Dirk Braune
How do I Accelerate Getting Value Out of My Solution?

Every business and IT leader has business critical goals to achieve when they make an IT investment. Even further and often more daunting is being able to quickly demonstrate the value around it back to the company. After the acquisition process, the pressure is on to get the solution operational and functioning to specification. And the project success not only depends on the quality of the solution but also on the skills of the project team. Instinctually we know that training is an essential requirement for project success. Customize Based on Your Needs What type of training you invest in can make a difference. More important, it´s key to select the most efficient solution for your company’s specific demands. Standard training that’s pre-packaged is immediately available and doesn´t … [Read More]

Do You Know the Way to San Jose SHARE?

For some reason, I cannot get the tune out of my head.  Written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and sung beautifully by Dionne Warwick.  Are you going to be at SHARE San Jose 2017 on March 5-10? We would enjoy talking with you while you are at the conference.  … [Read More...]

Ode to the Mainframe – How do I love thee?

Today I am feeling romantic. In an odd sort of way…perhaps it’s more appreciative or idealistic about life, its blessings, our meandering paths, the path that brought me to Silicon Valley in the early 2000s, and the industry and technology that I have learned … [Read More...]

Modern Batch: Managing the Madness?

My previous installment in this series ranted about what is batch and how it still remains an essential discipline in computing. This time, I want to focus on the value of a batch approach for “modern” technologies like cloud, containers, microservices and … [Read More...]