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Keanehelp

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:49 pm    Post subject: Mainframe sales
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Hi,

Just out of curiosity.

Does anyone know if organizations/firms are still buying mainframes?

Or on a lighter note If I become insanely rich ( icon_razz.gif yeah, that is possible) in future and create a huge financial firm, should I go for a mainframe machine or some other technology?

Please suggest as your suggestion might help me in effective maintenance of my huge financial firm.... icon_razz.gif icon_razz.gif icon_razz.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Mainframe
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Keanehelp wrote:
Does anyone know if organizations/firms are still buying mainframes?

Trying Googling "IBM mainframe sales per year" and draw your own conclusions.
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Keanehelp

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks for the tip Akatsukami....

Don't you think that future owner of a huge financial firm would have already done that.
icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif .I am looking for different opinions. icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif

On a serious note
I see that IBM makes a killing in mainframe market, but I also hear a lot of talk about MF migration. Therfore a little confused... icon_eek.gif
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:58 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

People who sell Win-based solutions will certainly have lots to say about MF migration. And there are thousands and thousands of Win-based products available.

None of my clients has yet to migrate their mainframe(s) to some Win-based environment/configuration.

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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject:
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If you'll look at the IBM's Announcement of 2Q 2013 Earnings - you'll find that zEnterprise revenue is up by 10%. IBM's CFO, Mark Loughridge, mentioned on the earnings call for analysts that he expects another double digit revenue growth quarter for zEnterprise in the third quarter.
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