Partnering for success - UK edition - Winter 2008

Published on 05-Jan-2009

Customer:
Various

Industry:
Automotive, Banking, Chemicals & Petroleum, Computer Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Products, Government, Healthcare, Insurance, Media & Entertainment

Deployment country:
United Kingdom

Overview

IBM software is at the heart of many successful business operations.

Business need:
Most businesses today rely heavily on IT systems to support their core business processes. Yet it can be a challenge to select the right technologies to meet precise business needs - and in many cases, in-house teams struggle to maintain the all-round competence required to design, develop and maintain leading-edge IT systems.

Solution:
IBM Information Management, Lotus, Rational, Tivoli and WebSphere software can help companies deal with almost any business challenge - and the expertise of IBM's extensive Business Partner network is the key to unlocking the value of these technologies. Tens of thousands of companies, working closely with IBM Business Partners, are developing innovative ways to do better business every day by extending, developing and tailoring IBM software products to fit their precise business needs.

Benefits:
Working with IBM Business Partners enables companies to leverage the skills they need to build compelling solutions; advanced IBM technologies provide the tools to support IT and business process optimization.

Case Study

IBM software is at the heart of many successful business operations. Tens of thousands of companies, working closely with IBM Business Partners, are developing innovative ways to do better business every day by extending, developing and tailoring IBM software products to fit their precise business needs.

IBM Information Management software provides access to diverse information easily and efficiently. Underlying the explosion in data collection and analysis, our information management portfolio focuses on managing that content - sharing and exploiting information to manage risk, inform decision-making, and achieve real business value, cost-effectively.

IBM Lotus products focus on collaboration, teamwork, connectivity and learning, with advanced tools for organising workflows, publishing teamwork and creating communities.

IBM Rational software is the platform for advanced application development, designed to meet the need for rapid response to changing business conditions. Rational software enables new applications to be designed, built, tested and deployed, exploiting a high degree of automation, delivering cost-effective business solutions rapidly and reliably.

IBM Tivoli solutions for growing businesses provide simple, fast, secure IT management, assisting with the monitoring, protection, diagnosis and recovery of even the most diverse systems landscape. Take advantage of enterprise-class IT management on a midsize business budget with the IBM Tivoli® Express portfolio of storage, security and availability management solutions, which help ensure fast time-to-value for the most critical business needs. These solutions are built with practical experience, gained by working with mid-sized customers, leading Business Partners and industry experts.

IBM WebSphere software helps businesses achieve flexibility and integration through implementing a service oriented architecture (SOA). With the WebSphere tool set, customers can integrate voice, mobile, Web and commercial operations into highly cost-effective business systems, serving the needs of shareholders and customers alike.

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