IBM Technology Conference & Expo 2012
Introducing a new category of Expert Integrated Systems
The IBM Technology Conference & Expo 2012 is back and bigger than ever. Last year saw the introduction of Smarter Computing, a systematic approach to IT that improves economics, revolutionizes decision-making and helps build smarter, more enduring businesses.
This year’s expo promises an acceleration of the journey to Smarter Computing. With IBM’s new category of expert integrated systems on the horizon, the pace is set towards gearing your IT infrastructure with the flexibility and expertise it needs to be the main driver of business success.
Join us at IBM Technology Conference & Expo 2012 and learn how patterns of expertise can change the way you run your business. Featuring the largest showcase of IBM’s integrated systems and solutions, as well as expert opinions on the latest IT trends, it’s an opportunity to transform your organization’s IT infrastructure with game-changing technology.
Experience a day of breakthrough ideas, innovative answers, technology exhibits, expert panel discussions and great networking opportunities. The world is changing rapidly. We can keep you up to speed.
Our approach to Smarter Computing is built on three main pillars:
Designed for data
Tuned to the task
Managed with cloud technologies
IBM has developed Smarter Computing technology that will illustrate integration across technology domains, automation of systems and process, transformation of IT through an architected approach and these will be covered during the course of the conference.
Take a peek at what you can expect
Find out how Smarter Computing works in this enlightening video.
Announcing IBM PureSystems: The first in a new family of expert integrated systems
IBM PureSystems combine advanced IBM hardware and software with patterns of expertise for a simplified experience from system setup and solution deployment through to day-to-day management and ongoing enhancements and upgrades.
Watch the video below to see what global IT industry leaders have to say about its impact on the economics of IT.
Experts on Expertise : How PureSystems will impact the IT experience
Find out more what this means for your business, at the IBM Technology Conference and Expo 2012.
Strategies for IT optimization include:
Reduce cost of ownership
How are IT decisions made in your business? At the enterprise or local level? Many times, individual business units roll out new applications and databases to meet discrete needs. This can add layers of complexity to the infrastructure; hinder performance levels and make it more expensive to maintain—with annual costs for software licenses, space, power and management staff. It can also be difficult to manage with no unified view of your assets.
These are the challenges that cause many IT decision makers to follow the path of consolidating workloads—across servers, applications and databases, and through virtualization of assets. Consolidation can also be a first step towards enabling your infrastructure for cloud computing.
BNZ deployed the IBM System z with Linux to consolidate from 131 distributed servers to one mainframe.
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Is your IT infrastructure delivering the business results your organization needs…fast response times to customer queries? Storage that can accommodate exponential growth? The flexibility to pilot and roll out new services quickly? Is your IT staff focused on strategic, value-added work—or routine maintenance?
Redeploying workloads on high-performing IBM servers and software can deliver the responsiveness, intelligence and agility that are the hallmarks of smarter computing. Common strategies for redeploying new workloads may include upgrading servers and optimizing storage.
The telecommunications company deployed an IBM SAN (storage area network) Volume Controller with XIV.
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Deploy new workloads
Analytics and the use of data is so important for decision-making today that more than half of corporate leaders say that adopting analytics on an enterprise-wide scale is a top-priority.1 What new capabilities will your business require this year? From an IT point-of-view, the challenge will be how to quickly and affordably deploy and integrate new workloads within your existing infrastructure for maximum performance.
1 Analytics: The new path to value, by IBM Institute for Business Value, 2010
The largest independent financial services marketing company in North America deployed new core workloads on POWER7 and re-deployed existing Cognos workloads to four mainframes.
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