Tuesday, August 16, 2005

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August 16, 2005
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IN THIS ISSUE

-- Baldor upgrades its Big Iron
-- IBM promises big gains with z/OS Version 1.7
-- Virtualization, open source threaten proprietary models
-- H1-B Visas already gone for 2006
-- DB2 basics
-- Print or online?
-- Legacy-enablement: Web services for the mainframe

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BALDOR UPGRADES ITS BIG IRON | Search390.com

When Arkansas-based Baldor Electric's mainframe lease came up for
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IBM PROMISES BIG GAINS WITH Z/OS VERSION 1.7 | IT Jungle

IBM is planning to launch the newest version of z/OS -- Version 1.7--
on September 30. But most mainframe shops are slow to change
operating systems.
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VIRTUALIZATION, OPEN SOURCE THREATEN PROPRIETARY MODELS

Rising interest in virtualization could mean the decline of
traditional software pricing plans. (SearchEnterpriseLinux.com)
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H1-B VISAS ALREADY GONE FOR 2006 | Internet News

Next year's allotment of H1-B Visas for foreign workers with graduate
degrees from U.S. universities has already been snatched up. The cap
is currently at 65,000.
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PRINT OR ONLINE? | POLL
When you have technical information to learn, do you just look at the
screen or do you print it out? Do you like printing out news stories
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LEGACY-ENABLEMENT: WEB SERVICES FOR THE MAINFRAME | TIP
In this first of a two-part column, Preston Gralla looks at why
mainframes are still relevant and how Web services will be a key
legacy-enabler.
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