Best Practice is a management idea which asserts that there is a technique, method, process, activity, incentive or reward that is more effective at delivering a particular outcome than any other technique, method, process, etc. The idea is that with proper processes, checks, and testing, a project can be rolled out and completed with fewer problems and unforeseen complications.
DevOps is a hot topic inside many Enterprise IT organizations today, because of the operational and development efficiencies it can bring. Join Gigaom Research and our sponsor CenturyLink for “DevOps, Weaving Development and Operations Together in the Enterprise,” a free analyst webinar on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 10 a.m. PT.
In this first-release MQ, Gartner evaluates providers on service delivery, B2B Network/Collaboration, Integration Functionality and success in capitalizing on vision. Rated against an extensive 15-criteria evaluation, IBM earned one of only three Leader positions, and outpaced the competition in "completeness of vision," signifying our strength in delivering the most competitive solution to the marketplace.
According to a study from the Aberdeen Group, the number of companies starting initiatives for collaboration has doubled in the last two years. Their research indicates that collaborating with customers and collaborating with partners are both in the top five actions being taken by survey respondents.
Gives an insight into distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and defines a five-step process including preparation, mitigation, around-the-clock monitoring, response and intelligence to help address DDoS attacks.
Security breaches can cost millions of dollars—but these days they’re virtually inevitable. Every organization needs a formal, documented Computer Security Incident Response Plan (CSIRP) and it needs to be kept up-to-date. In this executive brief, IBM shares the ten most common shortcomings of CSIPRs and how you can avoid these potentially costly mistakes. Read the executive brief to learn how IBM can help protect your organization from cyber threats and strengthen your IT security.
Enterprises of all sizes must defend against online attackers. While security threats continue to evolve, organizations often lack the personnel and financial resources required to protect online systems. Read this service profile to learn how IBM Managed Security Services can help you protect your security investment while reducing the cost and complexity of your security operations. Find out how IBM combines industry-leading tools, technology and expertise with flexible, scalable packaging to meet a broad range of security solution requirements.
Flexible workplace forward thinkers are reporting productivity increases and cost decreases of 20% or more. Learn to achieve these benefits for your business by downloading the IBM executive report Achieving success with a flexible workplace: Forward thinkers’ best practices to enhance productivity, spur innovation and reduce costs. The report contains findings from a recent IBM survey covering user mobility, user support, collaboration and security.
This white paper, based on original IBM research with analysis by IDC, offers a Mobile Infrastructure Maturity Model and documents the best practices and characteristics of organizations that are leaders.
Building a mobile collaboration or bring-your-own-device solution requires three things: mobile applications, the mobile devices themselves and the network that underpins them both. Often, the network and its capabilities take a back seat to applications and devices—which can ultimately lead to poor performance or an inflexible infrastructure. Find out how to develop the type of network that truly supports mobile devices, applications and unified communications programs, thereby establishing the foundation for stronger mobile solutions.
Agile Development and DevOps emphasize quick feedback cycles. But how do we test non-trivial applications with many components? What do we do when some components are outside of our control, expensive to access, or simply not ready to test against? Delaying integration testing or running the tests infrequently is can cause problems to linger, quality to fall, and delivery delays.
Business needs, market trends, and customer demands are forcing IT teams to deploy applications at a rapid rate. The frequency of the deployments can invoke human errors, failed deployments, and outages. This paper will guide you through seven best practices that will strengthen the way applications are released to production.
Forrester Research has just completed a Total Economic Impact study for a large financial services institution to quantify the actual return on investment for service virtualization. Read Forrester’s analysis to learn how service virtualization is eliminating testing bottlenecks and significantly reducing the cost of testing.
Get the essentials about agile testing and service virtualization from several different perspectives – get an analyst’s take from Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester Research on how to remove agile testing bottlenecks and ways to calculate your potential return on investment for Service Virtualization
This paper will explore best practices for identifying and eliminating seven types of waste: Waiting, handoffs and task switching, motion, extra processes, extra features, partially completed work and defects.
In this paper, IBM proposes that organizations relying on the traditional waterfall process for systems and software delivery-that is, an engineering governance model-need to make changes to reduce risk and improve results
Requirements definition and management is recognized as a necessary step for the successful delivery of systems and software projects; the discipline is also required by standards, regulations and quality improvement initiatives like Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).
This case study examines the adoption of agile processes within a European embedded technology provider, focusing on the challenges encountered in deploying agile beyond beyond software development activities.
This white paper explores some key challenges that automotive companies face in creating smarter, more sophisticated automobiles that are made up of many systems of systems and how a holistic approach can help address them.
We know it is easy for small businesses to fall into the trap of treating compensation performance as "something to worry about when we get bigger." The fact is, organizations of all sizes need to attract, retain and motivate employees, and compensation is a critical element in any strong talent strategy.
Download your complimentary copy of our "Top Ten Compensation Mistakes Made by Small Businesses" today to discover:
1) Common compensation mistakes made by small business
2) How to avoid the small business traps
3) How to ensure that your pay plan supports your business objectives
This ebook presents an overview of the B2B integraiton landscape: its challenges, its opportunities, and the approaches that leading organizations follow in developing a robust and scalable EDI solution. It also summarizes the IBM B2B Cloud Services offering, with real-world examples of how companies are leveraging the IBM Cloud to Excel amid escalation global complexity, demand volatility and new customer requirements.