Development


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

CICS Gets Another SOA-Friendly Infusion

IBM officials position CICS 3.2 as the no-brainer hub for an organization’s -- any organization’s -- service-oriented architecture.

Debunking the Mainframe Brain Drain

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

The SOA Frontier: CA Troubleshoots Application Performance Problems

CA pushes Wily SOA Manager as a good prescription for treating application performance issues in SOA environments.

Big Blue Still Sitting Pretty Atop Server Market Heap

IBM Corp. is server market king—thanks to the strong performance of Big Blue’s System x, System p, and System z platforms

SOA Finally Living Up to its Hype, Survey Shows

Development efforts are growing, and they’re finishing on time, new research says

Migration Readiness Assessments, Part 2: Reaping the Benefits

How to leverage the results of an MRA as you develop migration strategies and staffing plans, establish rules for data conversion and system cutover, and move further to mitigate project risk.

The Seven R’s of Change Management

Seven simple questions can help you assess change-related risk and gauge the effectiveness of your change-management process.

Assessing Data Migration Readiness, Part 1: The Right Way to Begin

The power of a migration readiness assessment strategy framework is that it enables you to see what you are getting into with a data migration before you actually begin.

Survey: Composite Applications Used to Solve Integration Problems

Composite applications -- containing logic and data from multiple IT sources coupled with Web services standards -- bring higher end-user satisfaction without requiring full SOA implementation, a new research report reveals.