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March 21, 2017
Hoping to play catch-up with its web services archrivals, IBM has rolled out a raft of products and services fueled by AI and open source.
March 28, 2016
When a 47-year-old mainframe programmer is one of the youngest in his department, it's clear more efforts are needed to attract young IT pros to careers in mainframes.
February 17, 2016
What are the next big things for the data center in 2016? Applications will pilot the course to better data protection and demand more resources from scale-out architecture.
December 30, 2015
Data center teams modernized and adapted throughout 2015, with help -- and hindrance -- from major changes in the IT industry, which ranged from new job demands to transitions among providers.
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Mainframe systems programmer Robert Crawford explains the lasting relevance of mainframes, his mixed feelings on certifications and how curiosity continues to help him. Continue Reading
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Thread safety boosts the performance of DB2 and other mainframe apps, but could unnecessarily complicate code. Continue Reading
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To increase mainframe processor capacity and speed, IBM turned to vertical polarization. Learn how to take advantage of it through a feature called HiperDispatch. Continue Reading
Head into 2016 with a positive outlook, a plan for new projects, and a well-rounded set of data center skills. Continue Reading
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