9 11, 2017

Allan Zander on the CMG 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 [...]

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. […]

6 10, 2017

Webinar on Demand: Gaining Support for your IT Business Case

October 6th, 2017|Webinars On Demand|Comments Off on Webinar on Demand: Gaining Support for your IT Business Case

Do you need help getting your IT project approved by finance? Watch our on demand video with DataKinetics' CFO Randy McCoy and learn how to: Link performance to finance Identify the financial benefits of your IT project Prepare for project risk assessment and mitigation Build a better business case for your IT project Watch the [...]

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. […]

8 09, 2017

Direction IT Issue 6

September 8th, 2017|DirectionIT Magazine|Comments Off on Direction IT Issue 6

Every quarter, we try to spotlight technology that affects our businesses and our jobs in ways that we never once thought possible. But on occasion, it’s necessary to take a step back, to regroup, refocus, and realize that our businesses and our work lives are blurring with our personal lives with one single common thread [...]

7 09, 2017

Webinar on Demand: Mainframe & Mobile

September 7th, 2017|Webinars On Demand|Comments Off on Webinar on Demand: Mainframe & Mobile

Mainframe & Mobile - Getting Along Like Never Before Watch the Recording Today! The Need For Modern Mobile Solutions for Mainframe Data Centers You hear all about digital transformation these days, and perhaps the most important digital transformation is mobile. Most banks offer some form of mobile access to their services, and more & more [...]

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. […]