IBM Netcool Network Analytics V1.1 for IBM Netezza Data Warehouse enables Communications Service Providers to focus on customer satisfaction by gaining insight into network behavior and experienceIBM United States Software Announcement 212-271
September 11, 2012
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(Corrected on October 2, 2012)Changed Customer Service Providers to Communications Service Providers.
|At a glance|
IBM® Netcool® Network Analytics V1.1 delivers analytics that:
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Facing a combination of empowered, educated consumers, new providers, and a dramatic increase in demand for mobile and data services has forced Communications Service Providers (CSP) to rethink their operations by leveraging the analytics tooling which provides insight into their customers' behavior. Communications industry executives rank enhancing customer loyalty and advocacy as their number-one priority -- this is the essence of IBM Netcool Network Analytics V1.1.
IBM Netcool Network Analytics focuses on analytics and insight into services as they are experienced by customers. These insights assist Customer Care specialists, Customer Experience Analysts, Network Operations and Network Planning Engineers, and Product Marketing Managers.
Benefits of IBM Netcool Network Analytics
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Note: 1000-x means one of the following: Netezza 1000-3, 6, 12, 24, 36, 48, 96, 120.
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IBM Netcool Network Analytics enables Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to view dashboards and analyze reports based on data from the CSPs' network, and operational and business systems in order to provide a unified view of service availability, service quality, and the customer experience with that service. CSPs are able to identify service and customer-impacting problems in near real time for faster resolution.
With IBM Netcool Network Analytics, CSPs can improve customer care to be more effective with near real-time information on service quality and then analyze customer experience metrics from different views, including individual customer, customer group, service, device, and network perspectives.
Gain the insight to grow and evolve the right services at the right time
IBM Netcool Network Analytics enables CSPs to increase their competitive edge by accessing data residing in today's silos, enabling a view of combined business and technology service indicators to better determine the impact of events on availability and performance. They can share service quality and client information across multiple business units through models that correlate the data across the silos, thus, providing the entire organization with valuable client information. With a detailed understanding of the individual subscriber experience combined with broader service quality trends, CSPs are better equipped to grow and evolve their offerings to suit their customers' needs.
Furthermore, IBM Netcool Network Analytics can help CSPs increase efficiency by discovering root causes of service outages through end-to-end analytics from the subscriber to network to services, while helping the CSPs' efforts to maintain aggregate service levels and service level agreement (SLAs).
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Program Program number VRM name 5725-F94 01.01.00 IBM Netcool Network Analytics
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Specified operating environment
A minimum of two servers that meet the following requirements:
Item Requirement CPU 4 x 2.4 GHz x86-64 CPUs Memory 16 GB Disk space 1st server: 1*300 GB of space 2nd server: 1*600 GB of space
Note: Minimum connection to servers of 1Gb Ethernet is required.
Prerequisite for IBM Netcool Network Analystics is Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance 1000-3.
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The benefits to the customer are gaining an end-to-end visibility and insight for network and customer experience management.
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IBM Netcool Network Analytics uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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Customers are required to purchase both Authorized User Entitlements and Processor Value Unit Entitlements to acquire IBM Netcool Network Analytics.
A customer wishes to acquire IBM Netcool Network Analytics for their Network. The customer will have 120 users accessing the environment and will be running their system on a Netezza Data Warehouse containing 1,680 PVUs. The customer will be required to entitle:
Part description Quantity in Authorized Processor Value customer Users Units required environment required Authorized Users 120 120 Processor Value Units 1,680 1,680
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Product category: IBM Netcool Network Analytics
PID Product identifier description number IBM Netcool Network Analytics 5725-F94
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Description Part number IBM Netcool Network Analytics per Authorized User(AU) License and SW S&S 12 Months D0T6SLL Annual SW S&S Renewal Annual Renewal E0EIALL SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D0T6TLL IBM Netcool Network Analytics per Processor Value Unit (PVU) License and SW S&S 12 Months D0T6ULL Annual SW S&S Renewal Annual Renewal E0EIBLL SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D0T6VLL
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Description Part number IBM Netcool Network Analytics V1.1 Linux English Media Pack BJ11IEN
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