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.
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
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