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    The Mainframe Rising

    With the launch of the z/Enterprise mainframe platform, IBM set out to reinvent the definition of a mainframe. Now almost a year later, a new worldwide survey of 1,347 mainframe professionals conducted by BMC Software finds that while the core z/Enterprise system itself is being received with enthusiasm, IBM’s efforts to converge mainframe and distributed computing models remain a work in progress.

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    Click through for results from a mainframe survey conducted by BMC Software.

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    The mainframe is resurgent.

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    There is growth in actual volume despite economy.

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    IT organizations leveraging what they already have.

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    Reducing costs drives the IT agenda for 2011.

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    Most favored way to reduce mainframe costs.

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    Flexibility and agility are a common theme across all of IT.

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    A steady rate of ongoing concern.

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    Internal training still dominates.

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    A mass migration.

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    The convergence of mainframes and distributed computing will take time.

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    Lots of interest.

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    Change comes slowly but inevitably.

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    The mainframe gets more strategic.

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    The mobile tail wags the mainframe dog.

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