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June 20, 2011 | Volume 6 Issue 11

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: Technology Focus: Tools for Tweaking Your System into a Higher Gear
FEATURED NEWS: IBM Study Reveals Midmarket CIOs Looking to Business Analytics for Company Growth, Innovation
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: New Version of Visual LANSA Offers More Tools for Web Developers
FORUM: Sending Log Files for Scheduled Jobs Through SNDDST
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Know Your iSCORE™! See the health of your IBM i with this FREE software!
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Feature Article - System Administration
 
Technology Focus: Tools for Tweaking Your System into a Higher Gear

No matter how well your systems perform, there are always ways to improve. Performance-management and capacity-planning tools help you find the best balance between high throughput and fast user-response time.

john_gristWritten by John Ghrist

Despite the reputation IBM Power Systems (particularly the IBM i) have for reliability, uptime percentages with healthy doses of nines in them aren't the only criteria for system efficiency. The actual amount of processing that takes place in a given period can be crucial, especially for enterprises with high volumes of business, large numbers of remote system users, and customers who regularly access your systems to gather information such as the status of their orders. System response time is an efficiency benchmark for internal and external users alike, and the most effectual use of CPU cycles is a statistic that IT management needs to keep optimal at the same time.


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Featured News
 
IBM Study Reveals Midmarket CIOs Looking to Business Analytics for Company Growth, Innovation

Eighty three percent of CIOs are investing in analytics to address the "Big Data" challenge while demand for cloud computing increases 50 percent since 2009. 

A new global study of chief information officers (CIOs) by IBM reveals that the top strategic technology investment over the next five years at outperforming midsize organizations is business analytics, with cloud computing emerging as the fastest growing technology area for CIOs.


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