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Is Your Company Ready for Cloud?

Is Your Company Ready for Cloud?

Choosing the Best Cloud Adoption Strategy for Your Business

  • Author: Pamela K. Isom,Kerrie Holley
  • Publisher: IBM Press
  • ISBN: 0132599848
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 347
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The first-of-its-kind guide to making optimal, sustainable cloud adoption decisions for your enterprise. * *Shows how to optimize cloud adoption by aligning business and IT requirements, pain points, strengths, and inhibitors. *Includes practical examples that clarify when cloud computing makes sense. *Shows how to reduce risk and increase ROI by incorporating cloud services into existing enterprise architecture, and identifies architectural refinements to increase the cloud's value. This is the first complete guide to cloud decision-making for senior executives in both technology and non-technology roles. IBM Global Business Services Executive IT Architect Pamela K. Isom shows how to build on and extend existing Enterprise Architecture (EA) investments to maximize the value of the cloud. Drawing on her extensive experience working with enterprise clients to deliver high-value cloud solutions, Isom presents: * *Practical business cases, vignettes, and techniques to help both consumers and providers understand when cloud investments make sense. *Litmus tests and decision trees for guiding cloud decision making. *A clear explanation of why it's so important to reflect current Enterprise Architecture in cloud decision-making, and what happens when companies don't. *Proven methods for incorporating cloud considerations into existing EAs. *Guidance on identifying and prioritizing cloud enablement candidates and building adoption roadmaps. *Potential EA refinements that help drive more value from the cloud. *Illustrative examples of cloud deployments that minimize risk and optimize ROI Includes a foreword by IBM Fellow Kerrie Holley, co-inventor of Service- Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA) and the Service Integration Maturity Model (SIMM).

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

  • Author: Sandeep Bhowmik
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316638103
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 435
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Written in a tutorial style, this comprehensive guide follows a structured approach explaining cloud techniques, models and platforms. Popular cloud services such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure are explained in the text. The security risks and challenges of cloud computing are discussed in detail with useful examples. Emerging trends including mobile cloud computing and internet of things are discussed in the book for the benefit of the readers. Numerous review questions, multiple choice exercises and case studies facilitate enhanced understanding. This textbook is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students of computer science engineering, and information technology.

Mobile Strategy

Mobile Strategy

How Your Company Can Win by Embracing Mobile Technologies

  • Author: Dirk Nicol
  • Publisher: IBM Press
  • ISBN: 0133094944
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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Navigate the Mobile Landscape with Confidence and Create a Mobile Strategy That Wins in the Market Place Mobile Strategy gives IT leaders the ability to transform their business by offering all the guidance they need to navigate this complex landscape, leverage its opportunities, and protect their investments along the way. IBM’s Dirk Nicol clearly explains key trends and issues across the entire mobile project lifecycle. He offers insights critical to evaluating mobile technologies, supporting BYOD, and integrating mobile, cloud, social, and big data. Throughout, you’ll find proven best practices based on real-world case studies from his extensive experience with IBM’s enterprise customers. Coverage includes • Understanding the profound implications and challenges of consumerized IT in the mobile space • Uncovering powerful new opportunities to drive value from mobile technology • Transforming “systems of record” to “systems of engagement” that fully reflect context and intelligence • Identifying proven patterns for delivering common mobile capabilities in operations, commerce, collaboration, and marketing • Managing security threats related to lost/stolen devices, insecure Wi-Fi, and built-in cameras • Choosing mobile data protection, security, and management options: wrappers, containers, virtualization, mobile Software Development Kits (SDKs), virtual private networks (VPNs), Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), and anti-malware • Handling the “app store” distribution model and managing updates • Using mobile middleware to support multiple platforms and back-end connectivity with less complexity • Building and integrating high-quality mobile apps—and getting useful customer feedback to improve them • Addressing international considerations and emerging markets • Mastering methodologies for successfully and rapidly executing mobile projects • Converging mobile, cloud, social, and big data into a single high-value IT delivery platform

Developing Quality Technical Information

Developing Quality Technical Information

A Handbook for Writers and Editors

  • Author: Michelle Carey,Moira McFadden Lanyi,Deirdre Longo,Eric Radzinski,Shannon Rouiller,Elizabeth Wilde
  • Publisher: IBM Press
  • ISBN: 0133119025
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 624
  • View: 6330
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The #1 Guide to Excellence in Technical Communication—Fully Updated for Embedded Assistance, Mobile, Search, Multimedia, and More Direct from IBM’s own content design experts, this guide shows you how to design product interfaces and technical information that always place users front and center. This edition has been fully revised to help you consistently deliver the right content at the right time. You’ll master today’s best practices to apply nine essential characteristics of high-quality technical information: accuracy, clarity, completeness, concreteness, organization, retrievability, style, task orientation, and visual effectiveness. Coverage Includes Advocating for users throughout the entire product development process Delivering information in an ordered manner by following progressive disclosure techniques Optimizing content so that users can find it from anywhere Streamlining information for mobile delivery Helping users right where they are Whether you’re a writer, editor, information architect, user experience professional, or reviewer, this book shows you how to create great technical information, from the product design to the user interface, topics, and other media. Thoroughly revised and updated Extensive new coverage of self-documenting interfaces and embedded assistance Updated practical guidelines and checklists Hundreds of new examples

Cloud Computing For Dummies

Cloud Computing For Dummies

  • Author: Judith Hurwitz,Robin Bloor,Marcia Kaufman,Fern Halper
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470597429
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 384
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The easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place. You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more. Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and support This book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concerns Offers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficiently Presents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organization Helps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and running Highly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies Cloud Computing For Dummies gets straight to the point, providing the practical information you need to know.

Briggs

Briggs

Enterprise Cloud epUB _1

  • Author: Barry Briggs,Eduardo Kassner
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • ISBN: 1509301992
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 112
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How do you start? How should you build a plan for cloud migration for your entire portfolio? How will your organization be affected by these changes? This book, based on real-world cloud experiences by enterprise IT teams, seeks to provide the answers to these questions. Here, you’ll see what makes the cloud so compelling to enterprises; with which applications you should start your cloud journey; how your organization will change, and how skill sets will evolve; how to measure progress; how to think about security, compliance, and business buy-in; and how to exploit the ever-growing feature set that the cloud offers to gain strategic and competitive advantage.

Executing SOA

Executing SOA

A Practical Guide for the Service-Oriented Architect

  • Author: Norbert Bieberstein,Robert Laird,Keith Jones,Tilak Mitra
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
  • ISBN: 9780132704281
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 240
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The Expert, Practical Guide to Succeeding with SOA in the Enterprise In Executing SOA, four experienced SOA implementers share realistic, proven, “from-the-trenches” guidance for successfully delivering on even the largest and most complex SOA initiative. This book follows up where the authors’ best-selling Service-Oriented Architecture Compass left off, showing how to overcome key obstacles to successful SOA implementation and identifying best practices for all facets of execution—technical, organizational, and human. Among the issues it addresses: introducing a services discipline that supports collaboration and information process sharing; integrating services with preexisting technology assets and strategies; choosing the right roles for new tools; shifting culture, governance, and architecture; and bringing greater agility to the entire organizational lifecycle, not just isolated projects. Executing SOA is an indispensable resource for every enterprise architect, technical manager, and IT leader tasked with driving value from SOA in complex environments. Coverage includes · Implementing SOA governance that reflects the organization’s strategic and business focus · Running SOA projects successfully: practical guidelines and proven methodologies around service modeling and design · Leveraging reusable assets: making the most of your SOA repository · Enabling the architect to choose the correct tools and products containing the features required to execute on the SOA method for service design and implementation · Defining information services to get the right information to the right people at the right time · Integrating SOA with Web 2.0 and other innovative products and solutions · Providing highly usable human interfaces in SOA environments

IBM Lotus Connections 2.5

IBM Lotus Connections 2.5

Planning and Implementing Social Software for Your Enterprise, e-Pub

  • Author: Stephen Hardison,David M. Byrd,Gary Wood,Tim Speed,Michael Martin,Suzanne Livingston,Jason Moore,Morten Kristiansen
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0137041799
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 456
  • View: 4569
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The Practical, Complete Guide to Leveraging the Power of Social Networks with Lotus Connections 2.5 The first book to cover the newest version of the breakthrough product from IBM: Lotus Connections 2.5. This book includes practical techniques for building dynamic networks of coworkers, partners, and customers that promote innovation, business agility, and authoritative guidance for business and technical planning, deployment, integration, and much more. Social networking is the newest frontier in business collaboration, and IBM Lotus Connections 2.5 gives businesses the tools they need to make the most of it–easily, securely, and cost-effectively. In this book, a team of IBM Lotus Connections 2.5 experts thoroughly introduces the newest product and covers every facet of planning, deploying, and using it successfully. The authors cover business and technical issues and present IBM’s proven, best-practices methodology for successful implementation. The authors begin by helping managers and technical professionals identify opportunities to use social networking for competitive advantage–and by explaining how Lotus Connections 2.5 places full-fledged social networking tools at their fingertips. IBM Lotus Connections 2.5 carefully describes each component of the product–including profiles, activities, blogs, communities, easy social bookmarking, personal home pages, and more. The book contains practical coverage of administering Lotus Connections 2.5 and detailed guidance of integrating and extending Lotus Connections 2.5.

The Cloud Adoption Playbook

The Cloud Adoption Playbook

Proven Strategies for Transforming Your Organization with the Cloud

  • Author: Moe Abdula,Ingo Averdunk,Roland Barcia,Kyle Brown,Ndu Emuchay
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119491851
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 272
  • View: 923
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The essential roadmaps for enterprise cloud adoption As cloud technologies continue to challenge the fundamental understanding of how businesses work, smart companies are moving quickly to adapt to a changing set of rules. Adopting the cloud requires a clear roadmap backed by use cases, grounded in practical real-world experience, to show the routes to successful adoption. The Cloud Adoption Playbook helps business and technology leaders in enterprise organizations sort through the options and make the best choices for accelerating cloud adoption and digital transformation. Written by a team of IBM technical executives with a wealth of real-world client experience, this book cuts through the hype, answers your questions, and helps you tailor your cloud adoption and digital transformation journey to the needs of your organization. This book will help you: Discover how the cloud can fulfill major business needs Adopt a standardized Cloud Adoption Framework and understand the key dimensions of cloud adoption and digital transformation Learn how cloud adoption impacts culture, architecture, security, and more Understand the roles of governance, methodology, and how the cloud impacts key players in your organization. Providing a collection of winning plays, championship advice, and real-world examples of successful adoption, this playbook is your ultimate resource for making the cloud work. There has never been a better time to adopt the cloud. Cloud solutions are more numerous and accessible than ever before, and evolving technology is making the cloud more reliable, more secure, and more necessary than ever before. Don’t let your organization be left behind! The Cloud Adoption Playbook gives you the essential guidance you need to make the smart choices that reduce your organizational risk and accelerate your cloud adoption and digital transformation.

Cloud Security and Privacy

Cloud Security and Privacy

An Enterprise Perspective on Risks and Compliance

  • Author: Tim Mather,Subra Kumaraswamy,Shahed Latif
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 9781449379513
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 338
  • View: 7830
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You may regard cloud computing as an ideal way for your company to control IT costs, but do you know how private and secure this service really is? Not many people do. With Cloud Security and Privacy, you'll learn what's at stake when you trust your data to the cloud, and what you can do to keep your virtual infrastructure and web applications secure. Ideal for IT staffers, information security and privacy practitioners, business managers, service providers, and investors alike, this book offers you sound advice from three well-known authorities in the tech security world. You'll learn detailed information on cloud computing security that-until now-has been sorely lacking. Review the current state of data security and storage in the cloud, including confidentiality, integrity, and availability Learn about the identity and access management (IAM) practice for authentication, authorization, and auditing of the users accessing cloud services Discover which security management frameworks and standards are relevant for the cloud Understand the privacy aspects you need to consider in the cloud, including how they compare with traditional computing models Learn the importance of audit and compliance functions within the cloud, and the various standards and frameworks to consider Examine security delivered as a service-a different facet of cloud security

IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS: An Introduction

IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS: An Introduction

  • Author: Keith Winnard,Gary Puchkoff,Hiren Shah,IBM Redbooks
  • Publisher: IBM Redbooks
  • ISBN: 0738455644
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 22
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This IBM® RedpaperTM publication introduces you to IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS®. The paper was written to coincide with the announcement of IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS and the software is not yet generally available (GA) at the time of this writing. As such, any examples that are shown are subject to change at any time before the software is GA. The goal of this paper is to provide you with an initial overview and more information to support the announcement. You might be new to clouds, or heard of many different variations of what a cloud might be. Therefore, it is useful to begin with establishing an understanding of cloud computing concepts. The paper describes the provisioning and management of z/OS middleware and explains how these aspects can be offered as a cloud service.

Analytics Across the Enterprise

Analytics Across the Enterprise

How IBM Realizes Business Value from Big Data and Analytics

  • Author: Brenda L. Dietrich,Emily C. Plachy,Maureen F. Norton
  • Publisher: IBM Press
  • ISBN: 013383588X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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How to Transform Your Organization with Analytics: Insider Lessons from IBM’s Pioneering Experience Analytics is not just a technology: It is a better way to do business. Using analytics, you can systematically inform human judgment with data-driven insight. This doesn’t just improve decision-making: It also enables greater innovation and creativity in support of strategy. Your transformation won’t happen overnight; however, it is absolutely achievable, and the rewards are immense. This book demystifies your analytics journey by showing you how IBM has successfully leveraged analytics across the enterprise, worldwide. Three of IBM’s pioneering analytics practitioners share invaluable real-world perspectives on what does and doesn’t work and how you can start or accelerate your own transformation. This book provides an essential framework for becoming a smarter enterprise and shows through 31 case studies how IBM has derived value from analytics throughout its business. Coverage Includes Creating a smarter workforce through big data and analytics More effectively optimizing supply chain processes Systematically improving financial forecasting Managing financial risk, increasing operational efficiency, and creating business value Reaching more B2B or B2C customers and deepening their engagement Optimizing manufacturing and product management processes Deploying your sales organization to increase revenue and effectiveness Achieving new levels of excellence in services delivery and reducing risk Transforming IT to enable wider use of analytics “Measuring the immeasurable” and filling gaps in imperfect data Whatever your industry or role, whether a current or future leader, analytics can make you smarter and more competitive. Analytics Across the Enterprise shows how IBM did it--and how you can, too. Learn more about IBM Analytics

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Theory and Practice

  • Author: Dan C. Marinescu
  • Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
  • ISBN: 0128128119
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 588
  • View: 6987
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Cloud Computing: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, provides students and IT professionals with an in-depth analysis of the cloud from the ground up. After an introduction to network-centric computing and network-centric content in Chapter One, the book is organized into four sections. Section One reviews basic concepts of concurrency and parallel and distributed systems. Section Two presents such critical components of the cloud ecosystem as cloud service providers, cloud access, cloud data storage, and cloud hardware and software. Section Three covers cloud applications and cloud security, while Section Four presents research topics in cloud computing. Specific topics covered include resource virtualization, resource management and scheduling, and advanced topics like the impact of scale on efficiency, cloud scheduling subject to deadlines, alternative cloud architectures, and vehicular clouds. An included glossary covers terms grouped in several categories, from general to services, virtualization, desirable attributes and security. Includes new chapters on concurrency, cloud hardware and software, challenges posed by big data and mobile applications and advanced topics Provides a new appendix that presents several cloud computing projects Presents more than 400 references in the text, including recent research results in several areas related to cloud computing

RFID Sourcebook

RFID Sourcebook

  • Author: Sandip Lahiri
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780131851375
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 276
  • View: 757
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RFID is now a 'need to know' technology - this book is the comprehensive resource for learning, adapting and customizing RFID technology.

The Executive's Guide to Enterprise Social Media Strategy

The Executive's Guide to Enterprise Social Media Strategy

How Social Networks Are Radically Transforming Your Business

  • Author: Mike Barlow,David B. Thomas
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118005231
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 208
  • View: 4064
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Social media has already transformed society. Now it is poised to revolutionize communications and collaborative business processes. This book provides you with an actionable framework for developing and executing successful enterprise social networking strategies. Using straightforward language, accompanied by exhibits and fleshed out with real-world stories and revealing anecdotes, you will learn how to develop your own internal corporate social media strategy. Through the use of in-depth interviews with leading companies using these strategies, you will also discover best practices that will propel your business to new heights.

IBM Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions

IBM Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions

  • Author: Larry Coyne,Joe Dain,Eric Forestier,Patrizia Guaitani,Robert Haas,Christopher D. Maestas,Antoine Maille,Tony Pearson,Brian Sherman,Christopher Vollmar,IBM Redbooks
  • Publisher: IBM Redbooks
  • ISBN: 0738456845
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 186
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This IBM® RedpaperTM publication takes you on a journey that surveys cloud computing to answer several fundamental questions about storage cloud technology. What are storage clouds? How can a storage cloud help solve your current and future data storage business requirements? What can IBM do to help you implement a storage cloud solution that addresses these needs? This paper shows how IBM storage clouds use the extensive cloud computing experience, services, proven technologies, and products of IBM to support a smart storage cloud solution designed for your storage optimization efforts. Clients face many common storage challenges and some have variations that make them unique. It describes various successful client storage cloud implementations and the options that are available to meet your current needs and position you to avoid storage issues in the future. IBM CloudTM Services (IBM Cloud Managed Services® and IBM SoftLayer®) are highlighted as well as the contributions of IBM to OpenStack cloud storage. This paper is intended for anyone who wants to learn about storage clouds and how IBM addresses data storage challenges with smart storage cloud solutions. It is suitable for IBM clients, storage solution integrators, and IBM specialist sales representatives.

Decision Making for Leaders

Decision Making for Leaders

The Analytic Hierarchy Process for Decisions in a Complex World

  • Author: Thomas L. Saaty
  • Publisher: RWS Publications
  • ISBN: 1888603135
  • Category: Decision making
  • Page: 292
  • View: 7025
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This book is about how to make decisions using the Analytic Hierarchy Process. The basics of the theory are described in a clear, non-technical manner with many examples. It is suitable for business leaders and also is probably the best book for introducing the AHP to students at the college and graduate level. In this fifth printing of the book the reader will find a new appendix containing real-life applications that validate the use of the fundamental scale of the AHP.

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Concepts, Technology & Architecture

  • Author: Thomas Erl,Ricardo Puttini,Zaigham Mahmood
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0133387526
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 487
  • View: 9992
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Explores cloud computing, breaking down the concepts, models, mechanisms, and architectures of this technology while allowing for the financial assessment of resources and how they compare to traditional storage systems.