Read this whitepaper to learn why HP Integrity servers and HP enterprise storage, combined with SQL Server 2005, can create the critical Business Intelligence IT environment that Windows customers have been dreaming of.
Data is the backbone of every organization. No matter the business, industry, or size, reliable data access is essential to operations. Should a "worst-case scenario" occur, being prepared with an appropriate disaster recovery strategy is essential. Given the potential high cost associated with data loss, reliable data protection is no longer an option; rather, it is an obligation. This white paper discusses a data protection strategy that takes into consideration the business environment, offering sophisticated features while maintaining simplicity, affordability, and reliability.
The growth of structured data from databases, e-mail and other applications has been exponential. The increasing flood of data can lead to a host of problems — failing to recognize that data storage must be managed as a critical resource often results in a very difficult environment to manage, a higher cost of ownership, less responsiveness to change and added risk to the business. This white paper discusses how a dedicated, optimized network storage solution can increase data availability and reduce operating costs by simplifying management and improving capacity utilization.
Point of service is the key to every retail operation. But with e-mail marketing, in-store/self-service kiosks and more, the definition of point of service is changing. These changes create a unique opportunity to utilize advanced technologies to improve the customer experience. The IBM Retail Environment for SUSE LINUX (IRES) is designed to help retailers do just this -- while generating higher profits.
An organization’s success and ability to react to market and environmental changes are now more dependent than ever on an effective and efficient IT infrastructure. This white paper provides a starting point for organizations contemplating server consolidation. Download this guide for an overview of server consolidation concepts and techniques, plus guidance on methodologies that should be employed.
If you're looking to decrease power consumption in your existing data center (and who isn't?), the first step should be a detailed diagnosis. If, on the other hand, you’re constructing a new data center, or expanding or upgrading your current center, it’s critical that energy efficiency is built in from the start. This short IBM video addresses both.
As service execution becomes increasingly important and complex, traditional job management tools aren't cutting it. With IBM Tivoli workload automation products, you can easily automate and manage simultaneous workloads across heterogeneous environments.
Organizations with data-sharing environments, complex information and systems hinder business responsiveness and decision makers’ ability to make informed decisions. This white paper will describe how engaging in a master data management (MDM) project enables effective governance of data - specifically master data - and achieves maturity in key categories of the IBM Data Governance Maturity Model.
Not all data is created equal, however, and deriving business value from information dispersed over many different sources means integrating, analyzing and optimizing heterogeneous types and sources of information throughout its lifecycle. Find out how, when deployed together in the same environment, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center, IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager deliver the core technologies need to help customers tier their storage based on classes of service.
Organizations must adapt more rapidly than ever before - which means that they must align their IT environments with their business goals and deliver information on demand, when and where it is needed. In this white paper, the experts at IBM discuss how your company can meet this need for information on demand with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), a business-centric approach to IT architecture that supports integration through linked, repeatable business tasks or services.
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.
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.
Today’s increasingly complex environments are a challenge to manage. This white paper will show you how IBM Service Management solutions from Tivoli can help you better understand your IT and operation environments and manage your business more efficiently—all while controlling costs and mitigating compliance risks. You’ll also discover how IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management solutions provide a single software platform for managing all IT and operations assets across your enterprise.
Many enterprises depend heavily on business services to generate revenue. But they often have trouble correlating availability and performance information from individual systems with the business as a whole. To do this, you need a clear view of your service infrastructure. Integrated availability and performance solutions can provide the visibility, control, and automation that your IT environment needs.
Powering your IT hardware often costs more than double the price of the actual machine. While this fact alone motivates businesses to build more energy efficient data centers, IBM's Project Big Green details the additional operational and social benefits for businesses. Read more on IBM's holistic approach to reducing your IT energy use to save you money.
BI and data warehousing have undergone significant changes in the past decade. With the advent of operational BI came major pressures on the BI environment, involving the need to support operational decision-making. This white paper explores these pressures and how to deal with them by creating a dynamic, future-proof infrastructure.
Organizations of all sizes need security that can adapt to their ever-changing environments. IBM Managed Security Services can help you integrate security with business processes for increased flexibility, efficiency and productivity. Read this white paper to learn how IBM can put you in the driver’s seat with protection on demand.
As total costs of small and mid-sized businesses increase, growing companies look ever closely at how their IT needs affect energy costs. The IBM case studies and survey results herein discuss opportunities to reduce IT energy costs, save money and devise IT investment strategies. Read them and learn how you can expand your business while helping the environment.
With the IBM® System Storage™ DS3400 storage server, SAP customers can increase the efficiency of their storage infrastructure while reducing costs at the same time. This white paper describes the advantages of using the DS3400 storage server in an SAP® environment, and how to get the performance you need with the right layout for your SAP system.
Retailers are finding it difficult to stand out in today’s global marketplace. IBM WebSphere Portal software can help them deliver flexible, integrated environments that support personalized user experiences. Read this executive brief to find out exactly how IBM is helping retailers differentiate themselves from their competitors.
Cardiff University was faced with the challenge of modernizing its work environment. By utilizing IBM WebSphere Portal software, they have streamlined their business processes with electronic forms and role-based portal applications. This webcast explains how you can reap the benefits of IBM portals and Web 2.0 in your own environment.
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