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MAKING SENSE OF

Mainframe Priorities
FOR 2017 ...AND BEYOND
Research tells us that managing z/OS environments
in the next two years will be uniquely challenging
for a variety of reasons - not all of which are costrelated. The long-stable paradigm for CIOs and VPs
of IT groups at mainframe-equipped enterprises is
changing, forcing a re-look at priorities.
Budgets for mainframe staff, hardware, software, and
services remain relatively flat; but that doesn't tell the
whole story. Budgets for security- and compliancerelated initiatives and some other projects are going up.

TOP 2017 PRIORITY:
Connecting Big Iron to Big Data
Priorities for this year go beyond securing budget,
as one EU banking IT leader points out, "Budget is
not my top priority. Skills gap is Number One, along
with trying to get all legacy system data plus new
mainframe data plus distributed data to be combined
and useful together is my 'big data' challenge."
CEO, CRO and COO-related interest in any initiative
that generates insights that could drive future
revenue growth or competitive advantage has also
increased - and would free up new budget dollars.
Insights driven by Big Data via Splunk® continue to
be funded.
Such initiatives for mainframe enterprises include
streaming relevant SMF and other log data from
the mainframe into Splunk, to be correlated and
analyzed with like data from the distributed and
Cloud infrastructures.
Correlating all security SMF and other logs across the
enterprise in real time has also proven to be the right

answer for compliance auditors who see this kind of
SIEM (security information and event management)
solution as the way to meet their requirements.

MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUDGET:
Driving CPU Efficiency through Optimization
Of course, budget issues haven't gone away for
z/OS infrastructures, so these recent sentiments
from an EMEA financial services IT exec may sound
familiar: "Our region's banking is seeing creditcard transactions rise 10%-15% per year, plus card
processing fees are capped, so we've got new
requirements, but not in service of new revenue."
One IT services exec for a global enterprise adds,
"The fast-growing instant payment and mobile
workloads are an issue, and we've told IBM the
costs are too high."
Squeezing more work out of existing CPU usage
levels using high-performance sort and state-of-theart zIIP offload is an approach several global and
regional banks and insurance companies have taken
using Syncsort ZPSaver and MFX. It may be worth a
few minutes to see how much you can save.
On the topic of savings, there are tools that
can save you cycles and dollars with database
optimization (for DB2 and CA IDMS) and even with
network management. You may have options you
didn't know about!
Oh, and that impending "skills gap" issue. That isn't
going away on its own. So perhaps it's time to join
the others who finally found an efficient way to do
that IMS-to-DB2 migration.

To learn more about solutions for your mainframe and
"big iron-to-big-data" priorities, visit syncsort.com or
speak with your local Syncsort rep or reseller.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Loads of Options
Techbits:
Infographic: Your Route to Digital Innovation
Partner PoV: Ignite Innovation: Optimize Linux on z Systems with adaptation, analytics and collaboration
Currents: Great Gains: Hybrid cloud adopters gain competitve advantages
Focus on Storage: Storage in a Flash: Improve performance and efficiency with hybrid and all-flash storage
Cover Story: Mainframe Options: IBM z Systems supports modern languages, tools, optimization and processes
Feature: Unleash Business Applications: IBM Application Discovery unlocks new value and accelerates the adoption of hybrid cloud solutions
Tech Trends: What Keeps IT Leaders Up at Night? Cloud computing is cited as top priority
Tech Corner: Healthy Status: z/OS Health Checker features productivity and ease-of-use enhancements
Solutions: BoxScore II, H&W Computer Systems; CleverView for TCP/IP V9.1, AES; ISPW Deploy, Compuware
Stop Run: Data Points to Love: IBMer combines marketing, technology expertise to help others navigate online dating
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2017 Mainframe Solutions Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Table of Contents
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Editor's Desk: Loads of Options
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Techbits:
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Infographic: Your Route to Digital Innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Partner PoV: Ignite Innovation: Optimize Linux on z Systems with adaptation, analytics and collaboration
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Currents: Great Gains: Hybrid cloud adopters gain competitve advantages
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Focus on Storage: Storage in a Flash: Improve performance and efficiency with hybrid and all-flash storage
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Cover Story: Mainframe Options: IBM z Systems supports modern languages, tools, optimization and processes
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Feature: Unleash Business Applications: IBM Application Discovery unlocks new value and accelerates the adoption of hybrid cloud solutions
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Tech Trends: What Keeps IT Leaders Up at Night? Cloud computing is cited as top priority
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Tech Corner: Healthy Status: z/OS Health Checker features productivity and ease-of-use enhancements
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Solutions: BoxScore II, H&W Computer Systems; CleverView for TCP/IP V9.1, AES; ISPW Deploy, Compuware
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Stop Run: Data Points to Love: IBMer combines marketing, technology expertise to help others navigate online dating
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
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