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Always On: Considerations When Adopting the Cloud

Redguide, published 13 Oct 2015

As organizations look to differentiate in the marketplace, they are increasingly shifting their focus to the cloud as a preferred model for developing and hosting their solutions. The use of application programming interfaces (APIs) in the API economy is accelerating the rate by which organizations can deliver their solutions. Although the business value of the use of cloud computing and the API economy can be understood, the operational requirements to realize the business value are not understood; specifically, the operational expectation of the cloud being Always On. We assert that ... [more]

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Applying Analytics to IMS Data Helps Achieve Competitive Advantage
z Systems Software

Point-of-View, published 9 Oct 2015

Business intelligence and analytics helps organization use insights that are drawn from their operational data, which gives them a competitive edge. Traditional copying of data from the source platform to data warehouses is costly and can be a security exposure. Copying data ages data out of its productive use and impedes the delivery of business insight. Data warehouses traditionally do not lend themselves to data intensive analytics. The solution is to bring analytics to the data while retaining the quality of service required by organizations. This IBM Redbooks® Point-of-View publication ... [more]

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Taking Advantage of SAP Banking Solutions in an IBM zEnterprise Multiplatform Environment
Industry Solutions

Redguide, published 4 Feb 2014, last updated 22 Sep 2015

This IBM® Redguide® publication explores the business challenges that CIOs in the banking industry face today. It focuses on three core concerns: Ways to reduce the business risk that is involved with operating IT systems and improving infrastructure resilience, enabling business growth by quickly meeting increasing demands from customers, and meeting rapidly changing regulatory compliance requirements. This guide explains how the technology of the IBM zEnterprise® System running SAP for Banking solution solves these major challenges in a cost-effective manner. It provides insight for ... [more]

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IBM Public Safety Solutions for a Safer Planet
Smarter Cities

Redguide, published 7 Jul 2015

IBM® public safety solutions bring a unified approach to public safety that fosters interagency collaboration and provides foundational data integration, visualization, and analysis tools that drive analytics and insights. Public safety solutions from IBM provide the optimum knowledge tools for modeling, assessing, and managing responses to the incidents and the people who pose danger. Public safety solutions from IBM include advanced capabilities that provide unified support for the critical missions of the law enforcement and emergency and incident management communities. This IBM ... [more]

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IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality 2.0 Technical Overview

Redpaper, published 29 Jun 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication updated technical overview provides essential details about the data processing steps, message flows, and analytical models that power IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality (PMQ) Version 2.0. The new version of PMQ builds on the first one, released in 2013, to help companies efficiently monitor and maintain production assets and improve their overall availability, utilization, and performance. It analyzes various types of data to detect failure patterns and poor quality parts earlier than traditional quality control methods, with the goal of reducing ... [more]

The above is a list of IBM Redguides on IT Business Perspectives, showing most recently published first. IBM Redguides focus on the business view of technology that solves business issues, provides business value, or enables competitive advantage by applying existing technologies or exploring a roadmap for emerging technologies. These publications are available in Adobe PDF format and may be viewed on-line or downloaded for off-line viewing and printing.

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