This white paper details how continuous data protection for files is important in this current day where lost data can significantly affect productivity, customer satisfaction, and, ultimately, revenue.
An interactive collateral and video tool that helps explain in a unique way IBM's Smart Archive strategy -- the comprehensive approach that combines IBM software, systems and service capabilities designed to help you extract value and gain new intelligence from information by collecting, organizing, analyzing and leveraging that information.
Imagine: Your pharmaceutical or medical device has been tested in carefully designed
clinical trials and shown to meet required standards of efficacy and safety. It has gained
regulatory approval and has gone to market. Now you want to know, does it measure
up to its promise when used in the real world? Does it materially improve patient
outcomes? Does it outperform alternative therapies? Does it achieve these outcomes at
an appropriate value? Do you know which patients are most likely to benefit from it?
Can you prove it, with statistical rigor?
As the health care system moves toward a patient-centric, value-based approach,
questions such as these are getting heightened scrutiny from all angles – from regula-
tors, payers, providers and patients. And they should. Real-world evidence (RWE) can
provide new insight into the benefits, risks and cost effectiveness of medicines and
medical devices in actual use – evidence that can enable life sciences companies to
develop better therapies
Published By: Lumension
Published Date: Jan 18, 2013
Adobe's code-signing infrastructure got hacked and now you have to worry about some really bad software out there that your computers will think are valid, safe applications from Adobe. One of them is pwdump which gets Windows passwords.
Truly understanding your customer means not just listening to what they tell you explicitly, but also interpreting their interactions and recognizing when something significant happens - or doesn't happen.
SunTrust Bank has found that customers' transactional data can be a goldmine of information for use in targeted marketing efforts. Often marketers overlook this data because it's too voluminous to put into a customer database. Leveraging an event detection technology makes this data immediately actionable for you to start communicating with customers.
Published By: IBM Corp
Published Date: Jun 21, 2011
The IBM System x server brand has long been recognized for exceptional products and service - find out more about why IBM earned significantly higher numbers of perfect customer satisfaction ratings versus the competition.
Designing and implementing an enterprise security plan can be a daunting task for any business. To help facilitate this endeavor NaviSite has developed a manageable process and checklist that can be used by enterprise security, compliance, and IT professionals as a framework for crafting a successful cloud computing security plan. It defines seven steps—sequentially—that have been tested and refined through NaviSite’s experiences helping hundreds of companies secure enterprise resources according to best practices. This plan enables organizations to gain the economic advantages of secure and compliant managed cloud services.
Healthcare providers and healthcare plans enterprises are facing significant and challenges to improve quality of care and patient satisfaction while controlling rising costs. Read on about making a case for improved efficiency in healthcare.
Although IDC is expecting worldwide spending on business analytics software to be $33 billion in 2012, technology is only part of the story.
The growing demand for faster response and deeper business insight is forcing companies to adopt a more pervasive approach to business intelligence (BI) that supports evidence-based decision making.
Higher BI and analytics competency and pervasiveness are achieved when organizational culture, business processes, and technologies are designed and implemented with the goal of improving or automating all strategic, operational, and tactical decision making capabilities of all stakeholders.
Access this paper to learn essential best practices for creating a solid BI and analytics strategy.
Your online audience expects fast, flawless, secure experiences on any device in any location, every time. But whether you are delivering videos, your website, music, software or games, ensuring engaging online experiences from an increasing variety of devices around the world is a huge challenge.
Content delivery networks (CDNs) can significantly improve the user experience of your online audiences. But not all CDNs deliver the same level of service. Dos and Don’ts of Evaluating and Deploying a CDN provides tips on how to determine what is most important to your organization and how to choose a CDN that meets your needs.
Download this guide to learn:
The four major performance factors that can affect user experience
Why speed alone isn't an accurate measure of performance
How a content audit can identify performance bottlenecks
The role content storage can play in reducing costs and latency
How to decide what features are most important to your business
The EMC VNX series is designed for flash using MCx multicore software optmized to deliver unprecedented transactional performance and capacity efficiency with no trade-offs. VNX can flexibly deploy flash that optimizes capacity, performance, or both to meet your application workload requirements (dedicated or mixed) - affordably.
Open Compute has had a significant impact on the thinking about data center design. Until now, the focus has been on systems at the rack level, leaving unanswered questions about the power infrastructure upstream of the rack. In this paper, we address critical questions about the implications of Open Compute on the upstream power infrastructure, including redundancy, availability, and flexibility. We introduce simplified reference designs that support OCP and provide a capital cost analysis to compare traditional and OCP-based designs. We also present an online TradeOff Tool that allows data center decision makers to better understand the cost differences and cost drivers to various architectures.
Published By: Workfront
Published Date: Jul 10, 2014
There’s a long list of clichés often used in the marketing creative services and graphic design environments. Among those is a group of phrases we’ve deemed harmless because we hear them so often. Phrases that, like an optical illusion, seem like one thing when you’re up close, but when you look at the whole picture, turn out to be something else entirely.
This ebook takes a step back and exposes five common sayings among creative services teams that sound innocent, but actually signify some serious underlying productivity problems.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, and the amendments made by the Healthcare and Reconciliation Act of 2010 (together, known as the Affordable Care Act), have significant employment tax and information reporting implications. This survival guide will address the changes facing employers. You’ll find explanations of compliance issues, checklists of what your company should be doing, and a calendar of important effective dates.
Are you using the latest tools to guarantee your network survives an attack? Have you automated routine tasks, simplified upgrades and implemented plug-and-play deployment capability? Here are eight best practices for managing your network security.
The steady growth of HYBRID CLOUDS signals the continued need by organizations for greater flexibility and agility while responding to changing business needs. Learn about best practices, business and IT considerations, and customer success stories for hybrid clouds.
While we tend to think about mobility largely as a consumer phenomenon, it is also changing how the workforce carries out business. With so much being done beyond traditional office walls, many insurance companies, financial service organizations and even government agencies are adopting mobile devices as productivity tools and developing enterprise apps for these devices. Electronic signature technology is pivotal to enabling mobile transactions beyond just informational apps. Not only in terms of straight-through processing (STP), but also for full compliance, legal enforceability and record retention. With most organizations’ mobile strategies still in the early stages, this article provides a starting point to help you better understand mobile e-signatures for business. It reviews the top 10 capabilities that businesses need in order to properly equip their customer-facing workforce with mobile e-signing.
Traditional phone systems, aka, PBX were designed for a time when people primarily worked from desk phones; well before the Internet restructured our patterns of communication and general lifestyles. Many businesses feel entrenched with the systems they have, but as contracts expire and systems get harder to maintain options are considered. Explore the top 5 hidden costs of the PBX, including costs in upgrades, maintenance and service calls, the strain on IT budgets, accumulation of service charges, connecting office locations and difficulty planning for growth and the future.
Cyber threat intelligence is unquestionably a hot buzzword in the security industry these days. It is being used to seek venture capital and fund startups. It is being pitched to the enterprise market by providers and consultants. However, in this paper, we argue that the majority of what is being billed as “threat intelligence” isn’t. It’s data. From lists of bad IPs or application vulnerabilities to malware signatures, social media data or indicators of compromise (“IOCs”), none of these things are “intelligence.” They’re data.
In this white paper, we define the difference between intelligence and data, and then illustrate the theoretical discussion in a concise case study in the tangible terms of a real-world practitioner and an actual event.
The nature of the financial services industry places a myriad of international compliance requirements on a company's IT team, as well as an expectation by its customers to deliver the high test levels of performance and reliability.
To survive and thrive, businesses in the industry must not only keep pace with customer demand but gain competitive advantage. Those demands mean the IT team must be at the forefront of adopting emerging technologies.
This is certainly true for Orangefield Columbus, who recently experienced significant growth in its multiple databases which led to the serious performance degradation of its existing storage system. By focusing on a proactive data management storage array, Orangefield was able to eliminate resource contention.
Download now and examine Orangefield's journey to find a solution that would meet, and exceed, their performance and capacity requirements.
The growth of the dynamic publishing market is shaping the way organizations develop streamlined enterprise content management strategies, keep up with shifting end-user content consumption trends and acquire the best solutions for scalability, output and ease-of-use.
Dynamic publishing solutions is critical for content creators looking to address the largest audience possible. In their report, Analysis of the Global Dynamic Publishing Market, Frost & Sullivan examines the impact and vendor solutions.
Download the report to:
• Learn why dynamic publishing solutions are gaining significant traction across all industries and verticals
• Discover which vendors are competing in the market — from those that offer point-solutions, such as XML authoring tools, to those offering complete end-to-end platforms
• Access the latest research and predictions on the dynamic publishing market, which is expected to reach $2.5 billion by 2017
Virtualization and cloud computing can help your organization achieve significant savings in data center hardware costs, operational expenditures, and energy demands— while achieving improvements in quality of service and business agility. However, as data centers continue to transition from physical to virtual and now increasingly, cloud environments, traditional security can slow down provisioning, become difficult to manage, and cause performance lag. As you scale your virtual environment and adopt software defined networking, evolving your approach to security can reduce time, effort, and impact on CPU, network, and storage. Read this white paper to learn more about virtualization and cloud computing.
Take a structured approach to designing your cloud applications. This cloud computing architecture e-book focuses on architecture, design, and implementation—considerations that apply no matter which cloud platform you choose. The guide includes steps for:
Choosing the right cloud application architecture style for your app or solution.
Selecting appropriate compute and data store technologies.
Incorporating 10 design principles to build a scalable, resilient, and manageable application.
Following the five pillars of software quality to ensure your cloud app is successful.
Using design patterns that specifically apply to the problem you’re trying to solve.
Download the 300-page cloud architecture e-book to explore these best practices, and get access to design review checklists, reference architectures, and more.
Accelerate your organization’s adoption of cloud technologies while accelerating your own IT career. With the growth of cloud as a computing platform, those who have certifications and formal cloud development training in cloud trends, such as DevOps, will not only enhance their careers, but are positioned to have dramatically more influence over their organization’s adoption and expansion of cloud services.
Download this International Data Center (IDC) white paper to explore:
• How IT professionals are using cloud skills to influence the organization
• What the most influential skills are for cloud professionals
• Significant trends that impact cloud professionals
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