IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - July 2013 - (Page Intro)

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - July 2013

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - July 2013
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Be adventurous
Techbits: Watered-down analytics
Partner PoV: Reimagining data protection requires due diligence and defense in depth
Case Study: Listen Up: Ufone uses advanced analytics to study and capitalize on customer behavior
Cover Story: A Grand Slam Solution: IBM serves up reliable and dynamic Web experiences for millions of sports fans
Feature: Embracing Disruptive Innovation: How open source, Linux and big data are changing business culture
Feature: Software- Defined Environments Make Computing Smarter: By adding intelligence to the IT infrastructure, enterprises become responsive and flexible, an interview with IBM's Arvind Krishna
R&D: IBM Research works on technology that will let smart-device users virtually touch
Solutions: Universal Cloud Services; CONTROLER and Elevated Authority Manager; Change Tracker; newlook Version 10; LongRange VR11; and Commerce Edition Mobile
Advertiser's Index
Snapshot: Samson Edokpayi
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2013 Power Systems Buyer's Guide Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - July 2013