A very-much-alive Mark Twain famously commented that reports of his death were greatly exaggerated.
When will the mainframe’s survival no longer be a surprise? Even when reading positive accounts of mainframe developments, you can often detect this sense of wonder.
Without a doubt, one of cloud computing’s most attractive attributes is flexibility. Rather than get locked into the inherent limitations of legacy systems, organizations that leverage the cloud benefit from the ability to increase or reduce consumption of IT resources as needed.
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.
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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