Legacy design approaches complicate things for would-be service-enablers and raise questions about the viability of some mainframe applications
Are mainframe pros the victims of their platform’s strongest selling points?
If vendor interest is any indication, dashboards are hot. In fact, they're positively sizzling, which may explain why IBM is jumping into the fray.
Is the way most enterprises develop software fundamentally flawed?
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
Sometimes the smartest thing an organization can do is pull the plug on an ailing project—regardless of how much time and money it’s invested in it
In spite of IBM’s best efforts, a lot of customers continue to run mission-critical applications on older MVS mainframes
Some enthusiasts tout Eclipse as an Rx for programming anarchy
Mainframe emulation systems are often used in production settings, too—depending on the needs of customers
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
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.
Some suggest that BRM is just a crazy notion in a technology utopia
CA put up $1 million in prizes to encourage developers to program for its open-source Ingres R/3 database
BRM proponents want to do away with tasks many IT pros take for granted
Companies that implement a centralized software-testing program report higher quality levels than companies that don’t
The business rules approach is gaining ground—and has proven successful in the most unlikely of environments: long-time mainframe shops.
Despite unimpressive results, offshore outsourcing market is growing rapidly. Even so, plenty of offshore adopters could bring it all back home again
Compromise may be possible—even within the most control-oriented of corporate cultures
A new software license gives OpenSolaris a good foundation—even if Sun hasn’t worked out all the legalities of porting CDDL code to Linux