Chrissy Kidd
What is a Canonical Data Model? CDMs Explained
BY Chrissy KiddChrissy Kidd

The companies succeeding in the digital age are often ones that have improved their data integration – going beyond simply collecting and mining data. These enterprises are integrating data from various, isolated silos to harness the data into business intelligence that can drive vital decision making and improves internal processes. Data integration isn’t easy though, especially the larger your enterprise and the more software systems on which you rely. Then you consider the reality of most enterprise architecture: it is less often an intentional architecture and much more often a patchwork of various apps and ecosystems, from legacy systems to brand new tools. Some are built and owned in-house, while others rely on third-party vendors. More and more, companies need to share data … [Read More]

Linear Regression with Amazon AWS Machine Learning
BY Walker RoweWalker Rowe

Here we show how to use Amazon AWS Machine Learning to do linear regression. In a previous post we explored using Amazon AWS Machine Learning for Logistic Regression. To review, linear regression is used to predict some value y given the values x1, x2, x3, … [Read More...]

What You Need to Know About GDPR and How Control-M Can Help
BY Amir VashkoverAmir Vashkover

There’s been a lot of talk about the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation requirements and the potential penalties for non-compliance, but I thought it would help to provide you with some facts. Here’s 250 pages of GDPR information condensed into 10 … [Read More...]

Introducing ITSM + Multi-Cloud Discovery for the Mid-Market
BY Kellyann LanspaKellyann Lanspa

You already know how valuable your multi-cloud environment is for enabling innovation and agility while reducing cost and risk. Now you can get even more out of your hybrid infrastructure—higher service levels, fewer outages, better security—while simplifying … [Read More...]

Greatest Difficulties in Driving Digital Growth
BY Mike FlacheMike Flache

One of the greatest difficulties in driving digital growth is consistency. Your daily business must be geared towards digital growth for the long term. This is particularly challenging for managers and employees from traditional industries. Consistency may … [Read More...]

How Ready Are You For GDPR?
BY Roger HellmanRoger Hellman

Years ago, in preparation for graduate school, I had to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). However, my typical study habits consisted of drinking coffee and pulling all-nighters just before a test, and I took the same approach when prepping … [Read More...]

What is Code Refactoring? How Refactoring Resolves Technical Debt
BY Stephen WattsStephen Watts and Chrissy KiddChrissy Kidd

We’ve all been there before: it’s time to add one last function into your program for the next release, but you don’t have the time to make it just right – organized, well-structured, and aligned with the rest of the code. Instead, you have to add the … [Read More...]

What is Consumerization of IT? The State of Consumerization of IT in 2018
BY Laura ShiffLaura Shiff

In 2005, Gartner pronounced consumerization "the most significant trend affecting IT in the next 10 years." Here we are over 10 years later, and while the buzz about the consumerization of IT may have since died down, the effects of it have not. Although … [Read More...]

Customer Experience: The Incredible Shrinking Outage
BY David SchipperDavid Schipper

Take a small outage and make it smaller. IMS is used to manage high volume, high availability transaction environments that involve everything from package tracking, to online banking, to airline reservation systems, and even health care management. Common to … [Read More...]

Applying Patches for Meltdown/Spectre Vulnerabilities
BY Cheng Dong ZhaoCheng Dong Zhao

Since January 2, 2018, Intel CPU's chip-level vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre have been made public by the media, with nearly unprecedented coverage. Yet, even after nearly a month of full industrial chain efforts to fix the vulnerabilities, there still … [Read More...]

3 Secrets to Driving Mainframe Success in 2018
BY Tom VogelTom Vogel

Avoid the big tax payment due. It’s tax season, and we’re all trying to optimize to ensure we don’t get hit with a big bill at the end of another year. If you’re like me, I try to aim for the big zero—meaning I don’t owe a large sum in April, but I also don’t … [Read More...]