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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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March 9, 2009  9:50 PM

BMC aims to claim it can cut your mainframe MIPS



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
mainframe capacity management, mainframe user group share

Mainframe MIPS are like the stock market circa 2006, right? They never go down. But while one going down leads to a nationwide financial crisis, the other going down might lead to a companywide standing ovation. Cutting mainframe MIPS means money that went toward exorbitant software licensing...


March 9, 2009  9:47 PM

CA attacks the mainframe velociraptors



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
mainframe user group share

Oftentimes when I talk to CA users -- whether they're running a mainframe, distributed systems or most often, both -- they're not sure of everything they have. That's one of the oft-cited criticisms of CA and other large third-party mainframe software vendors, that they're so bulky and difficult to...


March 8, 2009  2:53 PM

Run your blade server like it’s a mainframe LPAR



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

What if you could run your blade server as if it were an extension of your mainframe? The concept is there, the reality not too far away, according to IBM. At the Share mainframe user group conference...


March 5, 2009  6:19 PM

The status of the Share mainframe user group



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
mainframe user group share

AUSTIN -- Earlier today Share held a conference session on the status of the event here in Austin and of the group overall. There were only 636 full-week paid attendees at the show this spring, which was below their expectations (crowds did seem light in the...


March 4, 2009  2:51 PM

Bi-curiosity at the Share mainframe conference



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

Last year the award for best session title went to “‘Pimping’ Your FICON Ride: How Advanced Cisco Features Enhance Your SAN.” This year it goes to a session taking place Thursday morning:"Being...


March 2, 2009  8:01 PM

Blue Cross Blue Shield wins Share’s 2009 excellence award



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
mainframe user group share, zLinux

Mainframe user group Share just announced that Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina has won the group's 2009 Award for Excellence in Technology, mainly for its large-scale...


March 2, 2009  6:08 PM

My agenda for Share Austin 2009



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
mainframe user group share

Here's a list of sessions I'm going to try to attend while down in Austin for the Share 2009 spring conference. If you have any suggestions or possible ideas for questions on these topics, comment here or email me at mfontecchio@techtarget.com. I'm getting there tomorrow afternoon and will be...


March 2, 2009  5:50 PM

Can a bad economy be good for mainframes?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
mainframe user group share

That's one of the questions I'll be asking a bunch of people down at the Share mainframe user group conference in Austin this week. The show is going on this week, and I'll be arriving tomorrow afternoon. Kristine Neely, who heads zNextGen, seems to think that...


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...


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