Evangelizing Mainframe

Virtualization in the Time of Myth

The OS/360 operating system supported two forms of data-access virtualization from its very beginning in 1964. I refer to this as the Time of Myth because even I, whose personal experience of computing goes back to 1969, did not personally witness the introduction of these concepts and had to learn of them from the elders.

Posted: 6/26/2012 4:03:05 AM by Bob Rogers

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Atomic Weapons and the Dawn of the Computer Age

What if I told you we probably wouldn’t have computers if the Manhattan Project hadn’t created atomic bombs?

Posted: 6/19/2012 4:06:46 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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Join the Enterprise COBOL Vnext Managed Beta Program

IBM has announced a Managed Beta Program for this next version of IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS. Clients interested in participating in the program are encouraged to submit their nominations.

Posted: 6/12/2012 3:45:56 AM by Melanie Steckham

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Who’s Looking After Application Efficiency at Mainframe Sites?

Application performance tuning can help mainframe shops run their applications more efficiently so they use less processing power, but hardly anyone performs application tuning proactively in an organized and structured way. That’s often because nobody in the IT organization truly takes responsibility for giving the applications the care and attention they deserve.

Posted: 6/5/2012 4:01:13 AM by Philip Mann

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