Most enterprise datacenters are so cluttered with individually constructed servers, including database servers, that staff time is largely taken up with just the maintenance of these systems. As a result, IT service to business users suffers, and the agility of the enterprise suffers. Integrated systems represent an antidote to this problem. By dramatically reducing the amount of setup and maintenance time for the applications and databases they support, integrated systems enable the technical staff to spend more of their time supporting users and enabling the enterprise to thrive.
If you're looking for ways to expedite time-to-market, ensure business agility, and deliver high-quality smart products while cutting costs, this ebook is for you. This IBM Limited Edition ebook, "Systems Engineering For Dummies," explains what systems engineering is and how it can help you simplify the development of smart, connected products.
Organizations developing products and systems in industries such as automotive, aerospace and defense, medical devices and consumer electronics are undergoing a transformation driven by the rapid growth in functionality delivered by software and electronics. This paper outlines an approach for using this shift to gain a competitive advantage.
The design principles of SOA make it possible for you to develop new engagements in a way that optimizes value for your organization. IBM provides a strong application foundation and business agility technologies that help you to become a truly engaging enterprise.
With a global monthly reach consisting of more than 500 million mobile users and billions of requests, Tapjoy historically relied heavily on their IT footprint. They needed an environment
that would allow them to accelerate the development and improve the performance of their big data algorithms, which help drive real time decision-making that delivers the best content to their global audience. Tapjoy engineers opted for a cloud-based model to run their big data platform instead of bare metal, prioritizing agility and the ability to scale over
bare metal performance.
Initially they deployed at AWS, but as the platform grew and their AWS costs increased, Tapjoy began to look for ways to better manage their growing public-cloud spend while increasing efficiency. They needed to do this without compromising the cloud experience they were giving their developers.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Mar 20, 2018
With nearly 60% of marketers working in teams of only one to five people, it's no wonder that small marketing teams are often tasked with doing more, but with fewer resources. But even with these challenges, small marketing teams can make the best of their situation by utilizing their strengths of agility, creativity, and adaptability, and by focusing on the efforts that give them the best return on investment. However, even with this sound plan, it's not always a smooth ride to success.
As a full, comprehensive solution, small marketing teams should look to automate their processes through the use of a marketing automation platform. This strategy can effectively help to conquer small team woes and drive success, making the team appear not so small after all.
Download this ebook to learn how marketing automation can empower small teams to function at their peak, including:
The challenges and advantages of a small team
5 ways that a marketing automation solution can help small teams
Scalability and affordability have extended video beyond the boardroom to meet the demands of a growing mobile workforce. Cloud-based video conferencing has enabled companies to realize the full benefits of video: fact-to-face contact, efficient knowledge transfers and a degree of personal interaction that's proven critical for businesses hoping to gain a competitive advantage.
Learn why video conferencing will create more effective meetings, allowing for collaboration and communication, which will ultimately create value, spur innovation, and drive up efficiency while driving down costs.
Changing buyer habits combined with reduced resources mean that organizations in the financial services and insurance industries are looking for new technologies that will meet evolving customer demands and increase overall efficiency.
This white paper describes software as the invisible thread that links product parts into an intelligent whole. It examines software delivery for smart products and strategies for evolving software development into a business process.
This IBM ebook explains what systems engineering is and how
it can help you simplify the development of smart, connected products. Learn how to speed time-to-market, ensure
business agility, deliver high-quality smart products, and cut costs.
This paper discusses the practices that companies should explore to move beyond traditional PLM and ALM to realize the broader capabilities of systems engineering for reducing time to market, meeting regulatory compliance mandates and improving product quality.
This case study examines the adoption of agile processes within a European embedded technology provider, focusing on the challenges encountered in deploying agile beyond beyond software development activities.
Confused by all the agile advice? Relax! With Agile for Dummies by your side you’ll learn the fundamentals of agile and how to increase the productivity of your software teams while enabling them to produce higher-quality solutions that better fulfill customer needs much faster.
An approach to governance can help you manage your software supply chain. This approach has three imperatives: balance governance with agility, increase visibility and deliver measurable business value.
This IBM ebook explains what systems engineering is and how it can help you simplify the development of smart, connected products. Learn how to speed time-to-market, ensure business agility, deliver high-quality smart products, and cut costs.
This paper introduces practical approaches to Agile focused on core principles and practices and shows how they improve project results for embedded systems development. Agile methods are a cohesive set of concepts, principles and practices to address the challenges of software development.
Published By: Silkroad
Published Date: Aug 25, 2016
This e-book reflects the findings of a survey of 218 HR leaders undertaken in March/April 2016.
Sponsored by SilkRoad and conducted by Human Resource Executive® magazine, this research finds organizations continuing to question the efficacy of formal performance reviews and exploring new strategies for transforming performance management into a more agile, dynamic process.
Some findings include:
• Traditional performance management still rules.
• There’s a dissatisfaction with results, with only one-third of respondents rating their process fair, consistent and reliable.
• High on the radar are team goals and more frequent conversations.
• Agile performance is coming soon, with two thirds of respondents reporting being on the path.
• There are strong concerns about manager skill in managing performance.
• Metrics are not in place outside of compliance.
• Senior managers are interested in agile and concerned about time involved today.
While the traditional performance-management pro
Published By: Seamless
Published Date: Jun 18, 2013
Unfortunately, creating a corporate culture that fosters real creativity and innovation can be a daunting task for many companies. Rather than simply giving the mandate, “let’s all be more creative,” companies need to create environments that motivate, support and inspire employees to be creative.
This whitepaper touches on seven simple strategies to fuel creativity in your company.
In this era of unprecedented change, organizations need agility to adapt rapidly. Part of what separates winners from losers is the ability to respond quickly and intelligently to market opportunities, competitive threats and regulatory constraints — in short, to innovate and create value. The best companies understand how to use technology for strategic advantage to help accomplish these goals.