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CNET News: IBM Aims for User-Friendly Mainframes

Oct 05, 2006, 22:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"IBM will spend $100 million over the next five years to make its mainframe line easier to administer and program, the company said Wednesday.

"IBM's decades-old mainframe lineage, called System z and running the z/OS operating system, has grown increasingly distant from mainstream computing with the rise of computers running Unix, Windows and Linux. Big Blue is trying to change that with a modern user interface, visual programming tools and other developments, the company said..."

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