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By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 23, 2013
Business continuity planning and IT security management are becoming an integral part of enterprise-wide risk management and business resilience frameworks at a growing number of organizations.
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By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 29, 2013
This paper addresses the challenges of planning, budgeting and forecasting in a spreadsheet environment and highlights the advantages of using a software solution designed specifically for dynamic planning. The business challenges and drivers are discussed, including organizational and technological best practices to follow. A Planning Software Selection Matrix is included to assist decision makers in selecting the most appropriate planning software for their specific business processes and needs.
Tags : budgeting, planning, forecasting, software, guide, spreadsheet, dynamic planning
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By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 11, 2012
Software Asset Management associated costs have once again risen as a high priority for IT, and rightfully so. This paper offers information on technology that manages software assets cost efficiently, cost effectively in a low risk environment.
Tags : software asset management, sam, software asset cost, cost effective, cost efficient, risk avoidance, managing software assets, substantial expense reduction
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By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 13, 2012
Business continuity planning and IT security management are increasingly becoming a critical part of enterprise-wide risk management and business resilience frameworks. But this has introduced new challenges and opportunities. This report explores how the shift towards more holistic risk management is affecting the day-to-day work for business continuity planners, IT risk managers and security executives.
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By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 13, 2012
Learn how respondents, including nearly 400 senior executives from some of the world's largest enterprises, are incorporating holistic business resilience planning into their businesses through top-level findings and case studies. Download the research report here.
Tags : ibm, technology, risk management, global technology, technology, risk study
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By: IBM     Published Date: May 02, 2013
The explosion in IT demand has intensified pressure on data center resources, making it difficult to respond to business needs, especially while budgets remain flat. As capacity demands become increasingly unpredictable, calculating the future needs of the data center becomes ever more difficult. The challenge is to build a data center that will be functional, highly efficient and cost-effective to operate over its 10-to-20-year lifespan. Facilities that succeed are focusing on optimization, flexibility and planning—infusing agility through a modular data center design.
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By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 03, 2013
This paper addresses the challenges of planning, budgeting and forecasting in a spreadsheet environment and highlights the advantages of using a software solution designed specifically for dynamic planning. The business challenges and drivers are discussed, including organizational and technological best practices to follow. A Planning Software Selection Matrix is included to assist decision makers in selecting the most appropriate planning software for their specific business processes and needs.
Tags : planning, budgeting, forecasting, software selection guide, ibm, spreadsheet environment, planning software selection, business process and needs
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By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2013
Mobility is now a business fact of life. Will your organization be one with mobile capabilities or a truly mobile enterprise? The new IBM white paper “Building the mobile enterprise: integrated, secure and productive” explains the difference and offers a checklist of eight key items to consider when planning your mobility initiatives.
Tags : mobile enterprise, secure and productive, mobile checklist, securing mobiles, build mobile enterprise, planning mobilities, mobility initiatives, mobile capabilities
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By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2013
With 2.5 billion employee-owned mobile devices in the workplace today, enterprises are struggling to capture the business benefits while bracing their IT infrastructure against data breaches and a deluge of mobile traffic. A new study reveals that the most mobile-savvy organizations are employing specific best practices, including mobile planning, integration, optimization and management to achieve mobile infrastructure maturity.
Tags : mobiles, mobile technology, technology leaders, ibm, global it, it leaders, mobility, wireless
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By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2013
The skills and expertise required to stay on top of trends, industry best practices, and the latest technologies while juggling many other competing priorities can drain your IT resources. Read this Forrester Research Inc. report to learn how outsourcing your organization’s business resiliency planning, strategy, and program design can be a highly cost effective, efficient option.
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By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 24, 2013
Read this whitepaper for expert insights by David Parmenter on why we must learn and apply today’s better practices in planning and forecasting models. Insights from this paper will help you migrate into the 21st century with better annual planning tools, or down the path for a robust quarterly rolling forecasting tool.
Tags : ibm, performance management, cognos tm1, better annual plan, rolling process, planning tool, implementation process, better business practices
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By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 02, 2014
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. 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.
Tags : ibm, business analytics, midsize businesses, geeknet, business intelligence, customer volatility, market volatility, variety of data
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By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 27, 2014
Learn about the evolution of business resiliency management and learn the best practices that are used in today's business resiliency management programs.
Tags : business resiliency, business resiliency management, management, best practices, ibm, planning, managing, resilience
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By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 30, 2014
Develop or restore forecasting health by adhering to the six principles presented in this paper.
Tags : ibm, business forecasting, forecasting process, financial management, financial planning, budgeting
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By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 16, 2015
For a network that better supports your cloud and brings the most value possible to your business, its design has to be considered in the early stages of cloud planning. Read the white paper "Networking for cloud computing" to discover specific networking considerations for public, private and hybrid clouds.
Tags : cloud computing, cloud design, network ramifications, cloud deployment, hybrid cloud, public cloud infrastructure, private cloud infrastructure
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By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 14, 2016
How do you keep 130,000 guests safely entertained, fed, watered and informed in a sustainable way? Roskilde Festival knew that the critical insights lay hidden in huge volumes of real-time data. The Copenhagen Business School used IBM technologies to build a cloud big data lab that correlates information from multiple sources, delivering valuable insight for planning and running the festival. Download to learn more.
Tags : ibm, datamart on demand, data, analytics, big data, real-time data, cloud, cloud data analytics
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By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 21, 2016
By next year over half of all US companies will formally support BYOD, bringing on the challenge of securing data and applications on devices that may often be in the hands malicious users, or worse – teenagers looking to win a game of Pokémon Go with mom’s work iPhone. And, thanks to the consumerization of IT, mobile users increasingly expect the same smooth user experience with business applications that is provided by popular games and consumer applications. Fortunately, increased mobility and the bring your own device explosion don’t always add up to increased security challenges and UI/UX struggles. This Tech Byte series will look at the most important considerations when planning a mobile strategy – from application development platform to security and governance to user interface guidelines, and present best practices that businesses of all kinds can use to help ensure a successful shift towards a mobile-first enterprise.
Tags : ibm, mobile, mobile security, devices, platform to device, networking, enterprise applications
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By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 21, 2016
By next year over half of all US companies will formally support BYOD, bringing on the challenge of securing data and applications on devices that may often be in the hands malicious users, or worse – teenagers looking to win a game of Pokémon Go with mom’s work iPhone. And, thanks to the consumerization of IT, mobile users increasingly expect the same smooth user experience with business applications that is provided by popular games and consumer applications. Fortunately, increased mobility and the bring your own device explosion don’t always add up to increased security challenges and UI/UX struggles. This Tech Byte series will look at the most important considerations when planning a mobile strategy – from application development platform to security and governance to user interface guidelines, and present best practices that businesses of all kinds can use to help ensure a successful shift towards a mobile-first enterprise.
Tags : ibm, cloud, mobility, enterprise, mobile applications, mobile application strategy, networking, enterprise applications
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By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 27, 2017
Every day, torrents of data inundate IT organizations and overwhelm the business managers who must sift through it all to glean insights that help them grow revenues and optimize profits. Yet, after investing hundreds of millions of dollars into new enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), master data management systems (MDM), business intelligence (BI) data warehousing systems or big data environments, many companies are still plagued with disconnected, “dysfunctional” data—a massive, expensive sprawl of disparate silos and unconnected, redundant systems that fail to deliver the desired single view of the business.
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By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 14, 2017
The growing need for organizations to treat information as an asset is making metadata management strategic, driving significant growth for metadata management solutions. We evaluate nine vendors to help data and analytics leaders find the solution that best suits the needs of their organization.
Tags : data management, data system, business development, software integration, resource planning, enterprise management, data collection, metadata
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By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 19, 2017
Data is only as good as the insights it produces, the actions it influences, and the results it fosters. That’s the secret recipe for data management. Your business stakeholders depend on data-based insights to drive decisions and priorities throughout the organization. Insights based on sound data practices can give your business a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Is your data management system ready to support your business? Find out using Forrester’s Data Management Infrastructure Self-Assessment Tool. IBM has licensed this tool to help you identify the areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.
Tags : data management, data system, business development, software integration, resource planning, enterprise management, data collection
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By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
There are myriad software products, from complete CRM platforms that offer analytics to standalone or add-on software products that focus solely on analytics. There are analytics apps that can be added to your existing CRM platform. Or there’s the option to outsource analytics to a growing number of service providers. “The technologies are changing rapidly. There are a zillion startups offering either new tools or technologies, so it is kind of hard to navigate,”Mike Gualtieri, an analystfor Forrester Research Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., said in a recent webcast on analytics. “There isn’t just one platform that you’re going to need. There’s a whole ecosystem of platforms.” Having the right people on staff who know how to use the technology is equally important, analysts say. Analytics aren’t just for statisticians anymore—they’re used by sales, marketing and customer service teams in daily decision making.
Tags : data management, data system, business development, software integration, resource planning, enterprise management, data collection
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By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
Master data management (MDM) programs provide ways to ensure that data is consistent in different systems throughout an organization, but poorly managed initiatives are large and complicated affairs. This handbook will provides practical advice on how to develop and implement successful MDM programs that can pay big business dividends. Discover expert advice on: - Strategies and tactics for effective MDM processes - The technology considerations that should be factored into project plans - The ramifications of incorporating pools of “big data” into MDM efforts - And more
Tags : data management, data system, business development, software integration, resource planning, enterprise management, data collection
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By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
This video explores the four governance elements you must get right to take full advantage of the hybrid cloud while ensuring your data remains secure and trustworthy.
Tags : data management, data system, business development, software integration, resource planning, enterprise management, data collection
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By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 20, 2017
Learn how to protect corporate data when users use personal devices for work. The rapid proliferation of mobile devices entering the workplace appears to be like divine intervention to many IT leaders. Mobile devices and their apps have transformed the way we live – how we communicate, travel, shop, work and so much more. This mobility transformation has been so radical, so revolutionary, that it is hard to imagine life without these devices. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) was born and employees followed with fervor.
Tags : data management, data system, business development, software integration, resource planning, enterprise management, data collection
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