2 08, 2017

Becoming Truly Proactive (and not mopping the floors every day)

August 2nd, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

Author: Kevin J. Davis Coincidence – Correlation – Causation – which is it??? When looking into what’s going on ‘under the hood’ of a mainframe (or indeed any server) – it’s very important to distinguish what’s really going on. We, humans, are prone to many kinds of psychological biases and it’s all too easy for us to fall into the trap(s) of not being able to properly identify the differences between pure coincidence (especially when that would support our theories) – and also, to further distinguish between (mere) correlation and actual causation. […]

28 06, 2017

A CLEAR Picture

June 28th, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

IT operational analytics tools can provide a view of management data IT and business management are increasingly concerned with the rising costs associated with their highly complex and ever-growing mainframe and distributed systems data centers. They are also concerned about controlling outages and mitigating the lack of transparency they have—including in their outsourced environments. Wide [...]

25 05, 2017

Blockchain – The Good, The Bad, And The… Better.

May 25th, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

People keep asking me why I am so excited about the Blockchain, and why I see it as an enabler for the mainframe. I am obviously a fan of the mainframe, and I see a lot of activity in a number of verticals that are creating a really neat rebirth where the mainframe is concerned [...]

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 [...]