Enterprise IT Consultant Views on Technologies and Trends:

IBM


April 8, 2011  2:52 AM

Understanding Case Management, the next zing thing of BPM



Posted by: Sasirekha R
BPM, Case, DCM, Forrester, IBM, Process

Case Management, the next zing thing of BPM Traditional Business Process Management (BPM) focuses on activities, the order and sequencing of the activities to solve a problem - more like an imitation of mass production in a...

April 7, 2011  6:52 AM

Understanding Inline vs. post-processing de-duplication



Posted by: Sasirekha R
Compression, IBM, performance, Storage

Understanding Inline vs. post-processing de-duplication A major difference in de-duplication product offerings is related to when the de-duplication occurs: "In-line" (or "real-time" as the data...


April 7, 2011  5:08 AM

Data de-duplication, the hottest technology in storage



Posted by: Sasirekha R
Compression, cost saving, IBM

Data de-duplication, the hottest technology in storage Data de-duplication with its promise of reducing storage capacity of backup environment by 95% (according to Forrester) has become fully Mainstream with more than 84% of the Gartner...


March 24, 2011  3:37 AM

Enterprise Mashups Adoption



Posted by: Sasirekha R
aggregation, Agility, Enterprise, IBM, Internet, Mashup, visual, web 2.0

Enterprise Mashups Mashups combine, aggregate and remix existing data from various sources (databases, spreadsheets, websites, Web Services, RSS/Atom feeds and unstructured sources) and deliver information in a actionable format including better visualization. Visualization...


February 14, 2011  2:43 AM

Understanding Mainframe transaction processing – CICS



Posted by: Sasirekha R
CICS, IBM, Mainframe, transaction

Understanding Mainframe transaction processing - CICS (for non-mainframe personnel) CICS is IBM's online transaction processing facility - and WebSphere can be considered as an equivalent. The words transaction and task are used to describe units of work within...


February 14, 2011  2:38 AM

Mainframe z/OS Components



Posted by: Sasirekha R
High Availability, IBM, Mainframe, performance, virtual, zOS

Mainframe z/OS Components Mainframe operating system z/OS is a share-everything runtime environment that provides for resource sharing through its heritage of virtualization technology. z/OS gets work done by dividing it into pieces and giving portions of the job to various...


February 14, 2011  1:56 AM

Mainframe Clustering – Overview



Posted by: Sasirekha R
Cluster, IBM, Mainframe, Scalability, zOS

Mainframe Clustering Mainframe has three major clustering techniques: Basic Shared DASD, CTC rings, and Parallel Sysplex. Parallel Sysplex - is analogous in concept to a UNIX cluster - allow the customer to operate multiple copies of the operating system as a single system. This...


February 14, 2011  1:50 AM

Understanding Mainframe – Overview for non-mainframe personnel



Posted by: Sasirekha R
CICS, COBOL, cost saving, IBM, Mainframe, mainframe cost, virtual, Virtualized Server, zOS

Mainframe Overview with focus on Cost Savings Recently one of our Unix experts - focusing on IT optimization - came to me to get an understanding of Mainframe and like most IT people who have not worked in Mainframe had quite a few obsolete...


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 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


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