Evangelizing Mainframe

The Good Old DB2 Visual Explain

While it’s being replaced by better offerings, DB2 Visual Explain remains one of the tools to assist in improving DB2 access performance.

Posted: 11/7/2011 2:51:04 PM by Raghavendra Kulkarni

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IBM Academic Initiative Helps Fill the Skills Gap

The solution to the mainframe skills gap is pretty simple: To prepare new graduates, the technology must be taught in schools and universities.

Posted: 10/25/2011 9:34:55 AM by Niranjan Sharma

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Mainframe on a Phone

The ability to access and monitor the mainframe from a smartphone or tablet is already here for those willing to step into the future.

Posted: 10/18/2011 7:39:07 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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Breaking Down the Barriers to New Mainframe Development

One concern mainframe shops voice quite often is that of skills. They're looking not only for the skills needed to manage and run the mainframe environment, but also those needed to develop new mainframe applications, and perhaps more importantly, maintain and modify existing applications.

Posted: 10/11/2011 8:05:56 AM by Chris Gombola

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Keeping Tabs on the Mainframe World

All of us like to keep track of things that interest us, including what’s happening in our industry. Here's a quick recap of some of the new launches/upgrades that have happened in the mainframe space recently.

Posted: 10/4/2011 7:31:54 AM by Ragavendra Kulkarni

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CICS: The Next Big Thing?

Over the years, CICS has evolved and been combined with other technologies. These leverage mainframe and open systems, including messaging, application servers, brokers and databases.

Posted: 9/29/2011 2:37:18 PM by Richard Nikula

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Lessons Learned from Virtualization Using z/VM

Working on the IBM z890 system, the best part was being involved in this virtualization project from its inception. “Measure twice, cut once” was a valid strategy in this case.

Posted: 9/26/2011 9:56:34 AM by Niranjan Sharma

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Cloud Mainframe, Mainframe Cloud

IBM mainframe defines and redefines cloud computing. 

Posted: 9/14/2011 3:48:39 PM by Trevor Eddolls

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How I Found the Mainframe

I began to think the mainframe was really cool in 1997, just about the time the IT industry pronounced it dead! I saw the platform for what it was—the real guts behind how businesses processed their data. 

Posted: 9/13/2011 7:43:42 AM by Chris Gombola

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4 Transformational Ideas from the Past

IBM is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year. It’s a history marked by significant innovation and change. Here are four mainframe-related areas that have had a huge impact on business computing.

Posted: 9/6/2011 7:20:03 AM by Ragavendra Kulkarni

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