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IT Today Solutions to the challenges facing IT organizations worldwide The Complete Package New System z Solution Editions provide a cost-effective way to meet business demands BY NATALIE BOIKE bottom-line priced solutions without compromising qualities of service,” says Scott Carlson, program director for System z Product and Solutions Marketing. “If you need high levels of security and availability, you ought to consider the System z platform. If you need near-endless scalability, you ought to be considering the System z platform. Our Solution Editions can deliver all of these things at a price that’s competitive with alternatives and delivers an outstanding ongoing cost of ownership.” The most recent line of Solution Editions, which are available Nov. 10, will help clients looking to implement both PeopleSoft financial applications, and also those who are interested in implementing Linux* applications on System z servers. Solution Edition for PeopleSoft Solution Edition for PeopleSof t includes t he primary IBM products needed to support PeopleSoft applications in a DB2* environment including, but not limited to: z/OS*, DB2 for z/OS, Enterprise COBOL and several utilities required to support z/OS and DB2, says Howard Wong, technical sales specialist for PeopleSoft applications. The package includes a three-year hardware-maintenance contract. The primary implementations of PeopleSoft on the System z platform include both financial and human resource management services (HRMS) applications. Clients leverage the classic batch capabilities of System z servers for workloads such as month-end close and payroll processing. For online workloads, they also take advantage of new features such as the System z9* Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) engines. For financial applications, this includes online reporting and query requirements. For HRMS applications, Wong cites examples where several IBM customers use PeopleSoft self-serve applications such as viewing pay stubs online. 14 N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 9 ibms y s t emsmag.com/mainf rame ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF MICHAEL MORGENSTERN ven IT budgets aren’t exempt from the financial woes facing many companies. However, customers aren’t expecting less. In fact, they still demand high availability and stringent security. IBM realizes its customers try to be fiscally responsible by making smart investments and revamping existing applications. IBM responded to those needs by introducing the Solution Editions family. These foundational offerings for IT infrastructure leverage proven System z* hardware and software solutions— from cloud computing to data warehousing—delivered in competitively priced packages. “The design point for all of our Solution Editions series is to provide our clients with a portfolio of

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009

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Editor's Desk:  Modus Operandi on a Budget
Trends:  DB2 X Leads the Industry to Minimize Complexity and Maximize Productivity
IT Today: New System z Solution Editions Provide a Cost-Effective Way to Meet Business Demands
Focus on Storage:  DFSMS Delivers Enhancements and Improvements With the New Release of z/OS
Cover Story:  IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer Reinvents the Data Warehouse.
Feature: IBM Offers Security Improvements In DB2 Version 9 and Beyond.
Administrator:  Configuring AEM to Monitor Power Usage
Tips & Techniques:  Managing BI With IBM Workload Manager
Advertiser's Index
Product News
Stop Run:  A New Web Site Celebrates the Mainframe’s Comeback
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Editor's Desk:  Modus Operandi on a Budget
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Trends:  DB2 X Leads the Industry to Minimize Complexity and Maximize Productivity
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - IT Today: New System z Solution Editions Provide a Cost-Effective Way to Meet Business Demands
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Focus on Storage:  DFSMS Delivers Enhancements and Improvements With the New Release of z/OS
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Cover Story:  IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer Reinvents the Data Warehouse.
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Feature: IBM Offers Security Improvements In DB2 Version 9 and Beyond.
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Administrator:  Configuring AEM to Monitor Power Usage
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Tips & Techniques:  Managing BI With IBM Workload Manager
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Product News
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Stop Run:  A New Web Site Celebrates the Mainframe’s Comeback
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