• May 17, 2022

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Enterprise performance management: all we have to fear is…fear of ourselves

I’ve either been managing or helping others to manage their Enterprise Performance Management systems for well over a decade now, and whilst I’ve seen a lot of successful projects, I’ve seen an equal amount that gets mired in enterprise “hang ups.” The root of these issues stem from one key aspect of Enterprise Performance Management; […]

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Daddy, it doesn’t work! The challenges of computing everywhere.

I recently heard the exclamation in the headline echoing through my living room. I turned around and saw my two-year-old daughter standing in front of the television, watching a cartoon. “Err, what does not work?” I asked her, and she demonstrated what was not working for her: pinch-to-zoom as a way to return to a […]

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Mixology: 2 ounces of IBM Bluemix, 1 ounce of VSAM, and ½ ounce of MongoDB Driver

In mixing glass or cocktail shaker filled with Bluemix, combine VSAM and node.js. Shake well (about 20 seconds) then strain into a jade glass. Garnish with MongoDB Driver and serve. OK.  I promise you won’t be forced to drink what you mixed; we need a break after the festivities of the year end. But I […]

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Connect with the Rocket Software team at SHARE’s spring event in Seattle

Now celebrating their 60th year, technology association SHARE will be hosting their annual spring event March 1-6 in beautiful Seattle, Washington and the Rocket team will be there too. Here’s a preview of where we’ll be, and what we’ll be talking about. Everything You Wanted to Know About DB2 Logs, But Were Afraid to Ask […]

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What lessons are cloud computing companies learning from the mainframe world?

25 years ago I joined a company called Object Oriented Pty Ltd (now Object Consulting). At the time we were promoting Object Oriented technologies, which was at the bleeding edge of technology. As consultants, we went around telling people how this was going to revolutionize enterprise software (which it did) and how we were part […]

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New England zEnterprise Customer Council Highlights Mobile, Cloud, and Innovation

The NEzCC fall 2014 meeting was held on November 12th at the Publick House in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. True to its legacy as a historic inn, the Publick House was a welcoming setting that provided a scenic backdrop of autumn in New England. But the true value of these customer council meetings is in hearing what’s […]

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Is mobile computing scarier than Y2K?

Those of us older than 35 can vividly remember the Y2K scare perpetrated on the computing public by a variety of fear mongers two decades ago. Leading the doom and gloom scenario were the vendors most likely to profit from fixing the supposed problems. The widely held view was that most computer software and hardware […]

The Cloud in 10 Years: Will It Be a Major Force And Have the Same Visibility in the Next Decade?

“To get a glimpse into the future of cloud computing, it’s useful to look for analogies from the past in computing. It has been 30 years since the birth of the IBM PC. Its beginnings were humble and acceptance was slow, but a few years later something very special happened that would make the computer […]

The synergy of cloud and mobile computing

​About 25 years ago two technologies came together to launch a revolution in computing. I am talking of graphical user interfaces and object oriented programming.

Cloud Management: Self-Service Provisioning

This is the second article in a series about Cloud Management Platforms. Self Service Provisioning is at the heart of cloud computing. It is the capability of a cloud user to select a service from a service catalog for provisioning with minimal intervention from the cloud operator.