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How to Choose Your Mainframe Modernization Strategy

The mainframe is a valuable component of a greater IT ecosystem. Before losing valuable time and costs moving to the cloud, organizations should consider the benefits of modernizing their existing mainframe investment.

Download this white paper to uncover three strategies for mainframe modernization in your organization.

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    A discussion about strategies for Windows 10 really boils down to the organisation’s desktop IT strategy.  Windows PCs account for the bulk of the personal computing market and the Windows client remains the dominant target platform for developers of client-side applications. In this e-guide, we look at the evolution of desktop IT.

  • Computer Weekly – 4 July 2017: Be better connected in a wireless world

    In this week’s Computer Weekly, we look at the latest developments in wireless technology and discover how enterprises can deliver secure and reliable wireless networks for staff and customers. We examine Microsoft’s PowerShell scripting language to understand why it’s become such an important tool for automating system administration. And we ask CIOs what it’s like to cross the divide and work for IT suppliers. Read the issue now.

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    Surprisingly, 53% of organizations still support an on-site mainframe estate. Open this whitepaper to learn why there's more contention around the utility of a mainframe server than you might think, and which option would work best for you.

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  • Has HP taken a calculated risk in splitting the business?

    Hewlett Packard (HP) is planning to turn its consumer computing and printing departments into a separate company. The remaining business would comprise HP's software, business servers and IT services operations.

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  • Computer Weekly - 7-13 January 2020: Digital fashion reality - how technology can help people enjoy fashion in a more sustainable way

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  • Computer Weekly – 7 March 2017: Industrial control systems pose big risk to security

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  • Top 10 ANZ IT stories of 2022

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