Monday, January 26, 2009

The Arcati Mainframe Yearbook 2009

I just saw on Mainframe Update that the new Arcati Yearbook for 2009 is out. It has every ingredient the previous issues had too. There are some strategic articles on 'IBM z/OS VWLC software pricing optimization', 'The credit crunch: the impact on System z (aka mainframes)' and 'Staying on top of Enterprise Extender'.

We have the usual vendor directory listing vendors, consultants and service providers in the mainframe environment. The media guide points out some newsletters, magazines, user groups and information resources. I'm glad to see my blog is mentioned once again. It closes with some technical information, time tables and allthough no one should ever refer to them again the mips tables are also included.

And surely don't forget their pièce de résistance, the annual User Survey : 'The 2009 Mainframe User Survey - An analysis of the profile, plans, and priorities of mainframe users'.

As I always say : just check it out !

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