5 THINK Conference Dreams, Themes, and Details

As I said before the IBM THINK conference was an interesting event. Having several different presentation venues, picking sessions to attend made planning your day and travel between sessions/venues a challenge. Also since most of the sessions didn’t have the presentations available for viewing beforehand or within the THINK application so it was difficult to . . . → Read More: 5 THINK Conference Dreams, Themes, and Details

5 Data Management Predictions for 2019

Hi everyone, I am back after taking a blogging break in 2018. It was nice seeing everyone during the year at data management and Db2 conferences, user group presentations, and various other functions. During 2018, I continued to enjoy the dynamic problem solving of challenging consulting assignments. Thank you to all my clients.

It has . . . → Read More: 5 Data Management Predictions for 2019

Five Data Management Predictions for 2018

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has their 2018 filled with good health, happiness and prosperity. Once again I am offering you my data management predictions for 2018. Thank you all for great support in 2017 and countless emails regarding my conference, user group presentations and blogs last year.

For 2018, I will continue to . . . → Read More: Five Data Management Predictions for 2018

IBM Announces Machine Learning on System z

Last month IBM provided more details about their new Watson Machine Learning Initiatives starting with System z (WMLz). Beginning a new initiative with the mainframe platform is an interesting move for IBM. The new WMLz offerings:

Introduce an end-to-end enterprise machine-learning platform. Extracting core machine learning technology from IBM Watson, IBM is offering a new . . . → Read More: IBM Announces Machine Learning on System z

Data Management Trends in a Paradoxical World

We have a new president in America. Some say he is bullying companies to build their factories in the USA, at the same time communist leaders Vladimir Putin in Russia and Xi Jinping in China are both saying they want to be globalists. While the terrible human rights and censorship issues from the communist countries . . . → Read More: Data Management in a Paradoxical World

Five Data Management Trends and Predictions for 2017

I want to thank all my readers for their support and comments this past year. It is your comments and emails that keep me writing, so please keep them coming in the New Year.

Data management trends and predictions are always interesting since they are formed from the research, experience, and topics that impact, touch, . . . → Read More: Five Data Management Trends and Predictions for 2017

Data Management - 5 Data Management Fundamentals

I continue to be amazed by high ranking executives, directors, managers and team leads that have only a minimal understanding of data management fundamentals and principles. I know I come from the old school, having gone through the industry and career transitions from flat files (VSAM), to Hierarchical (IMS), to networked (IDMS) to Relational (DB2, . . . → Read More: Data Management – 5 Data Management Fundamentals

System Ready for Year End? - 4 Things to Double Check

As the final days of the year approach I again want to thank all my readers for their support and comments this year. Year end is always hectic as the holidays, shopping, and year-end requirements approach. Below are four critical items that will hopefully jog your memory and help you avoid year-end troubles so you . . . → Read More: System Ready for Year End? – 4 Things to Double Check

Five Data Management Trends for 2016

I want to thank all my readers for their support and comments this year. It has been a great year speaking at many of the user group meetings and, as always, a pleasure and honor working/hearing from all of you throughout the year. I believe information technology is going through another transformation which will especially . . . → Read More: Five Data Management Trends for 2016

Five Data Management Trends for 2015

‘Tis the holiday season, and I want to thank all my readers for their comments and encouragement. It has been a pleasure and honor working/hearing from all of you. I enjoy the challenges of data management too much, and my curious nature has me continuing to explore and write about all its aspects. Data management . . . → Read More: Five Data Management Trends for 2015