Enterprise Architecture White Papers
Enterprise Architecture white papers and technology resources for implementing and optimizing Enterprise Architecture strategy, solutions, Enterprise Architecture products, and more.
Having a mobile strategy is as essential as having a business plan or mission statement. A mobile strategy communicates to stakeholders, IT and customers the vision of where the organization intends to go and why. The roadmap sets your direction and timing for implementation. The policy defines the boundaries and rules of the road.
Enterprise Collaboration Strategy
An Enterprise Collaboration Strategy will help organizations speed up innovation, better serve customers and quickly pivot to adopt rapidly changing Unified Communications & Collaboration technology. But for organizations to define an effective Collaboration Strategy, they must be able to answer several critical questions:
- Which solutions are best, and which capabilities are the most useful for a given task?
- How does your organization's collaboration strategy align with its business goals?
- How can your organization use collaboration solutions to break down barriers among its lines of business?
- How can it provide a seamless user experience to clients regardless of platform or technology?
- How can you meet your users' needs while introducing them to new solutions?
A CDW Enterprise Collaboration Strategy can answer these questions, taking the confusion out of collaboration. It gives your organization keen insight into how to implement collaboration solutions that empower users, increase efficiencies and improve the customer experience.
Riverbed Stingray Application Firewall: Securing Cloud Applications with a Distributed Web Application Firewall
Responsibility over IT security is moving away from the network and IT infrastructure and to the application and software architecture itself. In addition to addressing today's advancing security threats, IT organizations also need to adapt to new challenges as a result of this shift, such as:
- Security of distributed applications
- Integration with cloud technologies
- Massive scale and dynamic growth
- Multiple applications, differing risk profiles
- Rapidly changing threats and application attacks
- Interworking with existing security processes
Riverbed Stingray Application Firewall is designed to help you address all of these challenges.
Sponsor: Riverbed Technology
The MDM advantage: Creating insight from big data
To help enterprises create trusted insight as the volume, velocity and variety of data continue to explode, IBM offers several solutions designed to help organizations uncover previously unavailable insights and use them to support and inform decisions across the business. Combining the power of IBM® InfoSphere® Master Data Management (MDM) with the IBM big data portfolio creates a valuable connection: big data technology can supply insights to MDM, and MDM can supply master data definitions to big data.
Sponsor: IBM Corporation
The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Hadoop Solutions
In Forrester's 15-criteria evaluation of enterprise Hadoop solution providers, we found that in the Leaders category, Amazon Web Services led the pack due to its proven, feature-rich Elastic MapReduce subscription service; IBM and EMC Greenplum offer Hadoop solutions within strong EDW portfolios; MapR and Cloudera impress with best-of-breed enterprise-grade distributions; and Hortonworks offers an impressive Hadoop professional services portfolio. Strong Performer Pentaho provides an impressive Hadoop data integration tool. Of the Contenders, DataStax provides a Hadoop platform for real-time, distributed, transactional deployments; Datameer has a user-friendly Hadoop/MapReduce modeling tool; Platform Computing and Zettaset offer best-of-breed Hadoop cluster management tools; and Outerthought has optimized its Hadoop platform for high-volume search and indexing. HStreaming is a Risky Bet with a solution that is strong in real-time Hadoop.
Sponsor: IBM Corporation
Business-Driven Horsepower: CA Cross Enterprise Workload Automation
You need a way to manage your mission-critical workloads the way you want to, while reducing IT costs, increasing speed and agility, and mitigating risk. Mainframe-enabled data centers have a distinct advantage in this regard: their horsepower and reliability easily handle increasing workloads. Discover how you can empower your IT staff to better manage current and anticipate emerging requirements to meet SLAs for business velocity and dynamic service delivery.
Sponsor: Ca Technologies
Using IBM Social Business to Take Your Business Relationships to the Next Level: A Game Changer for Small, Medium, and Large Businesses
This IBM Redguide publication provides information about IBM Social Business and includes details about the business need and the value of transformation to a social business. It presents a high-level Social Business component diagram, highlights key capabilities, and includes customer case studies that exemplify how some of these capabilities can be applied.