Tag: IBM

Speed is King in COVID-19 times

Speed is King in COVID-19 Times

Business agility is critical. It’s shocking and saddening to see the number of large household names that we grew up with going into administration. Companies that have always been there and we thought always would stand the test of time. Companies like J.C. Penney, Sears and Arcadia group have not managed to adapt to the new world. The world of COVID-19, but also the changes that were happening to consumer habits before that

CX Makes This ‘CrossWorld’ Estate Sexy Again

CX Makes This ‘CrossWorld’ Estate Sexy Again

Almost exactly 19 years ago IBM acquired CrossWorlds Software to add to their WebSphere business-integration middleware business.  CrossWorlds was famous (or infamous) back then mainly because of its founder and approach to advertising, publicity and PR (public relations). 

Containers shift from IT optimization to digital transformation

Containers shift from IT optimization to digital transformation

Container technology is now the standard architecture of enterprise IT service. And it has done so in less than a 10-year period. Why? 

Nastel Technologies Announces Availability of Nastel Navigator on Red Hat Marketplace

Nastel Technologies Announces Availability of Nastel Navigator on Red Hat Marketplace

Nastel Technologies today announced that Nastel Navigator is now available through Red Hat Marketplace. Red Hat Marketplace is an open cloud marketplace for enterprise customers to discover, try, purchase, deploy, and manage certified container-based software across environments

A philosophical (possibly even a theological) discussion of IBM MQ’s maximum queue depth

A philosophical (possibly even a theological) discussion of IBM MQ’s maximum queue depth

I was having a discussion the other day about IBM MQ maximum queue depth. After thinking about this, I really got to thinking about why this exists. The basic concept for a queue is to hold messages the producers create until consumers can process them.

Artificial Intelligence And Data Privacy – Turning A Risk Into A Benefit

Artificial Intelligence And Data Privacy – Turning A Risk Into A Benefit

One of the most important reasons business, especially consumer facing business, wants to have lots of data is to know as much about the market, us, as possible. Artificial intelligence (AI) has made that focus on customers more and more accurate. While business has been becoming more invasive, governments have begun to look at and…
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Nastel announces the immediate availability of Nastel Navigator X

Nastel announces the immediate availability of Nastel Navigator X

The only Product that combines Administration, Secure Self Service,Proactive Monitoring and Message Tracking for all Middleware in one Category Making Solution!  Nastel Technologies, the global leader of solutions covering middleware centric end-to-end Transaction Tracking and Application Performance Management (APM) for mission-critical applications across all environments, has announced today the immediate availability of Nastel Navigator X.…
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Do you CD or LTS?

Do you CD or LTS?

It’s been four years since IBM MQ introduced Continuous Delivery (CD) and Long Term Support (LTS) releases. The main objective was to give MQ users a choice between getting access to the latest and greatest features sooner than later (CD) or using a stable environment that had only bug fixes (LTS).   Since the typical cadences…
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A brief overview of what’s new in IBM MQ 9.2

A brief overview of what’s new in IBM MQ 9.2

Recently, I wrote about the difference between long-term support and continuous delivery releases of IBM MQ. In that discussion I pointed out that based on their traditional cadence that a new MQ release was not far off. As expected, IBM has announced IBM MQ 9.2. This is scheduled for availability this week. As I discussed…
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Solving A Common Cloud Migration Issue For Messaging Middleware

Solving A Common Cloud Migration Issue For Messaging Middleware

Are you like many enterprises, using a mix of messaging middleware applications including IBM MQ, Kafka and/or Tibco EMS? And Are you in the process of either moving some apps off of mainframes and in-house datacenters to the cloud, or starting to build news apps in new cloud environments? These are currently common scenarios that…
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