IBM Education Assistant is a collection of multimedia educational modules designed to help you gain a better understanding of IBM software products and use them more effectively to meet your business requirements. Modules consist of the following types of content:
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Pragmatic viewpoints of Open Computing
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When working with businesses like you, IBM can assess all critical aspects of your IT environment including: gaps between existing and required performance; the organization, technology environment, security issues, consolidation opportunities; and how your IT spend compares to industry peers. We deliver recommendations for improvements and prepare a roadmap with prioritized steps.
The advantage· The unique approaches and insights available from the IBM IT Strategy Assessment· End-to-end linkages with the rest of IBM’s capabilities· We use unique proprietary tools/methods — such as IT Assessment Tool (accelerator) - this prepackaged tool allows us to deliver one to two weeks faster and at lower price.· The breadth of IBM strategy and change intellectual capital and assets (e.g. Component Business Model - CBM)· Access to the IBM benchmarking capability for IT spend analysis· Strong technology assessment capabilities
Benefits· Better alignment of IT spending with business goals· Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of IT resource usage and help lower operating costs· Improve the ability to use IT a catalyst for business growth and innovation
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There are many definitions of innovation. With a few questions, you can start to understand which views are alive in your organization. This can provide direction on which capabilities need to be made available and what characteristics the enterprise's climate must have.
The retail industry is evolving into a marketplace of extremes. Customers seek low cost for basic goods at the low end of the competitive spectrum, yet at the high end pay premium prices for goods that offer high personal value. Undifferentiated competitors in the middle are fading away.
Retailers are meeting these and other challenges by striving to differentiate brand propositions, fashion distinctive shopping experiences, and optimize business processes throughout every element of their value chain. Retailers are achieving these goals with the help of IBM retail solutions and IBM infrastructure to run them on.
Using examples based on real customer experiences, this Redpaper describes IBM retail solutions available to help retailers shape operations to meet the challenges and opportunities emerging in the industry landscape. Customer examples also illustrate how infrastructure from IBM can help retailers maximize the value of their business solutions.
This Redpaper is intended for CIOs and others that are responsible for evaluating retail business solutions, and for IBM teams who sell, implement, and support them.
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This is a great way to IBM business partners to get access to IBM servers and IBM software.
--------------------------The Virtual Loaner program (VLP) offers no-cost remote access to IBM servers, operating systems, and middleware. IBM offers this feature-rich program at no cost to all active members of IBM PartnerWorld for one simple reason: to help you develop and sell your products with our products. All we ask in exchange for this valuable service is that you provide feedback about your VLP experience by filling out a brief post-reservation questionnaire.
The world of XML is vast and growing, with a huge variety of standards and technologies that interact in complex ways. It can be difficult for beginners to navigate the most important aspects of XML, and for users to keep track of new entries and changes in the space. XML is a basic syntax upon which you develop local and global vocabularies. This index provides a detailed cross-reference of many XML standards, including links to additional coverage for each.
XML started strong and has grown quite rapidly. It has proven itself a valuable technology, but it can be an intimidating one, when one considers all the moving parts that fall under the term "XML." This index of XML standards contains links to a series of articles that provide a summary of key XML technologies. You will also find recommendations of tutorials and other useful resources for evaluating and learning to use each technology.
The word standard is a bit slippery. Standards come in all forms, and multiple standards often compete in the same space. The practical approach is to define a standard as any specification that is significantly adopted by a diversity of vendors or is recommended by a respectable, vendor-neutral organization. This is, of course, a subjective criterion, but this material should give you enough of a start to be able to apply your own judgments on what XML technologies to use.