IBM system z and mainframe systems News
August 18, 2015
IBM opens the doors of its proprietary mainframes, delivering two Linux-only boxes and significant code contributions to the open source world.
March 06, 2015
IBM acquired cognitive computing provider AlchemyAPI in the hopes it can whip up an application elixir that gives Watson new life.
January 09, 2015
IT shops have tried a number of ways to attract Millennials to IBM mainframes. Maybe a new generation of tools is the best way to bridge the IT generation gap.
April 21, 2014
IBM's once mighty server hardware business continues to struggle. Big Blue bets on software and cloud services business to bring some relief.
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