Solo: A Mainframe Story (Special Edition)

In today’s world, it’s almost impossible for any mainframe operations to work solo: going it alone in terms of the expertise, skills and resources required to succeed, writes Mark Wilson, RSM Partners.

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Don’t Believe the Myth-information about the Mainframe: Part 1

When I heard about the HuffPost article highlighting a video debunking the myths that Hollywood has been repeating about the mainframe, I was cautiously optimistic.  Unfortunately, the writer chose to use only one reference book, and focused on the negative points.

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Have retailers not learned anything from past Black Friday and Cyber Monday disasters?

In my last article, Are You Ready for Growing Mobile Workloads, I asked you to keep an eye out for Black Friday and Cyber Monday success and failure this year. I was really curious to see if retailers had learned their lesson from past years’ online retail disasters.  Well, for this year, the answer seems to be yes and no. Not surprisingly, there were a few retailers who experienced failure for the first time (or for the first time that we noticed…) and some retailers with past bad experiences learned from their mistakes and escaped this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday blitz unscathed. Incredulously however, there were others that had repeated failures and clearly had not planned properly.

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