Category Archives: CIO

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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Mainframe customers who have outsourced their IT infrastructure could be missing out on cost saving opportunities

If you are a large organisation running IBM Mainframe you could be paying too much for your enterprise software. Most Mainframe software charges are based on peak CPU usage, so whatever your peak in a given month is what you … Continue reading

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DB2 9 end of service

Date for the diary – 27th June 2014 Hopefully all DB2 z/OS users have the above date marked in the diary.  This is the date that DB2 9 for z/OS goes out of service.  With the upgrade process often taking … Continue reading

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DB2 Training Courses From Triton Consulting: For Smooth, Efficient Databases

Whatever your role in IT, your environment just never stands still!  There’s a constant need to be up to date in many varied areas, such as: New software versions Industry best practice How key database tools can obtain the best … Continue reading

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DB2 10- Justifying the Upgrade

In his recent webcast, Julian Stuhler looked at the financial justification of migrating to DB2 10 for z/OS.  Click here to view it on demand or see the slides below. Tweet

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DB2 10 for z/OS – Why IT Executives Need to Take Note

This release of DB2 10 for z/OS should make IT executives sit up and listen when their technical teams come to them with their upgrade justifications and this is why…. At the end of October 2010 IBM launched the latest version … Continue reading

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DB2 pureScale – not just for the techies!

Over the last few months there has been much interest and excitement about DB2 pureScale, mainly from the technical DB2 community.  Our own technical team have certainly been impressed with the advances IBM have made for DB2 LUW.  However, although … Continue reading

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With DB2 10 for z/OS, IBM has once again redefined the benchmark for large-scale database systems

So, DB2 10 for z/OS has arrived and it looks to be capturing a lot of interest in the market-place.  Over 800 people attendeed an IBM webcast this week to hear about it.  Our very own Julian Stuhler kicked off … Continue reading

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Database Journal – IBM Information Management Trends

In his latest article for Database Journal Julian Stuhler shares his pick of the most important current trends in the world of IBM Information Management. Some are completely new and some are evolutions of existing technologies, and he’s betting that every … Continue reading

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