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The System z server supports both predictive analytics and businessintelligence solutions. It simplifies and provides faster access to the data it holds without impacting transactionalsystem performance. Its virtualization environments enable organizations to allocate resources either as shared resources or fixed-resource assignments, which ensures the system can meet the needs of all users, regardless of the number of processors required. Consistent response time is also required as predictive models are used to make recommendations within critical business processes to improve decisions at the point of impact. Read “System Components” (right) to learn how SPSS and System z solutions integrate. Additionally, System z servers provide the highest level of data security, with features built into the OS and the hardware. This is critical when the data being used for analytics is sensitive and critical to the business. It also provides five nines of availability, with automatic failure or potential-failure detection with built-in hardware and OS recovery. With minimal incremental costs, your predictive-analytics solution is available when and where you need it, with less strain on your network and your IT staff. With SPSS under its umbrella, IBM provides a true end-to-end business analytics solution that can scale to meet your evolving needs. Benefits include increased ROI, higher user satisfaction, industry-leading scalability, reliability, availability and security in a flexible infrastructure, and ensured security and enforcement of regulations and standards.

To support the entire analytical process, the SPSS solution for System z* consists of the following components:
IBM SPSS Modeler for Linux* on System z is a powerful, versatile data and text-analytics workbench that helps analysts build accurate predictive models quickly and intuitively, without programming. Using leading data-mining techniques, the workbench helps analysts model future customer behavior. It’s the most efficient way for organizations to use their data to model future customer behavior. This technique discovers patterns and trends in structured or unstructured data more easily, using a visual interface. In addition to predicting outcomes, models can explain the factors that influence them so users can take advantage of opportunities and mitigate risks. Text-analysis capabilities are integrated with SPSS Modeler too, so the critical insights locked in unstructured data can be used to increase the accuracy of predictions about customer behavior and strengthen the modeling capability. IBM SPSS Statistics for Linux on System z is a leading statistical software that commercial, government and academic organizations use to solve business and research problems. IBM SPSS Statistics is one of the most accessible statistics tools in the market, enabling organizations to apply mathematical discipline to their decision-making. IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services for Linux on System z provides a platform for managing and deploying analytical assets and allows for secure, browser-based access to results and integration to other components. It provides an infrastructure for managing the storage and automated refresh of predictive models along with other analytics processes. In addition to predictive-analytics solutions, IBM Cognos* 8 Business Intelligence is also available for Linux on System z. You gain the real-time monitoring, reporting, analysis and dashboards it provides—plus all of the performance, efficiency and security of a System z environment. More information is online (www.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/cognos-8business-intelligence/system-z/).

Kathy Konkel is a member of the IBM SPSS product marketing team and has worked with the SPSS products for more than 10 years. She’s currently responsible for supporting the enterprise sales channels for SPSS, which includes specialized software sellers throughout IBM.

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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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 2
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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 7
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®
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Reference Point
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