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A Wake-Up Call!

Many organizations have mainframe computers installed, yet the senior management of those organizations seem to be sleep-walking into the future without realizing the power of the mainframe, the amount of revenue that results from the use of the mainframe, and the potential the mainframe has to drive the business forward…

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There's been a lot of talk (and articles written) lately about replacing mainframes. The usual reasons have more to do with the perceived lack of qualified people to work on mainframes due to retirements or lack of interest, than with problems with the mainframes themselves. So, it's good to see examples of companies who aren't trying to find reasons to get rid of their mainframes. I found this terrific article, written by Jennifer Nelson, that takes a more positive look at the value of mainframes. To read this article as it originally appeared in NetworkWorld go here

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The Open Mainframe Project has announced Zowe, a new open source software framework that bridges the divide between modern applications and the mainframe, providing easier interoperability and scalability among products and solutions from multiple vendors. Zowe is the first open source project based on z/OS. In addition to this technical milestone, Rocket Software is now part of the Open Mainframe Project as a Platinum Member, joining Platinum members IBM and CA Technologies as key contributors to the Zowe framework…

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We've created a numbrer of cool and funny (in my opinion) mainframe-centric t-shirts with a tagline similar to the title of this Blog; but I think the title really nails it—Don't Panic: It's On the Mainframe! I recently came across this short article in the Global Banking & Finance Review. It's written by Richard Whomes and you can read it in its original form here

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In my previous column, we discussed six best practices that leverage the tremendous capabilities of the mainframe to help build the digital enterprise. It’s fair to ask the follow-up question, “How do you know where to start when looking to implement these best practices?” The simple response is, “Get an MRI for your mainframe!”…

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