Friday, June 1, 2007

Mainframe emulation : a sequel

'Gaming and mainframing on a PS3' might've been a bit of a provocative title, but this mainframe emulation problem is something that really concerns all mainframe developers ànd users. Even if you, as a user, have no intention to use a FLEX-ES system, the problem might still come back and haunt you.
Just as I had published my post last Wednesday, I received Cheryll Watson's free 'Cheryll's List'. If you don't receive it, you can subscribe to it over here. Cheryll gives a comprehensive insight view to the matter. When IBM doesn't offer a solution soon, then I'm afraid that one of her conclusions will be more than correct : "So you might ask, "What does this have to do with me?" If IBM continues on this path, small software vendors will either have to raise their prices considerably or will leave the software business. That will provide less competition and fewer choices for all z/OS users. These negative consequences will be bad for the entire platform, no matter how large or small your operation".
You can read the entire article over here.

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