Mobile Computing, the Mainframe and z/OS Connect

Mobile computing has had a seismic impact on IT and the modern computing architecture—and it will continue into the foreseeable future.

Mobile devices—smartphones and tablets—have overtaken traditional computing devices such as desktop and laptop computers in terms of how we interact with service providers and retailers. And this transition is even more pronounced among the young. It is not uncommon for a smartphone to be used non-stop during the course of the day, not just for making calls, sending and receiving texts and keeping up with email, but also to shop for the best price, make purchases, check bank balances, make travel arrangements, and more.

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Blockchain A Great Candidate For The Mainframe

Most of you are undoubtedly familiar with one of the biggest buzz terms in the industry by now: blockchain. If not, have a quick read of a great article from a few months ago in The Wall Street Journal, CIO Explainer: What Is Blockchain?

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AI and IBM Watson Fuel Interest in App Dev among Mainframe Shops

BMC’s 2016 mainframe survey, covered by DancingDinosaur, both directly and indirectly pointed to increased activity in regard to data center applications. Mainly this took the form of increased interest in Java on the z as a platform for new applications. Specifically, 72 percent of overall respondents reported using Java today, while 88 percent reported plans to increase their use of Java. At the same time, the use of Linux on the z has been steadily growing year over year: 41 percent in 2014, 48 percent in 2015, 52 percent in 2016. This growth of both Linux and Java point to a heightened interest in application development, management, and change.

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