IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - November 2015 - (Page 34)

IT TODAY True ECONOMICS IBM helps clients make better decisions based on actual IT costs T rue IT costs are often difficult to determine, but they can quickly add up and impact the bottom line. Companies purchase inexpensive hardware to save money; however, over time the software licensing and labor required to manage an environment increases. And as sprawl happens, more networking, power, space and cooling are needed. Jim Utsler is a senior writer for IBM Systems Magazine and has been covering technology for more than 20 years. Enterprise servers may come with one bill with a lot of zeros, but if clients add up all of their distributed IT cost items, they'll realize enterprise systems are actually more efficient and cost-effective. Cloud solutions also offer savings and provisioning agility over x86 on-premises data center solutions. 34 // NOVEMBER 2015 Quantify and Reduce IT Costs Total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses, such as those conducted by the IBM Eagle Team, are becoming increasingly important. The Eagle Team looks agnostically across all server platforms-IBM z Systems*, IBM Power Systems*, other UNIX* systems, cloud implementations and any x86 platform environments-to give clients a clearer picture of where IT dollars are being spent and to what effect. Objective Measures Since Eagle TCO studies were established in 2007, more than 525 have been completed. Many

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - November 2015

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: No waiting
IBM Perspective: Changing the digital world
Partner PoV: Legacy RPG apps don't age well. It's time to modernize
Trends: Two Lab Services offerings benefit clients installing POWER8 servers
Case Study: Cutting Through The Fog: Sunstate Equipment Company increases operational visibility by modernizing a core application
Cover Story: Wait Less, Gain More: Transform to a digital business with new Linux systems
Feature: Innovation At The Speed of Business: Enhanced PurePower puts clients ahead of the pack
Tech Showcase: New Ponemon data breach study should encourage you to be proactive
IT Today: IBM helps clients make better decisions based on actual IT costs
Solutions: SQL/Pro 5.0; iSecurity User Provisioning; SourceMeter; iEventMonitor; SEQUEL 11
Snapshot: Terry Harmer
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2016 Power Systems Solution Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - November 2015