Sponsor: IBM Corporation

IT Quality Health Assessment

This two minute survey consists of ten questions to assess your software quality environment. When complete you will receive custom recommendations that you can view and print out to help plan your QA strategy; complete with next steps, and thought leadership guidance and papers.
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Software Development Open Source Assessment Tool

"Open source software is found in nearly every enterprise nowadays and it has been proven to be a viable choice for some software development projects. But don't let it's low (or zero) acquisition cost lull you into making a decision, without first spending some time determining if it's truly the right choice for your organization or project. Take just a few minutes answering some questions to see if there are other considerations that you should investigate first. IMT Program notes: this tool is used within the ALM and Agile Buyer's Agenda in various Buyer's Journey GTM kits, also in Science of Nurture."
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Service Virtualization for Dummies book

Discover service virtualization and how it fits into the big picture of software quality. In this book, Service Virtualization For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition written by industry analysts Marcia Kaufman and Judith Hurwitz, learn how to deliver higher quality software by increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing processes while reducing testing downtime and testing cost.
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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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IBM Ready Pack for Cloud: Helping SMBs Manage Growth and Costs

Virtualized infrastructure deployment has become an integral discussion within most dynamic IT environments, where shrinking budgets and overtaxed IT staff members are the norm, regardless of organizational size and complexity. A private cloud is a combination of virtualization and management software, physical servers, storage and networking hardware. Physical resources in the cloud are virtualized into pools of shared resources that IT can use to deliver capacity on demand to the business. The IBM Ready Pack for Cloud enables small and medium businesses (SMBs) to achieve operational efficiencies and faster time to market. This solution empowers small IT staff to rapidly deliver a virtualization infrastructure, manage multiple workloads across the cloud, and increase overall business efficiencies.
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Reduce costs and improve manageability with an IBM System x NAS solution

IBM® System x® servers, powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, offer the efficiency, simplicity and performance that will fit both your needs and your budget. Read this solution brief to discover how System x servers, preloaded with Microsoft® Windows Storage Server, offer a complete solution that is easy to manage, reduces risk and gives you better insight into your data, so you can focus valuable IT resources on your core business goals instead of time consuming administrative tasks.

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