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More migration worries: Skills, culture and operations

I once saw a quote that said, “the only one who really likes change is a wet baby.” We all know that change is uncomfortable and can take folks out of their comfort zone. That’s definitely true when it comes to migration projects, especially for organizations that have been running their business on one specific […]

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Top migration worries: Estimating cost and duration

There’s an old adage that says, “if you have enough time and money, and no market pressure, you can migrate anything.” Unfortunately, I’ve never met a client that fit that criteria. It’s understandable then, that once the technical concerns about migration have been put to rest, the next logical question most ask is simply, “how […]

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Looking into the future of IT: Will AI rule the world?

In the first part of this “future of IT” series, I posed the question: What will IT look like a decade from now? To begin the conversation, I outlined the three major segments of IT — procedural IT, statistical IT and machine learning IT — noting that machine learning will see the most growth in […]

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Can Lab Services help me migrate release levels for z/OS?

Are you an IBM Z client that needs help keeping your z/OS release levels up-to-date? Perhaps your production systems are running version or maintenance levels at, near or past their end-of-support date. Or maybe you’re challenged with staying ahead of the latest software vulnerabilities or have regulatory requirements to patch frequently. If you fit any […]

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The future of IT: Keep an eye on machine learning

What will IT look like a decade from now? We’ve seen enormous growth in big data and analytics in the past decade, and this area of technology will continue to transform how business is done. Not just that — but machine learning breakthroughs will bring new ways of analyzing and using that data. To start […]

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Corral your growing storage infrastructure!

A changing IT ecosystem Businesses today are measured by their ability to meet customer demand for anytime/anywhere products and services. Technologies such as cloud, mobility, social media, cognitive/AI, the Internet of Things and virtual reality are creating new business performance benchmarks and generating an explosion of data. To deliver competitive advantage in the marketplace, organizations […]

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PCI DSS security compliance on IBM AIX

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to optimize the security of credit, debit and cash card transactions, and to protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information. While most companies have to meet numerous regulatory requirements, they often fail to maintain their […]

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Building a culture of high availability

What customer doesn’t expect the applications they use to work all the time? What business doesn’t want high availability from its IT systems? In today’s world, both customers and businesses have high expectations. Customers want to bank and shop when it’s convenient for them, and business leaders want the systems providing these services to be […]

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India’s United Breweries processes backend jobs ~50% faster

Does your organization need a tailored data center infrastructure for SAP HANA? Are you facing a growing volume of data that your existing IT infrastructure isn’t equipped to handle? In today’s fast-paced digital world, companies need an infrastructure that’s optimized for faster business processes and insights. United Breweries Limited (UBL) has been a market leader […]

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