IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - (Page 6)

EDITOR'S DESK PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTIE ENGEBRETSON ANDERSON Transforming Today T he first thing I noticed when I upgraded my 3-year-old mobile phone in January was how far innovation has come in that time. My new phone is by far the smartest device I've owned. It connects my location with my calendar and the current weather and traffic conditions to tell me when I should leave for an appointment and the best route to take. Having this incredibly smart device has quickly transformed how I organize my life. As expectations and requirements change, technological transformation is important to stay ahead and continue with innovation. Over the past 18 months, IBM Systems has been transforming to meet clients' demands and requirements. These changes allow IBM to focus on the areas where it can truly make a difference with innovation, says Tom Rosamilia, senior vice president, IBM Systems. "The world is changing and therefore we have to change with it," he notes. Read his interview on page 28. Mobile is a large part of that transformation. The IBM z13* is designed to handle mobile transactions and real-time analytics. On page 34 learn about IBM's cost-effective solutions that can keep mobile information on the mainframe. On the Bluemix platform, services and tools are brought into a single ecosystem. This gives users a place for innovation without having to spend time and money on infrastructure and software licenses. On page 21, learn how one IBM team built a mobile and cloud app to showcase how scattered assets can be exposed with a system of record. Storage is also transforming. Read how IBM Spectrum* Accelerate elevates software-defined storage on page 38. And Administrator on page 48 explains how IBM's new zHyperWrite* storage technology can improve logging performance. In Currents on page 19, read how IBM zEnterprise* Systems topped the reliability lists in an independent study. With how quickly innovation is coming to fruition, it's reassuring to know IBM is putting it at the center of the mainframe to help clients and consumers in day-to-day activities. Valerie Dennis // Managing Editor CONTRIBUTORS Amy Purdy Q Avijit Chatterjee Singing endurance Amy Purdy, featured in the Tech Showcase article on 43, has sung in various choirs since she was 12. She sang in high school-including a musical production-during college in the Penn State School of Music and now with a classical choir in Poughkeepsie, New York. She can also be heard singing in her car at the top of her lungs. The chart man Avijit Chatterjee, author of the feature article on page 34, can read stock charts like an astrologer reads a palm. Just for fun, he leads an investment club in the India Center of Westchester, New York, cultural organization. The 100-year chart of 10-year Treasury yield is his favorite. It shows time symmetry from 1946 to 2015, with the line of symmetry being at 1981. 6 // 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