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.
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.