Compuware Delivers Mainframe DB2 Performance Tool

How to get even more oomph out of IBM’s zIIPy new DB2 processor engine

Fundamentals of Application Performance Management

All APM solutions are not created equal.

Voice-Enabling IT Apps Gets Easier with Multi-Vendor Package, VoiceXML

Two companies have teamed up to simplify creating voice-enabled applications

In Offshore Markets, Security Lags, AJaX Leads

Nearly four-fifths of Chinese developers have experienced a security breach of some kind in the last 12 months, while non-U.S. developers are taking the lead with AJaX.

Big Iron Front and Center in Big Blue’s SOA Push

IBM is touting a more abstract kind of workload—the mainframe-as-service-enabled hub

Case Studies: SOA in an Age of Legacy Integration

It’s a challenge to bring the mainframe into the modern age of service-oriented architecture but there’s a huge payoff once the job is done.

Improving Security and Manageability without Increasing TCO

TCO matters in the embedded marketplace; hardware integration is the key.

Review: QuickBase Helps IT Build Powerful Web Apps Quickly

No time to build an application for IT's own use? QuickBase may be the answer.

Best Practices: Building a Test-Driven Development Team

More and more code jockeys are embracing software testing as a means to accelerate development and improve overall quality levels

Open SOA Sells—But Microsoft Isn’t Buying

Microsoft’s absence in new initiatives troubles industry watchers

CA Teaches Old Databases New Tricks

How many new tricks can you teach an old pre-relational database? Plenty, especially if customers are still actively banking on it.

IBM’s Embarks on SOA Blitz

A future of reusable services got a step closer to reality last week when IBM announced its new SOA Business Catalog

SHARE-ing: The Secret of Big Iron Success

With the revitalization of the mainframe and the rise of zNextGen, SHARE itself has been revitalized. (First in a series)

Integration Key in CA’s Approach to Change Management

CA says it has developed a change management product family the integrated whole of which is much greater than the sum of its parts

Behind Big Blue’s SOA/Mainframe Blitz

Big Blue announced initiatives to help programmers and ISVs get that old-time mainframe religion

SOA: The Services Are Out There

Successful service-enablement requires a high degree of visibility into an organization’s IT inner workings.

Careers: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em Revisited

Life as an independent contractor isn't all it's cracked up to be

Careers: IT Pros Sound Off on Offshore Outsourcing

IT pros are surprisingly nuanced in their objections to, or support of, offshore outsourcing.

Careers: IT Pros Now Outsourcing Service Providers

Some mainframe and minicomputer programming vets have embarked on a very different career path—as outsourcing services providers

The Mainframe Capacity Conundrum: Getting Better All the Time

What’s not to like about z/Linux and other cheap mainframe workloads?