IBM system z and mainframe systems News
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.
November 23, 2015
Mainframes are well-suited for mobile apps, and though these systems are known to be safe, there are ways to tighten mainframe security.
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.
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