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Building a Resilient Planet
Smarter Cities

Point-of-View, published 17 Jan 2013, last updated 22 Jan 2013

In the next decades, regions around the world will face increasing changes from two types of threats: acute threats and chronic threats. Acute threats are natural and man-made catastrophes such as hurricanes and earthquakes. Chronic threats are the causes of shortages of basic resources such as water, food, and energy. A resilient planet is one that can deal with such changes. Public and private sectors depend on information technology (IT) in critical situations that affect geographic regions and resources:
- They need more robust and resilient IT to support rapid recovery ... [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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IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities Administration Guide
Smarter Cities

Redbooks, published 30 Nov 2012

IBM® defines a smarter city as one that makes optimal use of all available information to better understand and control its operations and optimize the use of resources. There is much information available from different sources. However, city officials often lack the holistic view of the city's operations that is required to respond to the citizens' needs in a timely manner and use the city resources wisely. IBM Intelligent Operations Center delivers a unified view of city agencies, providing three primary elements for successful management of cities: use information, anticipate problems, ... [more]


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IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities
Smarter Cities

Redpaper, published 20 Nov 2012

Acting effectively in today’s world involves rapidly assimilating information from many sources, making decisions quickly, and acting in a maximally efficient manner. IBM® Intelligent Operations Center was created with precisely this model as its base. It is tailored to provide city and enterprise leaders with accessible operational and progress metrics and statuses. It integrates disparate and older systems into one engine that can simplify inputs, providing a complete overview of the enterprise or city and ensuring that the correct people are alerted to anything out of the ordinary, ... [more]


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IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities
Smarter Cities

Solution Guide, published 15 Nov 2012

The IBM® Intelligent Operations Center solution integrates and uses data from multiple sources and makes sense of it on a single interface. It simplifies the disarray and multiplication of data sources that are necessary for understanding, yet that are too voluminous for easy consumption. IBM Intelligent Operations Center provides a single interface to all systems of an enterprise or city to make them usable without being overwhelming. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide introduces the IBM Intelligent Operations Center and provides an introduction to its features, benefits, and architecture. ... [more]


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