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Unformatted text preview: Butler Group Subscription Services www.butlergroup.com Analysis without compromise O O p p i i n n i i o o n n W W i i r r e e 28 May 2009 MAINFRAME 2.0 MAY MAINFRAME MADNESS Written by Roy Illsley Senior Research Analyst, Butler Group CATALYST The re-birth of technologies requires more than just a marketing slogan, and while x86 virtualisation and Cloud Computing have grabbed the attention of the IT industry, the long-time workhorse the mainframe has seen its popularity begin to increase. CA has coined the phrase Mainframe 2.0, and uses May Mainframe Madness (3M) in an attempt to raise the profile of this often overlooked sector of the IT industry. IMPACT 1992 is widely recognised as the peak year for mainframe popularity, when according to market share figures of the time it reached approximately 37%. The problem with using market share percentage as a figure of popularity is that it does not indicate how organisations are using their mainframe, which can range from executing mission-critical applications to running old legacy systems that are too expensive to migrate off to another platform. another platform....
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2009 for the course NCKU Informatio taught by Professor Hero during the Spring '09 term at Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
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