Thought Leadership: The Business Value of New Workloads

The Business Value of New Workloads

Flexibility, reliability and scalability—these three words have become synonymous with technology today. But when it comes to new workloads related to the new and innovative technologies, they became paramount to success.

This year at EXECUforum, Wilhelm Mild, IBM Executive IT Architect, Integration Architectures for Mobile, z Systems and Linux with IBM Systems &Technology Group, takes on the topic of New Workloads. He examines new business solutions for modernized IT, and the economical positioning of IBM z Systems, along with what users need in order to adapt for the IT flexibility required in today's processes.


SHARE: At this year’s EXECUforum event, your presentation called New Workloads will talk economics and business value. What can attendees expect during your presentation?

Mild: My presentation will highlight the Economics and Business values of heterogeneous solutions in a two-speed IT world running on the IBM z Systems and IBM LinuxONE platforms. Where the future has arrived, the secure clouds and the IT modernization with DevOps and Microservices are preparing the horizon for the newest transactional revolution using Blockchain technology by securing it on the largest scalable server. At the same it will highlight the reliability and flexibility of running Linux and traditional z/OS workloads to position this server towards a software-defined datacenter.        


SHARE: What are some of the key takeaways that SHARE members can expect to get from your presentation? What are some common challenges that your presentation will help solve?

Mild: The presentation will give answers about the concepts of future IT architectures and solutions. I will focus on the economical positioning of IBM z Systems, and what you need in order to adapt for the IT flexibility required in today's processes. Among the key takeaways is that you must have the flexibility, reliability and scalability for the new workloads and business solutions from existing core solutions to the integration with Open Source enterprise ready components. 

SHARE: Why is it important for SHARE colleagues to come together at EXECUforum? What are you most looking forward to?

Mild: The EXECUForum is a very important pulse for the strategic business and technical decision makers. It is an event that allows them to share their thoughts and find the right discussion partners for technology directions that influence the decisions towards corporate strategies, Industry solutions and standards.             

I'm looking forward to great discussions about the future of IT solutions on IBM z Systems, the challenges of the future from a technical and economical perspective, keeping IT security and flexibility as key differentiators in future solutions.

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