For a growing business, it’s increasingly difficult to integrate technological solutions and services to improve service management. So various frameworks have been created to help today’s IT professionals optimize their use of technology in managing IT processes. The third version of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) provides the latest set of process best practices for any service management improvement effort.
IT is becoming increasingly important in virtually every aspect of business. For enterprises to compete effectively in the marketplace, IT service management must broaden its focus and take a more holistic attitude toward IT service provision. The goal is to resolve the disconnect between IT and business within organizations in order to achieve necessary levels of resilience, control, availability and quality of service.
In highly competitive markets, technologies that save time and money earn top consideration. Until now, XML Web Services, often touted for their ability to create business value, has been left off the short list for implementation. In this case study you’ll see how RouteOne LLC redefined the credit application process for automobile dealers and their customers using XML Web Services technologies.
The world has embraced payment cards to support commercial transactions for almost every kind of business. Unfortunately, the data associated with these payment cards is the focus of many identity theft activities. This white paper outlines Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirements, as well as the benefits of compliance and the penalties for noncompliance.
As businesses grow increasingly dependent upon Web applications, these complex entities are becoming more difficult to secure. Most companies equip their Web sites with firewalls, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and network and host security, but the majority of attacks are on applications themselves.
There are many ways to uncover Web application vulnerabilities. This white paper examines a few of these vulnerability detection methods – comparing and contrasting manual penetration testing with automated scanning tools. What you’ll discover is that neither of these methods are an exhaustive method for identifying Web application vulnerabilities.
Natural and manmade disasters have costly, far-reaching impacts on businesses. And organizations of all types are making business continuity plans that protect their data, networks, core business applications and facilities. But it’s important to build resiliency into your business operations as well your human capital. This Web seminar on Workplace Recovery will take you through the risks related to human capital resiliency and provide a framework for addressing them.
Establishing an ESB is essential in delivering a Service-Oriented Architecture. But for an SOA to be effective, you’ll also need your ESB to recover quickly from unexpected hardware and software failures. Clustering can help by enabling your systems to operate in parallel, so that if one should fail, those remaining can seamlessly step in.
Assessments are the key tools for uncovering vulnerabilities in your security that may be well hidden. This webinar explains how your organization can gain value and insight from the various types of security assessments that safeguard the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your critical business data.
Storage infrastructure simplification is an important step a business can take toward meeting the needs of an on-demand business environment. The IBM System Storage DS Family can support business continuity and improve information lifecycle management with competitively priced storage options. Learn more about all the features and products in the IBM System Storage DS Family lineup.
Storage infrastructure simplification is an important step a financial institution can take toward meeting the needs of an on-demand business environment. The IBM System Storage DS Family can support business continuity and improve information lifecycle management with competitively priced storage options.
Storage infrastructure simplification is an important step a telecommunications business can take toward meeting the needs of an on-demand business environment. The IBM System Storage DS Family can support business continuity and improve information lifecycle management with competitively priced storage options. Learn how the IBM Systems Storage DS Family is an ideal partner for businesses in the telecom industry looking for secure and resilient data storage
Storage infrastructure simplification is an important step an electronics business can take toward meeting the needs of an on-demand business environment. The IBM System Storage DS Family can support business continuity and improve information lifecycle management with competitively priced storage options. Learn how the IBM Systems Storage DS Family is an ideal partner for businesses in the electronics industry looking for secure and resilient data storage.
Reliable IBM System x servers help businesses stand apart from their competition. Scalable systems and proactive tools help you simplify your IT so you can manage complexity, growth and risk. In addition, energy efficiency, consolidation and virtualization help you lower costs. Discover the features, functions and benefits of the family of IBM System x servers and find out which one is the right choice for your business.
End-to-end storage means that your data is well-managed, protected, and available when you and your customers need it most. IBM System Storage products simplify your infrastructure with servers and storage in one, allowing you to grow, and lowering the total cost of ownership through advanced energy management. Discover the IBM System Storage family of products, services and solutions, and see how they can bring value to your bottom line.
Maintaining data security, performance, availability and recoverability is a growing challenge. The IBM Power platform offers many advantages in performance, scalability and key functional capabilities to support key database serving. In addition, it simplifies virtualization, making it easier to reduce the number of physical servers required. This ITG report shows the advantages of the IBM Power platform as an alternative to commodity Windows servers in mid-sized companies.
Maintaining data security, performance, availability and recoverability is a growing challenge. The IBM Power platform offers cost-effective performance, scalability and key functional capabilities to support Linux-based database serving. It also simplifies virtualization, making it easier to reduce the number of physical servers required. This ITG report shows the advantages of the IBM Power platform for Linux database serving in mid-sized companies.
The perfect mix of performance and energy savings, the IBM BladeCenter S is ideal for the small to mid-sized office and the remote office. It neatly consolidates your storage, servers and networking into a single chassis that plugs into a standard electrical outlet, supports virtually all applications, and uses less energy than comparable systems. Get inside the IBM BladeCenter S with this 3D Virtual Tour that lets you dissect the BladeCenter chassis and look through its components.
Don't let your servers take over your office. The cost-effective IBM BladeCenter HS12 and JS12 blades enable you to neatly consolidate multiple servers into a single IBM BladeCenter S chassis. And they’ll make your IT easier to manage as you grow, at a price that maximizes ROI. Find out how the IBM BladeCenter HS12 and JS12 deliver availability, scalability and redundancy by watching this video.
Energy consumption can add up to 40% of a typical data center's annual budget. Discover how IBM is finding new ways to reduce server-room energy needs and heat output without compromising reliability and availability with technologies such as X-Architecture, BladeCenter Servers and virtualization. IBM executives outline IBM's industry-leading energy-innovation solutions that can help your business save costs and prepare for the future in these short video presentations.
Lower your data center energy needs with the advanced power management of the IBM System x3550 Express rack-mount server. It helps manage risk by providing 24/7 access to your business-critical data. In addition, it's budget-friendly with a dense yet powerful design that maximizes your IT investment. Look inside the IBM System x3550 Express and see the high-performance components for yourself in this interactive tour.
Traditionally, retail promotions were handled by the merchandising, marketing and finance departments. Now companies are finding that by implementing promotions strategies deep within their infrastructure, they can increase profit uplift. Get the IBM white paper and see how optimizing retail promotions can positively affect your business.
IBM Multiform Master Data Management manages master data domains - customers, accounts, products - that have significant impact on the most important business processes and realize the promise of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). IBM is the only vendor that delivers an integrated MDM product with significant out-of-the-box functionality for each MDM usage style - collaborative, operational and analytical - across multiple data domains, thereby managing the complete data lifecycle.
Imagine using your personal desktop on any computer. You can, with the IBM Virtual Client Solution. This demo explains the backend process of server-hosted services, shows how a user’s desktop is delivered through a remote connection, and demonstrates how an administrator can shift servers for IT simplification without interrupting users. Watch the demo now.
This white paper explains the why's and how's of data center transformation. It reveals the breakthrough IBM approach that supports dynamic, service oriented applications and consolidates systems, servers and networks for decreased operational costs on all fronts—freeing up funds for business innovation. Download white paper on new data center.