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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools

IBM is positioned in the leaders quadrant. The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools evaluates tools that manage configurations and support system administration tasks for client devices.These tools automate system administration and support functions that would otherwise be done manually.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Audit Ready and Asset Optimized: The Solid Promise of an Intelligent Software Asset Management Solution

In this paper Frost & Sullivan examines the benefits of enterprise-grade Software Asset Management solutions, and how these solutions serve as the convergence point for other endpoint management and control functions.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Pragmatic Endpoint Management: Empowering an SMB Workforce in the Age of Mobility

This white paper from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) discusses the unique challenges of managing mobile, desktop, and server endpoints in SMB-sized organizations. EMA offers pragmatic solutions and reviews IBM Endpoint Manager's ability to address the needs of these organizations.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security

The market for application security testing is changing rapidly. Technology trends, such as mobile applications, advanced Web applications and dynamic languages, are forcing the need to combine dynamic and static testing capabilities, which is reshaping the overall market.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Five Steps to Achieve Success in your Application Security Program

This white paper provides a general framework your organization can use to create or build upon an application security program. It includes guidelines that can be useful at different stages of your security program's maturity. By addressing key considerations, providing clear and actionable items, and offering real-world examples, these five steps provide an adaptable strategy to help your organization get started and maintain an effective, ongoing application-security strategy.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms

The 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms assesses the major vendors that enable enterprise IT developers to create mobile applications for customers, partners and employees.

Sponsor: IBM


 

The Total Economic Impact of IBM's Worklight Platform

Mobile is the fastest growing consumer technology in history. As enterprises build apps to engage these newly mobile enabled individuals they are facing increased complexity related to developing for multiple mobile platforms, security, and back-end integration.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Improve Your Mobile Application Security with IBM Worklight

IBM® Worklight helps organizations extend their business across multiple mobile devices. It provides an open, comprehensive and advanced mobile application platform to help quickly and cost effectively build, run and manage mobile applications.

Sponsor: IBM


 

The Value of IBM InfoSphere BigInsights

The IBM® InfoSphere® BigInsights™ software platform helps firms discover and analyze business insights hidden in large volumes of a diverse range of data. This data-including log records, clickstreams, social media data, news feeds, email, electronic sensor output and even some transactional data-is often ignored or discarded because it's too impractical or difficult to process using traditional means.IBM designed InfoSphere BigInsights to help firms analyze such data, basing it on open source Apache Hadoop. But what makes this IBM platform unique-that is, what value does it provide? Let's take a closer look.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Hadoop for Dummies

Today, organizations in every industry are being showered with imposing quantities of new information. Along with traditional sources, many more data channels and categories now exist. Collectively, these vastly larger information volumes and new assets are known as Big Data. Enterprises are using technologies such as MapReduce and Hadoop to extract value from Big Data.

View now as we provide you with a solid understanding of key Big Data concepts and trends, as well as related architectures, such as MapReduce and Hadoop. We also present some suggestions about how to implement high-performance Hadoop.

Sponsor: IBM


 

The Top Five Ways to Get Started with Big Data

Despite the increased focus on big data over the past few years, most organizations are still talking about what big data is rather than focusing on what problems big data can address.

Through customer surveys, analyst reports, more than 300 customer and prospect discussions and hundreds of big data solutions implementations, IBM has identified the top five high-value big data use cases. This paper will help you determine which of the five can be your first step into big data.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Data Warehouse Augmentation: The Queryable Data Store

Big data does not spell extinction for the data warehouse. On the contrary, big data problems can be better addressed by an enhanced data warehouse. And big data technology can be used to augment the warehouse's value. IBM has identified three approaches to data warehouse augmentation, one of which is a queryable data store. This paper focuses on the benefits of a queryable data store and big data technologies available to support data warehouse augmentation.
Read the paper to understand how data can be stored and optimized with Hadoop, to assess whether or not you need a queryable data store, and to find out how you can try IBM InfoSphere BigInsights software's key enterprise features for free.

Sponsor: IBM


 

The IBM Big Data Platform

IBM is unique in having developed an enterprise class big data platform that allows you to address the full spectrum of big data business challenges. The real benefit of the platform is leverage -- the ability to start with one capability and easily add others over your big data journey.

Sponsor: IBM


 

The Total Economic Impact of Polycom Voice Solutions for Microsoft Lync

Download this study to learn how one organization with 24,000 Polycom voice devices and Lync Enterprise Voice achieved a 98% risk-adjusted ROI and a payback period of 21 months. Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Lync helped an Organization achieve the following cost savings and business benefits over three years:

- $452K Employee relocation cost savings
- $12M Improved productivity and collaboration
- $15M Total cost savings and benefits
- $582K Managed services cost savings
- $2M Phone purchase and installation savings

*Commissioned Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Polycom and Microsoft.

Sponsor: Polycom


 

2014 Survey Report: Remote Collaboration Challenges and Strategies to Overcome

In late 2013, Polycom invited customers and partners around the world to participate in a survey that focused on collaboration challenges. More than 5,000 business professionals from all job levels, functions and vertical sectors responded, candidly sharing insights about their obstacles and the strategies they deploy to overcome them.

The survey reveals that 85% of the respondents believe video conferencing helps them achieve their business goals. See how they successfully use video in their profession and how you can leverage technology to defy distance and improve remote collaboration within your organization as well.

Sponsor: Polycom


 

Edison Group - Economic Advantages of SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems

Companies worldwide are embracing private clouds, not only because they support new, highly efficient and secure data solutions, but also to drive new competitive organizational strategies. This white paper provides an assessment of the business value of implementing IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems versus comparable private cloud solutions from VMware on Intel. It discusses the benefits of private cloud solutions, including reduced labor and hardware/software costs, ease of implementation and adoption, scalability, organizational flexibility, security, improved efficiency, as well as allocation of and access to IT resources.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Clipper: Moving to a Private Cloud? Infrastructure Really Matters!

The Cloud may be a panacea for some, but for others, it is real work that needs to be done (where "the rubber meets the road", so to speak). If that point of friction is what you do for a living (i.e., you manage and optimize IT infrastructure) then you can't assume away the issues of real assets, no matter how many times you use that
"cloud" word each day. Read this white paper to learn why the underlying cloud assets really matter, especially to enterprises but also to many smaller businesses, as well.

Sponsor: IBM


 

IDC: Eliminate Shortcomings in Your Cloud Architecture with Smarter Storage

IBM® ProtecTIER® offers revolutionary and patented inline deduplication technology that enables you to easily harness the power of deduplication to more efficiently and reliably protect and retain data longer and helps save money by reducing energy, floor space and maintenance requirements.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Unlock the Value of Enterprise Mobility

Download this guide and learn how to manage the secure deployment of enterprise mobile apps and data, while still encouraging the levels of employee adoption needed to drive the productivity and ROI gains that are possible.

Sponsor: Apperian


 

Rebranded Quadmark revamps its IT solutions with Google Apps

Switching to Google Apps halved Quadmark's IT admin costs while achieving 10% time savings per employee. The global consulting firm now spends 80% less time training new hires on email and collaboration tools.

Sponsor: Google Apps