17 01, 2018

Direction IT Issue 7

January 17th, 2018|DirectionIT Magazine|Comments Off on Direction IT Issue 7

I know this will come as a surprise, but I tend to like the concept of data being used to make our lives better—shocking coming from the CEO of a company called DataKinetics. However, for all the times we look at data as something to leverage for better business, better personal experience, and better lives [...]

8 12, 2017

In-memory technology: It’s new, and it’s not…

December 8th, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

Author: Allan Zander We read a lot about in-memory technology these days, especially as it applies to Big Data and analytics. In fact, it’s one of the fastest growing areas in all of computing, and has been since before Gartner identified it as such back in 2012. That should be no surprise to anyone since [...]

1 12, 2017

Four ways Mainframe shops can Embrace Mobile

December 1st, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

Author: Larry Strickland In today’s multi-platform, multi-OS and multi-data format corporate computing environments, there is a high demand to make the mainframe systems work with web, mobile devices and, potentially, any device that can be connected to the Internet-of-Things (IoT), in effect, extending the mainframe system to the “modern world.” In Part 1 of this [...]

1 12, 2017

DataKinetics is 40 years young!

December 1st, 2017|Corporate News|0 Comments

We're older than the internet. How many tech companies are older than the internet?  The list isn’t that big, and that was only about 25 years ago.  Even fewer companies make it to 40 years; not in the software business. And even fewer companies can claim that staying power in the mainframe software business. As [...]

24 11, 2017

Settling for less

November 24th, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

Author: Keith Allingham I was reading the news on CNN recently about a power outage in California, which reminded me of some serious black outs in Costa Rica a while back. A friend was there on business, and it ruined an important business meeting that he had spent months setting up. It also reminded me [...]

17 11, 2017

The Third Platform and the Mainframe

November 17th, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

Author: Allan Zander The Third Platform is defined as the interdependencies between mobile computing, social media, cloud computing, and information/analytics (big data), and possibly the Internet of Things (IoT). Here is a nice rendering of the Third Platform model from Forbes.com. It shows our new concerns: Mobility, Analytics, and Cloud (SMAC-IT) at the top level [...]

9 11, 2017

DataKinetics CEO Elected To Industry Board

November 9th, 2017|Corporate News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Ottawa, Canada – November 9, 2017 – DataKinetics, the global leader in Data Performance and Optimization Solutions, officially announced today that CEO Allan Zander has been nominated as a board member with the Computer Measurement Group (CMG), a prominent organization of enterprise computing professionals dedicated to ensuring the efficiency and scalability of IT service delivery to the enterprise through measurement, quantitative analysis and forecasting. […]

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 [...]