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  • New System z mainframe may lift IBM’s cloud, mobile fortunes

    IBM looks to pivot in a new direction with a revitalized mainframe aimed at mobile and cloud markets along with a rumored major reorganization.

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  • OpenSolaris on System z mainframe hangs in the balance

    The future of OpenSolaris on the IBM System z mainframe, a perennially niche platform, is tentative given Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

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  • VSAM basics

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