Overheard: Word of the Day

Mar 28 2008   1:54PM GMT

Overheard: Why the mainframe didn’t die

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

wladawsky-berger.jpg “The mainframe survived its near-death experience and continues to thrive because customers didn’t care about the underlying technology. Customers just wanted the mainframe to do its job at a lower cost, and IBM made the investments to make that happen.”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger as quoted in Why Old Technologies Are Still Kicking

John Belmont shows us IBM’s newest mainframe, the Z10. It has a starting price of about a million dollars.

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