This document introduces the reader to the concept of Enterprise Portals as a means of conducting business on the Internet. We continue on to a discussion of the value of using Enterprise Portals, combined with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) methods, to tie existing processes and applications together to support the Enterprise.
Self-service Web portals enable governments to help citizens obtain information, apply for services and complete transactions more quickly than ever before. Download this paper to find out how, through the power of Web portals, IBM can help your government agency make information more accessible, and processes more efficient for citizens, businesses and government employees.
More and more employees are working remotely or traveling around the world to meet with colleagues, customers and partners. Jobs are no longer tied to a specific physical location, and people have come to rely on devices such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and laptops to stay connected and productive.
Regardless of what department you work in, it is business critical to ensure that your team members have easy and ready access to the latest information and project team members. Whether you work in sales, marketing, human resources, research and development, or any other functional area, you need a centralized virtual place where all of your team members can collaborate in realtime, share ideas and documents and be more productive online.
Going green is becoming more than an altruistic aspiration to save the planet. A proactive corporate environmental policy is now an essential part of any company’s overall business strategy. Download this paper to find out how IBM can help you to support environmental initiatives while achieving your company's long-term business goals.
Transitioning to a green data center and optimizing operating efficiency can be a complex undertaking. There are multiple components to factor into the equation—and best results can often be achieved by integrating improvements from multiple fronts. The good news is that IBM can provide many solutions and techniques to support such a transition.
An organization’s success and ability to react to market and environmental changes are now more dependent than ever on an effective and efficient IT infrastructure. This white paper provides a starting point for organizations contemplating server consolidation. Download this guide for an overview of server consolidation concepts and techniques, plus guidance on methodologies that should be employed.
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Labs performed a hands-on analysis of IBM's System Storage SAN Volume Controller storage virtualization solution in order to validate its value proposition to customers. ESG Labs found that SAN Volume Controller is a rock-solid, feature-rich platform that delivers on the promise of network based storage virtualization: reducing the complexity and cost of managing SAN attached storage.
In preparation for disasters, it’s critical to have a backup site that can be used if your primary location goes down. Does your business have the right procedures and equipment to recover after a disaster? Get answers. Download this article about a new enterprise data center and learn more about protecting your IT infrastructure.
Why is it that business and IT teams always seem to be at odds with one another? In this IBM white paper, Macehiter Ward-Dutton, specialists in IT business alignment, give a step-by-step explanation of how to make long-term improvements in the relationship between business and IT.
It has become clear that storage virtualization has become a core element of the storage strategy of forward-thinking end users and that the technology is finally delivering the value that it had promised earlier this decade. In this paper by Taneja Group, you'll learn about IBM SAN Volume Controller, its architecture and features, and about 5 tangible benefits of storage virtualization.
Virtualization is no longer an “emerging” technology. Its potential to increase the efficiency of IT infrastructures has become widely recognized. But key questions are raised in the early stages of virtualization planning: should it be implemented only for new projects, or applied to existing infrastructures? Should opportunities be pursued on a case-by-case basis, or targeted as a broader goal of IT strategy?
This reference guide can help you understand IBM’s capabilities in the site and facilities services area through real-world scenarios that demonstrate those services in action. Download this guide now and use it to quickly find stories that illustrate how IBM has delivered high-quality, value-add services for the site and facilities needs of companies of all sizes in a variety of industries around the world.
This paper describes the evolution of IBM X-Architecture technology and demonstrates how the melding of industry-standard components with IBM innovation produces servers that offer you a unique set of capabilities with which to effectively manage your business. You’ll see why IBM systems equipped with X-Architecture technologies run faster—yet cooler—use less power, and are more reliable, easier to manage and better for virtualization than competitive servers, and offer a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
Competitive pressures, increased marketplace demands and the constant need to reduce expenses have only intensified the demands put on companies to develop and deploy their software applications quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Read about the key barriers companies must cross as they attempt to streamline their software delivery processes and learn how to bridge the gap between development and operations in this paper.
IBM HACMP supports a wide variety of configurations, and provides the cluster administrator with a great deal of flexibility. With this flexibility comes the responsibility to make wise choices. This paper discusses the choices that the cluster designer can make, and about the alternatives that make for the highest level of availability.
There is increasing concern that IT investment is approaching the point of diminishing marginal returns. This white paper highlights the costs of IT asset proliferation and the advantages of the IBM view of IT optimization as a strategic, ongoing process. It describes the holistic and practical IBM approach and shows how it is helping organizations realize greater initial savings and higher returns going forward.
Virtualization provides opportunities to reduce complexity, improve service levels to the business and lower capital and operating costs to provide and maintain IT infrastructure. This paper for senior IT managers is intended as a starter guide for virtual infrastructure technical design, project planning, scoping, and implementation.
Continuous member service is an important deliverable for credit unions, and. the continued growth in assets and members means that the impact of downtime is affecting a larger base and is therefore potentially much more costly. Learn how new data protection and recovery technologies are making a huge impact on downtime for credit unions that depend on AIX-hosted applications.
Appropriately sizing and hosting your online game project’s infrastructure can improve your bottom line. In this white paper, IBM describes the current state and direction of key technological trends and how they impact the business of games, focusing on what online game companies need to know to more rapidly and efficiently build a better game.
Technology has helped financial institutions work harder and faster than ever before. The downside: Sensitive data is more vulnerable than ever before. Financial Insights offers ideas and solutions to improve Information Security (IS). Click to learn more on protecting your most important assets, your data.
Throughout the industrialized world, healthcare systems are in crisis. Aging populations and skyrocketing costs are putting unprecedented financial and organizational pressure on healthcare providers and payers. The result is often a decreasing level of care. In response, fundamental changes are taking place. Patient-centric systems are evolving in which the patient's well-being and the responsibility for good health are defining treatment and operational policies.
As manufacturing goes global, initiatives to standardize processes and key performance measurements across the enterprise to unite the greater supply chain are emerging. The main catalyst? Driving down costs in response to customer and market pressures. However, mid-size companies in particular are driving performance improvements with a more proactive, strategic vision for improving performance than reactively responding to cost pressure.
We’ve heard it over and again: mid-sized manufacturers need to increase efficiencies while protecting their existing infrastructure and boosting profits. IBM can help, with tailored solutions. Click for the complimentary report, "Ten Insights for Success in an On Demand World".
Unexpected disasters threaten organizations across the globe daily. Surprisingly, many businesses are not prepared for such disasters. They lack business continuity plans which can provide both proactive and reactive strategies to minimize the impact of unforeseen setbacks.