Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan and Sandra Rossi

Mainframe ruling a 'sleeping' tiger

A ruling in a long-standing legal dispute could have big ramifications for companies that use third parties to maintain packaged mainframe applications.

IBM to stop OS/390 sales

Mainframe users still stuck on IBM's previous-generation OS/390 operating system now have a compelling reason to switch to the current z/OS: IBM will stop new sales of the OS/390 December 17, 2002.

NCR's Teradata pricing 'illogical,' Gartner warns

Joining the likes of Microsoft and Oracle which are protecting revenues through "illogical pricing practices" NCR is the latest vendor demanding customers "overpay", prompting research firm Gartner to issue a warning to end users in Australia.