22 03, 2017

The Mainframe’s Renaissance – A Conversation with Allan Zander

March 22nd, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

In this sponsored advertising content series, Reg talks to Allan Zander, CEO of DataKinetics, about his role in the evolution of mainframe applications, and how DataKinetics is using big data, analytics and block chain to help businesses find success. […]

15 12, 2016

Rock Stars versus Resumes and the Recipe for Success

December 15th, 2016|Opinion|0 Comments

By: Allan Zander As of late, there isn’t a day goes by that I don’t wake up in the morning with an increased sense of urgency, focus and determination—much more than days gone by—all centered on navigating multiple companies to ensure their hold on global success. However, with the ever-present pressure to succeed, I also [...]

12 12, 2016

Reflecting on 2016 – Another Banner Year for DataKinetics and its Global Clients

December 12th, 2016|Opinion|0 Comments

It is with great honor that I announce yet another tremendous year for DataKinetics. As I prepare for our final board meeting of 2016, I have the pleasure of announcing a record year of 10% growth over 2015—a record that we continuously achieve. In fact, we have celebrated 12 consecutive quarters of revenue and profit [...]

7 01, 2016

A Look Back at 2015

January 7th, 2016|Opinion|0 Comments

2015 was a great year for the mainframe business—and that was great news for large IT organizations running mainframe systems, as well as the companies that support these business sectors. The old myth that the mainframe is dead was countered by IBM with the launch of z13— the most powerful (designed to handle billions of [...]

20 11, 2015

Are You Ready for Growing Mobile Workloads?

November 20th, 2015|Opinion|0 Comments

More and more businesses are introducing mobile applications as part of their business activities intended to be more competitive, to increase market share, and to increase customer satisfaction. The motivation isn't hard to fathom - creating mobile applications answers a perceived need to be more responsive to customers, and to provide improved access for your [...]

4 11, 2015

Internet of Things managed by … Mainframes??

November 4th, 2015|Opinion|0 Comments

Michael Porter at the Harvard Business Review recently said that the Internet of Things (IoT) will deliver an economic boom as big as those delivered by computer automation and the internet. That may well happen, but we’re going to have to figure out how we’re going manage all the new workloads that it will also [...]

3 11, 2015

It’s a Trap!

November 3rd, 2015|Opinion|0 Comments

As the new Star Wars movie approaches, I recall how much I enjoyed the movies when I was a young boy, and I've been watching Star Wars all over again with my sons. The classic scene in Return of the Jedi where Admiral Ackbar cautions "it's a trap!" caught my ear even more this time [...]

28 10, 2015

My Great Uncle Was a Farmer so I am a Mainframer

October 28th, 2015|Opinion|0 Comments

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 big. It was an awesome [...]

16 10, 2015

Bimodal IT – is it really the right way to go?

October 16th, 2015|Opinion|0 Comments

I have been hearing a lot about Bimodal IT—Gartner was talking about it recently at their Gartner Symposium, and Jason Bloomberg at Forbes.com had something to say about it. Bimodal IT is one of those things that I actually enjoy reading about. It is right up there with Marxism – a great idea on paper [...]

8 10, 2015

Three things I would start doing today to help me save IT budget for tomorrow

October 8th, 2015|Opinion|0 Comments

I am lucky enough in my job to get opportunities to meet with some pretty senior people in the IT industry from the Fortune 500. Saving money is a funny thing to talk about at times. It seems like it is an obvious thing. Surely the best companies in the world must commit to a [...]