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October 30, 2008  10:22 AM

CA looks to “exploit” the zIIP

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio
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Mainframe software giant CA today announced a new version of IDMS, its mainframe database management system, that in particular takes advantage of the zIIP specialty processor on big iron to save users money. The zIIP, which stands for z Integrated Information...

October 28, 2008  8:55 PM

A mainframe on layaway, and other IBM incentives

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio
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In a move taken from auto dealerships and furniture companies, IBM is offering a way for mainframe users -- or wannabe mainframe users -- to get big iron now without having to pay for it until later. Last week


October 28, 2008  3:56 PM

Cloud computing = mainframe rehash?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio
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Andi Baritchi, who is listed as being a senior security consultant for a Fortune 100 company, recently wrote that cloud computing is the completion of a loop back to the mainframe. How so? It takes the computing power back out of the hands of...


October 17, 2008  11:19 AM

Mainframe revenue the brightest star among IBM systems

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio
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On the hardware side, mainframe revenue for the fiscal third quarter performed far and away better than other IBM server platforms, presumably because Big Blue just came out with the


October 16, 2008  2:16 PM

Major System z announcement next Tuesday

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio
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IBM will hold a System-z related announcement at 10am Eastern next Tuesday, Oct. 21. You can register for the System z webcast here. The event will include Karl Freund, VP of System z marketing, and Mike Augustine, the System z product...


September 30, 2008  5:52 PM

Historic IT trends and ideas, and the impact on mainframe operations

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry
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SearchDataCenter.com mainframe columnist Robert Crawford wrote the following column on "Futures of the Past". The big ideas in IT over the years and how they affected mainframe operations. Through the years I’ve seen many things touted as “the future of IT.” Some worked out,...


September 30, 2008  2:02 PM

DoD mainframe growth at 10% a year

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio
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John Garing, the CIO and director of strategic planning for the Defense Information Systems Agency, reveals in an interview that the Department of Defense is increasing its mainframe spending by 10% a year. The Q&A by The...


September 10, 2008  1:38 PM

A Q&A on mainframe application modernization

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio
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When you think of mainframe application modernization, you tend to think of two things: SOA (Web services) or migration. That is, put a pretty face on it or get off. Well, Tim Pacileo, the principal consultant at Compass America Inc., said it doesn't have to be that way. Compass is an IT and...


September 3, 2008  5:50 PM

Obvious mainframe headline of the day

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio
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Here it is: "Virtual Systems of Tomorrow Could Take Cues from Today's Mainframes." No way, you think? Seeing as the virtual systems of today took cues from yesterday's mainframes, it makes sense that the trickle-down...


August 27, 2008  8:06 PM

Mainframe gives some Iowans a tax break, but this isn’t a good thing

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio
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Linn County, Iowa residents will likely get about a one-month reprieve on paying their property taxes, thanks to the mainframe. But this isn't a good story. The flood earlier this year that devastated many parts of the...


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