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.
March 28, 2016
When a 47-year-old mainframe programmer is one of the youngest in his department, it's clear more efforts are needed to attract young IT pros to careers in mainframes.
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Mainframe systems programmer Robert Crawford explains the lasting relevance of mainframes, his mixed feelings on certifications and how curiosity continues to help him. Continue Reading
I have two years of experience in mainframe technology, currently working as a mainframe developer. I want to change to Java technology. Continue Reading
SIMD instructions in the z13 vector extension facility accelerate processing of social media and big data workloads. Continue Reading
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It's important to monitor your data center to ensure the highest security, performance and scalability. Learn how to make the process as efficient as possible with these five tips. Continue Reading
Mainframe users face a variety of options when it comes to system monitoring tools. Determine if a real-time, near-time or post-processor tool is the best fit for your IT needs. Continue Reading
BMC offers several tools to help DBAs manage and prevent critical performance issues in DB2 for z/OS, as well as monitoring options for other vital mainframe subsystems. Continue Reading
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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
Find out about the data virtualization presentation layer and federation processes, as well as how the technology enables IT shops to gain access to disparate sources of data. Continue Reading
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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
New deeply skilled mainframe staffers won't pop up overnight, so use a mix of in-house and outsourcing tactics to support another decade on big iron. Continue Reading