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Do I have to drown in expense and complications? Reducing the cost and complexity of delivering on the promise of your data warehousing and business analytics applications
Delaney Turner 270003RQ8K Delaney.Turner@ca.ibm.com | | Tags:  mainframe system_z business_analytics
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Today's guest blogger is Rebecca Wormleighton, Product Marketing Manager for Business Analytics.
Are you worried about how much your investment in business analytics and data warehousing throughout your organization is actually costing in terms of hardware, software, administration and facilities management expenses? Are you overwhelmed by the sheer complexity of trying to manage your current business analytics and data warehousing solutions?
As the current financial situation with Greece and the European Union demonstrates, unifying scattered, isolated and separated systems with different agendas can be complex and costly. In the case of business analytics and data warehousing solutions, many have been implemented at the department level, initiated and managed by isolated units working within their own budgets to achieve their own business goals using tools they selected. Whether they are governments or business analytics and data warehousing systems, this kind of approach can make managing a financial ecosystem or an IT infrastructure a difficult and expensive undertaking.
So, what can you do to reduce the cost and complexity of delivering on the promise of business analytics and data warehousing? You can consider IBM® Data Warehousing and Business Analytics on System z.
Organizations that have combined IBM business analytics and data warehousing solutions on the IBM System z® platform are finding that they are better able to contain bottom line costs and complexity. There are fewer components to buy, manage and support, so it is easier, faster and less costly to scale up to more users and out to more data and functionality.
As a 2010 study from IBM called The new alternative for leveraging the power of Business Intelligence: The new alternative for leveraging the power of Business Intelligence: Comparing the total cost of ownership and acquisition of IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence on System z to x86 distributed servers shows, with System z, your business analytics solution can:
Business Analytics and Data Warehousing on System z provides alternative approaches that minimize the cost of the back end of a business analytics and data warehousing project without compromising performance and user satisfaction. As a result, your IT organizations can:
Want to learn more? Check out Reducing the cost and complexity of delivering on the promise of your business analytics and data warehousing applications, a brief that shows you in a table how you can benefit from business analytics and data warehousing on System z. There is also an excellent on-demand webcast, The New Era of Business Analytics: Reducing Cost and Complexity in which Mike Biere, IBM Product Marketing Manager and a panel of industry experts share their insight and experience on new approaches to reduce the cost and complexity of an enterprise-wide Business Analytics and Data Warehousing strategy.
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