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IDC ranks IBM #1 in market share for enterprise social software

IDC ranks IBM #1 in worldwide market share for 3 consecutive years. IDC also shares its Social Software 2013 - 2017 market forecast. Read the report and stay ahead of the trends.

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The Social Business: Unlocking the collective knowledge of people

Five years ago, IBM observed the planet was becoming instrumented, interconnected and intelligent. 20,000 engagements later, here's what we know and believe about social business.

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Hiring the Right Talent

Since Human Resources (HR) departments want to hire quality candidates, they have no room for error during job interviews. What can Human Resources do to increase the chance of hiring the right person?

Assessment tests tend to consistently show a more accurate prediction of likely job performance. As a result, assessment solutions redefine the selection process for HR practitioners. Read this paper for the answer and learn more about how assessment tests can hep your customer find the right talent for their business.

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Onboarding New Employees

Many organizations are recognizing that onboarding is more than just processing paperwork and completing the checklist for a new hire to start. Onboarding involves making sure employees have the information needed to be effective in their jobs. This needed information often comes in the form of two efforts - training and socialization. Read this paper to understand the difference between training and socialization in employee onboarding.

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Top 3 Myths about Big Data Security : Debunking common misconceptions about big data security

Data volumes are growing rapidly with no end in sight. Big data represents massive business possibilities and competitive advantage for organizations that are able to harness and use that information. But how are they protecting that data? This eBook addresses three myths of big data security.

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Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology

IBM is a leader in Gartner Inc's Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology. IBM received the highest positioning in the ability to execute and completeness of vision categories. Gartner reports that data masking should be mandatory for enterprises using copies of sensitive production data for application development, analytics or training. They also believe the market is expanding into production and unstructured data protection. Read the full report to learn about IBM.

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Best Practices for Securing Hadoop

Historically, Apache Hadoop has provided limited security capabilities, and most Hadoop implementations to date have been deployed with little thought given to security. To protect sensitive data being stored and analyzed in Hadoop, security architects should use a structured approach to security.

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Top Tips for Securing Big Data Environments: Why Big Data Doesn't Have to Mean Big Security Challenges

Big data environments create significant opportunities. However, organizations must come to terms with the security challenges they introduce, for example big data environments allow organizations to aggregate more and more data - much of which is financial, personal, intellectual property or other types of sensitive data - most of the data is subject to compliance regulations.
As big data environments ingest more data, organizations will face significant risks and threats to the repositories containing this data. Failure to balance data security and quality reduces confidence in decision making.
Organizations don't have to feel overwhelmed when it comes to securing big data environments. The same security fundamentals for securing databases, data warehouses and file share systems can be applied to securing Hadoop implementations.

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Market Overview: Digital Customer Experience Delivery Platforms

Forrester states that businesses today struggle to understand and use the tools necessary to create and manage unified, multichannel digital customer experiences across multiple touch-points. This includes web and mobile experiences for customer transactions and mobile applications.

Read this report to understand how IBM's digital experience software

-Delivers solutions for the emerging digital customer experience platform.
-Integrates best-of-breed components into software offerings that manage multiple facets of the digital customer experience.

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The Growing Demand for Rich Media

Learn how to effectively manage and automate the distribution of rich media across channels to create consistency for and satisfy your customers.

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The Next Generation Employee Experience

The IBM Employee Experience Suite helps organizations leverage social software and real-time collaboration to deliver a personalized employee web experience across many channels.

This white paper from IBM, showcases five organizations that are strategically integrating emerging social software and tools with their existing investments and seeing measurable results in return on investment.

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Jyske Bank extends brand message to more than one million visitors a month

Jyske Bank wanted to make it easy for people using mobile devices to access and use its website, but it was already struggling to manage multiple web solutions deployed on different technology stacks.Replacing its existing systems with a common IBM® WebSphere® Portal solution, the bank created one responsive web design that adapts content and layout automatically based on channels and devices.Jyske Bank reduced the cost and effort of providing a consistent, differentiated brand image and experience to the more than one million people who visit its website using various digital devices.

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Delivering trusted information for the modern data warehouse

An agile warehouse environment helps organizations capitalize on analytics, optimize performance and uncover new insights. Learn about the capabilities and technologies required to provide trusted information for a next-generation data warehouse.

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The Forrester Wave for Big Data Hadoop Solutions

Read this report from Forrester Research and find out why IBM InfoSphere BigInsights was named a leader among 9 companies evaluated, and how it stands in relation to other big data Hadoop vendors.

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Data Warehousing: modern ecosystems for big data & analytics

Five years ago, IBM observed that the planet was becoming more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent. Some 20,000 engagements later, here's what we've learned matters in designing a modern data warehouse.

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IBM PureData System for Analytics compared with Teradata

This report from ITG compares the cost and time to value of IBM PureData System for Analytics with that of Teradata DW Appliance 2750 using comparable applications and workloads. Read how IBM is more cost-effective and enables faster deployment.

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Reduce federal infrastructure risk with compliance management and situational awareness

IBM continuous monitoring and management solutions deliver real-time situational awareness to help federal agencies understand vulnerabilities, recognition capabilities to identify threats, and management and recovery capabilities to protect the infrastructure.

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Guard data in government environments by implementing continuous diagnostics and mitigation

IBM Security offerings can help federal organizations employ a continuous diagnostics and mitigation approach to enhance and automate continuous network monitoring capabilities; correlate and analyze critical data; and increase risk-based decision-making at the federal enterprise level.

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Reducing the cost and complexity of endpoint management

IBM now offers simpler, more affordable solutions for improving endpoint security, patch compliance, lifecycle management and power management within midsized organizations - helping provide continuous visibility, control and compliance while reducing costs and the burden on IT staffs.

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From audit compliance to app stores, accelerate your move to software asset management

With comprehensive software asset management, organizations can prepare for audits and ultimately implement an automated, self-service enterprise "app" store to simplify, streamline, and better control software requests, approvals, deployment and licensing.

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