IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - September 2012 - (Page 48)

Snapshot Meet your peers Enselman Books Through Application Modernization PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRIS LAKE The biggest challenge my data center faces today is providing quality solutions in a timely manner; there’s always more work than resources and more testing than time. The trends affecting my work are agile development and rapid deployment schedules. The next big thing for my business is staying current. We are about two-thirds of the way through modernizing our entire application system. I ended up in IT after a good friend, now my husband, was listening to me complain about my job as a billing clerk for a law firm and said, “You should do this.” In 1997, if you had a pulse and could spell RPG, you could get a job. The innovation that has made the biggest impact on my life is highspeed Internet and affordable networking technology that lets me work from home for a great company and still raise my family in Chicago. If I weren’t in IT, I would be a professional gift wrapper and organizer. My favorite activity outside of work is reading. The best movie I’ve seen recently is “Life as a House.” I love the concept of accomplishing something you spend years preparing for. My favorite part of the day is when my husband comes home and the kids greet him as if he was gone for years instead of hours. My guilty pleasure is watching reruns of “Law and Order” while eating Oreos. The geekiest thing I’ve ever done is bought and read every “Star Wars” novel written—almost 100 of them. If I were stuck on a deserted island, I’d want my family and an encyclopedia. My greatest mentors are my husband, Drew, and Mike Pavlak. NAME: Yvonne Enselman, CTAL-TA TITLE: Testing and deployment analyst // COMPANY NAME: Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co. COMPANY FUNCTION: Insurance provider for churches and related ministries // HQ: Fort Wayne, Ind. YEARS IN IT: 16 48 SEPTEMBER 2012

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

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - September 2012
Editor's Desk: It's the Economy, Genius
IBM Perspective: Myths and Truths About Cost
Dashboard: Big Bang to Big Data; A Wooden Light Bulb?; CEOs Going Social; Bubble 'Bots
Insider: Virtualization Blends the Best of Disk and Tape
Case Study: Mobile Defender: Jacksonville Public Defender's Office better serves clients with document imaging and mobile access
Cover Story: A Pivotal Position: CFOs link up with CIOs to move business forward
Feature: A New Lease on Your Business Life: Analyst Cal Braunstein offers economic perspective and advice
Focus on Storage: Store More Data With New Real-time Compression Technology
Next: Biometric Identifiers Will Soon Allow CIOs to Worry Less About Authentication Issues
FYI: Hot, Warm and Cold Data Find a Home With Storage Groups
Solutions: SafeNet/i; STORServer Backup Appliance; Robot/SCHEDULE Enterprise; SignHere 1.3.3; Double-Take for AIX 4.0; Presto 4; ARCAD 8.15; Compleo Designer; JD Edwards World A9.3; Change Tracker
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Snapshot: Enselman Books Through Application Modernization
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
Women in Technology
Publisher's Letter: Leaders in Technology
CIO Jeanette Horan steers Big Blue into newly charted waters
FIDM's Roxanne Reynolds-Lair explains what makes her tick
IT is right where IBM's Zarina Stanford wants to be
Technology runs in the blood of zNextGener Kristine Harper
Susan Gantner works magic as a programmer and educator
Kirsten Craft enjoys taking on the challenges that come with an IT position
On the Move: These women have also pursued notable IT careers
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IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - September 2012