IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - July/August 2011 - (Page 16)

Data Display Visualizing technology 1890 Hollerith tabulator and sorter Hardware in Three Centuries IBM devices build on innovation Herman Hollerith, founder of IBM predecessor the Tabulating Machine Company, invented this punch-card tabulator for the U.S. government to compile 1890 census data two years faster and $5 million cheaper than the previous census. In the 1910s, Hollerith replaced the system’s horizontal sorter with a vertical one for a smaller footprint. System/360 IBM’s flexible magnetic (floppy) disk made data conveniently portable. IBM entered the PC market with the 50-pound 5100 Portable Computer, only slightly larger than an IBM typewriter and available with APL or BASIC programming languages. Considered the first mainframe, the System/360* came in a range of configurations yielding cycle times from one-millionth of a second to 200-billionths of a second. The original System/360 announcement stressed that organizations could expand the system to any point in its performance range without reprogramming. The name 360 comes from the system’s ability to serve all IT needs. AS/400 IBM introduced the RISC System/6000 family of computers, which used simplified processing steps to speed command execution. To reach into the small to mid-sized business market, IBM introduced the easy-to-use AS/400 family of computers. IBM business partners worldwide concurrently announced more than 1,000 software packages to accompany the system. 16 J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 1

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - July/August 2011

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - July/August 2011
Table of Contents
Editor’s Desk: Optimistic, for Good Reason
Data Display: Hardware in Three Centuries
Insider: Improving Tools Ultimately Increases Productivity
Focus on Storage: Tivoli NetView for z/OS and OMEGAMON for Mainframe Networks Team Up
Trends: CICS TS V4.2 Provides a Balanced Release for Everyone
Case Study: Primerica Inc. Secures Its Data on a zEnterprise 196
Cover Story: A Smarter Computing-Based Infrastructure Enables a Smarter Planet
Delivering Client Value: IBM VPs Foresee Another Century of Innovation
Icons of Progress: The Making of International Business Machines
Tech Corner: CICS TS V4.2 Addresses Customer Needs in Five Key Areas
Advertisers’ Index
IBM Perspective: 100 Years of Innovation
Reference Point
IBM 100: Profiles of 10 innovative IBMers
2011 Mainframe Buyer's Guide

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - July/August 2011