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

Insider Insights from the industry Beyond Fighting Fires 7YVHJ[P]LÃZ`Z[LTZÃ THUHNLTLU[ÃJHUÃ Ã SLHKÃ[VÃZ\JJLZZ By Ray Wright attempt to answer thousands of breaking messages. What was he doing? Looking at the sweat on his brow, few could argue he wasn’t doing his best, or even his job. The worker himself might even define his activities as systems management. After all, if he didn’t check those messages, he’d never know if the system had generated a truly important message—the type that had the potential to bring down the network if he didn’t respond. Is that systems management? It might more appropriately be called firefighting. A better way had to exist for IT managers who’d found themselves L ong, long ago in a data center far, far away, a young IT manager spent his day running back and forth among six or seven green-screen consoles in a desperate 20 76 NOVEMBER 2010

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

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - November 2010
On the Web
Editor's Desk: Core Relationships
Dashboard: Walking While You Work - Photo-Cropping - Multitasking Distraction
Think Smarter: Smart Storage Solutions Let You Have it All
Data Display: All About Spam
Insider: Proactive Systems Management Can Lead to Success
Trends: Can You Move From IBM i 5.4 to 7.1? And Should You?
Case Study: How the HammockSource Saved a Ton of Paper and Improved Business Processes
HA Solutions With Depth: PowerHA SystemMirror is Integrated Down to the Kernel
The Benefit of the Bling: Are Solid-State Drives a Luxury or Necessity?
Focus on Storage: IBM Showize V7000 Offers Enterprise-Class Functionality in a Small, Affordable Package
Next: 3-D Chips Could Gain Depth to Keep Delivering on Moore's Law
Advertiser's Index
IBM Perspective: 2010 and Beyond
Snapshot: Love of Tech is in His DNA

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - November 2010