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women in Leaders in Technology A t the end of last year, our sales and editorial departments met to discuss topics for prospective special supplements in 2012. Numerous themes were debated; the less popular ideas were jettisoned to the dustheap and more favorable subjects rose to the top. The idea of producing a special supplement focusing on women working in the technology sector proved to be the favorite. Our sales and editorial teams are, on the whole, a seasoned bunch. These two groups have worked with customers, IBMers and business partners for well over a decade. This team has attended hundreds of industry conferences and events. They’re acutely aware that the technology industry is numerically dominated by men. But they also know many successful women who work in the high-tech field and are passionate about their profession. We thought it was high time to give these women their due. To that end, we created the Women in Technology special supplement to celebrate a small subset of the many women we regularly work with in this fast-moving industry. I believe it effectively achieves that objective. However, as I sat down and read through the various articles, I quickly realized this supplement does more than celebrate women in technology. Granted, these articles focus on women, but once you move past the superficiality of gender, this special supplement ultimately becomes a blueprint for professional success. You could easily take the experience and advice these women articulate and transfer it to any industry. For example, when Roxanne Reynolds-Lair from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) was asked, “What message would you send to young girls considering IT careers?” she said: “I would tell them to believe in themselves, to not be intimidated or overpowered by other people’s opinions. Seek out and indentify people you respect. Endeavor to emulate the traits you admire.” It was exciting for us to plan and create this Women in Technology special supplement, however, the finished product is even more gratifying. Am I subjective? Guilty as charged. But I have a hunch you’ll find the personal accounts in this supplement transcend gender. Collectively, they provide a roadmap for success and an example of substantive leadership in what has become a global and ever-changing business environment. Enjoy. Doug Rock, Publisher IBM Systems Magazine W O M E N II N T E C H N O L O G Y WOMEN N TECHNOLOGY SEPTEMBER 2012 SEPTEMBER 2012 5 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