IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - (Page 16)

IT Today Addressing IT challenges worldwide Evolving the Data Warehouse IBM partnership offers cost-effective BI solutions BY GER AL D D. COHEN AND CARYN MEYERS need for real-time information has become mission critical. In addition, CIOs search for ways to streamline IT infrastructure and costs. For example, consolidating their data into a single view and bring it back into a centralized, secure environment that supports the enterprise with current, consistent information. Centralizing your data warehouse on the hardware— where your data and applications reside—reduces operating costs and improves performance and efficiency. It also allows you to scale your data warehouse to enterprise usage. IBM recent ly par t nered w it h Infor mat ion Builders to produce WebFOCUS for IBM System z* Data Warehousing. This solution offers a powerful, f lexible, secure and costeffective tool for System z users interested in implementing enterprise-scale data warehousing and business-intelligence (BI) solutions. It enables large-enterprise customers to scale data warehousing and reporting solutions to quickly and easily meet the needs of an unlimited number of end users with existing System z infrastructure—at a fraction of the cost of traditional distribution systems. As a result, organizations can access every piece of data in their enterprise—no matter where it resides or what application it’s in—to fuel BI. W ith thousands of new devices being connected to the Internet daily, enterprises continue to face challenges in on-demand computing. At the same time, the Why System z Data warehousing and BI software capabilities, improvements in technolog y, environmental impact and the cost of ownership have made the 16 MAY/JUNE 2010 ILLUSTRATION BY MATT KENYON

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010
Editor's Desk: Planned to a 'T"
Dashboard: Beef Up Your Passwords
Data Display: Cost of Security Breaches
IT Today: IBM Partnership Offers Cost-Effective BI Solutions
Trends: IBM's Eagle Studies Provide a Clear View of True Technology Costs Both Internal and External Communications
Insider: Six Computing Strategies for a Recovering Economy
Case Study: The Office of the CIO with the State of Nebraska Improved Data-Handling Issues with Smarter and Faster Data-Storage Tools
Harnes the Information Expansion: Discover the Hidden Value in your Business Data with System z
Green with Envy: Syracuse University's New Data Center is One to Covet
Focus on Storage: Tivoli Storage-Management Solutions Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiency
Developer: A Guide to Processing XML Documents Stored in Files and DB2
Advertisers' Index
Stop Run: IBM's Plant-A-Tree Initiative Grows in Italy
Reference Point

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010