Enterprise Applications through Personalized Assembly

Traditionally, software is packaged as a product with rigid functionality with change only possible through the vendor s release plans, or by developing custom solutions from the ground-up. This results in high lead times, high total cost of ownership, and challenging maintenance issues. However, software assembly allows solutions to be constructed from a mix of existing and newly built components that are stored in a repository or library.

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Selecting Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for Design, Operate, Maintain

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Design-operate-maintain is an approach to asset management designed to maximize value over the entire asset lifecycle—from asset planning and design through years of maintenance and operation through to decommissioning and replacement. How can you select EAM software capable of supporting this enlightened approach? Download this white paper to find out. Read More

IBM Cognos Insight: Guiding Business Managers to Better Outcomes with Personal Analytics

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Business users need a simple but powerful way to navigate through data and find the insights to make timely, critical business decisions. This paper explores how IBM Cognos® Insight, a breakthrough personal analytics tool, enables business managers to improve performance within their functional areas. It describes the software’s core features and benefits, provides examples of several typical business applications, and explains how Cognos Insight provides a growth path to enterprise analytics. Read More

Buyer's Guide: Evaluating Performance Management Solutions

Across industries, companies are looking for smarter and more efficient ways to guarantee the performance and availability of business-critical applications. Many invest in network performance management (NPM) and/or application performance monitoring (APM) tools to gain visibility into the health of their enterprise’s application delivery infrastructure.

The problem with this approach can be that APM and NPM operations are rarely integrated and this means little collaboration or collation... Read More

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