Development


How IBM’s Updated z/OS Improves Security

Big Blue’s vision: a System z-centered security hub—along the lines of the mainframe-based Information hubs it’s been touting for a year now.

CA Revamps CICS Testing Tools

In the face of mounting pressure from IBM, CA officials say their revamped tools still provide plenty of value-added bang for the buck.

Behind Big Blue’s Ever-Expanding Information Management Portfolio

Princeton Softech gives Big Blue new access and connectivity features for a variety of non-IBM data sources.

IBM Announces Ambitious Distributed-to-Mainframe Consolidation Project

At $250 million over five years, the projected savings are real and substantial -- and the PR benefits, especially for System z, are even more important.

Rethinking TCO and ROI

TCO and ROI efforts can be misleading -- in part because they tend to over-generalize the needs of particular customers and apply them to the market as a whole.

IBM’s Next-Gen i5 OS Touts New POWER6 Server

There’s still plenty of life left in Big Blue’s midrange server line

The Changing Face of Disaster Recovery

SHARE recently announced a list of five disaster recovery and business continuity recommendations that it says all mainframe shops would do well to follow.



IBM Acquires Key Mainframe, System i Integration Technology

IBM’s acquisition of DataMirror’s technology will likely find its way into the company’s DB2 database

No Catch to IBM Specialty Processors

IBM wouldn’t just give mainframe capacity away, would it? The short answer is: yes, it would—and it has.

Industry Heavyweights Partner to Promote Secure Computing Infrastructure

Can the combined will of Microsoft, Cisco, and EMC overcome the ingrained inertia of government bureaucracy?

Closing Security Holes with Application Scanners

Before unleashing sites and software, these products will spotlight code that can leave you vulnerable

How to Cut Mainframe Software Licensing Costs, Part II

IT can choose from a variety of techniques to reduce its mainframe software costs

Microsoft on the IP Warpath?

Gartner thinks Microsoft isn’t so much attempting to stifle open-source innovation—although that’s one possible upside—as it is to generate more cash flow

DataDirect Accelerates DB2 for z/OS Performance

New feature lets coders use static SQL for scenarios in which they might otherwise depend on dynamic SQL

Coming to Terms with SOA’s Demands

IT organizations must come to terms with SOA’s much more rigorous planning, testing, and management requirements

Kicking the Tires on Compuware OptimalJ

Why Compuware’s application-lifecycle toolset helps set it apart from competitors

Emulation Licensing Problems Put FLEX-ES Shops in Limbo

Even as IBM and Fundamental continue to wrangle, FLEX-ES shops are dwelling in a kind of limbo. First in a series.

Analysis: Behind Software AG’s Acquisition of webMethods

The deal helps position Software AG as an ascendant SOA player in both North America and the EU

IBM Once Again Repackages System i for the Small and Mid-Size Enterprise

IBM last week unveiled two new System i servers for the SMB market

Debunking the Mainframe Brain Drain

Why don’t proponents of the "mainframe brain drain" hypothesis make similar claims about other costly technology niches?