Evangelizing Mainframe

System z for a New Generation!

I thought I’d share how I, at less than 30 years old, ended up on System z and have been thriving with the technology. I find the system to be incredible in its strengths and a staple for any modern organization dealing with the increasing technology requirements tasked toward enterprise computing.

Posted: 1/8/2013 12:02:42 AM by Dustin Shammo

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Whatever Happened to the Network Guy?

Now that IPv6 is really here, organizations are going to have to deal with it. Where is the network guy when you need him?

Posted: 12/19/2012 1:05:34 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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If an Outsourcer Fails, the Buck Still Stops With the CIO

If you’re the CIO or part of the internal IT team, you can’t avoid responsibility by telling end users or customers your external supplier has messed up—and it’s “not fair” to blame you. So it’s important to take control of the outsourcing relationship.

Posted: 12/12/2012 12:01:58 AM by Philip Mann

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Dz Scholarship Fosters Next-Generation Skills

The IBM Destination z Enterprise Computing Scholarship application deadline has been extended to Dec. 17. Winners will be announced in early January.


Posted: 12/5/2012 1:04:50 PM by Mike Todd

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Another Prize Winner Named in Latest Dz Challenge

In the Destination z Tips and Technique Challenge’s quest for the best mainframe advice, a second winner has been confirmed. Ariel Vargas was randomly selected to receive the prize of a $100 gift card and IBM Heritage T-shirt.

Posted: 11/28/2012 11:44:08 AM by Mike Westholder

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New Poster Captures the Mainframer Mosiac

In what has got to be one of the greatest PR coups of all time—back in July, IBM invited people to send in a photo to go on a “Proud to be part of z” poster. Even if your picture wasn’t selected, you would receive a printed poster. And now, in November, the poster is ready.

Posted: 11/20/2012 2:36:06 PM by Trevor Eddolls

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RDz Advice Wins in a Landslide

With 53 percent of the vote, Philip Yeo’s mainframe advice dominated the competition in the latest Destination z Tips and Techniques Challenge.

Posted: 11/13/2012 9:49:52 AM by Mike Westholder

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zEC12: More Than Just a Refresh

This new zEC12, model number 2827, continues to bring industry-leading processor speeds (5.5 Ghz), a 25-percent performance improvement over a z196 uniprocessor, and brings up to a 50-percent total capacity improvement, allowing up to 78,000 MIPS and 101 user configurable cores.

Posted: 11/6/2012 1:34:03 AM by Dustin Shammo

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Is it Wrong to Rely on Legacy Systems?

Reusing perfectly good legacy code to support new requirements makes sound financial and business sense. And many organizations have adapted their existing mainframe systems to handle new workloads from online and mobile users.

Posted: 10/23/2012 12:57:27 AM by Philip Mann

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What’s New With CICS?

On Oct. 3, IBM announced CICS Transaction Server (TS) V5.1, updates to five CICS tools, and CICS Transaction Gateway (TG) V9. Let’s have a look at these announcements in more detail.

Posted: 10/15/2012 9:58:15 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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