Let's go virtual; after all, we are very busy defending our Mainframe
It will soon be May again. And because of the hard work of many colleagues at CA Technologies, May Mainframe Madness is filled with many interesting sessions. One of the most interesting, I think, will be a session led by mr. Howard Rubin. Let me explain why. Like you, I am often asked to explain why the mainframe is such a solid, efficient and great platform. Or, in other words, I am asked to "defend" the mainframe. No matter how good you are, you'll often end up in comparing apples and pears. There is no simple way to explain why a mainframe is better than x 1000 servers to a non believer. Mr Rubin has taken a different approach; he has compared the efficiency of companies with- and without a mainframe. And he reduced it down to things like; the price of a ticket, cost per call or transaction, and the price per unit produced. And guess what.... Mr Rubin has given us something that can help us to go to our management with. After all, manager often want to benchmark themselves against peers, right? And that is exactly what this research is helping you with. And yes, it just proves what many of us have always known. But isn't that what makes this so valuable? It can give you just that extra bit of information that can make the difference between your company spending 100 million on something that will not be better or more cost efficient than your mainframe, or being a better competitor. Apart from the keynotes, you will find a wealth of sessions covering the latest and greatest on the products you use every day, our strategies for Cloud and Big Data and last but not least, you can listen to the experience of other users. I tried, but can't think of a reason NOT to attend May Mainframe Madness. So do yourself a favor, and register (www.ca.com/mainframe/may). Or, if you already did, go to www.ca.com/mmm. I hope to (virtually) see you at one of the sessions from May 1st.
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