Alice Ma

Alice Ma

Alice Ma has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, working with customers and IBM's Business Partners to architect solutions, develop, test, provide advanced support, and more. Her areas of expertise include problem determination, performance/tuning, recovery, data governance, auditing, encryption, and so on for DB2. Alice has contributed her technical knowledge to the development of IBM Watson and DB2 10.5 Certification. She has authored a Performance and Tuning Redbooks publication, guides, tech notes, and white papers.

Reducing Mainframe MLC Costs Doesn’t Have to be Taxing

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It’s that time of the year again when many people are sorting through their expenses and income statements to help ensure they get all of the tax benefits they’re entitled to receive. These activities may include pulling together a lot of receipts and reports, examining spending trends, deadlines, and fees in order to gain greater visibility into … [Read more...]

The Race Is On. Get Your Mainframe Infrastructure Ready.

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If you’ve ever been in a bicycle race, you know what it takes to be prepared. You’ve got to train. You need to understand the course of the route in advance as well as predict and compensate for unplanned events (like unexpected rain and poor visibility) that could impact your success on this journey.  You also need to have the most efficient tools … [Read more...]

It’s time for SHARE: Don’t let Java on z “Eat You for Lunch!”

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Kick off your cowboy boots and join us at SHARE in San Antonio for a lively, interactive session Don’t let Java on z “Eat You for Lunch!”  Based on our BMC Survey, 98% of respondents told us Java development on the mainframe is steady or growing, so how is Java impacting your mainframe performance, availability and capacity? Java on z Systems is … [Read more...]

See What BMC has to Offer During SHARE

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We’re SHARE-ing at SHARE in San Antonio.  We’ve got eight technical sessions and an innovative lunch and learn session this year! BMC continues to invest in mainframe and Bring IT to Life on the z Systems.  We’re proud to be a silver sponsor at SHARE, supporting the technical community for over 10 years. Started in 1955, SHARE is the premier … [Read more...]

It’s 2016: Is your Mainframe Ready for the Digital Era?

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Our world has changed. Our lives have changed. Today consumers can pay for items at a store without even opening their wallet, book a flight and never speak to a single person, and deposit a check in their checking account without leaving the comfort of their home. As we continue to embrace technology, our day-to-day lives will change and we will … [Read more...]

Lighten Up! Lower Cost Mainframe Monitoring

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What do a mainframe and light bulb have in common? A lot. Think about the light that’s in your office. What kind of light is it? Is it a florescent, LED, or high-efficient light bulb? Why does it matter? Cost. Someone years ago realized that the cost of running a regular incandescent bulb vs. a high-efficient bulb is significantly … [Read more...]

Mainframe Performance and Digital Business: A Perfect Storm

Mainframe Performance & Digital Business: A Perfect Storm

By now, you’re quite aware that today’s customers are sophisticated, tech-savvy, and have very high expectations when it comes to performance and access. Consumers expect everything to be connected, everything to have voice control, and everything to be available—now. Every product and service is moving towards becoming digital, creating massive … [Read more...]

Mainframe Optimization: Your Performance Monitor Counts

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One of your company’s most critical assets is its performance monitoring solution. Today’s consumers never sleep; they’re always connected and require rapid, unprecedented response times. As a result, digital workloads are extremely disruptive and highly complex. Outages are no longer measured in hours because every second that your company’s … [Read more...]

Mind the Gap: You Are the Solution to the Mainframe Skills Shortage

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As technology continues to change the way we live day-to-day and as more companies drive to provide superior customer service, how is this going to impact your job and your company’s role in our new digital world? According to a Compuware survey of CIOs on the impact of new technologies and trends on the mainframe application environment, 91 … [Read more...]