Teams of engineers and statisticians spend their days immersed in seas of data from various sources. However, it isn't just the largest of organizations that can benefit from analytics and data-driven decision-making. Businesses of all sizes need to leverage the new currency of data and information.
Today’s businesses need simpler more efficient and flexible computing models. The IBM PureSystems family is comprised of platform systems and infrastructure systems that include built-in “patterns of expertise” to address complex business and operational tasks for smarter computing.
IBM PureFlex Systems combine advanced IBM hardware and software with “patterns of expertise” and integrate them into three optimized configurations that are simple to acquire and deploy. Read the data sheet to learn more about configurations optimized for small businesses, application servers, and transactional and database systems.
Your goal is clear—produce high-quality goods while optimizing resources at every step of production. And in today's uncertain economy, cost-control efforts may never have been more important. Unscheduled downtime because of equipment failure can have a serious impact on your organization's bottom line. Download this white paper from IBM, and learn the basics of predictive maintenance, the benefits it provides manufacturing operations and the underlying technologies that make it possible. Predictive analytics helps you in a number of ways: identify when equipment is likely to fail or need maintenance and take action to maximize up time and reduce future warranty claims costs; optimize allocated labor resources and spare part inventories, helping eliminate undue maintenance, prevent downtime and reduce inventory costs; and determine why certain production runs fail more often than others, identify the cause and analyze whether those runs warrant a recall.
IBM has used the Storwize architecture to produce multiple storage systems across different usage segments to meet different customer needs. The ability to scale with a common underlying architecture has proven to deliver multiple benefits to IBM customers. Features developed for high-end enterprise systems now meet customer needs in other, more price conscious segments. The leverage from a common base for systems helps reduce development and support costs which are reflected in product costs for customers. The Storwize architecture also builds on Intel-based hardware, which provides continued advances with each new generation yet retains the same fundamental architecture. Customers also benefit from a storage architecture that provides a consistent experience across multiple products and generations.
This January 2013 analyst paper features the advantages of IBM SmartCloud Storage Access and its value to customers who want to implement a private cloud solution. The answer to these organizations is IBM SmartCloud Storage Access (SSA), which lets organizations turn on-premise storage systems including SONAS and/or Storwize V7000 Unified Storage into powerful private clouds. The cloud-based storage services created by SmartCloud Storage Access combines the scale-out and unified features of the underlying storage systems into highly flexible and manageable cloud-based storage.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 provides a powerful environment for users to conduct business through scheduling their time (calendar), managing their relationships (contacts), and communicating inside and outside their organization (e-mail). The IBM Storwize V7000 Unified storage system, combined with powerful management software from IBM Tivoli, provides an ideal complement to Exchange 2010 deployments by providing a highly virtualized storage infrastructure designed to meet the specific needs of Exchange 2010 environments.
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, highly scalable capacity, performance, and high availability.
The current business environment is still characterized by skittishness, tenuous demand and sporadic growth. It’s no surprise then, that 60% of CFOs plan to make major changes to critical finance practices and processes, according to the 2010 IBM Global CFO Study. In fact, 70% of CFOs claim to be taking a more prominent role in enterprise decision making beyond the traditional role of finance.
Yet many CFOs admit to significant gaps in their ability to deliver on this expanded agenda, particularly in their ability to measure and monitor business performance. The IBM study found that those companies that invest in capabilities to expand their business insight are better able to anticipate and react to the unpredictable external forces affecting the economy.
Federal agencies must take a proactive approach to information and network security due to increasing cybersecurity threats. IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager, built on BigFix technology, is the leading enterprise cybersecurity solution to help combat cyber threats and eliminate vulnerabilities.
When 83 percent of online consumers participate in social
media, it is no surprise that, like bees to honey, marketers are following suit. According to a recent IBM® Unica® survey of marketers, 47 percent of respondents say they currently use social media marketing tactics; in North America, that number jumps to 58 percent. Yet, for all the rush, many marketers are wondering, “where’s the gold?” The IBM Unica survey found that 48 percent of marketers admit that their social media marketing efforts are totally siloed, frustrating their attempts to create richer customer relationships.
Join us on from the comfort of your desk and hear about IBM Cognos Insight, the newest addition to the IBM Cognos family. See for yourself how this extremely affordable and breakthrough solution empowers all users to independently explore data, build scenario models and share insights for better business outcomes.
This white paper describes the ability of IBM Maximo Asset Management solutions to efficiently and effectively manage processes and costs across the life cycle of an organization's vehicular fleet by standardizing processes, managing complexity, and aligning resources with demands.Dynamic transportation fleets require integrated asset management
IBM recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate how businesses are changing in the face of today's business environment. Read this report to learn the four key findings driving business decisions today including the customer experience, touchpoints, lack of internal collaboration and non-technology hurdles to business transformation.
Many organizations move a wide variety of sensitive information with file transfer protocol (FTP), and these servers are proving to be easy targets for thieves. Read this paper to learn more about IBM Sterling Managed File Transfer that helps you manage and control the critical information flows in your company's dynamic business networks.
Read this IBM whitepaper to understand how mid-sized business can benefit from virtualization with new technologies and improved affordability. The paper shows how IBM can help you reduce costs, improve services and simplify management. It also includes specific examples of IBM solutions and the cost savings you can expect.
Today's businesses need simpler more efficient and flexible computing models. The IBM PureSystems family is comprised of platform systems and infrastructure systems that include built-in "patterns of expertise" to address complex business and operational tasks for smarter computing.
Technology trends are converging to create a perfect storm in the world of commerce-empowering customers while raising the bar for companies to meet new, more demanding customer expectations. Read this report to learn about solutions and services delivered by IBM and its Business Partners to help midsize companies market and sell more effectively.
IBM PureFlex Systems combine advanced IBM hardware and software with "patterns of expertise" and integrate them into three optimized configurations that are simple to acquire and deploy. Read the data sheet to learn more about configurations optimized for small businesses, application servers, and transactional and database systems.
The IBM Data Center Study found that only 21% of data centers are highly efficient. The study evaluated efficiency in servers, storage, networking, facility and data center operations to determine the best practices of the most efficient data centers.
The new, more accessible workplace needs to be, in a word, manageable. This IBM white paper examines how today's workplace can ultimately help create greater enterprise value and offers best practice for how to best harness a flexible workplace to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of enterprises and institutions.
Join EMA Managing Research Director Scott Crawford and IBM Director of Identity & Access Management Ravi Srinivasan for a discussion of the ways that a more expansive concept of identity intelligence is transforming the nature of information security