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5th Annual IBM AIX Community Survey Findings

The AIX Community Survey, now in its fifth consecutive year, goes in-depth with IT teams to gain a unique perspective into how this platform is being used today and how teams envision using it in the future. Over the years, the respondents of the survey have expanded to include a variety of industries, geographies, and titles within IT. More than 100 IT professionals in North America, EMEA, and APAC participated in this year’s survey, and this input enables all of us to understand the role of AIX with new clarity.
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How to Do IT Cost Optimization

Our years of experience shows that organizations waste 30% of their hybrid IT spend, on average. This article identifies the five key components of a cost optimization strategy and how to be successful with each of them.
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How to Do Capacity Planning Guide

Your business can’t afford downtime. But with ever-growing IT infrastructure, keeping applications up and running isn’t easy. Every CIO or IT manager has limited time, money, or personnel budget to keep IT running. Without a solution, your IT environment risks performance bottlenecks, outages, and an overall inability to predict future needs. That’s where capacity planning comes in. Capacity...
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Download "CIO Confidential: 5 Things Your IBM i Security Administrator Should Tell You"

Employees on the front lines often possess insight that manager, directors, and executives lack. Corporate leaders rely on feedback from these professionals, especially when it comes to emerging security threat. But for a variety of reasons, systems administrators might be reluctant to to speak up about critical issues related to IBM i, including the importance of consistently updating security...
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10 Hidden Gems of BRMS for IBM i

Get insider tech tips on the most helpful features of Backup, Recovery and Media Services for i (BRMS)! What if your IBM i came equipped with a tool that could help you automate and manage backup/recovery across your enterprise IBM i environment? What’s that, you say? It’s called BRMS for i? That’s right! BRMS is already available as a licensed program product (LPP), yet many IBM i shops are not...
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Continuously Optimizing IT in Financial Terms

CHALLENGES: Virtualization and increasingly complex agile computing environments are creating difficulties for IT financial controllers and for IT Financial Management (ITFM). Virtualization breaks the long-standing direct, one-to-one correlation between cost-allocated physical hardware and the IT services it supports. Increasingly dynamic, multi-layered applications have made it more difficult to...
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Download "New York's Cybersecurity Regulation: How It Affects IT Professionals Everywhere"

New York’s new cybersecurity law will affect organizations across the U.S. And its stringent requirements set a high standard for cybersecurity and data protection. In this guide, you’ll learn how this law reaches organizations beyond New York’s borders and why many other states are expected to follow suit. The guide features an easy-to-follow breakdown of the law’s most important requirements and...
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DevOps Development: Keeping the Lights On

Overview: The DevOps methodology embodies two core philosophies: decreasing the lead time of software deployment and the automation of delivery and testing. DevOps emerged as a practical response to the agile development movement, in contrast with traditional, phase-based or “waterfall” development, which is inefficient and labor-intensive. Traditional methods should be phased out, and companies...
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Dashboards Don't Work (Unless You Have a Metrics Management Strategy)

Tech has had a tremendous impact on the way today’s businesses seek continued growth and improvement. No matter what business they are in, executives everywhere are investing in technology that improves their business processes, gets them ahead of the competition and widens their margins. Ultimately, the return on that investment is determined by how well technology supports a business’ ability to...
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Download "How IT Professionals Can Navigate SOX Compliance"

Compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) is impossible without IT professionals, but translating this law into IT action items is a challenge. With penalties up to $10 million fines and even prison time, following SOX—and proving you're compliant—is vital. This compliance guide breaks down the most important aspects of SOX that affect IT professionals and focuses on what you need to know to get...