5 ways to fight mainframe malaise

An amusing analysis of employee dissatisfaction as it applies to mainframe programmers and what can be done about it. The next Jurassic Park movie and George Clooney are included as entertaining analogies.

The skills myth: Do complex mainframe computers really make it hard to find programmers?

The skills myth: Do complex mainframe computers really make it hard to find programmers?

The devout mainframe guru, Bryan Smith, reveals the opportunity in mainframe architecture and holds nothing back in his critique of some mainframe bigots. He targets the myth that some companies should move away from mainframe...

Why major banks and financial institutions are growing their use of mainframes

Mainframe's continuing growth and dominance in mission-critical fields, such as with financial institutions and banking, is attributable to a number of factors, including their unsurpassed transaction power, analytical speed, zero...

Why IBM's z13 microprocessor matters to analytics

In January 2015 IBM introduced the z13 microprocessor, which is regarded as the world's fastest. Speed is important, but as any devotee of Moore's Law knows, it's pretty transitory. So in a world of ever-quicker chips, why does z13...

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