Mainframe Technology Improvements

It’s Makeover Time for the Mainframe

You’ve probably seen a primitive mainframe computer in an old science fiction movie. Most likely, it had flashing lights, spinning tapes, shiny dials, and filled a vast, echoing room. It also probably ran amok at some point during the film and tried to take over the world. These thing
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The Mainframe is Here to Stay

Mainframes: An Old Friend in a New Era

True or false: mainframe computers and technology are a dusty relic of the past. That’s an easy question to answer, right?  Everyone knows that mainframes are yesterday’s news. Today it’s all about the cloud. In the 21st century, big iron has no more value than scrap iron. Except that
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Risk of Mainframe Migrations

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Migrating from the Mainframe

The singer Neil Sedaka said it best way back in the 1950’s: breaking up is hard to do. That’s certainly true when it comes to breaking up with your mainframe. After all, you’ve been a couple for a long time. There were long years of happiness followed by recent years of mutual frustra
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Mainframe Computer Center

The High Cost of a Mainframe Going Down

Mainframes are known for their reliability. In the world of big iron, downtime is a rarity because the software is so stable, the hardware is so dependable, and security risks are minimal. Right? Not necessarily. Let’s take a look at some surprising mainframe crashes and their associa
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Mainframes and Digital Transformation

Mainframes and Digital Transformation

Digital transformation involves the integration of modern digital technology into all aspects of your business. The goal is a profound enhancement to your operating efficiencies, processes, competencies, and bottom line. In other words, digital transformation helps your business run f
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New Mainframe Set Up

The Growing Use of Mainframes Presents New Challenges

The growing use of mainframes proves that industry experts are not always right. In fact, rather than the slow demise that many industry experts predicted, a recent Forrester Consulting study shows that mainframe usage is still on the rise. According to the study, 64 percent of large
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Mainframe Trends

Mainframe Trends: What’s Hot and What’s Not

Mark Twain once said, “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Rumors about the demise of mainframe technology in the era of cloud computing have also been greatly exaggerated. Big iron is still going strong. Mainframe technology remains critical to large enterprises in
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Mainframe Technology Support

How Mainframe Technology Supports Modern Business Demands

In both the business and tech world, the mainframe is sometimes misrepresented as antiquated and non-functional. Yet modern society owes big iron a great deal of gratitude. Behind every new bank, university, medical center, etc., is a mainframe or mainframe data center. Today’s mainfr
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Disaster Recovery Plan

Disaster Recovery on the Mainframe

Your big iron is the backbone of your business. Powerful, reliable, and highly secure, it processes sensitive bulk data with astonishing ease. Yet there is always the possibility of something going wrong. Are you prepared for a mainframe disaster? How would your business suffer if you
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Mainframe Legacy Systems

How Legacy Systems Help Meet the Computing Challenges of Today

There’s a great definition of legacy systems that goes something like this: a legacy system is one that works. Mainframe technology works so well that, according to a 2016 Forrester Technical Adoption Survey, 99% of clients expect to store a growing amount of data on their organizatio
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