How mainframes change our lives

How mainframes change our lives

Everyone knows banks love mainframes, but these powerful computers are also used to power our homes, build our cars, facilitate our healthcare, and keep us entertained. If finance is not your cup of tea, there are plenty of other...

06/26/17

Data virtualization: Like rocket fuel for your mainframe

Data virtualization: Like rocket fuel for your mainframe

Data virtualization IS the perfect fuel for mainframes—or any system that relies on real-time analysis of data.

05/10/17

Blockchain is the perfect data protection tool for banks using mainframes

Blockchain is the perfect data protection tool for banks using mainframes

Blockchain can now protect real-world coins for banks, creating new opportunities in digital security in part due to the power of mainframes.

03/21/17

How mainframes prevent data breaches

How mainframes prevent data breaches

As 2017 begins, let's talk about how using mainframes to process and protect data can prevent data breaches and keep hackers from having another banner year.

01/03/17

Why banks love mainframes

Why banks love mainframes

Fiscal institutions rely on mainframes, and the reasons have far less to do with tradition than they do with power and versatility.

12/12/16

Mainframes 2026: What the future holds for big iron

Mainframes 2026: What the future holds for big iron

The cloud killed the mainframe? I'm not so sure. Let's take a look at what the next decade has in store for big iron.

09/23/16

Mainframes and the API economy

Mainframes and the API economy

You don't have to know COBOL to work in big iron. APIs open up mainframing to anyone with coding skills.

07/19/16

4 things you can do on a mainframe—without knowing how to use a mainframe

4 things you can do on a mainframe—without knowing how to use a mainframe

New tools make it possible to program and manage mainframes in just about any language and on any platform.

06/16/16

3 reasons to be a 20-something mainframer

3 reasons to be a 20-something mainframer

The world’s top companies are willing to pay top dollar to hire and train the next generation of mainframe leaders.

05/25/16

The platform wars are over

The platform wars are over

Platform is irrelevant—it's big data that matters. And nothing stores data like a mainframe.

04/19/16

Mainframes: A technological best bet

Mainframes: A technological best bet

The mainframe is just as sound an investment now as it was over 50 years ago. Efficient, future-proofed, and ideal for mobile, this powerhouse technology maintains a critical role in commerce today.

04/15/16

The cloud’s silver lining: the mainframe

The cloud’s silver lining: the mainframe

The mainframe's latest innovations – as well as classic capabilities – are at the heart of why the hybrid cloud is such a powerful and popular solution.

03/07/16

The future of virtualization: Don’t forget the so-called 'old'

The future of virtualization: Don’t forget the so-called 'old'

Virtualization is currently a hot topic, along with "the future." But what do discussions of the future usually accomplish in tech? By looking at the relationship between mainframes and virtualization, let's discover how discussions...

12/03/15

Mainframes, the military, and me

Mainframes, the military, and me

The mainframe computing model has a lot in common with the military model.

10/21/15

When mobile and mainframes mix, the results are spectacular

When mobile and mainframes mix, the results are spectacular

The demands of mobile applications and mainframe capabilities make a powerful but neglected combination. Mobile technology needs scalability, secure hosting, instant access to data, and extremely high performance combined with total...

10/19/15

4 exciting things I learned at SHARE Orlando

4 exciting things I learned at SHARE Orlando

The SHARE Orlando conference revealed some promising trends for mainframes in enterprise computing, including developments with Java, Linux for System Z, and cloud architecture.

08/24/15

Are mainframes the answer to IT's energy efficiency concerns?

Are mainframes the answer to IT's energy efficiency concerns?

Mainframes are an excellent way to meet the complex demands of achieving energy efficiency in an enterprise environment. Sometimes pressure to realize cost savings results in decisions based on short-term results, and energy...

08/14/15

Why healthcare depends on mainframe computers

Why healthcare depends on mainframe computers

A look at some of the reasons that mainframe computers are relied upon for critical parts of the healthcare industry.

07/14/15

Mainframes and mobile: What powers your mobile banking?

Mainframes and mobile: What powers your mobile banking?

While mainframes are rarely the first thing that comes to mind when using your mobile phone or performing lightning fast financial transactions online, they are actually behind the rock-solid foundation and speed behind all such...

07/06/15

5 ways to improve morale for employees managing the mainframe

5 ways to improve morale for employees managing the mainframe

According to Gallup, 70% of employees describe themselves as “disengaged” from their work. The Washington Post reports that only 13% of people actually enjoy going to work, and Forbes found that unhappy employees outnumber happy ones...

06/26/15

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