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September, 2008

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September 30, 2008  5:52 PM

Historic IT trends and ideas, and the impact on mainframe operations

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry
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SearchDataCenter.com mainframe columnist Robert Crawford wrote the following column on "Futures of the Past". The big ideas in IT over the years and how they affected mainframe operations. Through the years I’ve seen many things touted as “the future of IT.” Some worked out,...

September 30, 2008  2:02 PM

DoD mainframe growth at 10% a year

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio
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John Garing, the CIO and director of strategic planning for the Defense Information Systems Agency, reveals in an interview that the Department of Defense is increasing its mainframe spending by 10% a year. The Q&A by The...


September 10, 2008  1:38 PM

A Q&A on mainframe application modernization

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio
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When you think of mainframe application modernization, you tend to think of two things: SOA (Web services) or migration. That is, put a pretty face on it or get off. Well, Tim Pacileo, the principal consultant at Compass America Inc., said it doesn't have to be that way. Compass is an IT and...


September 3, 2008  5:50 PM

Obvious mainframe headline of the day

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio
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Here it is: "Virtual Systems of Tomorrow Could Take Cues from Today's Mainframes." No way, you think? Seeing as the virtual systems of today took cues from yesterday's mainframes, it makes sense that the trickle-down...


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