Enterprise Software

Practical tips for optimizing SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, and any other enterprise app of your choice.

  • Webcasts // Feb 2014

    HP: Forrester Research: Application Management- Better Outcomes, Faster Results

    Conditioned by experiences with mobile and cloud-based software, customers are demanding faster responsiveness to their needs. Winning or losing customers now depends on your ability to remove delivery barriers so you can produce high-quality applications on demand. The race for customers is on—are you prepared to win? Join us...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Forrester Study: Total Economic Impact of Google Apps for Business

    Forrester Consulting has performed a total economic impact (TEI ) analysis, commissioned by Google, for organizations considering switching to Google Apps for Business from a traditional, on-premise environment for messaging and collaboration. In a study entitled "The Total Economic Impact of Google Apps for Business", the research and advisory firm...

    Sponsored By Google

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Forrester Study - Total Economic Impact of Google Apps

    For companies considering switching to Google Apps from a traditional, on-premise environment for messaging and collaboration, this Forrester Study shows that Google Apps can reduce IT costs while offering even greater gains in employee productivity. Download this quick synopsis to find out more.

    Sponsored By Google

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Does Application Security Pay?

    Measuring the Business Impact of Software Security Assurance Solutions At a time when IT budgets are coming under closer scrutiny, CISOs are being called upon to justify SSA investments from a cost-benefit perspective. For CISOs, the thrust of this study is clear: Software security solutions are providing substantial operational...

    Sponsored By HP

  • Webcasts // Feb 2014

    Forrester: Better Outcomes, Faster Results – A Path to Continuous Delivery

    Conditioned by experiences with mobile and cloud-based software, customers are demanding faster responsiveness to their needs. Winning or losing customers now depends on your ability to remove delivery barriers so you can produce high-quality applications on demand. The race for customers is on—are you prepared to win? Join us...

    Sponsored By HP

  • Webcasts // Feb 2014

    Webcast: See into the Future of Managed File Transfer

    Join this webcast with experts from IBM to get a Managed File Transfer strategy update and learn about IBM’s vision for ensuring end-to-end visibility, universal connectivity and dynamic communities.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    FTP vs MFT: Why it’s time to make the change

    Get the facts you need to make the case for managed file transfer. Read the report to get head-to-head comparisons of cost, reliability, visibility, security & management and get the information you need to make a compelling case for moving to MFT.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    NSS Labs 2013 Network IPS Comparative Analysis

    Discover how IBM scored 97.7% block rate against exploits and fared against other tested products in NSS Labs 2013 Network IPS Comparative Analysis.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

    Find out which vendors Gartner positions as Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries or Niche Players based on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision. Access a complimentary copy of the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms to: Gain deeper knowledge of the endpoint protection market...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Five Tips for Improving Customer Experience – Starting with the Support Desk

    This paper conveys how the pressure to increase customer satisfaction metrics with less funding will increase as companies look for new ways to differentiate their services and reduce customer churn. To get ahead, customer support organizations must maintain a focus on using the right measures of success. They need to...

    Sponsored By LogMeIn Rescue

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Measuring Customer Satisfaction with Support Services

    For companies that sell products or services that require technical support, the support customers receive might be the only personal experience they can use to gauge their satisfaction with an organization. Since, for many of these organizations, customer satisfaction directly affects revenue, measuring customers’ satisfaction with the service experience and...

    Sponsored By LogMeIn Rescue

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    How to Select the Right Remote Support Tool: A Practical Guide for the Support Desk Owner

    This guide details the factors that impact the purchasing decision of a remote support tool and provides a checklist for use as you work through your remote support solution selection process.

    Sponsored By LogMeIn Rescue

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Structuring IT for Integrated System

    To meet business demands for more solutions faster at lower costs, IT leaders are transforming their systems, organizations, people, and processes. Much faster delivery of solutions is only half of the challenge; systems and business process integrity must complete the picture. A key strategy: Adopt systems that pre-integrate servers, storage,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Analyst Briefings // Feb 2014

    Accelerating Solution Deployment with IBM PureFlex and IBM FlexSystem

    IDC interviewed 10 IBM customers and partners that are using IBM PureFlex System or IBM Flex System to optimize the deployment and operation of critical business applications.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Use IBM PureApplication System with its built-in IBM WebSphere Application Server to optimally deploy and run critical applications and accelerate cloud environments

    Businesses that depend on web applications look to increase efficiency and reduce complexity, but many tasks required for application development and deployment are time-consuming and costly. IBM PureApplication System for IBM WebSphere Application Server can address these challenges.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    The Business Value of IBM zEnterprise System Deployments

    On a Smarter Planet, information-centric processes are exploding in growth. In order to excel in today’s competitive environment, businesses need to support these processes, and efficiently manage the massive volumes of data they drive, with minimal risk. The mainframe has always been the IT industry's leading platform for transaction processing,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    ZDNet ANZ IaaS / PaaS Priorities 2013/14

    The Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service strategies, priorities and implementation plans of ANZ IT leaders and professionals Part of ZDNet's Cloud Priorities research project, ZDNet IaaS/PaaS Priorities reports the findings of a survey about the cloud priorities and implementation plans of IT and business leaders in Australia and New Zealand. ...

    Sponsored By ZDNet

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Research: Google Apps for Business ranked #1 by Radicati

    The Radicati Group has done some homework for companies choosing a cloud business email provider. In a report entitled "Cloud Business Email - Market Quadrant 2013", the firm ranks Google Apps for Business ahead of all other players. A summary of Radicati's findings can be downloaded here.

    Sponsored By Google

  • Case Studies // Feb 2014

    Quadmark: A case study on switching to Google Apps

    Read how Quadmark, the global consulting and training organisation, with over 100 employees globally embarked on a rebranding and expansion plan including a streamline of IT infrastructure. This included switching it’s email server from Exchange to Gmail and adopting Google Apps.

    Sponsored By Google

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Research - Google Apps ranked #1 by Radicati

    The Radicati Group has done some homework for companies choosing a cloud business email provider. In a report entitled “Cloud Business Email - Market Quadrant 2013”, the firm ranks Google Apps for Business ahead of all other players. A summary of Radicati’s findings can be downloaded here. Download this quick...

    Sponsored By Google

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Google Apps for Business - Simple, Proven, Transformative

    1-page overview of the benefits provided by Google Apps for Business. How Google Apps for Business helps users work better together while bringing you the benefits of pure cloud. Learn why 5 million businesses have gone to Google Apps for Business to lower costs and liberate IT. Download this quick...

    Sponsored By Google

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Google Apps for Business: Simple, Proven, Transformative

    1-page overview of the benefits provided by Google Apps for Business. How Google Apps for Business helps users work better together while bringing you the benefits of pure cloud. Learn why 5 million businesses have gone to Google Apps for Business to lower costs and liberate IT.

    Sponsored By Google

  • Videos // Feb 2014

    Customer Video: Virgin Media

    Virgin Media explores the problems, requirements, and solutions around software testing. Learn how their journey unfolded and some of the benefits. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP’s

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Downloads // Feb 2014

    Get the Lavastorm Analytics Engine Free – Try for yourself this new Agile Way to Analyze, Optimize and Control Data and Processes

    Download your free copy of the Lavastorm Analytics Engine Public Edition, an easy-to-use self-service business analytics solution that empowers analysts to rapidly acquire, transform, analyze and visualize data. Use it to: Acquire, integrate, and analyze data 10x faster Respond to information requests more quickly Eliminate Excel...

    Sponsored By Lavastorm Analytics

  • Webcasts // Feb 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Overcoming the challenges of multifactor authentication

    Many cloud service providers are rolling out two-factor authentication features to address the increasing challenges that come from relying on passwords alone to secure user access and company data. Multifactor authentication is a great step towards stronger security and access management. Unfortunately, for enterprises that leverage more than a...

    Sponsored By Centrify

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Improving Engagement with Multi-Channel Service

    Abstract: Best-in-Class organizations execute on a strategy that supports the multi-channel nature of customer requests. These leading organizations do not just open up their service infrastructures to accommodate new channels, but also empower their teams to deliver an effective and consistent experience regardless of the channel selected by the customer....

    Sponsored By LogMeIn BoldChat

  • Podcasts // Jan 2014

    McKesson Cloud Automation Podcast

    Download the podcast on how McKesson accomplished a multi-year, pan-IT management transformation. Learn how McKesson's performance journey, from 2005 to the present, has enabled it to better leverage an agile, hybrid cloud model. How McKesson gained a standardized services orientation to achieve agility in deploying its many active applications is...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    McGraw-Hill Case Study

    Discover how McGraw-Hill created a Project and Portfolio Management Center of Excellence and cut development times, and improved traceability and reporting. Download the case study and learn how McGraw-Hill established best practices to support the development of innovative products and services with a leading enterprise project and portfolio management (PPM)...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    3 Ways to Save Software Costs Paper

    This paper discusses the potential for radically improving cost efficiency with a well thought-out Software Asset Management (SAM) strategy. It aims to improve understanding of the SAM discipline, including the challenges it poses as well as the tactical and strategic advantages it offers. And, it lays out a high-level plan...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Research // Jan 2014

    2013-2014 World Quality Report

    Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and Sogeti, its local professional services division, have released the findings of the fifth World Quality Report. The report, published in conjunction with HP, reveals that application Testing and Quality Assurance (QA) now accounts for almost a...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IDC: Driving Business Optimization with End-to-End Performance Testing White Paper

    The purpose of this IDC White Paper is to lay out the role that performance testing can play in the context of overall application lifecycle management (ALM), security, resource, and demand management. As part of that objective, the document defines an application performance testing framework and discusses an performance test...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    White Paper: Manage IT services efficiently. Serve business effectively.

    Aiming to manage your IT services efficiently and serve the business more effectively? Adapting to a constantly changing IT environment—while also meeting the needs of business and end users— requires a new approach to managing operations. The methodology that has emerged to fill this vacuum is called business service management...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    Kansas City Power & Light Quality Management Video

    Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L), a U.S. energy provider that services over 800,000 customers, shares how HP ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) and the HP Executive Scorecard enable their company to enhance quality management and make informed fact-based decisions with powerful executive reporting tools. Namita Gogumalla, manager of the project...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Advanced Case Management Leadership Guide

    This guide examines how IBM Case Manager offers an extensible platform for enhancing capabilities and protecting investments with additional value-added ECM capabilities from IBM, as well as industry-specific case management applications and best practices from IBM Business Partners.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Downloads // Jan 2014

    Top 5 Reasons to Choose SolarWinds Log & Event Manager (LEM)

    Real-Time, In-Memory, Event Log Correlation: Troubleshoot performance problems by understanding the relationship between different activities using multiple event correlations Out-of-the-Box Security and Compliance Reporting Templates: Quickly & easily generate and schedule compliance reports using over 300 audit-proven templates USB Defense: Protect against endpoint data loss &...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Forrester Total Economic Impact Report- Cloud Infrastructure with Clustered Data ONTAP

    This Forrester study was commissioned by NetApp and highlights the costs and benefits of deploying a cloud infrastructure using Data ONTAP across the enterprise. The results of this study can be used as a guide for enterprises to determine the appropriate benefits for their particular environment. Read on to learn...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Enterprise Grade Management for OpenStack

    In this technical detail, we describe how CloudForms offers you a unified management framework with advanced life cycle management capabilities across infrastructure platforms, such as OpenStack, VMware, Red Hat, Microsoft, and Amazon.

    Sponsored By Red Hat

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Whitepaper: Enterprise Grade Management for OpenStack

    In this technical detail, we describe how CloudForms offers you a unified management framework with advanced life cycle management capabilities across infrastructure platforms, such as OpenStack, VMware, Red Hat, Microsoft, and Amazon.

    Sponsored By Red Hat

  • eBooks // Jan 2014

    Putting the Design in Responsive Design

    Mobile devices are rapidly becoming the predominant consumer choice, with adoption increasing daily as PC sales diminish in response.Designing your digital site for desktop or laptop, as well as tablets and smartphones within a single codebase, is called responsive design. The promise of responsive design? A single, digital site optimized...

    Sponsored By Acquia

  • Videos // Jan 2014

    ExtremeZ-IP Product Video

    With over a decade of experience and more than 7,000 organizations worldwide, ExtremeZ-IP has become the industry standard for seamlessly integrating Macs into enterprise environments. ExtremeZ-IP is the solution of choice for thousands of production workflows and is the only Windows AFP server product being actively maintained and supported since...

    Sponsored By Acronis

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility

    IT departments have a huge opportunity to make their enterprises more agile, cost efficient & competitive by embracing the opportunities available through mobile devices & constant connectivity. Supporting a more mobile workforce & customer base is a necessity.

    Sponsored By ServiceNow

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Capitalizing On Cloud - Preparing People and Processes

    Cloud-enabled services are the next wave transforming how businesses capitalize on information technology, and that in turn drives the next evolution in the processes, roles, skills, and structure of IT organizations—the evolution to IT as a Service (ITaaS). Today’s CIOs must exercise extraordinary leadership to make the transition and unleash...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Supporting a New Style of IT: The Value of the 3rd Platform

    This new IDC whitepaper (created January 2014) outlines the HP Support Portfolio and discusses in detail, Datacenter Care, Proactive Care, Foundation Care and Lifecycle Event Services.  IDC discusses how the New Style of IT presents new support challenges and how the HP Support portfolio helps customers with these issues.  ...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    HP Proactive Care Support Overview

    In a complex environment, many components need to work together effectively. Proactive Care is designed specifically to support these environments and bring together services for problem prevention, rapid problem awareness and notification, rapid connection to expertise, and expedited resolution. Learn about Proactive Care in this paper. HP is the...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Research // Nov 2013

    Support For the New Style of IT : Proactive Care Demo

    When technology issues arise, critical business processes can slow down or stop, and the problem snowballs. HP Proactive Care enables you to anticipate problems and correct them before they disrupt workflow. What are your support challenges, now and for your new IT reality? Explore this demonstration to see how industry...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    The 5 Technology Trends You Need to Follow

    Mobile devices, social business apps, and business analytics are converging with the Cloud to create the most substantial changes in technology since the Internet revolution. Businesses have to change the way they think and operate, and with rising budgets for technology, they need someone to provide the services that will...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Advanced Threat Protection with Dell SecureWorks Security Services

    This paper distinguishes between and discusses the various types of advanced threats, the actors, their motives and processes, and provides a roadmap for how to enhance your security posture to better detect and resist them, including Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). This roadmap also includes information on how Dell SecureWorks services...

    Sponsored By Dell SecureWorks

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Functionality First: A Prescriptive Approach to Simpler,Faster and More Cost-effective Project and Portfolio Management

    The consumerization of IT combined with recent technology advances, such as mobile and cloud, has created a perfect storm for surging IT demands. As a result, organizations are undertaking a variety of IT initiatives to support new products/services, and new business processes. However, despite the increasing demand for new products...

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    10 Critical Sales Management Reports That Salesforce.com Can't Generate

    Today, over 100,000 companies have come to rely on salesforce.com because everything they need to do their jobs is in one place. Or is it? While sales managers love the real-time visibility into their team’s activities so they can forecast sales with confidence, there is still an untapped goldmine sitting...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Anatomy of a Decision: Birst vs. Tableau

    The demand for enterprise business intelligence initiatives has skyrocketed on the promise to empower businesses to make better data driven decisions. Access to BI tools is no longer only in the jurisdiction of a select few employees highly trained in statistical analysis. Line of business users are demanding better insight...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    7 Signs You Need Advanced Analytics for Salesforce.com (or any CRM) and Why They Matter

    Discover seven indications that you need advanced analytics for your CRM application and why they matter. Learn about common CRM data analysis pain points and how advanced CRM analytics can solve them. Gain insights into why businesses invest in CRM analytics and the benefits such investments offer. This...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Data Discovery and Business Intelligence — Uncovering the Best Fit

    Companies have traditionally adopted business intelligence solutions to support business decision making on a consistent daily basis, bringing data from disparate systems into a common data structure or warehouse for reporting, analysis and creating analytic applications. Emerging data discovery tools have focused instead on providing data savvy users with free-form,...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Embedding BI Into Your Software Solution — Best Practices

    More and more software companies are considering the addition of an analytics module to their product suite. This strategy has compelling business value—analytics can add 20% to 30% of top line revenue to your organization’s top line. This represents your organization’s best opportunity to add revenue and profit for both...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Embedding BI Into Your Software Solution — Best Practices

    More and more software companies are considering the addition of an analytics module to their product suite. This strategy has compelling business value—analytics can add 20% to 30% of top line revenue to your organization’s top line. This represents your organization’s best opportunity to add revenue and profit for both...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Anatomy of a Decision: Birst vs. Tableau Report

    The demand for enterprise business intelligence initiatives has skyrocketed on the promise to empower businesses to make better data driven decisions. Access to BI tools is no longer only in the jurisdiction of a select few employees highly trained in statistical analysis. Line of business users are demanding better insight...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Data Discovery and Business Intelligence — Uncovering the Best Fit

    Companies have traditionally adopted business intelligence solutions to support business decision making on a consistent daily basis, bringing data from disparate systems into a common data structure or warehouse for reporting, analysis and creating analytic applications. Emerging data discovery tools have focused instead on providing data savvy users with free-form,...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Case study: 10 critical sales management reports that Salesforce.com can't generate

    Today, over 100,000 companies have come to rely on salesforce.com because everything they need to do their jobs is in one place. Or is it? While sales managers love the real-time visibility into their team’s activities so they can forecast sales with confidence, there is still an untapped goldmine sitting...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Putting Dispatch in the Driver’s Seat

    Does your help desk feel like it’s stuck in neutral? A dispatcher can help you keep track of which technician is where, what issues they’re working on, and make sure all issues are handled in a timely manner. Learn the 5 simple rules of dispatching your help desk can’t afford...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Building a Security Incident Response Plan

    Security breaches can cost millions of dollars—but these days they’re virtually inevitable. Every organization needs a formal, documented Computer Security Incident Response Plan (CSIRP) and it needs to be kept up-to-date. In this executive brief, IBM shares the ten most common shortcomings of CSIPRs and how you can avoid these...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Case Study :Drivewyze eliminates costly IT infrastructure

    In this recently published case study, you can read about the challenges Drivewyze was facing and why they chose an IBM solution. You’ll also learn how Drivewyze eliminated the need for additional resources to manage its infrastructure, reined in IT costs with a fully managed model and increased customer satisfaction...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Cloud Services for Dummies eBook

    For business leaders, cloud computing is a cost-effective way to leverage IT resources to prototype and implement strategic change. For your IT organization, the cloud allows it to be significantly more proactive and responsive when it comes to supporting strategic business imperatives. Learn how to take advantage of IaaS and...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud Service

    Modern organizations are under intense pressure to provide accurate, reliable, and speedy financial information to business decision-makers. Furthermore, complying with global standards has become more of a headache than ever before. How do you know if financial management in the cloud is right for you? This data sheet takes an...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Everything You Know About Sales is Wrong - Profit Magazine

    Everything You Know About Sales is Wrong. Daniel Pink, author of the book, To Sell Is Human unveils the secrets to selling - what makes sales people tick and the traits that make the best sellers successful in today’s marketplace.

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    The Future of Sales Performance Management - Nucleus Research

    Nucleus Research examines new technologies and tools that are improving sales managers’ ability to measure and enhance the performance of their sales teams. Nucleus sees the future of sales performance management as integrated with CRM and collaboration technologies, enhancing managers' ability to provide real-time coaching and motivation in context to...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    The New Business of Business Leaders: Hiring and Onboarding

    This paper explores the role of business leaders in driving talent management functions, specifically around hiring and onboarding challenges. It discusses how talent intelligence helps business leaders find better candidates faster, make better build/buy/rent decisions, decrease new hire time-to-proficiency, and decrease the number of new hires who quickly leave.

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Business Analytics Buying Criteria: The Three Maxims.

    In this Advisory, Clabby Analytics looks more closely at the importance of implementing an integrated infrastructure — and its relationship to business analytics. The paper will examine the business analytics workloads, discuss how these workloads put different demands on the underlying systems and infrastructure, and provide guidance designing an integrated...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Value Proposition for IBM PureFlex System: Case for IBM PureFlex System for Cloud- Enabled SAP Enterprise Environments

    This management brief discusses the value proposition for the Case for IBM PureFlex System for Cloud-Enabled SAP Enterprise Environments. Link(s)

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Strategies to Capture Greater Value from Systems Engineering analyst paper (Taxal)

    This paper discusses the practices that companies should explore to move beyond traditional PLM and ALM to realize the broader capabilities of systems engineering for reducing time to market, meeting regulatory compliance mandates and improving product quality.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Rationalizing the software development lifecycle in systems engineering (Ovum)

    Software is not only changing the nature of products, but also the nature of systems engineering. Across many product industry sectors, software is arguably accounting for the lion's share of innovation. For many product engineering organizations, the growth of software content is raising the urgency to ingrain systems engineering mentality...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Unit testing: the key to quality in smarter products

    Innovative and high-quality software is now not only a key driver for business success in many industries;it is also critical for building a smarter planet. Yet as companies race to meet tight deadlines, they often have to hack code and drop features. All the while, customer demands for faster delivery...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Analyst Briefings // Feb 2014

    Turning product development into competitive advantage (Exec Brief)

    We rely on smarter products each day, from cell phones and home appliances to cars and airplanes. The software embedded in these products delivers greatly increased functionality, but it also introduces a complex new set of development challenges.  The reality is that product manufacturers are now also becoming software companies,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Applying agile principles to the development of smarter products

    Agile development has become a cornerstone of most software development organizations. Marked by iterative processes that deliver incremental value over time, agile development has enabled organizations to manage software complexity more effectively and to improve quality and time to market compared with previous development processes

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IDC - Laying the Foundation for Successful Business Analytics Solution Deployments: The Critical Role of Hardware Infrastructure

    This IDC paper discusses the critical role of hardware infrastructure in business analytics deployments, citing best practices, the IDC's decision framework, and four client case studies - Wellpoint, Vestas, AXTEL, and Miami-Dade County. IDC's recommendation is that "infrastructure cannot — and should not — be an afterthought". Hardware infrastructure and...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IDC Interactive White Paper: Best Practices for Cloud Adoption

    Discover how your IT organization can become more agile by leveraging Cloud computing to its full potential. Enter a few basic details in this online tool to generate a customized IDC white paper that outlines the benefits and best practices of cloud implementation.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds: A Cloud for Every Business Need

    Choosing the right type of cloud depends on the needs of your organization. Learn how security, control, customization, elasticity and cost determine what kind of cloud best fits your business. Public clouds are a great choice for elastic applications that scale up and down according to demand. Private clouds...

    Sponsored By Windstream Communications

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Digital Front Office:Delivering Better Customer Service

    How can you reduce costs and improve customer experiences at the same time? Enterprise content management is the key. With the right solution in place, you can transform the way you do business, providing digital self-service access to transactional content in the formats that match the needs of your customers....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // Nov 2013

    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)...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Considerations for Maximizing Analytics Performance

    In this report, Philip Howard of Bloor Research compares performance capabilities of the leading business intelligence platforms. Companies studied in this comparison are IBM® (Cognos, DB2 with BLU Acceleration), SAP (BusinessObjects, HANA), Oracle (Business Intelligence, Exadata) and Microsoft (Business Intelligence, SQL Server). His conclusion: "DB2® with BLU Acceleration should not...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Leverage Customer Content, Enhance Customer Service

    Great service is delivered one customer at a time and improving interactions across all channels means truly understanding customer wants and needs. Massive amounts of unstructured data exist in your organization and can deliver customer insight that is specific, relevant and actionable. Leveraging the latest technology can help unlocks its...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Forrester Total Economic Impact Report- Cloud Infrastructure with Clustered Data ONTAP

    This Forrester study was commissioned by NetApp and highlights the costs and benefits of deploying a cloud infrastructure using Data ONTAP across the enterprise. The results of this study can be used as a guide for enterprises to determine the appropriate benefits for their particular environment. Read on to learn...

    Sponsored By NetApp