How to leverage the results of an MRA as you develop migration strategies and staffing plans, establish rules for data conversion and system cutover, and move further to mitigate project risk.
Seven simple questions can help you assess change-related risk and gauge the effectiveness of your change-management process.
Even in the most "monolithic" of IT settings, the mainframe data center, there may be compelling justifications for violating the one-stop-shop approach that vendors are keen to promote these days.
The power of a migration readiness assessment strategy framework is that it enables you to see what you are getting into with a data migration before you actually begin.
In less than 18 months, perpendicular recording has gone mainstream. It is one of those little-noted technology innovations, but one that is extraordinarily important.
Both Compuware and IBM notched a pair of mainframe-related acquisitions
The application server marketplace isn’t the exclusive playground of J2EE and .NET: CICS is amply represented, market watcher IDC says
IBM is pushing a retro database security model: bring it all back home to the mainframe, and trust the security and privacy of Big Iron
The year was something of a mixed bag, milestone-wise. We offer five trends to watch in 2007.
For sensitive data sitting on a portable, encryption is no longer an option. It’s a necessity.
More unstructured data and an emphasis on business intelligence will keep DBAs busy
New study shows disconnect between executives' understanding and action
Regardless of whether customers opt for Linux-on-zSeries or choose to abandon the mainframe altogether, Oracle stands to benefit
How do you help businesses better manage information and increase the performance of their database and storage-related infrastructures?
Is a software-only solution to storage manipulation on the horizon?
New vendors trumpet products with lower price tags, but if they lock you into a single source, what’s the point?
EdgeSecure makes it easier to protect data stored in remote locations.
Sooner or later, technology to allow a true ILM was bound to come along.
The advent of the Web marketplace has forced companies to reevaluate their approach to customer service strategies. Many organizations rely on customer relationship management software to provide a consistent experience for customers at all points of contact with the organization. But, this software does not provide access to back-end applications. A new class of software, control broker technology, could be the answer to bridging the gap.
IBM has provided the OS/390 Java programmer with two access mechanisms to access DB2 data: Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) and SQLJ. Learn what will work best for you. Receive an overview of Java with DB2 in the OS/390 environment, view code snippets illustrating each access mechanism, and compare the strengths and weaknesses of JDBC versus SQLJ.