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Going private gives BMC freedom to invest in mainframes, says CEO | CFOworld
What gets left over after cloud? I like to bandy about the “formula” IT - SaaS = ? The point of it is, once/if packaged software running on-premises goes away, what’s left? Well, custom development mostly (“developers”), at larger companies (putting aside small ISV/SaaSes, who else can afford developers?), and keep the lights on stuff like keeping the network up. It’s imperfect, but it’s a good thought starter. Along those lines, here’s some (older), interesting comments from BMC’s CEO in what businesses are wanting to spend money on: “We are not seeing a dramatic jump in IT spending due to those IT trends [of cloud, social, mobile and analytics]. ”[Businesses] are going to spend far less on IT functions and will spend that saving to grow the business and innovate. They’re using technology to do both parts of that,“ said Beauchamp. Also, for the BMC watchers out there, on the mainframe/distributed split: ”[The mainframe business] is a third of our business, but it’s important to our business [because] it’s important to our financial services industry customers,“ Beauchamp told ComputerworldUK.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  cloud  bmc  mainframe  numbers  consumertech  spending  quotes  link  tumblr:link 
november 2013 by cote
I.B.M. Mainframe Evolves to Serve the Digital World - NYTimes.com
"The sale of mainframe computers accounts for only about 4 percent of I.B.M.’s revenue these days." But one analyst estimates z and related sales generate 40% of IBM's profit.
mainframe  ibm  numbers 
august 2012 by cote
Con-way Freight’s Modernization Journey Using SOA at Mainframe Executive
"Con-way Freight recently reached a milestone marking its arrival near the finish line of a decade-long journey to modernize its mainframe applications.... In the final stage, the EJBs and their methods were wrapped as standard Web services. With this, the team had arrived at SOA as we know it today." In the words of that ever quotable movie: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." Snarkyness aside, it's a pretty good and detailed write-up of mainframe modernization.
stories  cases  Con-way  mainframe  SOA  EJB  legacy  z  modernization 
november 2009 by cote
Mainframe's future in datacenters in question
"Forty percent of the datacenters surveyed said they still operate mainframes today, and the median number of mainframes at those facilities is two. Of those using mainframes, 46 percent, or almost half, said they're considering replacing one or more of them in the next two years."
mainframe  z  numbers  surveys  datacenter 
october 2009 by cote
IBM Faces Justice Inquiry
"The Justice Department is investigating allegations that International Business Machines Corp. has monopolized the market for mainframe computers, broadening Washington's search for anti-competitive behavior in the technology industry."
IBM  anti-trust  redmonkclients  mainframe 
october 2009 by cote
CA taps Eclipse for universal GUI
CA using Eclipse for mainframe dev GUIs.
CA  Eclipse  mainframe  redmonkclients 
august 2009 by cote
Mainframe here to stay
"59 percent of respondents said they would be ridding themselves of the mainframe in less than three years, compared with 74 percent in 2007."
mainframe  bmc  numbers  itmanagement 
august 2008 by cote
Federal Reserve and Mainframes
I always like a good enterprise IT story, here, mainframes.
mainframe  itmanagement  enterprisesoftware  systemz  cases  banks 
july 2008 by cote
Mainframe Executive
Blog with select articles from the new magazine
via:cathcart  mainframe  ibm  magazines  blogs  itmanagement 
july 2008 by cote
HP targets mainframe users with fault-tolerant blade server - Network World
"While previous HP NonStop systems cost $380,000 and up, this one starts at $340,000, HP executives say. It’s available now."
hp  mainframe  blades  pricing  datacenter  NonStop 
june 2008 by cote
Cirba server consolidation software targets mainframes
Cirba's virtualization consolidation stuff gets System z support. Move them virtualized workloads off to Linux running on a mainframe.
via:ryanshopp  virtualization  consolidation  systemz  mainframe  vmware  ibm 
may 2008 by cote
Dillard's Makes Donation to Walton College's Enterprise Computing Curriculum
Dillard's gave the U. of Arkansas a big data-set back in 2005. Wonder how you get access to that?
dillards  ibm  datasets  mainframe  retail 
march 2008 by cote
Back to batch with Java
I wonder if BMC is keeping on eye on their cheese being moved?
jobs  batchjobs  sping  springsource  accenture  mainframe  bmc  itmanagementguys  itmanagement 
march 2008 by cote
z/OS basic skills information center
Several free, no registration required PDFs on basic z knowledge.
ibm  mainframe  systemz  free  documentation 
june 2007 by cote
Long Live the Mainframe
"That's where the data lives. And SOA is giving businesses another way to leverage that resource."
ibm  mainframe  share  conferences  redmonkclients  soa  platform 
february 2007 by cote
Big Blue Buys a Corporate Traffic Cop
"[C]ompliance and security audit software that helps companies detect and investigate unauthorized activity on computer systems by IT administrators or other users within the company."
ibm  consul  m&a  compliance  security  audit  mainframe  systemz 
january 2007 by cote
Enterprise Generation Language
"EGL is the latest in a series of evolutionary steps that IBM has taken to improve developer productivity. Find out how EGL has evolved from a long history of proven IBM products."
egl  ibm  mainframe  programming 
november 2006 by cote
BMC ties mainframes into broader systems management scheme
Buzz on BMC's mainframe tools talking to the distributed tools, eps. SIM and stuff in the Atrium umbrella.
bmc  mainframe  sysmgmt  atrium  sim 
august 2006 by cote
What is Mainframe Culture?
The posts get better (useful) about half way through. Promise.
mainframe  peopleware 
july 2006 by cote
MVS... a long history
Hmmm, this looks like good bedtime reading... ;)
mvs  mainframe  history  ibm 
july 2006 by cote
MVS - Wikipedia
"MVS is no longer supported by IBM. In fact, IBM is phasing out support for the 31-bit compatible versions of z/OS by 2007, so only the 64-bit z/OS versions will enjoy support after that date."
mvs  mainframe  ibm 
july 2006 by cote
Information Management System - Wikipedia
"Reportedly IMS alone is a $1 billion (U.S.) per year business for IBM." HOLY CRAP!
ims  ibm  mainframe 
july 2006 by cote
Sold! On Open Source
Auction house Bonhams in-sources their app development and uses a fair amount of open source and "cheap" IT instead of going comercial and mainframe. Sort like SI's using open source.
Bonhams  mainframe  it  opensource  linux  tomcat  Progress 
july 2006 by cote
The Changing Face of Job Scheduling
"The notion of jobs being executed according to a calendar event must change; jobs must be driven according to business events and end user needs, requiring job scheduling products to become more intelligent and integrated into business processes."
mainframe  jobs  sysmgmt 
july 2006 by cote
Honeywell 4200 Segas Croydon 1979 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Check out these Honeywell mainframe pictures. We need to get some newer mainframe fotes in flickr...
mainframe  honeywell  pictures 
may 2006 by cote
IT In-Depth: zAAP by Anura Guruge
All about zAAP (one way of running Java) in System z mainframes. Check out that pricing wizardry...no wonder the white-box folks avoid mainframes... ;)
zaap  java  ibm  mainframe  pricing 
may 2006 by cote
New Budget Mainframe Targets SMEs
Bethca never thought you'd see me quoted in a mainframe article...
mainframe  z9  ibm  cote  ego  redmonk  pressquotes 
may 2006 by cote
Q&A: IBM’s Jim Stallings sees mainframe growth
"The first thing [customers] want is to help understand the full capabilities that we’ve actually sold them. The other thing that they are asking is to help them run enterprisewide security"
systemz  z9  mainframe  ibm 
may 2006 by cote
IBM Unveils Small-Business Mainframe
A mainframe for SMBs: "[t]he z9 Business Class has a starting price tag of $100,000."
mainframe  ibm  z9  smb 
april 2006 by cote
Gender Neutral Mainframes ... Thanks SOA — TalkBMC
John Albee on the SOA driving more mainframe use conversation.
bmc  mainframe  soa 
march 2006 by cote
Linux on the mainframe?
Steve answers the question, "why run Linux on mainframes?"
mainframe  linux  bmc 
march 2006 by cote
Mixed IT environments remain king with large users
On the continuing vibrancy of mainframes in the enterprise, and hetrogenius IT enviornment, including consumer devices: "You cannot stop consumer grade technology from entering the enterprise."
bigiron  mainframe  it  gartner 
december 2005 by cote
IBM, users work to attract young mainframers
Gettin' "those kids" all excited about mainframes.
mainframe  bmc  sysmgmt 
august 2005 by cote
Mainframe Analyst
It's interesting to see a job posting along these lines.
mainframe  bigiron  analyst 
june 2005 by cote

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