7 11, 2017

Money for Nothing

November 7th, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

Author: Clive Catt My wife loves shopping – even for food; I don’t, but we need to get it done. Because we’re both busy with our jobs, we tend to do one big shop at the start of the month, to get much of what we need for the month. For the most part, that [...]

1 11, 2017

A Digital Transformation – It’s not just about platforms!

November 1st, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

Author: Larry Strickland The term “Digital Transformation” has been and continues to be mentioned practically everywhere within the industry at the moment. Depending on whom you talk to and why, you will get many different educated answers back on the definition of the term. […]

20 10, 2017

Black Friday – Black Balance Sheet

October 20th, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

Author: Allan Zander As Black Friday begins to emerge on the horizon it makes me think about how we are about to read about some pretty wild stats. Nearly 40 percent of the shopping that is done for Christmas gifts is done around Black Friday by some 100M shoppers. The NRF always produces these statistics [...]

13 10, 2017

A guide to machine learning

October 13th, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

Author: Andrew Armstrong Machine learning (the subfield of computer science that, according to Arthur Samuel, “gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed”) is one of the most innovative and interesting fields of modern science around today. Something that you probably associate with things such as Watson, Deep Blue, and even the infamous Netflix algorithm. However, as sparkly as it is, machine learning isn’t exactly something totally new. In fact, the concept and science of machine learning has been around for much longer than you think. […]

5 10, 2017

The Mainframe: Three Dimensional Thinking In IT

October 5th, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

Author: Allan Zander This is not an article on multidimensional databases, 3D rendering, or spatial databases, but rather how CIOs in IT think, based on their education, experience and professional motivations. A good friend of mine, Pete, recently asked me how many servers does it take to equal a mainframe? He’s actually quite a smart guy, a Salesman and former software Engineer, but has never worked in the mainframe business, and knows nothing about it. But it was a fair question, and I had to answer “x”—a variable. This did not satisfy him at all, as you might imagine, but that’s the truth—it depends upon many variables. […]

2 08, 2017

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

August 2nd, 2017|Opinion|Comments Off on Becoming Truly Proactive (and not mopping the floors every day)

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|Comments Off on A CLEAR Picture

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|Comments Off on Blockchain – The Good, The Bad, And The… Better.

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|Comments Off on The Mainframe’s Renaissance – A Conversation with Allan Zander

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 [...]