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Editor’s Desk Inside this month’s issue Modus Operandi on a Budget I have a confession. My name is Natalie and I have a shopping addiction. There’s nothing like wearing a new pair of shoes and then getting a compliment from a complete stranger. It’s the ultimate shopaholic validation. However, this past year has done a number on my shopping budget. I really had to take a look at my expenses compared to my income, and make adjustments to both how much I spend and what I’m getting for my dollar. While I’ve always considered myself a “deal finder,” I have been taking advantage of more coupons and frequenting discount stores. When I do splurge on a high-cost item, I make sure it’s something I can wear every season instead of just three months out of the year. I’m sure my husband would prefer if I just stop shopping all together, but he’s glad I’m shopping smarter. Businesses are doing the same thing: examining ways to optimize their operations for better cost perfor mance. However, to remain competitive, it simply isn’t an option for a company to stop providing services to clients or to reduce the scope of its operations. In this issue of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition, you’ll find articles about products that not only help you increase the performance of your IT system, but also do so cost effectively. The cover story, on page 22, details a new IBM offering called the Smart Analytics Optimizer. This solution plugs into your existing DB2* environment to improve database management. It provides a centralized view of business data, which can help you better analyze and respond to the information you collected. IBM is also introducing two more offerings in its Solution Editions product line. Customers looking to optimize their system for specific workloads can now do so on the System z10* server, at a competitive price point. Read “The Complete Package,” on page 14, to see how the Solution Edition for Enterprise Linux* can advance your consolidation strategy and how the Solution Edition for PeopleSoft supports humanresource and financial applications. 20 09 Other articles feature the ultimate resource for data management: DB2. For the scoop on features planned for t he next release, see page 10. For information on how to leverage the security features already available in DB2 version 9, turn to page 26. If you must review work load management, read the Tips and Techniques article on page 36. If you’re looking to rein in power costs, learn about Active Energy Manager and its power-monitoring capabilities on page 32. T hat’s a l l for now. I’m of f to f i nd my ne x t shopportunity. Natalie Boike, Managing Editor nboike@msptechmedia.com NOV EMBER/DEC EMBER ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe PHOTOGRAPH BY TRAVIS ANDERSON

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009

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Table of Contents
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 - Table of Contents
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Editor's Desk:  Modus Operandi on a Budget
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - 9
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 - 25
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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Tips & Techniques:  Managing BI With IBM Workload Manager
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - 38
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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