Today, large organizations are being buffeted by a host of changes, many of them unexpected or unfamiliar. Business information is virtually exploding in size, kind and locale, taxing the abilities of even the most progressive enterprises to keep up. Mobile technologies and business analytics that were once exclusively used by employees with specialized needs and skills are now common across the entire workforce. As a result of all this, IT is bending under the strain of developing and delivering necessary new services while at the same time maintaining core service quality.
This report will consider these issues, as well as IBM’s position in and efforts around developing next generation enterprise systems solutions, including its System z mainframes, POWER7+ processor-based Power Systems servers and System Storage offerings focused on those areas and use cases.
IBM Systems Director 6.3 has just been released. Read the white paper and see how this new revision can improve usability with a more logical interface, as well as simplify installation for the program and associated plug-ins. Also learn how its extended functionality enhances control over physical systems, virtualized resources and storage devices.
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.
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.
Read this ebook from Aberdeen to learn why leading organizations are moving away from the chaos of multiple methods to a single managed file transfer platform, and get best practices for developing a secure, best-in-class file transfer process of your own.
Development, IT and even testing teams must do more in less time, increase the frequency of software delivery, and produce higher quality software. All of this without adding headcount. In response, enterprises are creating collaborative, cross-silo teams that reflect the interdependence and importance of every stage within the software delivery pipeline. The benefits are steadily visible.
How customer-centric transformation can lead to deeper relationships, increased revenue and streamlined operations. Though the global economy is still sluggishly shaking off the effects of the near meltdown in 2008 and the ongoing sovereign debt crisis, banks in both the emerging and developed economies have as opportunity to manage enormous capital growth and wealth creation. But to regain customer confidence and earn their slice of the increasingly competitive market, banks must transform themselves. They must jettison decades-old, product-oriented operating models and become fully client-centric.
Though the global economy is still shaking off the effects of the past and current financial crises, banks in both the emerging and developed economies have an opportunity to manage enormous capital growth and wealth creation. To regain customer confidence and earn their slice of the increasingly competitive market, banks must transform themselves by jettisoning old, product oriented operating models to become a client centric operation. Read this insightful paper from IBM Global Business Services to understand how banks can effectively use the information they have and become truly customer centric by re-organizing their operations around customer differentiation, pricing, product bundling, channel consistency and customer engagement.
Security is a growing concern in our increasingly connected Internet of Things. Everything that is connected is potentially subject to malicious and criminal attack. Learn how to incorporate security analysis and development techniques to build secure smarter systems.
There is an exponential increase in connected devices that are producing data about our homes, health, cars, and everything in between. The Internet of things (IoT) is exploding into apps that allow users to see and interact with these devices. Watson can enable IoT apps to understand the meaning and intent of the users that interact with these connected devices. Check out this upcoming webcast to learn how the cognitive services from IBM Watson available on Bluemix can make IoT apps be intelligent, overcome complexity, and support discovery and decision making.
How does one in a leadership position go about driving adoption of DevOps application release and deployment in an organization? This webcast explores the emerging best practices for leading organizational change to adopt application release and deployment.
Offices aren’t productivity factories anymore—they’re
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This document will identify the essential capabilities you should seek in an advanced malware protection solution, the key questions you should ask your advanced malware protection vendor, and shows you how Cisco combats today’s advanced malware attacks using a combination of four techniques:
? Big data analytics
? Collective global security intelligence
? Enforcement across multiple form factors (networks, endpoints, mobile devices, secure gateways, and virtual systems)
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New business demands and technology trends are changing the role of IT and introducing new challenges to
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The days of punching in and zoning out are gone. Offices aren’t productivity factories anymore—they’re collaboration centers where individuals and groups can develop their best ideas. That means building out an office takes a whole new approach, and it isn’t just about using aesthetics and shiny toys to attract top
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Mobile and virtualized workloads, cloud applications, big data, heterogeneous devices: they are all growing in your business, demanding previously unimagined capacity and performance from your servers and data center fabric. And that demand is not slacking. Your employees, applications, and competitive advantage increasingly depend on it. Those servers and applications need to be fed. And if you have not started planning for 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) to the server rack, you will need to soon.
Cloud adoption is an expanding part of IT organizations’ strategies, and IT architects are growing more sophisticated in how they think about cloud; however, as of early 2015, relatively few organizations have truly advanced levels of cloud maturity. In IDC’s recent worldwide CloudView Survey, we discovered that nearly 60% of organizations are currently using or planning to implement some form of cloud — whether for a single project or their portfolio, for test/development environments, or to run mission-critical applications 24 x 7 — but only 25% have reached the level that IDC would call “mature”— that is, building repeatable, managed, or optimized cloud strategies. There is significant room for improvement.
Adversaries and defenders are both developing technologies
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bad actors are building strong back-end infrastructures
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criminals are refining their techniques for extracting money
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Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 14, 2017
"As companies undergo digital transformation, many IT organizations are embracing DevOps to better align with evolving business requirements, foster rapid innovation, and deliver high-performing services. But what IT leaders are failing to grasp is that this cultural shift also requires modifications to the underlying application performance management (APM) technologies and processes that have historically been used to manage IT service delivery.
Read this analyst paper to explore:
Key challenges IT organizations face as they roll out DevOps practices
Additional APM tools and capabilities needed to support DevOps
Recommendations for forming the right organizational structure and processes"
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 14, 2017
"Applications are at the core of digital transformation. Intrinsically linked to the success of digital initiatives and the apps that power them are the areas of DevOps and Continuous Delivery. Underpinning all of these is the area of application performance management (APM).
Read this study from Enterprise Management Associates to discover:
10 key factors impacting APM practices in the digital economy.
APM requirements for DevOps and Continuous Delivery.
How APM addresses other top challenges in a cloud- and digital-centric business."
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