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Transforming DB2 for the Demands of Digital Healthcare


Since 1893, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) has provided recovering, disabled, and chronically ill patients with expert, cost-effective care in their homes and communities. On any given day, VNSNY provides home- and community-based healthcare services to more than 30,700 recovering, disabled, and chronically ill patients. In 2016, … [Read more...]

4 Reasons You Need a Mainframe Cost Analyzer Solution


The most successful organizations across all industries are leveraging the mainframe for digital business. Mainframe digital business leaders are gathering and analyzing data to drive business value and financial performance. You might be surprised at the many ways that a predictive analytics tool for the mainframe could help you gain valuable … [Read more...]

6 Steps for Better Data Recovery Under GDPR


Compliance is a main priority for many executives. Financial services, insurers, government agencies and so many others must comply with regulations governing how they use and protect data. As more data enters through more sources, you need to look at all of the angles to safeguard your clients and protect your brand integrity. The General Data … [Read more...]

You’re Invited – The Premiere Db2 Event in Lisbon, Portugal


The colorful Moorish tiles, the friendly people, the warm weather, the seaside, and last but not least, the egg custard tarts await your visit to Portugal. BMC is thrilled to be a Gold Sponsor of IDUG Lisbon and invites you to join us at the premier European Db2 Conference October 1 – 6th. Our experts are leading 6 technical sessions including a … [Read more...]

The Z14 – Innovation and Trust on the Mainframe


Recently, IBM announced the release of the Z14 machine, marking yet another level of innovation on the Mainframe. In my mind, this is a testament to the ongoing vibrancy and relevance of the Mainframe as the platform for the digital age. To handle the demands of today and the requirements around 24x7 availability, performance, and security, the … [Read more...]

Sharing Best Practice: IMS Availability During Change


The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “The only thing that is constant is change”. He wasn’t directly referencing IMS databases, but he might just as well have been. You are being asked to convert from VSAM to OSAM; add a dataset group, secondary index, compression, segment, new randomizer; now convert to HALDB and make some fixed length … [Read more...]