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FROM THE CONTENT DIRECTOR

The Big Redesign Unveil

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ith this issue of IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z, we're unveiling our new look and feel. While there
was nothing "wrong" with the previous design, magazine designs tend to get a little stale after a
few years. In this case, it had been five years, so it was time for a new look that
reflects the modern magazine reader.
Redesign forces the editorial and design staff to rethink the organization of a publication, the purpose
of its various sections and subsections and the way the magazine functions for a reader.
Magazine design probably isn't something you think about very often, nor should you. As a reader,
I don't think about the design until my favorite publication launches a redesign and I get the opportunity
to rediscover the pages anew. As you page through this issue you'll see efforts to:
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Elevate the design to better reflect IBM standards. We're using the IBM color palette, the IBM Plex
font and IBM iconography.
Make the pages more flexible. We're easing readers in with a few shorter articles and content pieces
toward the front of the new Currents section and then diving in to some longer reads as the section
continues. No longer constrained by the need for each article to fill two pages or three whole pages, the
articles flow more easily from one page to the next. The same holds true for the Techbits section in the
back of the publication.
Increase the synergy between print and online. We have so much great content online that our print
and digital magazine readers don't always see. The same holds true for those who only visit our website
(ibmsystemsmag.com). Many of our articles are now truncated in print with a link that takes you to the
website to read more. You'll also notice an On the Web section in Currents each issue. That will provide
links to important online-only content on our website as well as on ibm.com.
Increase the amount of technical content in the print/digital magazine. Our most recent reader
survey shows that you value technical content. We listened. The Techbits section in the back of the
publication will continue to include the technical content you are used to seeing. We are also adding an
Ask the Expert column, which, as the name implies, taps an expert to answer a reader question in each
issue. The column debuts in the January/February 2019 issue.
0$!(ÈÉÃ(%'ÄÃÇ'É%Ã&!Ã%!)Ã)É ÃÄÃ%"ÉÇ®ÃÇÃ!" ! Ã%ÃÆÉ Ã(!ÇÉÈN You'll notice certain opinion
pages like IBM Perspective, Partner POV and our own welcome letter have a slight gray tint that reflects
the specific voice of the person who wrote the column.

The staff at MSP TechMedia, which produces the magazine on behalf of IBM, has been working on this
redesign for nearly a year. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you.
Let me know what you think by dropping me a line. Thanks for reading.

Evelyn Hoover // Content Director
ehoover@msptechmedia.com
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Room for imporovement
Currents: The big redesign unveil
Currents: ExxonMobil and IBM improce the mobile app user experience
Currents: 8 emerging storage trends of 2018
Currents: Solutions
Currents: Remembering Dr. John Ehrman: The father of IBM High Level Assembler
Partner POV: DevOps requires quality, velocity and efficiency to transform software delivery life cycles
Cover Story: Enabling opportunity: Get the most out of IBM Z with Secure Service Containers and a consumption-based pricing model
Feature 1: Skilling up: How Russell Tobin, Per Scholas and IBM brought new talent into the mainframe workforce
TECH Showcase: How to reap the full benefits of virtual tape storage, properly measure its performance and choose the right strategy for your business
Techbits: Banco do Brasil improves processes after migrating to the IBM Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS
Techbits: Multifactor authentication is a user-friendly upgrade to password-only systems
Beyond the Box: The mainframe Playground Education Initiative opens the mainframe to the next generation
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Intro
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Cover1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Cover2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 5
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Editor's Desk: Room for imporovement
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 7
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Currents: The big redesign unveil
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Currents: ExxonMobil and IBM improce the mobile app user experience
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Beyond the Box: The mainframe Playground Education Initiative opens the mainframe to the next generation
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 11
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Currents: Solutions
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Currents: Remembering Dr. John Ehrman: The father of IBM High Level Assembler
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Partner POV: DevOps requires quality, velocity and efficiency to transform software delivery life cycles
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 15
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Cover Story: Enabling opportunity: Get the most out of IBM Z with Secure Service Containers and a consumption-based pricing model
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 17
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 18
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 19
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 20
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 21
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Feature 1: Skilling up: How Russell Tobin, Per Scholas and IBM brought new talent into the mainframe workforce
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 23
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 24
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 25
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 26
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 27
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 28
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - TECH Showcase: How to reap the full benefits of virtual tape storage, properly measure its performance and choose the right strategy for your business
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 30
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 31
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 32
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 33
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 34
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 35
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Techbits: Banco do Brasil improves processes after migrating to the IBM Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 37
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Techbits: Multifactor authentication is a user-friendly upgrade to password-only systems
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 39
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 40
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Cover3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Cover4
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
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