This IDC Business Value Executive Brief leverages IDC's research into the value of cloud-based application development and integration solutions, including solutions such as IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) on cloud.
By applying best practices, many best-run businesses have achieved a competitive edge from consolidating and modernising their EDI, B2B and file transfer environments - including their SAP processes. Learn their secret!
There is little doubt that Multi Function Peripherals (MFP) offer businesses of all sizes significant benefits: they combine printing, scanning, copying and fax functions in one machine and deliver considerable cost and space savings. They also address some very important business process, management and legal issues faced by virtually every business. Within this discussion document we concentrate on the fax element and look specifically at the integration of MFPs with network fax run through a fax server such as Lane’s Passport Fax Server.
"Cloud computing, also known as 'IT as a Service', is predicated on delivering IT services on demand, an idea that has support from business leaders as a way to better align IT with business operations. Cloud computing has two key requirements: virtualized applications and seamless support and integration between the server, networking, storage and hypervisor components.
In this paper, we explore these concepts and highlight the critical features necessary to move beyond server virtualization by leveraging key integration capabilities between IT components-with a particular focus on the important role that storage plays in the evolution of the datacenter architecture."
Scalable data platforms such as Apache Hadoop offer unparalleled cost
benefits and analytical opportunities. IBM helps fully leverage the scale
and promise of Hadoop, enabling better results for critical projects and
key analytics initiatives. The end-to- end information capabilities of
IBM® Information Server let you better understand data and cleanse,
monitor, transform and deliver it. IBM also helps bridge the gap between
business and IT with improved collaboration. By using Information
Server “flexible integration” capabilities, the information that drives business
and strategic initiatives—from big data and point-of- impact analytics
to master data management and data warehousing—is trusted, consistent
and governed in real time.
Since its inception, Information Server has been a massively parallel
processing (MPP) platform able to support everything from small to very
large data volumes to meet your requirements, regardless of complexity.
Information Server can uniquely support th