Discovering hidden costs in your data centre – a CFO perspective
At the June 2010 meeting of top CFOs at the Financial Executives International (FEI) Canada annual conference, IBM had the opportunity to talk with more than 60 CFOs to determine how much business insight they have on their data centre costs.
Cloud: Powered by the Network What a Business Leader Must Know
Cisco's vision of the cloud is one that sees the network as the platform to enable business agility, adaptive IT service delivery and innovation.
Comparing DBA Productivity: An Oracle/DB2 Task Complexity Analysis
As staff costs continue to consume an ever-increasing proportion of IT budgets, productivity and ease-of-use are becoming more important factors in the overall TCO for a given IT system. The degree of complexity associated with common DBA activities is therefore a key differentiator between the various database vendors’ products.
Triton Consulting conducted an objective assessment of the complexity of several routine DBA activities, comparing Oracle Database 11gR2 and IBM DB2 for LUW 9.7. This paper presents the in-depth results and conclusions from the complexity analysis.
Business service management 101: Manage IT with a business focus
Leverage a unified service management strategy to boost innovation, stay ahead of competition and grow revenue.
Becoming a Social Business: The IBM Story
Social software promises to better empower employees, improve collaboration, better engage customers and partners and other benefits, but is also being greeted with skepticism. Three IBM case studies conducted by IDC illustrate how social software has improved that company, and how it can help others.