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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 08, 2008
Empower consumers. Increase productivity. Profitably compete in a saturated market. Today, mid-sized retailers need powerful tools to conquer a turbulent environment. IBM can help with tailored solutions. Click for information and a complimentary copy of National Retail Federations's report, Deeper Customer Insight - an in-depth look at five retail megatrends of 2010.
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market trends, market, sales, sales trends, trends, intelligence, retail, retailing, ibm
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 08, 2008
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.
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pos, point of service, tco, marketing, customer experience, increase sales, profitability, retail, cost control, ibm
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 08, 2008
It’s tough for community financial institutions to succeed, especially when faced with fierce competition from large banks with large budgets. See how IBM can help with solutions tailored for community banks. Click now and receive the new 18-page report from TowerGroup on CRM Metrics and how smart banks measure success.
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customer data, customer centric, customer-centric, crm, customer relationship, bank, banks, finserv, finserve, financial services, finance, financial, smb, small business, ibm
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 08, 2008
Marketing executives, face a constant stream of business pressure. At the same time, customer expectations are increasing and customer satisfaction is becoming increasingly difficult  This report provides a blueprint of what best-in-class CMO's (Chief Marketing Officers) do differently to improve marketing effectiveness through marketing automation.
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marketing roi, customer satisfaction, return on marketing investment (romi), chief marketing officer or cmo, customer centricity, customer behavior, multi-channel marketing, marketing strategy, marketing analytics, ibm
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
Going green is becoming more than an altruistic aspiration to save the planet. A proactive corporate environmental policy is now an essential part of any company’s overall business strategy. Download this paper to find out how IBM can help you to support environmental initiatives while achieving your company's long-term business goals.
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green, environment, environmental, compliance, cost, green strategy, ibm, it management
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
Transitioning to a green data center and optimizing operating efficiency can be a complex undertaking. There are multiple components to factor into the equation—and best results can often be achieved by integrating improvements from multiple fronts. The good news is that IBM can provide many solutions and techniques to support such a transition.
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green, environment, environmental, compliance, cost, green strategy, datacenter, data center, ibm, it management
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
An organization’s success and ability to react to market and environmental changes are now more dependent than ever on an effective and efficient IT infrastructure. This white paper provides a starting point for organizations contemplating server consolidation. Download this guide for an overview of server consolidation concepts and techniques, plus guidance on methodologies that should be employed.
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servers, migration, consolidation, infrastructure, server hardware, ibm
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Labs performed a hands-on analysis of IBM's System Storage SAN Volume Controller storage virtualization solution in order to validate its value proposition to customers. ESG Labs found that SAN Volume Controller is a rock-solid, feature-rich platform that delivers on the promise of network based storage virtualization: reducing the complexity and cost of managing SAN attached storage.
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hardware, ibm, san volume controller, roi, storage, storage management, storage virtualization, virtualization, ibm
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
In preparation for disasters, it’s critical to have a backup site that can be used if your primary location goes down. Does your business have the right procedures and equipment to recover after a disaster? Get answers. Download this article about a new enterprise data center and learn more about protecting your IT infrastructure.
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disaster recovery, business continuity, preparedness, natural disaster, redundancy, hurricane, backup, recovery, data management, ibm, ibm opt it, opt it, hurricane fay
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
Why is it that business and IT teams always seem to be at odds with one another? In this IBM white paper, Macehiter Ward-Dutton, specialists in IT business alignment, give a step-by-step explanation of how to make long-term improvements in the relationship between business and IT.
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application development, infrastructure management, slm, sla, service level, service management, ibm, it management
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
It has become clear that storage virtualization has become a core element of the storage strategy of forward-thinking end users and that the technology is finally delivering the value that it had promised earlier this decade. In this paper by Taneja Group, you'll learn about IBM SAN Volume Controller, its architecture and features, and about 5 tangible benefits of storage virtualization.
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storage virtualization, storage, san, ibm, san volume controller, svc, ibm svc
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
Virtualization is no longer an “emerging” technology. Its potential to increase the efficiency of IT infrastructures has become widely recognized. But key questions are raised in the early stages of virtualization planning: should it be implemented only for new projects, or applied to existing infrastructures? Should opportunities be pursued on a case-by-case basis, or targeted as a broader goal of IT strategy?
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server virtualization, servers, unix, linux, ibm
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
This reference guide can help you understand IBM’s capabilities in the site and facilities services area through real-world scenarios that demonstrate those services in action. Download this guide now and use it to quickly find stories that illustrate how IBM has delivered high-quality, value-add services for the site and facilities needs of companies of all sizes in a variety of industries around the world.
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it management, network management, infrastructure, servers, ibm
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
This paper describes the evolution of IBM X-Architecture technology and demonstrates how the melding of industry-standard components with IBM innovation produces servers that offer you a unique set of capabilities with which to effectively manage your business. You’ll see why IBM systems equipped with X-Architecture technologies run faster—yet cooler—use less power, and are more reliable, easier to manage and better for virtualization than competitive servers, and offer a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
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servers, tco, total cost of ownership, energy, energy efficient, power, reduce power, ibm
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
Competitive pressures, increased marketplace demands and the constant need to reduce expenses have only intensified the demands put on companies to develop and deploy their software applications quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Read about the key barriers companies must cross as they attempt to streamline their software delivery processes and learn how to bridge the gap between development and operations in this paper.
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productivity, application development, software development, web development, ibm
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
IBM HACMP supports a wide variety of configurations, and provides the cluster administrator with a great deal of flexibility. With this flexibility comes the responsibility to make wise choices. This paper discusses the choices that the cluster designer can make, and about the alternatives that make for the highest level of availability.
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high availability, backup, recovery, utility computing, network management, ibm
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
There is increasing concern that IT investment is approaching the point of diminishing marginal returns. This white paper highlights the costs of IT asset proliferation and the advantages of the IBM view of IT optimization as a strategic, ongoing process. It describes the holistic and practical IBM approach and shows how it is helping organizations realize greater initial savings and higher returns going forward.
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roi, it spending, ibm, opt it, ibm opt it, network management, it management
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
Virtualization provides opportunities to reduce complexity, improve service levels to the business and lower capital and operating costs to provide and maintain IT infrastructure. This paper for senior IT managers is intended as a starter guide for virtual infrastructure technical design, project planning, scoping, and implementation.
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servers, virtual server, server virtualization, vmware, virtual, virtual machine, virtual server, ibm, opt it, ibm opt it
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 11, 2008
This document introduces the reader to the concept of Enterprise Portals as a means of conducting business on the Internet. We continue on to a discussion of the value of using Enterprise Portals, combined with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) methods, to tie existing processes and applications together to support the Enterprise.
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ibm, corporate portal, portal, portals, soa, ebusiness, ep campaign
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 11, 2008
Self-service Web portals enable governments to help citizens obtain information, apply for services and complete transactions more quickly than ever before.  Download this paper to find out how, through the power of Web portals, IBM can help your government agency make information more accessible, and processes more efficient for citizens, businesses and government employees.
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ibm, corporate portal, portal, portals, knowledge management
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 11, 2008
More and more employees are working remotely or traveling around the world to meet with colleagues, customers and partners. Jobs are no longer tied to a specific physical location, and people have come to rely on devices such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and laptops to stay connected and productive.
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ibm, convergence, collaboration, pda, unified communications, productivity
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 11, 2008
Regardless of what department you work in, it is business critical to ensure that your team members have easy and ready access to the latest information and project team members. Whether you work in sales, marketing, human resources, research and development, or any other functional area, you need a centralized virtual place where all of your team members can collaborate in realtime, share ideas and documents and be more productive online.
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ibm, corporate portal, portal, portals, ep campaign
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 17, 2008
Picking the right servers, storage systems and management software is essential to successful IT consolidation initiatives. In the past, either scaling up (bigger, faster servers) or scaling out (more servers) would have been the answer. But one platform does not fit all needs. Scaling right means picking the scaleup or scale-out approach—or combination of the two—that best fits each situation.
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ibm, move up campaign, ibm move up, scalability, scale, scalable, network management, bladecenter, blade, blade server, bladesystem, blade center, blade system, networking
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 17, 2008
Clients setting up smaller offices want to invest in the same type of technology as their larger competitors. Larger clients setting up remote branches need compute power not only at their head office, but also at distributed locations where key decisions that impact the local operation are made.This white paper compares the IBM BladeCenter S offering to the HP c3000 offering and articulates why IBM BladeCenter S is the best choice for small blade chassis platforms.
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ibm, move up, kvm switch, kvm, bladecenter, blade center, bladesystem, blade system, blade, blades, blade server, storage
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 17, 2008
Smaller businesses represent the entrepreneurial engine of the U.S. economy - that's why IBM has extended the BladeCenter value proposition to smaller businesses and organizations in a compact, affordable package. Read more about how BladeCenter can benefit your business in this report by Pund-IT.
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ibm, blade, blade center, bladecenter, bladesystem, blade system, move up, infrastructure, smb, small business, ibm move up
    
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