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DEFINITION: A mainframe (also known as "big iron") is a high-performance computer used for large-scale computing purposes that require greater availability and security than a smaller-scale machine can offer. Historically, mainframes have been associated with centralized rather than distributed computing, although that distinction is blurring as smaller computers become more powerful and mainframes  … 
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10 Steps to Reducing Mainframe MLC Costs-Video
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
VIDEO: This short video provides a step-by-step process to reduce mainframe MLC costs up to 20% without compromising business critical services.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 03 Mar 2014

BMC Software, Inc.

Leveraging Mainframe Data with Hadoop
sponsored by Syncsort
WEBCAST: Mainframes generate and process huge data volumes, but the costs and challenges of mainframe computing often leave this data untapped. This webcast explains how Hadoop can help you conquer the costs and challenges of big data and gain key business insights.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 28, 2013

Syncsort

Big data: Past, present and future
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Join IDC analyst Carl Olofson on January 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM ET (16:00 GMT) in this live webcast event as he discusses how to find business and analytics success in the world of big data.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Jan 21, 2014, 11:00 EST (16:00 GMT)

IBM

Enterprise Modernization - The Cornerstone of Smarter Computing
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: View this webcast to learn how to combat the server and application sprawl that is consuming your IT budget while driving efficient innovation. Discover an infrastructure approach that maximizes performance of existing assets while allowing for modernization and mainframe development.
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Premiered: Feb 14, 2012

IBM

Cross enterprise APM demo
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WEBCAST: This webcast points out common bottlenecks that delay the resolution of application performance issues on your mainframe. Learn why it is essential that you integrate your mainframe with the other distributed systems you rely on.
Posted: 18 Jul 2011 | Premiered: Jul 18, 2011

CA Technologies.

Webcast - Closing the Four Security Risk Gaps of Mainframe Console Access
sponsored by I/O Concepts Inc.
WEBCAST: The information presented in this webcast can help you be sure your company's commitment to security includes all levels of mainframe access.
Posted: 05 Dec 2008 | Premiered: Dec 5, 2008

I/O Concepts Inc.

CA Cleanup: Mainframe Security Databases: ACF2, Top Secret, IBM RACF
sponsored by CA Technologies.
SOFTWARE DEMO: Over a period of time security databases accumulate unused, obsolete user ids and entitlements. This demonstration showcases the three causes and solution sets to security data accumulation.
Posted: 17 Jun 2008 | Premiered: 13 Jun 2008

CA Technologies.
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MAINFRAME COMPUTERS DEFINITION (continued): …  become more multi-purpose. Today, IBM emphasizes that their mainframes can be used to serve distributed users and smaller servers in a computing network.The mainframe is sometimes referred to as a "dinosaur" not only because of its size but because of reports, going back many years, that it's becoming extinct. In 1991 Stewart Alsop, the editor of InfoWorld, predicted that the last mainframe would be retired by 1996. However, in February 2008 IBM released a new mainframe, the z10. Steve Lohr wrote about the mainframe as "the classic survivor technology" in The New York … 
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