According to Dr. Barry Devlin of 9sight Consulting, the truth behind all the talk about big data and the possibilities it can offer is not hard to see, provided that organizations are willing to return to the principles of good data management processes.
In a world that demands scalability, modularity, quality, fast performance and a best practices approach is key to ensuring predictable results for the business. IBM’s PowerLinux Open Source Infrastructure Services solution is a workload-optimized system that meets or exceeds best practices for a virtualized infrastructure at a reasonable price point. The PowerLinux solution can help turn today’s IT infrastructure into a well-tuned utility, providing a more flexible, scalable and valuable asset to the business.
For IT personnel looking to manage cross-platform workloads, IBM VMControl can provide an advanced solution. Read the white paper and learn why this technology beats the competition in terms of automated provisioning, systems integration and resource pooling. Also see how this environment offers advanced image management and higher resilience.
This interactive eBook describes how virtualization is not a device to implement, but rather a journey to realize greater and greater gains. Featuring cases from midsize companies around the world, the eBook details how to get started, the importance of consolidation, tangible ways to fully benefit from virtualization and more.
IBM Power Systems provide a comprehensive approach designed to protect the continuity and availability of business-critical applications and services. Deploying integrated disaster recovery allows companies to deliver new services faster, with higher quality, and with superior economics.
Downtime can be highly disruptive and expensive to an organization, with cost drivers including lost revenue, reduced employee productivity, reputational damage, and the cost of resources required to address and avoid outages. Most organizations in IDC surveys indicate that even one hour of downtime can have a severe business impact or greater and businesses are investing in highly available servers and systems. Hear from leading industry analysts as they share top resiliency trends and top practices. Also see how Power Systems can build a highly stable infrastructure
Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time – but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.
An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for maintaining current systems -- Return on Investment. IDC studied IBM Power Systems sites that remained on the POWER5 platform long after its initial introduction in 2004. When comparisons to the succeeding generation of POWER7 are made, customers have found that the increase in scalability and performance of POWER7 systems, combined with a reduction in server ""footprint""
As vendors abandon the UNIX market, IBM continues its commitment to AIX and POWER7 components on Power Systems. And with its recent architectural upgrades, it’s even redefining performance. Read the Clipper Group white paper and see how POWER7’s faster processors accelerate the delivery of applications and services, and improve the utilization of resources.
The SUSE Enterprise Linux Server, now on the IBM PureFlex System, provides an open, reliable and secure IT environment with faster deployment, better business agility, lower power consumption, better hardware utilization and lower total cost of ownership.
The IBM PureFlex System - a completely integrated hardware and software solution - optimized with Red Hat Enterprise Linux can improve business responsiveness, making it easier to take advantage of the power of open standards while driving efficiency with integrated management.
The testing of service-oriented architectures and other distributed systems, for more than a decade, has provided a wealth of expertise. Eight key lessons about avoiding some of the most common testing pitfalls are described, together with methods for mitigating certain issues.
Discover service virtualization and how it fits into the big picture of software quality. In this book, Service Virtualization For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition written by industry analysts Marcia Kaufman and Judith Hurwitz, learn how to deliver higher quality software by increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing processes while reducing testing downtime and testing cost.
Independent research by Wintergreen Research, Inc. shows "Dramatic savings brought by IBM Rational automated test solutions". Read this paper to see how you can see a positive ROI through the ability to minimize cost and time to identify errors and diminish subsequent impacts of defects using test automation and service virtualization.
This ebook presents an overview of the B2B integraiton landscape: its challenges, its opportunities, and the approaches that leading organizations follow in developing a robust and scalable EDI solution. It also summarizes the IBM B2B Cloud Services offering, with real-world examples of how companies are leveraging the IBM Cloud to Excel amid escalation global complexity, demand volatility and new customer requirements.
A strong customer orientation is an essential element to remain competitive in this environment, and Smarter Commerce, an approach developed by IBM to put the customer at the heart of business models, can help banks be more competitive.
Companies increasingly rely on IT discovery to provide a complete picture of the infrastructure for IT optimization and migration initiatives. But current methods are costly, and they can take too long to deliver results. ALDM (analytics for logical dependency mapping), a new service from IBM Research, is changing all of that. In this interview, Larry Thompson, IBM offering development executive, explains how ALDM reengineers IT discovery with analytics, automation and cloud computing technologies and delivers a more complete and accurate view of your IT environment. Listen to the full 8-minute podcast interview or read the two-page encapsulated version to learn how ALDM is lowering the cost of IT discovery while speeding results.
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.
This executive summary discusses the current state of project portfolio management and how it could help drive value in software delivery when it focuses on doing the right thing at the right time instead of simply on efficiency.
According to a survey by the IBM Center for Applied Insights and Oxford Economics, business leaders are becoming increasingly focused on the business value of cloud. Although the participant’s cloud strategies differ in terms of scope, platform and delivery models, the chief takeaway from the survey is that cloud is not just about cutting costs and driving efficiency—cloud fuels growth.
Technology advances are changing the way employees work, consumers buy, and enterprises conduct business. Old methods for marketing products are taking a back seat to online distribution, and mobile devices are ubiquitous access points to the Internet. The resulting environment is ripe for the creation and distribution of new software for handling a constantly expanding array of functions. When there is an app for everything, organizations have no choice but to adapt or risk getting left behind as markets enter the era of the Web application programming interface (API).
If you specialize in relational database management technology, you’ve probably heard a lot about “big data” and the open source Apache Hadoop project. Perhaps you’ve also heard about IBM’s new Big SQL technology, which enables IBM® InfoSphere® BigInsights™ users to query Hadoop data using industry-standard SQL. Curious? This paper introduces you to Big SQL, answering many of the common questions that relational database management system (DBMS) users have about this IBM technology.
IBM Big Data Stampede fuses the strength of IBM’s services, products and skills to minimize the barriers of Big Data initiatives and provide organizations with quick success. Your Big Data Stampede includes an assessment to identify the high value starting points with Big Data. We work with you to unearth trouble areas and complex problems for resolution through leveraging Big Data. Read this data sheet to learn more.
5 to 10 minute Video of Glenn O' Donnell from Forrester talking to IBM General Manager Deepak Advani about the new era of Analytics emerging in the IT space to help IT Predict outages before they occur, find resolution to problems faster and optimize for performance.
8 to 10 page Analyst 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.
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.