BMC and Compuware sign an alliance which they say will help IBM z Systems customers get more out of their mainframes
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IBM's latest mainframe is being pitched to existing and new customers as a system that can handle all the transactions that flow through mobile devices.
The world's largest commercial bank has deployed IBM's Mainframe Active Active technology.
Bank extends its long-term service and technology relationship with IBM to accelerate the roll-out of new digital products and services.
New centres for sales and development have opened in Johannesburg and Nairobi.
Amid a 3.7 percent drop in worldwide revenue for the quarter largely from weaker Unix server demand, HP overtook IBM in terms of market share on improved sales for x86-based ProLiant servers, according to IDC.
IBM is showcasing its system Z and Power Systems offerings at an "enterprise summit" this week. Comments, quotes and observations from the event will be posted here.
COBOL apps for IBM System z mainframes should see improved performance following the latest release of IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS.
IBM saw demand drop off at the end of the first quarter as revenue and earnings miss expectations. Other tech giants saw a similar tough finish to the quarter.
The Itanium 9500 series is touted as the most sophisticated Intel processor to date with a new micro-architecture design.
According to IBM, the new mainframe can deliver 25 percent more performance and 50 percent more capacity with the same energy footprint as its predecessor, which started at $1 million.
Vendors often begin a discussion of their new product or service by declaring a large percentage of systems found in the organization's data center as "legacy." It would be wise for us to stop for a moment, take a deep breath and then examine what they mean.
When Apple brought Steve Jobs and NeXT OpenStep to Cupertino back in 1997, it stopped work on NeXT's Intel code and focused on creating Rhapsody, a new Unix OS with a more Mac-like face that would run on Macs with PowerPC processors. This became Mac OS X. However, one Mac engineer decided to bring Apple and Intel back together again.
An essential Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X administration tool had a major security problem. It's been fixed, and now you need to patch your system ASAP.
Before Windows 3.0, Microsoft worked with IBM on another, now largely forgotten, operating system: OS/2.
The denial-of-service issue affects ColdFusion 9.0.1 and earlier versions for Windows, Mac OS X and UNIX.
The company will give rival mainframe maintenance companies swift access to spare parts and technical information, or face large fines, after European regulators accepted its proposals to settle an investigation
By melding mainframes and Microsoft Windows, IBM is looking to consolidate more data center infrastructure.
Many Linux proponents appear to equate Linux with the use of industry standard X86 systems. IBM demonstrated that its Mainframes are a growing portion of the market.
The mainframe specialist has offered to provide spare parts and information to support rivals in a bid to avoid further EU scrutiny of its business practices
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