Middleware Mash-Up 2022 User Group Event Recap: Modernize and Optimize Your IBM MQ Environment


On Wednesday, November 2nd, The New York/New Jersey Hybrid Cloud & Integration User Group, co-hosted an event with Middleware Mash-Up at the Crowne Plaza Edison, NJ. If you missed it, you missed quite an event. Focused on optimizing and modernizing your IBM MQ environment, the event featured two presentations out of IBM Hursley from Amy McCormick, Principal Product Manager IBM MQ and from David Ware, IBM MQ Chief Architect and a presentation by MQ expert Nick Glowacki, Executive IT Specialist at IBM. These sessions were followed by an Ask the Experts open question session and an experts discussion panel on IBM MQ Modernization and Optimization Lessons Learned. The final presentation of the day was given by Peter D’Agosta, Chief Product Manager of Infrared360, Avada Software’s IBM MQ advanced administration solution. His session provided optimization tips and techniques for managing IBM MQ in hybrid environments. The sessions were followed by a social event and an Art Afterparty. Here are some key points covered in each session.

The Latest in IBM MQ, @Amy McCormick, Principal Product Manager IBM MQ

Amy touched on the most recent developments in MQ and some tips for the best uses of newer capabilities in the latest version. She discussed why most organizations are seeing less than 1/3 of the impact they expected from digital investments, mostly related to inefficient digital integration across technology platforms, business processes and organizational barriers. She hit on some key points why IBM MQ is the solution for mission critical messaging. This included things