Enterprise IT Consultant Views on Technologies and Trends:

January, 2011

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January 28, 2011  3:03 AM

Using Multithreading in COBOL for SOA



Posted by: Sasirekha R
COBOL, Enterprise, IBM, multithreading, performance, SOA

COBOL Programs in SOA - Using Multithreading Originally COBOL didn't support multithreading thereby heavily limiting the possibility of using COBOL subroutines as building blocks for...

January 25, 2011  1:37 AM

Measuring IT Agility



Posted by: Sasirekha R
Agile, Agility, Enterprise

Measuring IT Agility Today there is no two opinions about the need for business to be Agile and every other technology/business trend aims at providing/improving agility to enterprises. Agility is a concept that incorporates the ideas of flexibility, balance, adaptability, and...


January 25, 2011  12:28 AM

Three Steps towards making Enterprise Architecture Agile



Posted by: Sasirekha R
Agile, AgileEA, Agility, Architecture, EA, Enterprise

Making Agile Enterprise Architecture Pragmatic Most people agree with Charles Edwards (of Agile EA) comment, that though software development and architecture has been making excellent progress over the past two decades, the same cannot be...


January 24, 2011  3:40 AM

IBM, the inventor, celebrating its 100th year



Posted by: Sasirekha R
IBM, innovation, patent, Watson

IBM, the inventor, celebrating its 100th year IBM has evolved from a small business that made scales, time clocks and tabulating machines to what it is today. The video celebrating its 100th year


January 19, 2011  2:26 AM

Gartner’s IT Top Predictions for 2011



Posted by: Sasirekha R
Cloud, Cloud computing, Gartner, information, IT, social, virtual

IT Top Predictions for 2011 by Gartner Gartner's report on 2011 IT Predictions - http://www.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?ref=clientFriendlyUrl&id=1476415 - highlights that there would be...


January 5, 2011  3:33 AM

Consulting – Data Collection Methods



Posted by: Sasirekha R
Consulting, Data Collection

Consulting - Data Collection Methods The quote "It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. One begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts" - Sherlock Holmes - fits in consulting context perfectly.


January 5, 2011  3:30 AM

IT Consulting Framework – excerpt from book by Rick Freedman



Posted by: Sasirekha R
project management

IT Consulting Framework

Another interesting book for consulting is "The IT Consultant : A Commonsense Framework for Managing the Client Relationship" by Rick Freedman.  Tried to...


January 3, 2011  2:31 AM

Static / Dynamic Linking in CICS



Posted by: Sasirekha R
CICS, IBM, linking, Mainframe, performance

Static / Dynamic Linking in CICS

In CICS there are three ways of transferring control to a subprogram: 1. Using EXEC CICS LINK Command 2. Using Static COBOL call 3. Using Dynamic COBOL call The format of the LINK command in the calling program is: EXEC CICS LINK...


January 3, 2011  2:24 AM

Static / Dynamic Linking in IBM COBOL



Posted by: Sasirekha R
COBOL, IBM, linking, Mainframe, performance

Static / Dynamic Linking in IBM COBOL

Using linking, we can have one program call another program that is not contained in the source code of the calling program. Depending on the linkage options,  the object module of the calling program is linked with the object module of the...


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