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Biography

Jim Utsler

Jim Utsler

Jim Utsler, IBM Systems Magazine senior writer, has been writing for IBM since the mid-1990s. Over that time, he has covered myriad technological advances—and seen numerous IBM platform and magazine name changes. Although he currently focuses on customer success stories, he also writes articles of general computing interests and about new and emerging technologies.

He has also written stories for magazines as diverse as Automotive News, Electronic Commerce World and PGA Magazine. (A Google search for “Jim Utsler” will result in hundreds of samples of his published work.) Jim is also a freelance illustrator and the author of two currently unpublished novels (one a thriller about the early days of PC development).

Jim—a rabid Mac fan since he first purchased an Apple LC III in the early 1990s—has a degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, near where he currently lives. Although he doesn’t fly a maize-and-blue flag in front of his house, he can be heard shouting “Go Blue!” with Tourette’s-like enthusiasm even during the Wolverines’ off-season. While in school, he was a copy editor for Mathematical Reviews, an experience that taught him that math actually does make sense. His now, oft-repeated rebuke of himself is, “If I had been born smart enough, I would have been a physicist.”

When not putting fingers to keyboard, rooting for his alma mater, listening to NPR or grinding the gears on his old 1980’s convertible, he spends time with his wife, Deanna, and two children, Andrew and David, as well as other family members and friends. Now, if only he could find a publisher for his two novels…

Jim can be reached at jjutsler@provide.net.

Articles by Jim Utsler

Sabel Steel Goes Mobile for Accuracy and Time Savings | October 2015 | POWER

How IBM’s Work in Computing Is Being Used in Unexpected Ways | September 2015 | POWER

Thanks to Mobile Apps, Users Can Access IBM z Systems Services and Data | September 2015 | MAINFRAME

The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto Uses CAPI-enabled Power Systems to Improve Cancer Treatments | September 2015 | POWER

The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto Uses CAPI-enabled Power Systems to Improve Cancer Treatments | September 2015 | LINUX ON POWER

Western Illinois University Improves School-to-Student Interaction With More Eye-Catching Financial Aid Documents | September 2015 | MAINFRAME

Allegiant Travel Relies on Linux on Power to Stay Cutting Edge in Data Analytics | September 2015 | POWER

Allegiant Travel Relies on Linux on Power to Stay Cutting Edge in Data Analytics | September 2015 | LINUX ON POWER

The Internet of Things Has the Potential to Open Up New Data-Gathering and Analytics Opportunities for Businesses in Nearly Every Industry | August 2015 | POWER

IBM Research Is Working to Speed the Airport Screening Process With Safer Technology | July 2015 | POWER

IBM Research’s Memento Protocol Will Help Simplify and Secure Online Password Use | July 2015 | MAINFRAME

Vissensa Ltd. Deploys an IBM Enterprise Cloud System to Relieve IT Burdens | July 2015 | MAINFRAME

Together, NTT DATA, SAP and IBM Work to Bring Native SAP HANA Capabilities to Power Systems | July 2015 | POWER

Scandinavian House Uses Cloud to Improve Services for Both Itself and its Customers | July 2015 | POWER

Together, NTT DATA, SAP and IBM Work to Bring Native SAP HANA Capabilities to Power Systems | July 2015 | LINUX ON POWER


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