IBM Intelligent Operations Center V1.6 on IBM SmartCloud improves decision making with enhanced user interface, additional mobility support, and improved analytic tools

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-326
August 20, 2013


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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
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At a glance
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The following new features and functions help reduce the complexity and improve the time-to-value of Intelligent Operations Center V1.6 on SmartCloud implementations:



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Overview
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The IBM® Intelligent Operations Center enables a city or an organization with a complex operational environment to integrate, correlate, and monitor their business processes and service delivery with tools that facilitate insightful decision making. The Intelligent Operations Center solution helps clients to coordinate across independent departments in order to deliver intelligent response management. Intelligent Operations Center V1.6 on SmartCloud brings new features and functions that improve the usability, reduce the complexity, and enhance the mobility of the solution. For example, users can easily set up Intelligent Operation Center through a new UI coupled with easy-to-use configuration wizards.

For a city or an organization with complex operational environments to continue to evolve, it must harness and optimize the interconnection between independent domains and systems without causing disruption. It is common to find that operational delivery can be limited by ever increasing scale and scope demands in an organization. This loss of effectiveness can lead to significant financial loss.

With this in mind, the following are the main new features and functions of Intelligent Operations Center V1.6 on SmartCloud:

Intelligent Operations Center V1.6 reduces complexity and enriches operational decision making in many city agencies and organizations. The Intelligent Operations Center is capable of helping improve operational effectiveness in:



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Key prerequisites
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For details, refer to the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date
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August 20, 2013: Electronic software delivery



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Description
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Cities and organizations with complex operational environments face common challenges of aging infrastructure, shrinking budgets, shifting populations or workforces, and increasing threats. Innovative and transformational leaders understand that to address these challenges, they not only have to work harder, but smarter. This requires analyzing information to make more informed decisions, anticipating problems and coordinating resources to operate effectively.

The Intelligent Operations Center solution is designed to process data from a wide variety of data sources and event information from multiple departments to help improve the operational efficiency of a city or other complex operational environments. The functionality of the Intelligent Operations Center can scale to cities of all sizes as well as complex commercial environments such as retail, supply chain, manufacturing, natural resource mining, and so on. The information that the Intelligent Operations Center helps aggregate and correlate enables individual departments or agencies to understand the factors that can effect or be affected from system to system. In addition, the holistic view of information across domains can be viewed on the executive dashboards via mobile devices. With this ability, city and business leaders can gain actionable insight in real time to make timely decisions.

The Intelligent Operations Center continues to operate as an open standard, well-structured platform to enable a city or complex organization to increase the scale and scope of their business without being constrained by their technology. Intelligent Operations Center V1.6 on SmartCloud delivers new functionality that facilitates these needs while dramatically improving the implementation of time-to-financial value.

The following are some of the new functions included in Intelligent Operations Center V1.6 on SmartCloud:

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Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Intelligent Operations Center V1.6 on IBM SmartCloud™ is capable as of August 20, 2013, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

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Product positioning
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Intelligent Operations Center is the anchor product in IBM's Industry Solutions portfolio of Intelligent Operations software. The Intelligent Operations portfolio gives you the flexibility to expand your solution across many different domains and connect to new technologies that are changing your environments. This extends beyond the IBM product portfolio and includes options from an ever increasing collection of IBM Business Partner solutions developed on the IBM Intelligent Operations Center platform.

Other IBM Industry Solutions software products and functions that operate in conjunction with IBM Intelligent Operations Center V1.6 on IBM SmartCloud include:



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Reference information
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For information on IBM Intelligent Operations Center V1.6, refer to Software Announcement 213-325, dated August 20, 2013 .



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Program number
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Program               Program
number       VRM      name
 
5725-D72     SaaS     IBM Intelligent Operations  Center  on Cloud
 


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Education support
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The IBM Software Training team offers a separate portfolio of education services to help customers and IBM Business Partners successfully deploy the IBM Intelligent Operations Center offering to achieve the maximum benefit. Education is a key component to ensuring software success.

IBM curriculum provides a unique training value built on exclusive product knowledge direct from IBM developers cemented with expert instructors and flexible time and cost saving training options. The IBM Software Training team works closely with product developers and services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information.

IBM Software Training provides training for the entire IBM software portfolio that spans the spectrum of skills needs from introductory product overviews to advanced offerings. Hands-on labs let you work with fully functional versions of the software to round out your training experience.

Several training options are available. They include instructor-led, classroom offerings, virtual (online) classes, and self-paced training that lets you train from your office.

IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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A welcome package is included with the service. The Intelligent Operations Center information center provides an exhaustive set of product documentation. The information center is available at

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/cities/v1r6m0/index.jsp

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the US) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Each client accessing the IBM Intelligent Operations Center on Cloud must meet the following hardware requirements:

Software requirements

Each client accessing the IBM Intelligent Operations Center on Cloud must be installed with one of the following browsers with JavaScript enabled:

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations

Refer to the Terms of Use document available on the IBM SaaS Terms of Use website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/sla/tou

Planning information

Packaging

This product is offered as SaaS, accessed remotely over an Internet connection.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Intelligent Operations Center on Cloud provides the security and auditability features necessary for remotely accessible software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities. 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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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

 
Product Group:  Smarter Physical Infrastructure
 
     Product      Product
     identifier   identifier description
     
 
     5725-D72     IBM Intelligent Operations  Center  on Cloud
 
Product Category:  Industry Solutions
 

Passport Advantage

The ordering part numbers have not changed for this release, and are the same as what was announced in IBM Intelligent Operations Center V1.5 on Cloud: Software Announcement 213-034, dated January 8, 2013 .

Charge metric

 
 
Program name                PID number     Charge metric
 
IBM Intelligent Operations  5725-D72
 Center  on Cloud
 
IBM Intelligent Operations  Center           Concurrent user
Premium User on IBM SmartCloud
 
 IBM Intelligent Operations  Center           Concurrent user
Standard User on IBM SmartCloud
(a minimum of 3 users is required)
 
 IBM Intelligent Operations  Center           1000 Eligible Participants
Consumer User on IBM SmartCloud
 

Concurrent User

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Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

Thousand Eligible Participant

Thousand Eligible Participant is a unit of measure by which the IBM SaaS can be obtained. Each individual or entity eligible to participate in any service delivery program managed or tracked by the IBM SaaS is an Eligible Participant. Each Thousand Eligible Participant entitlement represents one Thousand Eligible Participants. Sufficient Thousand Eligible Participant entitlements must be obtained to cover all Eligible Participants managed or tracked within the IBM SaaS during the measurement period specified in Customer's Proof of Entitlement (PoE) or Transaction Document.

Each service delivery program managed by the Program is analyzed separately and then added together. Individuals or entities eligible for multiple service delivery programs require separate entitlements.



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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Subscription

This offering requires a customer-signed IBM International Passport Agreement and IBM SaaS Terms of Use. The Terms of Use outlines the terms of this offering.

Technical support

Technical support is included with subscriptions purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express and is provided for this IBM SaaS offering during the Subscription Period as set forth in the Terms of Use Agreement.

Technical support is included with the IBM SaaS and is not available as a separate offering.

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The service Terms of Use documents are available on the IBM Software as a Service Terms of Use website:

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Limited warranty applies

Yes

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
System i® Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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For current prices, contact your IBM representative.

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