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  • January 20, 2005 20 Jan'05

    IBM mainframe revenues finally slip

    It couldn't last forever. After five consecutive quarters of solid growth, IBM's mainframe revenue has faltered. But analysts say it's too early to tell whether the dip signals a major downhill slide.

  • January 11, 2005 11 Jan'05

    Firm trades mainframes for Microsoft servers running SAP

    Employees at Allentown, Penn.-based Air Products and Chemicals Inc. have been on a mission to eliminate their mainframes and scrap their tangled web of legacy applications.

  • October 27, 2004 27 Oct'04

    Mainframe Mishap: Are you sure you want to hit delete?

    There's a reason why we get that sick feeling in the pit of our stomachs when we're about to hit delete -- bad things can happen. Fortunately, this one didn't result in disaster, but it did leave one poor guy with a feeling of dread he's never been ...

  • October 13, 2004 13 Oct'04

    Mainframe Mishap: Well earned exits

    Years ago, Steven Kimball accidentally shut off his company's production CICS system at 10 o'clock in the morning. As a result, his boss assigned him the task of making sure no one would be able to do that again. Read his story.

  • September 30, 2004 30 Sep'04

    Microsoft migration alliance has merit, but won't sway diehards

    Microsoft's expanded alliance gives users the tools they need to move from the mainframe to the Windows platform. But can it actually persuade folks to switch?

  • September 16, 2004 16 Sep'04

    Q&A: An insider's view of CICS' development

    In 1968, Bob Yelavich, a then 10-year IBM veteran, was asked to compile a list of products that could be allocated resources for marketing and education. Yelavich's manager knew IBM was going to start selling software separately. The list included ...

  • August 13, 2004 13 Aug'04

    When Tux met Big Iron: The quiz

    Test your knowledge of Linux on the mainframe! Do you know what Linus Torvalds originally wanted to call the OS? Do you know how many Linux images David Boyes was able to run on a mainframe? Take it and find out!

  • July 27, 2004 27 Jul'04

    Can mainframes share the spotlight with Windows?

    If mainframe revenues are up, why are we still hearing reports about the mainframe being dead and Windows taking over the data center? Could it be that these two platforms can actually exist in harmony?

  • March 04, 2004 04 Mar'04

    Software upgrade costs irk mainframe users

    Users laughed at a recent article on the cost incentives of upgrading the mainframe. The joke? Hardware is cheap. It's the software upgrades that are killing users -- and forcing many onto other platforms.

  • February 27, 2004 27 Feb'04

    Consolidation sparks mainframe revival

    Two recent deals with German firms, one for the implementation of 20 z990s, reflect how the econmic demand to consolidate servers is driving sales of IBM's premier mainframe.

  • February 26, 2004 26 Feb'04

    BMC's Mainview suite to feature IP-pacing tools

    BMC has several upgrades to its Mainview monitoring software that lets users give priority bandwidth to the most important Web services applications.

  • May 05, 2003 05 May'03

    Q&A: IBM offers a peek at new SOAP for CICS spoke with Mark Cocker, a senior software engineer in IBM's CICS strategy team, about his company's new simple object access protocol (SOAP) for CICS technology preview. Cocker explained how the new SupportPac works, and offered an ...