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What IBM's z14 Announcement Means for I&O Leaders

Published: 24 August 2017

ID: G00336780

Analyst(s): Mike Chuba

Summary

IBM's focus on the mainframe's role addressed a critical business challenge — protecting digital assets. Infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for mainframe environments should demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of mainframe-centric approaches to solicit C-level decision makers' support.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • The Impact of Key Technology Changes for the Mainframe Customer
  • Key Pricing Changes
    • Application Development and Test
    • New Application Solutions
    • Payments Pricing Solution
  • Key Focus Areas of the Announcement
    • Security
    • Analytics
    • Cloud
  • Z14 Announcement Bottom Line

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