Electing to reduce testing in order to reduce non-production MIPS consumption is a poor decision that could lead to millions of dollars in losses. The temptation to place priority on time-to-value over production safeguarding methods is certainly understandable.
Sam Knutson helps to close out SHARE in Seattle, with his section of the Bit Bucket x'31' session.
Though IBM's financial picture hasn't been particularly rosy recently, there's one silver lining: z13.
The Poughkeepsie Journal, the paper of record in the mainframe's hometown, reported in mid-April that IBM is seeing strong interest and sales in the latest z model in IBM's portfolio.
In a recent video, The Street offered a unique behind-the-scenes look at IBM's z13 manufacturing facility in Poughkeepsie, New York.
While it's more common these days to hear of companies migrating away from the mainframe, at least one company recently returned to mainframe -- thanks to the introduction of the z13.