Mainframe News Out There

Once a month we like to pick articles from other blogs that we feel are interesting enough to talk about on the Planet Mainframe blog. Here are this month’s picks:

Update on the z14

Clipper Group article on the z14 – Craig Mullins provided some insight for us last week in his z14 article, and now the folks at the Clipper Group add some more information- expanding somewhat on machine learning and some comparisons to z13 and z12. Check out their interesting article: IBM z14 — The New Standard for Modern Digital Enterprises.

More on the z14

The z14 is big news in the mainframe biz, so there are a lot of industry experts with opinions on it. Alan Radding (of Dancing Dinosaur) also talks about the z14 in his recent article on Enterprise Systems Media. In his article, Mr. Radding focuses on the z14’s Cloud and Security features as well as its improved performance. Check out what he has to say: New IBM Z Redefines Mainframe and Security and Cloud.

Advanced Analytics

Interesting article on analytics by Chin, Hagstroem, Libarikian, and Rifai on the McKinsey & Company website. The idea is that the C-suite sees value in business analytics, but the understanding (and expertise!) may not be in place to leverage it. Check out what they have to say: Advanced analytics: Nine insights from the C-suite.

DevOps: More than just the speed

Interesting article on DevOps by Meredith Courtemanche in a BitPipe article.  DevOps offers more than just the ability to move faster and align IT with business goals. Another important DevOps function is ‘deployment to incident correlation’ – think of this as well: Outsiders provide the best quality control…
See more: Tighten IT Operations Control with a DevOps Feedback Loop.

In addition to the planning, development and management of the Planet Mainframe blog, Keith is a marketing copywriting consultant where he provides messaging for corporate and partner products and solutions.

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