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IBM Netfinity Server Division
IBM’s Intel-based Netfinity servers currently hold third place in the server wars with Dell and Compaq. What are their chances for improving their position?

ibm strategy vs hp strategy  products of all flavors, IBM has earned a reputation for having a superior customer service organization. In recent years, they have re-tooled their strategy to focus on being the leader in providing e-business solutions for customers. Although this note is focused on the Netfinity product line, which is Intel-based, IBM is definitely not a niche player. IBM has arguably the broadest offering of computer products in the industry, catering to almost every conceivable computing need. In the general-purpose Read More...
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A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM...
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IBM Continues RS/6000 Performance Focus
IBM has just released benchmark results for its mid-range Unix server, the RS/6000 M80, showing it to be a top performer in transaction processing and Web

ibm strategy vs hp strategy  Rod Adkins, general manager, IBM Web Servers. Midrange customers can look forward to the M80 performing for them in the same dynamic, record-breaking manner that the S80 performs for high-end customers. In the TPC-C benchmark, an 8-way RS/6000 M80 processed 66,750.27 transactions per minute (tpmC), 32 percent better than the 50,268.07 tpmC posted by a 14-way Sun E4500. The M80 is also more affordable than the Sun E4500, achieving a price/performance score of $45.46 per transaction ($/tpmC), compared Read More...
IBM's Four-CPU Wintel-Based Rack Servers High Performance, High Cost
IBM's four-CPU servers, the Netfinity 5500 M20 and 7000 M10, yield top notch web-focused benchmark figures, but also very high price/performance figures for

ibm strategy vs hp strategy  36 Dell 14.7 23.3 IBM 15.7 12.6 HP 11.8 9.5 Others 25.1 18.6 Product Strategy and Trajectory IBM is positioning the Netfinity 5500 M20 and 7000 M10 servers as high performance and high reliability systems, with the focus on web serving. IBM highlights its performance figures for various web-focused benchmarks (see below), which are generally higher than the competition. IBM does not highlight cost, as these systems tend to cost more than the competition (especially in a price/performance context). We Read More...
Enterprise Applications Battlefield Mid-Year Scoreboard Part 3: IBM
IBM still needs to convince users that it is nimble enough to handle the smaller projects prevalent in today’s cost-conscious market, which may be a concern

ibm strategy vs hp strategy  best overall solution available. IBM will have to preserve PwC's objectivity without coercing its consultants to sell IBM-based solutions. Business strategy consulting — not related to technology adoption — remains underdeveloped in most geographies, and will not improve soon with the acquisition. Another cultural disparity between IT service-oriented IGS and business-centric PwCC will have already been experienced in the Cap Gemini and Ernst & Young merger, yet to met the expectations that were Read More...
HP’s LT 6000r Six-CPU Server
HP has re-entered the enterprise computing race with the release of its LT 6000r, a six-CPU server with improved performance and excellent transactional price

ibm strategy vs hp strategy  challenges Compaq, Dell, and IBM to match it. The performance advantages were obvious from viewing the benchmark scores. It is also clear that Compaq and Dell have gotten the message, as they have recently retested their 4U servers in an attempt to challenge the 6000's numbers. Product Challenges Most of the challenges associated with this server are company-related, not product-related. Linux strategy HP still has not convinced many people that it has a Linux strategy. Although they have said some of Read More...
HP to Buy EDS
A definitive agreement was reached between HP and EDS today where HP will purchase the global outsourcing company for $13.9 billion ($25 a share).EDS is a

ibm strategy vs hp strategy  it was purchased by IBM instead. HP will also gain is better access to US government contracts. EDS is one of the top 10 government IT contractors securing over $2.5 billion in 2007 (compare this to HP's $500 million). However, HP investors weren't so sure as HP's stock dropped 5% (closed at $46.83), but this is likely due to the scale of the deal, versus HP's wisdom at entering the services domain. With every acquisition there are the challenges of company cultures and layoffs (yes, it's an ugly word Read More...
ROI Case Study: IBM Business Analytics, Accelrys
IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator helped this software and services company earn a 586 percent ROI in just three months by providing deeper insights about products,

ibm strategy vs hp strategy  Case Study: IBM Business Analytics, Accelrys IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator helped this software and services company earn a 586 percent ROI in just three months by providing deeper insights about products, services and costs. Read More...
SSA Global--The Right Product Strategy
SSA Global's Client Forum has reinforced our impression that the vendor's product strategy is an effective strategy that addresses the realities of today's

ibm strategy vs hp strategy  The strong alliance with IBM promises modern middleware technology to facilitate integration. About the Author Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners. He has over twenty-five years experience as an executive in the software industry. Thompson has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com Read More...
Business Strategy, Business Processes, and Business Systems
Business strategy, a road map telling us how the business plans to be successful, does not guarantee success. Strategy execution requires business processes

ibm strategy vs hp strategy  Strategy, Business Processes, and Business Systems Introduction Business strategy is a road map telling us how the business plans to be successful. But the best strategy does not guarantee success. Strategy execution requires business processes that do what the strategy calls for—and do it well. In today's automated world, these business processes rely on business systems. Therefore, a direct link exists between the success of business strategy and business systems. That is not to say great Read More...
IBM Brings Cloud and Mobile Enhancement to Its Social Business Offering
IBM announced a new cloud-based solution as part of its IBM SmartCloud for Social Businesses platform. The product includes new social networking features and a

ibm strategy vs hp strategy  Its Social Business Offering IBM announced a new cloud-based solution as part of its IBM SmartCloud for Social Businesses platform. The product includes new social networking features and a new collaboration and document-sharing tool—IBM SmartCloud Docs. The application accommodates the creation, storing, and co-editing of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation documents, in real time. IBM SmartCloud Docs permits peers to simultaneously work on the same document, in the cloud, since the tool Read More...
IBM Acquires Cognea as Watson’s Mouthpiece
IBM has acquired Cognea, an Australian startup that develops virtual assistant software that interacts with users via artificial intelligence (AI)–based

ibm strategy vs hp strategy  Cognea as Watson’s Mouthpiece IBM has acquired Cognea , an Australian startup that develops virtual assistant software that interacts with users via artificial intelligence (AI)–based personalities. IBM plans to integrate Cognea's technology with its Watson cognitive computing platform, with the idea of allowing Watson to deliver conversational services. Potential user scenarios include virtual personal assistants, health coaches, companions for elderly people, investment advisors, tutors, travel Read More...
IBM Announces Netfinity 4000R Super-Thin Server
IBM to ship its 4000R server, a thin server targeted at ISPs and ASPs. The 4000R sets a new standard for CPU density, fitting two Pentium IIIs in a one-rack

ibm strategy vs hp strategy  provide growth for both IBM and the general market, by accelerating the recent growth of thin servers. In keeping with the general server market trend, it will lead to market consolidation as the small-manufacturer offerings get overshadowed over the longer term (24-36 months, 60% probability). User Recommendations This announcement is a departure from IBM's heretofore me-too offerings, and may signal a shift in IBM's focus from standard vanilla products to more leading-edge systems. (Of course, if Read More...
Logility, IBM to Offer Mid Market Solutions on AS/400
IBM and B2B collaborative supply chain planning vendor Logility, Inc. have partnered to offer a joint solution for the AS/400e server platform.

ibm strategy vs hp strategy  IBM to Offer Mid Market Solutions on AS/400 Logility, IBM to Offer Mid Market Solutions on AS/400 S. McVey - April 14th, 2000 Event Summary Logility has announced a global relationship with IBM to deploy its supply chain management solutions on the AS/400e server platform. The two partners will jointly offer Logility Voyager Solutions for B2B collaborative commerce, business process consulting and implementation services for users who run their enterprises on AS/400e. Most of the development work Read More...
Creating a Web Strategy
One of the best starting points for determining a web site strategy is to understand both the market that your company operates in and the needs of your key

ibm strategy vs hp strategy  a Web Strategy One of the best starting points for determining a web site strategy is to understand both the market that your company operates in and the needs of your key stakeholders. But most companies today are highly complex and political, making the identification and prioritization of stakeholders a difficult task. Discover the three key broad stakeholder groups that you need to factor into your web strategy planning. Read More...
IBM Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7
IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced the release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7, with a new pricing structure for application service providers (ASPs), support

ibm strategy vs hp strategy  Universal Database Version 7 IBM Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7 M. Reed and A. Turner -May 8, 2000 Event Summary In the April announcement IBM stated that this reinforced its commitment to data management leadership and introduced DB2 Universal Database Version 7 - the most powerful solution of its kind in the industry, and, in most cases, at a third the price of Oracle. IBM continues to invest in new hiring programs, product development, and marketing campaigns with the Read More...

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