A Rational Approach to Business Agility
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IBM’s Business Agility initiative responds to the rapid pace of change today’s businesses must manage in their networks, partner and supplier relationships, customer preferences, and market fluctuations. This October, IBM Rational will join product and service offerings from the Tivoli and WebSphere brands to help you reach new heights in software innovation, and turn the challenges of change and complexity to competitive advantage. Here is a short list of ways we can help your business.
Use business analytics in decision-making
Businesses need to make the most of their application portfolios as they look for cost savings and ways to achieve innovation. They need to avoid service outages through close monitoring of the supply chains and other inputs to the development and delivery process by learning as soon as possible of impending disruptions.
With business analytics, businesses can deliver the right goods and services, developed and driven by realtime market data. This sort of “market-driven” product development means companies can provide higher levels of customer satisfaction, greater revenue, and faster time to market. They can also guide better decision-making with the visibility and control made possible through enterprise architecture.
Measure and improve the software delivery process
As you know, decisions based on guesswork cause businesses to miss opportunities. What happens next? You spend too much time catching up, while the competition seizes increased market share. Companies need faster, simplified ways to change processes based on insight provided through automation.
Solid application lifecycle management (ALM) practices help unify development and operations teams, and provide better planning and coordination. Businesses using strong process management techniques can deal with opportunities and threats, and deliver efficient, new applications without undue holdups. Our new ALM offerings will help organizations meet their business challenges by improving quality, value, and time to delivery, with measurable outcomes in performance.
Move to secure, multi-platform development. And use the cloud as you need it!
The increasing customer requests for new applications and services, coupled with the rapidly growing volumes of data, tools, platforms, technologies, and applications, slow down the time to value in the software delivery lifecycle. And ensuring security in a shared resource environment is a constant challenge, especially where there are unexpected spikes in demand.
IBM Rational helps teams rapidly deploy new software and services across all platforms using coordinated multi-platform development. We can help extend the reach of core applications to new markets and leverage mobile and cloud, as well as improve application performance and reduce capital expense.
In just a few weeks, IBM’s Business Agility initiative will launch new products and services to help you achieve all these goals, and the Rational brand is playing a big part. You’ll learn much more in the weeks ahead about how Rational can help your business become more agile and deliver the innovative software that will outshine your competitors. Don't forget to follow our executive blog 'The Invisible Thread' for the latest on software-driven innovation.
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