IBM White Papers
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Go from Analysis to Action on your Desktop: IBM Cognos Insight guides business analysts to faster, better outcomes
Business users need a simple but powerful way to navigate through data and find the insights to make timely, critical business decisions. Unfortunately, many users have become frustrated at their inability to quickly access and analyze the information they require. This data typically includes a combination of personal and corporate data locked in various enterprise systems. It exists in different formats and can be hard to analyze, change or share--making it difficult for people to get fast answers to business questions.
Geeknet: Business Analytics for Midsize Businesses: Challenges and Benefits
Business intelligence derived from sophisticated analytics has given large companies an edge for years. It helps them be more competitive, make information--¿based decisions faster and better, improves operational efficiencies, and boosts the bottom line. Midsize businesses are increasingly eager to reap similar benefits.
3 capabilities to fuel today's dynamic planning and forecasting
Today's economy is widely characterized by skittishness and uncertainty about the future. The effect that unpredictable external forces can have on the economy can leave many business leaders feeling helpless. This fact was demonstrated in the IBM Global CFO Study, where many CFOs admitted that they lacked the ability to measure and monitor business performance effectively.
The same study also found that the companies who invested in their business insight capabilities were better able to anticipate and react to external economic forces. IBM Cognos software can provide businesses with the business insight they need to be prepared, not scared. Cognos software allows businesses to analyze performance, model business strategies and processes, and contribute to a common set of business objectives.
The Big Data Zoo-Taming the Beasts
With so much talk about big data and the possibilities it can offer, the truth behind what big data is-and what it can do for businesses-can be hard to determine. However, according to Dr. Barry Devlin of 9sight Consulting, the truth behind all the talk is not hard to see, provided that organizations are willing to return to the principles of good data management processes.
According to Dr. Devlin's white paper "The Big Data Zoo-Taming the Beasts", data is still data, whether big or small. It needs to be managed effectively if organizations want to be gain value from it. Although big data may present special challenges for IT organizations, the principles of data management haven't changed.