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Simplified experience

The complexity of today’s IT systems
lifecycle constrains IT’s ability to drive
business innovation.

A simpler approach is needed - one that is
more streamlined and re-focuses resources
and critical insights on creating business value.

Over budget & behind schedule

Percentage of IT projects currently over budget and behind schedule both in the U.S. and worldwide.

Launch infographic

A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of IBM

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  • EIS Simplified Experience - Procure section icon

    Procure and design

    Procured as a single system, with a single product ID, with components pre-selected
    and pre-integrated in the factory, eliminating the complexity of selecting, designing
    and wiring and setting up individual hardware and software components.

  • Capacity planning is a timely, costly art – and leads to under or over-provisioning
  • Ensuring that software and hardware components and versions integrate is costly
  • Scheduling systems experts and component delivery is challenging and wastes time
  • Single part number for a fully integrated system, that simplifies procurement by removing the need to procure and design a system of multiple, un-integrated components
  • Systems come with unlimited use licensing for middleware and database components, removing license audit and compliance risk and overhead
  • Double application density with the same amount of floor space, reducing costs and procurement cycles
  • EIS Simplified Experience - Deploy section icon

    Develop and deploy

    Deployed in minutes or hours, rather than weeks or months, because software
    comes with codified built-in expertise for deploying complex application
    environments that span inter-dependent software components (applications, servers,
    databases), in common, complex configurations (high availability, disaster recovery).

  • Deploying and integrating the solution in production environment, to meet critical requirements like high-availablilty, performance, failover, disaster recovery, etc.
  • Integrating, configuring, and optimising the system’s hardware and software components
  • Customisation and tuning requires collaboration between many system component experts
  • System components pre-integrated at the factory, ready to install and up and running out of the box in less than 4 hrs
  • Deploy multi-tiered application environments in < 15 minutes, using automated, codified deployment templates that define deployment configuration
  • An open framework for any software solution to create codified templates for deploying complex, multi-tiered applications
  • EIS Simplified Experience - Manage section icon

    Ongoing management

    Managed as a single system, with a single management and monitoring console. For example, because the system
    components and application workloads are integrated by design, applications dynamically scale across system
    resources to meet easily set SLAs.

  • On average, more than 70 percent of IT budgets are spent on operations and maintenance
  • Ongoing system optimisation to meet and report on SLAs
  • Ensuring that resources for applications scale appropriately to meet changing demand
  • Pre-tuned and optimised system components reduces need for ongoing customisation
  • Dynamic scaling of resources based on SLAs and real-time system environment
  • Single tool for system monitoring, managing, analysing, and troubleshooting
  • EIS Simplified Experience - Support section icon

    Support and upgrade

    Supported and upgraded as a single system with a single number to call for support. For example, fixes are applied at a
    system level, encompassing all components, so IT no longer needs to worry about version dependencies between
    system components.

  • Ensuring component version compatibility during patching and updating
  • Troubleshooting system problems across many components - quickly and effectively
  • Managing software licenses against actual system usages
  • Integrated patches & upgrade path for entire system rather than individual components
  • Single support number and process for the entire system, streamlining problem resolution
  • Built-in license control, license auditing, and licensing policy enforcement