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In October 2002, IBM launched a new corporate-wide strategy called e-business on demand. Since then, every IBM product line and service offering has been steadily infused with the technology and function necessary to report the on demand business model.
In this MaxFacts Guidebook, popular technology author Jim Hoskins starts by describing the three components of the on demand business model so you can see the big picture and understand how your business can benefit. He then moves in for a closer look at the computing infrastructure necessary to support the on demand business model. You will come away with a new understanding of how you can evolve your current computing infrastructure to achieve the flexibility vital to the on demand business era.
Building an On Demand Computing Environment with IBM presents an overview of key building-block product lines such as IBM eserver systems, TotalStorage, Infoprint printers, WebSphere, DB2, Tivoli, and Linux from an on demand perspective. You will learn how autonomic computing can help your infrastructure automatically “sense and respond” to changing conditions so that things keep running smoothly. You will see how virtualization techniques can be leveraged to improve utilization and reduce costs. You will see how to evolve your infrastructure towards the goal of end-to-end integration by leveraging hardware and software that adheres to open standards.
About the Author
Jim Hoskins—the founder of Maximum Press, a premier publisher of books, ebooks, Web content, and MaxFacts Guidebooks that help businesses apply technology profitably—has been involved with computer technology design, implementation, and education for over 21 years. He is the author of many articles, books, and ebooks covering a wide range of technology and e-business topics. Jim spent over a decade with IBM designing computer systems and directly helping businesses of all sizes design and implement real-world solutions. He is the author/editor of the popular Exploring IBM series of books, which have sold over 350,000 copies in 12 languages. Him has a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida.
Building an on Demand Computing Environment with IBM—How to Optimize Your Current Infrastructure for Today and Tomorrow
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Hoskins, Jim. Building an on demand computing environment with IBM: how to optimize your current IBM infrastructure for today and tomorrow/Jim Hoskins.— 1st ed. p. cm.ISBN 1-931644-11-X (pbk.)
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About the Author
Jim Hoskins is the founder of Maximum Press, a premier publisher of books, ebooks, Web content, and special reports that help businesses apply technology profitably. Mr. Hoskins has been involved with computer technology design, implementation, and education for over 21 years. He is the author of many articles, books, and ebooks covering a wide range of technology and e-business topics. Mr. Hoskins spent over a decade with IBM designing computer systems and directly helping businesses of all sizes design and implement real-world solutions. He is the author/editor of the popular Exploring IBM series of books, which have sold over 350,000 copies in 12 languages. Mr. Hoskins has a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida and resides in Gulf Breeze, Florida, with his wife and five children. You can reach him via e-mail at <email@example.com>.