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IBM unites the classic strengths of the mainframe with a modern outlook on social business
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By Carol Marting, Client References Manager, IBM System z software
In an increasingly interconnected world, being in the know is an important source of competitive advantage. Enterprises that fail to develop their internal information assets risk being left behind.
But how can large, multinational enterprises make sense of the vast amounts of information its employees produce every day, and use this knowledge to drive innovation?
IBM is already delivering knowledge-economy insights to its customers, and decided to practice what it preaches by seeking ways to capture, share and generate value from the information generated by more than 400,000 IBM employees.
Capitalizing on the classic strengths of the IBM zEnterprise 196 mainframe platform – including exceptional resilience and reliability – IBM built an employee-facing digital experience based on IBM Connections and WebSphere Portal software running on Linux for System z. IBM employees can use the solution to build communities around shared interests, transforming how they relate to one another and encouraging collaboration and knowledge-sharing. As a result, barriers to communication have been removed, locating the right resources is simple, and employees work together to solve problems and more easily and effectively than ever before.
To read more about how IBM is cost-effectively embedding social business practices in its everyday operations using the System z platform, check out the case study now!