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Surviving A Change Management Migration
by Dan Burger

Software migrations are the root canals of enterprise IT. Rarely do you find anyone looking forward to them. That's not to say they are not being considered. High maintenance fees and minimal enhancements have encouraged software replacement strategies to become more widespread than they were just a few years ago. In the IBM midrange community, where application and database modernization is at the top of the priority list, migration obstacles--risk and complexity--are being overcome. READ MORE >

Townsend Ponders Future Of DB2 Modernization Tech
by Alex Woodie

What will Townsend Security do with the potentially groundbreaking technology it created to solve a thorny encryption issue in DB2 for i? While the Olympia, Washington-based company is not interested in getting into the database modernization business, it is open to the possibility of licensing its innovative technology--which essentially uses Open Access for RPG to replace record-level I/O calls in legacy RPG apps with the SQL Query Engine--to people who are. READ MORE >

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At The End Of The Power8 Long Tail
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Largely for economic reasons relating to IBM's high costs in chip manufacturing and relatively low chip volumes, the Power Systems platform left the familiar cadence of Moore's Law progress quite a while ago. IBM stretched it out to three years or more between processor cycles, and here we are in the middle of 2016 and we are still probably at least a year away from the Power9 launch. At the tail end of any product cycle revenues are bound to dip, and this is precisely what is happening to segments of the Power Systems line. READ MORE >

Mad Dog 21/21: Brexit, Pursued By A Bear Market
by Hesh Wiener

In The Winter's Tale, Antigonus is chased offstage to his death. Shakespeare's stage direction is, Exit, pursued by a bear. This instruction is part of a quirky drama that begins in tragedy but ends with joy and redemption, a story chock full of surprises. Its boggled principals apparently feel the way Britons, Europeans, and indeed the rest of us do in the wake of Brexit, the indication that Britain's voters want to leave the European Union. READ MORE >

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Systems Monitoring Made Easier, Better, GUI-er
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