IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - (Page 18)

Think Smarter Future-proofing your environment Picturing Success Capture insight from real-time operational data with smart analytics systems “ W By Natalie Boike ith business analytics, the more information you have, the clearer you see,” says Bernie Spang, director of strategy and marketing, IBM Database Software and Systems. The explosive growth of information today—resulting from intelligent devices, sensors, cameras, the Internet and more—is an opportunity to more clearly see the business opportunities to pursue, wasteful spending to cut and risks to manage or avoid. reducing or eliminating risk, and growing revenue,” he says. The Smart Analytics System, available on Power Systems* servers, eX5 systems and System z* mainframes, combines InfoSphere* Warehouse and Cognos* BI software with IBM servers and storage to create tuned and balanced business-analytics solutions that can be easily customized for any industry and expanded to add data and user capacity. “It’s got IBM expertise built in,” Spang says. “We’ve applied warehousing, business intelligence, server and storage expertise from three generations of solutions and 15 years to create an optimal balance of To leverage information and realize these benefits, companies must employ a successful analytics solution that includes software for business intelligence (BI), data mining, text analysis and cubing capabilities, which are all tightly integrated and optimized with the data warehousing and hardware foundation, Spang says. To accomplish this, IBM offers workload-optimized systems designed to transform information into real business insight in a time frame that matters to your organization. “In all of the cases I’ve heard, clients say they receive one, two or all three of the following benefits: lowering costs, 18 M A RCH /A PR I L 2 011

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