Not all data is created equal, however, and deriving business value from information dispersed over many different sources means integrating, analyzing and optimizing heterogeneous types and sources of information throughout its lifecycle. Find out how, when deployed together in the same environment, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center, IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager deliver the core technologies need to help customers tier their storage based on classes of service.
Organizations must adapt more rapidly than ever before - which means that they must align their IT environments with their business goals and deliver information on demand, when and where it is needed. In this white paper, the experts at IBM discuss how your company can meet this need for information on demand with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), a business-centric approach to IT architecture that supports integration through linked, repeatable business tasks or services.
One of the biggest hurdles that enterprises face is a lack of trust in IT’s ability to deliver business value. While a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) can sort things out by making systems more flexible and agile, this is only part of the answer. What’s missing is an effective model for engaging consistently with business teams throughout the whole lifecycle of IT investments.
In highly competitive markets, technologies that save time and money earn top consideration. Until now, XML Web Services, often touted for their ability to create business value, has been left off the short list for implementation. In this case study you’ll see how RouteOne LLC redefined the credit application process for automobile dealers and their customers using XML Web Services technologies.
Large corporations can weather sudden changes in today's volatile markets, but change is a greater challenge for mid-sized companies. However, you can grow even in disruptive and emerging markets if your business systems and data storage can adapt. This IBM white paper includes case studies that show you how systems can spur growth in times of change.
IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey 300 business and IT leaders from US and UK to determine the level of common understanding and alignment between business and IT groups on key issues related to impact of their existing processes on operational efficiency and business innovation and how BPM and SOA could improve the overall value their business processes deliver.
This executive level brochure provides the strategy behind Information on Demand (IOD), the 5 entry points to IOD and includes a summary of the 2008, information market analyst Ovum’s independent evaluation of IBM's Information On Demand initiative which declared IBM to be at the "vanguard of the unified information management revolution." In this brochure customers will also learn how to optimize their business and create a sustainable competitive advantage.
Is your current data warehouse meeting the needs of your business? Take this self-assessment quiz to understand how optimized, simple and flexible your solution is today and learn what next steps are recommended to establish a warehouse solution that can easily grow with your demands and bring greater business value.
Does your business need to safeguard information, keep auditors and regulators satisfied, and improve data quality? Data governance is the answer. This informative video outlines the latest challenges and best practices in data governance. IBM data governance solutions help businesses with:• Audit and reporting • Data architecture/infrastructure • Data quality • Information lifecyle management • Metadata/business glossaries • Organizational design/development • Policy/risk management • Security/privacy/compliance • Stewardship/value creation
Many dashboards have limitations that can make it difficult for businesses to provide value beyond the executive level. But with IBM portals, you can create a foundation to build more effective active dashboards. This executive brief shows how next-generation dashboards can provide a competitive advantage by helping improve flexibility and decision-making.
Many of your customers prefer doing business with you online. They go to your Web sites to learn about your products and services, to find products and/or services that address their needs, to configure and price the products and/or service s that they’d like to buy, and to purchase those products and/or services. They also set up and manage accounts with you. When those customers are consumers, we call these activities B2C (business to consumer) ecommerce.
This Webcast is brought to you by Manufacturing Business Technology, PTC, IBM. It addresses what Companies recognize as the market trends that are driving the need for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and how PLM is delivered with alternative business scenarios. Key speakers are Jim Brown, President and analyst of Tech-Clarity Inc, Tom Shoemaker, VP of Solutions Marketing for PTC, and Naseem Rao, Global Solutions Executive for IBM.
Read the white paper to see how IBM Lotus Notes and Domino software empowers users to take action, create and share knowledge and collaborate with teams. And discover how this new kind of desktop application, leveraged from 20 years of leadership can help deliver an enhanced user experience, drive greater business value and boost IT performance.
This white paper outlines the advantages of WebSphere Portal for System z software and provides essential information to those considering adding Web-facing workloads on their mainframe hardware. Also, with these WebSphere Portal for System z options, IBM illustrates its ongoing commitment to mainframe computing and underscores the business value that remains inherent in the System z platform. Learn more today!
Practically every CIO office is focused on quickly exploiting opportunities to drive value for the business. Decisions about seamlessly integrated and personalized portal infrastructures with high operational efficiencies are top of mind. Through agile and unique online experiences, portals bring together applications, information sources and people – in the contexts of role and associated business processes – on the Web and across the value chain. Additionally, they increase talent effectiveness and productivity while lowering costs, and they drive value chain agility and customer advocacy.
In today's business climate, IT organizations need to demonstrate their ability to add value. This white paper from Macehiter Ward-Dutton - an IT advisory firm that specializes in issues of IT-business alignment
What do the new ITIL® standards mean for a small business? This view into ITIL best practices in service management shows how you can maximize the business value of your technology. With an adaptable approach, aligning IT operations with business goals to achieve desired results for customers.
IDC studied 14 mobile and fixed-line service providers that implemented Tivoli Netcool and found that IBM Tivoli Netcool can help in big ways. It reduces costs by improving operational efficiencies and still allows you to deliver a high-quality custom management.
In the white paper, "Shopper Advocacy: Building Consumer Trust in the New Economy," you'll learn the results of a survey of 30,000 U.S. retail consumers, conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value.
his executive level brochure provides the strategy behind Information on Demand (IOD), the 5 entry points to IOD and includes a summary of the 2008, information market analyst Ovum's independent evaluation of IBM's Information On Demand initiative which declared IBM to be at the "vanguard of the unified information management revolution."
Find and solve performance problems without adding costs
IBM InfoSphere Optim puts performance management in the spotlight! Optim solutions are designed to deploy quickly and easily out of the box for immediate benefit. Business-value assessment services are also available to help you design a custom solution - complete with full financial analysis.
Either way, you can realize immediate ROI interms of cost and performance if you keep performance-management best practices in mind.
Built on IBM's market-leading business rules management system and enhanced with capabilities for detecting time-based events, this offering drives more responsive actions to business opportunities or risk conditions, increasing the value of each customer, partner and internal interaction.