As part of IBM Smarter Railroad initiatives, IBM opened "a new Global Rail Innovation Center that will bring together the world's foremost industry leaders, researchers and universities to advance next-generation rail systems."
IBM Service Management and Asset Management / Maximo solutions are key in enabling Smarter Rail solutions.
Check out Ken Donnelly's blog to learn more on this topic.
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Welcome to the IBM Service Management blog. A variety of authors who represent different parts of IBM will discuss a range of Service Management topics such as service availability and performance, green IT, IT asset and financial management, IT governance, service delivery and process, storage management, SOA management, enterprise asset management, and service assurance for service providers.
We'll discuss industry trends and happenings, analyst
perspectives, new product and solution announcements, support and services
offerings, upcoming events, helpful resources, and heroes in the broader IBM
Service Management network. This blog provides multi-directional communication
with the public, and we encourage and look forward to your feedback, thoughts,
and questions. For extended sharing, check out our new IBM Service Management community.
I'm Tiffany Winman, the IBM Service Management community and social media program manager, and my blog topics tend to focus on communities, people, companies, heroes, and stories in the broader Service Management and Tivoli "ecosystem" and the use of innovative social technologies to facilitate online social networking and collaboration. When I'm not blogging on group blogs such as Service Management, Tivoli, Pulse, and Web 2.0 Goes to Work, you can join me in riveting conversation ;) on my individual blog.
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Just in case you weren't sold on IBM's commitment to better serve and team with smaller enterprises, here is some hard hitting evidence for you. IBM recently launched the Small and Midsized Business (SMB) web portal around Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure as a clear illustration of how the Tivoli, Maximo, TRIRIGA and Netcool solutions are geared for the SMB space across Cloud, Mobility, Asset Management and Storage.
Bryan Casey 270003BSJV BFCASEY@US.IBM.COM Tags:  manager security asset bigfix tem ibm automation tivoli management endpoint 11 Comments 11,432 Visits
One of the trends that we are seeing today is the convergence of security management and systems management. The better job you can do managing your infrastructure, the better equipped you will be to define and enforce security policies and controls across that infrastructure. There are few places where this convergence is more evident than the endpoint.
As the notion of a perimeter disappears, and we see the continued proliferation of an increasing number of traditional and non-traditional endpoints, such as servers, desktop PCs, laptops, ATMs, point-of-sale devices, and self-service kiosks, organizations are looking for a comprehensive approach to how they best manage and secure all of their endpoints. This includes, but is not limited to, identifying all of the endpoints that you have in your environment, managing the complete lifecycle of that endpoint, providing continuous security and compliance, effectively deploying patches in a timely manner and finally, managing the power usage of that endpoint.
Tivoli Endpoint Manager, built on BigFix technology, can address all of those needs, but in this blog, I want to focus on that last piece of the conversation, because it is one that does not immediately come to mind when people are typically thinking about the most critical elements of managing an endpoint. However, we have seen that effective power management is something that can actually pay for all of the other benefits that Tivoli Endpoint Manager can provide. You can ultimately end up saving money, the environment, and in the process, deploy critical security and systems management controls across all of your endpoints (even the ones you didn’t originally know you had).
In a recent article (click here), Penn State wrote about their deployment of Big Fix (now called Tivoli Endpoint Manager) and indicated that it could save them about $800,000 annually. At a large university like
One of the objections that people often bring up when it comes to power management for the endpoint is that it can interfere with the patch process. This is one of the areas where the convergence of security and systems management is so important. The policies that you create and enforce from a systems management perspective need to work hand-in-hand with the policies related to security management. For that reason, Tivoli Endpoint Manager was built on the core concepts of convergence, scalability and granular policy setting. It allows an IT staff to automatically wake computers at a designated time, apply required patches or enforce configuration policies, reboot, and then bring the endpoint back down to a hibernated, low energy state, or shut it down altogether.
The integrated patch and power management capabilities of
For more information on Tivoli Endpoint Manager, please visit http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/solutions/endpoint/
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  asset-management asset eam maximo transportation service-management smarter-planet 834 Visits
In response to: Asset Classes and Smarter PlanetThanks for your follow-up on my earlier question. Your response really helps me understand the areas of importance to the Transportation industry. What differentiates IBM in the marketplace here?
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In response to: What is the Transportation Industry?Thanks, Ken. Your insight on the framing of discussions around Transportation, Travel, and Asset Management is very helpful. What type of "assets" do these groups usually manage? And what are their biggest challenges today?