IBM IT service management solutions help control costs, enhance performance and increase security in the virtual environment, with software for IT provisioning, IT monitoring, virtual storage, IT security, usage and accounting, software license management and more.
This paper discusses the challenges of managing applications in highly dynamic IT environments such as public and private Clouds. Modern enterprise applications are engineered for agility and are frequently deployed over flexible IT infrastructures.
This paper describes how workgroups and midsize companies can transform their spreadsheet-only process to create flexible and timely plans, budgets and forecasts. It outlines recommendations for implementing a complete performance management system, using IBM Cognos Express, an integrated reporting, analysis and planning solution purpose-built for workgroups and midsize companies.
A spreadsheet-based approach to performance management won't meet the challenges facing growing midsize businesses. You need confidence in the information you're using for critical decision-making. Read this white paper to see how IBM® Cognos® Express can transform spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets and forecasts.
Read this whitepaper for expert insights by David Parmenter on why we must learn and apply today’s better practices in planning and forecasting models. Insights from this paper will help you migrate into the 21st century with better annual planning tools, or down the path for a robust quarterly rolling forecasting tool.
IBM Business Analytics help managers in different areas of the marketing organization do their jobs more effectively. Watch this video to see how:
1. Demand generation managers can target the most profitable customers with the right offer at the right time.
2.Marketing operations managers can review the results of multiple campaigns from a single marketing performance dashboard.
3. Brand managers can blend data from blogs, forums and social websites with CRM data to see how people really regard the company’s brand. Watch this video to see how IBM helps you make smarter marketing decisions, faster.
Because all processes should be aligned to customer metrics, process improvement is an important goal for organizations in every industry. This paper illustrates the impact analytics can make on business processes through real-world examples based on IBM client experiences, and describes the steps organizations can take to refine quality, warranty, financial, inventory and other processes that are essential to achieving operational excellence.
Business users need a simple but powerful way to navigate through data and find the insights to make timely, critical business decisions. Unfortunately, many users have become frustrated at their inability to quickly access and analyze the information they require. This data typically includes a combination of personal and corporate data locked in various enterprise systems. It exists in different formats and can be hard to analyze, change or share — making it difficult for people to get fast answers to business questions.
Simply put, software defined storage is the abstraction of storage services from storage hardware. This term is more than just marketing hype, it’s the logical evolution of storage virtualization from simply being a storage aggregator to the end goal of storage as a service. To achieve this goal, software defined storage needs a platform from which to centralize.
Consolidating data center servers through virtualization is integral to successful IT systems design. Read the white paper and see how IBM PowerVM on POWER7 offers higher ratios of server virtualization than VMware on comparable Intel x86 platforms. This enables superior performance, greater operational savings and improved efficiency.
Used to manage fleet-wide operations for non-nuclear power generation and heavy manufacturing environments, learn how IBM Maximo for Nuclear Power can streamline and simplify processes as it applies a consistent and rigorous approach to operational management.
Application downtime is just one of many costs associated with a fragmented application performance management (APM) strategy. Learn the 5 steps to simplify Application Performance Management through this infographic.
Business Intelligence (BI) has become a mandatory part of every enterprise’s decision-making fabric. Unfortunately in many cases, with this rise in popularity, came a significant and disturbing complexity. Many BI environments began to have a myriad of moving parts: data warehouses and data marts deployed on multiple platforms and technologies – each requiring significant effort to ensure performance and support for the various needs and skill sets of the business resources using the environment. These convoluted systems became hard to manage or enhance with new requirements. To remain viable and sustainable, they must be simplified.
Fortunately today, we have the ability to build simpler BI technical environments that still support the necessary business requirements but without the ensuing management complexity. This paper covers what is needed to simplify BI environments and the technologies that support this simplification.
IBM's Application Performance Management solutions, long known as a best of breed solutions for managing traditionally hosted enterprise applications, is extending its capabilities for new deployment paradigms.