Joseph Gulla

Joseph Gulla




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  • A Focus on Cloud Management
    12/11/2017
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Application Management
    12/04/2017
  • Age of Networks and Network Management
    11/27/2017
  • Comprehensive Systems Management
    11/20/2017
  • IT Management Activities and Their Context
    11/13/2017
  • 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 |

    Destination z is Five Years Old

    Destination z is five years old this month and, in addition to its substantial web presence, Destination z is on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Posted: July 11, 2016 |

    Marist College and the ECC for the 8th Annual Conference

    In mid-June, I traveled to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and attended the annual Enterprise Computing Community (ECC) Conference. This was my second time and the eighth for the ECC. Over the next few months, I plan to write about the presentations I heard and send some reports from the people that I met and interviewed in the field. I’m not going to do it all at once, instead I’ll spread it out to keep the memory of this dynamic experience alive in my mind and to encourage some of you to sign up for next year’s conference.

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    Posted: June 27, 2016 |

    Cloud and Other Infrastructure: The Need for Hybrid Approaches

    This is the final post in this series on the cloud economy. In the previous posts, I have discussed the predecessor to cloud called utility computing and the software and computer hardware elements of cloud services. I also discussed cloud and its impact on people, procedures and data. This post completes the series by discussing hybrid computing.

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    Posted: June 20, 2016 |

    People, Procedures and Data in the Cloud Economy

    This is the third post in a series on the cloud economy. In the previous two posts, I have discussed the predecessor to cloud called utility computing and the software and computer hardware elements of cloud services. This post looks at three additional elements of cloud at a macro level: people, procedures and data.

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    Posted: June 13, 2016 |

    Software and Computer Hardware are Key Parts of the Cloud Economy

    This post looks at two of these important elements of cloud services at a macro level: software and computer hardware.

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    Posted: June 06, 2016 |

    Another New Economy: Cloud

    This is the first post in a new series on the cloud economy. Since mid-April, I have been exploring new economies leveraging software. I’m also including hardware and services when they’re part of the new economy’s system. Cloud is more than a software economy as cloud services involve a whole structure of software, computer hardware, people, procedures and data. 

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    Posted: May 30, 2016 |

    Reverse Engineering Business Rules

    This is the last post in this series on software for Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS) software. In this post, I discuss the flip side of the business rule discussion, specifically extracting rules from existing applications. Think of a coin, it has two sides, head and tail. In the previous posts, I have been writing about the head of the coin—BRMS software that makes it possible to predefine the rules then use them at run time from the application. The tail side of the coin is using software and human invention to reverse engineer the business rules that are imbedded in the running code.

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    Posted: May 23, 2016 |

    More on Business Rules Management Systems Software

    This post picks up where last week's post left off. Last week, the focus was licensed Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS) middleware from IBM. This post focuses on open-source tools and briefly discusses a few organizations centered on research and implementation of business rules in a wide variety of settings.

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    Posted: May 16, 2016 |

    Business Rules Management Systems Software

    In my last post, I revisited the topic of Business Rules Management Software (BRMS). This software is a fascinating segment of middleware that’s very useful to companies that need a cost-effective way to update frequently changing business rules and policies. In this post, I’ll begin to explore the software available in the marketplace.

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    Posted: May 09, 2016 |

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