January 05, 2017
Not 100% open source, but open source-ish due to Java-like proximity, the latest news from Compuware sees the mainframe application development company announce the availability of Topaz for Total ...
September 26, 2016
IBM recently held its customer event, Edge, is Las Vegas. Although totally new announcements were a little thin on the ground, there were various items that are newsworthy. Starting with the old. ...
May 02, 2016
IBM mainframe shows path hyper-converged market is taking toward more manageable and cost-efficient hyper-consolidated IT infrastructure.
April 27, 2016
IBM adds a new all-flash array platform for enterprises and large-scale clouds, and ships DS8888 all-flash for mainframes and high-end enterprises.
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The latest update for the CICS mainframe program comes via Transaction Server 5.3, with a focus on increased agility, efficiency, and cloud and DevOps support. Continue Reading
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Some mainframe users find it tough to navigate IBM's sub-capacity pricing model. Consider tools like SCRT to more efficiently manage your z Systems software costs. Continue Reading
The Air Force is using SOA to improve data sharing and track aircraft in real time. Michael Marek of Air Mobility Command explains what businesses can learn from their experience. Continue Reading
Thread safety boosts the performance of DB2 and other mainframe apps, but could unnecessarily complicate code. Continue Reading
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To increase mainframe processor capacity and speed, IBM turned to vertical polarization. Learn how to take advantage of it through a feature called HiperDispatch. Continue Reading
Dead and outdated apps can pose serious security risks for enterprises. Expert Nick Lewis explains how to find and remove dead apps before they become a problem. Continue Reading
New data center investments can come from legacy IT spending cuts, something most U.S. agencies haven't done well in recent years. Continue Reading