IBM system z and mainframe systems

  • August 16, 2006 16 Aug'06

    Mainframe management : Mainframe modernization

    Mainframe modernization: Applications must be revised periodically to reflect changes in the business and leverage the emergence of new software technologies. But mainframe applications are often customized to meet exacting business needs. ...

  • August 14, 2006 14 Aug'06

    Grocer gains efficiency on z9 mainframe

    IBM's first publicized customer for the z9 is a grocery chain that operates 300 stores, as well as the supply chains for two other supermarket companies, powered by the new z9.

  • August 10, 2006 10 Aug'06

    New mainframe migration tools: It's really about app modernization

    The "leave alone" strategy for mainframe management is becoming less viable. Meanwhile, the alternate strategy of change is now increasingly feasible in a reasonable time frame and able to deliver an ever-widening advantage.

  • August 09, 2006 09 Aug'06

    IBM to invest $40M in SAP on mainframe

    IBM announced yesterday that it plans to invest $40 million over the next five years to promote SAP applications on the System z mainframe.

  • August 03, 2006 03 Aug'06

    Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles moves off mainframe, encounters glitches

    The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles decided to move off its mainframe to a Unisys ES7000 high-end server and consolidate three customer databases into one. In the process, it managed to live up to the stereotype of long wait times and customer ...

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    Mainframe plays key role in information on demand

    The mainframe remains the data server for the majority of the world's business-critical data. However, data-mining analysis tools to take advantage of this data are typically narrowly confined.

  • July 26, 2006 26 Jul'06

    Timmerman set to lead Share mainframe group

    Martin Timmerman is expected to take over next month for Robert Rosen as president of Share, the mainframe user group. In this Q&A, Timmerman talks about the various issues surrounding Share and what he plans to do about it.

  • July 05, 2006 05 Jul'06

    Mainframes and the changing face of ISVs

    Can System z take advantage of the changing role of independent software vendors? Decreasing low end license costs and boosting Web service conversion tools will help.

  • July 05, 2006 05 Jul'06

    Mainframe conversion to Web services

    IBM offers an extensive set of tools for Web-service conversion.

  • June 28, 2006 28 Jun'06

    Unisys updates its mainframes; commits to Intel

    Unisys beefed up its ClearPath mainframe offerings and committed to Intel-only architecture for 2007.

  • June 21, 2006 21 Jun'06

    BMC announces new mainframe management tools

    BMC invested in new mainframe management tools this week. The company also released customer survey data showing strong support for big iron.

  • June 13, 2006 13 Jun'06

    Mainframe shops scramble to encrypt tapes

    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.

  • June 07, 2006 07 Jun'06

    CA updates mainframe security products

    Mainframe security software: CA has released new versions of ACF-2, TopSecret and Cleanup, its identity and access management software.

  • May 25, 2006 25 May'06

    Server Specs: IBM updates Tivoli CMDB

    IBM updates Tivoli CMDB; Platespin launches server consolidation planning tool; CA rolls out new mainframe database management and IBM acquires Rembo.

  • May 23, 2006 23 May'06

    Mainframe migrations attractive, but still a tough sell

    Mainframe migration is more attractive than it has ever been, but migrations are still risky and can take over a year to complete.