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Executive Summary

Cloud computing is revolutionizing I/T processing by providing a fast, simple, and inexpensive means to provision computing resources for a variety of key applications. Within System z there are several cloud initiatives that should allow us to influence emerging markets and environments with mainframe cloud installations for future growth opportunity. These are: Data Cloud - an internal project designed to make the IBM internal account a data cloud showcase featuring the strengths of the mainframe for data centric services, which can be used to jump start private cloud sales through an arms dealer approach and influence future cloud spending. The internal account project leverages IBM's Cognos investment, offered as centralized and standardized BI services in the cloud.

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