Evangelizing Mainframe

Where’s the Problem?

We’re all well aware that what goes on, on a mainframe, is much more complicated today than it was 20 years ago. Basically, company employees would use CICS or IMS DC to access data that was probably stored in IMS DB or DB2.

Posted: 7/15/2014 12:28:34 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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Tales of a Longtime Mainframer

At the IBM System z Technical University in Budapest in May, Bob Rogers gave a session telling stories from his 45 years with the mainframe. Since it went over pretty well, he is sharing some of the stories with the wider audience here, starting with these from his very first days in the industry.

Posted: 7/8/2014 12:11:25 AM by Bob Rogers

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Speak Up About the Power of the Mainframe

Many successful companies understand the mainframe and leverage this understanding to help their organizations exceed their technical and business objectives.

Posted: 7/1/2014 12:54:15 AM by Bryan Smith

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Connect With the Community at the VM Workshop

The VM Workshop is a great place for the System z community to meet up.

Posted: 6/24/2014 12:25:16 AM by Marc Smith

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CICS and Mobile Working

Mobile computing is without doubt the biggest growth area in computing at the moment, so it makes sense to make sure that those tried and trusted powerhouses of computing, such as CICS, are able to communicate with mobile devices.

Posted: 6/17/2014 12:13:18 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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Unified Business Information: Making the Most of Your Mainframe Assets

In today’s business climate, companies need to exploit whatever data enters the enterprise, in whatever format and from whatever source. This is the only way to gain a comprehensive view of the business and its customers. “Every company is a data company,” as the adage goes, and if you're not using all the available data, you're probably making incorrect decisions.

Posted: 6/10/2014 12:49:42 AM by Dusty Rivers and Don Spoerke

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What if Your CEO Knew About Business Continuity

The mainframe world has changed and it is often impossible for a company to actually perform business operations if their systems are down. The result is a heightened focus on business continuity over disaster recovery.

Posted: 6/3/2014 12:42:52 AM by Jamie Giovanetto

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Mainframes in the Cloud

IBM’s unique selling point for mainframes in the cloud is their ability to support up to 6,000 virtual machines in a single system, provide a secure multi-tenant environment and dynamically share resources across workloads. 

Posted: 5/20/2014 12:37:29 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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Mainframes: An Easy Scapegoat for IT Failures

There’s a lot of talk around at the moment which blames virtually every highly publicized IT failure on legacy systems running on mainframe computers from 30, 40 or even 50 years ago. Of course that is wrong on so many levels, but it’s an easy scapegoat for company directors to use and distract attention from what’s really going on.

Posted: 5/13/2014 12:28:56 AM by Philip Mann

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Five Things Detractors Don’t Know About Mainframes

For people who say they don’t like mainframes, here are five things that they probably didn’t know that Big Iron can do.

Posted: 5/6/2014 12:40:27 AM by Bryan Smith

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