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A Guide to Lean Healthcare Workflows
Analytics

Redpaper, published 26 Aug 2015, last updated 11 Oct 2016

Is Lean a fit for your healthcare organization? Various methodologies can be used to help organizations achieve their objectives depending on their criteria: lowest risk of failure, fast to resolution, or lowest cost for deployment. But what every organization should consider is which methodology will have the greatest impact. Lean, a systematic approach to understanding and optimizing processes, may be the fit for your organization. Learn more in this new IBM® Redpaper™ publication, A Guide to Lean Healthcare Workflows, by Jerry Green and Amy Valentini of Phytel (An IBM ... [more]


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Solutions to Accelerate Compliance with Affordable Care Act (ACA) Mandates and HIPAA Standards
Industry Solutions

Solution Guide, published 21 Nov 2014, last updated 10 Aug 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of how enterprises can accelerate the development of B2B integration solutions that facilitate compliance with the US Affordable Care Act (ACA). It also shows how data processing can efficiently process data governed by the evolving body of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) data standard and related mandates. Products: IBM Standards Processing Engine, IBM Transformation Extender, IBM Integration ... [more]


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IBM Financial Transaction Manager on z Systems
z Systems

Solution Guide, published 17 May 2016

The IBM® Financial Transaction Manager (FTM) on IBM z Systems™ platforms is an industry software package that manages, orchestrates, and monitors commercial and consumer financial transactions. It provides the functionality to create and collect the state of transactions while also providing integration capability and common data and message models that are based on the ISO 20022 industry standard. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of the business value of using the IBM FTM and offers solution options that are available now on z Enterprise ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS) for Linux on z Systems
z Systems Storage-Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 26 Feb 2016, last updated 14 Apr 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes IBM Spectrum Scale™ for Linux on z Systems™. This paper helps you install and configure IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS™) in a disaster recovery configuration. Scenario testing is described for various events: Site failure, storage failure, node failure. Recovery procedures from each tested scenario are provided. This paper also provides an installation and configuration scenario for saving data stored in a Spectrum Scale file system by using IBM Spectrum Protect™ integration features. Multi-node backup usage is ... [more]


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Smarter Asset Management for the Integrated Mill
Industry Solutions

Solution Guide, published 18 Mar 2016

IBM® Smarter Asset Management for Integrated Mill Operations helps metals companies optimize asset performance and maintenance in the large, unified facilities known as integrated mills. The solution described in this IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide gives metal-making companies direct visibility into asset usage and operational health. It helps executives and managers at all levels make decisions that are based on accurate, up-to-date reports on the running conditions and performance of their most critical assets. It also includes predictive analytics features that can help companies get ahead ... [more]


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Reducing Refinery Downtime with IBM Smarter Asset Management for Oil and Gas
Industry Solutions

Solution Guide, published 20 Jan 2016, last updated 26 Jan 2016

IBM® Smarter Asset Management for Oil and Gas gives oil and gas companies direct visibility into asset usage and operational health. It helps executives and managers make decisions that are based on accurate, up-to-date reports of the running conditions and performance of their most critical assets. It also includes predictive analytics features that can help companies get ahead of the curve in terms of plant maintenance and turnarounds. By combining sensor-based condition monitoring with advanced analytics, Smarter Asset Management for Oil and Gas delivers data-driven insights to aid in ... [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 Reference Architecture for Genomics: Speed, Scale, Smarts
Spectrum Computing

Redpaper, published 20 May 2015

Genomic medicine promises to revolutionize biomedical research and clinical care. By investigating the human genome in the context of biological pathways, drug interaction, and environmental factors, it is now possible for genomic scientists and clinicians to identify individuals at risk of disease, provide early diagnoses based on biomarkers, and recommend effective treatments. However, the field of genomics has been caught in a flood of data as huge amounts of information are generated by next-generation sequencers and rapidly evolving analytical platforms such as high-performance ... [more]


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IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center
Industry Solutions

Redbooks, published 20 Feb 2015, last updated 6 Mar 2015

IBM® SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center provides efficient virtualization and management of heterogeneous storage systems. It facilitates migration to an agile cloud architecture that can optimize storage availability and performance, while helping to reduce costs. IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (VSC) helps convert existing storage to IBM Smarter Storage, providing more room for data growth and simplified storage administration. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives an overview of the concepts of software-defined environment (SDE) and software-defined storage (SDS), and how they work ... [more]


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Always On: Assess, Design, Implement, and Manage Continuous Availability
Application Platform

Redpaper, published 16 Jul 2014

Continuous availability’s principles encompass the ability to transparently withstand component failures, the ability to introduce changes nondisruptively, and the ability to withstand a catastrophe transparently or nearly transparently. In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication, we describe methods to assess, design, implement, and manage continuous operations and continuous availability so that the reader can understand the principles and apply them to their availability evolution ... [more]


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Always On: Business Considerations for Continuous Availability
Application Platform

Redguide, published 25 Apr 2014, last updated 14 Jul 2014

In 2013, IBM® conducted an IBM Academy of Technology initiative in which we reviewed the end-to-end aspects of continuous availability (governance, technological advancements, architectural patterns, design and operational practices). We identified specific business requirements that mandate continuous availability and also found organizations that have continuous availability as part of their DNA. However, most organizations have invested in high availability or disaster recovery but not in continuous availability. For these organizations, continuous availability might not be a requirement ... [more]


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High Performance Computing Cloud Offerings from IBM Technical Computing
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 28 Apr 2014

The high performance computing cloud offerings from IBM® Technical Computing provide speed and flexibility for big data analytics and high performance technical computing.


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IBM Technical Computing Clouds
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 28 Oct 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights IBM Technical Computing as a flexible infrastructure for clients looking to reduce capital and operational expenditures, optimize energy usage, or re-use the infrastructure. This book strengthens IBM SmartCloud® solutions, in particular IBM Technical Computing clouds, with a well-defined and documented deployment model within an IBM System x® or an IBM Flex System™. This provides clients with a cost-effective, highly scalable, robust solution with a planned foundation for scaling, capacity, resilience, optimization, automation, and monitoring. This ... [more]


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Building a Smarter Data Center with IBM Flex System and Juniper Networks QFabric
Industry Solutions

Redpaper, published 28 Mar 2013, last updated 24 May 2013

Data centers must become smarter to meet today’s business needs. They need to be more efficient, scalable, and flexible and at the same time keep operational costs in check. A smarter data center must seamlessly integrate IT resources, such as servers, storage, and networking, while also responding quickly to change. Networking plays an essential role in enabling infrastructures for smarter data centers. In dynamic environments with virtualized IT resources, the network must do more than just carry traffic and support the provisioning of new IT services. It must also have the built-in ... [more]


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Smarter Bank Data Centers with Expert Integrated Systems
Industry Solutions

Point-of-View, published 14 Dec 2012, last updated 27 Dec 2012

Today, banks are operating in a highly volatile climate. Increasing regulation, continuous pressure on cost, changing business models, mergers and acquisitions, and remaining competitive require a flexible, efficient, and smart IT operation:
- Banks need IT as an accelerator of business growth, not as an inhibitor.
- Bank data centers can and must be made smarter.
- Banks need expert integrated systems.
This IBM® Redbooks® Point-of-View publication analyzes what makes a data center successful and explains how IBM expert integrated systems help to accomplish the ... [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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A Transformation Approach to Smarter Core Banking
Industry Solutions

Redguide, published 23 Sep 2012

The extensive experience brought by IBM to core banking transformation indicates that the most successful transformation approach is a progressive one in which modernization is a process that incorporates flexibility and business acumen, and can adapt as requirements change. Creating a componentized architecture that separates key constructs and their assets from the core transaction engine is a critical factor in achieving a successful transformation. Such a scenario makes the architecture the central concern and allows a bank to benefit from the necessary flexibility and efficiency. After ... [more]


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Build a Smarter Data Center with Juniper Networks QFabric
Industry Solutions

Redguide, published 6 Mar 2012, last updated 7 Mar 2012

In this IBM® Redguide™ document, we highlight the key requirements for a smarter data center network and show how the data center fabric, a new switching architecture, provides the required performance, scalability, and management. We explore Juniper Networks’ QFabric, a revolutionary DCN fabric product, and describe how its characteristics and key network innovations provide real business value in rapid service deployment, cost-efficient service delivery, energy efficiency, and business resiliency and security. We examine Juniper's QFabric design, product software, hardware, and ... [more]


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Performance and Capacity Implications for a Smarter Planet
z Systems

Redpaper, published 12 Jul 2011, last updated 14 Jul 2011

IBM® uses the phrase Smarter Planet™ to describe its vision for the future, in which the world’s systems become increasingly instrumented, interconnected, and infused with intelligence to better manage the environments in which we work, play, and live. Real examples of current and emerging technologies exist. These technologies are starting to enable “smarter” solutions for vital domains, such as energy, transportation, food production, conservation, finance, and health care. For such an ambitious vision to become a reality, there are many technical challenges to address, among them ... [more]


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