2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE5
All of the Product Info You Need-
And a Little More
Content Director | MSP TechMedia
s a child, when my sister, who is 10 years my senior, wrote letters home from
whichever Army base she was stationed at, I corrected her grammar and sent
her letters back. Today, her letters to me are few and far between-and really short.
She's afraid to write to me, even though I've changed from the cocky preteen armed
with a red pen.
Still, I'm a word girl. I always have been. Numbers aren't my thing. So, as I was examining
investment options, I knew I couldn't come up with a solution on my own. After searching
online, I found a directory of financial planners with offices within an hour's drive of my
rural Minnesota home. After reading through their profiles and offerings, I found one
that suited my needs.
My other option would have been to search and try to compare them manually. The
directory took the guesswork out of my quest.
Aggregating solutions to simplify purchasing decisions is the goal of the
Solutions Edition you're looking at right now. We've rounded up a host of IBM Z* software,
hardware and services to help you make informed purchase decisions.
So, whether you need to modernize an application or you want a high availability
solution, the categorized listings in our Solutions Edition can help solve your need. Turn
to page 8 to learn more about using the guide.
Articles on key topic areas also provide additional information. The content pieces
include links to magazine articles you may have missed in 2017 or want to re-read.
Because we recognize that the mainframe business partners have unique perspectives
on their areas of expertise or industry trends, we invited them to write sponsored thought
leadership content. You'll find these pieces throughout the pages of the Solutions Edition.
If you have any thoughts or feedback on how we can improve the Solutions Edition
next year, drop me a line. I'll respond as soon as I finish meeting with my new financial
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