I want to echo the importance of discussion and dialog between partners, like SHARE and IBM, to ensure that we all continue to derive value from the benefits delivered by this platform.
Reflections on the 50th birthday of the mainframe.
SHARE in Anaheim wasn’t the only exciting System z event to kick-off Monday.
The date also marked the launch of IBM’s Master the Mainframe World Championship, an enterprise computing competition among 43 students from 23 countries across the globe.
In only a few months the mainframe becomes 50 years old. And what this means to information technology (IT) buyers is that when you buy a mainframe, you’re buying fifty years of continuous improvements in performance and in manageability – and 50 years of investment protection.
Younger IT techs who like their mobile touch screens, and generally gravitate to colorful graphical displays, may consider the 3270 “green screen” associated with the mainframe a turn-off.