How Data Center Jobs Are Changing in the Age of the Cloud

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There’s been a lot of changes in the Data Center (DC) since the 1990s. We’ve seen the migration of in-house Data Centers to managed Data Centers run by managed service providers (MSPs). Managed DCs and in-house DCs are also migrating to cloud hosting environments where your applications reside solely on vendor machines running in the cloud, and you … [Read more...]

IDUG in Philadelphia – BMC was there

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Things have certainly changed since those days back in 1988 when a group of users, vendors, and consultants got together with IBM to create what became a worldwide Db2 user group. They called it the International DB2 Users Group (hence “IDUG” for short). The aim of the group was to be independent of both vendors and IBM and provide a mechanism for … [Read more...]

Introduction to Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine

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The Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine is almost exactly the same as Amazon Sagemaker. It is not a SaaS program that you can just upload data to and start using like the Google Natural Language API. Instead, you have to program Google Cloud ML using any of the ML frameworks such as TensorFlow, scikit-learn, XGBoost, or Keras. Then Google spins up … [Read more...]

What is IT Cost Transparency? IT Cost Transparency Explained

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As budgets for IT seem to be on the rise and the importance of a solid technology team only increases, more and more organizations are realizing the necessity of being honest about costs, both to stakeholders and staff as well as to consumers. For a majority of companies, expenses are the most common factor that influences IT budget decisions … [Read more...]

BMC Revs the Mainframe Innovation Engine

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The challenges facing a modern digital business can be numerous. From ensuring the security of your data to providing the best possible availability and performance, you have many goals to balance. You need innovative technology that keeps pace with the challenges, helps you address issues, and enables you to thrive. BMC has such a long-standing … [Read more...]

Service Before Self

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I recently attended the heart-thumping, adrenaline-pumping 133rd Passing Out Parade of India’s prestigious National Defense Academy (NDA), the iconic institute responsible for transforming our men to gentlemen. The NDA is an institute with a global brand of excellence in the sphere of military education across India’s armed forces—the Army, Navy, … [Read more...]

IT Management: The Beginners Guide

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Introduction Congratulations, you have been hired into your first IT Managers role! Now what? Most people in IT management roles have come up through the ranks in one of the technical teams. Oftentimes, individuals with exceptionally strong technical skills eventually end up in an IT management role. However, the transition from technical staff to … [Read more...]

GDPR Is Here!

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That date that everyone thought would never arrive (or maybe they hoped would never arrive) is finally here. Yes. 2018/145 or May 25, 2018. Apologies to those of you with significant life events on this date. What I am talking about is the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which finally becomes enforceable on … [Read more...]