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Jan 14 ’13

Another year has come to an end and it’s interesting to hear all the various 2013 predictions. Being around for a while I love the technology predictions but I haven’t seen one on data management trends so here's one for everyone to compare with their own thoughts on the subject. Please send me an email with your thoughts or add your comments to this blog…

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Dec 12 ’12

People still complain about how they are held back by old green-screen mainframe applications. It’s not the underlying business logic or application performance they usually are complaining about (that apparently remains rock solid and relevant and has been, in some cases, for decades) but the user interface. Granted, 3270 apps are clunky to use and require plowing through cumbersome screen sequences to complete even a simple task and scream for modernization but they can be modernized through CICS…

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Dec 6 ’12

I did my DB2 LUW migration to DB2 LUW Version 10 and now it’s time to take advantage of all the great DB2 LUW Version 10 features.  The one that is on the top of my list is the new Adaptive Compression.  Adaptive Compression is the newer, better DB2 LUW compression.  The new Adaptive DB2 LUW Compression is a better compression because it provides even denser compression and is a leading reason why the migration to Version 10 is happening quickly at many companies. …

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Nov 29 ’12

Just in time for next year’s budgeting (actually maybe a few months late) IBM announced software price increases for monthly Flat Workload License Charges (FWLC) on over 1000 (1087 to be specific) IBM System z software products. You can check the announcement and the entire list of products here. The announcement is dated Oct. 30, 2012; price increases take effect July 1, 2013…

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