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Editor’s Desk Inside this month’s issue Jeff Miller Musical Morsels Jeff Miller, the contributor for “Speeding Ahead” on page 38, is also a singer/songwriter. You can sample more than 50 songs online: http://themusicalfruit. com/. Miller also wrote all of the JavaScript* and HTML that drives the page. A Storied History, a Bright Future for the past few months. The magazine recently partnered with CA Technologies to create a video history of the mainframe. It all started at the SHARE conference in Seattle, were we conducted interviewed with key mainframe innovators. You can now view “Big Iron: The Mainframe Story” on our website ( mainframe/bigiron). It seems very appropriate as we were interviewing people about the business environment of the ’80s and ’90s, many would mention the famous prediction of the mainframe’s demise. Today, a similar prediction is circulating the mainframe community: the one that mainframe skills are soon to be extinct. Just as IBM and the System z* server lived to tell the story, so will the next mainframe generation, and that’s what this issue is all about. Natalie Boike, Managing Editor I ’m so happy to finally be able to share a project the IBM Systems Magazine team and I have been working intensely on Mainframe students share their personal successes in the cover story on page 30. IBM and universities throughout the world, including Poughkeepsie, N.Y.’s Marist College, have curriculum and resources dedicated to the platform; you can read about the success of that partnership on page 34. Additionally, the System z* programming language is evolving to remain relevant. See page 38 for details on why the IBM mainframe is here to stay. On top of all of this, communities such as the SHARE user group and zNextGen help keep the mainframe community alive and vibrant. Stop by the IBM Systems Magazine booth at the SHARE Technology & Exchange Expo floor: I’d love to meet you! Frank Siemers Has Camera, Will Travel Frank Siemers, the photographer for “A Bright Future,” page 26, lives in Hamburg, Germany, with his wife and 4-year-old daughter. He’s taken pictures worldwide; he photographed writers Alice Sebold in Los Angeles and Susan Sontag in New York. Contact Natalie at 10 J U LY/ AU G U S T 2 010 PHOTOGRAPH BY TRAVIS ANDERSON CONTRIBUTORS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - July/August 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - July/August 2010
Table of Contents
On the Web
Editor's Desk: A Storied History, a Bright Future
Dashboard: Serious Gaming
Data Display: The World is Poised for a Mobile Explosion
Insider: Tips to Overcome 4 Key Performance-Management Challenges
Trends: Other Systems Claim Mainframe-Like Qualities
Case Study: Pension-Management Organization Deutsche Rentenversicherung Migrates to Linux on System z
Educated for Success: Marist College Students Benefit from School's Partnership with IBM
Marist and the Mainframe: As Technology Evolves, So Does The Partnership Between IBM and Marist College
Speeding Ahead: IBM Approach Ensures New Mainframe Staffers Excel
Focus on Storage: IBM System Storage Easy Tier Tailors SSDs for Your Workloads
Administrator: Deployment Options and Best Practices for Cognos 8 BI for Linux on System z
Resources: Advertisers' Index
Stop Run: Travel Photography Gives Robert LaBayne a New Way to Tell Stories
Reference Point

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - July/August 2010