IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2010 - (Page 16)

Think Smarter Future-proofing your environment Decisions Made Simple IBM offers smarter systems for performance and scalability By Natalie Boike must select between performance or scale, due to limited options and budgetary restraints. To keep up with today’s fast-paced environment, companies require hardware and software solutions that scale flexibly and efficiently without sacrificing performance. IBM is working to implement smarter systems—ones that deliver performance, scale easily and integrate more closely than ever with smarter software. And IBM tunes and integrates its systems to remove complexity— making IBM the smart choice for workload-optimized systems. As clients start to look at smarter solutions that have healthcare companies digitizing records or energy companies installing two-way energy meters— where they go from reading once a month to every 15 minutes across hundreds of thousands of smart meters—you see this huge explosion not only in the amount of B ig purchasing decisions can cause major headaches. Choices abound, and so do factors to consider when it comes to IT infrastructure selection. Often, businesses 16 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
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Stop Run: Former IBMer Jim Bell Finds Inspiration in Music

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2010