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Smart Grid Cyber Health Assessment in a Big Bad Data World
Analytics

Redguide, published 18 Feb 2015

We expect our electricity (for heat, air conditioning, and lights), water, and other utilities to be available whenever we want them. But our everyday essentials have become the target of our adversaries. Exacerbating the situation, when a part of the grid fails, we don’t know whether it is from natural causes or the actions of bad actors. Regardless, the failure needs to be fixed. Despite our diligence in the creation of new electric grid standards, these standards are not sufficient to address the urgent cyber threats and challenges that critical infrastructures now face. The lack of ... [more]


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Cloud Computing Simplified: The Thoughts On Cloud Way
Application Platform

Redguide, published 16 Feb 2015

This IBM® RedBlook™ publication is a collection of selected posts published on the IBM Thoughts on Cloud blog. Thoughts on Cloud is IBM’s official cloud blog, contributed by hundreds of cloud computing specialists worldwide from IBM and IBM Business Partners. Most of the authors have hands-on experience implementing cloud solutions for various industries. The goal of the blog is to provide readers with a forum to discuss and debate various cloud computing topics. Starting with the basic building blocks of cloud computing, we cover a wide range of cloud topics in this book. We do not go ... [more]


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Enhancing Value to Existing and Future Workloads with IBM z13
z Systems Software

Point-of-View, published 14 Jan 2015, last updated 14 Jan 2015

Discover how to take advantage of advances in technology to address key demands on today’s mainframes: - Cloud computing, analytics, mobile access, social media, and security (CAMSS) put new demands on businesses and IT for enhanced resilience, performance, and scale. - The volume of data and increased file sizes push networks to their limits and stress quality of service. - A powerful, workload-optimized, open, agile, and highly secure IT infrastructure is required to meet customer expectations. This IBM® Redbooks® Point-of-View publication discusses the new I/O capabilities in IBM z ... [more]


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Retain and Delight Your Customers by Applying IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence
Analytics

Redguide, published 6 Jan 2015

What if you knew which customers would most likely respond to a campaign or marketing promotion? Or knew which customers are at risk for attrition and if given the chance could provide retention offers that significantly reduced the risk of customer attrition? What if you knew the best cross-sell/up-sell opportunities with your customers? What if you and your organization knew the best action to take with each customer right now? How would it help your business if you knew each customer’s lifetime value? What if you could easily find ways to increase customer repeat visits and grow loyal ... [more]


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The Power of the API Economy: Stimulate Innovation, Increase Productivity, Develop New Channels, and Reach New Markets
z Systems Software

Redguide, published 21 Dec 2014

The API Economy is the commercial exchange of business functions, capabilities, or competencies as services using web application programming interfaces (APIs). APIs drive the digital economy and companies that do not embrace the API economy will be left behind. The API Economy is key to accelerating value, improving business performance, and extending your business services and goods to the widest possible audience. Making sure your company is easy to do business with and creating paths to new business opportunities is why the API Economy signals a new business reality. Companies that seize ... [more]


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Stepping Forward into the API Economy
z Systems Software

Point-of-View, published 17 Dec 2014

The API Economy is changing the way we think about building applications (apps) and how business value is created. Several technology trends and digital economic trends (for example, the App Economy, Sharing Economy, and API Economy) are converging with industry, creating new opportunities for innovation and customer value:
- Industry-specific API ecosystems are growing rapidly.
- The API Economy changes how we think about building "things".
- Core technological underpinnings drive enterprise-level adoption.
This IBM® Redbooks® Point-of-View publication ... [more]


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Get Control of Your Cloud with IBM Cloud Orchestrator and Juniper Networks Contrail
Cloud

Redguide, published 8 Dec 2014

Many organizations need the flexibility, security, and control that a private cloud offers, but they do not want the complexity or expenses that accompany many of today's cloud implementations. In addition, many CSPs are unsure how to most effectively and cost-efficiently address the challenge of implementing promising new virtual network capability into their multivendor physical network at scale. IBM Cloud Orchestrator can help organizations react quickly to changing demands, scale resources dynamically, and accelerate performance across diverse applications, infrastructure, and management ... [more]


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IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality (Version 2.0)
Analytics

Solution Guide, published 9 May 2014, last updated 12 Nov 2014

IBM® Predictive Maintenance and Quality (PMQ) enables companies to identify when manufacturing assets need maintenance, not just according to the manufacturer's scheduled repair guide but also based on how the asset is actually being used every day. This helps to keep critical production lines running while also saving money, because repairs are always, and only, performed when truly necessary. Today's production assets are routinely instrumented to collect and transmit vital data (operating temperature, duration, error codes, and so on). The PMQ solution uses innovative IBM integration and ... [more]


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Hadoop and System z
z Systems

Point-of-View, published 15 Oct 2014

A large portion of the world’s enterprise data is stored on IBM® System z® mainframes, and enterprises have long relied on this structured data for their day-to-day operations. At the same time, exponential growth in mobile technologies, social media, and other systems of engagement is driving the emergence of new forms of data, both unstructured and semi-structured. Combining operational data with these newer data sources can yield deep business insights. For example, companies can combine their operational data with collected social media sentiments to create a 360-degree view of their ... [more]


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Enabling B2C Solutions with Identity and Access Management
z Systems Software

Redguide, published 15 Sep 2014

Traditionally, Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions have been targeted to meet business imperatives for establishing control, accountability, and transparency for access permissions across enterprise IT systems and applications. This IBM® Redguide™ publication describes how IAM has reached a state of maturity that allows organizations to seek value beyond a previously narrow focus on security, cost savings, and administrative efficiency. New IAM solutions offer opportunities to achieve so much more by delivering new services to wider user communities in innovative ways that ... [more]


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 in Adobe PDF format and may be viewed on-line or downloaded for off-line viewing and printing.




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