IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2010 - (Page 10)

Editor’s Desk Inside this month’s issue CONTRIBUTORS Bill Reeder Extreme hobbies Bill Reeder, author of “3,000 And Growing,” (page 42) and Tips and Techniques (page 50) has hobbies that span air, land and sea. He has been a pilot for 26 years, swims competitively as a masters swimmer and can frequently be seen on his recumbent bicycle. More Than a Milestone together and cut some cake. For example, I’ll definitely toast the luck of the Irish on March 17. I’m thinking of baking a mintchocolate something. Brownies maybe? It seems IBM likes to celebrate too. Around this time last year, IBM commemorated 45 years of the mainframe, which was first introduced as the System/360*. This year, the open-source Linux* OS is celebrating 10 years of achievement on the mainframe. Clearly, there’s no chicken-and-egg discussion here; Linux and the applications that run on it immediately gain the reliable, highly-available and secure characteristics of the well-established System z* server on which they run. This issue highlights the achievements of Linux on System z. The cover story, Natalie Boike, Managing Editor Kai Hartman Revisiting his roots Kai Hartman, who photographed the case study subject for the article on page 32, is no stranger to technology. He worked for AMD Microsystems when he was studying photography and design, where he remembers working with IBM machines. He’s currently a freelance photographer in Germany and Southeast Asia. His work can be seen at I ’m all about celebrations. Be it a birthday, anniversary or holiday, I’m always looking for an excuse to get on page 36, outlines how Linux got its start with IBM and the feature on page 42 illustrates why ISVs continue to port their applications to Linux on mainframe. But more than that, this issue also includes information on new Cognos* businessintelligence solutions (page 24), and how another System z staple—CICS*— continues to innovate (page 56). It’s more than just luck that has kept IBM mainframes and Linux successful over the years. It’s the result of hard work and innovation—something that’s definitely worth celebrating. Contact Natalie at MARCH/APRIL 2010 PHOTOGRAPH BY TRAVIS ANDERSON

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2010
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: More Than a Milestone
Dashboard: A Text Can Save a Life
Data Display: Transistors: Tiny, Mighty Drivers of Innovation
Insider: Three Tips for Optimizing IT Investments
IT Today: IBM Cognos Now! Improves Linux on System z Business Analytics
Focus on Storage: XE for Storage on z/OS Version 4.2 Introduces Enhanced Functionality
Case Study: Implementing an IBM System z10 Enterprise Linux Server Helps EFiS EDI Finance Service AG Save Money and The Environment
Cover Story: After a Decade, Linux on System z Still has Merit
Feature: IBM Encourages Easy ISV Application Porting To Linux on System z
Administrator: DCSS Technology Improves Linux Performance and Upgrade Management
Tips & Technniques: Using System z Can Help Optimize Both Internal and External Communications
Advertisers' Index
Stop Run: IBM's Hursley House Encourages Innovation

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2010