Bronna Shapiro
Do You Know the Way to San Jose SHARE?

For some reason, I cannot get the tune out of my head.  Written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and sung beautifully by Dionne Warwick.  Are you going to be at SHARE San Jose 2017 on March 5-10? We would enjoy talking with you while you are at the conference.   I promise there will no singing or humming! The world has changed significantly since 1969 when Ms. Warwick won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Performance, Female and later became a spokesperson for the Psychic Friends Network. Digital business is pervasive and the mainframe is right in the center of the action.  It is on the hot seat to deliver what customers are demanding – applications that are available all day, every day, with white-hot response times. The good news is that Mainframe IT has stepped up to this … [Read More]

Ode to the Mainframe – How do I love thee?

Today I am feeling romantic. In an odd sort of way…perhaps it’s more appreciative or idealistic about life, its blessings, our meandering paths, the path that brought me to Silicon Valley in the early 2000s, and the industry and technology that I have learned … [Read More...]

Modern Batch: Managing the Madness?

My previous installment in this series ranted about what is batch and how it still remains an essential discipline in computing. This time, I want to focus on the value of a batch approach for “modern” technologies like cloud, containers, microservices and … [Read More...]