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Background

IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, just completing its 18th year of patent leadership. IBM Research has received recognition beyond any commercial technology research organization and is home to 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, 6 Turing Awards, and 10 Inductees in US Inventors Hall of Fame. The company was behind the inventions of the PC; SABRE travel reservation system; UPC codes, Watson, the Jeopardy!-playing computing system, and much more.

Products

 

IBM SPSS Software by IBM

With SPSS predictive analytics software, you can predict with confidence what will happen next so that you can make smarter decisions, solve problems and improve outcomes.

 

SmartCloud Application Performance Management by IBM

Application Performance Management (APM) solutions help you manage the performance, availability and capacity of your applications. Whether from a traditional data center or the Cloud, they have the deployment flexibility to monitor your dynamic applications – big or small. Even if you need to be monitoring in five minutes or have a complex data center to get under control, IBM has an APM solution for you.

APM solutions feature:

  • End-user experience management to make sure users are happy – improving retention and enhancing your revenue and reputation.
  • Comprehensive view of your environment to see how the pieces fit together – from servers to application components.
  • Mobile user management to gain insight on how mobile users experience applications – detecting issues unique to them.

APM solutions are easy to use and easy to own and provide:

  • Enhanced monitoring with log analysis to reveal potential problems that would not be detected with simple availability monitoring – no matter who is connecting or from what source.
  • Diagnostics to help you find the root causes of bottlenecks which can avoid potential outages or slow-downs.
  • Predictive analytics to proactively manage dynamic trends and capacity analytics which can help maximize performance and utilization.
 

IBM BladeCenter Blade Servers by IBM

IBM BladeCenter® blade servers support a wide selection of processor technologies and operating systems to allow clients to run all of their diverse workloads inside a single architecture. Reduce complexity, improve systems management, and increase energy efficiency while driving down total cost of ownership.

 

IBM Cognos Enterprise by IBM

Powerful and scalable business intelligence and performance management

IBM® Cognos® Enterprise is a business intelligence (BI) and performance management solution that combines the capabilities of Cognos Business Intelligence, Cognos Insight and Cognos TM1®. With Cognos Enterprise, users in your business and finance organizations can assemble information that helps them understand your business, share insights with colleagues and act on findings to drive your business forward. The central management helps your IT department more easily deploy and manage your analytics content.

 

IBM Business Process Manager by IBM

IBM® Business Process Manager is a full-featured, consumable business process management (BPM) platform designed for faster time to deployment. It includes tooling and run time for process design, execution, monitoring and optimization of business processes.

IBM Business Process Manager can be used almost immediately in its standard configuration or in an easily customizable configuration. It provides a highly integrated environment that scales smoothly and easily from initial project to enterprise-wide program, providing faster time to value with improved user productivity.

 

Clarity 7 by IBM

IBM® Clarity 7 is a financial management solution that integrates budgeting, planning, reporting, consolidations, analytics, scorecards and dashboards in a single, unified application. The Clarity 7 interface features a look and feel similar to Microsoft Excel to encourage rapid adoption and provide an intuitive user experience in a web-based application.

  • Budgeting, planning and forecasting: Enables users to create standardized corporate reports and data entry templates based on existing company data. These templates and reports are then distributed to a user community for enterprise-wide financial processes, such as budgeting, planning, forecasting and corporate reporting.
  • Strategy management: Generate initiatives, evaluate progress toward strategic objectives and provide project management functionality to close the loop between strategy and execution.
  • Dashboards and scorecards: Provide visually intuitive information on business performance with overall or targeted views of both financial and operational data.
  • Profitability modeling: Create comprehensive profitability models with flexible reporting and advanced financial modeling to deliver actionable insights into both cost and profitability.
 

IBM® Unica® Leads by IBM

Deliver quality leads to improve close rates and increase revenue

With IBM® Unica® Leads, formerly Unica Leads, marketers can more effectively notify and deliver leads to sales teams and qualified agents, monitor their disposition and measure results from leads passed. Unica Leads helps marketers increase lead close rates, which improves the return on investment (ROI) of lead generation marketing investments.

IBM Leads improves the end-to-end lead routing and monitoring process and fills the critical gap between marketing and sales:

  • Capture, qualify, prioritize and assigns leads more effectively.
  • Notify, deliver and reassign leads to sales teams and qualified agents.
  • Track results and close the loop on every lead generated to determine the most effective partners and the most qualified lead sources.

Capture, qualify, prioritize and assigns leads

  • Capture leads from campaign responses, inbound calls, web inquiries and other sources.
  • Rank leads using unlimited criteria to maximize sales productivity.
  • Determine priority level so that highest value leads are handled first.
  • Assign the lead automatically to the best individual/partner and monitor lead capacity to ensure that nobody is overloaded.

Notify, deliver and reassign leads

  • Alert the sales representative that a new lead is waiting, ensuring prompt action.
  • Deliver leads to the best channel for each user such as email, sales force automation tool or a call center system.
  • Improve lead distribution and assignment using easily defined, flexible business rules that incorporate sophisticated analytics, capacity constraints, regional overlays and product group or segment hierarchies.

Track results on every lead generated

  • Track results on every lead generated to determine the most effective partners and the most qualified lead sources.
  • Increase lead generation effectiveness by providing marketing and sales with real-time visibility into the disposition of leads, from capture through closure, offering an effective method for garnering valuable feedback on lead quality and helping understand the return on marketing initiatives.
 

InfoSphere Information Server by IBM

IBM InfoSphere Information Server is IBM's market-leading information integration platform that helps you understand your data, cleanse, monitor, transform and deliver data.

Helps create and maintain trusted information to support strategic business initiatives including big data, point-of-impact analytics, business intelligences, data warehousing, master data management, and application consolidation and migration.

  • Enables collaboration to bridge the gap between business and IT
  • Helps align business and IT objectives
  • Provides metadata integration & data lineage insight
  • Always-on operational data integration & data quality
  • Linear scalability and infrastructure optimization
  • Broad connectivity to nearly all data sources
  • Productivity tools for organizational efficiency
  • Accelerated data integration deployments
 

IBM SmartCloud by IBM

Cloud technologies can help you more quickly and cost-effectively recover in the event of a disruption, data loss or a disaster. IBM offers a suite of solutions—including server recovery, data protection and backup services—to help you manage risk, reduce costs and meet regulatory compliance mandates. With more than 40 years of experience in business resilience and information protection and resiliency centers around the globe, IBM offers a range of on-site, off-site and hybrid cloud-based data protection solutions.

 

IBM eDiscovery Solutions by IBM

eDiscovery that is efficient, rigorous and helps reduce litigation cost

eDiscovery solutions from IBM® deliver rigorous and efficient electronic discovery processes to meet evolving and complex legal obligations. These products can assess costs and risk more accurately to help organizations make better decisions regarding case strategy. The IBM eDiscovery Solutions family improves alignment among eDiscovery stakeholders and links legal holds to information repositories to streamline legal processes and help reduce litigation costs.

 

Tivoli Storage Manager by IBM

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager is a data protection platform that gives enterprises a single point of control and administration for storage management needs. It is the flagship product in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager family.

It enables outstanding efficiency, simplicity and scalability for virtual, physical and cloud backup environments of all sizes. Learn more how Tivoli Storage Manager:

  • Reduces backup and recovery infrastructure costs by up to 38%1
  • Protects up to ten times more user data per day per backup server2
  • Displays status at a glance, using breakthrough visualization
  • Simplifies backups by consolidating administration tasks
  • Enables cloud backups with OpenStack Havana drivers
 

Enterprise Content Management Solutions by IBM

Turn content into business insight using industry-specific solutions that capture, activate, socialize, analyze and govern content for better outcomes.

All products - Enterprise content management

  • Advanced case management
  • Content analytics
  • Document imaging and capture
  • Information lifecycle governance
  • Social content management
 

IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System by IBM

IBM® Security Network Intrusion Prevention System appliances are designed to stop constantly evolving threats before they impact your business. This means providing both high levels of protection and performance, while lowering the overall cost and complexity associated with deploying and managing a large number of point solutions.IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System:

  • Achieve unmatched levels of performance without compromising breadth and depth of security
  • Protect business-critical assets—such as networks, servers, endpoints and applications—from malicious threats
  • Reduce cost and complexity by consolidating point solutions and integrating with other security tools
  • Gain advanced threat protection, powered by the IBM® X-Force® research and development team
 

IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices by IBM

IBM® Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices provides a completely integrated approach for managing, securing, and reporting on laptops, desktops, servers, smartphones, tablets, and even specialty devices such as point-of-sale terminals. This provides customers with unprecedented real-time visibility and control over all devices employees use in their daily job functions; reducing costs, increasing productivity, and improving compliance.

Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices helps you address the issues of security, complexity and bring your own device (BYOD) policies that challenge support for an increasingly mobile workforce.

  • Safeguard enterprise data—with advanced security and compliance features.
  • Gain enterprise visibility—with a consolidated inventory of employee- and corporate-owned devices.
  • Manage from a unified infrastructure—using a single platform to manage all your enterprise devices.
 

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform by IBM

Advanced software to detect and defend against network security threats

IBM® QRadar® Security Intelligence Platform products provide a unified architecture for integrating security information and event management (SIEM), log management, anomaly detection, incident forensics and configuration and vulnerability management. These products offer advanced threat detection, greater ease of use and lower total cost of ownership.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform products deliver:

  • A single architecture for analyzing log, flow, vulnerability, user and asset data.
  • Near real-time correlation and behavioral anomaly detection to identify high-risk threats.
  • High-priority incident detection among billions of data points.
  • Full visibility into network, application and user activity.
  • Automated regulatory compliance with collection, correlation and reporting capabilities.

 

 

IBM Connections by IBM

Social network platform helps improve knowledge sharing, decision-making and innovation

IBM® Connections is a leading social network platform that helps you get work done. IBM Connections allows your organization to engage the right people, accelerate innovation and deliver results. Now you can confidently share knowledge beyond traditional organizational boundaries. Improve decision-making. Increase productivity. Accelerate time to market.

IBM Connections meets your needs with flexible deployment options; on-premises, cloud, or hybrid. This social network platform can help you:

  • Empower people. Inno­vate anywhere — mobile, web and desktop, even offline.
  • Engage people. Filter out the noise, illuminate ideas.
  • Inspire innovation. People-centric platform allows ideas and communities to thrive.
  • Trust people. Safely collaborate with customers and partners, bringing them into the conversation.
  • Extend technology. With IBM and third-party software including Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Windows Explorer, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office.

 

 

IBM Sametime by IBM

Collaborate instantly with social communications using integrated voice, data, and video

IBM® Sametime® products integrate real-time social communications into your business environment, providing a unified user experience through instant messaging, online meetings, voice, video and data. With just one click, you are instantly connected to the person behind the information, helping to meet the ongoing demands of everyday business.

IBM Sametime supports social communications with features that include:

  • Enterprise instant messaging, online presence indicators and community collaboration for instant connection to the people behind the information in your social business environment.
  • Online meetings that offer high-definition audio and video and document, application and screen sharing.
  • New! Mobile device support that connects you from anywhere, on a smartphone or tablet.
  • Voice and video integration for deployment within your business network with full support of industry standards.
  • A simple user experience and flexible platform that helps to extend your UC environment by integrating social communications into your processes and applications.
 

IBM Notes by IBM

IBM® Notes® is how a modern business connects. The IBM Notes email software client simplifies today’s complex world by integrating messaging, business applications and social collaboration into one easy-to-use workspace. IBM Notes goes wherever you go, helping you work smarter and faster to provide better business results.

IBM Notes email software helps you:

  • Work anywhere, anytime with the flexibility to use your choice of handheld devices.
  • Bring the world to you with a single point of access to key business information.
  • Tap your network to quickly locate the people and content you need.
  • Get work done by simplifying your experience and focusing on what is important.

 

 

IBM Domino by IBM

Security-rich application platform for social business

IBM® Domino® is an advanced platform for hosting social business applications. It delivers scalable, security-rich applications at a low cost, helping you improve productivity, accelerate operations and enhance decision-making.

IBM Domino (formerly IBM Lotus® Domino) provides:

  • Low cost of ownership—minimizing administration needs through automated installations, policies and monitoring helps staff focus on higher value tasks.
  • Minimized infrastructure—reducing costs by using less power, memory, data storage, network bandwidth and servers.
  • Rich application environment—supporting workflow-driven and people-oriented applications that help a wide variety of business operations deliver enhanced results.
  • Security-rich—helping protect your critical business assets. You can control information access, protect information and guarantee document authenticity.
  • High availability—featuring advanced clustering, replication, server fault recovery and automated diagnostic tools.

 

 

FileNet Content Manager by IBM

Document management solution with social collaboration and mobile capabilities

Document management with IBM® FileNet® Content Manager helps you meet the growing challenge of managing enterprise content with greater speed, efficiency and accuracy. FileNet Content Manager is a document management engine that combines enterprise content, security and storage features with ready-to-use workflow and process management capabilities.

FileNet Content Manager features include:

  • A single repository for enterprise content to provide centralized access and better control.
  • Document management services and application development support to streamline content management and delivery.
  • Delivery of active content in motion for improved business value and reduced costs.
  • Integration with Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office to help increase productivity.
  • Social collaboration and mobile computing support to use the latest technologies in your enterprise content management (ECM) environment.

 

 

IBM WebSphere Portal Server by IBM

IBM® WebSphere® Portal Server provides custom-branded, enterprise multi-channel portal capabilities that help you deliver a highly-personalized, social portal experience for your customers. With WebSphere Portal Server, you can give customers a single point of access to the applications, services, information and social connections they need. WebSphere Portal Server helps you increase visitor response and reduce web operations costs.

WebSphere Portal Server enterprise portal features include:

  • Core enterprise portal services such as role-based access to applications and content, search, personalization and security features.
  • Context-relevant resources presented through commonly-used web browsers, giving users faster access to resources needed to complete tasks.
  • Advanced social portal usability features that enable drag-and-drop customizations and integration with social and rich-media websites.
  • Scalable platform and architecture that deliver Web 2.0 capabilities on next-generation devices and channels.
  • Integration with other WebSphere Portal family products to help you deliver a highly personalized, social portal experience to your customers.
 

System Storage DS8000 series by IBM

The IBM DS8870 is designed to manage a broad scope of storage workloads that exist in today’s complex data center, and do it effectively and efficiently. The proven success of this flagship IBM disk system is a direct consequence of its extraordinary resiliency, scalability and performance, but also of its ability to address the demanding requirements of the critical data at the heart of your data center.

A new generation of all-flash and hybrid-flash systems delivers another level of extraordinary performance for your most time-sensitive applications. And a highly-resilient architecture and world-class business continuity solutions make 24/7 access to critical enterprise applications a reality. Add to that the unique performance-optimizing integration between DS8870 and IBM enterprise servers, and it’s easy to see why this flagship system epitomizes Smarter Storage.

IBM DS8870 is a high-performance, high-capacity, secure storage system designed to deliver the highest levels of performance, flexibility, scalability, resiliency and total overall value for the most demanding, heterogeneous storage environments.

 

IBM Cloud Storage by IBM

Improve flexibility and performance while lowering costs

IBM Cloud storage software solutions provide improved visibility, simplify administration, and deliver the scalability you expect from IBM.

IBM cloud storage software solutions can:

* Add cloud capabilities to your storage environment quickly, such as automated provisioning, virtualization, high availability and service catalog

* Optimize tiered storage, using integrated analytics, and reduce users' per terabyte cost of storage up to 50 percent

* Customize with optional self-service portal, pay-per-use billing and Real-time Compression from IBM

 

IBM Web Content Manager by IBM

Web experience management software enables non-technical users to create and manage content

IBM® Web Content Manager is designed to accelerate digital content development and deployment through all your digital channels. This web experience management software enables users to create, manage and publish content while IT retains control. Through advanced personalization, IBM Web Content Manager delivers the right information to the right audience when needed, providing an exceptional digital experience across all digital channels.

IBM Web Content Manager web experience management software provides:

  • Rich text editing tools that enable business professionals and content experts to more quickly and easily create and manage rich web content without IT involvement.
  • Rapid site deployment by using your choice of site builder tools and multiple content templates.
  • Extensive personalization support to help you improve online experiences. Now you can build websites that can deliver targeted, dynamic content in multiple languages.
  • Configurable and reusable workflow model  to ensure that the content lifecycle follows your business process and approval requirements before going live.
  • Social and mobile tools that help you implement new innovations and enhance user satisfaction.
  • Integration with your existing systems, IBM WebSphere® Portal and third-party web content management systems.