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EDITOR'S LETTER

SOLUTIONS EDITION AIDS
YOUR BUYING DECISION
I

EVELYN HOOVER
Executive Editor | MSP TechMedia
ehoover@msptechmedia.com

love the ease of shopping online. Just this morning, I reordered some grocery staples
and bought a new pair of shoes for my husband-all while wearing my pajamas and
sipping a cup of coffee. I knew exactly what brands I wanted so the whole experience
lasted about two minutes from start to finish.
But online shopping isn't my first choice in situations where I am buying something
new or I'm trying to weigh options among similar products in a particular category.
That's when a catalog is a handy tool. When I open a catalog, I can see items side by
side and make comparisons. For instance, if I'm looking for an orthopedic bed for my
aging husky mix, I can compare size, features and price easily. Once I've made that
initial appraisal, I often go online to gather more information before making the actual
purchase. In such cases, the printed catalog is a perfect companion to the internet
when it comes to making buying decisions.
To make the IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Solutions Edition, more like a print
catalog, we completely redesigned it this year. Several freelance articles covering topics
that are top of mind among readers anchor the edition. The print publication, which is
also reproduced in digital and in our apps, contains categorized listings from third-party
business partners and ISVs. So if you're looking for an application modernization solution,
you can page to that section and see a summary of some of the products available. For
more information on each solution, you can go to the seller's page on ibmsystemsmag.
com. By visiting the landing page for each vendor, you can read about the company and
find listings of all of its available products. All of this information, in one handy location,
is designed to help you make more informed buying decisions.
We also recognize that the business partner/ISV community also has a point of view
on trends that affect their industry. So we invited them to write thought leadership
columns around these topics. You'll see these sponsored advertising content pieces
sprinkled throughout the Solutions Edition.
We hope you like this new look and functionality that's designed to help you better
weigh the alternatives around z Systems hardware and software purchases. We also
hope you'll find the companion online Solutions Edition of further assistance to aid your
buying decisions. If you have any ideas to help make this edition more useful, please
let me know. My dog and are just patiently awaiting the delivery truck. His new bed is
scheduled to be delivered soon.

Evelyn Hoover

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition

Editor's Letter
Featured Products
Application Development
Business Intelligence/Analytics
Business Management
Communications and Connectivity
Database
Education
HA/DR/Backup
Hardware
Linux on z Systems
Mobile
Office Automation and Office Support
Performance
Security
Services/Consulting
Software Vertical Markets
Systems Management
Tools and Utilities
Web Development and Enablement
Business Necessities
Accessing Innovation
Constant Improvement
Secure From the Metal On Up
Handling Complexity
CM First Group: Application Development
DataKinetics: Database
MVS Solutions: Performance
Black Hill Software: Tools & Utilities
Compuware Corp.: Tools & Utilities
Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Editor's Letter
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Featured Products
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - CM First Group: Application Development
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Application Development
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Business Necessities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Business Intelligence/Analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Business Management
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Communications and Connectivity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - DataKinetics: Database
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Education
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - HA/DR/Backup
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Hardware
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Accessing Innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Office Automation and Office Support
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Constant Improvement
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - MVS Solutions: Performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Secure From the Metal On Up
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Security
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Services/Consulting
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Software Vertical Markets
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Systems Management
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Handling Complexity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Black Hill Software: Tools & Utilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Compuware Corp.: Tools & Utilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Tools and Utilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Web Development and Enablement
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE54
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE55
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