Hybrid cloud

Hands-on experience with the IBM z Systems Trial Program

Hybrid cloud, Mainframes, Software

As I work with clients who are considering purchasing enterprise software, they are often challenged with quickly accessing and testing the software. Multiple steps are required, from download to installation and configuration, and many times multiple people need to be coordinated (like the people in operations, database administrator (DBA), systems programmer, application developer and so ...read more


Better together: Systems of innovation (part four)

Hybrid cloud, Linux on z, Mainframes

We’ve been redefining digital business over the last decade, but there’s a whole spectrum of optimized application development opportunities yet to explore. This is the fourth and final part of this series. We can help you apply your IT infrastructure as the catalyst for creating innovative new digital ventures or business models and enhancing your ...read more


Making a case for cloud computing

Cloud computing, Data security, Hybrid cloud...

My wife, who is home for the day, just informed me that her IT department moved their email and home directories to the cloud.  Previously, the company’s access policies were so restrictive that she could never see this information offsite.  As I reflected on what this change would mean to remote users, I wondered about ...read more


Improving chip yield rates with cognitive manufacturing

Data security, Hybrid cloud, Software-defined computing...

When we think about manufacturing in electronics we usually think about the assembly of the final product, rather than the manufacture of all of the individual components.  Right at the start of the supply chain are the microchips themselves.  As components, they are relatively cheap per unit, but the design complexity and manufacturing setup costs ...read more


Better together: Systems of innovation (Part three)

Hybrid cloud, Linux on z, Mainframes

Welcome to the era of rapid digital business innovation, where creating new value for your organization is limited only by your imagination. Working with executive leaders, we’ve envisioned a hybrid cloud architecture that’s enterprise strong and adaptive to industry-domain requirements, by design. It’s a forward-looking platform that will stand the test of time. Based upon ...read more


The new cloud conversation: How to build a high-performing cloud

Hybrid cloud, Linux on z, Mainframes

While most agree that cloud is the architecture of the future, IT leaders are learning fast that putting all clouds into one category is like saying that all cars are the same. An AMC Gremlin and a Porsche 911 both have an engine and four wheels, but produce vastly different results. With clouds, as with ...read more


Better together: Systems of innovation (Part two)

Hybrid cloud, Mainframes

Senior executives want to engage influencers with an informed perspective of key IT market trends and associated drivers. To be of value to their cause, you must demonstrate an understanding of their commercial world. That awareness requires more than technology knowledge; it requires substantive industry domain expertise. Moreover, executives crave actionable lessons learned – from ...read more


Better together: Systems of innovation (Part one)

Hybrid cloud, Mainframes

The business world is changing. Disruptive shifts in global commerce are forcing everyone to question the status quo. Chief executives are tasking IT organizations with helping to create compelling customer experiences, support new business models and adopt agile processes that deliver impactful results. Savvy CEOs know that business technology is a factor that’s likely to ...read more


7 things IBM’s IDE provides for developer empowerment

Hybrid cloud, Mainframes

IBM’s Developer for z Systems has long been the quality standard for graphical, Eclipse-based mainframe development. In an environment where the competition is fierce, IBM stays at the forefront by creating cutting-edge feature functions that can boost the efficacy of your development practices and tasks. With that in mind, let’s dive in to seven features ...read more