Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Mar 06, 2019
A cyber resilient enterprise is one that can prevent, detect, contain and recover from a myriad of serious threats against data, applications and IT infrastructure.
The Ponemon Institute and IBM surveyed more than 2,848 IT and IT security professionals from around the world and released the findings of the third annual study on the importance of cyber resilience for a strong security posture.
In this digital world, fast and reliable movement of digital
data, including massive sizes over global distances, is
becoming vital to business success across virtually every
industry. The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) that has
traditionally been the engine of this data movement, however, has
inherent bottlenecks in performance (Figure 1), especially for
networks with high, round-trip time (RTT) and packet loss, and most
pronounced on high-bandwidth networks. It is well understood that
these inherent “soft” bottlenecks arcaused by TCP’s AdditiveIncrease-Multiplicative-Decrease (AIMD) congestion avoidance
algorithm, which slowly probes the available bandwidth of the
network, increasing the transmission rate until packet loss is detected
and then exponentially reducing the transmission rate. However, it is
less understood that other sources of packet loss, such as losses due
to the physical network media, not associated with network
congestion equally reduce the transmission rate.
The Aspera FASP high speed transport platform is enabled to provide
high-performance secure WAN transport of files, directories, and other
large data sets to, from and between a number of leading third-party
cloud storage platforms. The implementation is an enhanced transport
stack and virtual file system layer in the Aspera server software that
allows for direct-to-object-storage transfer over the WAN using the FASP
protocol and the native I/O capabilities of the particular third-party file
system. The stack is available in all generally available Aspera server
software products and supports interoperable transfer with all generally
available Aspera client software
For years, executives have been automating for efficiency, freeing workers from repetitive
tasks, streamlining the back office and looking for cost savings. Now, they are exploring
intelligent automation to establish thinking processes—processes that communicate realtime insights to employees, customers and partners across an expanding ecosystem. The
ability to add intelligence to automation opens a new universe of possibilities that will have
a profound impact on the way organizations operate and the way work gets done. More than
anything else, intelligent automation will be a defining factor for the future workforce.
IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the potential ROI
enterprises may realize by implementing the IBM Automation Platform for
Digital Business. The purpose of this Total Economic Impact (TEI) study is
to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial
impact of the IBM Automation Platform for Digital Business on their
The convergence between new technologies - like AI, blockchain, intelligent sensors, and edge computing - have the potential to disrupt, transform and streamline traditional supply chain operations.
Join Supply Chain experts to learn:
- Successes and failures of manufacturer’s to-date
- Tips for selecting the best use case for your business
- Industry best-practices for applying AI and blockchain
One of the biggest changes facing organizations making purchasing and deployment decisions about
analytic databases — including relational data warehouses — is whether to opt for a cloud solution. A
couple of years ago, only a few organizations selected such cloud analytic databases. Today,
according to a 2016 IDC survey, 56% of large and midsize organizations in the United States have at
least one data warehouse or mart deploying in the cloud.
There can be no doubt that the architecture for analytics has evolved
over its 25-30 year history. Many recent innovations have had significant
impacts on this architecture since the simple concept of a single
repository of data called a data warehouse. First, the data warehouse
appliance (DWA), along with the advent of the NoSQL revolution, selfservice analytics, and other trends, has had a dramatic impact on the
traditional architecture. Second, the emergence of data science, realtime operational analytics, and self-service demands has certainly had
a substantial effect on the analytical architecture.
Security leaders across all industries face mounting
challenges. Cyberattacks are continually growing in
volume, complexity, and sophistication, and incident
response (IR) teams are pushed to the limit of their time,
skill, and resources. Additionally, the average Security
Operation Center (SOC) uses more than 75 different
security tools – making full visibility nearly impossible
and integrating those tools challenging as well.
The velocity of technology infrastructure change continues to accelerate, putting serious stress on Security Operations (SecOps). This has forced security folks to face the fact that operations has never really been their forte. That’s a bit harsh, but denial never helps address problems. The evidence is fairly strong that most organizations are pretty bad at security operations. How many high-profile breaches could have been avoided if one of many alerts was acted upon? How many attacks were made possible by not having properly patched servers or infrastructure? How many successful compromises resulted from human error?
Companies of all sizes have a critical need to match supply and demand as efficiently as possible, in order to quickly capture maximum demand at the lowest possible cost. This tutorial will walk you through a demand forecasting and planning solution that can help you deliver more accurate demand forecasts, optimized operations to satisfy demand, and a complete operational and financial plan that the business can use in practice.
In this tutorial, you will explore the following key capabilities:
Improve decision-making in a single workspace with IBM Planning Analytics
Deliver timely, reliable plans and forecasts with the addition of SPSS Modeler
Create optimal demand plans with the addition of IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio
The advantages blockchain can bring to the automotive ecosystem, both in facilitating
collaboration among participants and enabling capabilities for new mobility business
models, have gotten the attention of automotive executives. In addition to enabling a
single source of data, blockchain can facilitate device-to-device transactions, smart
contracts, and real-time processing and settlement. For the automotive industry, this
translates into improvements and operational efficiencies in areas such as supply chain
transparency, financial transactions between ecosystem participants, authenticating
access to cars, and customer experience and loyalty.
In September 2012, the New York City Board of Health approved
a measure to ban the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in
restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas and street carts in a first
of its kind restriction in the US. At the forefront of this measure
was Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The mayor noted that 6,000
New Yorkers die every year from obesity-related illness. Some
ethnic groups in the city have rates of overweight and obesity
approaching 70 percent of adults. African-American New Yorkers
are three times as likely, and Hispanic New Yorkers twice as likely,
as white New Yorkers to die from diabetes.1
Is this social policy
run amuck? Is it, as some have suggested, an infringement on
individual rights? Or is it simply recognition that health issues
cannot be treated in isolation from the many other factors that
affect an individual’s or a community’s health?
Society simply must change the way it serves its most vulnerable members. Service delivery models are outdated and constrained by budgets, organizational structures and legislation. Citizens aren’t getting what they need to become more self-sufficient and recover from hard times or significant events such as disasters. Government isn’t keeping up with the demand generated by the complex times we live in and agencies are stressed to the breaking point by current service expectations. Something different must be done to generate better outcomes. This action requires better engagement between government and citizens which can lead to more self-reliant individuals and lower demands and costs on government. In California, one county is tackling this challenge head on and has found a better way to serve their citizens.
Mobile marketing platforms facilitate direct marketing on mobile devices by enabling mobile campaign management and activation. These platforms can operate as stand-alone solutions; however, they typically integrate with, or operate alongside, CRM, location/data management, and multichannel marketing hub (MMH) or email marketing platforms. Regardless of how a mobile marketing platform gets deployed, the native or third-party analytics supporting its audience targeting, campaign sequencing, personalization and performance measurement capabilities form the foundation of this technology.
At IBM Watson Marketing, we believe deeply in this
practice and have dedicated a large effort to provide
some of this critical data to marketers.
The newest IBM Watson Marketing annual report of
marketing benchmarks is bigger and better than ever
with mobile marketing metrics data in addition to
email marketing metrics.
This year’s report includes traditional benchmark
metrics such as email marketing open, click-through
and unsubscribe rates, as well as email client and
device data and engagement/read rates. New
this year to the report are delivery and message
frequency metrics for SMS and open and clickthrough rates for mobile push messages.
Why Read This Report
In Forrester’s evaluation of the emerging market for
enterprise container platform (ECP) software suites,
we identified the eight most significant providers in
the category — Docker, IBM, Mesosphere, Pivotal,
Platform9, Rancher Labs, Red Hat, and SUSE —
and evaluated them. This report details our findings
about how well each vendor scored against 10
criteria and where they stand in relation to each
other. Enterprise architects can use this review to
select the right partner for their enterprise container
With the increasing complexity and volume of cyberattacks, organizations must have the capacity to adapt quickly and confidently under changing conditions. Accelerating incident response times to safeguard the organization's infrastructure and data is paramount. Achieving this requires a thoughtful plan- one that addresses the security ecosystem, incorporates security orchestration and automation, and provides adaptive workflows to empower the security analysts.
In the white paper "Six Steps for Building a Robust Incident Response Function" IBM Resilient provides a framework for security teams to build a strong incident response program and deliver organization-wide coordination and optimizations to accomplish these goals.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
Wie werden wir in 7 Jahren mit Unternehmen kommunizieren?
Gemeinsam mit seinen Partnern Genesys und IBM hat der der 2b AHEAD ThinkTank mit „Kundendialog 2025 – Der Dialog zwischen intelligenten Systemen“ eine wissenschaftliche Studie dazu veröffentlicht. Sie untersucht den Wandel im Kommunkationsverhalten von Kunden und arbeitet Strategien zur Vorbereitung auf gravierende Veränderungen im Bereich des Kundendialogs heraus.
Banking engagement is about to come full circle. Over the past few decades, banks have pushed customers to digital and self-service channels, with significant consequences. As customers take their transactions from the branches to the digital channels, banking has become less and less personal. Conversational Banking allows banks to have the best of both worlds as this always-on, personalized banking will be available at a fraction of the cost of relying on human agents alone. It is both instantaneous and personal. It feels intimate but is cost-effective. Read more to see how banks can start.
In our 26-criterion evaluation of API management
solutions providers, we identified the 15 most
significant ones — Axway, CA Technologies,
Google, IBM, Microsoft, MuleSoft, Oracle, Red
Hat, Rogue Wave Software, Sensedia, Software
AG, TIBCO Software, Torry Harris Business
Solutions, Tyk Technologies, and WSO2 — and
researched, analyzed, and scored them. This
report shows how each provider measures up
and helps application development and delivery
(AD&D) professionals make the right choice.
Supply chains are the lifeblood of a business,
impacting everything from the quality, delivery and
costs of an organization’s products and services, to
customer service and satisfaction, and ultimately
In an age of constant cyber threat, security for financial services firms must go beyond playing defense. Experts from IBM and the Federal Reserve explain what a culture of Digital Trust looks like and how to build it.
Wherever an organization is in the world today, it relies on IT in its quest to drive revenues,
improve profit margins, and service customers. Yet most small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs)
and government agencies select IT infrastructure solutions that drive higher costs and limit the
business' ability to respond to changes in the marketplace. This is driven by perceptions that
many IT executives running Linux and open source applications have regarding server platforms.