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Building the next generation business applications

The cost and complexity of operating disparate IT systems spanning multiple platforms and organizational silos hinders a company's ability to effectively deliver new product and services critical to the business.

Because IT budgets are not increasing, innovation initiatives must be funded by cost reductions in the day-to-day management of core operations.

As a result, enterprises around the world are focusing on best practices that streamline both costs and processes to divert dollars and resources to new projects that result in new revenue generation and business success.

IBM zEnterprise System™ (zEnterprise™) takes a bold new step. For the first time, you can deploy an integrated hardware and software delivery platform that spans the enterprise, encompassing mainframe, UNIX®, and x86 technologies.

The new and enhanced software for zEnterprise helps:

IBM Rational® offers tools and best practices to help accelerate the delivery of new products and services leveraging the zEnterprise platform.

Simplify multiplatform development and deployment with new IBM Rational Developer for zEnterprise and IBM Rational Developer for System z. Realize significant productivity gains by leveraging a common developer desktop for z/OS®, Linux®, AIX ®, and distributed development.

Develop and test mainframe applications on a shared x86 Linux server with enhanced Rational Developer for System z Unit Test Feature. Free up mainframe development MIPS for production capacity.

Unify disparate software teams across a multiplatform environment with IBM Rational Team Concert. Lower your total cost of software delivery by deploying a common team infrastructure, enabling collaborative application lifecycle management for all platforms.

Take control of your business rules with new IBM Rational Asset Analyzer and IBM WebSphere® ILOG® Business Rule Management System integrations. Identify, extract, modernize, and manage business rules from mainframe applications for reuse, saving time and money.

Drive innovation with new IBM Rational Business Developer. New productivity tools and enhancements speed development of modern, Web 2.0-style business applications.

Optimize the performance of commercial and system program workloads, reduce your CPU cycles, reduce development effort, and maximize your IBM hardware investment using IBM compilers (C/C++, COBOL, PL/I). IBM compilers on System z are designed to complement IBM System z® processor architectures and leverage the latest IBM middleware.

Test drive IBM Rational Enterprise Modernization Sandbox for System z in the hosted, web-based environment, available 24/7 at no cost with guided "tinker, test, try" hands-on scenarios.

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