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Data Display Visualizing technology Dubuque, Iowa Smarter Cities LARGE AND SMALL In 1900, only 13 percent of humans lived in cities. By 2008, cities had attracted half of the world’s population, and in 2050, 70 percent of us will be urbanites. Our growing congregation in cities, their relatively manageable scale and their adaptability to local needs make them perfect testing grounds for instrumented systems, sustainable energy initiatives and data-enhanced services. Here are some of the ambitious ways cities are leading us into the future. population 57,250 IBM is building a platform that will give Dubuque a real-time view of energy consumed by the electric grid, water system and general city services. The city is also augmenting water meters with a device that increases accuracy and helps consumers identify waste, and will offer financial incentives to fix leaks. Policy makers and consumers will benefit from a new services system that IBM Research created to provide data management and analytics. Sacramento, Calif. population 463,794 Wastewater agencies in California’s capital can predict and solve equipment problems before they affect citizens and businesses. IBM software manages 98 pump stations, 3,000 miles of mainlines and 279,000 service connections with help from a mapping system, control meters and live video of the sewer pipes. Chesapeake, Va. population 225,255 As part of a citywide capital-improvement project, IBM will help Chesapeake enhance services ranging from maintaining and operating traffic signals and water systems to managing police and fire departments. A large city in terms of area, Chesapeake has more miles of deep-water canals than any other U.S. city, making it complex to manage. Technology will help address this complexity by collecting and analyzing data to make transpor tation, utilit y management and public safety systems adapt to dynamic conditions. Albuquerque, N.M. population 521,999 A lbuquerque uses an I B M C ognos business-intelligence solution to help its 7,000 employees collect data and share information among more than 20 departments, from public safety to libraries. The solution, which officials say has cut administrative costs by about 2,000 percent, also helps bring information to residents through an extranet. CITY POPULATION 50,000-100,000 100,000-250,000 250,000-500,000 500,000-1 million 7 million-8 million 10 million + PUBLIC SAFETY ENERGY AND UTILITIES HEALTHCARE GOVERNMENT SERVICES WATER TRANSPORTATION 16 MARCH/APRIL 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Predicting a Good Read
Dashboard: Charging Ahead
Data Display: Smarter Cities Large and Small
Think Smarter: Capture Insight From Real-Time Operational Data With Smart Analytics Systems
Insider: Agnostic Development Tools Support Mainframe-Centric Businesses
Trends: DataPower Support for zEnterprise Extends its Multiplatform Capabilities
Case Study: Citigroup tames its backup environment with dedicated mainframes.
Driving Outcomes: Successful companies fuel business with predictive analytics.
Hurdling Barriers to Success: IBM demonstrates Cognos BI on Systems z is less expensive than x86 deployments.
Tips and Techniques: Overcome Eight Key Service-Delivery Challenges and Reduce Costs
Advertisers’ Index
Stop Run: Bijan Davari Changed the Computer Chip®
Reference Point

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011