IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2016 - (Page 14)

IT TODAY True ECONOMICS IBM helps clients make better decisions based on actual IT costs T rue IT costs are often difficult to determine, but they can quickly add up and impact the bottom line. Companies purchase inexpensive hardware to save money; however, over time the software licensing and labor required to manage an environment increases. And as sprawl happens, more networking, power, space and cooling are needed. Jim Utsler is a senior writer for IBM Systems Magazine and has been covering technology for more than 20 years. Enterprise servers may come with one bill with many zeros, but if clients add up all of their distributed IT cost items, they'll realize enterprise systems are actually more efficient and cost-effective. Cloud solutions also offer savings and provisioning agility over x86 on-premises data center solutions. 14 // JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 Quantify and Reduce IT Costs Total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses, such as those conducted by the IBM Eagle Team, are becoming increasingly important. The Eagle Team looks agnostically across all server platforms-IBM z Systems*, Power Systems*, other UNIX* systems, cloud implementations and x86 platform environments- to give clients a clearer picture of where IT dollars are being spent and to what effect. Objective Measures Since Eagle TCO studies were established in 2007, more than 800 have been completed. Many

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2016

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Ticket to revenue
IBM Perspective: Building on strengths in the API economy
Techbits: Watson watches your waistline
Partner PoV: IT departments must be ready for digital performance and availability requirements
Focus on Storage: The IBM System Storage DS8880 family meets current and future data demands
IT Today: IBM helps clients make better decisions based on actual IT costs
Cover Story: The Digital Transformation: Fueled by IBM middleware, the API economy is poised to help clients drive more revenue
Feature: Continuous Development: Getting started with DevOps on the mainframe is like getting in shape - it's a personalized journey
HotTECH Products
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Stop Run: IBMer enjoys aerobatic flying to de-stress and improve himself
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2016