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  • The mainframe turns 50, or, why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT

    In many ways, the modern computer era began in the New Englander Motor Hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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

    The make-or-break project kept engineers just out of college working around the clock hunting down bugs. The product had so much buzz that speculators bought up units to resell later for a profit. The company invested so much in development that its future was riding on success.

  • With worker retirements looming, IT starts to prepare for a workforce exodus

    With 10,000 U.S. baby boomers turning 65 every day until 2030, the IT industry is among those that must plan how its workforce will be impacted when these employees eventually retire.

  • Lotus F1 CIO: Application strategy key to maintaining enterprise IT control

    Having an application strategy that allows employees to find and develop their own solutions is key to maintaining control of an enterprise IT environment, according to Graeme Hackland CIO at Lotus F1.

  • The 19 generations of computer programmers

    If you're searching for a fountain of youth, the easiest way to get that feeling of continual rebirth is to hang around a few tech product launches. Every new rollout comes with the fresh, unabashed feeling that this has never been done before. Ever.

  • Big Data a big opportunity to discover new revenue streams

    With alarming regularity supposed experts and commentators predict the demise of the chief information officer (CIO) role. Yet if they were to listen to the leading CIOs present at a recent round table dinner hosted with Intel, these commentators would realise just how far off the mark they really are. The evening's topic was Big Data, and the Business IT Hub could summarise the thoughts shared in just two words - big opportunity.

  • Cobol on the mainframe: Does it have a future?

    David Brown is worried. As managing director of the IT transformation group at Bank of New York Mellon, he is responsible for the health and welfare of 112,500 Cobol programs -- 343 million lines of code -- that run core banking and other operations. But many of the people who built that code base, some of which goes back to the early days of Cobol in the 1960s, will be retiring over the next several years.

  • Storage virtualisation

    Server virtualisation places significant new demands on traditional storage, says Terri McClure, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. ?The standard storage architecture was originally designed for monolithic mainframes?not the abstraction and pooling of resources.?

  • HP Software CTO: brokers will spur cloud adoption

    Cloud computing growth will be driven by the proliferation of cloud brokerages, offering packages of cloud services from a selection of different providers and adding value through managed access or enhanced security.

  • Ain't broke, don't fix: Ancient computer systems still in use today

    It's easy to wax nostalgic about old technology ? to remember fondly our first Apple IIe or marvel at the old mainframes that ran on punched cards. But no one in their right mind would use those outdated, underpowered dinosaurs to run a contemporary business, let alone a modern weapons system, right?

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