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The agenda is a company’s IT strategy, plan and roadmaps. It aligns current and emerging technologies with the business’ strategy and objectives, taking into consideration that business directions can and do change.
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The Consulting Team
The typical Systems Agenda consultant has 20 to 30 years of experience and at least 10 years of recent experience consulting with executives. Most consultants were IBM clients or worked for IBM competitors before joining IBM. The team has practical experience across all major industries in building executive strategies, planning and leading transformational efforts, facilitating team discussions, consulting on organizational effectiveness, analyzing IT TCO and ROI, analyzing IBM and non-IBM offerings, defining IT architectures, and implementing ITIL and other service management frameworks. The team reports through IBM’s product development organization rather than a sales or sales support organization. Consultants are measured on CIO success, satisfaction and references rather than sales. This helps ensure consultants focus solely on the client’s success.

Ready for Change
The Systems Agenda program evolved from a few IBM executive consultants who not only helped clients set their transformational agenda but helped them execute on that vision. The Systems Agenda program formalizes and expands IBM’s investment in partnering with such clients. Through the Systems Agenda program IBM anticipates developing several hundred Systems Agenda client relationships to assist more clients in transforming their IT into a strategic business asset.

Signs the Systems Agenda Program Might Fit
Some clients already have created their roadmaps and transformation is well under way. Likely, such clients would not benefit from the Systems Agenda program. But clients experiencing some or all of the following business circumstances might reap benefits: tÁ&YFDVUJWFÁPSÁPSHBOJ[BUJPOBMÁDIBOHF tÁ"ÁNBKPSÁDIBOHFÁJOÁCVTJOFTTÁTUSBUFHZ tÁ*ODSFBTFEÁGPDVTÁPOÁDPTUCFOFGJUÁGPSÁ*5ÁJOWFTUNFOUT tÁ5SBOTGPSNBUJPOÁJOUPÁBÁTIBSFEÁPSÁDPNNPOÁTFSWJDFTÁFOWJronment

To learn more and to discern if the Systems Agenda program is right for your organization, contact your IBM Sales Representative or e-mail to: sagenda@us.ibm.com.

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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Before Smartphone Applications
Data Display: Who Are You?
Insider: Minimize the Impact of Failures With Restartable Batch Applications
Focus on Storage: ProtecTIER Deduplication Saves More Data on Less Disk
Case Study: P&V Assurances Reduces Technology Costs Via VPN-Free Access
Build a Solid Foundation: The zEnterprise Delivers Value as the Cornerstone for Business Applications
Leveling the Playing Field: IBM Rational Software Advances Mainframe Development
Developer: EGL is the Ultimate for Multiplatform Programming
Solutions
Advertisers’ Index
Stop Run: Meet the 2010 Mainframe Contest Winners
Reference Point
Special Supplement: Innovate 2011
Special Supplement: Services Blueprint: IBM Systems Lab Services and Training
Special Supplement: Mainframe Special Report
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 1
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - CA1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - CA2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Editor's Desk: Before Smartphone Applications
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Data Display: Who Are You?
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Insider: Minimize the Impact of Failures With Restartable Batch Applications
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Focus on Storage: ProtecTIER Deduplication Saves More Data on Less Disk
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Case Study: P&V Assurances Reduces Technology Costs Via VPN-Free Access
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Build a Solid Foundation: The zEnterprise Delivers Value as the Cornerstone for Business Applications
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Leveling the Playing Field: IBM Rational Software Advances Mainframe Development
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Developer: EGL is the Ultimate for Multiplatform Programming
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Advertisers’ Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Stop Run: Meet the 2010 Mainframe Contest Winners
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Reference Point
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - RF2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Special Supplement: Innovate 2011
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - I2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - I3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - I4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - I5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - I6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - I7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - I8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Special Supplement: Services Blueprint: IBM Systems Lab Services and Training
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SBCover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SBCover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SBCover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Special Supplement: Mainframe Special Report
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - MFSR2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - MFSR3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - MFSR4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - MFSR5
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - MFSR7
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