Dale Vecchio, CMO

Recent Posts

16 May 2019

Swisscom migrates entire mainframe workload to the Cloud

Recently, one of our key clients, Swisscom turned off their mainframe! They migrated their ENTIRE mainframe application portfolio to the LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe (SDM). In fact, as far as I..

1 May 2019

The Mainframe Endowment Effect: The Reality of Computing

In psychology and behavioral economics there is the notion of an "endowment effect". This notion suggests that people attribute MORE value to something they already have than something new.


6 March 2019

The LzLabs Difference

There is a story in Greek mythology about creatures, called Sirens, whose song caused sailors to crash their ships on the rocky shores. Like the Greek sailors of old, business leaders have been..

22 November 2018

Migrating to SDM: a Q&A with Swisscom's Markus Tschumper

Markus Tschumper, Head of General IT Services at Swisscom, and I met on stage at Garter Symposium/ITXpo 2018 to discuss Swisscom’s migration to the LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe®(SDM). Covering..

12 November 2018

That’s a wrap – Gartner Symposium 2018

As Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018 drew to a close, attendees left Barcelona with a clearer understanding of the benefits that surround embracing open-source solutions. In addition to this, and possibly..

7 November 2018

‘Under the hood’ of an SDM migration with Swisscom

If day one at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo was about making introductions and reacquaintances, day two was about taking a deeper dive into digital transformation. At the LzLabs booth, visitors had the..

6 November 2018

Swisscom - Open for Business

With over 6,000 attendees flooding through the doors at this year’s Barcelona Gartner Symposium, day one was always going to be busy on the LzLabs booth with attendees from around the world..

4 November 2018

The road to Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Barcelona 2018

Over 6,000 senior IT executives and CIOs are expected to attend this year’s Gartner Symposium which takes place between 4th-8th November at the CCIB conference centre in Barcelona. For the second..

8 October 2018

What does the Power of Open mean?

At LzLabs, what we call the Power of Open is at the core of everything we do. It’s about allowing customers to move from legacy proprietary environments, to ones in which they can leverage the..

21 June 2018

When Will Innovation Overcome Procrastination?

For decades we’ve heard about the superiority of the mainframe legacy platform for high performance and reliability. But today’s problems aren’t about the platform, they are about the applications..

1 May 2018

The Changing Technology Demographic and Its Impact on the Open Source Community – What Does This Mean for the Transformation of IT?

The changing demographics in the IT industry are clear. This existential paradox is driven by the belief that the demands of a modern IT workforce are dramatically different than those of the “Baby..

18 January 2018

Global Retail Banks – The Demise of the Mainframe or vice versa?

The world of banking has been dominated by mainframe infrastructure for decades. However, one would be hard-pressed to find any bank or financial institution that has been created in the last 10-15..

26 October 2017

The Power of Cloud: A Modernization Continuum

It is claimed that we have Compaq to thank for first coining the term ‘cloud computing’ in 1996. Perhaps if Compaq had slapped a copyright on the concept and followed through with conviction that..

10 October 2017

Moving Legacy Mainframe Batch Processing to the SDM

Batch processing, long an architectural approach of many legacy mainframe environments continues to operate even today in a modern world of web and mobile computing. This type of workload is..

22 September 2017

Taking advantage of the Power of Modern

The past decade has seen massive advancements in technology. Advancements that have created new economic models, new means of consuming content, and new communications channels. The majority of these..
2 June 2017

The Impact of Cloud Computing on the Mainframe

In a recent post by Robert Cringely, “The Cloud Computing Tidal Wave” (http://www.cringely.com/2017/05/04/cloud-computing-tidal-wave/ ) he suggested that cloud computing was going to have as big an..

19 May 2017

Bringing the REAL Legacy to the Cloud

Reaction to: ‘Docker Containers for Legacy Applications’ by Christine Hall, available here: http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/containerize-legacy-apps-docker-mta

What if someone could bring the REAL..