Best-in-Class Commerce Integrates Order Fulfillment,Inventory, and Supply Chain
According to the January 2012 Omni-Channel Retail Experience report, 58% of
consumer goods manufacturers and retail industry companies rank commerce or
web-enabled order efficiency as a key strategic area that is vital for creating a 360-degree unified customer experience across all channels of sales and service.
However, only 32% of companies share up-to-date order management and execution information across channels, and even fewer (27%) of companies possess processes ...
April 2012- IBM Systems Director 6.3 has just been released. Read the white paper and see how this new revision can improve usability with a more logical interface, as well as simplify installation for the program and associated plug-ins. Also learn how its extended functionality enhances control over physical systems, virtualized resources and storage devices.
Public-sector IT organizations are under intense pressure to do more with less. Diminished tax revenues and powerful political imperatives are putting the squeeze on budgets. Yet, at the same time, legislated mandates and the rising expectations of hyper-connected constituencies are relentlessly adding to IT's to-do list.
This white paper explains how public-sector IT executives can address this challenge and transform the economics of IT by upgrading to Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware. It ...
CMOs indicate that, in the age of the customer, collaboration and influence through social networking will have the biggest impact on their organizations in the next three to five years. However, only 16% of CMOs think that it's necessary to become proficient at social media themselves to be successful leaders.
Forrester believes that CMOs who personally participate in social media will be better at leading the new brand experience, and leading a new generation ...
November 2011- There's a misconception that maintenance and technical support services are only about on-site repair or necessary when something breaks. Given today's complex technology infrastructure with multiple systems, platforms and vendors, you need more. Learn how IBM's proactive approach to support can save you time and money and help improve the availability of critical systems.
The success of communication service providers depends on their ability to successfully collaborate and align their business processes with multiple enterprises, including retailers, content partners and supply chain parters. These organizations are also faced with the urgent need to manage a myriat of relationships within and beyond the communications ecosystem. Many are turning to end-to-end order management (OM) systems to evolve their services.
This white paper will help understand the impact of inefficient ...
IDC studied a group of enterprises that had deployed SAP applications on IBM Power Systems servers running Linux server operating environments and had been working with those systems for several years:
1)Annual benefits totaled $25,000 per 100 users For a large organization with 10,000 users, this would amount to more than $2 million in benefits.
2)The utilization rate for servers more than doubled, from 34% to 70% and many more
Oracle has followed the trend of other major ISVs and terminated further software development for the Itanium platform. Looking at the decline in revenue of HP's Itanium-based servers, combined with loss of support by Microsoft, Red Hat, VMware and Fujitsu (in addition to Oracle), it's clear that the Itanium ecosystem is collapsing quickly.
Due to HP Itanium's decline to date, Microsoft and Oracle have already pulled out to avoid investing any more to ...
Cloud-based solutions from IBMare helping organizations around the globe - in banking, telecommunications, retail, government, educationand more - leverage the power of the cloud to collaborate both inter-nally and externally.
IBM is helping them increase productivity and lower costs, while creating a security-rich data environmentthat is available when and where it's needed. IBM's depth and breadth of experience in data center management provide theconfidence that security, availability and reliability are builtin, from the ...
December 2011- This white paper helps managers demonstrate the profitability of reducing operational costs in server backup and recovery through investment in cloud server data protection (subscription), rather than traditional backup methods. Comparative cost categories used in calculating this ROI are summarized in a convenient checklist. These include capital costs of hardware and software as well as ongoing monthly costs for maintenance, media, labor, and offsite storage of backup data.
The demand for data storage is exploding, which is driving up costs, amplifying the risks of data loss or exposure, and complicating plans for disaster recovery. To cope with this exploding demand, organizations are turning to cloud-based storage for relief. The adoption of cloud solutions is growing,with a nearly 40 percent expansion in the use of third-party cloud storage for offsite copies expected by 2012.
Organizations are finding cloud-based data protection to be especially ...
With compliance requirements and external threats on the rise, no business can afford to leave its data unprotected, especially at the endpoint. Fortunately, IT leaders understand the risk: Fifty-nine percent of recent IDG survey respondents rate backup and protection of desktop and laptop data as crucial or high priority.
Unfortunately, even though the majority of survey respondents have something in place, many fall short in terms of meeting needs for identification, classification and ...
July 2011- This whitepaper takes a detailed look at the potential "bottom line" costs of data center downtime and examines how power, cooling, monitoring and service inadequacies can contribute to a facility's risk of downtime.
An early adopter of Windows 7 within its own global infrastructure, Dell has distilled valuable advice and best practice recommendations for other enterprises looking to maximize Windows 7 value and reduce migration risk.
This paper presents best practices based on the experience of the Dell IT group and many of Dell's largest customers, focusing on eight common mistakes to avoid during migration projects.
March 2011- You’ve already decided to invest in cloud in order to reduce portions of your capital expenditure budget. What if you could manage and maintain your software development infrastructure within the cloud to save time and effort and reduce capital expense?
“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- Managing the WAN is anything but simple today. Social and technological changes are transforming the nature of traffic and raising network cost and performance issues. Cloud-delivered applications are becoming mainstream. Learn how Blue Coat reduces costs and improves performance on the WAN, which helps IT deal with the issues you face today and plan for tomorrow.
January 2011- Fundamental shifts in workforce distribution and data-center management mean that Common Internet File System (CIFS) traffic is increasingly traveling long distances across the WAN. This change creates a significant performance challenge for today's IT managers, and the solution is to apply several WAN optimization technologies working together. Learn how Blue Coat delivers the best five WAN optimization capabilities through its patented MACH5 acceleration technology.
January 2011- Layland Consulting examines today's most pressing application delivery networking challenges and focuses on the importance of selecting the right vendor. Learn more about the components of a successful application delivery networking strategy, and how to determine the right solution for your company.
Virtualization is becoming a key technology for improving the efficiency and performance of your servers. With the introduction of IBM POWER7™ systems, you have significant new options for server virtualization in your organization.
If you are evaluating virtualization options – including VMware solutions, read this paper to see how IBM Power Systems virtualization with PowerVM™ compares. Key findings include:
• PowerVM on Power 750 performs up to 65% better than VMware
• PowerVM on Power 750 ...
January 2011- The cost of your Oracle EnterpriseOne solution can grow quickly as you extend its capabilities. Discover how IBM Power Systems with IBM i can help you reduce these costs – three-year IT costs can be up to 34% lower than Microsoft Windows/SQL Server solutions and 51% less than Linux/Oracle.
Do you want to reduce your exposure to data loss and have your data protected soon after it’s created? Do you know what your organization’s successful backup percentage rate is? Unsuccessful backups and long recovery times can expose your business to data loss and have a financial impact. Is your IT staff stretched, handling other high-priority work plus data protection? A challenging workload can decrease the focus on your business resilience program.
Now in the days of mature data center-based communications and the move towards Communications-in-the-Cloud, there is an equal revolution in the provision of sophisticated Branch solutions – the era of Intelligent Branch Solutions for both Public and Private Cloud applications.
This White Paper examines the requirements for and use of Intelligent Branches and Gateways and explains how modern communications products can provide scalable and feature-rich communications for:
• Cost-conscious customers with multiple ...
Space and power limitations in data centers, along with increased complexity, have led to a new category of management tools with integrated processes – Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM).
This white paper takes a look at how DCIM products can help you simplify and streamline operations, automate data center asset management, optimize the use of resources, reduce costs and more.
November 2010- The Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance fulfills all of the systems management needs of an organization from initial system deployment to ongoing management and retirement. Designed to save you time, and save your company money, KACE Management Appliances typically install in under one day at a low total cost.
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