IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2010 - (Page 18)

Insider Insights from the industry Streamlining Mainframe Management Three tips for optimizing IT investments By Dayton Semerjian T wo truths about today’s technology environment— one negative, one positive—are foundational to any strategic thinking about the mainframe. The negative truth is the global market slowdown is putting a pinch on IT resources. Budgets are tight, hiring is minimal and it’s difficult to convince upper management to approve largescale, long-term investments in technology. The positive truth is the mainframe is a compelling platform for these times. The ma i nf r ame del iver s t he tremendous computing power, while consuming relatively little energy, floor space and IT support staff. With the capability to host hundreds of virtual Linux* servers on a single box, the mainframe provides exactly the kind of flexibility IT needs to adapt to rapidly changing business needs. c o s t- ef f ic i e nc y, s c a l a b i l it y a nd reliability IT organizations require to dependably deliver increasingly sophisticated ser vices to growing numbers of end users. It’s secure, compliance-fr iendly and ideal for protecting data integrity. It delivers MARCH/APRIL 2010

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