Category Archives: System Z

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 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 3

So, Day 3 of this year’s IDUG Europe is in the books, and as usual it’s been a busy one. After all of the frantic activity leading up to Monday’s Triton/DBI party, last night the DB2 Geeks stepped it down … 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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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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Happy 50th Birthday Mainframe!

To celebrate Mainframe’s 50th birthday some of our Triton Consultants share their favourite mainframe stories: My first contact with the mainframe was as a lowly graduate Trainee Programmer at a large chocolate manufacturer. All programs were stored on punch cards; partly … Continue reading

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IT cost reduction & optimisation top the priority list for Mainframe customers

In their recent Mainframe study, BMC Software asked Mainframe customers what their top 4 IT priorities were. Cost reduction and optimisation came out at the top with 85% of respondents citing Cost reduction as one of their key priorities. The … Continue reading

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Taking control of workload peaks to reduce software licence costs

Because mainframe software licence costs are based on peak usage it is vital to understand when and where these peaks occur. Using techniques to control capacity and manage your MSU usage can pay dividends in many ways. Controlling capacity allows … Continue reading

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