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Solutions for Smart business

  1. 1. IBM Software Cross-industry Solutions for Smart Business from IBM Easier-to-deploy solutions, built and priced for midsize businesses Midsize businesses are under pressure to deliver more business automa- Highlights tion and line-of-business (LOB) applications to enable company growth. But IT staffs are overwhelmed and may lack the skills, bandwidth and ● Supports easier implementation and inte- funds to integrate and maintain complex software. Meanwhile, their LOB gration with comprehensive functionality in an easier-to-implement form colleagues need to find and exploit more information, faster. ● Helps increase IT productivity with auto- Introducing Solutions for Smart Business from IBM, a family of solutions nomic capabilities that help dramatically reduce time-intensive tasks designed specifically for the needs of organizations with limited IT staff to help them better focus on core competencies and deliver more strate- ● Provides a more affordable approach by providing pay-as-you-go, flexible pricing gic value to the business. Take advantage of a comprehensive set of pre- and the ability to extend IT investments configured, preintegrated and almost self-managing solutions that can enable you to rapidly implement leading-edge capabilities for specific IT ● Includes automated backup and recovery capabilities to help protect business- and business needs. The current solution portfolio includes IBM Virtual critical data Desktop for Smart Business, IBM Application Manager for Smart Business and IBM Service Manager for Smart Business. And with straightforward, usage-based pricing, you can pay for only what you need, giving you more visibility into and control over your IT budget.
  2. 2. IBM Software Cross-industry Autonomic Application Easier implementation Preintegrated and management Component Component Flexible Improved Integration services IT productivity Reliable IBM Foundation for Smart Business More affordable approach Priced right Attributes Comprehensive, Benefits business readyFigure 1: Solutions for Smart Business combine proven applications, technology components and an integration toolkit, which are available in multiple deliverymodels, to offer midsize businesses easier, cost-competitive access to leading IBM technology capabilities.Preconfigured solutions facilitate faster investments. You even have the option to pay by usage—forreturns and lower TCO and risk example, a per-user, per-year subscription—making it easier toSolutions for Smart Business deliver comprehensive offerings demonstrate and potentially achieve a return on investmentthat can help lower barriers to adoption, reduce complexity and (ROI). Moreover, self-management capabilities help minimizecontrol costs. They are designed with simplicity in mind using management and maintenance requirements.proven applications, technology components (such as a databaseand directory services), an integration toolkit and foundationalsoftware components (such as an operating system, firewall, and What makes it smarter?backup and recovery capabilities). The result is ready-to-run, ● Advanced autonomicscost-efficient solutions that can be up and running and ● Preintegrated technology from IBMdeployed rapidly—in days or weeks versus months. They are ● Flexible deployment optionsdesigned to work easily with one another and your existing ● Reliable technology ● Priced right 2
  3. 3. IBM Software Cross-industryProviding smarter choices to help ● Incident and problem management support—IBM Serviceoptimize business flexibility Manager for Smart Business provides service desk capabilitiesDepending on your IT infrastructure configuration, including through technology that can align service requests with inci-available server capacity, physical space availability and other dent and problem management processes.factors, you may have different configuration needs for any ● Desktop management efficiency—IBM Virtual Desktop fornew solution you decide to implement. You can drop Solutions Smart Business (with VERDE software from Virtual Bridges)for Smart Business offerings into your technology mix using gives employees personal PC desktop access from virtuallyvarious delivery options (illustrated below). You can gain peace anywhere using almost any type of device, which can help youof mind because a robust, automated backup and recovery reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of desktop manage-approach is used to help safeguard your environment and data. ment dramatically and potentially achieve a rapid ROI.Relying on business-ready solutions for Solutions for Smart Business from IBM help midsize businesses like yours better focus on core competencies and deliver morekey challenges strategic value to the business. Rapidly implement leading-edgeIBM is building the Solutions for Smart Business family to help capabilities for specific IT and business needs with a preinte-enable you to rapidly install and configure new applications for grated solution. Choose from IBM Virtual Desktop for Smartcritical needs. Initial offerings can help you with the following: Business, IBM Application Manager for Smart Business and IBM Service Manager for Smart Business to address your busi-● Infrastructure management support—IBM Application ness needs and IT budget. Manager for Smart Business provides capabilities to quickly and comprehensively monitor, alert and report on the per- formance and availability of your key technology. Application Application Application Component Component Component Component Component Component Integration services Integration services Integration services IBM Foundation for IBM Foundation for IBM Foundation for Smart Business Smart Business Smart Business Software product Solution, server and Hosted environment storage bundles (Managed service provider)Figure 2: A key advantage of Solutions for Smart Business is they give you multiple deployment options. Add a software package to an existing hardwareenvironment. Choose comprehensive solution bundles that deliver all of the needed technology. Or rely on a hosted (i.e., “cloud”) computing infrastructure toincrease flexibility. 3
  4. 4. Solutions for Smart Business: empowering organizationswith limited IT staff● Easier—gain comprehensive functionality in an easier-to-implement form © Copyright IBM Corporation 2011● More productive—dramatically reduce the tasks that require the most IT time and skill IBM Corporation Software Group● More affordable—extend existing IT investments with Route 100 pay-as-you-go, flexible pricing Somers, NY 10589 U.S.A. Produced in the United States of America February 2011Why IBM? All Rights ReservedIBM has listened closely to the needs of midsize companies in IBM, the IBM logo and ibm.com are trademarks of International Businessthe development of the Solutions for Smart Business family. We Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. Aheard your technology-related challenges loud and clear, and current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright andwe have used our expertise and deep technology resources to trademark information” at ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtmlcreate ready-to-use solutions that can begin delivering value References in this publication to IBM products or services do not implynearly from day one. that IBM intends to make them available in all countries in which IBM operates.For more information The information contained in this documentation is provided forTo learn more about the Solutions for Smart Business portfolio informational purposes only. While efforts were made to verify the completeness and accuracy of the information contained in thisfrom IBM, contact your IBM Business Partner or visit: documentation, it is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind,ibm.com/smartbusiness express or implied. In addition, this information is based on IBM’s current product plans and strategy, which are subject to change by IBM without notice. IBM shall not be responsible for any damages arising out of the useAdditionally, financing solutions from IBM Global Financing of, or otherwise related to, this documentation or any other documentation.can enable effective cash management, protection from tech- Nothing contained in this documentation is intended to, nor shall have thenology obsolescence, improved total cost of ownership and effect of, creating any warranties or representations from IBM (or its suppliers or licensors), or altering the terms and conditions of the applicablereturn on investment. Also, our Global Asset Recovery Services license agreement governing the use of IBM software.help address environmental concerns with new, more energy-efficient solutions. For more information on IBM Global Please RecycleFinancing, visit: ibm.com/financing BAS03010-USEN-00

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