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Government

Banking
Founded in Genoa in 1483, Banca Carige Group (Banca Carige)
has grown to become one of the largest banks in Italy. Employing
almost 6,000 people across more than 650 branches, the
company serves 1.2 million banking customers and generates
gross operating income of more than 800 million euros.
To thrive despite intense competition, Banca Carige wanted
to develop a customer-centric approach to service delivery.
First it needed to gain a deeper understanding of customer
needs and desires. To do so, Banca Carige built an analytics
environment and a new mobile banking service with IBM
software on IBM zEnterprise* EC12 mainframes.
As part of its analytics deployment, Banca Carige also
migrated several marketing databases and applications from
distributed servers to the mainframe, and developed a new
campaign management data model using IBM Campaign
software running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux*. These
solutions are all consolidated on the zEnterprise environment,
making DB2* for z/OS* the sole data repository for analytics
and big data. IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS was also
added to speed up analytics and enables the bank to perform
queries using IBM SPSS* Modeler and IBM Campaign with
high performance and without incurring additional costs.
While the front end of Banca Carige's new mobile application
currently runs on Worklight* on Linux on the zEnterprise
platform, it hooks back into Web services running on
WebSphere* on Linux on the zEnterprise platform. Transactions
and queries initiated on the mobile channel are ultimately
processed through CICS* and DB2 on the mainframe.
By launching new mobile services, the bank was able
to meet changing customer demands while the proven
underlying technology accelerates deployment and reduces
risk. Consolidating to a single platform also helped reduce cost
and complexity.

Based in Exeter, Devon, England, Met
Office has been operating since 1854,
first providing forecasts for ocean-going
ships. When aviation became prevalent,
it expanded its portfolio to serve aircraft
as well. After World War II, Met Office
began using early computers to improve
its forecasting. In the late 1960s, it
introduced the first IBM mainframe to its
computing lineup.
Met Office continues to use the IBM
mainframe heavily. After analyzing the
cost savings and conducting benchmark
tests, the organization consolidated its
distributed Oracle instances to Linux
onto a pair of IBM zEnterprise 196s
(z196)-one for production and the
other for development, testing and
quality assurance.
Each z196 has 17 IFL engines, which
can support hundreds of virtualized Linux
instances, and the whole architecture
offers the traditional mainframe virtues
of massive scalability, very high reliability
and availability, and centralized
management.
Before consolidating the distributed
Oracle instances to Linux on IBM
zEnterprise, a total of 204 x86 processor
cores were allocated to Oracle. Now the
same workloads run on just 17 IFLs, a
12:1 ratio.
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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: An important note
IBM Perspective: Transforming travel end to end
Partner PoV: Maximize the platform's business value by addressing challenges now
IT Today: Infrastructure matters: Myth or truth?
Case Study: Turning Complexity Into Simplicity: Vissensa Ltd. deploys an IBM Enterprise Cloud System to relieve the IT burdens of its clients
Cover Story: Industry Importance: Applying disruptive technologies in a nondisrputive way helps mainframe clients achieve business efficiency
Feature: Security Notification: Mainframe companies must be proactive and educated in testing and protection, expert says
Feature: Industry Improvements: Clients from five key industries highlight what's possible with IBM mainframe
Tech Showcase: Businesses must look at the big picture to take advantage of analytics
HotTECH Products
Administrator: New technologies with the IBM z13 and DS8870 systems aim to reduce costs and improve resilience, scale and performance
Solutions: ARCAD- Anonymizer; FDRPASVM, MVT Vault, STEPLIB-Rx 3.1; Topaz, ISPW V4.4, Savvytest 2.1
Stop Run: 'Things just clicked' for IBMer looking for his path
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Editor's Desk: An important note
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - IBM Perspective: Transforming travel end to end
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Partner PoV: Maximize the platform's business value by addressing challenges now
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - IT Today: Infrastructure matters: Myth or truth?
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Case Study: Turning Complexity Into Simplicity: Vissensa Ltd. deploys an IBM Enterprise Cloud System to relieve the IT burdens of its clients
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Cover Story: Industry Importance: Applying disruptive technologies in a nondisrputive way helps mainframe clients achieve business efficiency
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Feature: Security Notification: Mainframe companies must be proactive and educated in testing and protection, expert says
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Feature: Industry Improvements: Clients from five key industries highlight what's possible with IBM mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Tech Showcase: Businesses must look at the big picture to take advantage of analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - HotTECH Products
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Administrator: New technologies with the IBM z13 and DS8870 systems aim to reduce costs and improve resilience, scale and performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Solutions: ARCAD- Anonymizer; FDRPASVM, MVT Vault, STEPLIB-Rx 3.1; Topaz, ISPW V4.4, Savvytest 2.1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Stop Run: 'Things just clicked' for IBMer looking for his path
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - SE3
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