IBM system z and mainframe systems

  • January 25, 2006 25 Jan'06

    zSeries revenue rebounds once again

    Dogged by nearly a year of sluggish revenues, things are starting to look up for Big Blue's mainframe business--a sign that the company's investment in z9 is about to pay off.

  • January 03, 2006 03 Jan'06

    Restocking the mainframe talent pool

    With its zSeries Academic Initiative, IBM is hoping to bring in some of the best and brightest college students to help invigorate the mainframe, whose pros are starting to retire.

  • December 21, 2005 21 Dec'05

    A tale of two SOAs: Mainframe SOA case studies

    Mainframe SOA case stuides: Centralized governance and management, as well as cross-organizational reusability, lie at the heart of ongoing projects at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Starwood Hotels.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    CA extends usage-based pricing to SMBs

    Computer Associates International Inc. is rolling out its usage-based pricing to low-end mainframe users on z/VSE and VSE/ESA operating systems. What remains to be seen is whether it will save anyone money.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    NESI launches database performance booster

    NEON Enterprise Software released an IMS Fast Path DEDB database performance enhancing tool last week designed to lower mainframe maintenance costs.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    Web services vs. business services

    Avoid pitfalls of turning all your mainframe apps into Web services. Getting business services right is something best done at the start of a project rather than at the end.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    Revenues for the zSeries down 16%

    After 18 months of unfettered growth, the zSeries saw its first significant drop-off in revenue in Q1 2005. But analysts are quick to point out that the slip is hardly a trend -- at least not yet.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    Mainframe revenues slip again

    On the heels of two down quarters, mainframe revenues slipped again. Analysts say customers are playing a waiting game with IBM, which is expected to announce a new mainframe next week.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    Big Blue releases WebSphere with common code base

    Version 6.0 of WebSphere features code base used for non-mainframe environments for the first time.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    Baldor upgrades its Big Iron

    When Arkansas-based Baldor Electric's mainframe lease came up for renewal, the company evaluated Big Iron's total cost of ownership and decided the cheapest route was still the mainframe.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    CA plans mainframe development center in Prague

    Computer Associates (CA) hopes to expand mainframe penetration across the globe through its Mainframe Center of Excellence in central Europe.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    New mainframe testing software pinpoints Web app defects

    Big Blue launched Rational Performance Tester for z/OS Thursday, noting that it can pinpoint defects in Web applications.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    IBM steps up mainframe encryption

    Users and analysts say IBM's recent encryption software for zSeries mainframes is useful -- but what they really want is encryption in tape library hardware, expected in 2006.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    z/OS V1.7: IBM offers sneak peek

    z/OS V1.7: With the official release still a month away, Big Blue offers attendees at this week's SHARE User-Driven Training Event and Expo a glimpse of what z/OS V1.7 will offer.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    Zend Core for IBM adds database, Web services support

    The open source, server-side scripting language is moving from the lab to the mainstream.