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March, 2010

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March 24, 2010  2:57 PM

IBM faces another anti-trust lawsuit in Europe over mainframe practices



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

TurboHercules, a mainframe emulator software company based in France, has joined the list of companies who have filed antitrust complaints against IBM for its mainframe practices. The company filed a formal complaint against IBM yesterday with the...

March 17, 2010  4:51 PM

Neon, IBM wrangle over trial timeline for zPrime lawsuit



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, IBM System z mainframe hardware, Neon Enterprise Software zPrime

According to Chris Reynolds, lead trial counsel for Neon Enterprise Software, IBM and Neon will either agree on a trial schedule, or file competing schedule proposals to U.S. Senior District Judge James Nowlin by March 28th.


March 17, 2010  4:29 PM

Mainframe documentation shifts from Book Manager to Info Center format



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, documentation, IBM System z, mainframe

At the mainframe user group’s Share conference in Seattle this week, Geoff Smith, senior software engineer IBM said mainframers can start test driving a new documentation format called IBM Information Center. IBM’s mainframe documentation currently exists in the Book Manager Library. Smith...


March 2, 2010  8:44 PM

Two IBM patents, and how they might relate to the mainframe



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
mainframe, patents

Yesterday I had a chance to talk to Jim Porell, a distinguished engineer at IBM who also occasionally writes for The Mainframe Blog. We talked about two patents IBM recently received that, despite an initial look, could be applied in some way to the...


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