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BMC brings workload automation to the mainframe change ticket

A plug-in for BMC Control-M batch schedulers cuts the time needed to validate changes to complex mainframe systems by up to 80 percent

Fifty years on, mainframer remembers 'a fantastic time to be an engineer'

The IBM System/360 revolutionized business computing with the first set of compatible, scalable systems


The mainframe turns 50: Why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT

In 1964 mainframes weren't new, but the System/360 revolutionized the computer industry

IBM starts restricting hardware patches to paying customers

Following an Oracle practice, IBM starts to restrict hardware patches to holders of maintenance contracts

Oracle, IBM to unwrap new Unix server processors at conference

The companies will share details about the new Unix server processors at the Hot Chips conference in August

Computing fossils: Old tech holding on for dear life

Some ancient technology is still useful -- and some just won't die

Ops to dev: It's your fault, and here's proof

Operations is tired of fixing failures, and development denies it has a quality control issue -- but the numbers don't lie

IBM eyes mobile, social workloads for mainframe platform

To help the mainframe compete against lower-cost systems, IBM is considering making it easier for customers to run their mobile and social networking apps

A $1 part brings down the data center

Amid a tour with senior programmers and top execs, the power goes out and it takes a troop of techs to bring it back

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