Are the ESB visions touted by IBM, BEA, and others a new spin on an old idea: vendor lock-in?
Big Blue’s Rational Performance Tester for z/OS isn’t a technology in search of a market—it’s a reflection of market demand, IBM officials say
Support for z/OS is still gestating, however, and extending TotalStorage Productivity Center to OS/400 will be difficult, too.
There are seven ground rules for aligning business strategy with IT. Flub any one of them and you can kiss your alignment aspirations goodbye.
Instead of making big-bang investments, customers can reap the benefits of utility computing in more affordable ways.
Mainframe brain drain doesn't worry many old mainframe hands, who don’t see themselves going anywhere anytime soon
Last week, CA joined BMC and even IBM itself in announcing cuts to its mainframe workforce
With its new generation of zSeries systems, IBM is shifting its focus beyond best-in-class performance and scalability
In spite of IBM’s best efforts, a lot of customers continue to run mission-critical applications on older MVS mainframes
IBM hopes to double the number of participating institutions by the end of 2005
Two years on, Microsoft’s flagship offering still can’t hold a candle to VMWare. The question is when, if ever, will the software giant close the gap?
Mainframe emulation systems are often used in production settings, too—depending on the needs of customers
Some enthusiasts tout Eclipse as an Rx for programming anarchy
Many IT pros remain skeptical about service-enablement, but—as a growing number are finding out—they don’t have a choice in the matter
CA last week announced a sub-capacity pricing initiative for VSE that helps bring that platform up to speed with its flashier sibling z/OS
Up to now, service enablement has largely been the baby of C-level executives and line-of-business managers. Many IT professionals see the promise of the technology, but warn that the reality is several years away.
For the first time, factory revenues for Unix and Windows servers were equal
Some business customers are organizing “shadow” IT groups to replace IT resources that have been outsourced
Officials imply that the IFL bundle will be discounted—although no terms have been disclosed
IMS workloads are growing, and CA says the capabilities of its management tools are keeping pace, too