IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2012 - (Page Intro)

September 2012 Dear IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition readers, As September opens, those in the northern hemisphere officially say goodbye to summer. Vacations are over, school is starting and the weather is cooling down! While we’ve been enjoying the season, we’ve also been hard at work to bring you the September/October issue along with all of its special features. Not only do we have an exciting issue that includes a feature about IBM’s newest zEnterprise system, but we also produced a special Women in Technology supplement, the newest installment of the Services Blueprint supplement and of course the 2013 Buyer’s Guide. Included in this issue: Second Generation zEnterprise System Announced On Aug. 28, IBM announced it newest product for the Mainframe platform, the zEnterprise EC12. In addition to a cool new look, the system boasts 120 5.5 GHz processors in the same footprint and energy envelope as prior generations. Now that’s smart. Read about it in our cover story on page 18. Women in Technology We are excited to bring you a special supplement focusing on women in technology. A few short years ago, few women held careers in the IT industry, but that trend is changing. In this supplement, we introduce you to IBM CIO Jeanette Horan and other notable women in the industry: Roxanne Reynolds‐Lair, Zarina Stanford, Kristine Harper, Susan Gantner and Kristen Craft. Read more about these women and the successes they achieved during their exciting IT careers. We know that you will be as inspired by them as we are. Services Blueprint: A New Category of Computing Our newest issue of Services Blueprint provides vital information about what the IBM PureSystems family has to offer. The expert integrated systems work to accelerate deployment and decrease the cost of IT for its users. Services Blueprint provides a great resource for you as you learn more about this new system. 2013 Mainframe Buyer’s Guide Many of you already know how valuable the Buyer’s Guide is, so we are excited to announce that the 2013 Annual Buyer’s Guide is here and ready to use. This guide is a resource that you will want to keep within reach at all times so you can refer to it again and again. It will provide you with company showcases and their corresponding online listings as you search for products and services to get the most from your mainframe investment. The fact that it is available in print, digital and online formats makes it even more useful. We hope you enjoy this new issue of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition as we feel that it is a must read for all IBM customers. As always, if you have any feedback on the magazine, website or supplements, please let me know. Happy reading! Evelyn Hoover, IBM Systems Magazine, Executive Editor

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2012

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Keep Your Eye on the Ball
IBM Perspective: Transforming Data Into Value
Focus on Storage: Smarter Solutions are Designed to Meet Increasing Demands for Information
Case Study: Bringing Order to Disorder: Commerce Bank employs an enterprisewide solution to track application changes
Cover Story: The Next Evolution in Hybrid Computing: IBM launches the second generation of zEnterprise-zEC12
Feature: Conquering Chaos: System z technology helps manage data mart complexities for business analytics
Feature: Split-Second Decisions: SPSS Modeler 15 offers real-time scoring for faster, more effective insights
Tech Corner: The What and Why of zEnterprise Millicode
Administrator: New DFSMS Features Increase the Availability of Data on System z
Solutions: CICS JS/Server V1.1 - DR/VFI- JCL-QA
Advertiser's Index
Stop Run: A 1440 Data Processing System Finds New Life After 50 Years
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
Women in Technology
Services Blueprint: A New Category of Computing - IBM PureSystems family
NEW 2013 Mainframe Buyer's Guide

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2012