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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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During Lockdown, Mainframe Skills Explode
sponsored by Beta Systems
EGUIDE: During the pandemic, mainframe systems are experiencing such a surge in usage, demand for Cobol skills has skyrocketed. Dive inside this E-Guide to learn more about the recent explosion in demand for mainframe skillsets.
Posted: 26 May 2020 | Published: 26 May 2020

Beta Systems

DevOps vs. Mainframes
sponsored by Beta Systems
EGUIDE: Download this E-Guide to learn how enterprise IT teams have introduced mainframes back into their DevOps strategies – and the challenges they’ve encountered along the way.
Posted: 05 Feb 2020 | Published: 05 Feb 2020

Beta Systems

Mainframe & x86 Maintenance Similarities
sponsored by Beta Systems
EGUIDE: Mainframes and x86 servers are markedly different, but they are some interesting areas of overlap when it comes to system maintenance tasks. Save this E-Guide to learn more about these similarities – and why they’re useful to note.
Posted: 31 Jan 2020 | Published: 31 Jan 2020

Beta Systems

Modern Security Solutions for the Mainframe
sponsored by Beta Systems
WHITE PAPER: Jump into this white paper to learn how to identify and plug system security vulnerabilities in your z/OS environments by comparing your current RACF settings to industry standards as defined by Security Technical Implementation Guides.
Posted: 22 Jan 2020 | Published: 22 Jan 2020

Beta Systems

The Future Proof Mainframe
sponsored by Beta Systems
WHITE PAPER: The death of mainframes has been predicted for decades – yet here they still stand, fifty years later. Download this white paper to find out how to adapt RACF administration challenges to today’s security standards – and keep your mainframes running smoothly.
Posted: 22 Jan 2020 | Published: 22 Jan 2020

Beta Systems

Get Your Security Up to Speed with _beta access
sponsored by Beta Systems
WHITE PAPER: Discover how _beta access can simplify the administration, monitoring, and auditing of your z/OS security systems – and can facilitate an end-to-end solution for RACF management responsibilities.
Posted: 21 Jan 2020 | Published: 21 Jan 2020

Beta Systems

z/OS Logstreams at a Glance
sponsored by Beta Systems
WHITE PAPER: Maintaining critical z/OS mainframe environments is a hefty responsibility – especially as downtimes grow more and more costly. Inside, learn about a z/OS log stream tool that simplifies viewing, troubleshooting, and archiving processes.
Posted: 21 Jan 2020 | Published: 21 Jan 2020

Beta Systems

Distributed Job Scheduling for z/OS
sponsored by Beta Systems
WHITE PAPER: Job scheduling across multiple server and application environments can get complicated – even after automated processes are introduced. Click inside to learn how to use a workload automation platform to simplify distributed job scheduling.
Posted: 20 Jan 2020 | Published: 31 Dec 2018

Beta Systems

Mainframe in the Age of Cloud, AI, and Blockchain
sponsored by Ensono Limited
ANALYST REPORT: Though some view them as a relic of IT days gone by, mainframes are increasingly used to run emerging workloads like blockchain and containerized applications. Download this Forrester report to learn how modernized mainframes are finding their place amid digital transformation.
Posted: 27 Sep 2019 | Published: 31 Jul 2019

Ensono Limited

Operations Transition in 4 Months Leads to Significant Savings
sponsored by Ensono Limited
VIDEO: As the U.S. leader in mutual life insurance, Guardian relies heavily on its legacy mainframe infrastructure to support a workforce of nearly 8,000. Tune in to learn what criteria helped Guardian determine a new managed infrastructure choice – and the economic benefits they earned as a result.
Posted: 19 Aug 2019 | Premiered: 19 Aug 2019

Ensono Limited

Digital is Disrupting Insurance
sponsored by Ensono Limited
ANALYST REPORT: Inside this analyst report, find out how the IT status quo is shifting within financial services and insurance organizations – and how real IT leaders are planning out their infrastructure mix to strike an ideal balance between mission-critical mainframe and cloud technology.
Posted: 11 Jul 2019 | Published: 30 Sep 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

Digital Transformation Needs Mainframe DevOps
sponsored by Ensono Limited
EGUIDE: Your mainframe is the heart of your business. If it is not working at full capacity, neither will your applications or your employees. If you are like most organizations and looking to undergo a digital transformation, your mainframe needs DevOps. This e-guide unveils how DevOps improves mainframe system capabilities.
Posted: 07 Dec 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2017

Ensono Limited

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

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
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