Three imperatives for advancing product and systems development

Organizations developing products and systems in industries such as automotive, aerospace and defense, medical devices and consumer electronics are undergoing a transformation driven by the rapid growth in functionality delivered by software and electronics. This paper outlines an approach for using this shift to gain a competitive advantage.
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SIEM & Compliance: 10 Ways to Build a Better Big Data Security Strategy

The age of siloed data collection and databases is over. The explosion of data in the enterprise - coupled with the three-prong advance of cloud computing, social media, and mobile - is changing the rate and the amount of data organizations and their IT departments collect. With all this data comes increased security risks. Most IT departments are running data security plans that were designed for the age of in-house, on-premise databases. In short, those data security plans are now seriously out of date.

This IT Manager's Journal tackles the security and compliance challenges posed by Big Data in the age of social media, mobile and the cloud. Learn how to build a better Big Data security strategy that will better manage risk, ensure proper compliance, and secure your organization's sensitive data. Learn 10 ways you and your IT group can start to protect big data today.

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How does IBM deliver cloud security?

Cloud computing offers new possibilities and new security challenges. These challenges range from governance, through to securing application and infrastructure. Fundamentally it is important to be able to assure the security of these new models in order to build trust and confidence. IBM has extensive experience of delivering in shared environments, a common characteristic of cloud. This experience ranges from managed services, through to infrastructure as a service and platform as a service. This paper introduces IBM's approach to delivering cloud security for infrastructure services.
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Security and high availability in cloud computing environments

This white paper discusses security and availability-related challenges in cloud computing environments. In particular, the paper introduces the business-driven IBM Security in a more holistic approach. The paper also takes a closer look at the shared security responsibilities that exist between consumer and provider. Finally the paper investigates high availability concerns and demonstrates how to help improve the resilience of your virtual servers in a cloud computing environment.
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IBM Analytic Answers for Retail Purchase Analysis and Offer Targeting

Many small and midsize retailers could benefit from using advanced analytics to understand their customers better and improve promotions but are daunted by the prospect. They are aware that advanced analytics can help retailers turn purchase data into retail excellence. However, they perceive that advanced analytics requires massive infrastructure changes, expensive software licenses, analytics expertise, long lead times and major upfront capital expenses.
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The real-world use of big data

This study highlights the phases of the big data journey, the objectives and challenges of midsize organizations taking the journey, and the current state of the technology that they are using to drive results. It also offers a pragmatic course of action for midsize companies to take as they dive into this new era of computing.
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Seven Steps for Building a Compelling MFT Business Case

Putting together a business case does not rank high on the list of favorite activities for many IT executives. But given the recent emphasis on governance and fiscal responsibility, the ability to put together a compelling business case is now essential to getting new projects funded. This white paper offers guidance on how to build a business case to justify a managed file transfer initiative.
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9 Steps to Building a Business Case for B2B Integration

Justifying a strategic B2B initiative that reaches beyond the organization's four walls is especially critical. It encompasses integration of your major information systems to give your company the secure foundation needed to collaborate effectively with customers, partners, and suppliers. With so much at stake, the business case will come under rigorous scrutiny from senior executives and business managers at your company. Fortunately, you can significantly increase your chances of approval if you follow these nine steps.
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10 Ways to Boost Computing Performance in Midsize Organizations

With the growing demand for faster business applications and the rapid spread of technology trends like Big Data, computing performance has never been more important. The challenges for midsize businesses are even greater. With fewer resources, IT teams in midmarket organizations need to be able to deliver mission-critical applications at full-horsepower to employees. They also need to be able to do more with less -- more computing power with fewer servers, smaller teams and leaner budgets. This IT Managers' Journal delivers 10 ways IT managers and data center professionals in midsize organizations can deliver more computing power to meet the promises they have made. Topics covered include Linux servers, IBM Power Systems, SAP applications and business systems, a real-world case study showcasing the benefits of replacing underperforming servers, Big Data, techniques for better server management and more. Download this exclusive IT Managers' Journal and learn how to get more out of your data centers today.
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IBM Omni-Channel Digital Experiences

"Organizations have always looked for better ways to reach, communicate, and engage seamlessly with customers, vendors, suppliers and employees. More often than not, this entails jumping from device to device in the course of a single interaction and organizations look for consistency in delivery of contents across touch points. Learn how IBM's portfolio enables leading organizations to provide a framework to build and maintain multichannel digital experiences that put them ahead of the competition".
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Engage customers by delivering personalized digital experiences

This paper highlights the many benefits that IBM Exceptional Digital Experience, together with IBM's Marketing Optimization solution, that organizations can harness to deliver a unique and personalized digital experience. IBM Exceptional Digital Experience and IBM Marketing Optimization solution can help organizations differentiate their digital brand; reach customers and prospects across nearly any channel; deliver tailored, relevant messages; and easily launch and schedule marketing campaigns. Real-time customer insights and analytics woven into these two solutions maximize ROI for digital channels and marketing investments.
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