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Trends Industry signals to keep you in the know Run Your Business Like a Formula One Team Emerging enterprises know System z can help them compete globally By Karen E. Lewis W hen you think about agile organizations, the qualities that resonate can be summed up with energetic, nimble, responsive, resilient, profitconscious, low-overhead, adventurous, maybe even light on their feet. Emerging enterprises must compete in today’s global marketplace on par with established brands, as well as have the foresight to look beyond the current market trends. Regardless of size, such organizations want the same qualities that more established enterprises have: security, availability, scalability and the ability to manage huge amounts of transactions. But more than that, they need an edge to get to the front of the pack and stay there. Every organization wants to break free from the more traditional, well-trodden, go-to-market path to become a visionary. Enterprises that jump into the lead work furiously to keep their advantage. While some focus on expanding sales channels, others differentiate themselves by finding a 24 N OV E M B E R / D ECE M B E R 2 011 ILLUSTRATIONS BY DANTE TERZIGNI

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011
On the Web
Editor’s Desk: Cool Again
Insider: With the Right Strategy and Tools, Businesses Can Capitalize on Big Data
IT Today: New IMS 12 Offers Flexibility and Support for Business Growth
Focus on Storage: IBM Health Checker Adds Features to Maintain Best Practices
Trends: Emerging Enterprises Know System z Can Help Them Compete Globally
Cover Story:The Mainframe is Entering New Markets and Encouraging New Uses
Feature: System z Delivers a Solid Platform for Mission-Critical Business Applications
Feature: Speed and Scalability Give the z196 the Extra Kick to Excel at Any Workload
Developer: While Critical to Success, Project Scoping Is Often Overlooked
Tech Corner: Systems Director SDK Leverages Language-Independent REST
Resources: Advertisers’ Index
Stop Run: Miguel Gallego’s Love of Building Things Led Him to a Career as an IMS Enterprise Architect
Reference Point

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011