Unwrapping the $300Bn+ industry with Mainframe, APIs and the finest Burger in town

The unexpected recipe to astound: take half a dozen APIs, an IBM Cloud, one Dallas mainframe, plus one iPad and gently fold in against a backdrop of a US-themed burger joint set in the heart of London on a bustling May evening. The result: a live demo of a Tweet-initiated, IBM Bluemix-enhanced, mainframe-powered business transaction cascade; that texted me on successful completion. Oh, and my two astounded colleagues who just saw a whole new dimension to the way that mainframes deliver business services. The digital generation of application developers – who have been weaned on Web2.0 and mobile apps – … Continue reading Unwrapping the $300Bn+ industry with Mainframe, APIs and the finest Burger in town

Mobile, The Millennial and The Mainframe

Mobile, The Millennial and The Mainframe I recently took a quiz online that asked ‘How Millennial Are You?’* From the 15 questions I answered I received a score of 94/100- so I would say that makes me ‘very millennial’ (the mark of a millennial was a score of 73 or higher…) But what does being a millennial actually mean? Well, according to this quiz, it meant I’ve watched some TV, haven’t read a ‘physical’ newspaper in some time, have a social networking presence, and, most importantly, spend a hideous amount of time on my mobile phone. In fact, I only … Continue reading Mobile, The Millennial and The Mainframe