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s 3IMPLIFY KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION ACROSS THE ENTERPRISE WITH A PRIVATE CLOUDCOMPUTING DEPLOYMENT s 0REDICT AND RESPOND TO NEW AND EXISTING OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS s /PTIMIZE OPERATIONS TO CAPITALIZE ON NEW REVENUE SOURCES s 0ROACTIVELY MANAGE RISK s -EASURE THE ENTERPRISEÇS HEALTH AND CAPABILITIES s ,OWER THE ") DELIVERY COSTS CRITICAL FOUNDATION FOR ENABLING CLOUD COMPUTING WITHIN THE ENTERPRISE OR IN A PRIVATE CLOUD FASHION 4HE BASIC PRINCIPLE OF 3/! FOCUSES ON REUSE WHICH ISNÇT A COMMON MANTRA OF TODAYÇS ") DEPLOYMENT BEHAVIOR JOBS MORE EFFECTIVELY (OWEVER MOST LARGE ENTERPRISES DONÇT OFFER A READILY AVAILABLE AND EASILY CONSUMABLE WAY TO BECOME MEMBERS OF THE ") COMMUNITY 4HE RESULT IS A WAIT TIME FOR NEW USERS FROM A WEEK TO ONE MONTH AND ONCE ACCESS IS GRANTED THE NEW USER FACES A SIGNIFICANT LEARNING CURVE hÁ Skills. 3UCCESSFUL ") DEPLOYMENTS ARE HEAVILY RELIANT UPON THE SKILLED TEAMS THAT RUN AND MANAGE THEM )N AN ENTERPRISE WITH DEPARTMENTAL ") DEPLOYMENTS THERE ARE MANY TEAMS AND THE SKILLS ARENÇT EQUALLY BALANCED h Á F lex i bi l it y. / VER A L L MOST ") DEPLOYMENTS ARE INF LEXIBLE ! GOOD EXAMPLE OF THIS CAN BE SHOWN WHEN CONSIDER ING T HE IMPACT OF A NEW ACQUISITION OR A BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING &OR A NEW BUSINESS AREA TO GAIN ACCESS TO ") FREQUENTLY A NEW ") DEPLOYMENT IS REQUIRED 4HIS EXERCISE CAN TAKE MANY MONTHSˆAND POTENTIALLY YEARSˆTO GET UP AND RUNNING 'LOBAL IZAT ION MASSIVE I NTER CONNECTIONS AND INCREASED RISK COMBINED WITH AN EXPLOSION OF INFORMATION RESULT IN A CHALLENGING AND CONTINUOUS CYCLE OF INEFFICIENCY AND OPERATIONAL COMPLEXITY Why the Cloud? -ANY LARGE ENTERPRISES DEPLOY ") IN A TRADITIONAL DEPARTMENTAL FASHION ACROSS LINEOFBUSINESS OR FUNCTIONAL AREAS !CROSS THE FUNCTIONAL AREAS THERE ARE OFTEN MULTIPLE ") SOLUTIONS WHICH ARE FREQUENTLY BUILT ON MORE THAN ONE ") PRODUCT AND SUPPORTED BY DIFFERENT )4 TEAMS #)/S STRUGGLE FOR SUCCESS WITH THIS KIND OF DEPLOYMENT FOR MANY REASONS hÁMoney. 7ITH DEPARTMENTAL ") THE SETUP COSTS SUCH AS CAPITAL SOFTWARE AND RESOURCESnPLUS THE ONGOING OPERATIONAL COSTS FOR THE ") DEPLOYMENTSnFALL TO THE FUNCTIONAL AREAS &OR A LARGE ENTERPRISE WITH MANY ") DEPLOYMENTS THIS CAN BE EXTREMELY COSTLY hÁ Policy hÁ Siloed BI. !NOTHER PAINFUL ASPECT enforcement. 7HEN FACED OF DEPARTMENTAL ") IS THE SILO EFFECT ") CONTAINED TO FUNCTIONAL AREAS RESULTS WITH MANY ") INSTALLATIONS ACROSS THE ENTERPRISE WHERE NO TWO DEPLOYMENTS LOOK QUITE ALIKE ITÇS INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO ENSURE CORPORATE OR REGULATORY POLICIES ARE MET hÁStandardization. ") ANALYTICS AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT ARE NOW CONSIDERED FAIRLY COMMON WORKLOADS ACROSS ENTER PR ISES 4HE GROWTH IN DEPLOYMENTS AND CAPABILITIES HAVE LED MOST ") PRODUCTS TO OFFER MORE STANDARDIZED CAPABILITIES THAT MEET BROAD CLIENT NEEDS REDUCING THE NEED FOR SPECIALIZED PRODUCTS AND INSTEAD FOCUSING ON SPECIALIZED REPORTS In this challenging economy, CIOs understand analytics can be key to new growth markets, whether it’s new ways to manage a utility grid or smarter healthcare systems.” —Pat Toole, IBM CIO IN LOWER UTILIZATION RATES ACROSS THE DEPLOYMENTS !DDITIONALLY #LEVEL EXECUTIVES WHO HAVE CORPORATEWIDE RESPONSIBILITY STRUGGLE TO AGGREGATE ") REPORTS AND INSIGHTS ACROSS THE FUNCTIONAL AREAS !CHIEVING A SINGLE VERSION OF THE TRUTH IS DIFFICULT 5NFORTUNATELY MANY LEADERS ARE MAKING CRUCIAL BUSINESS DECISIONS BASED ALMOST ENTIRELY ON INTUITION AND PERSONAL EXPER IENCE RATHER THAN INTELLIGENT INFORMATION hÁGreen computing. %NERGY EFFICIENCY IS AN IMPERATIVE FOR CONSCIENTIOUS LARGE ENTERPRISES NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY BUT ALSO AS A BUSINESS TACTIC TO CUT HIGH VARIABLE ENERGY COSTS Enter the Smart Analytics Cloud 7ITH THE 3MART !NALYTICS #LOUD )"IS PROVIDING A FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT TO A SMARTER INFORMATION AGENDA FOR THE LARGE ENTERPRISE CUSTOMER 4HE 3MART ! NALY T ICS #LOUD EMBRACES CLOUD COMPUTING DEPLOYMENT PATTERNS AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOR WHILE RECOGNIZING hÁReach to users. %STABLISHED ") USERS ARE CAPABLE OF ACCESSING THE REPORTS AND CONTENT THEY REQUIRE (OWEVER THE TRADITIONAL ") USER PROFILE IS CHANGING RAPIDLY -ORE AND MORE ATYPICAL USERS ARE REQUIRING ") FUNCTIONALITY TO DO THEIR hÁService oriented architecture (SOA). 4HE INVESTMENT MOST ENTERPRISES HAVE MADE OR ARE MAKING IN 3/! BECOMES THE ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2010
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Change is a-Comin'
Dashboard: Honoring Blue Gene
Think Smarter: Virtualization is Key to a Dynamic Infrastructure
Data Display: Top Technologies for 2010
Insider: The Business Case for Implementing a Deduplication Solution on System z
Trends: IBM Smart Analytics Cloud Overcomes Key BI Obstacles
Cover Story: The System z Server Continues to Evolve to Meet Emerging IT Needs
Feature: Security Considerations to Protect Your Organization
Technical Corner: IBM has Business-Value-Driven Solutions to Improve Application and Employee Productivity
Solutions: What’s New in the Marketplace
Resources: Advertisers' Index
Stop Run: Scott Hayes' Best DB2 Teaching Tool is Humor
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Editor's Desk: Change is a-Comin'
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Dashboard: Honoring Blue Gene
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Think Smarter: Virtualization is Key to a Dynamic Infrastructure
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Data Display: Top Technologies for 2010
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Insider: The Business Case for Implementing a Deduplication Solution on System z
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Trends: IBM Smart Analytics Cloud Overcomes Key BI Obstacles
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Cover Story: The System z Server Continues to Evolve to Meet Emerging IT Needs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Feature: Security Considerations to Protect Your Organization
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Technical Corner: IBM has Business-Value-Driven Solutions to Improve Application and Employee Productivity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Solutions: What’s New in the Marketplace
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Resources: Advertisers' Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Stop Run: Scott Hayes' Best DB2 Teaching Tool is Humor
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - RF1
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