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IBM Systems Revenue Put Into a Historical Context

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Futurum Research senior analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the financial history of the mainframe launch cycle. IBM is a different company from when the last mainframe was launched, and the new system that will be announced earlier this month has the opportunity to further drive the company’s growth trajectory in the coming quarters.

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IBM Launches IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Center in its Continued Focus on Mainframe Modernization

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the latest announcements coming out of IBM focused on the mainframe platform. With customers increasingly facing tough choices as they look to either modernize or re-platform mainframe applications, IBM is looking to better inform key decision makers with a curated portal to provide relevant information to the C-Suite, architects and developers.

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Open Mainframe Goes from Strength to Strength

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst Steven Dickens provides his take on the Open Mainframe Summit event taking place this week and the announcements the Linux Foundation collaborative project focused on the mainframe is making as part of the conference. As the mainframe transforms to fit within the hybrid landscape, open source represents a key component in the platform continuing its place in mission critical computing environments.

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Mainframe Ecosystem Mobilizes for Common Good with Congress, Micro Focus, and Broadcom Providing Encouraging News

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Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his take on an interesting week in the mainframe space. Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) looks to get support for the Grace Hopper Code for Us Act in the House to fund higher ed training for IT jobs and addressing the shortage of professionals with a background in older coding languages needed to maintain and modernize critical government IT systems. Micro Focus plays a significant role in that initiative, and Broadcom looks to transform the mainframe landscape through Open Source with The Linux Foundation, Open Mainframe Project. Very interesting times ahead for the mainframe industry.