July 2014- Big Data Analytics is a critical tool to gain competitive advantage and to attract and retain happy customers. But simply deploying a software package isn't enough. Infrastructure matters for Big Data Analytics.
The IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a global study to investigate how organizations were creating value from an ever-growing volume of data obtained from a variety of sources. This resulted from data-derived insights, which then guided actions taken at every level of the organization. The findings identified nine levers that enabled the organizations to create the most value.
Read the study to see not only why it's vital for midsize companies to ...
July 2014- Find out how organizations use the capabilities of Toad Business Intelligence Suite to bridge the gap between IT analysts and Business analysts.
"In a recent global study, Vanson Bourne surveyed 1,300 IT leaders to understand their use of DevOps strategies and processes, including awareness and adoption, the key drivers and obstacles, the investments they are making, and the real benefits they are experiencing.
The results are revealing and provide valuable insight for any organization who may be considering a DevOps approach, or who may want to expand their current use of DevOps.
66% of organizations ...
May 2014- "In a study of 110 CIOs worldwide, IDG Research sought out to measure the adoption of DevOps and understand the associated benefits and challenges. IDG Research discovered that accelerating time to market is perceived as a top benefit of DevOps, along with improvement of IT's value by more closely aligning development, IT operations and business, and increasing IT productivity. The study also relayed service virtualization and application release management are adopted or in the process of ...
"There has been growing buzz about DevOps. DevOps is a methodology that unites the often separate functions of software development (Dev) and production and operations (Ops) into a single, integrated, and continuous process. DevOps is about breaking down the barriers between Dev and Ops. It leverages people, processes, and technology to stimulate collaboration and innovation across the entire software development and release process.
Dev and Ops should always be part of an integrated ...
May 2014- Today's agile organizations pose operations teams with a tremendous challenge: to deploy new releases to production immediately after development and testing is completed. To ensure that applications are deployed successfully, an automatic and transparent process is required. We refer to this process as Zero Touch Deployment. This white paper reviews two approaches to Zero Touch Deployment-a script-based solution and a release automation platform. The article discusses how each can solve the key technological and organizational ...
May 2014- This ESG Lab Validation report documents remote hands-on testing of the Virident | HGST FlashMAX ConnectSoftware Suite, with a focus on the performance advantage the solution provides and the ability to deploy the suite in a distributed storage/application environment.
Static code analysis, or SCA, can be described as the analysis of whole-program source code without the execution of that program. A number of interpretations and even misconceptions about this technology and how it impacts or benefits you, the developer, have emerged over time.
Thankfully, there is also a lot of information about the many benefits SCA provides, from faster project execution, to better source code at check-in, to less costly development cycles ...
There are two ways to look at an IT as a service model: as a well-intentioned but jargon and bureaucracy filled worldview or as a fully integrated, engaged and involved part of the company's operations. You can guess which one we recommend, and it seems the 409 respondents to our InformationWeek 2013 Service-Oriented IT Survey agree.
Fully 83% say making IT more service-oriented, where IT at the larger organization is consumed, priced, evaluated and paid for ...
Gartner has published its latest Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization. Be among the first to get complimentary access to this new report now!
Silver Peak is leading the way into a new era of software-defined WAN optimization. Now more than ever, organizations like yours depend on the wide area network to connect their data centers, branch offices and the cloud. They see that better network performance means better bottom-line results, and Silver Peak ...
The world of business is changing. In the future, supply chains will be increasingly complex, with more trading partner data and a greater need for real-time business processes. As a result, business-to-business integration (B2Bi) requirements will become increasingly important to business success.
Implementing B2Bi capabilities that can meet the capacity, volume, flexibility and speed requirements of tomorrow?s business environment will not be easy: organizations will need to be able to ...
March 2014- Historically there's been great difficulty -- and importance -- in obtaining high quality data to fuel global trade management systems. The paper also explores the advent of the cloud data network and some of the powerful advantages of this approach, including those provided by network effects - the exponential power of a collaborative network of partners to solve supply chain problems.
Cloud technology is rapidly changing the way B2B interactions are carried out. It provides a benefit that no amount of investment in traditional software can obtain—the exponential effect a robust network of companies with a common goal has on the quality of the technology and its users. As companies move to cloud-based software, their IT teams must correspondingly adapt the department's structure.
This new model involves IT taking on more ...
March 2014- The old assumptions driving supply chain design and strategy were focused on achieving the lowest possible cost of goods and the most efficient distribution to stores. Today, a new model is emerging, not driven by enterprise technology or supply chain innovations - but by customers. In the omnichannel retail world, almost every single store-driven assumption about supply chain is being challenged and getting replaced by a digital-driven future. Retailers are forced to evolve their supply ...
March 2014- Global commerce is growing in complexity -- companies are struggling to give their customers visibility into inventory, especially online and in-store. GT Nexus surveyed over 5,000 shoppers across the US, UK, France and Germany to understand the evolution of the retail landscape, and whether retailers could measure up to consumer expectations.
This Report will provide you:
• Research, analysis and interpretation of the field service market
• A visual representation of the 2013 marketplace
• Strengths and cautions for all vendors
• Technology-related insights and evaluation criteria
March 2014- Financial firms are facing new pressures and complex challenges surrounding financial risk management, including credit valuation adjustment (CVA) and counterparty risk assessments. With international regulations such as Basel III and Dodd-Frank homing in on financial risks, banks must update computational, data management and analytical resources to meet the new external and internal risk-reporting requirements ? and to handle a wider range of input and output requirements, from new data sources and risk models to on-demand analytics. ...
March 2014- Whitepaper by Ptak / Noel addressing the need for IT to bring Analytics technology to IT to help them be more proactive, predictive providing faster mean time to repair. This paper will also explore how IBM is helping customers with it's new IT Analytics platform that offers Search, Predict and Optimize capabilities.
February 2014- Big data comes in two flavors-big transaction data and big interaction data. Big transaction data is the steadily growing volume of financial, customer, product, and other information in your organization's ERP system, data warehouses, CRM applications, and other back-office solutions, either on premise or in the cloud. Big interaction data represents interactions of customers, partners, and competitors that affect your organization. It is mostly external to your organization, scattered across the web. Information posted on ...
February 2014- IT as a Service (ITaaS) will transform future IT operations and service delivery. In the interim, Hybrid IT offers a rational, gradual approach in which some services move to SaaS while others remain on-premise. This white paper provides a strategy to move part or all of your ITSM suite to the cloud as a stepping stone to ITaaS.
Exploring Business and IT Friction: Myths and Realities, outlines key issues that cause friction between business users and IT, such as:
• Gaps in customer satisfaction and the perceived value of services
• Inadequate IT support, which decreases productivity and revenue
• Lack of communication and ownership in how business users and IT work together to identify service levels and technology needs
See what 900 business and IT professionals had to say and ...
February 2014- Here are the top five considerations to keep in mind as you begin evaluating hybrid cloud for your organization?s workloads.
February 2014- The retail landscape is changing - industry leaders are enhancing their interactions with customers through insights gained from all channels. Read the white paper and see how IBM POWER7 smarter analytics can gather and analyze shopper information to personalize retail experiences, drive more sales, gain loyalty and improve supplier collaboration.
January 2014- In this Advisory, Clabby Analytics looks more closely at the importance of implementing an integrated infrastructure - and its relationship to business analytics. The paper will examine the business analytics workloads, discuss how these workloads put different demands on the underlying systems and infrastructure, and provide guidance designing an integrated business analytics environment that will provide organizations with high performance, resiliency, and a scalable growth path.
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