Smarter quality management: The fast track to competitive advantage

Organizations creating software are grappling not only with today’s tough economic climate, but also with increased complexity in their processes and supply chains. Many factors serve to complicate software delivery, but competition lies at the heart of this complexity. Effective quality management creates opportunities to deliver key business benefits, such as improved market share, higher customer satisfaction, and increased brand equity. But top quality in the completed product cannot serve as the single guiding principle by which products are produced and delivered. Time to market is also key; costs and risk factors must also be part of the balancing act. Get these things wrong, and you may face un-sustainable costs, missed windows of opportunity, un happy customers, even a massive recall or the complete failure of a system at a critical moment. Get these things right, and you can achieve a positive operational return on investment from efficiencies gained in development activities.
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Unified Data Protection for Physical and Virtual Environments

This IDC Executive Brief will discuss the evolution and challenges of data protection for virtual environments and how a modern data protection solution can enable both virtualization professionals and storage managers to perform successful backups, but more importantly guaranteed restores. Benefits and challenges of data protection for virtual environments will be discussed, as well as emerging best practices for unified data protection.
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Protect Against Targeted Attacks With Security Intelligence

This IDC Executive Brief document analyzes the evolving threat landscape and how the use of security intelligence services can help organizations to defend against advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks. Challenges of current security approaches and benefits of security intelligence services will be discussed.
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Modernizing Data Protection With Backup Appliances

This IDC executive brief will discuss the evolution and challenges of data protection and how backup appliances can form part of a modern data protection architecture. Benefits and challenges of an appliance-based data protection approach will be discussed, as well as emerging best practices for modern data protection.
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The Evolution and Value of Purpose-Built Backup Appliances

This IDC White Paper explores the increased use and adoption patterns of PBBAs, both integrated and targeted, and the utility these appliances provide to customers in their data protection processes. In addition, this White Paper illuminates the customer value that Symantec's Backup Exec and NetBackup appliances bring to the data protection and recovery process.
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Assessing the TCO of Unified vs. Parallel Backup Solutions for Virtual Environments

This whitepaper first discusses what to look for in a virtualization protection solution and then considers the merits of a separate solution for protecting one’s virtual environment, compared with using a unified solution that offers comparable virtualization protection capabilities. Near the back of this document is a guide to assessing the total cost of ownership for separate vs. unified solutions for protecting the virtual components of a modern infrastructure. This paper is being released in tandem with an ESG Lab Report that assesses Symantec Backup Exec 2012 and its virtualization protection technologies.
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Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Symantec has established some of the most comprehensive sources of Internet threat data in the world through the Symantec™ Global Intelligence Network, which is made up of approximately 69 million attack sensors and records thousands of events per second. These resources give Symantec’s analysts unparalleled sources of data with which to identify, analyze, and provide informed commentary on emerging trends in attacks, malicious code activity, phishing, and spam. The result is the annual Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, which gives enterprises, small businesses, and consumers the essential information to secure their systems effectively now and into the future.
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Intelligent Imaging Leadership Guide

Deliver a better customer experience. Intelligent imaging solutions combine advanced document capture, imaging archive, workflow and content analytics to consolidate multiple inputs from email, faxes, mobile devices, online sources, archives and paper.
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Data Integration for Dummies eBook

Whether you need to explain data integration to the business (or your boss, kids, or parents) or you’re looking for an alternative to hand-coding data mappings, “Data Integration For Dummies” is for you. This eBook gives you the information you need to learn the basics fast and make smarter decisions.

You’ll learn what data integration is, how it works, and how you can use the technology to become more competitive as you combine your existing data sources with new data sources to provide the business intelligence your organization needs to compete effectively.

Download your copy and get up to speed on:

• The top 10 criteria to keep in mind when shopping for data integration tools
• Data integration challenges that crop up in every implementation, and how to tackle them before they get out of control
• Real-life examples of how data integration can help for sectors like government, retail, healthcare, and finance
• How it's now possible to launch data integration on a small scale and grow on-premise and in the cloud, with virtually no hand-coding

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Choosing a partner for enterprise cloud production workloads

Many IT professionals cite loss of control as a barrier to using third-party partners for enterprise cloud construction and management. Read the white paper to learn how IBM SmartCloud Services help knock down this barrier by offering the cost-savings and convenience of a third-party cloud with a web portal that gives you control of cloud activities. You’ll also find out how IBM cloud solutions can help your organization enhance business processes, create new revenue streams and boost competitive advantage.
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Cyber Security Intelligence Index

An effective cyber security strategy calls for the latest intelligence on the kinds of attacks that are occurring, who is committing them, and how often they are happening. A new IBM report offers expert insight into a range of security statistics, based on monitoring tens of billions of security events that occurred at 3,700 organizations around the world.
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The Business Value of Managed Services

Businesses around the world are looking for ways to innovate, improve customer relationships and drive down costs. But it can be challenging to find the right people and resources to support those corporate initiatives. Managed services from IBM can help.
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