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May 26, 2009
In this era of stringent cost cutting, what should IT do: move more apps to the mainframe or move all apps off it? This tip weighs the total cost of ownership for mainframe and non-mainframe applications.
June 10, 2008
With the help of capacity performance software from BMC, Harris County says it can better determine which work to offload to mainframe specialty processors.
April 19, 2006
The acquisition of Cybermation Inc. by IT giant CA Inc. gives CA customers a path to a process automation; job scheduling. For CA, it means one fewer competitor.
April 26, 2005
Recently publicized data leaks, as well as HIPAA and other security compliances, might spur more shops to consider encryption tools.
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