Digital transformation initiatives and the need for innovation are causing enterprises to rethink their IT landscapes including business-to-business (B2B) integration. Modern B2B integration is critical for enabling enterprises to achieve goals like increasing revenue, speeding up time to market, and improving efficiencies because these outcomes are dependent on having a successful business network. B2B practitioners have two goals — enable critical business initiatives and control costs — and cloud-based B2B services have been successful in helping enterprises achieve both goals.
IDC interviewed eight IBM clients to understand how their use of IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services, part of the IBM B2B Cloud Services portfolio, has impacted their operations and businesses. These organizations reported achieving strong value with IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services, and IDC projects that their investment will yield an average three-year return on investment (ROI) of 308%, or more th
IBM Security offers one of the most advanced and integrated portfolios of enterprise security products and services. The portfolio, supported by world-renowned X-Force research, provides security intelligence to help organizations holistically protect their infrastructures, data and applications, offering solutions for identity and access management, database security, application development, risk management, endpoint management, network security and more. These solutions enable organizations to effectively manage risk and implement integrated security for mobile, cloud, social media and other enterprise business architectures. IBM operates one of the world’s broadest security research, development and delivery organizations, monitors 15 billion security events per day in more than 130 countries, and holds more than 3,000 security patents.
Analyst firm, Enterprise Strategy Group, examines how companies can leverage cloud-based data lakes and self-service analytics for timely business insights that weren’t possible until now.
And learn how IBM Cloud Object Storage, as a persistent storage layer, powers analytics and business intelligence solutions on the IBM Cloud.
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IBM LinuxONE™ is an enterprise Linux server
engineered to deliver cloud services that are
secure, fast and instantly scalable. The newest
member of the family, IBM LinuxONE
Emperor™ II, is designed for businesses where
the following may be required:
• protecting sensitive transactions and
minimizing business risk
• accelerating the movement of data,
even with the largest databases
• growing users and transactions instantly
while maintaining operational excellence
• accessing an open platform that
Managing a mixed platform and vendor IT environment presents many challenges. The problems escalate with the number of different tools used to manage the infrastructure. Customers are looking to reduce the number and variety of management tools they must use. One early adopter of IBM's ITCAM for Microsoft Applications shares the lessons learned from that experience and comments on the benefits of the latest version.
A fast-growing supplier, NEI's delivery performance was declining, creating a significant problem with past-due shipments, even though the company had an excess of finished goods. Access this case study to learn about how they addressed their challenges.
Published By: Innotas
Published Date: May 11, 2009
Discover how IT Governance enables IT to meet these expectations, measure performance, manage resources, mitigate risk and make sure that IT aligns activities with the strategic direction of the enterprise - all for a surprisingly low cost.
Published By: Innotas
Published Date: Apr 06, 2009
In IT today, it's all about strategy - that is, fully aligning all IT efforts and resources with the objectives of the organization. Review this white paper now and learn how and why IT Governance is the best path to achieving this critical alignment.
Published By: Intermedia
Published Date: Nov 10, 2008
There are two main BlackBerry smartphone mobile connectivity options, and they are quite different. The first is the BlackBerry Internet Service, in which your mobile carrier acts as a liaison between your email and your BlackBerry smartphone. The second option is to use a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which directly links your wireless device to your email, contacts, calendars and business applications— virtually automatically and almost instantly. If you’re using a BlackBerry smartphone solely for personal email, then a BlackBerry Internet Service account is all you need, and you can stop reading here. But if you’re a business user and are only using BlackBerry Internet Service, you’re leaving lots of important functionality unused.
Published By: Internap
Published Date: Dec 29, 2011
Performance plays a vital role in the success of your online applications and web-based content - whether you are processing millions of transactions, delivering business-critical software or servicing a massive gaming community. Research shows that even one second of delay on a typical website can result in 7% fewer customer conversions. For many businesses, that means lost revenue and damage to their brand. As cloud is becoming an increasingly viable infrastructure choice for enterprise applications, it is essential to select a high-performance cloud service that will support the best possible experience for your end users.
Determining the right cloud solution for your needs also necessitates thorough analysis of the level of security, control, customization and support your business requires. In this webcast, thought leaders from Gartner and Internap outline the performance factors that affect your cloud decision-making process and discuss how to optimize your IT Infrastructure to create satisfied end users.
The business context for process excellence and business process management (BPM) has changed dramatically since the 2009-to-2010 recession. During the recession, BPM software and services saw impressive double-digit growth as a result of enterprises slashing costs and boosting worker productivity.
Now, executive agendas have shifted to focus on growing revenue, expanding the customer base, and delivering new digital products and services. Enterprise and process architects are reshaping their business cases for BPM around these new drivers. This is not an easy task. However, process excellence will play a critical role for forward-thinking enterprise architects that invest the time to link BPM to new front-office drivers to help the organization drive digital transformation. This report replaces “Building The Case For Your BPM Initiative” in the business process management playbook and provides guidance on developing revenue and customer-focused business cases.
While many organizations have acknowledged the importance of digitally transforming their businesses and processes to deliver speed and agility, most are just starting their cloud journey.
Cloud-in-a-Box delivers an enterprise cloud platform with a mix of on- and off-premises private cloud and public cloud, with orchestration between them. This will provide the organization with the ability to avoid vendor lock-in, find the optimal cloud services for a particular business or technical need, and increase redundancy.
Download IDC Infobrief on “Cloud-in-a-Box” to understand:
• How you can deliver the different functions of a data center and meet business requirements by deploying a “Cloud-in-a-Box.”
• Understand how industries such as financial services, manufacturing and healthcare can benefit from “Cloud-in-a-Box” technology.
• Self-discovery questions and focus areas that every organization needs to go through for successful cloud deployment.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic
Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI)
enterprises may realize by shifting some or all their management and
operations from on-premises, hosted, and outsourced implementations to
Azure’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering. The purpose of this
study is to give readers a framework to evaluate the potential financial
impact, or ROI, of leveraging Azure IaaS for their organizations. Benefits
gained by interviewed customers that migrated or re-architected some or
all workloads from on-premises to IaaS include:
› Greater revenue opportunities from business-to-business (B2B) and
customer web channels with a solution that is more mobile and reliable,
and meets scale and seasonality needs.
› Increased profits from those revenues.
› Improved production efficiency.
› Reduced datacenter, IT resource, and outsourcing costs.
› Easier and faster software and hardware management (such as
This paper introduces various supply chain concepts and explains their importance. It describes initiatives being undertaken by the largest retailers and reviews what small and mid-size firms need to do to compete.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a powerful tool for your sales and marketing teams, but it is more than just a contact management solution. In this webcast, we explore how Microsoft CRM is a flexible, integral part of your enterprise, supporting sales, marketing, customer service, manufacturing, and professional services. We describe how you can configure Microsoft CRM to work the way your business does, and we illustrate its many benefits.
GigaOm is seeing a new breed of services that promise to accelerate the mobilization of existing enterprise applications and business processes. Early mobile-application development solutions (MADP) were resource-intensive, requiring custom client code for each supported platform, as well as an on-premise middleware layer to connect mobile clients to enterprise backend systems. In this new model, code-free, configuration solutions - aimed at business analysts and lines of business- are revolutionizing the landscape, consolidating tools and services to simplify cross-platform enablement, and reducing time to deploy and cost tremendously.
This report describes mobile-application configuration (MAC) tools, articulates their business value and suggests conditions under which they may be a good choice for an organization.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Aug 03, 2016
In this edition we discuss emerging risks, report OS enterprise share, and list the top blacklisted consumer apps. We conclude with our recommendations for enterprises to protect their assets against mobile risks and threats.
Several new mobile attacks have emerged that threaten enterprises. Most are re-using old tactics against mobilespecific services, such as SideStepper’s use of Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) against MDM, rather than employing new techniques or exploiting new vulnerabilities. When attacks against users are successful, they can result in the loss of both personal and business data.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Oct 21, 2016
Several new mobile attacks have emerged that threaten enterprises. Most are re-using old tactics against mobilespecific services, such as SideStepper’s use of Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) against MDM, rather than employing new techniques or exploiting new vulnerabilities. However, when attacks against users are successful, they can result in the loss of both personal and business data. Download now to learn how to increase your mobile security.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Sep 26, 2017
Today’s modern enterprise requires a comprehensive, unified platform like MobileIron Access, which is designed from the ground up to secure mobile apps, devices, and cloud services. MobileIron makes it easy to transform business by securing critical enterprise resources including desktop PCs, mobile devices, modern apps, and cloud services — all from a single point of control.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Nov 14, 2017
This paper covers some of the critical security gaps today’s mobile-cloud enterprises must address:
• Unsecured devices. Unsecured devices allow users to easily access business data from mobile apps or cloud services simply by entering their credentials into an app or browser on the device. Once on the device, data can be easily compromised or shared with unauthorized, external sources.
• Unmanaged apps. These typically include business apps, such as Office 365 productivity apps, that the user has downloaded from a personal app store instead of the enterprise app store. As a result, these apps are not under IT control but can still be used to access business content once the user enters his or her credentials.
• Unsanctioned cloud services. Most enterprise cloud services have associated ecosystems of apps and services that integrate using APIs. While the enterprise cloud service might be sanctioned, apps and services from its ecosystem might not be.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Oct 13, 2015
In this paper we’ll discuss how enterprises can connect legacy systems to the cloud to create a hybrid ecosystem. We’ll learn how solutions like enterprise service buses (ESB), and integration platforms as a service (iPaaS) can address present integration challenges and help IT executives future-proof their companies. The best practices covered in this paper will help businesses with both evaluation and implementation of a successful hybrid integration strategy.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Sep 08, 2016
ESB? BPM? The alphabet-soup of middleware solutions can often be confusing. Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and Business Process Management (BPM) solutions solve different problems, but have complementary strengths when utilized correctly. Learn more about where each is appropriate, how to design your solution, and how to select a BPM solution to complement your ESB foundation.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
To achieve efficiencies in today’s turbulent economic climate, government entities need to integrate legacy applications with modern systems and web services. Orchestration between multiple systems across various departments and municipalities is needed to deliver quality public services. At the same time, public sector agencies face aggressive timelines and budget constraints, changing constituent needs, and open source policies. Learn how utilizing a lightweight, standalone Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) enables government entities to meet these key challenges and deliver vital public goods while cutting costs.
Evalute important decisions:
Achieving efficiencies in today’s turbulent budgetary environment
Time to Delivery and Budget Constraints
Constituent Needs and Public Value
Open Source Policies & Initiatives
The Software Architecture for Government
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