From .Net to the mainframe

The mainframe turned 40 in April, but it hasn't suffered much in the way of a mid-life crisis. In 2003, IBM sold 2,700 mainframes (IDC), accounted for a third of the company's server revenue and about 25 percent of total revenue when the software is included.

The mainframe turned 40 in April, but it hasn't suffered much in the way of a mid-life crisis. In 2003, IBM sold 2,700 mainframes (IDC), accounted for a third of the company's server revenue and about 25 percent of total revenue when the software is included. Part of the continued growth of mainframes is related to IBM and other big iron vendors keeping the venerable systems relevant in the age of

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