The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a global security program created to increase confidence in the payment card industry and reduce risks to PCI members, merchants, service providers and consumers. It was developed by the major credit card companies as a guideline to help organizations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud.
It should come as no surprise that storage budgets are constantly under pressure from opposing forces: On one hand, economic forces are pushing budgets to either stay flat or, in many cases, shrink as a percentage of a company's revenue. On the other hand, the infrastructure struggles to keep up with the pace of data growth, pressured by many variables, both social and economic. Businesses have no choice but to acclimate their storage infrastructure to the unprecedented levels at which data is growing.
As it has been the trend over the last decade, organizations must continue to deal with growing data storage requirements with the same or less resources. The growing adoption of storage-as-a-service, business intelligence, and big data results in ever more Service Level Agreements that are difficult to fulfill without IT administrators spending ever longer hours in the data center. Many organizations now expect their capital expense growth for storage to be unstoppable, and see operating expense levers - such as purchasing storage systems that are easy to manage - as the only way to control data storage-related costs.
Many of the latest initiatives in the IT world are focused around aligning IT resources more closely with business users and solution needs. In this white paper, learn to make better business decisions with flexible, automated business rules.
Software Asset Management associated costs have once again risen as a high priority for IT, and rightfully so. This paper offers information on technology that manages software assets cost efficiently, cost effectively in a low risk environment.
Supporting a dynamic business and resilient IT environment requires effective management of your server infrastructure and network devices. Read this white paper to learn the challenges and solutions for effective management of your server infrastructures and network devices.
Virtualization is one of the most highly demanded of all IT projects this decade because it enables enterprises to reduce capex and opex costs and at the same time increase business efficiency and agility. However, implementing, supporting, and managing virtualization can often be difficult tasks, especially as deployments increase in scale and complexity and impact more areas of the datacenter. These more complex infrastructures often require highly skilled engineers with in-depth business knowledge and systems management capabilities. Projects such as infrastructure optimization and automation initiatives for self-service provisioning are key because they enable enterprises to streamline business processes and utilize cloud strategies and mobility solutions. IDC shows how partnering with experts who can implement, optimize, support, and manage virtualized environments may be the right course of action. By utilizing partners, enterprises will be able to avoid some of the potential pit
With 2.5 billion employee-owned mobile devices in the workplace today, enterprises are struggling to capture the business benefits while bracing their IT infrastructure against data breaches and a deluge of mobile traffic. A new study reveals that the most mobile-savvy organizations are employing specific best practices, including mobile planning, integration, optimization and management to achieve mobile infrastructure maturity.
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.
Application downtime is just one of many costs associated with a fragmented application performance management (APM) strategy. Learn the 5 steps to simplify Application Performance Management through this infographic.
PreClear from Drivewyze is a new weigh-station bypass service that uses cellular and GPS technology to save truckers time, money, and fuel. Drivewyze recently partnered with IBM to migrate its production environment to an IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ infrastructure. In this recently published case study, you can read about the challenges Drivewyze was facing and why they chose an IBM solution. You’ll also learn how Drivewyze eliminated the need for additional resources to manage its infrastructure, reined in IT costs with a fully managed model and increased customer satisfaction with near real-time scaling to swiftly meet growth in market demand. Learn how to leverage the cloud to transform and expand your own business. Read the case study today.
Building a mobile collaboration or bring-your-own-device solution requires three things: mobile applications, the mobile devices themselves and the network that underpins them both. Often, the network and its capabilities take a back seat to applications and devices—which can ultimately lead to poor performance or an inflexible infrastructure. Find out how to develop the type of network that truly supports mobile devices, applications and unified communications programs, thereby establishing the foundation for stronger mobile solutions.
Organizations are shifting to Cloud to improve agility, reduce costs and increase IT efficiency. To achieve the benefits promised by Cloud, your storage infrastructure needs to be virtualized and provide the required automation and management capabilities. Join this session to learn how you can quickly convert existing storage to Cloud storage, standardize advanced data protection capabilities, and utilize advanced data-driven analytics to optimize tiering across storage systems --- reducing per unit storage costs up to 50% and freeing up valuable IT budget.
Organizations are shifting to Cloud to improve agility, reduce costs and increase IT efficiency. To achieve the benefits promised by Cloud, your storage infrastructure needs to be virtualized and provide the required automation and management capabilities.
Watch this webinar to learn how you can quickly convert existing storage to Cloud storage, standardize advanced data protection capabilities, and utilize advanced data-driven analytics to optimize tiering across storage systems --- reducing per unit storage costs up to 50% and freeing up valuable IT budget.
Businesses are transforming themselves to participate in the API economy. But how do you rapidly and securely expose your business to this developer ecosystem? Attend this webcast to find out how you can define and publish your APIs easily using the IBM API Management Service — the new SaaS solution from IBM. This cloud hosted service provides a complete set of capabilities to create, secure, manage, and socialize APIs to internal and external developer communities in the cloud, without incurring any IT infrastructure setup. Learn more from IBM's product team on how it will help enable companies to embrace the API economy and accelerate business transformation.
Webcast attendees will learn about the following:
•IBM API Management Service capabilities, features and benefits
•Understanding different use cases of IBM API Management Service
•How to get started using the API Management Service
This brochure talks about the IBM Technical Support Services and it helps: Mitigate business risk with services from a forward-thinking industry innovator, Enhance IT availability with a virtually unmatched global infrastructure, Support your unique needs with extensive, flexible and customizable service options, Facilitate easier access to the support you need, Reduce complexity with a single point of contact for nearly all your IT needs, and Facilitate a positive return on investment and performance results
Watch to learn:
- How to tackle the challenge of multi-speed IT with WebSphere Application Server's unique approach to delivering application infrastructure based on Java EE 7
- How to provide continuous availability for running modern apps that require on-demand dynamic scalability and high operational resiliency
- How the lighweight and modular architecture of WebSphere Liberty provides an ideal foundation to develop and deploy microservices
- How to deliver flexibility to develop, deploy and consume application infrastructure - on-premises or on the cloud, including emerging virtualization technologies such as Docker
- How to manage and monitor thousands of applications and servers with a single management interface for ease of problem determination
Enterprise mobility management suites enable organizations to integrate and manage mobile devices in their IT infrastructures. End-user computing leaders must act amid rapid market changes to reach both short-term and long-term enterprise mobility objectives.
UEM is not limited to PCs, tablets and smartphones. Smart devices, broadly grouped as part of the IoT, will increasingly become included in UEM. Devices such as Apple TVs, printers and smartwatches are identifiable examples of IoT devices managed by EMM tools. However, not all IoT objects will fall under the realm of EMM tools. Some devices may be managed directly by manufacturers. Other types of devices will have proprietary management tools. And many devices will not need to be managed at all. However, it is clear that the diversity and number of devices will continue to grow, and IT organizations must be ready.
Essentials for your organization’s first MDM deployment.
IBM’s security platform provides the security intelligence to help organizations holistically protect their people, data, applications and infrastructure. IBM offers solutions for identity and access management, security information and event management, database security, application development, risk management, endpoint management, next-generation intrusion protection and more. IBM operates one of the world’s broadest security research and development, and delivery organizations.
Effectively using and managing information
has become critical to driving growth in areas
such as pursuing new business opportunities,
attracting and retaining customers, and
streamlining operations. In the era of big data,
you must accommodate a rapidly increasing
volume, variety and velocity of data while
extracting actionable business insight from that
data, faster than ever before.
These needs create a daunting array of
workload challenges and place tremendous
demands on your underlying IT infrastructure
and database systems. In many cases, these
systems are no longer up to the task—so it’s
time to make a decision. Do you use more staff
to keep up with the fixes, patches, add-ons and
continual tuning required to make your existing
systems meet performance goals, or move to a
new database solution so you can assign your
staff to new, innovative projects that move your