Throughout the industrialized world, healthcare systems are in crisis. Aging populations and skyrocketing costs are putting unprecedented financial and organizational pressure on healthcare providers and payers. The result is often a decreasing level of care. In response, fundamental changes are taking place. Patient-centric systems are evolving in which the patient's well-being and the responsibility for good health are defining treatment and operational policies.
As manufacturing goes global, initiatives to standardize processes and key performance measurements across the enterprise to unite the greater supply chain are emerging. The main catalyst? Driving down costs in response to customer and market pressures. However, mid-size companies in particular are driving performance improvements with a more proactive, strategic vision for improving performance than reactively responding to cost pressure.
Point of service is the key to every retail operation. But with e-mail marketing, in-store/self-service kiosks and more, the definition of point of service is changing. These changes create a unique opportunity to utilize advanced technologies to improve the customer experience. The IBM Retail Environment for SUSE LINUX (IRES) is designed to help retailers do just this -- while generating higher profits.
The all-in-one configuration of the IBM BladeCenter S makes it a perfect fit in a small office. It integrates servers, storage, networking and I/O into a single chassis, which uses a standard electrical outlet. Plus, it's easy to use and manage, with tools that help manage energy use to lower total operating costs. Read all about this flexible, blade-based chassis and see how it streamlines and simplifies small office IT.
If you're looking to decrease power consumption in your existing data center (and who isn't?), the first step should be a detailed diagnosis. If, on the other hand, you’re constructing a new data center, or expanding or upgrading your current center, it’s critical that energy efficiency is built in from the start. This short IBM video addresses both.
The IBM Active Energy Manager is a unique software tool that gives you the detailed information you need to closely and accurately monitor power consumption in your data center. Watch this IBM demo to see the extensive capabilities of Active Energy Manager, from setting automatic caps on energy usage to tracking trends over any time period you specify.
This white paper explains the why's and how's of data center transformation. It reveals the breakthrough IBM approach that supports dynamic, service oriented applications and consolidates systems, servers and networks for decreased operational costs on all fronts—freeing up funds for business innovation. Download white paper on new data center.
WinterCorp analyzes IBM's DB2 Warehouse and how it addresses twin challenges facing enterprises today: improving the value derived from the torrents of information processed every day, while lowering costs at the same time. Discover why WinterCorp believes the advances in data clustering strategies and intelligent software compression algorithms in IBM's Data Warehouse improves performance of business intelligence queries by radically reducing the I/O's needed to resolve them.
Not all data is created equal, however, and deriving business value from information dispersed over many different sources means integrating, analyzing and optimizing heterogeneous types and sources of information throughout its lifecycle. Find out how, when deployed together in the same environment, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center, IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager deliver the core technologies need to help customers tier their storage based on classes of service.
Today's organizations face a tough set of challenges. Markets around the world have become increasingly volatile. Competition is more intense. Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures demand revisions in business plans and the IT infrastructures that support them. And IT departments have to keep doing more-and better-with budgets and resources that are already stretched to the limit. To meet these critical challenges, your organization needs much greater flexibility in its business models and business processes.
Reliable IBM System x servers help businesses stand apart from their competition. Scalable systems and proactive tools help you simplify your IT so you can manage complexity, growth and risk. In addition, energy efficiency, consolidation and virtualization help you lower costs. Discover the features, functions and benefits of the family of IBM System x servers and find out which one is the right choice for your business.
Built-in virtualization and proven IBM POWER technology make the IBM BladeCenter JS22 Express blade ideal for organizations of any size. Coupled with the IBM BladeCenter S chassis, this complete solution is compact, reliable and extremely energy efficient. Find out how innovative EnergyScale technology cuts energy costs when you use the IBM BladeCenter JS22 Express blade and BladeCenter S chassis.
Energy consumption can add up to 40% of a typical data center's annual budget. Discover how IBM is finding new ways to reduce server-room energy needs and heat output without compromising reliability and availability with technologies such as X-Architecture, BladeCenter Servers and virtualization. IBM executives outline IBM's industry-leading energy-innovation solutions that can help your business save costs and prepare for the future in these short video presentations.
Discover the high performance, flexibility and extreme availability of IBM System x3550 Express rack-mount server. IBM PowerExecutive software manages energy usage to keep costs and heat output down. And advanced predictive failure analysis and Light Path Diagnostics keep you up and running, reduce down time and service costs. Watch this video demo of the IBM System x3550 Express to see how it compares to competitive products and how it can bring savings, power and reliability to your business.
Energy costs keep going up, and IT departments must find new ways to save. The IBM Power Configurator tool is designed to show you how IBM System x and IBM BladeCenter servers offer high-performance and flexibility businesses need, plus advanced power management that keeps energy costs as low as possible. Download the Power Configurator tool and see how much savings IBM System x and IBM BladeCenter can deliver for you.
Today’s increasingly complex environments are a challenge to manage. This white paper will show you how IBM Service Management solutions from Tivoli can help you better understand your IT and operation environments and manage your business more efficiently—all while controlling costs and mitigating compliance risks. You’ll also discover how IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management solutions provide a single software platform for managing all IT and operations assets across your enterprise.
Today, an IT-driven, customer-centric business approach isn’t a luxury — it’s imperative. More and more businesses are moving out of a cost-centric view of their IT potential and into a realization that IT can transform business processes. This white paper shows how you can maximize your IT function by leveraging ITIL best practice processes. These guidelines can help you effectively manage IT changes, assets, personnel and service levels all while reducing costs—going beyond simple IT asset management to deliver proactive IT business improvements.
Today’s operations teams are faced with more pressure than ever to ensure high service availability and performance. They must keep pace with the growing array of service demands, soaring costs, the rapid evolution of technology and an increasingly competitive marketplace. However, many organizations suffer from an obscured view into key business services and supporting technology, because they lack the closed-loop, cross-domain management that’s needed.
Powering your IT hardware often costs more than double the price of the actual machine. While this fact alone motivates businesses to build more energy efficient data centers, IBM's Project Big Green details the additional operational and social benefits for businesses. Read more on IBM's holistic approach to reducing your IT energy use to save you money.
When bound to regulation and compliance, process manufacturers find opportunities to grow through enterprise resource planning (ERP). However, 50% of process manufacturers execute non-integrated ERP strategies. This Aberdeen Group research study reveals best practices to help you adapt or select an ERP vendor that improves your business performance.
Retailers regularly adapt to customer trends by investing in new systems technology. But they may not be aware that a system's initial purchase price is only 20 to 45% of the total cost of ownership of their system, and there's more to understand about the true cost of your purchase. Find out more on investing in the information system for your unique business.
As energy costs rise, your data center is being taxed and your business is at stake. CIOs are realizing they need to redesign and build energy-efficient data centers. This article simplifies that complex task. It explains how to pinpoint your biggest energy costs and match hardware, software and facilities options so you can create a truly green data center.
As total costs of small and mid-sized businesses increase, growing companies look ever closely at how their IT needs affect energy costs. The IBM case studies and survey results herein discuss opportunities to reduce IT energy costs, save money and devise IT investment strategies. Read them and learn how you can expand your business while helping the environment.
Keep ahead of change with service oriented architecture (SOA). With SOA, businesses can flexibly adjust strategies and practices while lowering costs by repurposing existing software rather than replacing it. Other savings are possible as well, making SOA a sound investment. This white paper from ZapThink discusses how organizations can quickly benefit from SOA, regardless of the economic climate.
To grow your subscriber base, reduce churn and control costs, it is imperative that you achieve and maintain a deep understanding of the customer experience throughout your organization. This white paper highlights IBM Tivoli® Netcool® Service Quality Manager Service Solutions — how it can change the way telecommunications providers are taking new services to market and helping to crystallize.
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