• December 14, 2018

Platforms

Universal data access Platforms

True hybrid: fueling IBM Bluemix applications with mainframe data

It’s the burning question for many companies reliant on enterprise systems: how do I extend my mainframe data to cloud, mobile and analytics applications? And there’s no question they need to do this. The majority of core mission-critical workloads are still running on mainframes and that continues to grow. Most consumer and business transactions – […]

Apple MobileFirst Platforms

Live from IBM InterConnect 2016: the cloud grows up

The cloud is no longer just about storage and cheap computing power; it’s about adding real business value. That was the message from the IBM team during this morning’s general session at IBM InterConnect 2016, where they illustrated the point through a series of customer stories. As the session went on, there were two key […]

Platforms

BYOR: Bring Your Own Reality?

Most companies have now embraced the “consumerization of IT” trend to improve employee productivity. As part of this consumerization, BYOD encourages employees to bring personally owned mobile devices to their workplace, and to use those devices to access privileged company information and applications. This year, consumers can get their hands on a number of virtual and […]

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How much importance do you place on your OS?

A few months ago, I ended up installing Linux on a few of my computers, leaving Windows on the others. This isn’t the first time, either, having tried various distributions of Linux time and time again since about 2007. Each time, I’d learn a bit more about the particulars of the OS as someone must […]

Big Data Platforms

Where do programming languages come from, and how do they die?

I was recently investigating how best to port an application to the Eclipse development platform. Doing so, I needed to extend Eclipse with the ability parse the application’s programming language. Eclipse has a very nice tool to use called XText. However it required me to learn yet another language called XTend. To be fair, XTend […]

IBM Edge2015 Platforms

We’ll be at IBM Edge2015 May 11-15–will you?

IBM Edge2015 is all about infrastructure, with a TechnicalEdge track that includes over 900 technical sessions covering IBM i, z Systems, IBM Storage and more. There’s even a separate ExecutiveEdge track for high-level decision makers, covering topics including Cloud Infrastructure, Big Data, Analytics and Software Defined Infrastructure. You can get a feel for what’s in […]

Platforms

The small cloud: How cloud impacts SMEs

As I’ve been looking at the cloud economy, an issue has been in the back of my mind–how is the cloud affecting small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs)? While most discussions on cloud-based business focus on the big guys (think Salesforce) there is actually an interesting story to tell looking at smaller businesses. After all, SMEs account for […]

Rocket Build Montage Platforms

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.  […]

IBM Watson Platforms

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 InterConnect dev@: A place to explore, learn, and enjoy

There was never a dull moment at IBM InterConnect this week. With countless sessions to attend and customers to meet with, I had been quite busy myself. But one particular event of interest at the show was the dev@InterConnect area. As a developer, I made sure to visit the labs, and I was not disappointed […]