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  • 4 Wonders of Higher Education

    Are departments still asking you to build, customize, and manage dozens of one-off websites a year at your university? It’s a big job--even with a CMS platform like Drupal or WordPress. Tech teams spend 40+ hours a month managing servers, core updates, and billing. Learn more.

  • Data Consolidation and Distribution with Oracle Replication

    Read the tech brief and learn how database replication provides a cost-effective way to consolidate and distribute data in real time.

  • Achieving Oracle Database Scalability With or Without RAC

    Discover how our enterprise-class logical database replication technology enables data to be shared between databases with no distance limitations

  • Using Data Replication to Upgrade Your Oracle Database with Minimal Downtime and Risk

    Learn how the proven process outlined in this white paper can help you overcome migration challenges and successfully upgrade to Oracle® database 12c.

  • Taming the Data Beast: Integrating Systems and Applications

    Explore how the tools and best practices in this white paper can help your business effectively track, manage and regulate data to stay in compliance.

  • Improving Application Scalability with In-Memory Data Grids

    Find out in this white paper from Hurwitz & Associates how companies are benefitting from using data grid technology.

  • Deploy Full Java EE Applications in the Cloud

    Keeping up with the pace of deploying Java EE applications can be tough. Find out in this white paper how to stay ahead.

  • Protect Your Applications and Reputation with Symantec EV Code Signing

    Code signing can leave applications vulnerable to attack if not properly carried out. In this white paper, learn the advantages of Extended Validation Code Signing Certificates and how they can stop malware infiltration.

  • Securing Your Software for the Mobile Application Market

    Mobile application developers are seeing both greater demand and greater security risks than ever before. Securing code is paramount, and code signing is the way to do it. Read more in this white paper.

  • Securing the Mobile App Market

    Mobile apps are revolutionizing computing--and introducing new risks. Code signing is one way to effectively mitigate those risks. Learn more about it in this white paper.

  • Protect Against Today’s Malware Threats with Code Signing

    Malware is a big problem for software developers and companies that rely on downloads. But code signing could be the answer. Find out more in this white paper.

  • Protecting Android™ Applications with Secure Code Signing Certificates

    Android's openness isn't always an advantage. It can lead to vulnerabilities. In this white paper, learn how to protect Android apps with secure code signing.

  • Securing Your Private Keys as Best Practice for Code Signing Certificates

    Code signing is only as strong as the private keys publishers use. In this white paper, learn how safeguarding private keys might have prevented recent security breaches.

  • Behavior Driven Development and BRMS

    Behavior-driven development is an agile application life-cycle management framework that helps developers and business experts communicate effectively. Red Hat Consulting helps clients improve speed-to-market, reduce risk, and sustain quality by implementing agile development techniques with proven business rules management products, including Red Hat JBoss BRMS. Learn more.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Private Platform-as-a Service: The Next Generation Platform for Enterprises

    In this paper, we'll help you understand the path to a more effective and efficient way to design, build, test and deploy business applications.

  • What is a Distributed Database? And Why Do You Need One?

    21st century data and computing environments have created a paradigm shift in data management. Grab this whitepaper to understand the common approaches to distributed database design and learn about one fundamentally new approach.

  • Considerations For ISVs In The Shift To The Cloud

    Choosing the right database architecture should be a critical part of your cloud strategy. Learn how that choice can enable you to leapfrog ahead of the competition without having to give up key tools or re-write your apps.

  • Your Guide to VMware Lab Manager Replacement

    Migrating away from vCenter Lab Manager has inherent challenges. Identifying specific use cases that align with features offered by cloud service providers will accelerate your migration and improve your success when selecting an alternative lab management solution. This new guide examine these benefits and considerations of various replacement strategies.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Bridge the Gap Between Network Ops and the Service Desk

    Businesses can’t afford to let siloed approaches to incident management delay resolution and undermine IT productivity. BMC Intelligent Service Resolution bridges the gap between the service desk and network operations, and provides a unified, business-centric view across technologies and the services they support, to help you resolve the right issues, the right way, more quickly than ever

  • Is Your Middleware Sapping Performance?

    Middleware systems play a critical role in delivering business data and are now an essential part of every IT environment. These tools keep data flowing, prevent problems, streamline, troubleshoot, guide administration and empower user self-service. Learn about BMC’s Middleware Management solution.

  • Use Service Virtualization to Remove Testing Bottlenecks

    IBM Rational solutions offer continuous integration testing earlier in the development cycle to address various quality challenges of complex applications. In addition, the IBM solutions enable an agile practice with service virtualization for enhanced software delivery. Learn more.

  • IBM Agile For Dummies

    Confused by all the agile advice? Relax! With the Agile for Dummies eBook by your side you'll learn the fundamentals of agile and how to increase the productivity of your software teams while enabling them to produce higher-quality solutions that better fulfill customer needs much faster. Read more.

  • Ten Answers Regarding Mobile App Testing

    In this collaborative white paper, experts explore the complexities of mobile test environments, the value of the mobile device cloud, the unique role crowd sourcing can play, and how teams can leverage automation to help deliver quality apps. Read now.

  • On Premise Application Platforms Gartner Magic Quadrant

    According to the recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Platforms this is a mature software category, based on application server technology. As organizations attempt to respond to the opportunities presented by social, mobile, cloud and big data trends, their needs and desires around applications and application platform technology have changed. Learn more.

  • Integration Throughout and Beyond the Enterprise

    Throughout the history of the IT industry, integration has been an important part of most projects. Whether it is integration of transactions, data, or processes, each has challenges and associated patterns and antipatterns. In an age of mobile devices, social networks, and cloud services, and big data analytics, integration is more important than ever, but the scope of the challenge for IT projects has changed. Read more.

  • Web API Management: New Rules for a New Economy

    This 10-page eBook includes three short articles discussing how Web APIs and Web API Management are changing how organizations are competing in the marketplace as well as new approaches to growing revenue. Read now!

  • Forrester: Integrated Systems and Streamlined Practices Propel New, Responsive IT Organizations

    Enterprise IT leaders must transform their organizations to be responsive to fast-changing business needs. They must focus on enabling business innovations. They know it, and have begun a revolution in technologies, talents, and team structures for fast, flexible delivery of new business capabilities with increasing efficiency and at ever lower costs. Read more.

  • The Future of Data Services Delivery and Management Starts Here

    Data workloads are rapidly evolving and changing. Today's enterprises have many different types of applications, with different usage patterns, all constantly accessing data. As a result, data services need to be more robust and scalable. IBM PureApplication System and IBM PureData™ System for Transactions are designed to meet these needs. Learn more.

  • Empowering Your Organization Through Patterns of Expertise

    The skills needed to quickly design, test, configure and integrate solutions into today’s complex IT environments can be costly and scarce. IT managers may find themselves unable to develop and deploy applications and supporting systems as quickly and efficiently as they would like, even in virtual and cloud environments. Learn more.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Protecting PoS Environments Against Multi-Stage Attacks

    Credit card data breaches and other security disasters have dominated the news of late. In this white paper, find out how to protect point-of-sale environments from multi-stage attacks. Read on.

  • 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.