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September 03, 2009
Merging dozens of little IT departments into an SAP infrastructure in two data centers posed challenges for ink supplier Sun Chemical.
February 21, 2007
There doesn't have to be a tornado or flood for disaster recovery plan to kick in. With most application failures tracking back to human error, wouldn't it be easier if you could recover the databases you need, rather than the entire DB2 ...
August 29, 2006
The millions of daily transactions processed by IBM mainframes could be at risk, one security researcher says, because of a weakness in a venerable networking protocol.
June 13, 2006
Laws across the country are prompting users to start encrypting mainframe backups, but getting tape encryption products to work with primary storage is causing headaches.
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When initial program load stalls out on a mainframe logical partition, the culprit is often consoles. Connectivity is one of many potential causes. Continue Reading
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