Category Archives: Paul Stoker

Development is more Important than Production!

Some years ago, not too long after Y2K when DB2 V7 for z/OS was reasonably new, I recall a busy afternoon trying to identify the root cause of a slowdown within a recently amended critical application process in Production. New … Continue reading

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How important is your organisations data?

If your answer wasn’t along the lines of “our data is absolutely vital to our business” then you can look away now, this blog isn’t for you! If, like most people you’re in agreement that your organisations data is of … Continue reading

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IDUG Day 2 – Expect the unexpected

Having been fortunate enough to have attended IDUG for many years I know what to expect. But I also know there will be some surprises and to expect the unexpected. I know at IDUG there will be the opportunity to … Continue reading

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IDUG EMEA 2015 Day 4

Dublin hosted IDUG EMEA for the first time and what a warm welcome we received. Plenty of great company, great food and of course great Guinness. Day 4 is always tinged with sadness as it is the end of IDUG … 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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IDUG EMEA 2014 – Day 2

The sun has been shining and the weather mild so far in Prague for IDUG EMEA 2014. (Who says the British only talk about the weather?) However last time I was in Prague the temperature was -20C and I was … Continue reading

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IDUG EMEA 2013 Countdown!

With less than three weeks to go until Europe’s largest DB2 event the Triton team are busy preparing for what is sure to be one of the best IDUG conferences to date. With celebrations planned for the 30th anniversary of … Continue reading

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IDUG Round-Up and Geek Gallery

The DB2 Geeks had a fantastic time at the IDUG EMEA Technical Conference last month in Berlin. With Triton Directors Julian Stuhler and Paul Stoker presenting at the conference and Iqbal Goralwalla, Triton’s Head of Managed Services involved in the … Continue reading

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Olympic Spirit at IDUG

Earlier on this year I was fortunate enough to spend several days at the Olympics. Other than watching Usain Bolt retain the 100M and witnessing Mo Farah win his second gold medal of the games, a more generic highlight for … Continue reading

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First Time at IDUG, Second Time Around

Not having attended IDUG for 5 years at least, registering for IDUG EMEA in Berlin I felt as apprehensive as the first time I attended IDUG. But it didn’t take long to bump into some old DB2 friends (colleagues I … Continue reading

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