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Editor’s Desk Inside this month’s issue Carl Nordman Remodeler extraordinaire IBMer Carl Nordman, quoted in the cover story on page 20, is an accomplished home improvement DIYer. He recently remodeled his master bathroom for less than $4,000 after professionals’ estimates came in around $15,000 for the same work. He also invests in and rehabs bank-owned properties with some partners. The team seeks to help people displaced by the housing crisis. It’s the Economy, Genius ampaign strategist James Carville popularized the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid” during Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, and today—with another U.S. presidential election looming—it’s being tossed around by the media again. The economy is a top concern for everyone; it’s not limited to the U.S. Around the world, governments and countries are facing the same challenges as IT shops—shrinking budgets but increased demands. I’m sure your business is not immune to economic concerns. We all want to make more money faster. Even in growth periods when my basic expenses are covered and I have money left over, I still want more—to buy a bigger TV, or the latest electronic gadget or a newer vehicle. CFOs—integral parts of the C-suite—hold the company purse strings and all roads for IT upgrades or additions run through them. This means CFOs and CIOs must work together, foster understanding and communicate well. In the cover story on page 20, two IBMers who worked with the IBM Institute for Business Value on the IBM CFO study provide insight on how CFOs are taking a more active role in IT decision making. C Jim Cortada Historian and book collector IBMer Jim Cortada, also quoted in the cover article on page 20, has written dozens of books on the history of IT and is a historian of sorts for IBM. The oldest IBM publication in his collection is from 1890. He’s also an avid collector of old computer books and owns thousands of tomes, some dating back to the 1930s. Cal Braunstein Dog lover Cal Braunstein, interviewed on page 26, loves dogs and has owned them since he was a kid. His current dog, Asia, hates the city. After a full week of living in New York City with Cal’s daughter and refusing to “do her business,” Cal took Asia back home to Connecticut where she dutifully “performs” twice a day. In the feature article, analyst Cal Braunstein makes a strong case for leasing technology instead of buying. He says you can do more with less in your budget when you continually upgrade a percentage of your data center every year. You’ll learn more about his research on the economic benefits of strategically refreshing technology on page 26. Also in this issue, learn how the Jacksonville, Fla., Public Defender’s Office saves money and provides more value to clients with a paperless solution (page 14) and how biometric identifiers could soon change your business (page 36). And don’t miss the Women in Technology supplement riding along with this issue. You’ll meet some impressive tech leaders. With a smart economic strategy and a strong partner in IBM, you can leave the negative name-calling behind and emerge with competitive advantage, making everyone think: “It’s the economy, genius!” Tami Deedrick, Managing Editor Contact Tami at PHOTO BY CRAIG BARES CONTRIBUTORS SEPTEMBER 2012 5

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
Advertisers Index
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
2012 Power Systems Buyer's Guide Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - September 2012