IBM is expected later this month to announce its next-generation System z mainframe, its first update since the release of the z9 three years ago. It is promising improved energy efficiency, security and "50 per cent more capacity" in its new hardware.
Through its Share user group and ZNextGen young programmers organization, IBM has been working to make high school students more aware of the existence of mainframe systems and the career opportunities therein.
A recent study by Share, a group for mainframe and other large system users, has found that the larger the company, the more popular service-oriented architecture (SOA) becomes.
IDG News Service - ZNextGen, an organization aimed at young mainframe programmers, has gained significant momentum since it was created roughly two years ago through IBM and its user group, Share, according to its leaders.
The Enterprise Strategies Newsletter from Enterprise Systems intrigued me with a title of one of their articles "Reality Check: A Closer Look at System z's Late-2007 Stumble". It tells the story of how the mainframe sales "stumbled" during the third quarter of 2007.