April 2015- Decision makers in SMBs often raise concerns about cloud computing. There is a belief that cloud-based solutions cause SMBs to sacrifice security and control of their business-critical data. But, according to recent IBM research, businesses relying on cloud computing have a competitive advantage. And it's generating twice the revenue - and profit - of their slower-to-adapt rivals.
October 2014- As the creation and management of applications increases in importance for businesses today, so does making those applications portable. Being able to take application workloads and place them in the right environment to get the best performance and functionality is critical to an organization's success. To meet the challenges of today's digital economy, companies need to understand the workload portability choices available, what options they have, and the challenges they face in application deployment.
November 2013- This white paper from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) discusses the unique challenges of managing mobile, desktop, and server endpoints in SMB-sized organizations. EMA offers pragmatic solutions and reviews IBM Endpoint Manager's ability to address the needs of these organizations.
November 2013- It's never been more challenging to work in IT. The continually shifting demands of business and other organizational environments demand a quicker and more effective response from those charged with matching technology to enterprise goals. At the same time, IT faces increased pressures to reduce costs, as markets worldwide force ever-greater efficiencies in enterprise endeavors. In this e-book, we take an in-depth look at these expert integrated systems - what they are, how they work, ...
November 2013- For small and midsize businesses, the challenge of building an IT storage infrastructure that is both effective and affordable can be daunting: the amount of information these organizations need to store is constantly increasing, while IT budgets are staying the same, or possibly even shrinking. IT managers will most likely find themselves having to do more with less. Learn how IBM's new features for low-end storage systems can increase efficiency, protect the data storage environment, ...
October 2013- A data breach, probings, hackers - protect your your critical IT information. What these real-life examples have in common is that perpetrators can attack companies through their IT systems. Read how trusted computing from IBM PureFlex System can help secure your systems against emerging threats.
October 2013- Cloud computing represents an opportunity for enterprise and service provider datacenters to become more agile and flexible by using self-service infrastructure provisioning; automated, dynamic resource pooling and scaling; and consumption-based metering to improve accelerate cloud infrastructure configuration, provisioning, and life-cycle management. IDC estimates that combined enterprise and service provider spending on IT infrastructure hardware and software for cloud datacenters will total more than $42 billion worldwide by 2017.
Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time - but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.
An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for ...
October 2013- Follow-on white paper on the state of the Itanium market segment after the Oracle lawsuit and subsequent release of the new Integrity systems based on the Intel Itanium 9500 processor.
October 2013- Case study on the business value provided to GHY International by Linux on Power - an analyst paper
October 2013- Today, large organizations are being buffeted by a host of changes, many of them unex-pected or unfamiliar. Business information is virtually exploding in size, kind and locale, taxing the abilities of even the most progressive enterprises to keep up. Mobile technolo-gies and business analytics that were once exclusively used by employees with specialized needs and skills are now common across the entire workforce. As a result of all this, IT is bending under the strain ...
October 2013- Companies worldwide are embracing private clouds, not only because they support new, highly efficient and secure data solutions, but also to drive new competitive organizational strategies. This white paper provides an assessment of the business value of implementing IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems versus comparable private cloud solutions from VMware on Intel. It discusses the benefits of private cloud solutions, including reduced labor and hardware/software costs, ease of implementation and adoption, scalability, organizational ...
October 2013- Many organizations are genuinely excited about the potential for private clouds, anticipating greater responsiveness for end users and reduced costs for administrators. However, they are also concerned with the risk of taking on added complexity as they make the transition to cloud computing, which by definition introduces new management processes that fundamentally C79redefine how resources are assigned to workloads.
October 2013- The arrival of ultra-dense, hyper-scale designs such as IBM's NeXtscale is changing system design dynamics in the HPC marketplace. NeXtScale is based on standard components (such as racks and memory). These servers are pretested for reliability and feature dense compute nodes designed for scale-out computing.
October 2013- Robert Frances Group believes IT executives should be employing the new generation of storage solutions that offer advanced storage management capabilities - like the IBM Storwize V7000 storage systems - in their target system environments. In that the total cost of ownership (TCO) differential between leasing and purchasing is minimal although the first-year savings impact is substantial, IT executives should seriously consider leasing the storage. Management should understand the value proposition of storage leasing and ...
October 2013- IBM has used the Storwize architecture to produce multiple storage systems across different usage segments to meet different customer needs. The ability to scale with a common underlying architecture has proven to deliver multiple benefits to IBM customers. Features developed for high-end enterprise systems now meet customer needs in other, more price conscious segments. The leverage from a common base for systems helps reduce development and support costs which are reflected in product costs for ...
October 2013- The IBM Storwize family delivers sophisticated capabilities that are proven, efficient and dependable. Offered in a wide range of storage systems designed for different usage segments to meet different customer needs. Find out how clients can get everything they need from their storage systems more efficiently.
October 2013- The IBM journey toward unified communications for mobile and social collaboration. Many of today's innovations are driven by the consumer marketplace,and the workplace is no exception. As consumers, we arevery familiar with new ways for people to find each other, keepin touch, share ideas and be mobile, getting information fromany place. As employees, we would like to apply these consumercapabilities to our work - seamlessly and on a global basis - to make us ...
October 2013- With modern IT infrastructures an intricate web of interdependencies, uncovering the total IT environment, including the logical relationships between physical, virtual and cloud elements, has never been more important - or more complex. This white paper discusses how IBM's analytics for logical dependency mapping, ALDM, reengineers the IT discovery process to provide a more complete and accurate view of the IT infrastructure.
October 2013- Four technology trends - cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics - are shaping the business and converging on the data center. But few data center strategies are designed with the requisite flexibility, scalability or resiliency to meet the new demands. Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy can help you prepare for the rigors and unpredictability of emerging technologies. Find out how IBM?s predictive analytics are helping ...
October 2013- Hear from Evaluator Group analysts and IBM on current data protection challenges with small and medium sized organizations, and the back-up and recovery enhancements that are available today to address these requirements.
October 2013- The next generation of simplified backup administration dramatically improves scalability and efficiency. Experience how IBM's advanced interface for Tivoli Storage Manager enables consolidation, intuitive problem resolution and integrated team collaboration.
August 2013- As federal governments face increasing economic pressure to improve efficiency, it becomes increasingly difficult to justify and support large IT programs. Historically, agencies and other large organizations within federal governments have relied on fleet replacement programs, systems acquisitions and modernization programs to provide new, updated logistics solutions. These programs have traditionally included a budgetary allotment for maintenance and logistics software and systems implementation.
July 2013- According to the Edison Group, the attractive feature of cloud computing is operational efficiency. In the past, many analysts contended that the private cloud did not provide the efficiency one should demand. IBM zEnterprise changes that, using the concept of the heterogeneous cloud to enable a fit-for-purpose strategy that delivers real value.
July 2013- Virtualization has helped organizations to cut costs without sacrificing service levels, as well as increased the efficiency of IT resources and their agility to respond to changing market demands. Luckily, there are many different technologies that can help to achieve these benefits in various infrastructures; the hard part is assessing which is right for your organization. Access this exclusive resource that presents an independent quantitative analysis of the business differentiators among various virtualization technologies, so ...
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