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July 2013- By applying business intelligence and analytics to your business's data, you can improve the customer experience, increase efficiency and reduce risks. On the other hand, when a system fails, IT is on the hook to restore data and applications immediately, even though it takes an average of 18.5 hours to recover data after an outage. What's worse, studies have shown that 50 percent of restores end in a loss of critical information.
July 2013- In independent testing, researchers found that Dell AppAssure offered advantages in ease-of-use and backup/recovery time. AppAssure's image-level backup technology essentially eliminates the potential for data loss by creating closely spaced recovery points for critical applications, such as Exchange, SQL and SharePoint. For IT operations, the new OO architecture of AppAssure 5 provides a scalable infrastructure that requires a minimal amount of computer processing time.
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 ...
July 2013- Mobile computing via smart phone, laptop, tablet and e-reader is becoming commonplace in the enterprise today. Unfortunately, so are the challenges it brings. This White Paper examines the network security, device management, network performance and user expectation issues you need to solve for effective mobile collaboration, and outlines the planned, architectural approach IBM recommends.
July 2013- The landscape of today's information infrastructure is continually changing. The amount of data that is being collected is increasing, and organizations are finding new ways to analyze, evaluate, and use the information that they collect. In addition, hardware trends are making it cost effective to capture new information sources and to automate data management. In the hardware arena especially, falling prices and increasing capacity for memory devices are reshaping the storage industry. Solid-state drives (SSDs), ...
July 2013- IBM Managed Security Services (MSS) monitors tens of billions of events per day for more than 3,700 clients in more than 130 countries, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. While analyzing threats is critically important, it is only part of the story. This report is intended to ask the follow-up questions. How many attacks turn into incidents? What measures could have stopped them? And how do these trends vary from industry to industry? The results and ...
July 2013- In an around-the clock business world, you need nearly instantaneous failover and failback of your critical applications. Otherwise, you risk business losses and brand damage in the event of disruption or disaster. But how can you improve your existing disaster recovery operations? Read this brochure to learn how the power of cloud technologies can help you increase recovery speed, reliability and scalability.
July 2013- IT risks like data breaches and outages pose a serious and long-lasting threat to your corporate reputation. But other risks put you in jeopardy as well. In fact, did you know that your supply chain could be one of your weakest reputational links? That?'s one of many facts we uncovered after surveying 600 top executives for the 2013 IBM Global Reputational Risk and IT Study. In it, we examined the links between IT risk and corporate ...
July 2013- In June 2011, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by deploying Storwize V7000. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Storwize V7000 on their organizations. Storwize V7000 is a virtualized storage system designed to consolidate block and file workloads into a single storage system for simplicity of management, reduced cost, ...
May 2013- Ensure corporate data is secure and protected by choosing an endpoint backup solution with the eight features in this whitepaper.
May 2013- Backing up and protecting sensitive corporate data has become more challenging because of several trends: exponential data growth, the rise in endpoints, BYOD, and SaaS applications. Avoid the following ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
May 2013- In this paper, we will use a definition of business analytics (BA) paraphrased from Wikipedia, to with: the process of developing optimal or realistic business decision recommendations insights derived through the application of statistical modeling and analysis of an existing or simulated database. The analytics may be simple or extremely complex, and may range from addressing immediate operational (tactical) needs to the less urgent development of a strategic plan. The ultimate goal of BA is ...
May 2013- Innovative Canadian IT executives are becoming "service brokers" rather than "service providers" to drive productivity and competitive advantage. Managed hosting is a key part of their sourcing strategy, offering enterprise-class datacentres that can support today's business requirements of performance, security, and resiliency. The following questions were posed to Mark Schrutt, Director of IDC's Service and Enterprise Applications research regarding the role of managed hosting in supporting leading Canadian executives and what to look for in ...
May 2013- Over the last 20 years, as we have moved towards a knowledge-based economy, the security challenges of maintaining the fidelity of the IT infrastructure have grown dramatically. There has been a massive increase in the number of malware samples encountered by security researchers around the world, from thousands of malware samples in a year to thousands of malware samples per day. On an operational level, endpoint security (desktop/laptops) has grown more complex, and IT security ...
April 2013- In this Advisory, Clabby Analytics takes a closer look at a class of servers known as pre-integrated servers. These types of servers are usually assembled by information systems vendors that have deep system/subsystem knowledge - giving them the ability to highly integrate a system's central processing unit (CPU) with underlying subsystems (memory, storage, input/output [I/O]). The end result of this deep integration is an extremely high performance system design upon which a ...
April 2013- An analysis and perspective from leading IT Industry analysts, Technology Business Research (TBR) on how x86 servers and the implementation of private clouds offer a secure and cost-effective means for midmarket to reduce costs and provide flexible computing capacity.
Many organizations today, especially small- and medium-sized businesses, are finding that they require enterprise-class data management capabilities in order to remain viable and competitive. However, they cannot afford the costs of acquiring and managing these systems. This has created a new market opportunity for cloud-based backup-as-a-service offerings, delivered to these organizations by managed services providers (MSPs).
In using these services, the customer pays the MSP monthly for usage - typically the amount of ...
April 2013- IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center offers a wide range of functions to effectively manage storage systems and drive business forward. This powerful storage management solution now integrates IBM Cognos Business Intelligence through IBM Tivoli Common Reporting?an integrated reporting solution that offers a strategic platform for Tivoli and other IBM Software Group products. This integration offers advanced analytics and reporting capabilities, enabling users to quickly create custom reports using an intuitive drag-and-drop method, leveraging predefined ...
April 2013- In this white paper, The Value of Smarter Data Center Services, IDC offers an overview of how IT organizations can optimize their data centers to obtain value now while building the foundation for future IT innovation. Strategies for rationalization, consolidation, virtualization and cloud computing are all discussed.
April 2013- This white paper describes the journey that an organization can take in setting up a private cloud. It provides insight into the use of the IBM SmartCloud Foundation options for deploying a cloud infrastructure in a highly scalable environment to deliver a manageable, high-performance, highly available, highly scalable cloud that builds tangible value and delivers real business and IT results.
March 2013- Organizations store their most valuable and sensitive data in their enterprise database, yet a large number of organizations do not engage in the timely installation of vendor patches after those patches have been released by database management system (DBMS) providers, placing that sensitive data at risk. In fact, a 2010 survey by the Independent Oracle Users Group revealed that of the 430 database administrators, consultants, and developers who were surveyed, only 37 percent installed Oracle Critical Patch Updates ...
March 2013- IBM Storage Management, Backup and Recovery solutions help media and entertainment companies meet the challenges of new data sources - driven by new content formats, evolving delivery models and increasing customer expectations - and manage these growing volumes of data more effectively.
March 2013- Protecting and ensuring the recoverability of data across today's diverse and distributed enterprises can be complex and costly, and often involves deploying numerous nonintegrated point solutions from several vendors to meet the wide range of application service levels. Examples of these point solutions include different backup products for different operating systems and virtual machines, snapshots, continuous data protection, replication and archiving.
March 2013- The ease with which an organization can create virtual machines in its computing environment has been a major contributor to the rapid and widespread growth of virtualization. The sprawling numbers of virtual machines that have resulted, however, have created challenges for manag-ing data protection. Backing up and restoring data for the dozen or more virtual machines that may reside on an enterprise server can bring all other operations on that server to a grinding halt.
March 2013- With data continuing to grow at alarming rates and IT environments continuing to become more distributed and complex, the strains and costs of providing data protection and recovery capabilities are getting the attention of many executives. Gartner estimates that by 2014, at least 30 percent of organizations will have changed backup vendors due to frustration over cost, complexity or capability.
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