Forrester Consulting conducted a survey to reveal what types of challenges enterprise hardware and operating systems are facing with the increasingly demanding workloads from applications and data. The increasing demands for performance, stability and reliability mean IT managers must plan and articulate a clear path to a more robust, performance oriented architecture. Is this the end of the “throwaway” server strategy?
Hands in the Air (HITA) music streaming application reduced their operational costs by two-thirds, while improving the user experience, better managing expenditures, providing a robust, reliable server platform that supports long-term growth plans. "The combination of Linux on IBM Power Systems gives us the performance and stability we need to stream media and support other enterprise applications,” says SL Ho, Head of IT for 'Hands in the Air' music streaming service.
Allegiant Travel is a ULTR-low cost airline that is transforming it's approach to customer service using big data and analytics, with a secret ingredient. Bryan O'Neill, Director of Data Architecture, has turned his airline into a 'technology company with wings', using high performing systems and real-time data + ACTION to pleasantly surprise their paying passengers. Got to the gate early? Enjoy that pop-up message on your phone for a discounted beverage at the bar. And he'll also be predicting your holiday choice based on your past actions, and those of your demographic cohort. Building his "cognitive business" was only possible with the massive $1.2M USD he saved by using IBM Systems (POWER8 servers and IBM FlashSystems). Exceeding the business results in a competitive marketplace was delivered with the best of IBM technology.
The IDC MarketScape report utilises a rigorous scoring methodology that produces a definitive assessment of each vendor's current market capabilities as well as strategies for competing in the future.
This quarterly report from the IBM X-Force research and development team provides a closer look at today’s security risks – from new threats arising from within the Internet of Things, to the sources of malware and botnet infections.
IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realise by deploying IBM MQ (previously named IBM WebSphereMQ). Drawing its findings from in-depths interviews to create a composite organisation, this Forrester whitepaper from IBM outlines the benefits and costs of deploying IBM’s MQ solution across the enterprise.
By taking advantage of ready-to- use virtual services and environments, you can significantly expedite new projects, reduce dependency on IT teams and create an environment for business agility. •Executives often employ business process management (BPM), to enhance agility •BPM uses software and services to identify, document, automate and continuously improve business processes •Address customer and IT-related challenges more effectively and help transform your enterprise to a BPM-focused, globally integrated organisation