IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010 - (Page 20)

Bergquist Inc. figures sales taxes faster with several clever solutions By Jim Utsler OST PEOPLE ARE USED TO PAYING a sales tax—whether state, local or both—on the goods they purchase. After all, what’s an extra 6 percent (like I pay in Michigan) on top of a 99-cent drink from a fast-food joint? (If you’re buying a car, well, that’s a different story.) Behind the scenes, that fast-food restaurant passes those payments on to state and local authorities—and must keep a thorPHOTOS BY JIM ROHMAN ough accounting of it. And when that restaurant, perhaps one of many in a national chain, has 1,000 customers a day ordering not just sodas, but also burgers and fries, it can become an arduous task to make sure all of its tax information is in order. 20 JUNE 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010
Table of Contents
On the Web
Editor's Desk: Play Ball!
Dashboard: What a Ride - 10:45 - The Heat is On - Caution: Words Not to Use
Insider: Electronic Document Management Can Improve Operating Performance
Date Display: Businesses Can Be Bolder About Ditching Documents for Digital
Case Study: Bergquist Inc. Figures Sales Taxes Faster with Several Clever Solutions
Keep Data Flowing: IBM Systems Director can Help Streamline IT Traffic
A Clear View: IBM Systems Director VMControl Reveals Virtualization Today, Clouds Tomorrow
Green with Envy: Syracuse University's Energy Efficiency Is Worth Coveting
Focus on Storage: IBM System Storage Easy Tier Tailors SSDs for Your Workloads
Next: A Capacity Leap Means Tape is Here for the Long Haul
Advertisers' Index
IBM Perspective: Turning Up Control
Snapshot: Christopher Sims, Clayton County, Ga., Water Authority
Reference Point

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010