Sponsor: IBM Corporation

Cloud-based data backup: A buyer’s guide – How to choose a third-party provider for development, management of your data backup solution

Many IT executive view cloud computing as an attractive platform for data backup. They know cloud can help protect business-critical data and provide near-ubiquitous information access. But while having a cloud-based solution is valuable, developing one in-house is tricky. That's why many organizations want to contract with a third-party cloud provider for cloud-based data backup. Read this buyer's guide to learn how to choose a provider to suit your business needs.
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The Risks of Using Spreadsheets for Statistical Analysis

Spreadsheets are widely used for statistical analysis; and while they are incredibly useful tools, they are useful only to a certain point. When used for a task they're not designed to perform, or for a task at or beyond the limit of their capabilities, spreadsheets can actually be dangerous. This paper presents some points you should consider if you use, or plan to use, a spreadsheet to perform statistical analysis. It also describes an alternative that in many cases will be more suitable.
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DevOps: Why IT Operations Managers Should Care About the Cloud

The cloud holds the power to transform and redefine development and operations—a process that is becoming known as DevOps. This IBM-sponsored, Frost & Sullivan IBM executive brief defines DevOps and examines how the new process can benefit IT operations by streamlining the end-to-end process and ongoing management of applications.
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Building a Successful Roadmap to the Cloud

Developing a roadmap for your cloud strategy doesn't have to be daunting. It just takes a little planning, homework and collaboration. Read this IBM-sponsored white paper from Frost & Sullivan to learn about the steps involved in building a cloud roadmap and the value provided by IBM and its partners.
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Cognos Express: How Analytics Make Midsize Companies More Profitable

While many large enterprises have adopted analytics technologies such as business intelligence (BI), performance management (PM), and predictive analytics, misperceptions about costs and risk have caused small and midsize companies to embrace these technologies far more slowly. See how investing in analytics tools can improve operating results by enabling managers to make decisions that are more fact based and data driven.
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Paths to Success: How to Make Business Analytics Work for the Midmarket

Large enterprises have long had access to Business Intelligence (BI) in various forms – analytics software integrated with accounting, process automation, sales force management, and other systems, that provide reporting to stakeholders appropriate to each function. Until recently, BI solutions for the midmarket were stymied by economics: enterprise solutions were too cost-intensive and required too much lengthy and difficult integration with companion systems and data-sources. Worse, as use of these systems evolved, it often turned out that valuable IT resources were required to maintain BI systems and their integrations, and create a myriad of custom reports needed by all the key stakeholders.
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MFT Center of Excellence

This paper provides a strategic, customer-centric approach to managing your organization’s file transfer infrastructure via the realignment of file transfer technology and support organizations into an MFT COE.
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Mission Impossible, Solved: How to manage the explosive growth of unstructured data in your enterprise

Enterprise IT managers are tasked with the mission to solve for the vast explosion of business data. As business data continues its relentless growth, building complex, tiered storage architectures is no longer practical. It has been nearly impossible to keep ahead of the explosion of data, until now. Attend this webcast and join storage industry expert, David Vellante, as he leads a discussion with IBM and IBM Ecosystem partner, Nirvanix, on how to solve for the explosion of today's unstructured data in the enterprise.
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IBM SmartCloud Enterprise 2.0: Beyond Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS)

Cloud computing represents a game-changing technology shift for innovative companies looking to rethink and reinvent business. This session will be a practical guide designed to help IT Managers, Architects, and System Designers evaluate and move projects to the Cloud without compromising security, reliability, or control. Part of the IBM SmartCloud family, this webcast will focus on how organizations large and small can use IBM SmartCloud Enterprise to: • Realize measurable time and cost savings on your IT projects • Leverage certified IBM and BP software from our Cloud • Get a detailed overview of recent SmartCloud Enterprise product and service enhancements
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Big Data on the Cloud: A better path to deeper business insight

There are no hotter topics in IT today than big data and cloud computing. Big data brings with it a fundamental shift in how IT can impact business. In this webcast, you’ll learn about how to: • Create affordable and flexible cloud services • Develop meaningful, best-in-class data analytic capabilities • Harness real intelligence from your structured and unstructured data sources
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Leveraging The Cloud For Business Resilience

The cloud has recently come of age as a reliable, secure and cost-effective alternative for achieving a truly resilient business. But developing a cloud-based business continuity and resiliency plan can be challenging. Read this white paper to learn the steps organizations can take now to begin implementing a plan for cloud-based business resiliency.
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The Value of Smarter Datacenter Services

This paper provides an overview of how IT organizations can optimize across the entire life cycle of their datacenters and build a strong foundation for future IT operations. Opportunities for optimization remain strong, including increasing efficiency on both the IT side and the facilities side, improving user support and protection, and increasing the flexibility of the datacenter to be more responsive to the business.
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