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Episode 8 - Bob Malitz - Infinity Systems Software - 8/7/2017

08-07-2017

Episode 8 - Bob Malitz - Infinity Systems Software - 8/7/2017

Bob Malitz, Director of Services at Infinity Systems Software, shares his unique perspective of just how customers are leveraging the mainframe platform to power them through challenging business situations.

Infinite Systems Software - http://www.infinite-blue.com

Bob Malitz Show Notes:

0:00 / Show Intro

2:40 - Intro / How'd you get started?

6:50 - Making the transition to Linux

8:53 - Emerging Trends

11:27 - Bridging experiences from one OS to the other

13:30 - Maximizing resources and headcount on new projects

15:00 - If I had a time machine...

17:12 - Do new customers get as excited about new hardware as we do?

18:40 - Progressive customers doing new and exciting stuff

20:45 - The importance of briefings and one-on-one education

22:10 - "But the mainframe's so expensive!" - Talking Economies of Scale

27:04 - A HYBRID Cloud, you say?

28:08 - What can be done in 40 hours?

31:15 - Maximizing cost savings with Linux IFLs

33:00 - How we can save customers money (and time)

34:08 - Small tuning changes result in big savings

38:00 - Bob's Tales From The Road

 

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