3 Secrets to Driving Mainframe Success in 2018

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Avoid the big tax payment due. It’s tax season, and we’re all trying to optimize to ensure we don’t get hit with a big bill at the end of another year. If you’re like me, I try to aim for the big zero—meaning I don’t owe a large sum in April, but I also don’t receive a huge refund (which means I’m an interest-free lender to the government). … [Read more...]

Trusting Automation in Db2 – You Already do Everywhere Else

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Whether we realize it or not, automation is starting to drive our world as we know it. While you are reading this, think about all the areas of your life that you already use automation. Do you have a Roomba that cleans your house? Does your car have adaptive cruise control or maybe even Pilot Assist? More than likely, you have a DVR to … [Read more...]

SHARE Sacramento Will Strengthen Mainframe Community

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Congratulations and a warm welcome to all of the mainframe professionals coming to Sacramento, California during the week of March 12th. The always insightful SHARE winter conference will be showcasing strong innovation and partnerships that help mainframe organizations maximize the value of their mainframe. This year, BMC will be providing … [Read more...]

GDPR, A Price Worth Paying?

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With all the focus on data privacy and the increased cost and efforts organizations are putting into it, do we really need ANOTHER piece of legislation to have to comply with? I’ve spent the last twelve months following the GDPR story. At first it was part of a simple presentation I was to give to some our executive customers, an example of … [Read more...]

The Network Troika – Security Availability and Performance

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2017 was a banner year when it came to security breaches, but not in a good way. It has been reputed that ransomware netted $2 billion, which is 50% higher than in 2016. Thus, security is top of mind for both businesses as well as consumers - and it applies to mainframes as well as to mobile computing. But this is not the only thing that keeps IT … [Read more...]

GDPR – Some data recovery implications (part 3)

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Why Do I Need to Repeat Recovery Testing for GDPR? As we saw in my last blog on recovery and GDPR, the relevant part of the regulation says a company must have: “…. a process for regularly testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of technical and organisational measures for ensuring the security of the processing.” When I first … [Read more...]

AIOps – Improving IT Operations

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When you get down to it, Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) is about embracing emerging technology to improve IT Operations. The technology is new, powerful, and can do VERY impressive work. In its most basic form, AIOps represents technologies targeted at making IT Operations run as smoothly as possible. It is a new twist on a … [Read more...]

Three Ways to Slash the Cost of Managing Mainframe Networks from BMC – An IBM Systems Magazine Webinar

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MainView optimizes mainframe systems management so you can improve performance and availability—at a much lower cost. MainView is intelligent, easier to use, and detects and solves problems faster than competing solutions. Come learn how BMC’s MainView Solutions can help you overcome some of the Systems Management challenges that are holding you … [Read more...]