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work with customers to identify
which transactions are mobile
and which are traditional, and
base our discount on the millions
of service units dedicated to
mobile transactions."
Further, the Worklight product
is ideal for leveraging the System z
server for mobile in the enterprise.
It's a mobile enterprise application
platform that allows users to
more easily deploy mobile apps
by leveraging existing systems
of record and analyzing the use
of their applications. It provides
end-to-end management solutions
for mobile apps, including
development, deployment and
monitoring.
The offering also takes
advantage of HTML 5.0, which

allows developers to create hybrid mobile apps that
span multiple platforms including iOS, Android and
Microsoft* mobile OSs. This build-once model helps
reduce development time versus building apps for
each platform individually. Hosting this on Linux* on
System z using z/VM* allows enterprises to leverage
the proximity of Worklight to existing data and
transactions to improve performance, security and
overall resilience.
Additionally, IBM compared the price/performance
of Worklight running on Linux on System z versus
x86 and found that the mainframe environment
provided better performance, lower response times
and a lower cost per mobile transaction compared to
Worklight on x86.
"Our goal is to make it easier and more
economical to develop mobile services, because
decreased time to market means faster time to
value," Castano remarks. "After all, everyone with
a smart device knows how often apps are updated
with additional functionality, so anything we can

IBM Sponsors Mainframe Mobile App
Throwdown 2014
To showcase the business and technology innovation that clients are developing on the System z* platform, IBM is sponsoring the Mainframe Mobile
App Throwdown 2014. The contest is designed to celebrate client-generated
creativity and provide recognition of best practices.
IBM mainframe clients worldwide can submit their entry through Sept. 17.
The top six finalists will win an Apple iPad and a complimentary pass to the
Enterprise2014 Executive Summit event in Las Vegas on Oct. 6 and 7. First-,
second- and third-place winners, announced at the event, will each receive
IBM mobile solution design assistance to convert their idea into reality.
Here's how the throwdown works:
1. Clients identify a use case where mobilizing an existing application on
System z could add value to their business.
2. Clients form a team or individual to develop a proof of concept and
register to participate in the throwdown. IBM provides how-to guides and
access to a zMobile Expert to help teams get started.
3. Enter the contest by submitting before/after screenshots and a summary
presentation by Sept. 17. Note that access to the code and intellectual
property is not necessary to win.
A panel of mobile experts will judge the entries and the winners will receive
IBM technical assistance to help turn their proof of concept into a full-fledged
app for their business.
For more information, visit www.ibm.biz/mmathrowdown. Additional questions may also be emailed to Anna Bridgen, market enablement manager for
zAIM Solutions, at annabrid@uk.ibm.com.
-Evelyn Hoover is executive editor of IBM Systems Magazine.

do to ease that systematically
is very critical when it comes to
having a competitive edge in our
clients' respective industries."

A DIFFERENT LOOK
With recent announcements
of Mobile Workload Pricing,
Worklight and MobileFirst, it's
clear that IBM is taking mobile
computing seriously. The
company wants its customers
to do the same. The MobileFirst
offering, in particular, is a key
component of this, providing it a
slew of solutions and services that
promise to make it easier to go
mobile; it's also a cornerstone of a
mobile philosophy.
As Castano puts it, "Some of
our clients say they've already
gone mobile. But when you
start asking questions like
'How long does it take to go
through the refresh cycle?'
or 'How many versions of an
application are you supporting?'
or 'Are you achieving a return on
investment?' or 'What are your
usage patterns?', people begin to
realize they can actually improve
on what they're already doing.
This is MobileFirst-a different
way of looking at things."
Fortunately, many companies
have already grasped some of these
notions. But to become a fullfledged mobile infrastructure that's
truly functional and beneficial
requires a top-down look at the
entire platform-from front end
to back end. Using the System z
platform is a good starting point,
but the adherence to best practices
and the proper deployment of
every aspect of mobile computing
is where the true value of mobile
computing can be realized-and
where that competitive advantage
fully comes into play.
Jim Utsler is a senior writer for IBM
Systems Magazine and has been covering technology for more than 20 years.

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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Moving in the mobile world
IBM Perspective: Mobile money thanks to the mainframe
Partner PoV: A clean IT audit does not guarantee network or computer security
Focus on Storage: How Elastic Storage helps remove bottlenecks and lower costs
Currents: IBM Smarter Storage puts businesses in control of their data
Trends: Choosing the best proprietary or open-source applications
Case Study: Cooperative Consolidation: The Credit Union System of Brazil saves millions of dollars by virtualizing on the mainframe
Cover Story: The Mobile Mainframe: System z is a perfect fit for the growing trend
Feature: Connecting Applications and Data: WebSphere Liberty z/OS Connect makes business assets accessible to mobile devices
Tech Showcase: How Linux on System z has become a go-to solution for businesses
Administrator: IBM tests show finding the optimal number of n-way processors helps maximize performance
Tech Corner: The new z/OSMF Workflows feature optimizes programming tasks
Solutions: OMC-FLASH 4.7.0; z86VM; Storage Director 4.2
Stop Run: IBMer's passion for engineering puts his house to work
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Editor's Desk: Moving in the mobile world
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - IBM Perspective: Mobile money thanks to the mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Partner PoV: A clean IT audit does not guarantee network or computer security
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Focus on Storage: How Elastic Storage helps remove bottlenecks and lower costs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Currents: IBM Smarter Storage puts businesses in control of their data
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Trends: Choosing the best proprietary or open-source applications
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Case Study: Cooperative Consolidation: The Credit Union System of Brazil saves millions of dollars by virtualizing on the mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Cover Story: The Mobile Mainframe: System z is a perfect fit for the growing trend
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 31
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Feature: Connecting Applications and Data: WebSphere Liberty z/OS Connect makes business assets accessible to mobile devices
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Tech Showcase: How Linux on System z has become a go-to solution for businesses
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Administrator: IBM tests show finding the optimal number of n-way processors helps maximize performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 48
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Tech Corner: The new z/OSMF Workflows feature optimizes programming tasks
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 53
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Solutions: OMC-FLASH 4.7.0; z86VM; Storage Director 4.2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 55
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Stop Run: IBMer's passion for engineering puts his house to work
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - RF2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition
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