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Stockholm, Sweden
population 825,057 After Swedes voted to reduce traffic through taxation, IBM built and installed an advanced optical character-recognition system to help the city charge drivers who enter its congestion zone—an area traditionally plagued by gridlock. Morning traffic-queuing times are half what they used to be, city traffic is down by 18 percent and CO2 emissions are down 14-18 percent, according to city officials.

Shenyang, China
population 7,760,000 Shenyang, an industrial hub with a concentration of heavy manufacturing, has an ambitious plan to address environmental pressures. In a partnership with IBM and Northeastern University, the city has established the Shenyang Eco-City Research Institute to develop technology that helps cities cut carbon emissions, conserve energy, manage water, track food from farm to fork, smarten up transportation and create environmentalemergency response plans. For example, the Institute will analyze a flood of realtime data from the city’s water systems to guide decisions about water quality and energy used for water management.

Dublin, Ireland
population 505,739 Ireland’s Railway Procurement Agency and IBM have integrated ticketing across all public transport in greater Dublin. The e-payment system, which can process up to 2 million transactions a day, lets riders use one prepaid card on all buses, trains, trams and coaches.

Amsterdam, Netherlands
population 762,057 In a pilot program, smart-metering systems will enable 500 households to save on energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 14 percent. IBM, Cisco and Dutch utility Nuon will develop home energy-management applications and highly secure data connections between household appliances and the grid.

Taunton Deane, U.K.
population 108,700 The Taunton Deane Borough Council is part of a rare three-agency partnership to improve service delivery and upgrade technology. Southwest One—a joint venture of Taunton Deane, Somerset County, and Avon and Somerset Police—has enlisted IBM’s help in ambitious projects that none of the three entities could have achieved on its own.

Guangzhou, China
population 7,841,695 Guangzhou Metro Corporation, which serves more than 2 million passengers daily on the city’s rapid transit, aims to make its system environmentally sustainable and intelligent. Efficiency depends on complete visibility across assets to provide safe, uninterrupted services. Guangzhou Metro has contracted with IBM for a system to manage its software, services and physical assets including tracks, carriages, advertising spots and station shops.

Bolzano, Italy
population 102,880 Bolzano is in the midst of a one-year program to test remote health monitoring for the elderly. A group of 30 seniors is participating in the Secure Living pilot to introduce telemonitoring and teleassistance to the homebound. A net of integrated sensors will send data about the assisted person to a control room, and the solution can suggest tutored physical training, exercises to stretch mental faculties or contacting a health worker. If necessary, a medical team is alerted.

Sao Paulo, Brazil
population 11,037,593 In the Paraguay-Paraná river system, which provides drinking water for Sao Paulo, IBM researchers and the Nature Conservancy are running 3-D simulations that model how land-use and water-policy scenarios will affect biodiversity. The goal is to protect the river basin, and therefore the water supply, by making informed decisions.

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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
Solutions
Advertisers’ Index
Stop Run: Bijan Davari Changed the Computer Chip®
Reference Point
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Cover2
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 6
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Editor's Desk: Predicting a Good Read
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Dashboard: Charging Ahead
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Data Display: Smarter Cities Large and Small
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Think Smarter: Capture Insight From Real-Time Operational Data With Smart Analytics Systems
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Insider: Agnostic Development Tools Support Mainframe-Centric Businesses
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Trends: DataPower Support for zEnterprise Extends its Multiplatform Capabilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Case Study: Citigroup tames its backup environment with dedicated mainframes.
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Driving Outcomes: Successful companies fuel business with predictive analytics.
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Hurdling Barriers to Success: IBM demonstrates Cognos BI on Systems z is less expensive than x86 deployments.
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Tips and Techniques: Overcome Eight Key Service-Delivery Challenges and Reduce Costs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Solutions
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Advertisers’ Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Stop Run: Bijan Davari Changed the Computer Chip®
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