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Amidst Continuing Growth, Compuware Introduces Topaz on AWS and CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise

Introduction If you asked me three years ago what I thought of Compuware, I would have described it as “a point product company in managed decline.” At the time, Compuware was bifurcated between mainframe point solutions and application performance management … Continue reading

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New Payment Processing Demands, New Pricing on IBM z Systems

By Joe Clabby, Clabby Analytics For decades, banks, financial institutions, retailers, transporters and other industries that process bulk payments have relied on batch processing to generate end-of-the day reconciliation reports, weekly or bi-weekly payrolls, consumer bills (such as utility and … Continue reading

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IBM LinuxONE: A Strategy Refinement

By Joe Clabby, Clabby Analytics Clabby Analytics has argued for years that IBM needs to do a better job of explaining which workloads belong on which servers (x86, Power Systems, mainframes). Our primary argument has been that microprocessors process workloads … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Cyber Range: An Immersive Response and Strategic Planning Exercise

By Joe Clabby, Clabby Analytics Does your organization have a comprehensive plan in place to deal with major data breaches? Does your organization have the right tools and the right policies and procedures in place to isolate the cause of … Continue reading

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PowerPlex 2017 – Makers Making an Impact

By Jane Clabby, Clabby Analytics This year’s PowerPlex conference was held in Atlanta, Georgia on May 8-11. The event built upon the “making things” theme introduced last year—highlighting the manufacturing focus of Plex, as well as the company’s customers, prospects … Continue reading

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IBM Interconnect 2017: Cloud Solutions; Watson-enabled Applications and Blockchain

By Joe Clabby, Clabby Analytics Last week approximately 20,000 people attended IBM’s Interconnect Cloud Computing event at the Mandalay Bay complex in Las Vegas, and their reasons for attendance varied widely. Some wanted to learn more about IBM’s cloud and … Continue reading

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IBM Connect 2017: Collaboration Under the Radar

By Joe Clabby, Clabby Analytics IBM runs six large technology events each year: World of Watson, InterConnect, Amplify, Edge, Vision and Connect. I usually attend the two largest, World of Watson and InterConnect, along with 15,000 to 20,000 other interested … Continue reading

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