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August 25, 2009  12:33 AM

Follow the IBM Mainframe SHARE conference on Twitter



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, mainframe, SHARE, twitter

For those of you familiar with the social networking platform Twitter, you can follow along with connected attendees at the IBM Mainframe SHARE user group conference by searching for the hashtags

August 25, 2009  12:14 AM

Mainframe managers have higher salaries than Linux, Unix or Windows



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, jobs, mainframe

If you want to earn the big bucks, you'd better get onboard with a mainframe shop, ccording to Enterprise Systems Journal's salary survey. According to ESJ, CIOs, VPs, IT directors and managers that...


August 18, 2009  5:35 PM

IBM announces System z “solution editions”



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IBM System z mainframe hardware, Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), zLinux

IBM has announced seven different hardware and software packages that include the System z mainframe and target specific application workloads such as disaster recovery and data warehousing. The move is an effort by Big Blue to keep the mainframe relevant and attractive for whose who might...


August 17, 2009  12:56 PM

One end user’s comments on the mainframe dilemma



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
mainframe costs, mainframe user group share

Last week I spoke with Chris O'Malley, the head of CA's mainframe business unit and a keynote speaker at the upcoming Share conference in Denver, about some of the challenges facing mainframers...

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August 11, 2009  4:31 PM

BMC and CA update mainframe systems management tools



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, mainframe

BMC acquires MQSoftware This week, BMC software acquired message queuing software firm, MQSoftware. BMC is touting the acquisition as a boon for mainframe shops that need to manage the middleware for applications that span both distributed and mainframe platforms. For...


August 5, 2009  7:06 PM

The impact of IBM’s SPSS acquisition on the mainframe



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Business Intelligence, DataCenter, mainframe

On July 28, IBM announced it would acquire business intelligence software company, SPSS. The merger may have a big impact on the mainframe's business intelligence abilities in the future.


August 5, 2009  1:47 PM

Cisco boosts backup speeds for IBM mainframe disaster recovery



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, mainframe

Cisco XRC Acceleration, a WAN acceleration tool Jointly developed by Cisco and IBM was designed for customers deploying IBM's mainframe disaster recovery offering, z/OS Global Mirror. The Cisco XRC Acceleraton tool...


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