In this white paper, Forrester discusses the 70 criteria evaluation of customer analytics vendors and discuss 6 of the most significant software providers, one including IBM, and scored them. Read on to learn how each vendor fulfills each key point.
This report details our findings about how well each vendor of cloud strategies - Like Box and Cisco Systems, fulfills our criteria for constructing an online collaboration service and where they stand in relation to each other.
In the spring of 2012, IBM launched a comprehensive re-thinking and refresh of its IT Service Management (ITSM) offerings. The IT management products formerly known as Tivoli Service Request Manager, IT Asset Management and Change Configuration Management Database have now been combined into a single product, IBM SmartCloud Control Desk 7.5. The products span advanced support for IT and intelligent asset management, change and configuration management, service request management and service catalog, along with Cloud delivery options and built-in support for automation beyond traditional service desk workflow.
Virtualization continues to lead a sea change for enterprise-scale data centers and cloud environments, delivering well-established benefits such as cost savings, reduced physical space and power requirements, simpler and more flexible testing environments, faster server provisioning, and improved return on investment. Yet for many organizations, one of virtualization’s greatest benefits is only now being realized in the form of highly portable and flexible virtual images. Natural extensions of virtualization technology, virtual images help organizations achieve even greater efficiencies and cost savings.
The 2012 IBM Global CEO study found today’s business leaders rank technology as the most important external force that will impact their organizations. A new IBV software development study supports this, with IT and business leaders identifying five top technology trends critical to competitiveness. However, the same survey reveals that most organizations are not prepared to take advantage of these trends. While management recognizes that software is crucial to capitalizing on technology for competitiveness, they are not successfully executing. Join this webcast to learn how organizations that leverage effective software development can help close the execution gap and gain competitive advantage.
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has conducted extensive research investigating the integration and management challenges created by the convergence of on-premise and public Cloud hosted applications. Research conducted in mid-2012 uncovered some compelling statistics about the role of Cloud integration in today's companies:
Nearly 50% of the companies surveyed have already deployed tiered transactions spanning public Cloud and on-premise computing environments (one form of "hybrid Cloud")
Approximately 35% have integrated (or are in the process of integrating) multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
As one IT professional put it, "Everything is connected to everything." Because of this fact, any discussionof public Cloud as a standalone technology is outmoded. Few modern on-premise applications exist as"silos," and the same is true of Cloud-delivered applications.
This new edition has a wider scope than the previous one, with 17 participants while retaining a similar maturity model as the previous one in order to help participants measure their progress year -on-year.
Today’s businesses need simpler more efficient and flexible computing models. The IBM PureSystems family is comprised of platform systems and infrastructure systems that include built-in “patterns of expertise” to address complex business and operational tasks for smarter computing.
RFG believes IT executives should be employing the new generation of storage solutions that offer advanced storage management capabilities – like the IBM Storwize V7000 storage systems – in their target system environments.
Founded in 1975, DIMAR Group operates in retail, marketing consumer products through a multi-channel distribution network that includes cash and carry, franchising, discount and supermarket operations. With 174 stores and 2,000 employees located mainly in western Liguria and southern Piemonte, DIMAR Group is ready for the rapid and frequent changes that characterize the northern Italian market.
Cabot Partners offers a glimpse into the market trends for SAP adoption in midsize businesses and imperatives for the supporting platform. A case is made for a simpler virtualized solution, designed for easy installation and operation and cost-effective scaling for growth.
Customers require flexible, agile and easy to consume IT solutions to succeed in business. With those requirements in mind, IBM recently announced PureSystems. Harvard Research Group (HRG) has taken a closer look at PureSystems and and how it compares to Cisco UCS.
According to a 2012 Ipsos/Reuters poll, one in five employees worldwide now work from home. In another study, two-thirds of those who responded said they, expect their workplace to go fully virtual within the next few years. This IBM whitepaper analyzes the reasons for this shift in the workplace, and its implications for the facilities management of your company. Learn how to manage the growing number of empty real estate inside your company in a smarter fashion, so that your company runs more efficiently, and cuts down on unnecessary costs.
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.
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.
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.
This interactive eBook describes how virtualization is not a device to implement, but rather a journey to realize greater and greater gains. Featuring cases from midsize companies around the world, the eBook details how to get started, the importance of consolidation, tangible ways to fully benefit from virtualization and more.
How can your midsize business meet new demands for data storage with limited resources? In this eguide, you’ll find out that this innovative solution can radically improve storage performance—while minimizing expenses
The MDM of customer data solutions market segment grew healthily in 2012. New acquisitions and integrations of prior acquisitions by the Leaders have continued, and several visions for linking MDM and social data have emerged. This Magic Quadrant will help you find the right vendor for your needs.