Category Archives: mainframe

Managing the Mainframe in 2018

For many large organisations the Mainframe is the workhorse powering business critical IT systems and services. Managing that beast is an immense task and one that can seemingly take ever more time and budget. In this blog we take a … Continue reading

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Is your industry ready to face a growing IT skills gap?

There have long been concerns in the IT industry over the potential impact of the growing skills gap in the IT sector. This is particularly relevant in the world of Mainframe where 43% of the workforce are in the 50-64 … Continue reading

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The Mainframe is growing and here’s the proof!

We don’t like to say “we told you so” but…….the Mainframe is growing and here’s the proof! It’s not unusual for us to be countering arguments that the Mainframe is dead so we were delighted to read the recent BMC … Continue reading

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DB2 12 Latest News – Join the IBM Webcast featuring Jeff Josten and Julian Stuhler

We are delighted to let you know that Julian Stuhler, Solutions Delivery Director at Triton Consulting and IBM Gold Consultant will be joining the panel on IBM’s next DB2 12 webcast on Tuesday 4th October. Register here Julian will be speaking … Continue reading

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IDUG EMEA 2015 Day 1

Arriving at lunchtime in Dublin the Sunday before the IDUG EMEA 2015 conference kicks off does leave one with half a day to kill. The half day in question was blustery with the threat of rain and so we elected … Continue reading

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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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IBM Launches z13 Mainframe

IBM have recently announced the launch of the z13 Mainframe. The latest version of the iconic Mainframe has been designed to deliver scale and economics together with real-time encryption and analytics to help meet the expectations of consumers for speed … Continue reading

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Tuning zIIPs for Fun and Profit with Julian Stuhler

If you were unable to attend IDUG EMEA in Prague this year you have another chance to learn from Julian’s presentation on “Tuning zIIPs for Fun and Profit”. Julian will be appearing on the DB2Night Show on Friday 5th December. … Continue reading

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Managing Mainframe Costs in the Financial Services Sector

Over the past 25 years of working with Mainframes, one aspect has proved to be a constant challenge – Mainframe pricing.  Mainframe software charges are usually based on peak usage.   Whatever an organisations’ peak workload in a given month is … Continue reading

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