Linux/Open Source


Big Iron Pessimism Persists

With so many major events last year in the mainframe arena, why are so many Big Iron pros still pessimistic about the future?

Management's IT Experience Increases Company Performance, Study Shows

A new study makes a strong case for placing executives with IT experience at senior levels: a solid increase in a firm's economic performance.

Is SQL Server 2005 an Irresistible Proposition?

For perhaps the first time ever, SQL Server boosters are talking about taking on the other guys’ databases—and winning

Careers: Big Iron Pros Sticking Around

Mainframe brain drain doesn't worry many old mainframe hands, who don’t see themselves going anywhere anytime soon

Mainframe Sales Slump Trigger Workforce Cuts

Last week, CA joined BMC and even IBM itself in announcing cuts to its mainframe workforce

Eclipse: One IDE to Rule Them All

Some enthusiasts tout Eclipse as an Rx for programming anarchy

IBM's New xSeries System Improves Performance, Validates Chipset Choice

IBM’s flagship xSeries server demonstrates how far Intel servers still have to go to reach feature and function parity



IBM and Red Hat Partner for Big Iron Linux

Officials imply that the IFL bundle will be discounted—although no terms have been disclosed

Case Study: A More Resilient Application Infrastructure

Company taps on-demand delivery model to enhance retail management application

Windows Gains Ground on Linux

Microsoft has had some success in improving the image of its Windows Server 2003 operating system vis-à-vis Linux

Q&A: Big Iron’s Big Resurgence No Accident

A senior IBMer notes how the company has made the mainframe a more affordable proposition for traditional and non-traditional customers alike

Workloads Return Home to the Mainframe

Workloads are coming back to the mainframe, as BI powerhouse Informatica demonstrated last month

Sun Unveils Updated OS, New Services, Aggressive Chip Strategy

These days, Sun has a pronounced bounce in its step—enough to give many Solaris administrators that old late-1990’s feeling again

Sun Outlines Open-Source Plans

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

CICS: The Old Workhorse Keeps on Kicking

Big Blue’s durable workhorse still has plenty of kick left in it. And customers, for that matter, are increasingly willing to deploy it in support of new workloads

Big Year Ahead for Big Iron

Existing Big Iron shops should continue to add capacity at a healthy clip, and more and more OS/390 laggards will finally make the move to z/OS

Desktop Linux Poised for Breakthrough

Novell sees a sizeable upside to Linux on the desktop—and hints that the sun might soon set on Microsoft’s Windows empire

Evaluating the Success of the Novell/SuSE Merger

Has Novell’s acquisition of SuSE been a success? Twelve months later, the jury is still out.

IBM Pushes Power as an x86 Alternative

It might sound like a long shot, but a recent price/performance showdown between IBM’s Power system and an x86 server suggests otherwise

BMC Bets on a Big-Iron Future

BMC doesn’t think the reemergence of Big Iron is a fluke—and it’s putting its money where its mouth is