Four Questions Millennials Don’t Want to Answer

When I work with millennials these days in all different management and programming duties, the experience is always very interesting. Each millennial has a very different point of view of IT and data processing. Even within the Big 4 consulting firms’ new hires, the college experience, IT degrees, consulting company training, and aptitude for IT . . . → Read More: Four Questions Millennials Don’t Want to Answer

DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” Additional Monitoring Capabilities

DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” was recently released as DB2 LUW Version 10.5 Fix Pak 4. As I wrote about last week, IBM has put a number of impressive features in this new update. Within DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” Fix Pak 4 there are several new and . . . → Read More: DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” Additional Monitoring Capabilities

6 Reason Why DB2 10.5 ”Cancun Release” Is So Important

The new DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” was recently released as DB2 LUW Version 10.5 Fix Pak 4. IBM has done a lot of work and put a number of impressive features in this DB2 LUW Fix Pak 4. All these new DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” features remove any doubts or restrictions about going to the . . . → Read More: 6 Reason Why DB2 10.5″ Cancun Release” Is So Important

Three More Reasons Why Millennials Benefit from Engaging with the Mainframe

Thanks for all the feedback from last week’s blog here on millennials and mainframe systems. This week I talk about what other attributes and ideas the millennials can get from the mainframe systems, their development, and the people who support the . . . → Read More: Three More Reasons Why Millennials Benefit from Engaging with the Mainframe

Four Facts Millennials Need to Know about the Mainframe

When I talk to millennials coming into management and programming it appears that their knowledge of the mainframe is very limited or non-existent. Since many universities have stopped teaching mainframe classes, the recent college graduates don’t even have a basic understanding of the mainframe computing model, much less its advantages and why it endures through . . . → Read More: Four Facts Millennials Need to Know about the Mainframe

3 Areas to Verify When Experiencing DB2 Performance Degradation

When you experience DB2 performance degradation, you’ll discover no one has changed anything (of course), or admits to changing anything. Luckily there are a wide variety of DB2 performance dependencies to check. When DB2 processes are running consistently well, then suddenly the DB2 performance reports show degradation, or users start to complain, there are many . . . → Read More: Three DB2 Performance Areas to Verify When Experiencing DB2 Performance Degradation

Five Areas to Verify to Stay Safe in Your Cloud

There are a number of considerations for every company as they begin to conquer their new cloud projects, including several technology challenges such as data security, data placement segregation, and data access coordination to name a few. There are several other areas that can bring the business to struggle with any type of cloud project, . . . → Read More: Five Areas to Verify to Stay Safe in Your Cloud

20 Data Management Issues, Truisms, and Proverbs

Having many years of experience and working on literally almost 100 projects over my career, I believe I have learned to be skeptical and cynical of all aspects of a technology project. Being skeptical has served me and my clients well because it forces further analysis to get to the truth. Below are some of . . . → Read More: 20 Data Management Issues, Truisms, and Proverbs

Apple and IBM Partnership to Leverage BLUMix Synergies

The recent partnership between IBM and Apple combines the expertise of the enterprise and user-friendly mobile application devices. The partnership takes advantage of the expertise of both companies along with leveraging the new IBM BLUMix Cloud infrastructure, the various software platforms and package choices, and many application development options offered. Within the new BLUMix cloud . . . → Read More: Apple and IBM Partnership to Leverage BLUMix Synergies

Another 5 More DB2 SQL Performance Tips

As I talked about last week, good DB2 SQL performance is vital for efficient processing. I also talked previously about DB2 SQL performance here, . . . → Read More: Another 5 More DB2 SQL Performance Tips