John Marzluff is an ornithologist and a professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington. In his new book Subirdia, he discusses his study of what happens to the suburban bird population as their landscape changes underneath them—for instance when a wooded area is cleared for new housing, shopping […]
Companies greatly value their intellectual property. They devote considerable effort and money to protecting it. They contractually obligate employees not to compromise it. And if they discover that a competitor has usurped it, they pursue legal redress with the utmost intensity.
Yet many companies neglect some of their most valuable IP: […]
Today, Compuware issued a white paper entitled “Mainframe Excellence 2025: A Generational Call for Strategic Platform Stewardship.” It’s something I hope everyone involved with the mainframe will read.
It’s important. Companies have a lot invested in their mainframe environments. They’ve built mainframe environments of exceptional performance, scalability and reliability. They’ve developed sophisticated […]
Some mainframe sites have already initiated projects to migrate to IBM COBOL 5.1 in hopes of reaping the millions of dollars in CPU savings that come along with the compiler, the first to truly exploit the System z architecture. Other sites are deep into research projects to scope both the […]
There’s a lot of talk and hype about Big Data and with that comes confusion and mistakes. Here are five big mistakes you can make when starting a Big Data initiative.
Ignore the source of your data. Don’t pay attention to the origins of your data; it will just slow you […]
This month’s Enterprise Executive cover story features yours truly. This doesn’t quite fulfill my childhood ambition to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. But I’m still very glad that this media opportunity came my way.
The “Mainframe’s Next 50 Years” Vision
EE’s editor-in-chief Denny Yost got it right when he […]
With the release of COBOL 5.1, IBM has finally delivered a compiler that fully exploits the advantages of System z architecture. As a result, IT organizations recompiling their code in COBOL 5.1 can run their existing mainframe applications with 10-20% less CPU utilization. That can save companies millions.
These aren’t just […]
Every site that depends on a mainframe is at a slightly different stage in dealing with the retiring work force. All of these sites would agree that the layout of their mainframe staff in the future may bear little resemblance to the way it looks today.
Meet your mainframe staff, 2020:
On September 2, we announced our acquisition by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo. We also now announced that we plan to operationally separate our mainframe and APM businesses—and that the resulting mainframe-dedicated company will carry the Compuware name.
As the new president of Compuware’s mainframe business, I wanted to share […]
I was affected by the flooding that hit the Detroit area recently. While cleaning out my basement I was struck by the amount of things I had—for no good reason. Let me explain. Many things I had, I had because they were given to me, or someone wanted me to […]