The software edge: How effective software development and delivery drives competitive advantage

The IBM Global CEO study found today's business leaders rank technology as the most important external force that will impact their organizations. A 2013 Institute for Business Value (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.

Learn how organizations that leverage effective software development can help close the execution gap and gain competitive advantage.
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Security Intelligence Can Deliver Value Beyond Expectations And Needs To Be Prioritized

First-generation security intelligence and security incident and event management products have promised a lot, but some of these tools require considerable resources to manage the solution. The growth in security-as-a-service offerings, however, offers an opportunity for information security teams to follow the path successfully laid by many other IT departments. Read this white paper, "Security intelligence can deliver value beyond expectations and needs to be prioritized" for an overview of market adoption of security-as-a-service.
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Preventing security risks in real time

The growth of cloud, mobility, social business and big data mean that botnets, credit card theft, cyber criminals and other external threats pose increasing risk to business continuity, financial stability and brand reputation. Read the white paper, "Preventing security risks in real time", to learn how this new reality is forcing the evolution of organizations' defenses to become more intelligent-using global analytics to scale visibility across broad data sets, both diverse and complementary, in real time.
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Responding to and recovering from sophisticated attacks

We all know how major security incidents can affect a company's data, networks and corporate brand. We also know that sophisticated attacks, designed to gain continuous access to critical information or to cause damage in critical infrastructure, are becoming more severe, more frequent and more costly. Read this white paper "Responding to-and recovering from-sophisticated security attacks" to learn proactive steps that you can take now to help keep your organization safe: prioritize your business objectives and set your risk tolerance; protect your organization with a proactive security plan; prepare your response to the inevitable sophisticated attack and promote and support a culture of security awareness.
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Virtualizing disaster recovery using cloud computing

Nobody likes to think about disaster recovery. But even with a flat IT budget, you need to have seamless failover and failback of critical business applications. Read this white paper to learn how cloud-based business resilience can provide cost effective alternatives to traditional disaster recovery.
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The case for cloud based disaster recovery

In an around-the clock business world, you need nearly instantaneous failover and failback of your critical applications. Otherwise, you risk business losses and brand damage in the event of disruption or disaster. But how can you improve your existing disaster recovery operations? Read this brochure to learn how the power of cloud technologies can help you increase recovery speed, reliability and scalability.
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The Risks of “Do It Yourself” Disaster Recovery

Are you considering in house disaster recovery management? In the last five years, many companies have. But did you know that without the proper resources in place, managing disaster recovery yourself can put a strain on your budget, your staff and your disaster preparedness? Read this IBM-Forrester global study "The Risks of Do It Yourself Disaster Recovery" to learn the critical components that make a disaster recovery strategy successful, and the key questions you need to ask before bringing disaster recovery in-house.
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Develop an intelligent disaster recovery solution with cloud technologies

If you are unhappy with the state of your current disaster recovery operations, IBM is offering a must read Q and A. In this interview, IBM cloud experts share their insights on how cloud computing can provide nearly instantaneous failover and failback of critical business applications. This type of speedy recovery keeps your organization running in the event of disaster or disruption, limiting the risk of business losses and brand damage. You'll also learn about the value of IBM SmartCloud Virtualized Server Recovery, and how it can benefit organizations ranging from large enterprises to small businesses.
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5 Ways To Solidify Your APM Strategy With SaaS

SaaS-based APM solutions with operational analytics are dramatically simplifying the optimization of enterprise applications.

Analytics-Driven APM solutions delivered via the cloud can pave the way for faster, smarter and more profitable application management.

Download this whitepaper and learn how an analytics-driven approach to SaaS APM can provide unparalleled end-to-end application visibility.

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The ServiceNow Service Automation Platform

Learn how savvy enterprises, like Tickets.com, Verisign and Omnicare, use ServiceNow as a platform to enable business users to rapidly create applications with IT's full guidance and support. During this webinar, you will discover how ServiceNow is enabling organizations to increase their competitive agility, user satisfaction and productivity, all while enhancing IT's value to the business.
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Hitting Your Targets with Service Catalog

Providing a good online shopping experience starts with understanding customer needs and expectations in order to deliver suitable goods and services. Employees expect a similar experience with a Service Catalog. An effective business service catalog captures employee needs and communicates negotiated service offerings and service level agreements. However, hitting service level targets requires more than just listing services. It's essential to provide an automated self-service portal and open communication.
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Software Asset Management

Unauthorized software, painful software license compliance audits, long fulfillment times, limited visibility, unaccountability... if these issues sound familiar, you are not alone. These are real challenges faced by many IT organizations - with serious consequences if not properly addressed. During our Software Asset Management webinar you will learn how having asset, configuration and other service management processes together in one system of record provides the control and visibility you need to overcome these challenges.
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Fall in Love with Configuration Management

A robust configuration management database (CMDB) is the heart of a successful service knowledge management system. It is the faithful source of configuration details and relationships people rely on to manage services throughout their lifecycle. Like personal relationships, building and maintaining an effective CMDB is a commitment that requires care and attention to get the best value.
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