This chapter describes some of the scalability challenges that exist in today's dynamic business and IT environments and how WebSphere eXtreme Scale addresses these challenges. An introduction of WebSphere eXtreme Scale and the key features of the product is also provided.
IBM has worked for years with retailers to help them develop a complete Omni-channel Commerce solution that integrates various channels and provides a foundation that helps enable the seamless experience that consumers are looking for. Due to this joint effort, IBM provides the only Commerce Solution that can truly support a unique and personalized buying experience for consumers that incorporates marketing, selling, fulfillment, and returns across all physical and digital channels. This paper describes the best practices needed to enable a store to meet the cross-channel expectations of the customer and the ever-increasing order volumes of Omni-channel fulfillment.
IDC Retail Insights defines omni-channel merchandise optimization as the set of technologies, data assets, skills, processes, and management intent required to develop and maintain sets of targeted and localized offers that best satisfy important business objectives. These goals include customer satisfaction, customer lifetime value, and category, channel, and corporate performance. By "offers," IDC Retail Insights means the broad set of attributes that characterize assortments, products, services, prices, utility, and convenience that match customers' buying criteria and shopping behaviors. Targeted and localized offers present a compelling "choice set" that satisfies and delights consumers.
Download this white paper to read the questions posed by IBM to Greg Girard, program director of Omni-Channel Analytics Strategies at IDC Retail Insights, on behalf of IBM's customers.
Read the IBM white paper, “Protecting corporate credentials against today’s threats”, to learn why traditional approaches to protecting corporate credentials no longer work in today’s threat landscape and what steps CISOs must take to prevent credentials theft.
New research from IBM found that one-third of employees surveyed at Fortune 1000 companies are sharing and uploading corporate data on third-party cloud apps. Why? They’re tired of workplace apps that don’t perform like their personal apps: intuitively, on the go, and with some intelligence.
Saying “yes” might feel good to your teams, but it can also turn your infrastructure into a Beast. You don’t know all the different apps being used, like file sharing or online meetings. Or how much they cost. Or if your content is safe and manageable. Can you give your teams what they want without getting trampled by the Beast?
Yes you can. You can transform the Beast into a Beauty. But you need to consider three critical ways to make that happen.
"The implications from the 2013 IBM Global Reputational Risk and IT Study are clear. The question is no longer whether IT risks can damage your corporate reputation, but what you can do to effectively prevent and mitigate these risks.
Find out what you can do to protect your reputation from IT risks. Read “Six keys to effective reputational and IT risk management” to learn about:
· Practical advice and recommendations to help prevent and mitigate the IT risks that most affect reputation
· The emerging role of the Chief Digital Officer
· How to use social media as a tool for minimizing reputational damage
· How your supply chain can put you at increased reputational risk"
Capitalizing on the transformative potential of private cloud requires leveraging the differentiators that will drive exponential value down the road. This IBM white paper discusses the core differentiators that drive transformative business value and to how best incorporate them into your environment, based on the latest research, technologies and solutions.
This document introduces the reader to the concept of Enterprise Portals as a means of conducting business on the Internet. We continue on to a discussion of the value of using Enterprise Portals, combined with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) methods, to tie existing processes and applications together to support the Enterprise.
Self-service Web portals enable governments to help citizens obtain information, apply for services and complete transactions more quickly than ever before. Download this paper to find out how, through the power of Web portals, IBM can help your government agency make information more accessible, and processes more efficient for citizens, businesses and government employees.
Regardless of what department you work in, it is business critical to ensure that your team members have easy and ready access to the latest information and project team members. Whether you work in sales, marketing, human resources, research and development, or any other functional area, you need a centralized virtual place where all of your team members can collaborate in realtime, share ideas and documents and be more productive online.
WinterCorp analyzes IBM's DB2 Warehouse and how it addresses twin challenges facing enterprises today: improving the value derived from the torrents of information processed every day, while lowering costs at the same time. Discover why WinterCorp believes the advances in data clustering strategies and intelligent software compression algorithms in IBM's Data Warehouse improves performance of business intelligence queries by radically reducing the I/O's needed to resolve them.
We need to move away from the current environment in which data is treated as separate from (and subservient to) applications and business process-which may require a cultural shift within the IT department.
Published By: IBM Corp
Published Date: Sep 23, 2011
ESG Lab Validation Report - Reducing Storage Capacity and Costs without Compromise. Even with the plethora of storage efficiency technologies-such as deduplication and thin provisioning-available in the market today, users have not been able to stem the growth. This ESG Lab report looks at how IBM Real-time Compression can be used to reduce the cost of storing primary file data without impacting performance. The results of hands-on testing of IBM Real-time Compression Appliances performed by ESG at an IBM facility is used to demonstrate the value of non-disruptive deployment, loss-less capacity savings, real-time performance, and non-stop high availability.
Published By: IBM Corp
Published Date: Sep 23, 2011
Networked storage is being deployed in combination with server virtualization by an increasing amount of organizations interested in - consolidation, reduced costs, improved flexibility and availability of mission-critical applications. This ESG Lab report presents the results of a mixed workload performance benchmark test designed to assess the real world performance capabilities of an IBM Storwize V7000 storage system and IBM x3850 X5 servers in a VMware-enabled virtual server environment. Download now to find out the results.
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