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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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Download "A Guide to Practical Single Sign On"

The cost of managing user access to data and software applications with user IDs and passwords adds up quickly, but the solution is surprisingly simple. With single sign on (SSO), you can eliminate passwords—and the cost associated with them—by joining your IBM i, AIX, and Linux servers to your Windows domain for authentication. The key to achieving the ROI you want is to use a fresh, direct...
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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 "How to Securely Deploy Access Client Solutions (ACS) for IBM i"

IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) is the newest member of the IBM i Access family, replacing the IBM i Access for Windows client. ACS runs on most operating systems supporting Java. Because ACS uses different technology and deployment approach than IBM i Access for Windows, the considerations for securely deploying ACS are different than IBM i Access for Windows. Some of the considerations for...
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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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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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Download “Identity & Access Management for IBM i”

Insiders are responsible for 34 percent of data breaches—and insiders are also the most difficult threat to control control on IBM i. You can't lock them out completely because your IBM i users need at least some level of access to do their jobs. So, how do you ensure users have only the access they need without overburdening IT with manual processes that distract from other critical projects? We...
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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...