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Managing Data in Today's Information Overloaded World
IBM Z

Point-of-View, published 13 Dec 2012

The landscape of today’s information infrastructure is continually changing. The amount of data that is being collected is increasing, and organizations are finding new ways to analyze, evaluate, and use the information that they collect. In addition, hardware trends are making it cost effective to capture new information sources and to automate data management. In the hardware arena especially, falling prices and increasing capacity for memory devices are reshaping the storage industry. Solid-state drives (SSDs), large amounts of RAM, and new I/O technologies influence raw system ... [more]


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Transforming the Way Organizations Think with Cognitive Systems
Watson

Point-of-View, published 12 Dec 2012, last updated 13 Dec 2012

Our data volume is exploding. But not just the volume of data, the type of data is taking on increasing forms, and the demand for speed at which we need to understand this data is accelerating. We need computers that can assess this flood of information so that we can mine the most value from our data. IBM® is leading the Cognitive Systems Era. It is transforming the way we use computers and technology to process information and natural language, creating the potential to change the way businesses use information and make decisions. As explained in this IBM Redbooks® Point-of-View paper, ... [more]


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IBM SmartCloud: Becoming a Cloud Service Provider
Cloud

Redguide, published 13 Dec 2012

Cloud computing opens a broad range of business opportunities across the computing industry and enables companies in other industries to provide services to their employees, customers, and partners. Cloud computing provides a compelling approach to addressing this opportunity. The IBM® SmartCloud™ for Service Providers portfolio can dramatically lower the business and technical barriers of entry to cloud computing. Companies rely on their business applications and systems as an integral part of their business. They can expand the business value of their applications and systems by using ... [more]


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The Era of Cognitive Systems: An Inside Look at IBM Watson and How it Works
Watson

Redguide, published 12 Dec 2012

IBM® Watson™ represents a first step into cognitive systems, a new era of computing. Watson builds on the current era of programmatic computing but differs in significant ways. The combination of the following capabilities makes Watson unique:
- Natural language processing by helping to understand the complexities of unstructured data, which makes up as much as 80 percent of the data in the world today
- Hypothesis generation and evaluation by applying advanced analytics to weigh and evaluate a panel of responses based on only relevant evidence
- Dynamic learning by ... [more]


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Taking Advantage of Cloud Computing to Meet Today's Business Needs
Cloud

Point-of-View, published 3 Dec 2012, last updated 7 Dec 2012

Companies today deal with a high degree of uncertainty, expanded regulation, rapid technology innovation, shorter product cycles, and global competition. To remain competitive, businesses must drive more value from assets, improve decision making under volatile conditions, and increase agility to react rapidly to changes and to reconfigure their business. Cloud computing offers reduced capital and operational expenses and delivers benefits in the following areas:
- A path to higher efficiency
- Agility in innovation and response
- Quality and dependability
- Increased ... [more]


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Exploring the Potential of IBM Smarter Analytics Solutions
Analytics

Point-of-View, published 29 Nov 2012, last updated 30 Nov 2012

Analytics can provide your enterprise with a better understanding of variability, future uncertainty, and your own clients. With the landscape constantly changing, you can gain a competitive edge by optimizing business processes, production planning, and human capital to make your business more efficient. By using analytics, your enterprise can achieve the following goals:
- Drive real-time business decisions by using Smarter Analytics solutions.
- Identify and follow the best course of action, based on facts and objective evaluation of alternatives.
- Make more ... [more]


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A Green IT Approach to Data Center Efficiency
IBM Z

Point-of-View, published 30 Nov 2012

Companies are facing energy constraints, increased data demands, and rising power costs. Implementing green strategies, such as a green data center, can provide a competitive edge while benefiting the environment for the following reasons:
- Energy efficiency is a growing part of business efficiency.
- A green data center can meet growing data volume and increasing processing demand while managing escalating resource costs.
- An efficient, green data center can help your company reduce costs and comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
- Green initiatives ... [more]


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A Sweeping Approach to Security
IBM Z

Point-of-View, published 29 Nov 2012, last updated 29 Nov 2012

Businesses and governments today must take a broader approach to securing information from malicious attackers or infiltrators. This task is not easy when users demand fast and convenient access to information that they expect to be protected. Consequently, organizations increasingly need to implement a smarter approach that relies on fine-grained control of access privileges and far field detection of potential and seemingly unrelated threats. Such an approach must also rely on multitier containment methods to isolate intrusions and to minimize damage. To adopt a broad security approach ... [more]


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Transforming to a Smarter Core Banking Systems Environment
Industry Solutions

Point-of-View, published 3 Oct 2012

A volatile economic climate, ever increasing competitiveness and continuous pressure to meet regulatory requirements demand a flexible and cost-effective core banking systems environment. However, many existing core banking applications have been developed as silos, with limited possibilities for reuse and optimization. With the current state of technology, IT systems can be created that are responsive to business changes, provide intelligence to be competitive and meet service levels without compromise. IBM® has an end-to-end vision and solution to transform existing core banking systems to ... [more]


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Building a World-class Data Center Network Based on Open Standards
Industry Solutions

Point-of-View, published 3 Oct 2012

Data centers are undergoing a major transition toward a smarter, more dynamic infrastructure. More flexible IT architectures are emerging to address the demands of current business applications and new areas, such as cloud computing, multitenancy, bring your own device (BYOD), big data, and analytics. As part of the dynamic infrastructure trend, the role of data center networks is also changing. It is causing businesses to re-evaluate their current networks, which were never designed to handle modern workloads and applications. In light of these changes, the networking industry is ... [more]


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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 for download in PDF format.




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