Author Archive | Bryan Smith

RPAC

Putting our values to work at the inaugural President’s Advisory Council

Just about every company has some sort of company values statement in place, but it can be difficult to transform aspirational  words into day-to-day operations. That’s why the Rocket leadership team spends so much time figuring out how to make our mission ring true. One of our key values reads “Putting Customers and Partners First.” […]

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Rocket Launchpad

3…2…1…Welcome to Rocket Launchpad!

Rocket Software is a technology company, but we spend a lot of our time thinking about the business problems – versus the technological issues – our customers and partners face. That’s because software doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and forward-looking organizations know that technology investments only make sense if they support the bottom line. In […]

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IBM z13s mainframe

Rocket Data Virtualization and IBM® mainframes: a winning combination for modern computing

Today IBM introduced the z13sTM, a new version of the popular z13TM mainframe. If you haven’t heard about it yet, the z13s combines all of the power of the original z13 with an increased level of flexibility and more configuration options—all in a smaller physical footprint. IBM also announced that all new IBM z13 and […]

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Mainframe data

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 Build Montage

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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