Category Archives: mainframe

Consider the Cloud: A Hybrid Multicloud Future (Part 5)

In this Consider the Cloud blog series we have looked at the benefits of cloud computing, cloud growth predictions, data gravity, and analyzed the accuracy of how fast and complete cloud adoption will be. In today’s installment, I want to … Continue reading

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Consider the Cloud: Not Taking Over Any Time Soon! (Part 3)

In our previous installment of Consider the Cloud (Part 2) we took a look at how rapidly cloud computing is being adopted. And yes, there is a quick adoption rate with the cloud being used in many IT systems and … Continue reading

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Mainframe Modernization: The Why and How

Upcoming webinar: Mainframe Modernization: The Why and How Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT The mainframe has been around for more than 50 years now, but it is as vital and important as ever. And there … Continue reading

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Transforming Mainframe Data Management

Just a quick post today to let my readers — specifically those in the US Midwest — that I will be presenting at an executive briefing at the River Forest Country Club in Elmhurst, IL  (Chicago suburb) on August 23, 2016. The … Continue reading

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Everyone in IT Should Serve A Mainframe Tour of Duty

Today’s post is an update on a post I first wrote 10 years ago on my DB2portal blog. The general idea is that everybody in IT would be well-served by learning about mainframes and their robust management environment. Mainframe developers are … Continue reading

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All or Nothing?

Why is it always “all or nothing” in the IT world? The prevailing wisdom these days is that PCs are dead, and that everybody will move to smart phones, tablets and the cloud. This is hogwash. First of all, PCs … Continue reading

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