IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - March 2012 - (Page 40)

Snapshot Meet your peers James Horio Discovers the Art of IT PHOTOGRAPHY BY WINNI WINTERMEYER What’s the biggest challenge your data center is facing today? There’s enormous pressure to experiment with new digital applications while keeping the decades-old applications that support our business running. What will be the next big thing for your business? Helping staff choose technologies that help them but work within our structure. There are so many new things we can do; deciding which new technologies add to the visitor experience and improve productivity is critical. What’s your favorite IBM product, and why? Our IBM i server; its capability to run IBM i, Windows* and Linux* on one system lowers our total operating costs and lets us run a sophisticated IT shop with minimal staff. The reliability of the hardware lets us do better things with our time. For the last 11 years, our i platform has been up 99.9 percent of the time. What’s your favorite part of the day? When the sun is setting, I can watch its reflection on the hillsides and windows across San Francisco Bay. Who’s your favorite musical artist? Diana Krall; she has a great sound and is very easy on the eyes. Describe your favorite book: Espionage novels by Daniel Silva. The star is an art restorer, spy and assassin. I haven’t spotted him around our museum yet, but new security cameras are in place (tied to an IBM BladeCenter* server) so I’m ready. What superpower do you wish you had? The ability to make people happy even when their email is down. Who’s been your greatest mentor? My father; we spent a lot of time together at sporting events and in Boy Scouts. He taught me how to repair things around the house, helped me with my homework and made sure I had every opportunity to be successful. I miss him a lot. NAME: JAMES HORIO TITLE: IT director // YEARS IN IT: 33 // COMPANY NAME: Asian Art Museum HQ: San Francisco // COMPANY’S FUNCTION: One of the largest museums in the Western Hemisphere devoted exclusively to Asian Art. “Basin” by artist Izumi Masatoshi 40 MARCH 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - March 2012

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - March 2012
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Want to Get Engaged?
Dashboard: Temporary Moons? - Smart Clothing Untapped Power Source - Why We Unfriend
FYI: As IBM i 5.4 Support Ends, IBM Advises Moving to 7.1 Now
Case Study: A Cool Solution: Behler-Young beats the heat of the disaster recovery with SPHiNX
Cover Story: Flattening the World: Businesses adopt social tools to improve effectiveness and efficiency
Feature: Over-the-Fence Conversations: IBM puts down the megaphone to engage individuals
Next: IBM Researchers Work on New Ways to Combat Life-Threatening Bacteria
Solutions: PASSPORT Host Integration Objects - GammaSoft Executive Suite - Attunity Replicate - LANSA Data Sync Direct Version 6.7 - SPHiNX 8.1 - AIX Health Check - Performance Navigator 15.1 featuring EXPO - Coda Financials -Destination: Control Version 12 - Xcase Modernize-DB V9.1
Advertisers' Index
IBM Perspective: The Wisdom of Crowds
Snapshot: James Horio Discovers the Art of IT
Reference Point - Global events, Education, Resources of Power Systems

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - March 2012