For companies seeking a flexible guide to Agile transformation, Compuware’s new eBook “10 Steps to True Mainframe Agility” provides them with a proven and phased approach leading to enterprise DevOps success.
The partnership between Ironstream and Abend-AID provides a comprehensive view of all operational aspects of a z/OS environment within Splunk, as well as a window into managing and resolving application faults in a more efficient manner.
After adopting Compuware’s Test Data Management solution, the company could secure all its data while ensuring it could maintain a high level of flexibility and efficiency during the merger.
What led a major credit union to adopt a new application debugging tool as it prepared to upgrade to newer releases of the z/OS operating system.
Upon missing critical business opportunities due to a lack of modern mainframe development tools, Physicians Mutual determined it needed a solution to help its developers
As s IT Solutions Austria prepared to consolidate mainframe services with vendors, it needed to determine if it was using an optimal solution for mainframe application analysis to meet its growing challenges as a large competitor in a world becoming increasingly digital.
There’s no question the mainframe is the most powerful backend data transaction system for enterprises and, yes, our United States government.
As technologies of engagement flourish and access mainframe data millions of times daily, companies are reversing their neglect of the mainframe and working hard to reinstitute the talent and knowledge needed to leverage the platform as the backbone of their success.
“I’ve never had any vendor on any platform respond to my input so quickly with a tool that so fully met my stated need,” says Mike Wells. “Compuware’s ability and willingness to support Ameritas’ cross-platform Agile strategy is proof-positive that the mainframe can be an integral and highly adaptive element in any company’s digital business strategy—if you have the right vision and take the right actions.”
There’s a longstanding feud between mainframe application development and open systems development teams. Mainframe dev believes slow and steady keeps the company secure, while open systems dev follows a DevOps approach, celebrating innovation, agility and speed.
In my previous blog (Going Agile), I identified the need for executive sponsorship in order to transform into a business agility model. When you hear of Agile software development, some of the first thoughts that come to mind are Scrum teams and Sprints. But did you know that there are [...]
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Many developers have found themselves in this potentially challenging and frustrating situation: taking over someone else’s code project. Where to begin? In a recent Q & A session on the Programmers Stack Exchange, this question was explored: “What tools and techniques do you use for exploring and learning an unknown [...]
Although there has been tremendous progress over the years, application development remains something of a black art. Results aren’t always quite what were expected, development costs may get out of hand, and at the end of the day, even the brightest guru may have difficulty pinpointing the problem. Rapid Application [...]
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In a recent interview from Gigaom Structure Show podcast, Ford Data Science Leader, Michael Cavaretta discussed lessons learned in harnessing the power of big data, (large complex data sets requiring advanced processing), and how to best put it to use. “Big data” at Ford can mean anything from data coming [...]
Are you afraid of being sucked into the “resume black-hole”? Well, I’m here to tell you the infamous “black hole” doesn’t have to be so scary IF you can avoid a few ever so common technical resume blunders. Before we begin, as we go through these “blunders” keep these things [...]