Today IBM offers more than 80 cloud-based business solutions through software-as-a-service. IBM SmartCloud Solutions accelerate innovation for the enterprise across business processes, deliver business analytics at the point of impact, and connect people with collaborative business networks. Learn more at ibm.com/saas
Business users need a simple but powerful way to navigate through data and find the insights to make timely, critical business decisions. Unfortunately, many users have become frustrated at their inability to quickly access and analyze the information they require. This data typically includes a combination of personal and corporate data locked in various enterprise systems. It exists in different formats and can be hard to analyze, change or share — making it difficult for people to get fast answers to business questions.
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.
For midsize organizations, business analytics offers the crucial ability to transform data into insight and uncover opportunities for growth and competitive advantage. This Aberdeen Sector Insight explores the impact of business analytics in North American midsize organizations.
The data center is challenged. Many midsize businesses simply do not have designated personnel to care for their data center; they have only a standard room to host the company server and storage infrastructure and have no luxury to expand. In short, they must work within their constrained space.
To operate effectively in different markets, Finnish manufacturer Meka Pro needed to be able to adjust its pricing and manufacturing strategies to each locality, but had no insight into their own data. Read this case study to learn how Meka Pro used IBM® Cognos® software modules to make faster, better business decisions and improve profitability.
Simply put, software defined storage is the abstraction of storage services from storage hardware. This term is more than just marketing hype, it’s the logical evolution of storage virtualization from simply being a storage aggregator to the end goal of storage as a service. To achieve this goal, software defined storage needs a platform from which to centralize.
IT-Informatik chose a full virtualization strategy, based on IBM® PowerLinux™ servers with IBM PowerVM® virtualization and Live Partition Mobility, to manage its SAP hosting services. The new solution slashes IT operational costs by more than 50 percent and enables IT-Informatik to set up new customer environments 80 percent faster.
In a world that demands scalability, modularity, quality, fast performance and a best practices approach is key to ensuring predictable results for the business. IBM’s PowerLinux Open Source Infrastructure Services solution is a workload-optimized system that meets or exceeds best practices for a virtualized infrastructure at a reasonable price point. The PowerLinux solution can help turn today’s IT infrastructure into a well-tuned utility, providing a more flexible, scalable and valuable asset to the business.
The IBM SmartCloud™ Entry on Power Systems™ solution provides a cost-competitive, entry-level private cloud solution that helps speed time to value of your service deployments on your IBM Power Systems servers.
Companies worldwide are embracing private clouds, not only because they support new, highly efficient and secure data solutions, but also to drive new competitive organizational strategies. This white paper provides an assessment of the business value of implementing IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems versus comparable private cloud solutions from VMware on Intel. It discusses the benefits of private cloud solutions, including reduced labor and hardware/software costs, ease of implementation and adoption, scalability, organizational flexibility, security, improved efficiency, as well as allocation of and access to IT resources.
For IT personnel looking to manage cross-platform workloads, IBM VMControl can provide an advanced solution. Read the white paper and learn why this technology beats the competition in terms of automated provisioning, systems integration and resource pooling. Also see how this environment offers advanced image management and higher resilience.
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’s SmartCloud VDI solution leverages the IBM PureFlex and Flex System portfolio, Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure products and the company’s design/deploy services to deliver reliable, powerful and secure managed desktop infrastructures.
With the architecture, operating system and virtualization technologies you need supported by built-in patterns of expertise, an IBM PureFlex System infrastructure offers an integrated, flexible, efficient foundation for your SAP business applications.
The IBM PureFlex System - a completely integrated hardware and software solution - optimized with Red Hat Enterprise Linux can improve business responsiveness, making it easier to take advantage of the power of open standards while driving efficiency with integrated management.
This IDC analyst white paper discusses an important sea change happening in IT: the development of expert integrated systems. Converged systems are becoming increasingly important in the systems market. Similarly, convergence is occurring in middleware core runtime services for application development and deployment that are being unified as an enterprise application platform. Given the similarity in derived value propositions, converged systems and platforms are coming together as integrated systems; with the addition of capabilities focused on deployment, management, and optimization, integrated systems become expert integrated systems.
IBM Flex System is quite simply the best blade offering on the market. The rest of this document explains briefly how and why IBM Flex System outperforms mere blade systems IBM Flex. It illustrates the combination of capabilities that Flex System solutions offer and blade systems from HP, Dell, Cisco and, yes, even IBM BladeCenter®, can’t.
The IBM PureFlex System TCO Analysis Tool was developed independently by leading ROI developer Alinean, Inc. This Analysis tool compares the total cost of ownership for the IBM PureFlex Solution versus a traditional dedicated or virtualized IT infrastructure by collecting information about the current computing needs and then projects the TCO for the two alternatives.
Applications are evolving at an ever-faster pace. These applications are not discrete islands; they build on a complex, interconnected set of components that includes disparate technologies, developers, deployment topologies and organizations. Developers must deliver high-quality applications while limiting their testing expenses. In this challenging environment, a combination of automated integration testing and test virtualization can enable test teams to improve software quality and keep up with the rate of change. This whitepaper helps address these needs by describing the benefits that can be gained through a proactive and continuous approach to integration testing with IBM® Rational® test automation solutions.
Independent research by Wintergreen Research, Inc. shows "Dramatic savings brought by IBM Rational automated test solutions". Read this paper to see how you can see a positive ROI through the ability to minimize cost and time to identify errors and diminish subsequent impacts of defects using test automation and service virtualization.
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.
As new technology and connected consumers redefine how business is done, IBM Smarter Commerce solutions help companies more effectively engage with customers across four critical aspects, which include the Buy, Market, Sell and Service components. This ebook outlines those areas and solutions for each.
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