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TRENDS

from Eclipse (eclipse.org/birt)
is an open-source software
project that provides reporting
and business intelligence
capabilities for rich client and
Web applications. Its target focus
is applications written in Java.
BIRT has a visual report designer
for creating reports that can also
be deployed to a Java environment
by way of a runtime facility.
Another example, Spago
(spagoworld.org), is a free opensource business integration
platform. With Spago, managers
can track trends from any
location, and the tool builds maps
showing location-based analysis
of patterns and trends. Various
support services, including custom
development and training courses,
are available for purchase.
R (r-project.org) is a free
software programming language
and software environment
for statistical computing and
graphics used by statisticians and
data miners. R is available under
the GNU General Public License
(gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html) with
pre-compiled binary versions
available for several OSs.

So Many Choices
In a mature yet changing
industry like IT, businesses
have many ways to address the
opportunity and challenge of
workload-specific environments.
Although these workloads offer
the chance to standardize,

consolidate and specialize, they
also provide the opportunity
to innovate and explore new
ways of getting the job done.
The sources of innovation are
through proprietary licensed
software like that available
from IBM and open-source
projects. The choice isn't one or
the other because open-source
programs are incorporated into
some commercial products. For
example, IBM contributes to the
Eclipse community and then uses
Eclipse as the foundation for
the Rational Software Delivery
Platform. IBM is also building
its Jazz* project for collaborative
development on Eclipse.
As is the case with most
software projects, the
responsibility to make the right
choice lies with the organization's
team. Choosing proprietary
licensed, open source or a
mix of both depends on the
technical and cultural fit, among
other factors. It's best to do the
necessary analysis by identifying
details such as fit, adoption
costs, testing requirements,
implementation approach and
skill requirements to identify a
few considerations. The article
"Choosing the Best Proprietary or
Open-Source Applications" (bit.
ly/1BBrA6O) can help get you
started. After analysis, a decision
can be made on how to move
forward into a new, flexible Linux
application.

Learn More
IBM Domino: ibm.com/software/products/en/ibmdomino
IBM Connections: ibm.com/software/products/en/conn
IBM Sametime: ibm.com/software/products/en/ibmsame
Jazz project: ibm.com/software/rational/jazz

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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Transforming today
IBM Perspective: Move at the speed of z
SHARE Outlook: Celebrating 60 years of people and enterprise computing
TechBits: A mixed bag for cyber security
Partner PoV: Take advantage of data virtualization to boost business intelligence
Trends: Workload-specific open-source solutions offer flexibility for success
Currents: IBM zEnterprise Systems leads in uptime and reliability, ITIC survey finds
R&D: Bluemix makes it easy to build applications securely and quickly in the cloud
IT Today: Is your infrastructure prepared for cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social?
Cover Story: Transforming IBM Systems: Senior VP Tom Rosamilia leads a technology sea change at IBM
Feature: Finding Insightful Information: IBM offers cost-effective solutions to keep mobile analytics on the mainframe
Feature: Propel Your Cloud Infrastructure: Transformational IBM Spectrum Accelerate brings software-defined high-function storage
Tech Showcase: Today's flexible training options fit time and budget constraints
Administrator: How IBM zHyperWrite improves performance
Solutions: Alignia; Intelligent Capping for zEnterprise; MegaCryption 6.4.1; JES2RSS; zOSEM 6.2; SecureData z/Protect 4.3.0; DR/DFI 4.5
Stop Run: An IBM Distinguished Engineer bonds with his family while visiting US historical sites
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Editor's Desk: Transforming today
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - IBM Perspective: Move at the speed of z
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - SHARE Outlook: Celebrating 60 years of people and enterprise computing
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - TechBits: A mixed bag for cyber security
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Partner PoV: Take advantage of data virtualization to boost business intelligence
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Trends: Workload-specific open-source solutions offer flexibility for success
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Currents: IBM zEnterprise Systems leads in uptime and reliability, ITIC survey finds
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - R&D: Bluemix makes it easy to build applications securely and quickly in the cloud
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - IT Today: Is your infrastructure prepared for cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social?
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Cover Story: Transforming IBM Systems: Senior VP Tom Rosamilia leads a technology sea change at IBM
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Feature: Finding Insightful Information: IBM offers cost-effective solutions to keep mobile analytics on the mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Feature: Propel Your Cloud Infrastructure: Transformational IBM Spectrum Accelerate brings software-defined high-function storage
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Tech Showcase: Today's flexible training options fit time and budget constraints
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Administrator: How IBM zHyperWrite improves performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 50
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Solutions: Alignia; Intelligent Capping for zEnterprise; MegaCryption 6.4.1; JES2RSS; zOSEM 6.2; SecureData z/Protect 4.3.0; DR/DFI 4.5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 54
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 55
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Stop Run: An IBM Distinguished Engineer bonds with his family while visiting US historical sites
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
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