Get Up To Speed at the IBM European Tivoli Technical Conference
No investment pays off like education-and for organizations today, new information on how to squeeze more business value from IT is priceless.
That's why attending IBM's European Tivoli Technical Conference , to be held at the Prague Congress Center in Prague from June 6-10, is a particularly smart move. At the show, IBM Tivoli's leadership in IT service management will be on display in a stunning variety of tracks and sessions. In four short days, attendees will get a chance to bring themselves up to speed on the latest developments, watch technical demos, interact with peers and industry experts, and even get technical certifications.
This educational experience is easily customized, too. From the 200 sessions (including 80 hands-on labs) offered, attendees may select those that most closely reflect their organizational needs in order to create a tailored package-one ideally suited to drive up their organizations' service levels, drive down costs and risks, and better position themselves to transform a challenging economy into a growth opportunity.
It's really this simple: by attending one event, attendees can get a year's worth of insights and education in a single workweek-in exactly the areas that matter the most to their organizations.
A rich diversity of tracks and sessions
Tivoli Service Delivery and Process Automation
It's one thing to talk about optimizing the service delivery lifecycle. It's quite another to achieve that-translating an abstract goal into an up-and-running, operational reality that fulfills business strategies in an efficient and cost-effective way.
At the Technical Conference, attendees will learn that IBM Tivoli offers a complete portfolio of modular solutions that can be combined to make exactly that happen. By addressing key needs, ranging from service desk functionality to change and configuration management to endpoint management to workload automation, IBM Tivoli Service Delivery and Process Automation solutions can work together to make the infrastructure a superior engine of business goals-an integrated service management platform.
Essentially, this happens via improved Visibility (tracking the infrastructural performance), Control (making adjustments to improve that performance), and Automation (intelligent industrialization of everyday tasks). The value proposition of the Tivoli platform, thanks to these strengths, is that it helps the organization turn the focus away from technical details and toward what really matters: how well services are rendered, and improving the business outcome they generate.
Tivoli Asset Management
Wouldn't it be great if your organization could track and monitor every asset using a single platform-whether those assets were on or off the IP network, or even digital?
That's exactly what the IBM Maximo enterprise asset management portfolio can provide. The Maximo family works by polling assets continually for information on their performance, status levels, configuration, and other variables, then aggregating the data into a shared repository. Once there, Maximo's unified process engine can analyze the data in any necessary way-against business policies, for instance, looking for compliance violations, or to discover performance degradation that suggests a technical problem.
Many other benefits accrue from unified asset management as well. For instance, because the organization is continually aware of asset status, it's much easier to forecast future needs, increase the accuracy of planning and budgeting, and even defer new expenditures by increasing asset lifecycles through superior maintenance.
At the Technical Conference, you can find out how the six modules of the Maximo platform-asset, work, service, contract, materials, and procurement management-deliver these and many other compelling business benefits.
Tivoli Service Availability and Performance Management
In a turbulent and unpredictable economy such as the current one, every dollar counts, and it's critically important to ensure that services are as available, and perform as well, as possible. That's particularly true given the way most organizations have increasingly come to rely on the IT infrastructure as the central nervous system-the service that underlies and empowers all other services.
Fortunately, modular IBM Tivoli service availability and performance management solutions, based on open standards and informed by best practices frameworks, can help your organization achieve that goal. One example: translating the technical aspects of service performance into business ramifications, to establish just what the business impact will be of downtime in any given case, and create a prioritized response to minimize that impact. Also important: linking and integrating operations teams, even when they span organizational or technical domains, via one set of tools-then improving services holistically to deliver a superior customer experience.
And by automating key tasks based on business policies, it's even possible for the infrastructure itself to rise to an unforeseen challenge-allocating more resources based on an unusual spike in demand, for instance, or predicting a future problem and generating an alert to an appropriate team member, who can take action before that problem actually occurs.
Tivoli Storage Management
The data explosion is a major challenge to most organizations. Today, more data is distributed across the infrastructure, in more repositories and to more endpoints, than ever before.
With IBM's help, though, that data challenge can be met. Imagine price-conscious storage tiers, in which data is distributed based on its business priority to reduce costs without compromising operations performance. Imagine real-time backups that ensure there is always a copy of the most critical data, even as it's originally created. Imagine knowing just where storage is needed most in the infrastructure-and where it's being wasted at present. IBM Tivoli Storage Management Solutions can accomplish all that and much more.
Tivoli Network Service Assurance
Service providers face an exceptionally demanding marketplace, in which customers can and do leave if service levels don't meet expectations-or the range of services offered doesn't match that of the competition.
IBM can help. IBM's service assurance portfolio can not only establish the root cause of technical problems swiftly and accurately, across even the most complex communications infrastructures, but also help quantify the customer experience-telling service providers not just what's gone wrong, but what needs to be fixed first to keep customers happy.
In many cases, in fact, IBM solutions can pinpoint problems and their priority so accurately that customers don't even get a chance to notice a problem existed in the first place-the ideal outcome.
Tivoli Security, Risk, and Compliance Management
As security threats have become more complex and sophisticated, so, too, must IT security. This is additionally true because of the wide range of government regulations that specify how organizations must monitor and manage sensitive customer data to prevent all forms of unauthorized access.
IBM Security offers peace of mind. With IBM Tivoli security solutions, organizations can develop a custom security architecture designed to shield services, applications, and data not just comprehensively, but proactively-against the threats that exist today, and the threats that are yet to come.
And thanks to extensive reporting capabilities, IBM Security solutions also help drive and measure the success of compliance initiatives, both in terms of internal policies and external regulations.
The early bird gets the discount
Those who register for the conference before April 8 can get an additional 10% off the registration fee!
Additional discounts are available for TUC members, AVP customers, and business partners (check the site for details), so register today!