IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2010 - (Page 12)

Dashboard News to use Walk While You Work Why make time for exercise when you can walk during your 8:00 p.m. shift? Arizona-based TrekDesk has created the Treadmill Desk so you can do just that. Some businesses have discovered walking while working results in increased productivity, weight loss, improved moods, disease prevention, stress reduction, anger management, less absenteeism and reduced healthcare costs, says TrekDesk Founder Steve Bordley. Source: TrekDesk Photo-chopped Did you ever see an image too good to be true? New York’s University at Albany Computer Science Professor Siwei Lyu knows you can’t always trust your eyes. He recently received the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop new methods to detect digital images that have been altered. The aim is to identify images that have been tampered with—or photo-chopped—and expose the tampered regions. Source: University of Albany According to a Marist College Poll, half of Americans with an account on a social-media networking website are concerned about their privacy. are very concerned 23% 29% are not very concerned are concerned 27% 21% are not concerned at all Source: Marist College Poll Multitasking Distraction A Stanford University study demonstrated that media multitasking—the consumption of more than one item or stream of content at the same time—may make you more distractable. Those who were classified as high media multitaskers had greater difficulty filtering out irrelevant stimuli and were less effective in ignoring irrelevant tasks. Source: Stanford University 12 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2010
On the Web
Editor's Desk: Tradition Takes Planning
Dashboard: Walk While You Work
Data Display: All About Spam
Think Smarter: IBM Offers Smarter Systems for Performance and Scalability
Trends: Rosamilia Oversees Both System z and Power Systems Lines as New GM
Break Through Economics: Dr. Howard Rubin Discusses Mainframe Efficiencies and the zEnterprise System
Streamlining Development: IBM Rational on zEnterprise System Utilizes Multiplatform Development Capabilities
Administrator: The zEnterprise System Changes Firewall Requirements
Technical Corner: z/OS Predictive Failure Analysis Make It Easy to Spot and Fix Soft System Failures
Developer: Native XML Support Strengthens DB2 and COBOL Development
Advertisers' Index
Stop Run: Former IBMer Jim Bell Finds Inspiration in Music

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2010