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Why COBOL Application Cost Reduction Needs to Be the Focal Point of Every IT Budget

Venkat Pillay

April 17, 2023

Despite ongoing macroeconomic concerns, there are indications that IT budgets remain steady. One study found that 52% of organizations expect to increase spending on IT products and services in 2023. The areas of particular interest to the surveyed organizations were cybersecurity, artificial intelligence/machine learning, public cloud services and private/hybrid cloud infrastructure; all closely linked to […]

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‘Being in a Minority of One Did Not Make You Mad:’ The Only Mainframer in the Room

Trevor Eddolls

November 29, 2021

How often have you been in a meeting where you explain the power and capabilities of the mainframe to a room full of intelligent people, who just don’t get what you are saying? And in your mind, you recall a similar meeting, perhaps three years previously, where a different group of people ignored your recommendation […]

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IBM Announces IBM z/OS V2.5

TechChannel

July 28, 2021

According to an IBM Institute for Business Value study “Application modernization on the mainframe” released today, 71% of executives surveyed say mainframe-based applications are central to their business strategy; and in three years, the percentage of organizations leveraging mainframe assets in a hybrid cloud environment is expected to increase by more than 2x. With this in […]

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The Pandemic and Modernizing Your Mainframe

Trevor Eddolls

July 21, 2021

The press often seems filled with stories about how mainframes were first available in the 1960s and implies that the technology hasn’t advanced since then—ignoring the fact that cars and jet planes are even older, and they can be seen to be updated all the time. So, why wouldn’t mainframes have been updated to give […]