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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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Best Practices in ECM Document Archive Migration
sponsored by Xenos Group Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this white paper is to outline the challenges of migrating documents from enterprise content management (ECM) systems, educate the reader, and provide best practices that ensure success.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Xenos Group Inc.

Optimizing Mainframe Success by Simplifying Ownership
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: The mainframe offers value in today's enterprise computing environments, where growing workloads, constrained resources, regulatory imperatives and corporate "green" mandates are intensifying the pressure on IT organizations. As the industry's most experienced mainframe professionals approach retirement, organizations are facing tough choices.
Posted: 29 Apr 2009 | Published: 31 Dec 2008

CA Technologies.

Mainframe Performance Management: A New Twist
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper featuring mainframe expert Wayne Kernochan to gain insight on insight on performance management software - specifically as it relates to the mainframe - and on why this technology is more important now than ever before.
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

CA Technologies.

Automated Storage Optimization for z/OS Mainframes
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this paper learn about how the CA Automated Storage Optimization Mainframe Suite is flexible and modular so there is no need to "rip and replace" as processes, applications and users are added while the value of information evolves.
Posted: 28 Aug 2008 | Published: 28 Aug 2008

CA Technologies.

Service-enabling Mainframe Based Systems on Microsoft Platform
sponsored by Infosys Technologies Limited
WHITE PAPER: Dependence on legacy computing has organizations wanting to extend the life of mainframe systems while benefiting from new technology. Read this paper to learn about mainframe integration and options for implementing service-enabling mainframe systems.
Posted: 15 May 2007 | Published: 01 May 2006

Infosys Technologies Limited
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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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