Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time – but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for maintaining current systems -- Return on Investment. IDC studied IBM Power Systems sites that remained on the POWER5 platform long after its initial introduction in 2004. When comparisons to the succeeding generation of POWER7 are made, customers have found that the increase in scalability and performance of POWER7 systems, combined with a reduction in server "footprint" size and overall electrical requirements, resulted in significant reductions in ongoing costs, or opex, per 100 end users supported.
In this case study, a company needed to find a way to update and improve a legacy trade portal application. With the help of Collaborative, using domestic resources, the company completely replaced several legacy trade portal applications, allowing for the retirement of several application platforms and legacy databases.
Mobile platforms will act as a catalyst for the next generation of connected experiences. In particular, smart apps connected to products and CRM systems will emerge. In 2013, leading marketers will anticipate the longer-term mobile disruption and shift from tactical efforts to more transformative mobile strategies.
Today’s leading DMPs are ingesting a wide range of owned and licensed data streams for insights and segmentation and are pushing data into a growing number of external targeting platforms, helping marketers deliver more relevant and consistent marketing communications.
In Forrester’s 53-criteria evaluation of online testing platform vendors, we identified the seven most significant providers — Adobe, Autonomy, Maxymiser, Monetate, Optimizely, SiteSpect, and Webtrends — in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria, and where these vendors stand in relation to each other, to help customer intelligence professionals select the right partner for their online testing needs.
This Clearslide-commissioned profile of US enterprise sales leaders evaluates the current adoption trends surrounding sales engagement platforms as well as the challenges that sales leaders and sellers face, based on Forrester's own market data and a custom study of the same audience.
RSA, the security division of EMC, was positioned by Gartner in the Leader’s quadrant of the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Platforms based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.
RSA, the security division of EMC, was positioned by Gartner in the Leader’s quadrant of the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.
Organizations have traditionally viewed vulnerability scanners as a tactical product, largely commoditized and only providing value around audit time. But with limited resources and a real need to reduce risk, organizations need the ability to pull in threat-related data, combine it with an understanding of what is vulnerable, and figure out what is at risk.
This report from Securosis outlines how yesterday's vulnerability scanners are evolving to meet this need, emerging as a much more strategic component of an organization's control set than in the past.
Learn how vulnerability scanners are evolving to provide real value beyond vulnerability reports for auditors - emerging as a strategic component helping organizations effectively lower risks.
This white paper examines the DDoS threat spectrum including conventional network attacks, HTTP and SSL floods, and an emerging wave of low-bandwidth threats, plus the new threat vectors likely to target emerging service platforms.
As your employees bring their own smartphones and tablets to the workplace, you need to create a flexible mobile environment that allows personally owned and corporate-issued devices to co-exist. IBM Mobile Enterprise Services for managed mobility is designed to help reduce the complexity that comes with multiple mobile platforms. IBM recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment that companies realized by engaging IBM to implement a “bring your own device” program. In this report, you’ll learn how these companies: Increased employee productivity and satisfaction; expanded revenues from improved sales mobility, and decreased replacement, mobility infrastructure and support costs.
Today’s customers are empowered with information – if they want to know something, they can look it up in an instant. Having information they need at their fingertips is expected. Having information at the ready – whether your sales or service personnel are in the field or in the office – is no longer a competitive advantage, it’s expected and required. In this whitepaper, you will learn how Scribe’s customer data integration solutions and connectors let you put customer information where it needs to go quickly and easily. Don’t be that business who makes their customers wait for answers!
Continual and timely upgrades of UNIX systems can enable growth and lower costs. But for some Sun/Oracle and HP customers, expected upgrade plans have hit major hurdles. Read this Clipper Group white paper to see how only IBM continues to provide a plan, and a predictable drumbeat, for the future.
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View this webcast from iCIMS to learn wyas to take your employee referral program to the next level with the use of social media and how to use best-of-breed tech to optimize your job postings over SEO and mobile platforms.
Insurers are discovering the power of conjoining advanced technologies for collaboration, social media and mobile with business processes. The result is social business, which embeds advanced technology tools, media and practices into the ongoing activities of the organization. Social business reaches across the enterprise and then extends to customers and partners. Read this white paper to learn more.
Discusses why converged systems, such as IBM PureSystems platforms, can radically simplify the IT life cycle and how these changes can deliver business value by accelerating time to market, improving application performance, and reducing required staff time.
Apps have become critical to small businesses’ success. Small businesses are increasingly using apps in their daily operations. According to a recent survey, nearly three-fourths (72%) of small businesses are using apps on smartphones or tablets for their business and 38% report they could not survive—or it would be a major challenge to survive—without apps.
With 50 Facebook pages, 50 Twitter accounts, 80 social apps, and many blogs, Caesars Entertainment turned to Adobe Social, part of the Adobe Marketing Cloud, to centralize, manage, and improve their social media efforts. It paid off.
Social marketers need to reach the right customers with the right message, connect social to business results, and manage customer relationships across all digital experiences. Adobe Social makes social marketing easier and more effective than ever