In this live webinar, the speakers will present findings from the recent global study they co-authored, "From Value to Vision: Reimagining the Possible with Data Analytics." In their study, they identified leaders of the analytics revolution they call "Analytical Innovators." These companies share a distinctive orientation toward data and analytics that includes three key characteristics: a widely shared belief that data is a core asset; more effective use of more data for faster results; and support for analytics by senior managers who embrace new ideas and are willing to shift power and resources to those who make data-driven decisions.
Enterprises today are looking for ways to accelerate their rate of innovation, increase revenues, and lower the costs of software development and delivery. Agile development and testing methodologies are increasingly being adopted as a central means to accelerate the delivery of new software products to market. Accordingly, many application lifecycle management (ALM) products are being upgraded – or designed from scratch – to support the Agile development and delivery model. For many companies, Continuous Integration (CI) – the practice of frequently integrating developers' new or changed code with the existing code repository so that there is no intervening window between code commit and build, and so that no errors can arise without developers noticing them and correcting them immediately – represents the ultimate model for modern software application development and testing. Cloud computing, with it's inherent characteristics of elasticity, scale, self-service, and on-demand automation, is increasingly being adopted as a way to realize the full potential of Agile development and to move towards a model of Continuous Integration.
APTs have become a major topic of conversation – and in some cases, a critical threat – among IT security departments. But the technology and motivation behind APTs has changed significantly since the introduction of Stuxnet, continuing to evolve rapidly to avoid detection.
Success in the insurance marketplace continues to require carriers to do more while spending less. While domestic economic factors make growth and even retention challenging, cultural factors such as technology, consumerization and social media are rapidly changing customer expectations. Insurers need greater business agility than ever to deliver new products and services to new customers in new markets, and yet they are challenged to find the resources to do so.
In today’s highly competitive marketplace, most insurance companies have already reduced their operational costs to the point where there is little more to gain in that area. But these organizations are still under pressure to cut costs. Historically, the insurance industry has simply accepted the 10 percent of incurred losses believed to be the result of fraud as a cost of doing business. Now, however, insurance fraud is on the rise. Individual fraudsters and organized rings are taking advantage of favorable regulations, overworked adjusters and investigators and a clogged court system. In addition to suffering losses due to fraudulent claims, insurance companies are diverting precious resources to identifying, investigating and prosecuting fraud.
As the amount of storage for enterprises continues to grow, there is a related need for storage performance.
In today's marketplace effective Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) is more critical than ever in achieving business innovation, faster time to market and higher quality products and services. Join this Webcast for an in-depth examination of the findings of an insightful new report about ALM, The Forrester Wave™: Application Life-cycle Management, Q4 2012, with guest Forrester Research, Inc. senior analyst Tom Grant. The report, which evaluated ALM vendors, including IBM, against 116 criteria, focuses on extending lifecycles to include delivery, managing software that gets deployed everywhere, integrating teams processes and capabilities across various tools, using reports and dashboards as instruments of change, and more! Carolyn Pampnino, Strategy and Product Delivery, IBM, will discuss the IBM capabilities evaluated in the report and share five imperatives for achieving effective ALM.
Smart buildings are becoming interconnected to create systems of energy-efficient, well managed, and well maintained facilities and services. Linking buildings to a smart grid for energy management may be the starting place that quickly expands to include smart transportation systems, waste management, logistics systems, emergency services, and other vital organs of the urban environment. The cloud services that enable this model allow management and analytics to create a smart city, one capable of meeting the needs of its residents better than ever before, in a way that sustains resources and optimizes costs.
95% of enterprises say that cellular data deployments are either important or very important to their organizations day-to-day operations. According to the recent 2012 survey "Trends in Enterprise Cellular Network Data Usage", cellular data deployments are seen as essential to business success but there are challenges with the monitoring and measuring how this critical data service is performing. As mobile technology increases year over year, organizations need to find a way to manage cellular networks efficiently and keep mobile workers connected and productive.
Development teams commonly use documents and spreadsheets to manage requirements. But increasing application complexity, subtle system dependencies, intricate cross-linkages between project teams and ever-changing compliance mandates, have made such approaches obsolete. In fact, poor requirements management continues to be a primary cause of project failures, cost overruns and delayed time-to-benefit.
Financial institutions are facing expanded stress testing requirements, adding to the complexity of day-to-day operations. . While this more prescriptive oversight and operational burden historically may not be welcome by most, this new focus on risk management presents an important opportunity for financial institutions to rethink their approach to the discipline.
Solid state is showing up at every level of the storage stack — as a memory cache, an auxiliary storage tier for hot data that’s automatically shuttled between flash and mechanical disk, even as dedicated primary storage, so-called Tier 0. But if funds are limited, where should you use solid state to get the best bang for the buck? In this Network Computing webcast, we’ll discuss various deployment options.
There isn't an enterprise or service provider out there that isn't struggling to overcome the challenges of exponential data growth, the siloing of protection, and virtualization. Doing so, especially as part of a broader IT-as-a-Service deployment, is key to guarantee service levels and regulatory compliance.
To compete in today's business environment, most IT departments know that the question is not if they will adopt cloud technology but rather when and how. The benefits of cloud solutions include elastic scalability, better availability, faster time to market and attractive "pay-as-you-go" pricing. But how much will it cost?
Marketing professionals understand that reliable customer and campaign information is one of the most valuable assets for producing effective, targeted marketing and lasting business value. Customers are generating more information than ever and yet CMOs find themselves drowning in data as they struggle to find ways to effectively tap its power.
Customers. Data explosion. Social media. Increased collaboration. People skills. These are a few of the common themes that came out of our interviews with more than 4,900 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs). These face-to-face conversations formed the basis of our most recent CIO and CMO C-suite studies, where executives identified a surprising number of common goals and challenges. Detailed analysis reveal significant opportunities to join forces, yet the CMO and CIO may not be as aligned as one would expect.
Today, business intelligence (BI) tools have the power to revolutionize the insurance industry’s ability to analyze claims data and predict claims-related trends. For example, insight derived from multi-dimensional data cubes and power views, which have the ability to pre-aggregate data and utilize multiple data dimensions, all serve to strengthen insurers’ ability to “slice and dice” information with accelerated speed and performance. What once took months or years to compile, analyze, and deduce now takes a matter of seconds. This translates into the ability to gain immediate insights from claims activities in order to reduce costs, minimize risk and improve future results.
In this webinar, IDC Financial Insights explores the challenges and solutions the financial industry faces in providing both protection from attacks and strategies that improve the customer experience. While mobile, cloud, social networking provide significant convenience to customers, and business benefits to the financial industry, they also provide a growing base of opportunities for cyber-attacks designed to steal, tarnish reputations, and cause financial harm.
Cyber attacks -- and those who perpetrate them -- are becoming more and more sophisticated every year. But it isn't just external sources that are putting the security of your organization at risk; IT resources are moving outside the firewall, and as your enterprise distributes applications and data across more devices it become more and more important that you extend security protection beyond the perimeter.
While software license costs are a major expense, most companies spend very little time managing this critical and widely distributed asset until an audit occurs or a cost reduction program forces attention. This should be the year you flip from being reactive to being proactive in dealing with software asset and license management. Costs savings and peace of mind are just two of the benefits that you will realize.
What is data masking and why is it an important component of an information governance strategy? How can you provide a flexible masking approach to de-identify sensitive data across the enterprise while also promoting business objectives?
In today’s competitive environment, the application is king. The speed at which a company can deliver valuable, high quality applications to market will often determine industry leadership or obscurity.