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.
What’s the primary goal for IT and business executives as they pursue Big Data initiatives? Improving customer experience.
That was the top response from IT and business leaders worldwide in a recently released Gartner survey.
SHARE in San Francisco Journal: A Conversation with Doug Balog, General Manager for System z, IBM Corporation
Doug Balog, IBM’s General Manager for System z, attended SHARE in San Francisco, delivering a keynote address, participating in an executive panel and demonstrating his organization’s comm