Networking involves at least two devices capable of being networked with at least one usually being a computer. The devices can be separated by a few meters (e.g. via Bluetooth) or thousands of kilometers (e.g. via the Internet).
Join us at this webinar to learn more about this region and its data center landscape. From the latest developments and regulations, to potential opportunities and pitfalls, gain insight to the business advantages and challenges operating in key Asian countries.
If you aren’t tapping into social selling, you’re missing out. Customers want to be treated like individuals, not psychographic profiles. The more connected you are to today’s social and mobile customer, the better chance you have of establishing trust and having an honest dialogue. Social doesn’t replace email. Cold calls aren’t dead. These tactics all have their time and place, but social represents the most exciting channel that sales has had in a long time to stay connected and informed.
IBM PureApplication System converges compute, storage, networking components, and software into a preconfigured and pretested system. This Forrester paper helps to better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with the IBM PureApplication System.
What if your organization could take advantage of emerging business opportunities by deploying new applications dramatically faster than you ever could before? What if you could increase the value of your existing application investments by leveraging them in the cloud—and easily move your apps across off-premises and on-premises cloud options?
These capabilities are available today. With IBM® PureApplication® solutions, companies can build and use a cloud environment faster, easier and with less risk than traditional methods to better engage with their customers and partners in new ways. The result: increased competitiveness and improved profitability in a changing business landscape. This paper describes a simpler way forward to gain these advantages.
Technology Adoption Analyst whitepaper by Forrester. This IBM-commissioned profile of IT operations decision-makers at enterprise companies in the US, UK and Germany evaluates IT operations analytics adoption, benefits, and challenges based on Forrester’s own market data and a custom study of the same audience.
This book helps you understand DevOps and how your organization can gain real business benefits from it. You also discover how a holistic view of DevOps that encompasses the entire software delivery life cycle.
Today’s consumers expect instant access to communications services whether they’re in the office, at home, or on the road. With data speeds increasing and international roaming costs decreasing, data usage is rapidly growing. Telecommunications Service Providers (TSPs) are under pressure to deliver more services to more people and approach 100% uptime all while lowering prices to consumers.
Traditional relational databases can’t meet the requirements for massive scalability, availability, and fault tolerance that the rapid growth in data usage and rise of big data demands. Read this solution brief to learn how Riak excels at these. Riak is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for big data. Riak meets many of the challenges you may be facing with your own service operations systems.
This Gigaom Research report aims to help technology decision-makers better understand:
- What the modern workforce thinks it needs to succeed in this rapidly changing world of mobile-first communications and new work-collaboration technologies
- How IT is supporting those needs and overall corporate objectives
- If there are gaps between worker expectations and IT requirements, and how technology buyers can address them
Download this Gigaom Research white paper to learn more.
This Gigaom Research study aims to help technology decision-makers better understand the role of IT in supporting the need for business agility and pace. In this report you will gain insight into:
- How to increase business agility with the best tools for your workforce
- Strategies to speed up new tool adoption so the workforce has a range of work tools that match different sorts of work activities and interactions
- The shifting role of IT to create a technology landscape in which productivity and innovation flourish
Download this Gigaom Research white paper to learn more.
In today’s security landscape, more vendors than ever are offering what is purported to be “threat intelligence.” Although security experts often have different definitions for this term, one thing many of them can agree on is that an intelligence-led approach to security – that is, putting threat intelligence to real-world use – is critical to protecting organizations. If the goal of an intelligence-led security strategy is to help organizations be more proactive in finding and preparing for threats to physical and digital assets, it’s crucial to define and understand exactly what threat intelligence means, and separate fact from fiction. In this whitepaper, we dispel some common myths about threat intelligence.
Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming web tra?c across multiple EC2 instances. With Elastic Load Balancing, you can add and remove EC2 instances as your needs change without disrupting the overall ?ow of information. If an EC2 instance fails, Elastic Load Balancing automatically reroutes the tra?c to the remaining running EC2 instances. If a failed EC2 instance is restored, Elastic Load Balancing restores the tra?c to that instance.
This white paper digs deep into the reasons testing mobile apps is fundamentally harder than traditional web or desktop applications. A collaboration by Tina Zhuo and Dennis Schultz from IBM along with Yoram Mizrachi from Perfecto Mobile and John Montgomery from uTest, these experts explore the complexities of mobile test environments, the value of the mobile device cloud, the unique role crowd sourcing can play, and how teams can leverage automation to help deliver quality apps.
A number of network security technologies have arisen that claim to be the "next generation" of network defense - but what does this concept actually mean? How is the threat landscape changing the way we think about and deploy network security solutions? Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Security and Risk Management at EMA Research provides insight into what we can expect in the area of network security and how to leverage new technologies to meet today's security challenges in light of other considerations such as overall complexity and peformance.
Driven by demands to unify and extend protection across a broad spectrum of threats, EMA sees in this trend the rise of Converged Network Security (CNS) systems that integrate a wide range of capabilities and break down silos in network defense more than ever before. Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Security and Risk Management at EMA Research highlights specific examples of the ways in which these converged security systems put today’s more advanced capabilities to work in practical application. The IBM Security Network Protection XGS 5000 is profiled as an example of this trend, delivering not only intelligence driven, application aware defense against a variety of threats, but also the extensibility required to equip today’s organizations to confront whatever may come tomorrow.
This buyer’s guide can help you select the right identity and access management solution to successfully manage and control user access within, across and between organizations. The guide outlines the most common identity and access management challenges organizations face from the perspective of CSOs, IT operations staff, line-of-business managers and enterprise architects. It then provides a checklist for evaluating solutions and defines the capabilities required to address security complexity, compliance and cost.
Managing user identities and user-access privileges is a cornerstone of effective security for organizations. It is vitally important to verify that only the right people can access protected resources and that their activities are sufficiently monitored. However, in order to effectively compete and meet customer expectations, organizations are increasing the number of users—including customers, employees, citizens, partners and suppliers—who are allowed to access information across the web, the cloud and federated environments. This trend makes identity and access management even more challenging and exposes organizations to many potential risks.
IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager helps organizations to securely manage and track the activities of privileged users, thereby reducing the risk of breaches, improving compliance and ensuring accountability. The IBM white paper explains how IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager provides enhanced security across various IT environments by centralizing and controlling the use of privileged identities.
IBM Security, in partnership with the Center for Applied Insights, has launched the 2014 IBM CISO Assessment. Driven by the specter of external attacks and the needs of their own organizations, CISO's are continuing the shift toward a business leadership role that focuses on risk management and taking a more integrated and systemic approach.
You may be considering a cloud computing solution or in the midst of specifying one or even implementing a solution. Read this paper to see what IBM discovered about how companies like yours are adopting, implementing and using cloud computing solutions. Learn about the current rate of adoption, as well as drivers, barriers, and considerations that are influencing the adoption of cloud computing.