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PARTNER PoV INTEGRATION'S Importance IBM z Systems clients must manage existing and emerging assets together to get the most value T he challenge is perpetual: Enterprises must continually bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies. Organizations that depend on the IBM z Systems* mainframe have a unique perspective on this dynamic. Russ Teubner is CEO and co-founder of HostBridge Technology. Their mainframe is vitally important, housing applications and data assets that have driven business operations for decades, and they feel constant pressure to extract the highest possible value from the platform. At the same time, innovative technologies continually demand adoption. Years ago UNIX* and Windows* systems joined the IT mix. Then it was the World Wide Web. Today it's mobile, cloud, big data and analytics. Tomorrow it could be the Internet of Things. Managing Existing and Emerging Analyst firm Gartner offers a conceptual model illustrating how business realities often drive the existing-emerging dynamic. Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy ( id/1923014) describes systems of record, systems of differentiation and systems of innovation. Virtually every enterprise relies on one or more systems of record, core enterprise platforms such as the mainframe running critical applications and databases. Proven, trusted, often representing decades of investment, systems of record are the enterprise backbone. Additionally, organizations look to newer technologies to move ahead of competitors. Such systems of differentiation might include automation systems that streamline customer service or unified front-end applications providing employees with access to systems enterprisewide for greater productivity and efficiency. Many NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 // 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015
Table of Contents
IBM Perspective: Opening new options for real-time analytics
Editor's Desk: Predictive analytics enhances purchases
Infographic: Breaking down the mainframe skills gap
Partner PoV: IBM z Systems clients must manage existing and emerging assets together to get the most value
Focus on Storage: The IBM Spectrum Storage family of software-defined solutions simplifies storage management
Currents: Architect real-time analytics into operational systems for competitive advantage
Cover Story: Dynamic Spark: IBM brings the Apache project's analytics power to Linux and z Systems servers
Feature: Personal Shopper: Retailer optimizes analytics to drive a more customized client experience
Tech Showcase: In a roundtable, distributors discuss how IBM LinuxONE enables flexibility for users
Tech Corner: Runtime Diagnostics and Predictive Failure Analysis V2.2 improve z/OS availability
Solutions: Strobe 5.2
Stop Run: IBMer volunteers time to educate people about malaria and technology
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015