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Neil Tardy

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Neil Tardy is a contributing writer to TechChannel.

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Redefining Digital Transformation

Neil Tardy

January 30, 2024

Perhaps the biggest challenge with digital transformation lies in understanding where the transformation occurs. Digital transformation doesn’t begin or end by offloading workloads or moving core systems to the cloud. It doesn’t come about through the development a cool customer-facing app. Paralleling its philosophical forerunner, DevOps, the process of digital transformation begins by looking inward. […]

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IBM’s watsonx Day 2 Focuses on AI Governance

Neil Tardy

January 26, 2024

In 2023, AI went mainstream—or at the very least, techies were no longer the only ones talking about it. ChatGPT Version 4 became available in March of last year. With that, and with the ready accessibility of AI bots from Google, Microsoft and others, more people tinkered with these tools and shared their experiences. Ultimately, […]

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Paul Tuohy Reflects on His Career on IBM i

Neil Tardy

October 31, 2023

Through his years of podcasting for TechChannel, Paul Tuohy always set aside a few moments at the close of his interviews. He wanted his iTalk guests—people who devoted their careers in some fashion to the IBM i platform—to share something personal about their lives, their families, their hobbies or any little thing outside of work. […]

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Building a Digital-First Strategy With IBM i

Neil Tardy

June 13, 2023

When it comes to modernizing IBM i environments, often the biggest challenges aren’t technical. Many enterprises simply don’t know where to begin. Puneet Kohli sees it all the time. As president of application modernization at Rocket Software, Kohli is charged with helping clients navigate the challenges and recognize that IBM i is well-suited to help […]

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Closing the Mainframe Information Gap Through Education

Neil Tardy

January 25, 2023

If you’re reading this, you likely don’t need to be told that a mainframe career is very rewarding. The pay is excellent, the opportunity to work with world-class technology is exciting and the profession is filled with supportive people who are passionate about the platform. Dr. Cameron Seay, an adjunct professor at East Carolina University […]

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Java at 25: Celebrating Milestones, Mainframe Interoperability and More

Neil Tardy

November 15, 2022

It can be said that one sign of a healthy long-term relationship is that there's still room for small, pleasant surprises. Such is the case with the IBM mainframe and Java.   Even though Java's availability on the mainframe predates the introduction of z/Architecture, IBM's Skyla Loomis continues to encounter application developers who don't realize […]

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A New Resource for Open-Source Communities

Neil Tardy

November 7, 2022

It’s estimated that around 70% of the world’s Fortune 500 companies use IBM mainframes. Of course this comes as no surprise to mainframers who have long been exposed to these factoids. But for the mainframe to continue to grow—and specifically, to attract the next generation of technologists to the platform—its presence must expand beyond the […]

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Introducing IBM i System Subscription

Neil Tardy

September 8, 2022

IBM has introduced the IBM i System Subscription, designed for affordability and simplicity. Get insights on this latest announcement from IBM’s Dylan Boday.

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Zowe LTS V2 Key Features, How Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe Has Evolved and More

Neil Tardy

July 14, 2022

Four years ago, Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe was spawned from the collective realization among mainframers that the silo is no longer suitable. With its second version announced in May, the open-source framework features expanded capabilities and a rapidly growing user base that’s using its tools to securely modernize mainframe environments. The “silo” is a familiar concept […]

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Liam Allan Starts New Role on the IBM i Development Team

Neil Tardy

July 1, 2022

In Liam Allan's new job, he's filling a most familiar role, that of IBM i advocate. Allan, a user and creator of modern application development tools and open-source technologies and all-around people person, is now part of the IBM i development team. He officially becomes an IBM employee on July 1. A Significant Hire Allan is […]