April 18, 2014
IBM launches initiatives to help partners capture the growing market for cloud; Citrix announces the Citrix Center of Excellence; more news.
March 12, 2014
The Linux job market is hot, but how do you get a lucrative Linux career?
February 26, 2014
IBM Power servers may have a new lease on life now that Watson platforms, SoftLayer cloud and big data are tied to the systems.
November 08, 2013
Hadoop clusters threaten the data warehousing status quo. Signs show that they may also bring a new twist to mainframe modernization and migration.
Mainframe Get Started
Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content
An abend (a combining of two words, abnormal end, when operator messages were as short as possible) is an abnormal, rather than planned, end or termination of a computer program because of some problem with how it is running. Continue Reading
S/390 is IBM's large server (or mainframe) line of computer systems, which are marketed to the world's Fortune 1000 and many mid-size companies as a "tried-and-true" system with a history that stretches back to the System/360 of the early 1960s. Continue Reading
VTAM (Virtual Telecommunications Access Method) is an IBM application program interface (API) for communicating with telecommunication devices and their users. Continue Reading
Evaluate Mainframe Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
Migrating applications and workloads onto cloud resources frees up mainframe MIPS. With the right approach, IT won't sacrifice security or control. Continue Reading
The newest higher-performance mainframes from IBM prove to be cost-effective and advantageous, but may not be ready to function for heavy updates yet. Continue Reading
Reducing mainframe CPU usage should be a priority. Learn how to tune IBM LE options for better performance without source code changes. Continue Reading
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Whether you're a CIO or a system administrator, a good IT book will help your career. The SearchDataCenter Advisory Board shares their favorites. Continue Reading
Until recently, big databases always meant using big iron. But as software and hardware evolves, Oracle on mainframe is becoming less common. Continue Reading
The mainframe environment remains relevant amid industry growth in SOA, cloud computing and Web applications. Continue Reading
Problem Solve Mainframe Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
When initial program load stalls out on a mainframe logical partition, the culprit is often consoles. Connectivity is one of many potential causes. Continue Reading
IBM's remote DL/1 function shipping technology enables long-distance IMS database changes securely. Here's how to set up and work with remote DL/1. Continue Reading
Thread safety in mainframe applications means better vertical integration. Take full advantage with the CICS ENQ command. Continue Reading