The emergence of ultra-large scale Systems of Systems promises efficiencies and capabilities for the creation and delivery of societal services unimaginable 10 years ago. Such systems have, as parts, not only information management systems but also cyberphysical systems such as power grids, emergency response systems, water and sewer systems, and so on. This brave new world requires ways of thinking, planning, development, delivery, deployment and operation that differ widely from those of conventional systems. Systems of systems have chaotic interactions that are too complex to fully engineer in the traditional sense, yet must offer 100% reliability, even in the presence of failures. These systems bring not only promise, but also challenge and opportunity. New ways to reason about reliability, safety, and security are needed to ensure success. With the Smarter Planet initiative, IBM is tackling the exciting possibilities and addressing the needs of this space. This white paper will help you better understand the opportu-nities and challenges related to large-scale systems of systemsby examining the evolution of systems and emerging issuesrelated to creating smarter systems.
Get the help your organization needs to link product paths into an intelligent whole, using software as the invisible thread to make it happen. This white paper examines software delivery for smart products, plus strategies for turning software development evolution into a business practice, and more.
Check out the March 2011 Distribution & Design Services supplement.
This issue addresses consumer electronics, including and especially automotive infotainment. An article discusses the EDS show, while former Editor-in-Chief, Alix Paultre, editorializes about the “weaponized internet.”
Data Center power and cooling infrastructure worldwide wastes more than 60,000,000 megawatt-hours per year of electricity that does no useful work powering IT equipment.
In the traditional system, the main data center power is distributed to power distribution units (PDU - typically rated from 50 kW to 500 kW). The power distribution units may contain large power transformers to convert voltage or provide power conditioning.
Protecting electronic information and communications against internal and external threats, data loss, downtime, or disaster is more than just important--it's the foundation of your customer relationships, and the core of your business. Download this guide to review possible defenses against internal and external threats, with faster, more reliable recovery from disruption and disaster, to safeguard your customers, employees, and your business future.
An online survey revealed that while U.S. small businesses rely heavily on the Internet and routinely handle confidential and proprietary data, many lack the internal resources, formal policies, employee training, and technologies they need to protect their critical information. Download the survey results and get five tips for building a security-aware business.
Midsize firms are in a challenging position when it comes to implementing, managing, and protecting their IT resources. This Executive Brief is designed to help technology decision makers look at their technology environments comprehensively to ensure that they are coordinating security and storage resources in a way that provides the optimal coverage necessary to support effective company operations moving forward.
PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on five publically available small business endpoint protection security software products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition in September 2010. The software was tested using 13 different performance metrics. Download the report to see the results.
The latest edition of the Symantec 2010 SMB Information Protection Survey sheds light on precisely the risks SMBs are facing, what they are doing about it and how much it is costing them. It also provides some simple steps SMBs can take to improve their information protection footing.
Symantec's SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey revealed that SMBs are not taking disaster preparedness for their computer and networking systems as seriously as they should, and this lack of preparation has a significant impact on their customers and their business. Download the survey results to learn more and get helpful advice from Symantec.
With storage requirements moving into the tera-, peta- and exabyte ranges, companies need to refine their backup strategies to ensure availability of their growing data stores. Download this Internet.com eBook to learn the pros and cons of different backup strategies and find one that works best to keep your business protected without breaking the bank
This IBM Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive technical introduction to the IBM BladeCenter HS22V.
This IBM Redbooks® publication describes IBM BladeCenter and discusses the technology and features of the different chassis, blade server models, and connectivity options. We go into detail about every major component and provide guidance as to networking and storage connectivity.