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  • Magic Quadrant for Application Development Life Cycle Management

    Time-to-market pressure is driving the application development life cycle management market to evolve and expand. This research evaluates leading ADLM providers to help application development and IT managers select appropriate technology partners that drive quality and productivity. Learn more.

  • Five Vital Steps for Successful Software Delivery in a Chaotic World

    This paper covers five steps that can help you address today’s development challenges and deliver software that yields better business results. Learn more.

  • Agile Maturity Report Benchmarks and Guidelines to Improve Your Effectiveness

    The study cautions against "Agile religion" and emphasizes using a pragmatic approach to adapt Agile techniques to fit the company's unique environment. Experts suggest that the focus should be on applying Agile processes where it makes sense. Read now.

  • The Future of Testing: Where Do Testers Spend Their Time?

    TechWell, IBM, uTest, and keynote partnered on a survey to explore where today’s testers are spending their time, what obstacles they most often encounter, and where they think their attention should be focused. Learn more.

  • Service Virtualization for Dummies

    In this book, Service Virtualization For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition written by industry analysts Marcia Kaufman and Judith Hurwitz, learn how to deliver higher quality software by increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing processes while reducing testing downtime and testing cost. Read now!

  • DevOps for Dummies

    Today’s fast-moving world makes DevOps essential for any business aspiring to be agile and lean in order to respond rapidly to changing customer and marketplace demands. This book helps you understand DevOps and how your organization can gain real business benefits from it.

  • The Forrester Wave™: Service Virtualization And Testing Solutions, Q1, 2014

    Service virtualization and testing (SVT) solutions provide developers and testers with tools to quickly simulate the services of a complex production environment, mainly for automating regression, integration, and performance tests. Read Forrester’s analysis of the leading providers in this space, and learn how this technology is improving continuous testing and helping companies achieve a significant return on their investment.

  • Smarter Quality Management: The Fast Track to Competitive Advantage

    This paper introduces quality management (QM), a practical, multi-disciplined approach to software delivery that helps reduce time to market without sacrificing quality in the outcome.

  • An Insider’s Guide to Agile Testing and Service Virtualization

    Get the essentials about agile testing and service virtualization from several different perspectives – get an analyst’s take from Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester Research on how to remove agile testing bottlenecks and ways to calculate your potential return on investment for Service Virtualization.

  • Delivering on the Promise of Predictive Control Across the Total IT Environment

    The core business value of BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management’s (BPPM) predictive analytics is advanced risk mitigation, enabling enterprises to anticipate and remedy issues before they disturb essential processes. Find out more in this whitepaper. Read now.

  • Analyst Study: APM SaaS and Analytics Step Up to Meet the Needs of Modern Applications, Mobile Users, and Hybrid Cloud Architectures

    This IDC Technology Spotlight report examines the critical role that SaaS and analytics are playing in the transformation of the APM market. The paper also considers the impact that IBM's recently introduced Performance Management (SaaS) and IT Operations Analytics offerings will have on the APM market. Learn more.

  • Analyst Study: Application Performance Management Is Critical To Business Success

    This Application Performance Management Forrester Research study captures insight into the benefits and challenges with today’s IT monitoring solutions as well as the types of monitoring features that will help meet application performance and availability expectations. Read now!

  • IT Analytics is Crucial to Make Trustworthy Business Technology Decisions

    Technology Adoption Analyst whitepaper by Forrester. This IBM-commissioned profile of IT operations decision-makers at enterprise companies in the US, UK and Germany evaluates IT operations analytics adoption, benefits, and challenges based on Forrester’s own market data and a custom study of the same audience. Learn more.

  • I Can’t Believe It’s Not Multisite!

    Do you manage more than 20 Drupal sites at once? The pros don't use Multisite for that anymore. Learn what they do instead to streamline workflows when you download this white paper featuring 6 case studies from top agencies, companies, and universities. Read now!

  • 8 Amazing Drupal Launches

    In this white paper see how top teams are launching Drupal sites without spending hours on sysadmin work. Learn more.

  • Hosting is Dead

    It's a legacy model from the static publishing era, and just doesn't meet the needs of modern Drupal websites. That's the reason why Pantheon is in business. Read this paper for more.

  • A Perfect Launch Every Time: 7 Steps to Avoid the Worst Day of Your Career

    Are you launching your website soon? No need to panic. Yes, tens of thousands of visitors could see a blank page. An old version could get uploaded. A mystery bug could appear. It happens all the time, but it won't happen to you. Read this white paper now.

  • Use These Seven Steps to Improve Release Velocity

    According to Gartner, with the business increasing its rate of change, I&O must improve current practices to meet the ever-changing demands of its end-user community. As a result, I&O groups are currently under intense pressure to accelerate releases. Read more.

  • Agility in the Cloud: How Dev/Test Teams Can Increase Velocity While Reducing Defects

    This paper discusses how cloud-based computing environments can aid dev/test teams by removing impediments due to resource and environment constraints. Learn more.

  • DevOps and Hybrid Cloud

    Agile methodologies give development and test teams the ability to build software at a faster rate than ever before. Combining DevOps with hybrid cloud architectures give teams not just the principles, but also the technology necessary to achieve their goals. Learn more.

  • Putting the Agile into the Infrastructure

    Great software has changed our world. In order to thrive in today's market, your organization must be more innovative than ever before. Agile development enables teams to build better software faster, but development teams are often limited by inelastic resources. To be truly agile, dev/test teams require elastic, automated, self-service resources that work with on-premise infrastructure. Learn more.

  • Store Less, Spend Less: Managing Data According to its Economic Value

    Not all data is critical or even necessary. Learn in this white paper how governance over the information lifecycle can improve the efficiency of data storage.

  • Build the Business Case for Better Information Economics

    Data is growing, while its value is declining. That can get expensive, but sound information governance practices can ease the pain. Find out more in this white paper.

  • How CIOs Can Reduce Costs and Lower Risks by Driving Improved Information Economics

    Without information lifecycle governance practices in place, investments in technology are unlikely to do what an organization needs them to do. Find out in this white paper how to rectify the problem.

  • ROI Calculator for IBM Rational Developer

    Estimate the return on investment you can expect with IBM® Rational® Developer for i. Rational Developer for i provides integrated development and debugging tools to help development teams create and maintain IBM i® applications on IBM Power Systems™. This software also enables you to simplify and accelerate code development and maintenance.

  • Agile Application Development on System z — Is It Keeping Up with Your Business?

    This white paper discusses the DevOps approach to facilitate the adoption of business processes and new features that will be responsive to user’s demands (whether internal or external), and to do this within a cycle that is measured in days and weeks, not months and years. Read on.

  • Automate Business Processes - Bonita BPM

    Accelerating your next business process application from model to test to product has never been this easy! Whether you are an IT professional building an app or a manager seeking to boost productivity and lower spend by turning a traditional business process into an paperless app, Bonitasoft's completeBusiness Process Management Suite is customizable for single department or global enterprise needs.

  • Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Application Performance Management Solution

    IBM is rated #1 in this Ovum Decision Matrix – Application Performance Management (APM) report. To help IT decision-makers choose the right solution, this Ovum Decision Matrix evaluates and compares 10 of the leading APM solutions in the market.

  • Application Performance Management Is Critical To Business Success

    This Application Performance Management Forrester Research study captures insight into the benefits and challenges with today’s IT monitoring solutions as well as the types of monitoring features that will help meet application performance and availability expectations.

  • Improve IT Agility and Efficiency: Analytics Deliver New Insights into Operational Big Data

    Simplify and accelerate IT service delivery with IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator. See how three tiers of services can manage your IT solution by shortening provisioning, reducing time to market and repeat service delivery all through a flexible, Open Standards platform.

  • Crazy Ideas and Fearless Creativity: Future-Casting Ideas For The Next Decade

    Intel futurist Brian David Johnson discusses how the predictive power of science fiction and innovative techniques such as future-casting and back-casting can uncover outwardly “crazy” ideas that are frequently critical to successful products.

  • Mobile Design Patterns: Push, Don't Pull

    When it comes to design patterns, the battle between push and pull has been ongoing since the start. Both models have their place. But the authors of this IBM® Redbooks® Point-of-View article, including IBM WebSphere® VP Jerry Cuomo, argue that in many situations, pushing data to users as it changes can consume far fewer resources than a conventional pull pattern.

  • Mobile App Development, JavaScript Everywhere and “The Three Amigos”

    Download this white paper by Jerry Cuomo, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, IBM WebSphere, to understand more about how you can leverage JavaScript pervasiveness to simplify radically the life cycle of applications that are interactive, web facing and transactional.

  • API Management is the SOA Renaissance

    An innovation-centric approach that combines SOA and API management provides you with a robust integration from the Internet of Things to enterprise back-end systems. An approach to integration that can also generate new business insight and opportunities. Read on.

  • Mobile Computing Trends Infographic

    Experts predict there will be more mobile devices than people by the year 2016. And more than 50 billion connected ‘things’ by 2020.1 To meet the demands of mobile computing, enterprise IT and software developers must lead the way with a cross-platform approach to drive consistent experiences and connect to cloud-based services and datacenters. Learn more.

  • Next Generation Network Security

    Advanced, persistent, and stealthy malware can often bypass existing protection technologies, resulting in undetected and costly data breaches. Learn how Intel and McAfee are helping enterprises, governments, and other organizations counter security threats with next-gen Intrusion Protection System appliances and a network security platform.

  • Screenification, the Digital Self, and Robots

    How will people interact with computers and technology in 2025? Intel’s futurist, Brian David Johnson, tasked with mapping how people will interact with computers and technology 10 to 15 years out, sees a world where digital data lives a secret life, computational intelligence vanishes in everyday objects, and the future of fear becomes something we master.

  • What’s Next for HTML5?

    Learn more about where HTML5 is headed and the new Intel® XDK that is helping developers to deploy their HTML5 apps on Android.

  • Workload Automation: From Application Development to Digital Service Delivery

    This paper, "Workload Automation – From Application Development to Digital Service Delivery," describes how a workload automation solution can eliminate the manual processes developers now use to define batch workflows and communicate them to schedulers. Learn more.

  • Integrating Big Data into Business Processes and Enterprise Systems

    In the paper, “Integrate Big Data into Your Business Processes and Enterprise Systems” you’ll learn how to drive maximum value with an enterprise approach to Big Data.

  • 451 Research: BMC Streamlines Job Management to Address the Devops Need for Speed

    See what analyst 451 Research has to say about Control-M and how it is continuining to modernize with the addition of Workload Change Manager, which aims to make creating and verifying batch jobs and workflows easier for developers. Learn more.

  • Workload Automation: Accelerating Digital Services Delivery

    Now, application developers and IT operations can streamline the development and management of batch services. They’ll no longer have to deal with manual processes for defining batch jobs and workflows, or traverse multiple, disparate scheduling tools. How? With the right workload automation. Learn more.

  • CIO Why Big Data is a Big Deal

    Learn how BMC Control-M for for Hadoop allows IT to extract value from big data, with clear visibility, predictability and increased productivity and efficiency. Read on.

  • Flying High on the Use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    Flybe was one of the 21 companies that were interviewed for quantitative results on their operations as part of an IDC ROI analysis. This case study presents the qualitative side of the company's story.

  • Clabby Analyst Report: Workload Automation with Cloud

    Running workloads in a cloud environment presents new challenges. How to manage applications that span the virtual and physical; the public cloud and the private cloud; and the mainframe and distributed systems. In this context, job scheduling is becoming a more dynamic discipline, combining advanced automation with new workload types and cloud delivery models. In this Clabby Research white paper, learn how using Workload Automation can help ensure cloud success.

  • Optimize Workloads to Achieve Success with Cloud and Big Data

    IBM SmartCloud Workload Automation is a sophisticated, cloud-enabled solution that unifies disparate applications and business processes to help organizations achieve superior efficiency and availability while leveraging the flexibility and scalability of cloud computing.

  • The Business Context of Aligning IT with the Organization

    This chapter provides a general business overview for organizations that are seeking advice on how to align IT within the organization. In a dynamic and globalized economy, where IT has its own agenda, interesting business and marketplace factors have emerged thanks to C-level studies, unraveling how both CIOs and CEOs are now targeting similar objectives.

  • Managing Enterprise Assets and IT Assets in a Converged World

    This analyst report provides guidelines for how to plan an effective Enterprise Asset Management strategy, including maturity levels, processes, and technologies in context of IT Asset Management advances. The paper was developed by Enterprise Management Associates - an IT Analyst firm.

  • EMA/CXP Research Report: The Changing Role of the Service Desk in the Age of Cloud and Agile

    IT Service Management (ITSM) is in a clear state of transition, just as IT is itself undergoing a significant transformation in role and requirements. Many of these pressures for change center in the “consumerization of IT” – as IT services increasingly need to support a more technology savvy, demanding, and diverse set of service consumers. Learn more.

  • 5 Steps to Simplify APM for Business Wide Results

    Application downtime is just one of many costs associated with a fragmented application performance management (APM) strategy. Managing today’s more complex and interdependent mission-critical applications is a growing challenge with even larger business implications. Learn the 5 steps to simplify Application Performance Management.

  • Standardized Operating Environments for I.T. Efficiency

    Modern IT departments play an increasingly important role in overall business success. With service quality and availability critical to operations, IT departments must deliver effective and efficient services within budget to ensure competitiveness.

  • Linux Management with Red Hat Satellite: Measuring Business Impact and ROI

    This ROI study conducted by IDC is based on data gathered from structured in-depth interviews with representatives from over 10 IT organizations around the world using Red Hat Satellite to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Based on this study, these organizations on average experienced a payback of less than 7 months on their initial investment, and yielded an average of 398% ROI over a 3-year period.

  • Accelerating Application Delivery in the Cloud

    Cut application delivery times from days down to hours or even minutes. Download our latest white paper and learn how Dell Cloud Manager’s automation capabilities are the key to doing more and doing it faster.

  • Gigaom Research Sector RoadMap: Multicloud Management

    Learn about the principal disruption vectors at play with multi-cloud management, and the top companies that provide solutions for these issues. Read more.

  • Achieving Agility Throughout the Application Lifecycle

    Read about the shift to DevOps, and why and how integrated cloud management as part of an overall DevOps strategy enables true application lifecycle agility. Read now!

  • Hurwitz: The Benefits of Migrating to a Modern Application Platform Infrastructure

    Read this paper to learn about the characteristics of a modern middleware platform and how companies benefit from migrating from older inflexible monolithic infrastructures to a modular and flexible environment.

  • IDC: How Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is Extending Business Value

    IDC studied the business value and benefits that three JBoss customers achieved by modernizing their middleware infrastructure with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. The study found that by moving to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.

  • Gartner: Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Platforms

    New and composite on-premises applications need a complex array of runtime technologies and development capabilities. This report examines the leading application infrastructure vendors that provide IT developers and architects with complete end-to-end support for application projects for enterprise use. Download this report to see why Red Hat is positioned in the leader's quadrant for on-premises application platforms.

  • The Rules of Fight Club – Spring Framework/Java EE Edition

    Read this blog to learn about the rules that dispel the misconceptions about Spring Framework and Java EE.

  • Forrester: Open Source BPM Hits the Mark for Delivering New Class of Process Apps

    Read this paper to learn about the challenges faced by application development teams today, and how developers can benefit most from open source BPM solutions that provide full-featured process modeling, analytics, and business rules capabilities. The findings in this study are based on Forrester’s own research and a custom study of software developers commissioned by Red Hat.

  • Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6 Technology Overview

    A business process initiative can be a big change. Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite incorporates all the key elements needed by business process management (BPM) to document, simulate, manage, automate, and monitor business processes and policies. It begins by bridging the gap in communication between business and IT, fostering more effective collaboration so changes can be made more easily and quickly.

  • Is an Open Source BPM Solution Right For You?

    Download this white paper to see how the increased availability of highly functional open source BPM technology is bringing the benefits of BPM solutions within reach.

  • IDC: The Intelligent Integrated Enterprise

    Read this paper to learn how you can create an intelligent, integrated enterprise that dramatically increases both customer satisfaction and profitability. By leveraging business intelligence to integrate and manage widely distributed systems, your organization can meet and exceed enterprise commitments to customers.

  • Red Hat JBoss Fuse Technology Overview

    Red Hat JBoss Fuse is a flexible, small footprint integration platform that can be configured with any combination of components for a customizable IT footprint. Read the technology overview to learn more about the functional components and key features in Red Hat JBoss Fuse that will allow integration beyond the datacenter.

  • Enterprise Integration Patterns Flash Cards

    Use these flashcards along with the popular open source integration framework Apache Camel as an easy reference during the design and development of integration projects. This deck of flashcards covers 49 integration patterns discussed in Gregory Hohpe’s book, Enterprise Integration Patterns.

  • Champions of Software as a Service

    Reducing costs is still a primary reason companies turn to Software as a Service (SaaS). But those at the front of the pack, like cloud leaders in general, are discovering how SaaS can help them achieve a much broader and more strategic goal—unlocking competitive advantage. Learn more.

  • The Total Economic Impact™ of IBM Rational Service Virtualization and Test Automation Solutions

    Forrester Research has just completed a Total Economic Impact study for a large financial services institution to quantify the actual return on investment for service virtualization. Read Forrester’s analysis to learn how service virtualization is eliminating testing bottlenecks and significantly reducing the cost of testing.

  • Operational Insight for Running IT at the Speed of Business

    Emerging business and technology trends1 are placing greater demands and challenges on IT operations staffs. Today’s information technology must operate at the speed of business, where customers and business users expect instant response and always-on access to applications and business services. Read on.

  • VoIP for Beginners

    While VoIP services can be less expensive than standard telephone network services, call quality can be a factor in one’s decision to switch to VoIP. However, constant innovation and upgrades are making VoIP comparable in quality to the traditional phone system. In this white paper, VoIP for Beginners, you’ll be introduced to how VoIP works.

  • 4 Simple Steps to VoIP Vendor Selection

    Download this free white paper, 4 Simple Steps to VoIP Vendor Selection, to completely educate yourself about VoIP trends so that you can determine the perfect solution for your company. Learn more.

  • The Hidden Benefits of VoIP Revealed

    You don't have to throw out your old communications infrastructure tomorrow. You can take a tiered approach to moving your company forward with VoIP. Read this white paper, The Hidden Benefits of VoIP Revealed, so you won't miss out on how you can use VoIP to re-invent how you conduct business, while increasing your bottom line.

  • Five Must Have Features for Business VoIP

    In this free white paper, Five Must-Have Features for Business VoIP, you'll learn about five ways VoIP can deliver greater value to your business. Read on.