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February 26, 2009  2:43 PM

550 schools now part of System z Academic Initiative, Yale not included

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

IBM announced today that its System z mainframe Academic Initiative program is now in 500 schools. The list of participating...

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February 18, 2009  2:50 PM

Thrift Savings Plan moving off mainframe

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Thrift Savings Plan, a retirement savings plan for government employees, is moving off the mainframe, according to Government Executive:

Mark Hagerty, chief information officer for the TSP,...


February 5, 2009  11:20 AM

OpenSolaris on IBM System z: Reality or hype?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

A reader, Chris, wrote in with the following question: I saw this article in December 2008 (on OpenSolaris on IBM System z) but it appears to be from December 2007. Is this...


February 3, 2009  5:37 PM

Mainframe software pricing — readers sound off

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

Mainframe columnist Robert Crawford addressed the high cost of third party mainframe software in a recent article. Here is a sampling of reader responses: The dwindling...


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