Managing The Total Cost Of Ownership Of Business Intelligence

Take a close look at the factors that drive total cost of ownership (TCO) for business intelligence. Learn how your organization can position itself to deliver a cost-effective business intelligence solution that meets your user community's thirst for information, addresses new data sources, and offers the lowest TCO.
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IBM Case Study: Dar Al-Handasah engineers smart solution to data growth challenge

With storage needs doubling every few years, Dar Al-Handasah needed to rationalize and optimize its storage infrastructure. Performance, capacity, cost and ease of management needed to be addressed. The solution deployed two IBM Storwize V7000 storage systems with built-in tools for data migration, thin provisioning and auto data tiering; virtualized legacy storage systems within the V7000 environment. The benefit Backups run 25% percent faster; increased performance of existing storage; cut floor space requirements by 75%; improved efficiency of capacity utilization; delayed investments in extra capacity.
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Data ready infrastructure for business analytics

Businesses globally are challenged to innovate while managing an unprecedented rate of growth. Digital data was up by 48% from 2011 amounting to an astonishing 2.7 zettabytes in 2012, and big data can increase data volume by two to three times. The real value of data lies in the insights revealed through Smarter Analytics which can help you make better, faster decisions and automate processes. It's not a surprise that CIO's are ranking Analytics as the #1 factor contributing to an organization's competitiveness. Organizations that embrace analytics are more than two times as likely to outperform their peers, have 33% more revenue growth and twelve times more profit growth. IT infrastructure is key to a successful analytics solution implementation. Efficient storage is required not only to house data but to fully enable the extraction of actionable insights at the point of impact. IBM Storage solutions provide data ready infrastructure that allow you shared access to trustworthy information, deliver actionable insights on operational data, and to provide maximum availability of business insights. IBM's Storwize family is data ready storage. The Storwize family has helped numerous clients become data ready by offering scalable growth at their own pace, and storage efficiency capabilities to maximize optimization all while providing a resilient infrastructure base."
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Reinventing Antivirus: How cloud architecture and behavior recognition are changing the security game and making traditional antivirus obsolete

Traditional Antivirus is Becoming Obsolete. Have you seen a lot of articles and blog posts with titles like "Is Antivirus Dead?" If so, there is a good reason: Traditional signature-based antivirus technology is rapidly heading toward obsolescence. But there are new approaches that can make antivirus effective and practical again. Here we will look at three of them: Client/cloud architecture; Behavior recognition; and Journaling and rollback.
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Closing the Circle: How to get manageable endpoint, mobile device and web security together

In this white paper we will discuss: Why traditional endpoints and mobile devices require overlapping (but not identical) security solutions; How to enhance the protection of all endpoints by adding web security; Why today's threats require that endpoint protection and mobile device protection activities be moved to the cloud; and how Webroot makes it easy to "close the circle" by managing endpoint protection.
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Marienhospital Stuttgart finds the cure to escalating volumes of data

"The need To improve patient care, Marienhospital Stuttgart wanted to extend the use of modern medical equipment and provide a single source of patient data. Both aims necessitated more storage capacity. The solution Marienhospital Stuttgart deployed a virtualized storage solution based on IBM technology to meet escalating data storage requirements and facilitate the deployment of new medical imaging equipment. The benefit Provides the data storage capacity and performance to support new imaging equipment, boosting service to patients. Keeps hospital systems running even if the hardware fails, eliminating downtime."
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Total Economic Impact Study of IBM Storwize V7000 by Forrester

IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by deploying Storwize V7000. This study illustrates the potential financial impact of using Storwize V7000 as a disk system and also to virtualize existing storage assets. The risk-adjusted ROI described in the study is 150% with a breakeven point (payback period) of only 15 months after deployment.
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IBM Storwize V7000 vs EMC VNX5500 Storage Systems

This white paper focuses on Edison's Competitive Management Cost Study (CMCS) methodology for IBM Storwize V7000 and EMC VNX5500. The results of Edison's research show that administering the IBM Storwize V7000 system using its management interface is 34 percent less time-consuming in weighted workday savings and 31 percent less complex than managing an EMC VNX5500 system using the Unisphere software interface.
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