Author Archive | Bryan Smith

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Live from IBM Edge2015: infrastructure matters when it matters

I attended my first IBM Edge conference this week, along with 6000 other attendees who are interested in infrastructure.  Infrastructure includes stuff like monitoring, backups, recovery analysis, data integration, etc.  It’s not a very sexy topic, but like hygiene, it’s important when it’s lacking.  However, this week at Edge2015 , there were some pretty sexy […]

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Rocket DiGIT recap: Preparing infrastructure for digital transformation

Last week at the Rocket 25 DiGIT Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, I had the pleasure of meeting dozens of customers from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and the UK.  I also had the honor of presenting a conference-wide presentation on preparing infrastructure for digital transformation. This was a first-time presentation of my thoughts on this topic.  […]

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IBM Watson

IBM InterConnect keynote: What will you do with Watson?

At Tuesday’s Watson Keynote at IBM InterConnect 2015, IBM SVP Mike Rhodin – who leads the IBM Watson business unit – asked, “What will you do with Watson?” Ever since the IBM Jeopardy Challenge we have heard lots of stories about how Watson is being used in various ways in verticals including law, hospitality, and […]

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IBM Z13

Rocket welcomes the new IBM z13 mainframe

Today is a very big day in the mainframe computing community. That’s because IBM is launching its anticipated next generation of mainframe technology: the IBM z13. On its surface, this is great for enterprises around the world because the new system packs increased capacity than its predecessor, the zEC12 (which was introduced in 2012). This […]

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Rocket Engineering Corner – The role of tape in mainframe environments

A Conversation with Engineers at Rocket Software Topic: The role of tape in mainframe environments Rocket Software Engineering Participants: Bryan Smith – Vice President, Research and Development and CTO Joe Devlin – Managing Director, Research and Development Kevin Shaw – Managing Director, Research and Development Steve Marak – Senior Manager, Engineering Ted Ehrlich – Software […]

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Rocket Engineering Corner – Mainframe storage management and cloud

Rocket Engineering Corner – Mainframe A Conversation with Engineers at Rocket Software   Topic: Mainframe storage management and cloud Rocket Software Engineering Participants: Bryan Smith — Vice President, Research and Development and CTO Kevin Shaw – Managing Director, Research and Development Ted Ehrlich – Software Engineer Don Bolton – Manager, Sales Support Rocket customers are […]

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Meeting the next generation of Rocketeers at Wentworth

Today, eight Rocketeers headed to Wentworth Institute of Technology,located in Boston. We’ve been working with them for several months now, after forming a partnership earlier this year. The students signed up to meet with us to learn about us, internship opportunities, resume reviews, and mock interviews. We even had them work on a small programming […]

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