Compuware this week announced the release of Topaz, an innovative new solution that empowers IT organizations to preserve and advance their mainframe investments. Topaz’s elegant simplicity in design and usability helps a new development workforce quickly master mainframe programs and data. This first release of Topaz specifically provides Millennial developers and […]
How do you change a waterfall software development culture that has been in existence for decades to begin using Agile? That was what I asked myself when I took over product development of Compuware’s Mainframe Solutions last spring. I began working with the leaders of Product Management and Development to define a […]
Discussions about the mainframe’s future often center on the need to replace operations staff. But the most pressing challenge mainframe owners face at the moment isn’t operations. It’s protecting and extending the incalculably valuable intellectual property residing on their mainframes in the form of application code.
That’s why IT leaders should […]
Marginal cost is of paramount importance when it comes to the economics of IT. As your business grows, after all, IT will have to support more applications, more users and bigger workloads. If your marginal costs for doing so are high, your growth will be painful and expensive. If your […]
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 […]