Storage: Economics Remains Crucial

IT managers and industry experts talk a lot about performance and capacity, but those are often only replacement terms for the real issue: economics. Storage decisions are only necessary because of economics -- otherwise all data would be stored in main memory. With the data avalanche always looming and growing, two key trends are critical: simply storing less, and then tiering or caching what is ultimately stored.
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SharePoint In The Cloud: Environment Management and Complex Application Integration

SharePoint comes with collaboration capabilities that allow organizations to address their business needs. Unfortunately, SharePoint's advantages come with a number of challenges and pain points. Combining SharePoint with Skytap Cloud eliminates many challenges, especially those related to dev/test. Download the white paper to learn more about how we make SharePoint development and testing easier.
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Accelerate Software Development with DevOps and Hybrid Cloud

Agile methodologies give development and test teams the ability to build software at a faster rate than ever before. Combining DevOps with hybrid cloud architectures give teams not just the principles, but also the technology necessary to achieve their goals. By combining hybrid cloud and DevOps:

- IT departments maintain control, visibility, and security
- Dev/test teams remain agile and collaborative
- Organizational barriers are broken down
- Innovation and automation can thrive

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Cloud-Enabled Software Development and Testing: Putting the Agile into the Infrastructure

Great software has changed our world. In order to thrive in today's market, your organization must be more innovative than ever before. Agile development enables teams to build better software faster, but development teams are often limited by inelastic resources. To be truly agile, dev/test teams require elastic, automated, self-service resources that work with on-premise infrastructure. Download this white paper to learn more.
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Next-Generation Application Security

Today's high performance applications demand clean, efficient and secure code. Regardless of whether you and your team develop in C/C++, Java or C#, your code needs to be both reliable and secure. In years past, most development teams worried about the cleanliness of their code, but they rarely worried about code security. And if they did look out for security, it was often not during the development process. Learn how software development teams are turning analysis and code review into a holistic process that combines code verification and efficiency with security and other processes into one, streamlined system. Learn how this streamlined software development process can help boost the security and reliability of your code while making the work of development easier and more efficient.
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Simplify and consolidate data protection for better business results

Is your storage management solution making your life easier or more difficult? In a world where 32 percent of IT budgets are eaten up by labor costs, storage is one of the main culprits: today's storage solutions often require additional expert administration due to their complexity and the sheer volume of data being handled. With the right storage management solution in place, you can take steps to manage complexity and free up more of your budget to go where it's really needed. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center is a next-generation graphical user interface that provides advanced visualization, built-in analytics, and integrated workflow automation features that leapfrog traditional backup user interfaces, dramatically simplifying the backup administration process.
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Save your Data while Saving your Budget: Bottom-line benefits of Cloud-Connected™ Backup and Recovery

How can you improve data protection in your organization while reducing your overall budget? Simply, with a cloud-connected (hybrid) backup and recovery strategy that helps you move from a capital-intensive backup model to a pay-as-you go structure that provides better data security in day-to-day operations and faster recovery if disaster strikes.

Join presenters Eric Jewett, Microsoft Worldwide Director, Windows Azure Enterprise Strategy, and David A. Chapa, EVault Chief Technology Evangelist, to learn how cloud-connected can help your IT organization do more with less.

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Building a Better Network Security Strategy

In today's global, always-on world, network security is crucial. Enterprises need to ensure that employees accessing their networks are secure at all times. A comprehensive network security solution needs to include a number of factors, including network reliability, resources for managing the network, network features and functions, and full integration. This Slashdot Pulse offers insight into IT professionals who currently manage network security, giving readers a glimpse into real-word security plans and tactics.
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Surviving the technical security crisis

As new threats emerge every day, the need for qualified security staff is growing. But there aren't enough people with technical security skills to go around. That gap is leaving organizations exposed. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by IBM, 92% of security leaders said that staffing issues contribute to heightened levels of risk.
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The evolution of business resiliency management

A white paper details IBM's approach to planning, managing and executing business resilience and continuity across six defined layers of resilience. It also covers recent trends and best practices used in today's evolving business resiliency management programs, as well as IBM's portfolio of business continuity and resiliency services.
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The flexible workplace: Unlocking value in the “bring your own device” era

Flexible workplace forward thinkers are reporting productivity increases and cost decreases of 20% or more. Learn to achieve these benefits for your business by downloading the IBM executive report Achieving success with a flexible workplace: Forward thinkers' best practices to enhance productivity, spur innovation and reduce costs. The report contains findings from a recent IBM survey covering user mobility, user support, collaboration and security.
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The role of the network in cloud computing

For a network that better supports your cloud and brings the most value possible to your business, its design has to be considered in the early stages of cloud planning. Read the white paper "Networking for cloud computing" to discover specific networking considerations for public, private and hybrid clouds.
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Under Cloud Cover – How leaders are accelerating competitive differentiation

"According to a survey by the IBM Center for Applied Insights and Oxford Economics, business leaders are becoming increasingly focused on the business value of cloud. Although the participant's cloud strategies differ in terms of scope, platform and delivery models, the chief takeaway from the survey is that cloud is not just about cutting costs and driving efficiency - cloud fuels growth."
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IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems

The IBM SmartCloud™ Entry on Power Systems™ solution provides a cost-competitive, entry-level private cloud solution that helps speed time to value of your service deployments on your IBM Power Systems servers.
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