Check out Origina's podcast series where Tomás O'Leary & Brendan Walsh discuss everything in the software world, the best methods to avoid being ripped off, alternative options and how best to save money.
E17: Is The Mainframe Dead?
Join Tomás O'Leary and Brendan Walsh as they discuss Zoom's impressive valuation over IBM, Snowflake's IPO and Oracle's purchase of TikTok. Then, IBM Z mainframe expert Paul Arnerich joins to chat about the history and current state of mainframe systems, their aging workforce and why companies aren't moving away from mainframes any time soon.
Paul Arnerich is a respected IBM System Z consultant who has worked on every major platform in the IBM Mainframe/Enterprise offering.
Paul has worked with System Z and its predecessors since the 1970s, consulting for some of the world's largest companies and training upcoming generations in the workforce along the way.
E16: Leadership Lessons for Mega-Vendors
Join Tomás O'Leary and Brendan Walsh as they discuss Apple's $2 trillion valuation, IBM's legal trouble and Oracle's potential purchase of TikTok. Then, 'From Founder to CEO' podcast host and executive coach Todd Uterstaedt joins to chat about the anti-hero entrepreneurial theme behind his show, advice for CEOs in the early stages of their company and leadership cues that IBM might take from Microsoft.
E15: Google v Oracle
Join Tomás O'Leary and Brendan Walsh as they discuss mega-vendor quarterly earnings, Salesforce eclipsing Oracle and legal action for household names. Then, intellectual property barrister Guy Tritton joins to discuss the landmark Google vs. Oracle case and what he believes the impact will be.
E14: Hostage Negotiations
Join Tomás O'Leary and Brendan Walsh as they discuss IBM layoffs, Microsoft's open-source legacy and PricewaterhouseCoopers' call for more software license audits. Former crisis negotiator for the Scotland Yard and risk management professional Chris White joins to discuss the relationship between mega-vendors and clients, the lack of emotional connection in business relationships and how to measure trustworthiness.
E13: The Future of the Mega Vendors
Join Tomás O'Leary and Brendan Walsh as they discuss IBM's quarterly dividend boost, Zoom picking Oracle over AWS for its cloud provider and whether the software market is recession-proof in 2020. Futurist, author and speaker David Houle joins to discuss why we should stop using the word innovation and start using the word disruption, how mega-vendors might find themselves with an outdated business model in the 2020s, and why it's not about when the economy bounces back, but about how it'll bounce forward.
Learn more about David Houle here: https://davidhoule.com/
Get David Houle's latest book here: https://www.the2020sdecade.com/
E12: Changing Role Of SAM
“IT used to be the department in the corner that fixed the laptops; now it’s the thread that underpins your entire business.”
Martin Thompson from the The ITAM Review joins the podcast to talk about the ever-changing role of software asset management and IT asset management.
We run through the role of SAM in a post-COVID-19 world and why it’ll be such a key area for organisations. Catch the highlights below.
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