Mainframe Upgrades – They Happen

System upgrades are a fact of life. If you’re running a mainframe system, you’re doing it for a good reason—and that’s almost certainly because you need the performance, capacity, throughput and security. Not only that, you’re more than likely experiencing growing...

Does it take a super-hero CIO to stay on the mainframe?

Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent Can’t Get The Job Done Because They Don’t Go To Work Wearing Their Cape I am really starting to get sick of the conventional wisdom that exists out there that maintains that companies should abandon the mainframe and do all their computing...

The Mainframe’s Place In DevOps

Read an interesting article a while back on how to pull off a DevOps implementation successfully: 10 ways to win at devops that identified some important ideas requiring attention in any new DevOps implementation. Some are pretty obvious: get buy-in from the C-Suite,...

My Great Uncle Was a Farmer so I am a Mainframer

Why am I a Mainframer? It all started when my great uncle bought a Combine…. When I was growing up, my family and I made frequent trips to a farm on Manitoulin Island in Canada—about 250 miles north of Detroit—a remote place where farming was difficult and few made it...

Analytics and Machine Learning in the Modern Datacenter

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are the latest exciting technologies and buzz in the business and tech worlds, taking over from the past buzz like GDPR, analytics, IoT and Big Data. These topics have already (arguably) become mainstream...