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NAME: Manfred Sielhorst TITLE: CEO COMPANY NAME: Sielhorst iT Beratung COMPANY'S FUNCTION: Consulting on technology
integration HEADQUARTERS: Darmstadt, Germany YEARS IN IT: 28
If I weren't in IT, I would
The trend affecting my work
is math, real programming
languages and standards such as
Algol, Lisp, C, RPG, Java*, SQL,
XML and LaTeX.
The next big thing for our
business will be launching a
community for POWER* students
in Germany/Europe to create
engagement with alumni already
working in IT.
My guilty pleasure is
If money were no object, the
one thing I'd purchase is health
for my family and financing a
center of scientific research on
better integrated technologies.
I ended up in IT when I studied
math until I decided that the
most impacting area is IT, where
I was able to visualize complex
situations such as chaos theory
or evaluate complex equations
by reducing dimensions of the
My favorite musical artist is
Freddie Mercury, lead vocalist
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The best movie I've seen
recently is "Lord of the Rings."
The business skill I'd most like
to acquire or improve is doing
The superpower I wish I
had is to fly and see the world
like an eagle.
The geekiest thing I've ever
owned is a mobile AS/400 for
presenting ERP solutions. It
still works even though it's from
1996. Sometimes, I check on
it just to make sure the noisy
heater still works.
The favorite part of my day is
breakfast outside on the terrace
in my garden.
The biggest challenge our
data center is facing today
is making the choice between
Linux* and IBM i on POWER or
running applications in PASE.
I've been working with students
at the local university on this
very topic for the past seven
years. While both options work
natively with Db2* for i, they have
different impacts on application
performance, file system access,
network traffic and methods for
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