IT Management includes a variety of functions for managing computers in a networked environment, including software distribution, version control, backup & recovery, job scheduling, virus protection and performance and capacity planning.
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.
Four technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics—are shaping the business and converging on the data center. But few data center strategies are designed with the requisite flexibility, scalability or resiliency to meet the new demands. Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy can help you prepare for the rigors and unpredictability of emerging technologies. Find out how IBM’s predictive analytics are helping companies build more accurate, forward-looking data center strategies and how those strategies are leading to more agile, efficient and resilient infrastructures.
Capitalizing on the transformative potential of private cloud requires leveraging the differentiators that will drive exponential value down the road. This IBM white paper discusses the core differentiators that drive transformative business value and to how best incorporate them into your environment, based on the latest research, technologies and solutions.
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.
If you're unhappy with the state of your current disaster recovery operations, this Q and A is a must-read. IBM cloud experts share information on how cloud computing can provide nearly instantaneous failover and failback of critical business applications. This type of speedy recovery keeps your organization running in the event of disaster or disruption, limiting the risk of business losses and brand damage.
Enterprise endpoint backup can satisfy data collection and preservation requirements in a more streamlined and cost-effective manner than traditional e-discovery methods.
Enterprise IT teams face increasing challenges as the amount of valuable data living on endpoints continues to grow. Due to the exploding volume, mobility and compliance requirements of enterprise data, the need to collect and preserve that data for the purpose of e-discovery becomes more critical—and more difficult. Traditionally, enterprises look to multiples tools and technologies to support their information management strategies, but that's a chaotic and expensive approach.
Read this white paper to learn how the common approaches to e-discovery miss the mark and how CrashPlan endpoint backup can streamline the collection and preservation of electronically stored information.
New research dives deep into the trends and drivers for enterprise endpoint backup.
The mobile mind shift is here, and as employees increasingly favor using mobile devices—both personal and company-issued—for work, enterprise IT must ensure data protection and enable user productivity.
Let's face it—we're beyond the data center. Relying on traditional firewalls and local file shares is no longer enough when it comes to securing and backing up this critical data ""on the edge"" on your endpoints. A comprehensive data protection strategy means backing up data across an exceedingly fast-growing number of devices and operating systems.
Get the latest backup trends (and what to do about them) in this study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Code42 in March 2014.
Users always store business data on laptops and desktops, even when they shouldn’t. The adoption of corporate laptops and “bring your own device” only increases the amount of data stored on these endpoint devices, creating more complexity and greater challenges for IT departments mandated to safeguard the business from crippling data loss. Here’s the good news: data loss incidents can be more bearable if you know you’re doing everything possible to minimize your organization’s risk—which means sufficiently protecting all the corporate data and intellectual property stored on endpoints. Read the CrashPlan overview to learn about key CrashPlan features and see how CrashPlan enterprise endpoint backup can support data governance initiatives like legal holds.
Full disk encryption is the ultimate data guardian on corporate endpoints. But when deployed without endpoint backup, it can also be the ultimate nightmare.
Many organizations rely on full disk encryption to make data unreadable to unauthorized users. But without endpoint backup, the value of endpoint data is perpetually at risk. The right endpoint backup solution is necessary to ensure authorized users retain access to data should software or hardware fail.
Download the executive brief to learn 8 considerations for choosing an endpoint backup solution that complements full disk encryption.
ESG Research shows only 38% of organizations have a formal process to back up the endpoint devices employees use to do their jobs.
Gone are the days when protecting data meant simply backing up the corporate file server. The IT landscape has shifted, and now data is ever-more distributed. IT organizations are responsible for data protection regardless of device type or owner. If it's company data, IT must protect it.
Read as Jason Buffington, senior analyst at ESG, discusses the evolution and quandary of distributed data caused by BYOD and mobile workforce policies. You'll also learn important considerations that reveal the differences between consumer- and enterprise-grade backup.
Eliminate data loss risk by protecting all enterprise information.
Today’s organizations face a ballooning data management and risk problem. The use of laptops, tablets, workstations, servers and smartphones in the enterprise to create and store critical data is growing at an alarming rate.
Many companies still rely on a legacy, platform-specific data backup solution, even though it doesn’t provide consistent backup across the enterprise. This outdated approach becomes especially risky when IT faces a data migration initiative. Whether migrating to a new version or brand new hardware on the client or server—organizations risk immense data loss and an expensive, intensive disaster recovery undertaking if they launch a data migration effort without first properly securing their data.
Continuous, real-time data backup is the only viable solution for protecting all enterprise data while providing for a seamless migration process. But how do you achieve it?
Digital capture is a key enabling technology in a business world striving to balance the shifting advantages and requirements of paper and digital documentation. This paper takes a closer look at the technology behind data capture, explaining some of the sub-technologies involved and highlighting the key challenges presented by data capture in the enterprise.
For two weeks each year, Wimbledon scales from a small business to a global enterprise. After deploying IBM Cloud Orchestrator software, the organization supports a highly agile and scalable cloud environment, rapidly provisioning and deprovisioning virtual IBM System x servers as needed.
A comprehensive study by Solitaire Interglobal Ltd. (SIL) on the business impact of security incursions in today's IT environment. This ground-breaking research, based on 64,200 client data points explores how the vulnerabilities in today's virtualized, internet-connected, cloud-oriented environment can affect your businesses.
This condensed version ebook examines data storage and management challenges and explains software-defined storage, an innovative solution for high-performance, cost-effective storage using the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS).
This IDC paper discusses the critical role of hardware infrastructure in business analytics deployments, citing best practices, the IDC's decision framework, and four client case studies - Wellpoint, Vestas, AXTEL, and Miami-Dade County. IDC's recommendation is that "infrastructure cannot — and should not — be an afterthought". Hardware infrastructure and software requirements must be determined in parallel to maximize the success of business analytics projects.
Today data is the new currency of business. But many organizations have yet to make the most of data insights that drive better outcomes. This e-book describes how businesses can manage information with greater efficiency, speed and continuity for improved ROI through.
Citrix XenDesktop is the clear choice for mobilizing Windows apps and desktops. Whether you are looking to deliver Windows apps and desktops to mobile users, reduce costs and management through desktop virtualization, or secure intellectual property, XenDesktop is the only solution able to meet all your needs from a single, easy to deploy platform. It quickly and securely delivers mobile access to individual apps or complete desktops while maintaining a high definition user experience.
Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs and policies empower people to choose the best device to get their work done, including personally-owned consumer smartphones, tablets and laptops. This white paper provides guidance for introducing BYOD to help people become more mobile and productive while IT adapts to consumerization in a simple, secure and controlled manner.
SharePoint is a valuable collaboration tool. But your organization could be vulnerable if you don't take the right steps. There’s no silver bullet for securing SharePoint because each deployment is unique. However, there are 10 best practices that everyone should follow when using this collaboration tool.