eWeek: IBM Z and Linux Innovation: 20 Years and Counting

By September 16, 2020News

Published on September 15, 2020, by eWeek.

eWEEK INNOVATION PERSPECTIVE: IBM was ahead of its time in relationship to the upstart Linux operating system in the mid-1990s. Twenty years later and a huge amount of innovation later, IBM and the open source system are partners in thousands of systems globally.

The phrase “IT modernization” has been around for well over a decade, but what does the concept mean? Often, it is simply a sales pitch by IT vendors who hope prospects will swap out aging systems for fresh equipment. But on a more nuanced level, it underscores the pressing need for businesses to invest in technologies powerful enough to meet their current requirements yet are flexible enough to address future challenges and opportunities.

In essence, IT modernization is more about adaptability than trading in your old car on a shiny new set of wheels. However, that begs the question: Which IT vendors and solutions are best at meeting the demands of modern enterprise computing?

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