IBM's vision puts the mainframe in the center of a distributed application ecosystem that consumes data served up by zIIP workload engines
No, Systems Network Architecture (SNA) isn’t making a comeback. Instead, Nortel’s Secure Network Access (also SNA) deliverable is the latest take on a hot new network security paradigm
Organizations do successfully manage people and process changes en route to large scale enterprise transformations. Here’s how.
How you may be troubleshooting application performance and reliability issues in the loosely coupled application-scape of the future
GM, Dell, and Gap all notched mega outsourcing deals, but Sprint Nextel backed out of its own outsourcing accord with IBM
Some mainframe pros say that next-generation workloads (such as zLinux and J2EE) point the way to false destinies
Organizations may see service-enablement, and the next generation of SLAs, as a chance to improve the responsiveness and dynamism of their IT departments.
In light of IBM’s purchase last year of Ascential, SAP and Oracle could be contemplating blockbuster data integration acquisitions of their own.
What can we expect from IBM’s zSeries team in 2006? If history is any indication, it could be an eventful year.
From acquisitions to outsourcing, it was a very busy year
If you think you’ve got a lot more on your plate these days, you’re probably right
A new appliance acts as a meta-broker to the wild profusion of competing network access control schemes
Does IBM’s new master data management pitch take SAP, Oracle, and other enterprise applications vendors out of the loop?
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.
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
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.
Are the ESB visions touted by IBM, BEA, and others a new spin on an old idea: vendor lock-in?
Companies that reduce the complexity of their IT systems can generate significant savings