Mainframe pros sound off about the year ahead
Both Compuware and IBM notched a pair of mainframe-related acquisitions
We sort out the options with the most buzz for 2007—NAC, Vista, and NAP—for enforcing security with devices requesting network resources.
Do Big Blue’s mainframe TCO assertions add up?
IBM is pushing a retro database security model: bring it all back home to the mainframe, and trust the security and privacy of Big Iron
The year was something of a mixed bag, milestone-wise. We offer five trends to watch in 2007.
Mainframe operators need unobstructed visibility into the performance of their IP networks, too.
IBM charges PSI with breach of contract and patent infringement
Server revenues were way up in Q3, and IBM lucrative System z mainframes helped lead the charge
New SHARE president Martin Timmerman says he has ambitious plans for the world’s oldest mainframe user group
After a quarter like System z just had, it’s difficult to see how or why competitors are still writing epitaphs for Big Iron
IBM mainframe chief Jim Stallings presents more evidence of a resurgence of Big Iron.
Business continuity is critical, so operations must be up and running 24x7. Data center virtualization could be the key IT needs.
The best thing IBM can do to help secure the mainframe’s future is to roll up its sleeves and get to work, says one prominent Big Bluer
Regardless of whether customers opt for Linux-on-zSeries or choose to abandon the mainframe altogether, Oracle stands to benefit
The University of Toronto implements IBM’s new z9 Business Class system to increase and improve service levels while reducing costs
Some mainframers think IBM’s $100 million could be better spent addressing training, licensing, and other long-standing Big-Iron pain points
Customers can service-enable terminal-based applications and effectively transform them into full-fledged SOA assets
IBM is putting its money where its mouth is—spending $100 million over the next five years to make its mainframe systems easier to use