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Start Planning for the Next Generation of IBM Mainframes

Published: 06 March 2014

ID: G00262278

Analyst(s): Mike Chuba


IT leaders need to address the potential effects of the introduction of new mainframes on their multiyear IBM agreements. If you're planning to buy System z capacity in 2014, set up a briefing with IBM to assess the hardware, software and hardware maintenance implications of these products.

Table Of Contents


  • When Should Users Expect the Next Generation of IBM Mainframes?
  • How Much Additional Capacity Should Users Expect?
  • How Does This Affect Current Hardware Procurements?
  • How Does This Affect Other Negotiations With IBM?

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