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Feb

In Novel Ways … WebAction for NonStop X Will Change the Way Business Operates!

We all continue to count down the days before the latest NonStop systems begin to ship in volume. NonStop X, as the members of the family of NonStop systems based on the Intel x86 architecture are now being called, brings NonStop back into the mainstream, with the last vestige of proprietary completely removed. To all …

22
Jan

Is There a Hybrid in Your Future Based on NonStop?

When HP Vice President & General Manager, Integrity Server, Randy Meyer, presented to the gathering of Canadian NonStop community in October, 2013, the theme of his talk resonated with all present. Meyer elected to build on key focus items that HP CEO, Meg Whitman, had highlighted only a few months earlier during her presentation at …

5
Jan

For NonStop Users, No Sleep Lost from Deploying WebAction!

When it comes to truisms in my family the ones that stand out include never making our bed when we are tired, never cooking when we are hungry and never buying a car when we need one. Clearly, performing any of these tasks when not necessary has proven the more beneficial as well as being …

18
Dec

HP Nonstop; It’s Where Telco and Finance Intersect and WebAction Can Leverage One for the Other!

The lessons mobile devices are teaching us tend to set the stage for what might be expected from ATMs shortly. There’s no question that the interest in mobile devices – particularly as we are learning that according to the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) “the world will have more than 1.75 billion smartphones by the …

15
Dec

Out of the Shadows; NonStop with WebAction Proves to Be a Tantalizing Proposition!

When there’s a rock group called Big Data with a popular song, Dangerous, then the lyrics just shout out to be given a second read. Picking up the words while driving isn’t easy to do, so it had to wait till I returned to the office and did a search – I came across the …

8
Dec

Coincidence; Surely Not. WebAction Intersects with NonStop to Give You a Better Steak!

By chance this week I happened upon a website of a well-known steakhouse – one I have often visited, although not my absolute top pick. On their website I was greeted with a personalized offer to pair my next steak dinner with one of three really good wines, all deeply discounted. A quick exploration of …

25
Nov

Time for an Ever-watchful Guardian…

This past week I joined the HP NonStop systems community for their annual technical boot camp held in San Jose. In what is clearly trending upwards, this event started out quietly enough but quickly outgrew its initial event space and with an even stronger showing this year, has clearly outgrown its second venue. Pre-conference sessions, …

12
Nov

Don’t Leave Home Without Them – and with Nonstop, the Experience Will Be Richer!

Gathering up my odds and ends as I headed for the car this morning, I couldn’t help noticing what today constitutes the basics I simply wouldn’t leave home without. There’s my phone, with a banknote firmly folded in a cover pouch along with a couple of business cards. Keys for the car? Well, today these …

29
Oct

Big Data and NonStop – Here to Stay and Users Richer for It!

“Big Data is here to stay, and it’s getting bigger. Volume, variety, and velocity are growing at ever increasing rates, and the data is coming from more diverse sources than ever (Internet of Things, sensors, machines, components, etc.). The next generation agile enterprise needs a Big Data analytics solution that allows seamless integration of transactional …

8
Oct

Nonstop Does Big Transactions – but WebAction Can Add Big Data!

There was discussion this past week about the likelihood of NonStop users being able to use existing NS SQL in support of Big Data. The venue was a gathering of NonStop users and vendors of the mid-Atlantic user group that was well supported by HP. During an update by one of HP’s solutions architects who …

22
Sep

Transformers Aren’t Solely Fiction – Our Data Routinely Transforms!

I have been a part of the IT community for more than four decades, and the more I observe the massive shifts in tectonic plates that occur sometimes, the clearer I realize that the more things change, the more they stay the same. In fact, it’s not a stretch to look at what is happening …

5
Sep

Ain’t No Bugs on Me…

“Ain’t no bugs on me! There may be bugs on some of you mugs, but there ain’t no bugs on me!” So goes the popular jingle made even more popular when in recent times, mouthed by a small puppy in a television advertisement. While the connection between bugs and computers may be well known, if …