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The System z offers an increasing number of cloud options. At a SHARE conference this past spring Erich Amrehn, IBM Distinguished Engineer elaborated on Cloud Computing with IBM System z. In his presentation, Amrehn focused on five cloud options: Solution Edition for Computing and Data Cloud, SAP Cloud, CICS Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and Mobile solution for z. And that’s not even mentioning the z-based IBM Enterprise Cloud System

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How old is your data warehouse? It’s a simple question and probably one you don’t think about much. The majority of production data warehouses are now 15 to 20 years old and are probably very transactional-centric. Over the years, you’ve probably remodeled “the house” more than a few times—adding some “rooms” and “upgrades” here and there. It’s starting to feel its age as more Business Intelligence (BI) requirements have been added, including mobile applications and specialized analytics. And more and more ideas seem to show up in your inbox every day, especially Big Data questions…

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IBM has announced it has been selected by Toyota Motor Corporation to build and design a new application development platform that will foster the creation of in-car services to improve the driver experience. The project is part of Toyota’s new telematics service, called T-Connect, and aims to accelerate application development and deployment as well as enhance in-car services that will shape the future of connected vehicles…

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In response to increasing mobile workforce trends, ASG Software Solutions today announced the availability of ASG-Mobius Luminist, allowing users to easily access corporate content stored in an ASG-ViewDirect® repository directly from an Apple iPad®. Not only does the intuitive app increase mobile workforce productivity by allowing anytime, anywhere access to information, but it also improves security and cost savings by ensuring content access through existing, approved IT systems…

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Some vendors are perpetuating the myth that SMI-S is not designed for performance management. Recently some of our customers asked a vendor to surface additional performance metrics through SMI-S. They received a response along the lines of: “SMI-S is not supposed to handle performance metrics; it is mainly for management. If you want performance metrics, you should buy our proprietary tool.”…

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