The Future of IT: A Customer First Approach

IT is embracing this new world of consumerized technology with a focus on its own employees as internal customers. Explore how customer-first policies can make use of social, mobile and cloud technologies to give workers the freedom and flexibility they desire to drive company productivity. Please download the white paper for more information.
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Cloud benefits for the IT Service Management Market

Analysts predict that soon, half of all new IT service desk tools will be adopted as cloud-based services. While shifting to an on-demand model can be a complex decision that requires organizations to carefully assess the potential impact on business operations, a growing number of companies are clearly finding the move worthwhile.

This paper explores the reasons for the rapid growth of cloud-based IT service management (ITSM) solutions and the benefits they offer for enterprises.

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Connecting the clouds: Best Practices for Integrating IT Service Management

With software as a service (SaaS) you are integrating an external service, hosted by an external party, with your internal systems. The SaaS integration is a matter of connecting the clouds and well-articulated interfaces defining the data that is traveling back and forth. With the right integration strategy SaaS integration can be simple, straightforward, and easy. Moreover, it can position your IT organization to effectively leverage SaaS and migrate from one SaaS solution to another to avoid vendor lock-in. Read this informative white paper to understand the things to consider when developing your integration strategy.
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The Perfect Combo: ITIL, ITSM and Social Media

What happens when you take best practices for IT service management (ITSM), add technology to support those practices, and then throw social media into the mix? BMC explores how best-in-class organizations are leveraging these to drive user satisfaction and organizational success. Download the white paper now.
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Facing your OS or mail server’s end of life? Google can help.

In April 2014, countless businesses around the world will stop receiving critical support and updates for their operating system or mail server. If your company is among them, there are steps you can take to minimize security risks while you formulate a lasting solution. During our live "Hangout on Air", we'll offer some basic advice and explore how Google can help you ride out this tricky phase - and avoid the same predicament a few years down the line.
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Happy Users, Happier IT: A Dream World Becomes Reality

Connected people are accustomed to convenience and simplicity when they use technology. To stay productive at work, they demand faster, easier access to IT services, wherever they are. BMC Software meets the changing demands of service delivery with a new approach to IT self-service. MyIT gives users everything they need - all from one simple, intuitive app. A world can exist where users help themselves and you spend more time on strategic IT initiatives. Try MyIT today!
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What Does Friction Between Business and IT Cost your Organization?

"Exploring Business and IT Friction: Myths and Realities", outlines key issues that cause friction between business users and IT, such as:

- Gaps in customer satisfaction and the perceived value of services

- Inadequate IT support, which decreases productivity and revenue

- Lack of communication and ownership in how business users and IT work together to identify service levels and technology needs

See what 900 business and IT professionals had to say and get recommendations for change.

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Cloud benefits for the IT service management market

Analysts predict that soon, half of all new IT service desk tools will be adopted as cloud-based services. While shifting to an on-demand model can be a complex decision, requiring organizations to assess carefully the potential impact on their business operations, a growing number of companies are clearly finding the move worthwhile. This paper explores the reasons for the rapid growth of cloud-based IT service management (ITSM) solutions and the benefits they offer for enterprises.
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Market Overview: SaaS IT Service Management Tools

The availability of SaaS ITSM tools offers new options for IT infrastructure & operations teams - but this new type of solution isn't a panacea. You'll still need to base your decision on the needs of your customers and your organization, and ask focused questions about areas such as ease of upgrade and total cost of ownership. To realize the full potential of SaaS to deliver technology services better, faster, and cheaper, you may also have to make new investments in people and process. This Forrester Research-market overview provides guidance to help you remain grounded and well-informed when considering the potential of SaaS for ITSM. Overviews of 21 SaaS ITSM vendors and 23 tools classified by target markets help you understand the available options.
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Master the Service Catalog Solution Landscape In 2013

Successful IT organizations today go beyond just keeping the lights on - they partner with the business to achieve broader goals. To fulfill this more strategic role, IT must shift their focus from technology implementation to the support, delivery, and operations of services to address specific business needs. A well-defined, business-centric service catalog can serve as the lynchpin of this approach, providing a strategic control point for the business to enable visibility, agility, and control. To date, though, few service catalogs have evolved beyond simple descriptions of IT capabilities and services. This report by Forrester Research, Inc. examines the crucial role of the service catalog for enabling business success, and how IT leaders can best realize its benefits.
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A SaaS-First Approach to Application Portfolio Management

A variety of IT research organizations predicted that by 2014 SaaS products would account for more than 40 percent of all new software sales. By any reasonable measure, SaaS is now considered to be an acceptable and, in some cases, a desirable means of supporting a company's business operations. Download this informative white paper to learn benefits of taking a SaaS-first approach to application portfolio management within ITSM.
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Keep Users Happy by Integrating IT Operations and IT Support

The popularity of bringing your own device to work (BYOD), and interactions with social media, users are expecting and demanding far more in terms of IT support. They want services to be available when and where they need them. They want to accomplish their tasks as quickly as possible. And, when they have problems, they expect IT to fix them right then and there. In short, they want a positive experience in all their interactions with IT. Download this informative white paper to learn how to keep users happy by integrating IT Operations and IT Support.
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Connecting the clouds: Best Practices for Integrating IT Service Management

With software as a service (SaaS) you are integrating an external service, hosted by an external party, with your internal systems. The SaaS integration is a matter of connecting the clouds and well articulated interfaces defining the data that is traveling back and forth. With the right integration strategy, SaaS integration can be simple, straightforward, and easy. Moreover, it can position your IT organization to effectively leverage SaaS and migrate from one SaaS solution to another to avoid vendor lock-in. Read this information white paper to understand the things to consider when developing your integration strategy.
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Modernize your IBM i projects with Rational Software and ARCAD-Rational Power Pack

In order to optimize the return on your investment in IBM i application development, test and support environment, you need to address the immediate requirements of operational efficiency and quality, as well as longer-term issues such as skills retention and application modernization. IBM i development teams work in a highly specialized environment, and ARCAD's intelligent tools for application analysis, integration and deployment can help serve as important elements for your overall strategy.
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IBM Lets You Have it Your Way – Enhanced Storwize V3700

Today's small and midsized data centers need to provide the same seamless delivery of IT services as the ones of major enterprises. With Storwize V3700, IBM has tailored one system specifically to address the block storage needs of the smaller data center, with functions derived from IBM's high-end storage platforms. This paper shows how the innovative and enhanced Storwize V3700 has helped change the storage paradigm by using an IBM-developed platform.
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