IBM is building on its Information On Demand strategy with a number of new software offerings that enhance its Enterprise Content Management and InfoSphere portfolios. The announcements come as IBM holds its Information On Demand conference in Las Vegas.
is continuing its push its effort to
help businesses leverage their information with the release of several new
products and services.
The offerings are being unveiled in conjunction with the IBM Information On Demand conference held Oct. 26 to 31 in Las Vegas.
The company has a number of announcements relating to its software business,
including enhancements to its InfoSphere and ECM (Enterprise Content
New functionality combines InfoSphere Master Data Management Server with key
components of IBM InfoSphere Information
Server to help organizations get an operational master data management solution
up and running faster and more cheaply. IBM
is also pulling the covers off a new version of InfoSphere, extending the
product's DataStage module to ease integration and make it simpler to sort
through large volumes of data stored within enterprise databases.
In addition, the company announced a new item-tracking application called
InfoSphere Traceability Server, and has aligned the InfoSphere portfolio more
closely with Cognos 8.
Click here to read more about IBM's Information On Demand plans.
IBM also has a number of plans for its
ECM line. The company's enhancements to the FileNet P8 4.5 platform's core
modules include the addition of IBM FileNet
Business Process Manager 4.5, which enables users to launch FileNet BPM
processes for content in multiple repositories. The company also released IBM
FileNet Content Manager 4.5, which enables intuitive integration with Lotus
Quickr, Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint, allowing users to make choices
while interacting with and benefiting from ECM capabilities, IBM
Also in the company's lineup are IBM
Content Manager 8.4.1 and IBM CMOD (Content
Manager OnDemand) 8.4.1.
"Organizations need information to innovate and optimize their
businesses, but many struggle with how to manage all the information that they
have," Ken Bisconti, vice president of products and strategy for IBM
Enterprise Content Management, said in a statement. "IBM's
focus on agility with ECM software helps clients address many important
challenges, such as how to globally integrate solutions with immense volumes of
information and optimize their processes while managing regulatory
The company is also planning to bolster its Optim portfolio with 11 new
integrated data management products by the end of the fourth quarter.
Outside the realm of software, IBM is
launching Information on Demand Competency Center Services. The consulting
services are focused on leveraging analytics software to help customers
organize their approach to business optimization by bringing together
people, processes and technology offerings, IBM