Are you a mainframe executive or professional who wants to influence the next era of mainframe technology? On May 18th, BMC launched its 12th Annual Mainframe Research Survey. This survey is one of the largest in the industry, reporting on some of the most important mainframe usage trends. This year, we hope to get more than 1,500 mainframe … [Read more...]
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Imagine you are Lead Counsel for a large insurance company and you find out that the images and recordings that you need for your important court case have vanished. Your CIO informs you that thousands of images, recordings and other vital data are lost! Missing. Unretrievable. If you store this type of data in DB2 for z/OS, you could be facing … [Read more...]
The Central Canada Users Group conference is almost here folks. We are just weeks away from one of the best DB2 User Group gatherings of the year. You don’t want to miss it! Vibrant DB2 professionals from the region and beyond will be gathering to discuss their advances, innovations, and discoveries in the DB2 space. BMC is honored to be … [Read more...]
Magic happened with DB2 at IDUG NA in Disneyland IDUG NA was held in a magical locale this year – Disneyland in California. In keeping with the location, lots of fun and childish enthusiasm was on display. Whether in sessions, on the Expo floor, networking with peers, after hours in the Disneyland parks, or at the IDUG wrap up party (co-hosted by … [Read more...]
IT best practices help businesses improve their services and security while maximizing the value of their investments. This roundup covers best practices from cloud to mainframe and beyond. According to Gartner, an IT best practice is “a group of tasks that optimizes the efficiency (cost and risk) or effectiveness (service level) of the business … [Read more...]
“What? Are you crazy? Of course it is,” says a little voice in your head. Maybe you will stop reading at this point, but if you want to know how to pay 20% less on your IBM MLC bill next month, with no application changes—all while maintaining your current software stack, I encourage you to read on. The usage-based mainframe MLC pricing model … [Read more...]
According to Pew Research, about 4 in 10 U.S. adults have expressed their feelings on social media platforms – like Facebook and Twitter – about the products and experiences they received from companies. About 86% have done so after a positive experience and 77% after a negative one.1 Social media impacts purchasing decisions. If your digital … [Read more...]
IDUG North America is almost here folks. We are just six weeks out from one of THE premier DB2 events of the year. You don’t want to miss it! IDUG is made up of the most vibrant group of DB2 professionals worldwide. It’s a great way to grow and retain new talent as well! If you are looking for a way to bring on the next generation of DBAs and get … [Read more...]
Mainframe MLC pricing can be complex. The reason lies in the fact that the pricing models have evolved over many years. Different customers have various needs, and with those needs come new ways of handling how software is charged. As you know, MLC pricing models are high in number, with new models being introduced quite often. One of the most … [Read more...]
Almost every job interview I have had in my mainframe career included being asked “How do you embrace and handle change?”. The answer, if I wanted to be considered for the position, was typically something along the lines of “Change is a constant and I embrace it. I strive to be an agent of positive change in any organization I am part of,” or … [Read more...]