Before your company launches its next package selection, implementation or upgrade, make sure you don’t cripple the project from the start by failing to identify your requirements – the number one reason that projects spin out of control. This white paper summarizes some of the key lessons we have learned through our industry-leading requirements definition practice.
The later in the system development life-cycle that major errors are discovered the more expensive it is to fix them. But the earliest stages of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) are most often the least consistently executed. This paper describes a methodology that brings the early stages of the SDLC up to a high level of maturity: consistent, proven, and optimized for success.
This white paper walks through the key areas of a financial management solution so when you are evaluating current and future financial management software, you are prepared to avoid challenges and maximize your investment.
Business intelligence derived from sophisticated analytics has given large companies an edge for years. It helps them be more competitive, make information---based decisions faster and better, improves operational efficiencies, and boosts the bottom line. Midsize businesses are increasingly eager to reap similar benefits. Business intelligence derived from sophisticated analytics has given large companies an edge for years. It helps them be more competitive, make information---based decisions faster and better, improves operational efficiencies, and boosts the bottom line. Midsize businesses are increasingly eager to reap similar benefits.
In the IBM white paper “Disclosure management for budgeting, planning and forecasting: The next frontier?”, Gary Simon, managing editor of the Financial Systems News, discusses how disclosure management technology can move beyond its traditional use in financial reporting to also benefit budgeting, planning and forecasting functions.
This document identifies the configuration considerations and optimizations for running Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on the HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Microsoft, which provides highly available, flexible email and collaboration services to an organizational private cloud. The HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Microsoft saves a tremendous amount of time and administrative effort associated with such tasks as system planning, design and equipment procurement. However, organizations new to virtualization technologies, yet wanting to establish a private, public or hybrid cloud infrastructure, need to determine how to best deploy applications to reap the associated benefits and savings. Read this techical whitepaper to learn more.
The IBM Rational Intelligent Transportation Systems solution addresses the challenges with complex projects for the planning, development, deployment and lifecycle management of transportation software. Learn more by reviewing the ekit resources.
IBM DevOps for Bluemix provides an integrated set of DevOps services in the IBM Bluemix PaaS, for individuals and teams building mobile and cloud applications (‘systems of engagement’) that enable teams to shrink the application delivery cycle time, and consistently deliver software with speed, quality and accuracy. This session provides an overview of IBM DevOps services on Bluemix, focusing on quickly getting started with new projects and collaborative development with agile tracking and planning.
IBM and PTC, leaders in product development and innovation, are offering joint solutions that combine our expertise and technology to fully support cross-enterprise product development optimization. Together, we enable companies to meet time-to-market, cost-reduction and quality requirements, in an ever-increasing, complex global marketplace.
Learn the 'bottom-up' approach to start Business Rules Extracting, Migrating and Auto Re-architecting your current mission-critical legacy system and their data, into an SOA. This is a "how-to" presentation addressing how to get started and eventually establish an internal L2S Center of Excellence.
Published By: ProofSpace
Published Date: Mar 04, 2008
The ProofMark software solution is a broadly applicable system that operates on a computer, server, network, system, or infrastructure. This system utilizes public-key cryptography to create an irrefutable record of the time-existence and exact composition of any digital data. This document, the ProofMark System Concepts, Architecture, and Planning Guide, provides you with a broad technical overview of the ProofMark system.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Sep 26, 2008
LogRhythm, the leader in Log and Security Event Management Solutions, has prepared a "Quick Read" whitepaper to help you understand what's required to ensure compliance with: CIP- 003-1 – Cyber Security – Security Management controls; CIP- 005-1 – Cyber Security – Electronic Security Perimeter(s); CIP- 006-1 – Cyber Security – Physical Security of Critical Cyber Assets; CIP -007-1 – Cyber Security – Systems Security Management; CIP -008-1 – Cyber Security – Incident Reporting and Response PlanningThe whitepaper also contains a compliance reference chart with the specific CIP requirements matched with recommended steps to ensure compliance.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 21, 2011
Douglas O'Flaherty - Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Red Hat
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the proven leading enterprise open source operating system. Now, with cloud computing progressing into the enterprise and public clouds emerging as a viable alternative, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is well positioned to be leveraged as the cloud guest operating system of choice. In this session, Douglas O'Flaherty will cover the technical and business elements of Red Hat Enterprise Linux that are relevant when used in cloud computing infrastructures, emphasizing the unique challenge of public cloud deployments. Session topics will include:
* Cloud-relevant technologies included within Red Hat Enterprise Linux
* Release models for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on public clouds
* ISV certifications
* Deployment flexibility & planning
Despite a number of compelling reasons to move away from annual plans and budgets, many CFOs are reluctant to make the change. They fail to recognize that there are alternative (and less dysfunctional) ways of driving performance improvement and making managers accountable for performance. CFOs need to implement systems that provide managers at every level with the capability to make fast, well-informed decisions. They need to replace annual planning cycles with more regular business reviews that enable managers to see trends, patterns, and "breaks in the curve" long before the competition.
As consumers access online content on more devices - computers, smartphones, tablets and even gaming consoles - managing and delivering digital content has grown exponentially more complex. Learn how rethinking WCM will help you thrive in complexity.
SAP workloads represent the backbone of your business, supporting critical systems and processes across organizations: inventory planning, HR, payroll, sales, and more. Learn how running SAP on AWS cuts costs, improves performance, and ensures the reliability and compliance scalable companies need.
Data is only as good as the insights it produces, the actions it influences, and the results it fosters. That’s the secret recipe for data management. Your business stakeholders depend on data-based insights to drive decisions and priorities throughout the organization. Insights based on sound data practices can give your business a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Is your data management system ready to support your business?
Find out using Forrester’s Data Management Infrastructure Self-Assessment Tool. IBM has licensed this tool to help you identify the areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.
There are myriad software products, from complete CRM platforms that offer analytics to standalone or add-on software products that focus solely on analytics. There are analytics apps that can be added to your existing CRM platform. Or there’s the option to outsource analytics to a growing number of service providers.
“The technologies are changing rapidly. There are a zillion startups offering either new tools or technologies, so it is kind of hard to navigate,”Mike Gualtieri, an analystfor Forrester Research Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., said in a recent webcast on analytics. “There isn’t just one platform that you’re going to need.
There’s a whole ecosystem of platforms.”
Having the right people on staff who know how to use the technology is equally important, analysts say. Analytics aren’t just for statisticians anymore—they’re used by sales, marketing and customer service teams in daily decision making.
Master data management (MDM) programs provide ways to ensure that data is consistent in different systems throughout an organization, but poorly managed initiatives are large and complicated affairs.
This handbook will provides practical advice on how to develop and implement successful MDM programs that can pay big business dividends. Discover expert advice on:
- Strategies and tactics for effective MDM processes
- The technology considerations that should be factored into project plans
- The ramifications of incorporating pools of “big data” into MDM efforts
- And more
Learn how to protect corporate data when users use personal devices for work.
The rapid proliferation of mobile devices entering the workplace appears to be like divine intervention to many IT leaders. Mobile devices and their apps have transformed the way we live – how we communicate, travel, shop, work and so much more. This mobility transformation has been so radical, so revolutionary, that it is hard to imagine life without these devices. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) was born and employees followed with fervor.
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