Organizations may see service-enablement, and the next generation of SLAs, as a chance to improve the responsiveness and dynamism of their IT departments.
With so many major events last year in the mainframe arena, why are so many Big Iron pros still pessimistic about the future?
For perhaps the first time ever, SQL Server boosters are talking about taking on the other guys’ databases—and winning
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.
The enterprise application developer’s lot has long been an unenviable one—until now, that is
If the mainframe is to remain a viable platform for the next forty years, IBM Corp. may need to do more to address some of its most glaring pain points
Mainframe professionals need not despair: disaster recovery, system auditing, and enterprise application integration skills or experience are eagerly sought
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