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January, 2009


January 26, 2009  2:59 AM

zNextGen offering “dual perspective” session at SHARE

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Mainframe programming, mainframe user group share

The SHARE user group will be holding its spring conference in Austin, Tex. in March, and zNextGen plans to be in on the action. zNextGen is a...

January 22, 2009  5:44 PM

Good mainframe performance comes from good database design

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

The following is a guest post from Bob Schmidt, a performance engineer for mainframe DB2 at State Farm Insurance. It is a response to a SearchDataCenter story on how tuning mainframe applications...

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January 22, 2009  5:04 PM

T3 Technologies pushes forward with complaint of IBM mainframe “monopoly”

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

According to ZDNet, T3 Technologies filed a complaint with the European Commission on Tuesday alleging that IBM was abusing its power in the European mainframe market. T3 is an alternative mainframe company and one of the only ones out there. Last year, IBM and...

January 13, 2009  3:03 PM

IRS mainframe not secure enough, government report says

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

The federal Government Accountability Office has released a report detailing information security issues at the Internal Revenue Service, and among them are lax mainframe management monitoring. This isn't the first time the GAO has found...

January 5, 2009  1:47 PM

SAP and .Net skills are big now…because it’s hard to find anyone doing Cobol?

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

Computerworld recently wrote a story on the "9 hottest skills for '09." Included among them are help desk support, networking and business intelligence. Topping the list, however, is...


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