If you’re worried about the mainframe falling out of fashion — or at least aging itself out of the market — no need.
IBM is doing its level best to keep up with the times by appealing to the younger (and at least perceived hipper) open source crowd. And, of course, the cloud crowd too.
A dozen yea
At face value, the growing ubiquity of mobile – from BYOD to consumers' love affair with all things app – presents little danger to the mainframe. The mainframe, in short, is impenetrable. End of story. Well, not quite. In truth, mainframe operations can certainly be affected by mobile security thr
There is a lively discussion on LinkedIn right now about whether or not the mainframe is hackable. Some say no — not now, not ever — others say that, as with any technology ever created, of course it is.
I’ll leave that question open for debate.
The fact is big iron has a long history of rock-soli
BlackBerry is making a comeback—the company debuted an interesting new OS earlier this year along with a slew of new products. More recently, the company proudly announced receiving a 1-million device order from a mystery client. Suddenly BlackBerry -- known for its excellence in security but also f
By Janet L. Sun,Immediate Past President, SHARE Inc.In this series, Janet Sun explores and dispels numerous myths around the mainframe. Continued from Part 1 and Part 2.What Do You Lose by Moving Off the Mainframe?Efficiency Typically, distributed servers support a single application workload.