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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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Charting Client Success
sponsored by Ensono Limited
RESOURCE: 47% of businesses see the mainframe as a barrier to business transformation, but is it actually the key to moving forward? Access this infographic to learn how to leverage your mainframe to gain an edge in the digital marketplace.
Posted: 23 Oct 2017 | Published: 23 Oct 2017

Ensono Limited

Managing Mainframe in a Hybrid World
sponsored by Ensono Limited
VIDEO: There are two key mainframe issues facing organizations today; the impending talent gap and cost. Take 2 minutes to watch this webcast to learn how to tackle both of these issues at once and ease mainframe management.
Posted: 19 Oct 2017 | Premiered: 18 Sep 2017

Ensono Limited

Rethinking the Mainframe Talent Drain
sponsored by Ensono Limited
VIDEO: Millennials are replacing the wave of retiring IT veterans and many lack the skills necessary to maintain the mainframes that many organizations rely on. Learn how to attract the next generation of mainframe talent and which coming trends you can expect to impact your mainframe.
Posted: 18 Oct 2017 | Premiered: 13 Jul 2017

Ensono Limited

Want to Transform? Start with the Mainframe
sponsored by Ensono Limited
RESOURCE: Leading businesses rely on mainframes, but many see this legacy environment as a barrier to transformation. The truth is that the mainframe will only go away if you want it to, but why would you when it offers the same power as the public cloud while sitting in your data center. Read on to see why transformation needs to start with your mainframe.
Posted: 18 Oct 2017 | Published: 21 Sep 2017

Ensono Limited

Bringing New Life to the Mainframe
sponsored by Ensono Limited
WHITE PAPER: CIOs cite that 91% of new customer-facing applications access mainframes and 55% of enterprise applications need mainframes to complete transactions. This white paper offers four solutions to the mainframe talent shortage and lays out a framework to refresh and support your mainframe's future.
Posted: 28 Sep 2017 | Published: 23 Aug 2017

Ensono Limited

CW Special Report on IBM
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: This special 12-page report from Computer Weekly analyses the challenges facing IBM, its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the IT market and its future strategy..
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 15 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

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

Which Mainframe Monitoring Tool is Right for You?
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: Robert Crawford, systems programmer, has outlined the pros and cons of three different types of mainframe monitoring tools. Learn how to determine which one will best meet your performance, resource, and diagnostic data needs.
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 08 Feb 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

5 Mainframe Myths Debunked
sponsored by Global Technology Solutions Group
EGUIDE: There are countless outdated myths surrounding mainframe computers. But how do you know what's true about the modern mainframe, and what are outdated misconceptions? This exclusive guide explores the state of the modern mainframe today, and debunks common myths.
Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | Published: 16 Jun 2016

Global Technology Solutions Group

Outsmarting the Weather: Met Office Redefines Forecasting
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief infographic describes the mainframe that allowed the Met Office to rapidly generate reports from hundreds of thousands of weather observations, enabling them to empower industries like aviation to use wind to their advantage, provide critical early warnings to help cities prepare for natural disasters, and more.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

IBM

Case Study: Met Office Delivers Life-Saving Weather Data Quickly & Accurately
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn how a supercomputer allows the Met Office to deliver 10 million weather observations to customers every day. Discover how this mainframe enabled the Met Office to ensure that users can access weather forecasts with mobile devices, save employees' time by automating the analytics process, and more.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

IBM

Met Office Develops Techniques for Modern Forecasting
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: View this brief video to learn how a reliable mainframe allows Met Office, the UK's national weather service, to deliver high volumes of data reliably and resiliently to all customers, helping them make critical decisions quickly.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Premiered: 05 Feb 2015

IBM

IBM’s Mainframe50: The Future of the Mainframe
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IDC takes an opportunity to reflect on the significance the mainframe has had on the IT industry, business and society; the degree to which this technology remains a core foundation of today's global infrastructure; and the extent to which companies are using it to find new ways to drive business innovation.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014

IBM

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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
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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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