Author Archives: Administrator

Reduce MIPS to Manage Budget Pressures

Worldwide economic uncertainty in recent years has put significant pressure on CIOs to at least keep IT costs level and more likely push for cost reduction across the board.  Gone are the days when performance issues were relatively easily handled … Continue reading

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How to handle the Mainframe skills gap

It has been an interesting 12 months in the Mainframe world. 2014 saw IBM celebrating 50 years of the Mainframe and in January this year the latest incarnation of the Mainframe – the z13 was launched. Propelling Mainframe back into … Continue reading

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Flexible Resourcing

Flexible IT resourcing can mean different things to different people.  It could be that your organisation needs access to extra IT skills quickly or on a short-term basis to plug a gap in the team due to unexpected leave.  Perhaps … Continue reading

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Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares and How to Avoid Them #9

Number 9 in our Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares series. This month we take a look at what happens when organisations are not able to keep up to date with the latest DB2 technology. 

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IDUG EMEA 2015 – Call for Presentations

We are delighted to let you know that IDUG is now accepting presentation abstracts for the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference which will take place in Dublin from 15-20th November. Being an IDUG presenter is a great opportunity to share your … Continue reading

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Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares and How to Avoid Them #8

Number 8 in our Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares series. This month we take a look at what happens when organisations are not able to keep up to date with the latest DB2 technology.  Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares #8 … Continue reading

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The industry’s fastest, most scalable and flexible enterprise server – IBM zEnterprise System

Last week IBM unveiled their latest mainframe – the IBM zEnterprise System. According to the official launch site the zEnterprise brings: The industry’s fastest enterprise system.  Delivering 50 BIPS, zEnterprise is ideal for large-scale data and transaction serving and mission … Continue reading

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A growing online retail sector needs the right IT solution to support customer service

According to a report from econsultancy.com 34% of shoppers prefer to buy online.  As buying habits change and consumers move more towards online shopping, the need for a robust and scalable IT infrastructure becomes greater.  According to Internet Retailing, internet … Continue reading

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Ultimate protection for your business data – IBM information protection solutions for System z

Latest Webcast from IBM This session will cover the end-to-end monitoring, alerting and protection of information that’s stored on or managed by System z. You’ll see how it can help: Ensure compliance by properly controlling who sees, uses and accesses your … Continue reading

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Are you a DB2 Geek Superhero or just a Wannabe?

Over here at DB2 Geek central we are proud of our DB2 Geek status and you should be too!  The question is, are you really a DB2 Geek or simply a pretender? Take our quiz to find out whether you’re … Continue reading

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