Joseph Gulla

Joseph Gulla




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  • Three Absorbing Middleware Solutions
    December 17, 2018
  • The Middleware Market is Interesting and Growing
    December 10, 2018
  • I Never Want a World Without Middleware
    December 3, 2018
  • z14 Beyond the Conference Handout
    November 26, 2018
  • Is Computer Hardware Underappreciated?
    November 19, 2018
  • Trend Watch: Linux

    This is the second in a multi-part series with a focus on trends that are interesting and important with a focus on enterprise computing. In this post, I’ll continue my point-in-time analysis of trends with a focus on Linux.  According to the LinuxCounter, there are about 89,365,600 Linux users in the world. 

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    Posted: February 27, 2017 |

    Trend Watch: Cloud Computing

    This is the first in a multi-part series with a focus on trends that are interesting and important, from cloud computing to digital transformation, all with a clear focus on enterprise computing. In this post, I jump into cloud computing and discuss the subject at this point-in-time.

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    Posted: February 20, 2017 |

    Education, Certification and Experience

    This is the last in a multi-part series on the key skills needed for success in enterprise computing. This three-part series is based on information that I gathered and analyzed from job postings from job sites. These postings came from companies looking to hire programmers, programmer/analysts and developers in mainframe computing.

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    Posted: February 13, 2017 |

    The Important Role of Effectiveness Skills

    This is the second in a multi-part series on the key skills needed for success in enterprise computing. This brief series is based on information that I gathered and analyzed from job postings from companies looking to hire programmers, programmer/analysts and developers for jobs in mainframe computing. Last week, I wrote about a collection of needed skills that I labeled as domain-specific skills like COBOL, CICS and SQL. This week, I discuss a group called effectiveness skills.

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    Posted: February 6, 2017 |

    What Skillset is Needed for Enterprise Systems Success?

    This is the first in a multi-part series on the key skills needed for success in enterprise computing. As research for this post and the ones to follow, I have gathered and analyzed information from job postings from companies looking to hire programmers, programmer/analysts and developers for jobs in mainframe computing.

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    Posted: January 30, 2017 |

    Looking Back at 2016

    This is the second post where I look back at 2016 with some reflections on the most useful and interesting topics that I explored in the year that just passed. I really enjoyed writing the series on modernization, sig-nif-i-cance and the cloud economy. Modernization was a topic I knew about but never fully explored. It was timely to write about the cloud economy as it was a hot topic in 2016. The sig-nif-i-cance series was fun for me to indulge in and re-explore some of my favorite topics. Here is a quick recap.

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    Posted: January 23, 2017 |

    Looking Back at 2016

    In this post, I look back at 2016 with some reflections on the most useful topics that I explored in the year that just passed. I have several series of posts that I really enjoyed writing and I’m taking this opportunity to recap them in this post and the next one.

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    Posted: January 16, 2017 |

    Ways IT Teams Work: What Makes Them Effective?

    This is the last post in this series on the ways that IT teams work. I complete this series by examining the characteristics of teams that make them effective regardless of the way they are organized to carry out their work.

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    Posted: January 9, 2017 |

    Ways IT Teams Work: Group in a Box United by Schedule

    This is part three of a series on how teams are organized and how they work together within this set of conventions and constraints. This post describes a team that creates software with members that work on multiple line items on the same projects within a fixed time period. It can be described as a group in a box unified by schedule.

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    Posted: January 2, 2017 |

    Ways IT Teams Work: Federation Unified by Process

    This is part two of a multi-part series on how teams are organized and how they work together within a set of conventions and constraints. This post describes an organization that creates products and offerings with members that work simultaneously on multiple projects. A well-defined process, not very different from a traditional systems development life cycle (SDLC), guides this federated team.

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    Posted: December 19, 2016 |

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