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One Campus Martius

Phone: 1-800-COMPUWARE

Web: compuware.com

About Bill Mackey

Bill Mackey is the Product Owner for Compuware's Topaz Data-Program Analysis and File-AID/RDX teams. His current work revolves around on Mainframe modernization, specifically helping create the delightful visualizations that are making Compuware Topaz Workbench the mainframe development tool for today and tomorrow.

Letting Data Visualization “Rock” the Mainframe

By | May 19th, 2016|Agile Development, Data, DevOps|

While I value my history doing data analysis with green screens and whiteboards, I’m relieved this method is fading away like the Bubblegum pop stars of the 70s. Clear data visualization of data relationships provides much greater value to mainframe shops looking for ways to innovate for the fast-paced digital economy.

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Are You Making Development & IT Decisions Based on Fact or Fantasy?

By | April 6th, 2016|Agile Development, Data, DevOps|

As stewards of the mainframe, Compuware helps maintenance-paying customers turn awareness into action by enabling them to leverage their tools for absolute value. The VIP helps your company gauge its current and future industry position; understand how it can better leverage Compuware tools to outpace competition; and increase productivity to make room for the pursuit of other business interests.

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Application Auditing: How to Prevent Internal Data Breaches

By | April 4th, 2016|Agile Development, App Performance, Data, Security|

If a breach happens after a review of access to data assets, you need to identify the employees involved and resolve it as quickly as possible. Your ability to respond in reasonable time will be considered when penalties are decided for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), so it’s a wise move to consider how quick response time can be achieved.

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Application Testing: How Can You Ensure Secure Testing by Your Outsourcer?

By | February 16th, 2016|Agile Development, App Performance, Data, DevOps, Security|

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is increasingly causing headaches for senior IT management. In the media the main focus is on consent, but there are many other areas that need attention. One of them is testing.

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The Compuware Value Improvement Program: A New Year’s Resolution

By | December 21st, 2015|Code Quality, Customer Experience, Workforce|

As we rapidly approach yet another Christmas I am wondering where the year has gone. Perhaps it is just my age catching up with me, or maybe time just flies when you are having fun. Whichever it is, I surely had a productive and satisfying year and no Dickens’ ghosts [...]

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Outsourcers and Clients: Cultivating Common Ground with Metrics

By | September 4th, 2015|Code Quality, Customer Experience|

The Compuware Value Improvement Program, a.k.a. the VIP, can help bridge the gaps between the client and the outsourcer. Through powerful, built-in analytics, detailed product usage statistics, and elegant visualizations, customers have a full understanding of staff utilization, detailed function usage, and hence efficiencies that can potentially be gained through best practices.

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Sustaining Efficiency Through Analytics in a Changing World – Three Questions That Expose the Human Capital Threat

By | May 15th, 2015|Code Quality, Workforce|

The world wakes up every morning oblivious to the fact that the mainframe will never fail them. Whether getting cash from an ATM, shopping online or trading stocks, the mainframe plays a critical, but often under appreciated role in the customer experience. This has been made true, in great part, [...]

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