Simple is STILL Better: Embrace Speed & Simplicity for a competitive edge

Customers’ embrace of the web and smart phones creates massive new data sets, many of them unstructured or semi-structured. These include opinions, preferences, chat and email transcripts, and web clickstreams. The hardware and software technologies underpinning first generation warehouses were not designed to manage data at today’s volume or variety. While coercing older technologies to satisfy new demands may be possible, the results are inefficient and burdened with unplanned, unnecessary costs.

PureData System for Analytics has been designed, integrated and optimized to deliver data services to today's demanding applications with simplicity, speed and lower cost.

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DBTA: Why Cloud is the future of data warehousing

Enterprise data warehouses remain as relevant as ever in today’s business environment. However, the traditional data warehouse is not up to the task with a flood of new data pouring in at an increasingly rapid pace. To maintain their competitive advantage, organizations must take action now to modernize the traditional data warehouse.

The key to modernizing is flexibility, as business requirements are changing at a faster pace than technologies. Historically, building a data warehouse has been a painstaking endeavor. Not anymore. Register to read on.

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Thriving in a Hybrid IT Environment: Turning Data into Insight into Action

Today, consumerization of IT drives user expectations for new apps, richer analytics and support for every device under the sun, IT teams are under increasing pressure to deliver better than “five nines” for virtually every application imaginable, and to do so under a data deluge that shows no signs of abating. And the need is real; The Ponemon Institute estimates the average outage lasts about 90 minutes and costs $450,000!

Attend this TechBytes series, presented by Slashdot Media and sponsored by IBM to learn how enterprises of all kinds are taking advantage of the latest in middleware tools to increase business agility, accelerate decision-making, and embrace hybrid environments to meet increasing user demand while reducing operating costs overall. Attendees will learn:

  • How to leverage analytics to increase efficiency while improving reliability
  • Benefits of becoming proactive rather than firefighting application performance issues
  • How to apply cognitive predictive analytics to stop costly IT outages before they start.
  • Where to start when beginning to leverage ITSM in your environment
  • Why Telcos and other companies providing “dial-tone” reliability are utilizing advanced analytics tools in their ITSM portfolio to ensure uptime for even the most dynamic network infrastructure

Register now to hear expert speakers discuss how operations insight, analytics, and automation can work together to give your CIO peace of mind and keep your users happy.

About the presenter:

Denny O’Brien is the Program Director for IBM Operations Analytics offering management, where he leads the end-to-end business for IBM's IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) offerings portfolio. He leads design and delivery of market strategy and business enablement for these critical offerings. Denny joined IBM from Tivoli, where he held a series of strategic development, program management, and marketing roles. Denny received his BA in technical communication from East Carolina University.

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Best Practices for SaaS Adoption in the Enterprise

Traditional enterprise performance management solutions were designed for applications running inside the corporate network and are unable to provide visibility beyond the corporate network perimeter. With the rapid adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications by enterprises, these performance management solutions that are completely blind to issues outside the enterprise, are unable to help IT teams troubleshoot performance problems with the SaaS applications.
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Platform-as-a-service, DevOps, and Application Integration

An introduction to delivering applications faster

Application demands are increasing, but the availability of resources is not. Pressure from internal and external customers to create more apps faster is generating a need for new processes and methods. Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offers many benefits across IT organisations. Developers gain the freedom to focus on coding, while IT operations maintains control without having to manage spin-up environments.

This eBook illustrates how PaaS, combined with application integration technology such as Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse can reduce application delivery costs, increase application reliability and developer productivity.

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Making IT Relevant Again

One of the main drivers of large, global enterprises is the increased use of SaaS applications. These applications are cheaper than on-premises solutions and can be ramped up faster, but have yielded three key impacts on high-transaction businesses—increasing bandwidth demands, loss of IT control and the need for more effective monitoring tools.

In this whitepaper, we will discuss the IT challenges inherent to tech-dependent, high-transaction, multi-location organizations and the key to making IT relevant again—a comprehensive application performance monitoring (APM) solution.
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Explore the Benefits of Switching to Perceptive Document Filters

Content extraction and file format conversion are key behind-the-scenes capabilities for many enterprise and personal software solutions. These capabilities, though, are not core competencies for most independent software vendors (ISVs), developers, or cloud solution providers. Rather than investing heavily in time and resources to build their own tools, it often makes better business sense to partner with a best-in-class content extraction and file format conversion provider.

Lexmark Enterprise Software is both a preferred and proven enterprise choice. Many factors contribute to the choice of a best-in-class OEM software technology provider. These factors typically include technical capabilities, reliability and performance, as well as business considerations, such as licensing terms and vendor responsiveness.

Switching providers is a serious matter that requires a business case based on benefits and costs. This document explains why Perceptive Document Filters is a preferred file conversion and extraction technology provider, maps evaluation and implementation steps, and provides justification for the decision to upgrade from either a current provider, or from a do-it-yourself approach—to Perceptive Document Filters.

Learn here how your software product can benefit from Document Filters and why IBM, Cisco and EMC choose Document Filters.
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Mobility in Financial Services: A Checklist Towards Regulatory Compliance

Like business leaders in every industry, decision makers in Financial Services (FS) organizations are increasingly turning to mobility to deliver on strategic objectives. They understand that mobilizing business processes can help improve customer satisfaction and response times; boost employee productivity; increase competitive advantage, and much more.

Most CIOs in these industries want nothing more than to help their line-of-business colleagues uncover new opportunities for growth.

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Applying social business: The repeatable patterns that improve business processes and provide return

A shift of power in commercial relationships from producers and sellers to buyers has changed marketplace and leadership thinking toward greater collaboration with customers, partners and employees. Fortunately, new capabilities in technology and business practices can help organizations adapt and harness these marketplace dynamics. Read this white paper for more information about seven examples of repeatable approaches for using social business practices and capabilities to impact your business, to create competitive advantage and to gain identifiable and measurable ROI.
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Champions of Software as a Service: How SaaS is Fueling Powerful Competitive Advantage

The use of Software as a Service (SaaS) has skyrocketed over the last few years and shows no signs of slowing. What’s driving that demand? An IBM Center for Applied Insights study – based on input from more than 800 IT and business decision makers worldwide – offers some surprising answers. As expected, reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) of their applications is the top reason companies try SaaS. However, top performers are gaining something even more critical: competitive advantage. Leading companies are leveraging SaaS in powerful and even transformative ways.
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Embracing SaaS: A blueprint for IT Success

This ebook outlines compelling approaches for CIOs to establish and lead a defined SaaS strategy for their companies, in order to meet line-of-business (LoB) needs for innovation and agility. We share key success factors for CIOs that can help them and their organization.
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SaaS, Social Media, and the Need for New Metrics to Measure IT Service Management SaaS Providers

It has been said that you can't manage what you can’t measure, and you must measure what really matters. New service delivery models for IT service management, such as software as a service (SaaS), as well as emerging communications channels for support that include social media, will require some changes to the way you traditionally measure the effectiveness of your services. That's why you should reexamine your service metrics as you begin to rely more heavily on SaaS, social media, and a more services-oriented approach to IT delivery.
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