Moderator Note: Welcome to IT Knowledge Exchange, Tito43. I recently posted a free chapter download for our members from the book What on Earth are Mainframes? The free chapter page lists many mainframe resources – including an article entitled, Mainframe 2008 year in review. You may wish to read this article to get a month-by-month overview of 2008 to give you a sense of recent mainframe happenings. And if mainframes are your thing, there are plenty of other mainframe resources and content listed on the same page. Thanks.