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Jun 10, 2020

Mainframe: The cloud before the cloud was invented

What's possibly not understood is that 'cloud' has been part of the mainframe offering for a very long time; indeed, it was just branded as 'outsourcing'.

Jun 3, 2020

Measuring performance for optimal ROI in the modern mainframe

With greater insight into mainframe performance, companies can control or reduce costs, increase efficiency, and free up resources for high-value activities.

May 27, 2020

COVID-19 puts mainframe front and centre of IT global stage

The evolving platform constantly presents new opportunities to deliver value at higher performance levels with new architectural capabilities.

Sep 26, 2019

Mainframe imperative across entire customer journey

Why focusing on the customer experience is crucial to a good mainframe investment protection strategy.

Sep 19, 2019

Modernise mainframe to attract top talent

Continuing to attract mainframe talent is not sustainable without a fundamental shift toward a modern mainframe experience.

Sep 12, 2019

Mainframe: Antiquated work horse or evolving war horse?

Peeling back the skin on the mainframe to highlight the business application benefits and why it will continue to evolve as an essential technology well into the future.


Revolutionising mainframe maintenance

Mainframes have a massive role to play in company-critical technologies, says Gerard King, support engineer at CA Southern Africa.

Gerard King
CA Southern Africa mainframe pre-sales and support engineer

Gerard King, CA Southern Africa mainframe pre-sales and support engineer, commenced his career in mainframe operations in the financial sector in 1982. In a career that has spanned almost 40 years, he completed training in mainframe assembler programming and moved from operations to systems programming.

King has spent the past 32 years as a z/OS systems programmer working at major financial and insurance corporations. He joined CA Southern Africa over a decade ago and is responsible for mainframe support and pre-sales.