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After careful consideration, EmblemHealth decided to internalize its IT environment, bringing in a new mainframe to supplement an existing machine and terminating its contract with GHI’s outsourcer. Now, EmblemHealth has a robust IBM System z* server-based environment that has helped strengthen the mar r iage bet ween GHI and HIP. Along the way, the organizat ion saved money related to renegotiated software contracts and the elimination of duplicate systems, with only minor staffing increases and very low capital expenditures, other than, notes Art Louise, director of Information Systems with EmblemHealth, “additional electrical and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) requirements. And even that was minimal.”

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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010
Contents
Editor's Desk:  Not So Secret Sauce
Dashboard:  Find an Extra Day
Think Smarter:  Competing Takes Equal Parts Growth and Restraint
Data Display:  Privacy:  Who Do You Trust?
Insider:  Untangling the Web of Processes and Technology
Trends:  System z as the Hub of a Workload-Optimized, Business Analytics Systems
Case Study: A Merger Made Easy" EmblemHealth Saves Money By Easing into an In-Sourced Computing Model
Expanding Beyond Borders:  IBM zEnterprise Systems Announcement Delivers a New Dimension in Computing.
Reducing Complexity:  The Next-Generation System z Server Is More Than Just a Fast, Scalable Solution
Focus on Storage:  IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager Solves Security Problems and Meets New Standards
Administrator:  z/OS Management Facility V1.12 Includes New Workload-Management and Resource-Monitoring Functionality
Developer: pureXML Extends Availability and Scalability to DB2 for z/OS
Solutions
Advertisers' Index
Stop Run:  IBM Cooling Expert Roger Schmidt Says the Positioning of Machines Matters
2011 Mainframe Buyer's Guide
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Editor's Desk:  Not So Secret Sauce
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Dashboard:  Find an Extra Day
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Think Smarter:  Competing Takes Equal Parts Growth and Restraint
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Data Display:  Privacy:  Who Do You Trust?
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Insider:  Untangling the Web of Processes and Technology
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 22A
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 22B
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Trends:  System z as the Hub of a Workload-Optimized, Business Analytics Systems
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Case Study: A Merger Made Easy" EmblemHealth Saves Money By Easing into an In-Sourced Computing Model
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Expanding Beyond Borders:  IBM zEnterprise Systems Announcement Delivers a New Dimension in Computing.
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Reducing Complexity:  The Next-Generation System z Server Is More Than Just a Fast, Scalable Solution
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Focus on Storage:  IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager Solves Security Problems and Meets New Standards
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Administrator:  z/OS Management Facility V1.12 Includes New Workload-Management and Resource-Monitoring Functionality
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 48
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Developer: pureXML Extends Availability and Scalability to DB2 for z/OS
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 53
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Solutions
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Advertisers' Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Stop Run:  IBM Cooling Expert Roger Schmidt Says the Positioning of Machines Matters
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - 2011 Mainframe Buyer's Guide
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010 - BG-2
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