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.
The somewhat tenuous relationship between cloud computing and mainframes was once again a big topic at our most recent event, SHARE in San Antonio.
In the March 1991 issue of InfoWorld Stewart Alsop wrote, "I predict that the last mainframe will be unplugged on March 15, 1996.”
It’s 2016, and the expectation for virtually any company is that they have to be on the cloud and they have to be mobile-friendly – that’s what their employees expect and that’s what their customers expect, right?
Imagine trying to fill a prescription at the pharmacy only to discover that, due to some unknown error in some faraway IT system, your health insurance coverage isn’t available.