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Bob Cancilla
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I suppose from a financial standpoint it makes sense. They (IBM) may see the writing on the wall regarding the ISeries.
I did some CICS assembler code back in the 70's...hard to believe it's still
around and going strong
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Big Changes in Computing
I've been following IBM's Q4 results along with its 2013 year end results and statements being made by Virginia Rometty, President and CEO about IBM's future.  It is clear that Cloud and Big Data are IBM's strategic direction. In Rometty's letter to shareho...
I've been following IBM's Q4 results along with its 2013 year end results and statements being made by Virginia Rometty, President and CEO about IBM's future.  It is clear that Cloud and Big Data are IBM's strategic direction...
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Ken, that is more true than you think. Eliminate the machines and the folks that support them.  All that is left is the application. You get a dramatically lower cost and vastly improved environment including better security, solid systems, state of the art disaster recovery, etc.

You do need to choose your cloud provider carefully however...    
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Thiis based on Timothy Prickett Morgan's recent article in IT Jungle.
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IBM Watson and Cognitive Computing
Almost everyone knows that IBM put their Watson computer system up against humans to win Jeopardy and made headlines.  What many do not know is that IBM in January created a new business unit at the highest levels of the company headed by a Senior Vice Pres...
Almost everyone knows that IBM put their Watson computer system up against humans to win Jeopardy and made headlines.  What many do not know is that IBM in January created a new business unit at the highest levels of the comp...
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How Effective are Your Systems?
Many companies today are using systems that were built 20, 30, or even 40 or 50 years ago and modified constantly over time as the business has changed. It is time to stand back and take an objective look at the functionality and cost effectiveness of these...
Many companies today are using systems that were built 20, 30, or even 40 or 50 years ago and modified constantly over time as the business has changed. It is time to stand back and take an objective look at the functionality...
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I've included your post in my IBMi Spotlight  Flipboard Magazine... hope you like it!
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I am currently an independent consultant specializing in assisting management assess and evaluate their current IT organization, strategy, and direction for computer systems today and in the future.

I have over 40 years as an IT executive including 4 years as Worldwide Market Manager for IBM's Rational SW organization focused Rational SW products for the IBM iSeries computer system.

I was responsible for the design and development of three enterprise level ERP systems for three major insurance companies.  I was a pioneer in interactive web development for commercial insurance companies with web sites implemented as early as 1996 including one of the first Commercial applications for a commercial property and casualty insurance company.

Product manager for a major insurance software house focused on financial and reporting systems.

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1 IBM Redbook -- WebSphere Portal Express and Express Plus V5 for the IBM eSeriver iSeries Server SG24-6096-00


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Managing Director -- IGNITe/400 -- iSeries eBusiness User Group.

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