IBM is changing their approach to Cloud services to fit all hardware architectures.
Kill It Already
Department of Veterans Affairs
System: Benefits Delivery Network
Function: Tracks claims filed by veterans for benefits, eligibility, and dates of death. This system is a suite of COBOL mainframe applications.
Replacement coming?: No
Alternative to Microsoft Office: IBM Symphony
IBM Thursday announced upgrades to and a roadmap for its 15-month-old Lotus Symphony suite of productivity tools, emphasizing it indeed offers an alternative to Microsoft Office. Symphony 1.3, features support for Microsoft Office 2007 file formats such as .docx, xlsx, and .pptx.