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SUCCESS STORY Union Local Manages Member Benefits With Mainline’s System z Solution Challenge The 6,000 members of Operating Engineers Local 66 rely on the local, the AFL-CIO and Construction Industry Combined Funds Inc. (OECF) to manage their benefits. OECF members needed on-demand access to their benefits and records. As the IT manager for this holding company, Mike Mihalchik must ensure that the back-end technology is reliable and accurate in maintaining transaction records for 34 separate funds, handling $70 million annually. The older technology in place couldn’t run the upgraded version of zVSETM OS. Although OECF had a tight IT budget, it required substantial processing power to meet the needs of the membership. Mihalchik also wanted to port the fund information out to the Web so union members could securely access their records online. Mihalchik already had an idea of what he needed, and based on the referral of a colleague, he called Mainline Information Systems*. The Mainline team, composed of a dedicated account executive and systems engineers, performed an assessment of the system and developed a proposed solution configuration for disk storage and server platform. The Mainline team worked with Mihalchik in the system-assurance process to ensure that everything was properly planned and no details were missed. Because of the importance of budgetary considerations, Mainline packaged a costsaving solution for OECF that leveraged IBM incentives and Mainline financing. ADVERTORIAL Solution IBM System z9* Business Class* is the smallest System z9 server but is seven times as powerful and has seven times the amount of memory capacity than the old solution at OECF. Mainline worked closely with IBM to find a way for OECF to run the most recent version of the VSE software at a solid price point. IBM DS6800* is a low-cost, enterprise-class storage solution that helps simplify data management and provides comprehensive data protection, recovery capabilities and easy scalability. Because the solution bundle was based on the System z9 server, Mainline was able to offer the DS6800 at a very competitive price. Mainline Financial Services provided a leasing option for OECF that was $90 a month less than other financing options, further reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO). Mainline Professional Serv i ces prov i ded compr ehensive implementation services, completing the entire solution implementation in two-and-a-half days. Significant savings “TCO is lower than the old system and the quality of the new IBM software is impressive,” Mihalchik says. “There is a significant improvement in performance to handle larger jobs. For example, programming jobs that used to take 45 to 50 minutes to run now take four minutes.” “I was very glad to have the opportunity to work with the Mainline team,” he continues. “They beat the bushes to find the deals and were able to get me discounts that saved OECF approximately $150,000 over a three-year period. That’s a significant savings!” See product listing on page 20. Contact Mainline Information Systems 1700 Summit Lake Drive Tallahassee, FL 32317 1-866-490-MAIN (6246) solutions@mainline.com www.mainline.com/_web/success_ stories/SS_Local66.html Product details: IBM System z Solution and Comprehensive Services Mainline delivers the overall advantages of System z solutions, including power/ cooling for IT optimization, business continuity and security. 2010 IBM SY STEMS MAGAZINE BUYER ’S GUIDE 17

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: IBM Makes it Easy to be Green
Focus on Storage: System z, DS8000 and Tivoli Provide a Complete Encryption Package
Trends: CICS Transaction Server 4.1 Helps Organizations, Compete, Comply and Control
Case Study: Transzap Consolidates its Oracle Databases in a Virtualized Linux on Mainframe Environment
Cover Story: IBM Poughkeepsie Green Data Center Showcases a Dynamic Infrastructure
Feature: IBM Study Reveals the System z10 Provides a Cheaper, Easier-to-Manage Cloud Solution
Feature: Women in IT Team Up to Succeed
Developer: Process XML Documents Within COBOL and DB2
SSDs Are Integral to Enterprise Storage Infrastructures
Product News
Advertiser Index
Stop Run: Gordon Bruce Talks His Way Into a High-Profile IT Gig
Reference Point
2010 Mainframe Buyer's Guide
COMPANY SHOWCASES: Learn more about some of the companies that develop and sell products for the mainframe
PRODUCT + SERVICE LAUNCHES: Get in-depth descriptions of some products in the guide
SUCCESS STORIES: These real-world examples show how mainframe business partners bring real value to companies
USING THE PRODUCT + SERVICE DIRECTORY: How to navigate the listings
Product + Service Directory: Hardware Listings
Product + Service Directory: Software Listings
Product + Service Directory: Services Listings
Product + Service Directory: Education Listings
INDEXES
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Cover2
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Table of Contents
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Editor's Desk: IBM Makes it Easy to be Green
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Focus on Storage: System z, DS8000 and Tivoli Provide a Complete Encryption Package
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Trends: CICS Transaction Server 4.1 Helps Organizations, Compete, Comply and Control
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Case Study: Transzap Consolidates its Oracle Databases in a Virtualized Linux on Mainframe Environment
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 23
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Cover Story: IBM Poughkeepsie Green Data Center Showcases a Dynamic Infrastructure
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 31
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Feature: IBM Study Reveals the System z10 Provides a Cheaper, Easier-to-Manage Cloud Solution
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Feature: Women in IT Team Up to Succeed
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BRC1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BRC2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Developer: Process XML Documents Within COBOL and DB2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 48
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - SSDs Are Integral to Enterprise Storage Infrastructures
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 53
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Product News
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Advertiser Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Stop Run: Gordon Bruce Talks His Way Into a High-Profile IT Gig
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Reference Point
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - RF2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 2010 Mainframe Buyer's Guide
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BGCover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - COMPANY SHOWCASES: Learn more about some of the companies that develop and sell products for the mainframe
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG10
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - PRODUCT + SERVICE LAUNCHES: Get in-depth descriptions of some products in the guide
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - SUCCESS STORIES: These real-world examples show how mainframe business partners bring real value to companies
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - USING THE PRODUCT + SERVICE DIRECTORY: How to navigate the listings
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Product + Service Directory: Hardware Listings
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Product + Service Directory: Software Listings
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG23
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Product + Service Directory: Services Listings
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Product + Service Directory: Education Listings
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - INDEXES
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BGCover3
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