In a recent item on the TechTarget website1, CA’s head of Corporate Strategy and Development inferred that the mainframe is a “slow growth market” and that CA was struggling to see how innovation could drive further growth for them - acknowledging that this was despite the fact that “.... it (the mainframe) was strategic to our largest … [Read more...]
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Christmas has come early to us at BMC with the arrival of our brand-new IBM z14! We couldn’t contain our excitement as we unwrapped the machine and started playing! We know that our goal to provide the most innovative, effective, and valuable solutions to our Mainframe customers will only be better served with this new arrival. To be an essential … [Read more...]
Having to respond to false alarms can be very frustrating for mainframe IT. Your staff may not have the time or the expertise to set new thresholds when they’re needed. The thresholds that have previously been set up – perhaps many years ago — may be outdated and inaccurate. This can cause IT to waste time and effort in tracking down alerts only to … [Read more...]
Mainframe managers are worried – they are staring at a significant skills shortfall that will hit them in the next few years if it isn’t already presenting problems. The experienced technical personnel who manage and maintain the Mainframe and keep our critical business functions running 24 x 7 are getting older and retiring. While this happens in … [Read more...]
The results from this year’s BMC annual mainframe survey are available, and they reveal some very interesting insights about our community and attitudes toward the platform. First, it’s obvious that the mainframe continues to grow - hosting more data, transactions, and databases again this year. And 91% of the respondents said that the mainframe … [Read more...]
Mainframes and millennials—is that an oxymoron? It doesn't seem like they are suited for each other but that's just one of the myths we've uncovered in our latest research. I'm sure by now you've heard it all – the mainframe is from another era, and won't be around for long; the mainframe is managed by a bunch of dinosaurs (that's just unfair); or … [Read more...]
Ingredients matter, whether it’s related to pizza or automated operations. I know that pizza and automated operations don’t sound like they go together, but read on and you’ll discover the connection in this relationship and the importance of having the right ingredients for a successful experience – whether it pertains to food or to mainframe … [Read more...]
For the computing world, the term “service” has taken on many different forms. Service Orientated Architecture, Software as a Service, and many others have changed the way we view the computer world. In its simplest form, creating a computing service is simply decoupling service consumers from service providers. The service providers and consumers … [Read more...]
As I settled into my flight home, I couldn’t help reflect on all the wonderful, inspiring events that transpired this past week at IDUG EMEA in Lisbon. As per usual, the completely volunteer, user-based organization put on such a professional and informative conference it is no wonder that they have the loyal following that they do. From the … [Read more...]
Everyone talks about automation these days. In a 2017 survey of 1200 mainframe professionals, executives say improving availability and addressing skills issues are top priorities. We all know systems management is becoming much more complicated. In this survey, 69% of the respondents say they are experiencing increasing transaction and data … [Read more...]