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 ......
Securing Enterprise Data and Ensuring Compliance In the Face of Multiple Threats, Strategies Must be Comprehensive
Security is an important element of an information integration and governance framework. This research perspective by Ventana Research provides insight to help organizations ensure a centralized, holistic security architecture to prevent breaches and automate compliance.
November 2012- Information, an essential asset in virtually all organizations, requires careful attention and robust processes to ensure it can reliably support business decision-making. Information arising from multiple sources must be integrated and governed to ensure it is a trusted source and in compliance with internal policies and external regulations and legislature. The process of the integration and governance of information provides a framework that incorporates acquisition, organization, control and use of information to create and enhance ...
It is critical that an organization understands relationships between data, its business value and how to ensure long-term and accurate data access. Every process - defined or otherwise - within the organization creates information as the process is executed. An organization's information can be grouped into many small units of related data, often referred to as the complete business object.
This white paper defines the complete business object as it applies to organizations ...
November 2012- In nearly every industry, executives, managers and employees are increasingly using maps in conjunction with enterprise applications such as business intelligence (BI) and CRM. Companies seek every opportunity to gain an edge, and often it's to be found in the data at their fingertips. Approximately 80% of an organization's data has a location component. By ignoring or underutilizing this data, organizations overlook rich and pervasive information that could help them operate more efficiently and competitively. Savvy ...
November 2012- Through a series of case studies, Inc. and Carbonite explore the all-too-common small business ‘nightmare’, data loss – and, examine the consequences suffered as a result of being ill-prepared. Experts Pete Lamson, senior vice president for small business at Carbonite, and Philip Jan Rothstein, president of Rothstein Associates Inc., weigh-in on the importance of making data protection a business priority. With proper – and more importantly, proactive - planning, small businesses can aptly prepare for whatever may ...
November 2012- Research from the Insurance Institute states that up to 40 percent of small businesses affected by disaster will never reopen. Carbonite provides 10 easy tips to help small businesses develop a solid disaster preparedness plan. Having such a plan in place, helps businesses minimize loss and disruption and return to normal business operations as quickly as possible in the event of a disaster. Through this checklist, small business owners will receive ideas on how to appropriately assess ...
November 2012- Carbonite discusses the various steps taken to ensure the continual security and protection of customer data. Specifically, there are five areas of critical importance Carbonite focuses on – highly redundant disk drives, hardened data center facilities and best-in-class operations, specialized system monitoring software, world-class network security and encryption, and transparent access to your backup status. In this article, we explore each of these areas in-depth and the measures taken to uphold Carbonite’s commitment to data ...
November 2012- Read this whitepaper to find out why being a more strategic organization requires PMO applications, or support tools, that provide visibility, accountability, and control including resource, request, and time-management.
November 2012- Scoring and prioritizing IT projects is still one of the biggest challenges and most neglected processes in many IT organizations. The Innotas eBook on scoring & prioritization will help you build a system for picking the right IT projects for your organization.
November 2012- Learn the smart approach to IT Resource Management. This whitepaper from Innotas-the leader in cloud solutions for Project Portfolio and Application Portfolio Management-identifies why effective resource management is crucial for any IT department.
November 2012- This whitepaper presents CIOs and IT executives with best practices and real-world examples of how companies are using Project Portfolio Management and IT Governance solutions to help drive innovations within their IT organization.
Get an exclusive look at the real business benefits behind using a mobile workforce management solution.
Once you start to look at your current methods for managing, scheduling and communicating with your field, the opportunity for adopting a technological solution will become rapidly apparent. Start to peel back the layers and you may discover pains and opportunities for improvement that you didn't even realize existed.
In this business paper from ClickSoftware, ...
Learn how ClickExpress "an out-of-the-box, cloud-based workforce management solution" can increase your operational efficiency as well as your productivity.
This eBook for operations and customer service managers, will walk you through the challenges faced by field organizations, how a workforce management solution can increase operational efficiency as well as productivity; and how, by campaigning this change, you can become an operations superstar!
November 2012- With the addition of systems management such as Microsoft System Center, customers can move beyond virtualization and begin to implement private clouds. A private cloud extends virtualization features designed into Windows Server, enabling standardized design, simple back-up, and self-service deployment of IT services. By removing the need to customize each and every IT service and by enabling line of business or application owners to control when they deploy services, IT organizations can further reduce operational ...
This ESG Lab Validation documents the hands-on testing of HP VirtualSystem for VMware 2.0, optimized for VMware vSphere 5. HP VirtualSystem is designed to provide holistic management for both physical components and virtual environments. ESG Lab tested with a goal of validating virtualization of business-critical workloads, providing businesses a fast, simple path to virtualization as well as a cloud-ready platform.
HP VirtualSystem architecture, optimized for mixed workloads and highly scalable in multiple dimensions (compute, network, ...
As many have discovered in recent years, virtualization is a key strategy for infrastructure optimization and a requirement for converged infrastructure. By separating physical devices from the computing, storage, and networking services they deliver, organizations are able to make much more efficient use of these resources. As a result, IT organizations are looking to invest in virtualization-optimized solutions that enable consolidation, mission-critical resiliency, disaster recovery, and faster application deployment.
When built-in properly, virtualization ...
November 2012- Given the stunning growth of data centers in recent years, how can an enterprise's IT department improve efficiency, cost effectiveness and mission-critical reliability in the data center? This paper explores the complex web of challenges facing today's data center managers and discusses how Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software provides a complete solution for moving the data center from chaos to control.
Many data center managers try to manage their dynamic environments with little more than spreadsheets and a few CAD diagrams. But as data centers have grown in size and complexity, managing this way has become increasingly difficult. Fortunately, there are many good Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions now available.
One of the challenges many companies face getting started with DCIM is that they are afraid that implementing a full scale DCIM solution ...
November 2012- A VP of Data Center Operations didn't have accurate information needed to make informed decisions, control costs and mitigate risks. In this informative case study, learn what caused this manager to say "We not only freed up half a megawatt of power, but also extended the life of our data center from five years to 15 years."
To realize the full benefit of cloud-based applications, integration must be dramatically simplified. Companies need a solution that can run anywhere, connect applications anywhere, be managed from anywhere, and require no specialist integration skills or IT infrastructure.
These solutions must be easily configurable, flexible, and scalable - which means no coding. And, the integration solution must implement projects within days, not weeks or months. WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration provides these benefits today. ...
This white paper explores the fast-changing customer relationship landscape in financial services. It outlines strategies and technologies that financial services marketers can use to better understand customers and market effectively across traditional and digital channels, with sections on:
• Inbound marketing
• Event-based marketing
• Digital marketing and personalized retargeting
• Web analytics
• Mobile and social channels
• Customer lifecycle management
By combining analytics and cross-channel marketing automation, financial services providers ...
January 2013- IBM recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate how businesses are changing in the face of today’s business environment. Read this report to learn the four key findings driving business decisions today including the customer experience, touchpoints, lack of internal collaboration and non-technology hurdles to business transformation.
As more and more solutions are developed to populate data warehouses, it is apparent that merely delivering data isn't the complete answer organizations are looking for. There is a crucial need for operational data quality upon which to base their analytical and decision support systems. Operational data quality - real-time or near-real-time delivery, as opposed to batch-based data quality processes - is incorporated directly into the business processes of the organization's operational systems.
October 2012- Geographic information system (GIS) and information technology (IT) managers see the cloud as a compelling argument for leveraging off-premises hardware resources and reducing local infrastructure costs. But how does one go about calculating the cost of using cloud resources in lieu of using on-site infrastructure? The purpose of this paper is to help the reader understand how costs are calculated for cloud services - using Amazon™ Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) as an example - and ...
Cloud computing has emerged as a technology almost every industry that provides or consumes software, hardware, and infrastructure can leverage. The technology and architecture that cloud service and deployment models offer are a key area of research and development for geographic information system (GIS) technology.
GIS in the Cloud provides an overview that includes a definition of cloud computing and discusses the differences between the three core cloud service models - Software as ...
Security is one of the top concerns facing an enterprise moving data to the cloud. This case study, published by analyst firm Gartner* details the lessons learned by a financial services early adopter of cloudbursting to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
*Case Study: Securing the Cloud by John Pescatore, Gartner, Inc. May 3, 2012
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