IBM Rational delivers greater value from investments in software and systems. Rational solutions enable organizations to achieve precision in desired business outcomes and execute with reduced risk and cost.
Can government improve or expand services and lower costs at the same time? With nearly 14 million people unemployed and 2.5 million that have given up looking for a job, most agree that government needs to be more efficient and lower costs. But in tough economic times like these, is it really possible for government to improve or expand services while lowering costs? Is it really possible to "do more with less"? If you have been around over the last 3 years, chances are you have heard the phrase, "do more with... [More]
What is DO-178B? DO-178B is a rigorous safety standard used primarily for the certification of commercial avionics, although it is increasingly adopted in other industries. It provides guidance for the development of software including the development of five key plans and defines the standards for evidence of compliance for (up to) 66 development objectives, depending on the level of safety assurance required. Meeting this standard can increase development cost significantly. First time adopters of the standard routinely find 75%-150% cost... [More]
The ROI of your software development investments Understanding where and how we are spending our resources and getting return on our investments is difficult - especially for software development organizations... Many software companies manage a significant portfolio of solutions where there is a: Disconnect between business and delivery with a lack of delivery governance and control Risks and issues are handled to late in the delivery process instead of up front Software and systems delivery and portfolio data on disparate and globally... [More]
Brand new ways to Business Agility -- from IBM Rational by Gina Poole , VP Marketing, IBM Rational I’ve been blogging on several sites over the past few weeks about our fall 2011 product and services launch, which has a big theme: “Business Agility.” I promised to bring you more, soon, on Application Portfolio Management , Collaborative DevOps , market-driven product development , and more. Well, we actually launched on October 6, and now I’m happy to be able to point you to much more information that can help you put business agility to work.... [More]
Change is the only constant in the world, there’s no doubt about it. Today more than ever, businesses must face – and effectively manage – rising change and complexity. Uncertainty is everywhere we look. From marketplace shifts to surprise disruptions, managing this new reality is not an easy task. If you think about our organizations today, they are all part of a dynamic business network of relationships with customers, partners and suppliers that shape the way we do business. Consumer expectations are escalating and competitors and partners... [More]
Smarter. Flatter. Intelligent. Interconnected. Instrumented. We all agree that the world is changing. More likely than not you're building products or services that are driving this evolution. But are you prepared to lead? How can you prepare and win in the age of Smarter Products and Services ?
By Dominic Tavassoli and Pierre Coyne .
Delivering innovative products and services that transform the way we live, work, and play
You hear about IBM's 100-year anniversary and the evolution of the technology from the Industrial... [More]
Tough economic times, it's time to think about how to make your business more agile
Is your team working to make your business more agile? IBM’s Business Agility ( follow #BizAgility on Twitter ) initiative responds to the rapid pace of change today’s businesses must manage in their networks, partner and supplier relationships, customer preferences, and market fluctuations.
This October, IBM Rational will join product and service offerings from the Tivoli and WebSphere brands to help you reach new heights in... [More]
Enterprise Architecture + Project Portfolio Management = Winning
What are the strategic goals and objectives of the organization? What products, services, applications are there to support ? Where should the spending of precious resources take place? Where are we going - what are our options and how and when will we get there?
These are questions every organization has to ask themselves….if they can be answered you are in a good position! But that is not usually the case…
Businesses have, and are still, investing significant... [More]
Smarter, safer transportation... one line of code at a time
Have you heard about IBM’s recent international survey on “commuter pain” ?
It’s called the IBM Commuter Pain Index, and it ranks the emotional and
economic toll of driving through commuter traffic in 20 international
cities. The results are in for 2011. Residents were asked to rate their
daily commuting experience according to things like commute time, time
stuck in traffic, price of gas, stop and go traffic patterns, etc., and,
well ... We don’t mean to pick on Mexico... [More]
Being compliant while simultaneously driving growth is becoming more difficult in an increasingly regulated world - especially for financial services organizations. Since the credit crunch, we have seen a much greater emphasis on controlling and regulating financial services organizations. This has resulted in, for example:
The passing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Reform Act) in the United States Forthcoming implementation of Solvency II in Europe and Basel III across the globe Establishment... [More]
This is part two ( read part 1 ) of our series called “ A Rational approach to enterprise modernization .”
This series is meant to help you and your business to optimize the
value of your applications, people, teams and infrastructure.
It's based on a thought leadership white paper from Ashok Reddy . Today, we'll discuss how to improve application knowledge, development skills, team collaboration and infrastructure efficiency. Improving application knowledge, development skills, team collaboration, and infrastructure efficiency
Today we’re starting a new series called “ A Rational approach to enterprise modernization .” This series is meant to help you and your business to optimize the value of your applications, people, teams and infrastructure.
It's based on a thought leadership white paper from Ashok Reddy . Over the past half century, businesses of all types across the globe have made significant investments in software and systems to automate business processes, deliver innovative capabilities, and integrate operations. As technology has evolved, organizations... [More]
If you work within IT for a midsize to large business, you’ve probably struggled now and then -- if not daily -- to make sense of the diverse technologies maintained by your department. A mix of hardware, old and new, and a wide variety of software applications, old and new, form a virtual landscape of technical challenges. Maybe you’ve met some of these challenges with creative bridges from one system to another, or maybe you’ve worked with teams of engineers who have risen to the occasion.
You might also be aware that there’s much more... [More]
Mobile applications have changed the game. They have become the primary differentiator and value driver of an organization, in the minds of consumers. Are you and your development teams driving that value effectively to consumers? If not, I want to show you how. When developing mobile applications, requests must be captured from a range of stakeholders like customers, analysts, marketplace research, internal reviewers and more. Prioritizing these requests into product requirements is no simple task. Product and portfolio management (PPM) is a... [More]
Adopting a new developmental approach and set of tools leveraging your existing assets, skills, and infrastructure investments can be time consuming. The IBM Enterprise Modernization Sandbox can help. Whether you are an IT manager, architect, or a developer, the System z Sandbox or the Power Systems sandbox can significantly help reduce the amount of time it takes to evaluate mainframe or Power Systems development tools. The sandbox offers an easy, web-based mechanism to help you evaluate IBM® Rational® solutions at no cost to your company. The... [More]