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Alfredo (Freddie) Mendoza is an IT Specialist in the Solution Enablement Group within the IBM Systems and Technology Division with more than 19 years in Application Architecture and Management. His current work involves working with Independent Software Vendors to port and migrate their applications into IBM cross platform operating systems offerings. Prior to his current position, Mr. Mendoza worked in IBM’s Global Services, AIX Kernel development organizations and worked as an independent consultant for different software development organizations. Mr. Mendoza has authored and co-authored several patent invention publications on “thread management,” and “software algorithms”. He is the author of the “Introduction to Utility Computing” book and co-author of “Design of an Enablement Process for on demand applications” in the Utility Computing Issue of the IBM Systems Journal.

Chakarat Skawratananond, PhD, is currently a technical consultant in the IBM eServer Solutions Enablement organization, where he provides technical assistance to software vendors to bring their applications to IBM POWER processor-based systems running AIX and Linux. He has 10 years of experience in Unix software development and has published several articles related to software migration, and performance tuning. He holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Artis Walker is a consultant in the IBM Solutions Development group. He provides assistance in porting software vendors' applications and databases to pSeries servers running AIX® and Linux on IBM POWER™. Artis has more than 15 years' experience working on both Microsoft® Windows® and UNIX® platforms, including AIX and Sun™ Solaris™. He has extensive software development experience in IBM DB2 Universal Database™ (DB2® UDB), ORACLE, ODBC, JDBC™, C, C++, and Java™. He has published numerous tutorials and articles on migration and performance tuning on AIX and DB2. In addition he is the originator and main author to a series of articles titled “IBM Embraces Open Source” which highlights various open-source solutions and there operability and set-up on AIX and Linux on Power platform. He holds a BA in Computer Science from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.