John Barry

John Barry

John Barry has more than 15 years of DB2 experience, dating back to V5 of DB2 and every subsequent version since, including DB2 11. He began his career in DB2 at CDB Software as a technical support representative. Over the years at CDB, he served as Technical Support Manager, pre-sales specialist, and VP of Marketing. He is now Sr. Mgr, Solutions Marketing at BMC Software for the Database Solutions for DB2. John is a regular speaker at area user groups around the country and has worked with DB2 installations around the world on their automation strategies for DB2 data management.

How Innovative is your Mainframe Vendor?

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Mainframe IT should be asking themselves some very important questions: Do my vendors understand the challenges I am facing? Is my vendor as dedicated to z Systems the way my company is? Is my vendor keeping up with my business? Is my vendor innovating for me or just milking my contract? The answers to these questions unfortunately … [Read more...]

Can Your Mainframe Keep Up With Digital Business?

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Mainframe IT should be asking themselves some very important questions: Do my vendors understand the challenges I am facing? Is my vendor as dedicated to z Systems as my company? Is my vendor keeping up with my business? Is my vendor innovating for me or just milking my contract? The answers to these questions unfortunately are not … [Read more...]

DB2 Data Flood Emergency Planning 101

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If you’ve ever experienced being caught in a flood, you may be familiar with the devastation that can happen if you’re not prepared. In cities, for example, streets can suddenly turn into rivers. Basements can overflow and become death traps. In those critical situations you may have enough time to move to higher ground and safety if you pay … [Read more...]

Recovery – Your Insurance Policy for Data Management

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You wouldn’t buy a car or home without insurance. It’s required and you also need the protection in case of a disaster – a fire, an accident, or other problem. Failure to purchase a policy could have disruptive and negative consequences. You’d lose time and money and it would be very stressful. Now, take that same insurance concept and apply it … [Read more...]

BMC Software at IDUG Technical Conference in Austin

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Howdy y’all! It's IDUG time! And this time its in the BMC backyard!  BMC is thrilled to once again be a Platinum Sponsor of IDUG NA 2016 in Austin, Texas – home of the BMC R&D team. The IDUG Technical Conference will take place May 23-26 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.  IDUG is a great opportunity to see the latest technological … [Read more...]

DB2 Deep in the Heart of Texas!

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DB2 on z Systems is alive and well in Texas and the partnership between BMC Software and Compuware is continuing to bear fruit for our customers! We are very pleased to announce that together BMC and Compuware will be sponsoring a DB2 swing through the Lone Star State as we partner to present HOTDUG – Heart of Texas User Group in Austin, Dallas and … [Read more...]

Think You Can Avoid the Digital Tsunami? Think Again

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The explosive growth of data in the digital enterprise can hit your organization like a tsunami so you’d better be prepared to avert a disaster. Tsunamis, as you may know, are massive tidal waves, usually caused by earthquakes, volcano eruptions, and landslides. The destruction can be far reaching and long term. Just like a tsunami in … [Read more...]

Another successful IDUG for BMC Software in Dublin Ireland

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BMC Software was proud to be a Platinum Sponsor at this year’s IDUG EMEA, held in Dublin, Ireland.  What a great event!  DB2 and the mainframe are alive and well in EMEA.  Hundreds of attendees joined us from every industry, Automotive, Insurance, Financial Services, Banking etc.  There were great sessions on DB2 tips and tricks and about the … [Read more...]

Digital Data Management: Seize the Opportunity

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Whether DBA’s know it or not, their companies are going digital. Take a look at your website and see if your business is promising customers “anytime access” or “mobile access” to the data you manage. If it is, whether you like it or not, you’re now part of the digital economy! The new digital economy revolves around the speed and availability … [Read more...]