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  • Examining IT as a process: How to automate IT operations in the enterprise

    The idea of automating IT operations is not a new one. In fact, it's long been a desired objective for streamlining notoriously repetitive tasks and avoiding frustrating, inefficient rework. It's also been a challenging objective to achieve, until you apply the revolutionary thought that IT is a definable process for getting work done. As the leader in smarter process solutions, IBM has experience in surfacing and automating manageable processes for the highest impact. This article breaks it all down for IT leaders who are looking for the most strategic way to automate their operations centers.

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  • Working with the HTTP connector in WebSphere Cast Iron, Part 1: Configuring a secure authentication in Cast Iron Studio and Appliance

    IBM WebSphere Cast Iron supports SSL authentication. Part 1 of this 2-part tutorial series describes how to configure the HTTP connector in WebSphere Cast Iron Studio for secure SSL communication. This tutorial covers how to generate and import certificates in Cast Iron Studio and Cast Iron Appliance.

  • IBM WebSphere Commerce V8.0 delivers an enhanced business user and merchandising environment for improved customer engagement

    IBM WebSphere Commerce V8.0 delivers a new approach to e-commerce. It boasts an improved business user experience to help merchandisers and marketers deepen customer engagement and greatly enhance business results. Version 8.0 also includes a new customer service capability. With this capability, organizations can provide a seamless experience across digital and call center channels. Learn about WebSphere Commerce V8.0 in this announcement letter.

  • Editor's picks: Top 5 Bluemix tutorials for WebSphere

    Have you been wondering whether IBM Bluemix is right for you? Based on open standards and technologies, Bluemix accelerates your applications’ time to market and is flexible and adaptive so that you can analyze and evaluate them. As IBM’s platform as a service (PaaS), Bluemix gives you access to IBM WebSphere applications right in the Cloud. To learn how you can make Bluemix part of your application development environment, check out the top Bluemix tutorials in the IBM developerWorks WebSphere zone.

  • Manage IBM CICS systems on the go: Prototype for IBM MobileFirst applications

    Learn how to create and implement a mobile solution prototype for IBM CICS systems management. By creating this prototype, you can improve the usability of CICS system management functions and incorporate them with your IBM MobileFirst applications. For example, you can monitor CICS resource usage remotely on your mobile devices wherever and whenever you need. In this prototype, the CICS storage status is displayed graphically on a mobile device for monitoring. This solution entails a RESTful API, XSLT, and JSON technologies on CICS Transaction Server and IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation.

  • Dynamic authentication for connectors in WebSphere Cast Iron, Part 2: Authenticating JDE, Salesforce.com, and Force.com Bulk API connectors dynamically

    See how to dynamically authenticate various connectors in WebSphere Cast Iron, such as JD Edwards, Salesforce.com, and Force.com Bulk API in WebSphere Cast Iron Studio in this two-part series. Part 2 shows how to dynamically pass the connection parameters, connection pool options, and proxy parameters, without stopping the project in Cast Iron. By using this method, you can connect to different endpoints or change endpoint configurations during runtime without stopping the orchestration.

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    Developing a high performance API for IBM Cognos integration using WebSphere DynaCache

    This tutorial describes a solution for a RESTful API design that uses WebSphere DynaCache to help improve response times for performance sensitive API clients. The tutorial also discusses a few critical factors to effectively build APIs with performance in mind, such as cache key configuration and invalidation rules.

  • Creating and applying multi-factor authentication policies using one-time passwords

    Part 2 of this two-part tutorial series explains how to use ISAM for Mobile authoring tools to create a context-based authentication policy that protects mobile applications using both forms and one-time password authentication policies.

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