Joseph Gulla

Joseph Gulla




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  • Trend Watch: Digital Business
    04/24/2017
  • Trend Watch: Java
    04/17/2017
  • Trend Watch: Business Intelligence and Business Analytics
    04/10/2017
  • Trend Watch: Service Oriented Architecture and Web Services
    04/03/2017
  • Trend Watch: Security
    03/27/2017
  • Internal Modernization of COBOL, VSAM and DB2

    This week, I’ll explore the idea of internal modernization by writing about change and growth that has transformed legacy languages and files systems. Some modernization proponents say, “dump COBOL,” but are you aware of the internal modernization that has happened within COBOL over the decades? It’s an amazing story described in dozens of books written about COBOL over the decades.

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    Posted: September 19, 2016 |

    Modernizing Application Change

    This week, I’ll explore modernizing the way applications are created and supported through change management. Existing applications were created in one way—is this the way modernized applications should be changes and sustained in the future? 

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    Posted: September 12, 2016 |

    Modernizing the Data Repository of an Existing Application

    This week, I’ll focus on modernization by exploring replacing some or all of the files for an application with a database solution. Let’s see if and when this is a compelling idea.

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    Posted: September 05, 2016 |

    Modernization of Existing Application for Mobility

    This week, I’ll focus on mobility for existing applications like those that run under CICS. My question: how do you enable existing host applications to work with smartphones and tablets in addition to the web? It would be ideal if we could do this without changing the host application. Let’s see if that can be done.

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    Posted: August 29, 2016 |

    What is Modernization of Existing Applications?

    This week, I start a series on the modernization of existing applications. This is a topic of great interest to many, including me, so I look forward to sharing what I have found over a number of posts in the current weeks.

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    Posted: August 22, 2016 |

    ECC Conference Day 2 Afternoon Sessions

    In mid-June, I traveled to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York and attended the annual Enterprise Computing Community (ECC) Conference. This is my last post in this series. This post covers the sessions that I attended on the afternoon of the last day of the conference.

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    Posted: August 15, 2016 |

    ECC Conference Day 2 Morning Sessions

    In mid-June, I traveled to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and attended the annual Enterprise Computing Community (ECC) Conference. In this blog and the one next week, I describe and discuss the sessions that I attended on the second day of the conference.

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    Posted: August 08, 2016 |

    ECC Conference Day 1 Afternoon Sessions Were Exceptional

    In mid-June, I traveled to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and attended the annual Enterprise Computing Community (ECC) Conference. In June, I wrote about the conference and for this blog and the next few, I will describe and discuss the sessions that I attended on the first and second day of the conference. This post describes the sessions that I attended in the afternoon of the first day of the conference. Read my thoughts on the morning conference.

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    Posted: August 01, 2016 |

    ECC Conference Day 1 Morning Sessions Are Educational

    In mid-June, I traveled to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and attended the annual Enterprise Computing Community (ECC) Conference. In June, I wrote about the conference and for this blog and the next few, I will describe and discuss the sessions that I attended on the first and second day of the conference.

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    Posted: July 25, 2016 |

    Destination z Has Landed

    You probably know that Destination z was created as a digital space for mainframers to connect with one another. It has been successful—in five years, the site has grown to over 6,000 members and the variety of information and activities on the site has increased, changed and transformed. 

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    Posted: July 18, 2016 |

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