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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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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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Infrastructure Solutions: Building a Smart Bank Operating Environment
IT Service Management

Redbooks, published 19 Oct 2006, last updated 9 Jun 2009

IBM® created the Smart Bank showcase to demonstrate to retail banking clients the benefits of IBM products, services, and solutions in addressing their key business issues. The Smart Bank showcase covers different solutions areas such as IT service management, service-oriented architecture, optimization of IT resources, information lifecycle management, information warehouse, and business continuity. The Smart Bank showcase is an implementation of these solutions in a real environment. This IBM Redbooks® publication looks at the infrastructure monitoring and infrastructure management ... [more]


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Implementing the Poughkeepsie Green Data Center: Showcasing a Dynamic Infrastructure
Smarter Cities

Redpaper, published 29 May 2009, last updated 1 Jun 2009

The IBM® Design Center Data Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, was running out of cooling capacity and needed to address continuing IT growth requirements. Innovative change was required and transformation of this infrastructure was achieved through IBM’s smarter planet and dynamic infrastructure vision. Energy efficiency for data centers has become an imperative area of focus as the price of energy increases and systems grow beyond the capacity of current facilities to supply their power and cooling needs. This IBM Redpapers™ publication discusses IT growth and energy efficiency for a case ... [more]


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Fidelity National Information Systems Payments Reference Architecture for IBM System z
z Systems

Redbooks, published 29 Sep 2008, last updated 1 Oct 2008

The number of electronic transactions conducted by financial institutions around the world every day is growing astronomically. Today payments can account for a significant portion of a bank’s total cost. The ability to move money quickly and safely and to manage the associated data management flows are necessary components of banking. Banks must also gain critical insights from their data to stay steps ahead of Internet-based theft of bank and customer information. These thefts can dangerously undermine the efficiencies of more cost-effective virtual delivery channels. On the positive ... [more]


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