IBM Redbooks

Point-of-View publications


Introducing IBM Redbooks Point-of-View publications—brief, strategy-oriented documents that represent an author's perspective on a particular technical topic. Written by senior IBM subject matter experts, the publications examine current industry trends, directions, and emerging technologies. They further outline how you can address business challenges with specific approaches, and explain the business value that your company or organization may gain by choosing the highlighted solution.

For 45 years, IBM Redbooks has developed technical publications that typically provide product positioning and installation and implementation experiences. To respond to the evolving needs of our readers, IBM Redbooks has developed Point-of-View publications to focus on providing the business insights needed to understand solutions.

Many of the new Point-of-View publications will be written in partnership with the IBM Academy of Technology, a society of IBM technical leaders organized to advance the understanding of key technical areas, to improve communications in and development of IBM's global technical community, and to engage clients in technical pursuits of common value. This mutually beneficial relationship will enable Academy of Technology members to publish using the successful IBM Redbooks model, and enable the IBM Redbooks organization to partner with IBM’s premier thought leaders to share some of the most innovative and insightful thinking at IBM.

At about 5 pages in length, Point-of-View publications typically include solution highlights, a description of the problems being addressed, proposed solutions, and references for additional reading. They are available as PDFs for download.

Point-of-View publications are one of the latest offerings from IBM Redbooks, which recently expanded its offerings to include video interviews, tutorials, and 3-minute Redbooks overviews; blogging on blogs; IBM Redbooks Product Guides; IBM Redbooks Solution Guides; and more.

Latest IBM Redbooks Point-of-View publications

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1. Accelerate Development of New Enterprise Solutions for the Cloud with Codename BlueMix, REDP-5011-01
Point-of-View, published 24 February 2014, last updated 10 March 2014, Rating: (based on 1 review)
2. System z in a Mobile World, REDP-5088-00
Point-of-View, published 24 January 2014, Rating: (based on 5 reviews)
3. Mobile Design Patterns: Push, Don't Pull, REDP-5072-00
Point-of-View, published 5 December 2013
4. Platform-as-a-Service: An IBM Perspective, REDP-5041-00
Point-of-View, published 30 October 2013, Rating: (based on 2 reviews)
5. Using IBM System z as a Hub for Business Analytics, REDP-5062-00
Point-of-View, published 29 October 2013
6. Enhancing Enterprise Systems with Big Data, REDP-5055-00
Point-of-View, published 24 October 2013
7. Overcoming the Challenges of Financial Regulatory Compliance with an Integrated Approach, REDP-5038-00
Point-of-View, published 30 July 2013
8. Context-Based Analytics in a Big Data World: Better Decisions, REDP-4962-00
Point-of-View, published 17 July 2013, last updated 26 August 2013, Rating: (based on 1 review)
9. The Reality of Rehosting: Understanding the Value of Your Mainframe, REDP-5032-00
Point-of-View, published 21 June 2013
10. Artificial Intelligence: Learning Through Interactions and Big Data, REDP-4974-00
Point-of-View, published 3 June 2013
11. Unlock Big Value in Big Data with Analytics, REDP-5026-00
Point-of-View, published 31 May 2013, last updated 3 June 2013
12. The Interconnecting of Everything, REDP-4975-00
Point-of-View, published 19 April 2013, Rating: (based on 1 review)
13. Accelerating Collaboration and Productivity by Taking Advantage of Social Business, REDP-4982-00
Point-of-View, published 24 January 2013, last updated 24 January 2013
14. Building a Resilient Planet , REDP-4978-00
Point-of-View, published 17 January 2013, last updated 22 January 2013
15. Smarter Bank Data Centers with Expert Integrated Systems, REDP-4964-00
Point-of-View, published 14 December 2012, last updated 27 December 2012, Rating: (based on 2 reviews)
16. Managing Data in Today's Information Overloaded World, REDP-4945-00
Point-of-View, published 13 December 2012, Rating: (based on 1 review)
17. Transforming the Way Organizations Think with Cognitive Systems, REDP-4961-00
Point-of-View, published 12 December 2012, last updated 13 December 2012
18. Taking Advantage of Cloud Computing to Meet Today's Business Needs, REDP-4943-00
Point-of-View, published 3 December 2012, last updated 7 December 2012
19. A Green IT Approach to Data Center Efficiency, REDP-4946-00
Point-of-View, published 30 November 2012, Rating: (based on 1 review)
20. A Sweeping Approach to Security, REDP-4944-00
Point-of-View, published 29 November 2012, last updated 29 November 2012
21. Exploring the Potential of IBM Smarter Analytics Solutions, REDP-4942-00
Point-of-View, published 29 November 2012, last updated 30 November 2012
22. Transforming to a Smarter Core Banking Systems Environment, REDP-4934-00
Point-of-View, published 3 October 2012
23. Building a World-class Data Center Network Based on Open Standards, REDP-4933-00
Point-of-View, published 3 October 2012