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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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