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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 Jim is also a freelance illustrator and the author of two currently unpublished novels (one a thriller about the early days of PC development).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

IBM Research Looks to Simplify Cloud Connectivity and Lower Costs | December 2014 | POWER

National Flood Services Dramatically Decreases Job Runtimes by Moving to IBM Flex System and Flash Storage | December 2014 | POWER

Using Largely Off-the-Shelf Components, IBM Research Is Developing a Model for a Pizza-Box-Sized Data Center | December 2014 | MAINFRAME

IBM and Bon Appetit Put Watson to Work in the Kitchen | November 2014 | POWER

The Watt-Sun Program Is Poised to Improve Weather Forecasting for Solar Energy | November 2014 | MAINFRAME

IBM Is Investing $3 Billion to Advance Computing Technology | November 2014 | POWER

Tieto Demonstrates How Vendors and Consumers Can Benefit From the Cloud | November 2014 | POWER

IBM Design Brings the Best Minds From Engineering and Design to Create Products That Delight Users | October 2014 | MAINFRAME

International Copyright Enterprise Stays Atop the Music Industry by Looking Toward the Future | October 2014 | POWER

Using Largely Off-the-Shelf Components, IBM Research Is Developing a Model for a Pizza-Box-Sized Data Center | September 2014 | POWER

Using Largely Off-the-Shelf Components, IBM Research Is Developing a Model for a Pizza-Box-Sized Data Center | September 2014 | LINUX ON POWER

System z Is a Perfect Fit for the Growing Mobile Trend | September 2014 | MAINFRAME

Sicoob Saves Millions of Dollars By Virtualizing on the Mainframe | September 2014 | MAINFRAME

LeasePlan Information Services Uses XML and SOA to Improve Data Sharing and Integration | September 2014 | POWER

The Watt-Sun Program Is Poised to Improve Weather Forecasting for Solar Energy | August 2014 | POWER


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