In this entry, I use a number of computer abbreviations and concepts that may not be familiar to all. I have placed a mini-glossary* at the end to make it clearer.
“I can tell you I know most corporations have an SLA* for critical patches* in Windows.* It’s probably 72 hours. Or maybe 90.
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Imagine a vast herd of wild mainframes—10,000 strong, roaming the ‘IT planes’, apparently impervious to any predators that might threaten them.
Imagine a vast disaster that everyone expects to swallow up the herd—let’s call it “Y2K”—passing harmlessly by as if it didn’t even impact on their surface
We’ve all heard it repeated ad nauseam: There’s a skills gap in mainframe, and the industry must find a way to fill the gap. Of course, where there’s a gap, there’s an opportunity. Specifically, the opportunity for young IT professionals looking to find a fulfilling career.
Big data projects are meant to give companies the tools and insights they need to increase business value. All of that added value should make the initial project investment worth it.