complex enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like Oracle E-Business Suite are critical to many organizations, serving diverse business needs and supporting both functional-level and business-level decision-making. Therefore, it is essential to effectively manage change to those systems, especially change as major as upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite R12.
This white paper provides 10 key best practices to help your organization effectively manage change to your ERP systems, with particular attention to upgrading to R12.
April 2013- Grid technology in banking is now over 10 years old. With age has come maturity: grid today is less a specialist technology and more a commodity in its own right. Today, almost all investment banks of whatever tier have a grid solution of some sort, be that 20 cores servicing a 3rd party trading application or 20,000 cores providing enterprise grid services. Early adopters of grid in the late 90s had to create their own solutions, drawing on ...
April 2013- This paper describes best practices on how to spread the computational demands of advanced risk analytics across a dynamic grid computing environment. With a more advanced and capable computing infrastructure, banks can move from reactively measuring risk to actively managing risk based on timely insights drawn from rigorous analysis, all while benefiting from a lower total cost of ownership.
April 2013- An end-to-end systems automation approach reaches across the enterprise's distributed and mainframe environments alike with scalability that can accommodate even the largest infrastructures. It is broad in scope to manage ever-increasing IT complexity. And it is integrated to tie together low-level information coming from critical resources with high-level views and control of the enterprise. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, allowing operational simplicity, efficiency and consistency. IBM Systems Automation provides an ...
April 2013- This white paper examines the state of collaboration in today's enterprise and provides an IBM point of view on how collaboration will evolve, along with how Notes and Domino software will fit into the new collaboration equation.
March 2013- Many IT professionals are drawn by the savings that Linux® brings to the data center but are concerned about the potential uptime and data protection risks that arise from trusting their business-critical applications to "free" or native software. Native Linux solutions also prove challenging with required manual scripting and lack of automated operations and management. For business-critical data center applications, the complete line of Symantec high availability, data protection, backup and recovery, disaster recovery and ...
March 2013- Enterprise IT departments are in the midst of radical, unprecedented levels of change. Of course, change is a constant when it comes to technology. But the transformations currently under way are comprehensive and revolutionary. And changes are occurring in a number of areas simultaneously, intensifying the pressure on IT managers and staff. On one front, virtualization and cloud computing are fundamentally altering enterprise IT infrastructure. It's no longer the norm to tie a particular piece ...
March 2013- Utilizing the right IT solutions can help reduce complexities by automating and proactively managing previously time-consuming processes, enabling IT pros to focus on value-added activities that can help bring business improvements. This white paper discusses the IBM PureSystems family of products, which was designed to change both the economics and the experience of IT. Read on to find out how utilization of these solutions will enable you to focus on higher-value business transformation services rather ...
Many municipal, county, and state government agencies are utilizing
virtualization solutions to provide efficient, critical public services while reducing
costs. Download, "Virtualization Streamlines Public Service Initiatives" to learn
how a virtualization solution enables public service agencies to:
• Boost availability of social services, such as public safety and EMS
• Save over $1M in budget to be allocated for other purposes
• Advancing safety and productivity from computer-aided dispatch and criminal history ...
Many Organizations understand the benefits of, but are challenged with
implementing a virtualized integrated infrastructure. Download, "Targeting Use
Cases for fast Deployment of Virtualized Integrated Infrastructure" to learn more
about a pre-integrated, ready-to-deploy virtualized infrastructure that can:
• Create a virtual environment for remote or branch offices
• Support application hosting platforms
• Deploy private clouds
IT Professionals can now deploy a virtualized infrastructure efficiently without being required to commit ...
A top priority for IT Organizations is improving data center performance. With the
integration of VMware and Dell EqualLogic, IT Organizations can ensure that the
virtualized data center responds effectively to changing business requirements. Download, "EqualLogic and VMware: Optimizing the Virtualized Data Center" to learn about the benefits of this integration, including the ability to:
• Implement and automate appropriate protection and safeguarding levels
• Achieve thin provisioning and space-efficient snapshot conservation
As the migration to Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDIs) increases, storage managers are faced with the daunting task of deploying and maintaining these environments. Download, "E-Guide: Pros and Cons of VDI for SMBs" to obtain tips and solutions on how to implement the most cost-effective virtualization solution for your Organization, such as:
• Mixing and matching different vendors to get best-of-breed products/cost-efficient combinations
• Deploying a small number of desktops and gradually growing ...
February 2013- Optimization and consolidation can make a big difference in the business value your data centers deliver. This paper examines the techniques and results of IBM's own internal data center transformation?and how you can apply this learning to your transformation efforts to achieve greater productivity, mobility and responsiveness.
Developers are often reluctant to do reviews because they traditionally take the form of a heavy-weight, meeting-based process. Best Kept Secrets of Peer Code Review turns this notion upside-down and shows how to perform effective lightweight code review - which takes 1/5th of the time of more traditional, heavy-weight reviews.
In this ebook, you'll learn:
• Why some developers resist code review and how new tools change the game.
• The 5 ...
It's common sense that peer code review - in which software developers review each other's code before releasing software to QA - identifies bugs, encourages collaboration, and keeps code more maintainable.
But it's also clear that some code review techniques are inefficient and ineffective. The meetings often mandated by the review process take time and kill excitement. Strict process can stifle productivity, but lax process means no one knows whether reviews are effective ...
Tired of waiting weeks for IT changes to take place - new applications, new services, new processes? Read this technical paper to learn how to make your IT infrastructure agile.
Some of the best practices in this paper are:
Don't change the agile development process to fit into IT-change your IT strategy to better enable agile software development.
Trust your developers. Empower them with self-service environments.
Expect rapid changes ...
The current state of software configuration management (SCM) systems employed at medium and large corporations is often inadequate to support modern agile processes, reveals exclusive research from UBM Tech. Core challenges include code refactoring, cross-repository migration, improved branching and support.
SCM systems play an important supporting role in audit - and compliance - related tasks, but the UBM Tech research indicates that many corporations are lacking in this area. Added to this challenge ...
A seamlessly orchestrated order management system lets companies cross over from simply filling orders to effectively leveraging inventory, maximizing internal and external resources and keeping order promises, which keeps customers happy.
Achieving this level of efficiency is possible with concerted focus on three critical goals:
1. Become truly cross-channel.
2. Remain nimble in your order management process.
3. Leverage inventory across all channels and organizations.
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