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IBM is pleased to launch the latest PureSystems Video, featuring Alan Waite, expert of Integrated Systems here at IBM Australia and New Zealand.

If you’re spending most of your IT budget on maintenance, it doesn’t leave much for innovation. What if you could improve the productivity of your IT staff by up to 20 percent?

Watch Alan below explain how.

Download the brochure here

Learn more about PureSystems here

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Missed all the hype over the new zEnterprise EC12?

In this morning’s post, Ellen Carbarnes discusses what benefits the new zEnterprise systems can bring to your business.

 

It has been an exciting two years working towards the launch of the new zEnterprise EC12. More than ever, we are listening to and helping our clients meet their IT requirements to ensure they have the right platform in place to grow and succeed.

The new zEC12 comes with the fastest chip in the industry. The new 5.5 GHz processor chip can scale to over 78,000 MIPS in a single footprint. The zEC12 has a microprocessor design that delivers a boost for all workloads – enhancements that help eliminate tension between locks, enable better self tuning of runtime code and much more. Talk about end-to-end optimization: our hardware developers are talking all the time to IBM Software Group, so products like Java, DB2, PL/I, C/C++ and IMS are all getting a boost from these enhancements. And Java, CICS and Tivoli have all done Statements of Direction to deliver additional new function that will exploit the zEC12 in the future.

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Today’s post features Colin Parris explaining the ways in which businesses must be ready to meet the IT challenges of tomorrow. From Cloud Computing to Analytics and Big Data, to critical data Security concerns, Parris argues that we now demand a solution that goes beyond the “business as usual” approach.

Analytics, cloud, mobile and social technologies are leading the strategic direction of businesses today. But the dynamic nature of these technologies means we’ve moved past the days of business as usual. Every single slice of a company is touched by these innovations, from marketing and customer service to manufacturing and operations. And every company – in some way – has to become a technology company, whether it is to access health records, analyse traffic patterns or process thousands of retail purchases.

Business leaders, whether the CMO, CIO, CEO, or IT manager, need to remember that these cross-business, cross-industry technologies are only successful if there’s a stable IT infrastructure ready to support them. Without first considering the backbone of the business, all other efforts are in vain. The IT infrastructure that companies need in order to stay relevant has to be ready for what’s ahead, as unpredictable as it might be.

Smarter Computing is an approach that helps leaders think differently about IT and how they can use it to their advantage. More specifically, it’s about getting the most from cloud, unlocking the power of Big Data, and securing critical information and processes.

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September 18th, 2012
4:21 pm

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Here is the latest PureSystems Video, featuring Alan Waite, expert of Integrated Systems at IBM Australia and New Zealand.

If you’re spending most of your IT budget on maintenance, it doesn’t leave much for innovation. What if you could improve the productivity of your IT staff by up to 20 percent?

Watch Alan below explain how.

Download the brochure here

Learn more about PureSystems here

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August 31st, 2012
2:21 pm

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On 11th September, IBM in conjunction with local IT publication Computerworld, will host a live interactive broadcast event featuring IBM PureSystems experts Jason McGee and Alan Waite, and leading technology analyst Tim Dillon.

Since joining IBM in 1997, Jason McGee has developed a unique understanding of the requirements around driving business efficiency through IT optimisation.
In his role as the Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for PureSystems, Jason was key in the development of Expert integrated systems that combine the flexibility of general purpose systems, the elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance tuned to the workload.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See Jason in previous videos here .
Top Reasons to Attend :
• GAIN insights, intelligence and tools to simplify your infrastructure
• IDENTIFY what you can do right away and get answers to all your questions
• INTERACT with your peers; compare notes, seek advice, make connections
• TAKE HOME a checklist that you can immediately start using in your own infrastructure planning

The Speakers:
Jason McGee - Distinguished Engineer & PureSystems Chief Architect (LinkedIn | Twitter)
Alan Waite - National Manager, Expert Integrated Systems IBM A/NZ (LinkedIn | Twitter)
Tim Dillon - Technology Analyst, writer & presenter  (LinkedIn)
Watch him in action by registering and attending the 45-minute broadcast.

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Expert integrated systems fundamentally change the experience and economics of IT with built-in expertise, integration by design and a simplified experience.

Today, your IT must help you drive innovation and address new opportunities more quickly and more effectively. The expectation levels from customers, partners, employees and the leaders of your business increase every day. IBM PureSystems can help you meet these expectations—adapting to new requirements quickly, growing capabilities elastically while still meeting critical reliability and affordability demands. Explore these examples of how you can get started..

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August 23rd, 2012
12:38 am

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In this article, Steve Will discusses the underlying features and benefits of IBM PureSystems- the next steps in the journey toward a Smarter Planet.

Smarter Planet is more than a marketing message – it provides the framework for designing and creating answers to the questions we know our customers are facing, or will face soon. A key set of technology forming IBM’s answer to those questions has been previewed for the past several months – Expert Integrated Systems. IBM PureSystems is the family of Expert Integrated Systems.

Let’s get the biggest question out of the way first: Yes, PureSystems supports IBM i – or IBM i supports PureSystems – however you look at it. You can run IBM i solutions in either of the two PureSystems configurations: a PureFlex system, which is intended to be an infrastructure system in an IT organization, or a PureApplication system, which incorporates ISV solutions into the platform. Now that we know that, let’s get on to other interesting aspects of IBM PureSystems.

You can see the three cornerstone values of PureSystems in the picture above, and those values should sound very, very familiar to the IBM i users among us:

  • Integration by Design – Deeply integrating and tuning hardware and software
  • Simplified Experience – Reducing the complexity and shortening the amount of time it takes to get value out of your IT
  • Built-In Experience – Using the expertise IBM has built up over the years to capture and automate what experts do when deploying a complete IT solution

Those values, of course, are historically the same values IBM i has carried forward from our heritage.

  • Integration by Design – The “i” in IBM i stands for integration, after all.
  • Simplified Experience –The simplicity of managing our platform has always been a hallmark of IBM i, and it helps drive the world-class Total Cost of Ownership value appreciated by our clients.
  • Built-In Experience – From DB2 for i, which automates much of its own “care and feeding,” to using intuitive and automatic means to provide security to protect your data and your system, IBM i has built in experience from our developers and our partners over the years.

With PureSystems, these values are applied to a much larger, more comprehensive portion of the IBM portfolio. As IT shops grow, and become more integral in providing strategic value to their companies, they need their x86-based workloads to work better with their Power technology-based workloads. They need all of those workloads to use virtualization effectively to provide availability and reliability, while using their storage and networking in a optimal ways. PureSystems are designed to address those needs.

Applying traditional IBM i values to enterprise IT requirements as a whole involves every part of IBM, as I mentioned above. In some ways, it’s an evolution of what existed before, but in other ways, it’s quite a change…

If you want more detailed information on IBMs PureSystems, see here.

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PureSystems offers the flexibility of a general purpose system with the scalability of a cloud and the simplicity of an appliance.

It was not all that long ago that a company’s data – from customer information to supplier costs to financial transactions — was kept in a series of file cabinets at corporate headquarters. Over the course of the last few decades however, technology has delivered a world in which an ever-increasing amount of data – on everything from product tracking systems to social media sites — can be captured and stored and as a result, analyzed and understood in ways that were previously unimaginable. Fast forward to today when companies are successfully using data to increase sales, reduce risk and eliminate inefficiencies – in effect, becoming smarter and more agile.

But this agility comes with a cost. The collection, storage and management of the data itself has become unwieldy. “As businesses grow and change, and as technology advances”, says Tim Alpers, Systems Group Product Manager at IBM, “companies have developed a huge level of complexity within their IT environment. And that complexity has generated operational costs that are becoming impossible to deal with, in many respects.” In fact, according to IDC, more than 70 percent of IT budgets on average are spent on operations and maintenance. And an increasing amount of resources in the form of human capital is needed to deal with set up, installation, deployment and lifecycle management. The more data we collect and leverage to become smarter, the more time and money we spend to maintain it.

IBM has raised the bar and taken the idea of converged infrastructure to the next level by developing an entirely new category of solutions called “expert integrated systems”. This initiative prepackages hardware and software into one system that is both intelligent and adaptive. According to Peter McCaffrey, Director of Marketing for PureSystems at IBM, it was built on the idea of offering the “flexibility of a general purpose system with the scalability of a cloud and the simplicity of an appliance.” There’s no doubt that technology should exist to not only make life and business easier but also to innovate and push boundaries. In many ways, it comes back to the 70 percent of the IT budget that companies spend on mundane tasks like maintenance and trying to keep the lights on. Clearly IBM is obsessed with increasing that remaining 30 percent of budget that is left for companies to use for true innovation. As McCaffrey says, “We’re helping clients change that equation.”

See IBMs PureSystems Range Here

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June 12th, 2012
10:48 am

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IBM PureSystems combine the flexibility of general purpose system, the elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance tuned to the workload-fundamentally changing the experience and economics of IT.

With PureSystems, your staff will be able to focus on driving innovation for your business, instead of devising, testing and tuning custom integration solutions. PureSystems are built for cloud and “scale in” with integrated provisioning, elasticity and virtualisation that improves efficiency and reduces costs.

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June 10th, 2012
5:43 am

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Built-in expertise

Capturing and automating what experts do – from the infrastructure to the application – to make IT easy to deploy and manage.

Integration by design

Deeply integrating and tuning hardware and software in a ready-to-go, workload-optimised system.

Simplified experience

Making every part of the IT lifecycle easier with integrated management of the entire system and a broad open ecosystem of optimised solutions

Expert integrated systems combine the flexibility of general purpose systems, the elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance tuned to the workload.

 

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