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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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Computer Weekly – 25 February 2014: Banking with dinosaurs – the legacy IT crisis in financial services
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine the IT problems at high-street banks, and learn how outsourcing led to the loss of key legacy IT skills. We ask what role wearable technology could have in enterprise IT. And we take an in-depth look at the tools for using Microsoft Azure for building hybrid clouds. Read the issue now.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

The value of System z: Deploy IBM zEnterprise for more business value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains why mainframe technology is the security platform of choice for cloud, big data and various operational applications.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

IBM

Bridging the Gap Between Big Iron & Big Data
sponsored by Syncsort
EBOOK: Overcome the four biggest challenges of moving mainframe data to Hadoop: data integration, skills and expertise, security, and escalating costs.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Syncsort

CW Special Report on CA Technologies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 9 page special independent report from Computer Weekly, updated for 2014, gives you the facts on CA, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 10 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

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

Case Study: Tesco's £65 million data centre strategy to drive online growth
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
CASE STUDY: This Computer Weekly case study, packed with photographs and data, gives the inside story of Tesco's £65 million data centre strategy.
Posted: 21 Nov 2012 | Published: 21 Nov 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

A Trusted Ally in a World of Constant Change
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides a step-by-step process to reduce mainframe MLC costs up to 20% without compromising business critical services.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

BMC Software, Inc.

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.

Analyst Report: IBM CICS Tools: Discovery and Optimization for the Next Generation by the Branham Group (February 2013)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This independent white paper discusses the challenges that IT departments face in cost and manpower hours. It looks at several tools that have been shown to significantly reduce the time needed to meet those challenges with resultant deep cost benefits.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 01 Jan 2013

IBM

10 Steps to Reducing Mainframe MLC Costs
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides you with 10 easy-to-navigate steps to reduce your software charges.
Posted: 18 Dec 2013 | Published: 18 Dec 2013

BMC Software, Inc.

Demo: Overview of IBM Integrated Solution for System z Development (December 2012)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: An overview of the IBM Integrated Solution for System z Development, including its capabilities and constituent member products.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 18 Oct 2013

IBM

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

Put an end to mainframe scripting with policy-driven IBM automation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Automating single-mainframe environments often requires time-consuming and cumbersome script-writing. This resource describes a strategy designed to quickly and easily replace manual methods of mainframe automation.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Case study: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas cuts mainframe software costs with IBM (May 2013)
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Lear how Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas were able to migrate their mainframe software toward an equally functional but significantly lower-cost system - without heavy impact on users and the IT environment.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

A Step Change in Development Efficiency
sponsored by MicroFocus
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper helps you improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the mainframe development processes via simple-to-use, centrally-configurable graphical modeling.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

MicroFocus

How to Move Towards the Modern Mainframe
sponsored by MicroFocus
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn about the pitfalls of mainframe application development and delivery. You’ll also discover how to tackle these challenges head-on by improving productivity, flexibility, and collaboration in the mainframe development process.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

MicroFocus

Move up to Enterprise Developer for zEnterprise
sponsored by Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: Access this crucial paper to get an in-depth look at a tool that brings contemporary capabilities to mainframe application development, enabling faster change and delivery of new business functions without mainframe resources.
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | Published: 02 May 2013

Micro Focus

Reduce Costs with CA's Mainframe 2.0
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This expert e-guide discusses the key advantages of a family of mainframe management products that helps IT managers dramatically reduce administrative costs for mainframe server environments.
Posted: 11 Mar 2013 | Published: 11 Mar 2013

CA Technologies.

Mainframe Server Consolidation Should be on Your Hit List
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This expert e-guide explains why mainframe server consolidation should be a top priority because it not only yields reduced costs, it allows for improved robustness, scalability, and capacity flexibility.
Posted: 11 Mar 2013 | Published: 11 Mar 2013

CA Technologies.

Evaluating Mainframe System Monitoring Tools
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: This e-guide introduces various mainframe system monitoring tools, providing expert advice for purchasing and implementing those tools as well as explanations for how each functions.
Posted: 08 Mar 2013 | Published: 08 Mar 2013

CA Technologies.

Endress+Hauser maximises availability and resiliency with Linux on System z
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This case study explains how one company successfully navigated the disaster recovery planning process. Discover why they decided to implement Linux on System z and how virtualisation allowed them to cost-effectively scale their IT environment.
Posted: 13 Aug 2012 | Published: 08 Aug 2012

IBM

Rehosting Mainframe Workloads
sponsored by Clerity
WHITE PAPER: Many legacy applications still contain valuable business information. But maintaining the mainframes that they reside on can quickly become cost-prohibitive. This white paper explores various mainframe alternatives, the concept behind rehosting, and a recommended market offering you can implement immediately.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Apr 2011

Clerity

Endress + Hauser Success Story
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how one organization successfully migrated to Linux and consolidated 14 physical servers to a single IBM System z mainframe. Inside, discover how your business can consolidate physical servers and realize other valuable benefits like rapid provisioning and easy management of virtualized Linux environments.
Posted: 19 Jun 2012 | Published: 19 Jun 2012

SUSE

Transforming the elephant in the room - Mainframe: the time for changing the present is now
sponsored by Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents mainframe solutions that can exploit the power and low cost of modern servers to speed up the entire mainframe application development and delivery process. This system allows your organization to lower operating costs and reduce risk while deploying application workloads on a more agile platform.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | Published: 13 Jun 2012

Micro Focus

Endress+Hauser maximizes availability and resiliency with Linux on System z
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Because downtime can have serious implications, it is critical that companies have an effective disaster recovery (DR) strategy in place. This case study compares several DR architectures and discusses how one organisation successfully navigated the selection process.
Posted: 11 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2011

IBM
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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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