IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2013 - (Page 10)

Insider Insights from the industry Push the Needle Look beyond cumbersome processes to move technology forward By Steve Able omputer hardware and software-related technology constantly evolves. Every enterprise, regardless of size, uses technology to make workplaces more efficient, develop products, capture customer information and, ultimately, drive revenue. The challenge for many organizations is determining how to better leverage today’s technology-rich environment, streamline processes and improve operations. Frequently, the answer lies in innovation. Innovative thought processes are promoted by analyst firms like Gartner to assist companies in eliminating the traditional approaches of thinking that hinder creativity. Innovators focus on building a solution instead of relying on existing ones. A popular motivational poster sums up this sentiment: “Reality is only for those who lack imagination.” In sum, neither individuals nor corporations can effectively innovate without imagination and creativity. Innovation moves the enterprise along. Because large investments in technology are often impractical, continuous-improvement initiatives are an enterprise’s most logical method for help with goal setting and incremental advancement. C Sparking Innovation When enterprises first became reliant on technology, communication 10 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2 013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2013

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2013
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: How Do You Sleep at Night?
IBM Perspective: The Foundation of the Modern Data Center
Insider: Look Beyond Cumbersome Processes to Move Technology Forward
IT Today: Where Do System z and a Legendary Rock Band Intersect?
Focus on Storage: Easy Tier and DS8000 Are Two of Many Storage Innovations Driven by IBM's Vincent Hsu
Case Study: Rooms and a View: Marriott stays ahead of the competition by maintaining an agile IT environment
Cover Story: More Than Secure: The zEnterprise EC12 raises enterprise security while boosting analytics and cloud performance
Feature: Safe and Sound Insights: The System z ecosystem protects vital enterprise information assets
Tech Corner: Enabling the Predictive Business With Analytics on System z
Solutions: Legacy Mobile; zLinux-in-a-Box; Zen Application Gateway; MQSonar; Serena IT Dashboard; TinyTERM ITX 3270; Storage Director 4.0
Advertisers Index
Stop Run: In Woodworking-- and Mainframe Security-- Spera Focuses on the Possibilities and the Details
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2013 Mainframe Buyer's Guide Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2013