Faster HP server firmware updates and system fixes for a defense contractor
A contractor using an HP Integrity Superdome 2 server hired a USP for hardware support to save on costs. After several unsuccessful attempts by the USP ......
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.
Resources to ensure the quality of a software project are nearly always limited. In order to prioritize testing, reengineering, and bug fixing efforts, it is critical to be able to identify the potential risks within Java classes, methods, or projects. This paper discusses the Risk Metric, which objectively measures the risk of software as a function of two critical factors: code complexity and test coverage.
Knowing the risk metric values, Java development teams ...
April 2013- Read this whitepaper to learn about the 5 best practices for engineering performance management, and understand the do's and don'ts of metrics management, analytics and reporting in software development environments.
September 2012- Discover how federal agencies and the DoD can approach disaster recovery. Read the interactive eBook: "A Guide to Modern IT Disaster Recovery," to gain insight and advice on how to build an effective disaster recovery strategy in the evolving world of virtual infrastructures, while mitigating the impact of so-called 'Black Swan' events in the data center.
Scale-out storage technologies have rapidly gained popularity over the past several years, successfully crossing the chasm from niche technology to mainstream enterprise solution. As this shift occurs, an increasing number of enterprises are seeking to understand the advantages of the newer technology when it comes to the storage of exploding amounts of unstructured data.
While many sources have investigated the advantages of scale-out storage from a technology perspective, few have taken on this ...
The pressure to achive in K-12 education has never been greater. Students are expected to learn more, teachers and administrators are expected to do more, and all of this has to be measured more, even while budgets are cut. This strategy guide explains how you can upgrade technology, standardize equipment and improve IT practices in your schol district.
This whitepaper is a rich media document, and includes IDC Analyst reasearch, multimedia content, solutions ...
November 2011- Today, success demands agility. If your IT staff spends all of their time worrying about security, uptime and capacity problems, they won't be working with you to drive innovation. This paper describes IBM Server Optimization and Integration services - Vmware server virtualization, a consulting-based solution that can help you determine the optimal placement of workloads within a VMware vSphere infrastructure deployment.
Open Source Software (OSS) is widely recognised as providing significant technology, innovation and business benefits to software development organisations, but it is not without associated challenges and risks.
In this complimentary whitepaper, we address the intellectual property (IP) risks that developers, development managers and c-level managers must take into account when developing and distributing software created with OSS. We also discuss a number of common myths surrounding OSS that keep developers up at ...
September 2011- New research from the International Technology Group demonstrates that the three-year operating and capital expenses for deployment and use of IBM XIV storage systems average 69 percent less than for EMC VMAX equivalents. These comparisons included financial services, government, health care, life sciences, manufacturing and telecommunications organizations with initial installed capacities of between 44 and 522 TB. Calculations allow for three-year capacity growth. Download now to read the detailed comparisons.
September 2011- Nearly everyone - developers to senior management - requires greater visibility into the development process. Read how how an IBM Rational solution can help your company build better software faster, using an integrated application lifecycle management solution designed to support collaboration across distributed agile development teams.
In July 2010, VMware commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying ThinApp.
The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the ThinApp on their organizations. Forrester interviews with an existing customer and subsequent financial analysis found that the organization will experience the following benefits:
• Decreased application packaging time<...
Database migrations have always been complex, time-consuming, and costly due to proprietary data structures and data types, SQL extensions, and procedural languages. It can take up to several months to migrate a database, depending on database size, complexity, and usage of these proprietary features.
A new technology has recently emerged for solving this problem: the database compatibility layer[DCL], a database access layer that supports another database management system's (DBMS's) proprietary extensions natively, ...
May 2011- IBM's Watson - the computing system that competed with human contestants on Jeopardy! - illustrates how managing "Big Data" and applying analytics can help businesses gain meaningful insights
Effective governance for lean development isn?t about command and control. Instead, the focus is on enabling the right behaviors and practices through collaborative and supportive techniques. Scott Ambler and Per Kroll write how it is far more effective to motivate people to do the right thing than it is to force them to do so.
Learn how to form a lightweight, collaboration-based framework that reflects the realities of modern IT organizations.
December 2010- The challenge with free and open-source software (FOSS) is creating a balance between management controls and leveraging the high quality, secure, free and open-source code. Discover 10 tips to manage the use of free and open source software (FOSS) as part of your code strategy to drive innovation and lower costs.
March 2011- This white paper describes how IBM IT asset management solutions provide the visibility, control and automation to support asset management across the IT asset life cycle, including planning, acquisition, management and disposition of software, hardware and related licenses.
The planet is becoming more interconnected, instrumented and intelligent. All kinds of devices—from medical devices to the global positioning system (GPS) in your car to large-scale defense systems—rely on embedded software to interact with other systems and deliver an exceptional, differentiated user experience.
But as the marketplace increasingly demands embedded systems that deliver greater functionality, a smaller form factor, greater reliability, lower power and a lower cost of operation, the pressure ...
February 2011- Focusing on best practices that can deliver a positive return provides a way to separate practices that will deliver tangible business results from merely interesting ideas. Moreover, this paper will explore how you can further justify investments by potentially delivering savings that are bigger than the sum of the individual returns.
February 2011- This trade study shows not only a robust technique with modeling and SysML, but it also provides a methodology that enables users to properly explore the design space with executionanalysis—all from within the design model, something that was oftenmissing from previous techniques around trade study analysis.
Building smarter prodcuts with Integrated Product Management. Turning product development into competitive advantage. Whether you operate in the automotive, aerospace, telecommunications or electronics marketplace, business trends dicatate that you need to deliver innovative products that incorporate advances in software, electronics and hardware to deliver a customizable experience to users.
The key to creating this new class of offerings is to elevate software development to a strategic business process while leveraging advanced modeling capabilities ...
February 2011- On a smarter planet, intelligence is infused into the products,systems and processes that comprise the modern world. Theseinclude the delivery of services; the development, manufactur-ing, buying and selling of physical goods; and the way peopleactually work and live. Nowhere may this transformation bemore evident than in the creation of smarter products.
February 2011- A balanced approach to complex systems quality in aerospace and defense projects - Thought leadership white paper. This white paper examines the systems engineering life cycle and discusses four keys for improving quality across the systems engineering "V" to help A&D companies deliver quality on time while containing costs more effectively.
To compete in the global economy, products are expanding in scope to deliver more value and function. Products are becoming smarter: they are more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent than ever before.
This paper offers ways that your company can establish a strategic advantage in managing change. It offers a structured approach to managing change in a rapidly evolving software development environment, helping you manage complex smarter product development processes — and more.
“IBM Rational? has embarked on a grand vision for the Jazz platform that is starting to pay off,” explains Bola Rotibi in this new vendor analysis white paper that updates organizations about the strategies driving the next evolution of the IBM Jazz™ platform — plus what it means for customers, partners, and the application lifecycle management (ALM) industry as a whole.
Rotibi reviews the reasons customers should engage with Jazz, offers an “under the ...
January 2011- Based on research incorporating over a dozen interviews with IBM distinguished engineers, technology evangelists and customers, this report explores the Rational Jazz strategy and the first two generations of Jazz-based products. Ms. Barnett positions the Jazz initiative within the software development landscape; shares best practices learned from early technology adopters, and identifies key benefits for practitioners, project managers and CIOs.
Understand the finer points of using centralized, multichannel contact management technology to eliminate regulatory risk and drive revenue.
Discover Privacy Advisor, Gryphon's fully-integrated CRM tool that increases your contacts while guaranteeing compliance across all channels. Respond to consumer preferences with relevant messaging that builds business and creates customer value. Learn to avoid the perceived onslaught of unnecessary or intrusive marketing messages that make consumers choose opt out over opt in. And recognize the ...
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