International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) continues to prove why is remains the original blue-chip technology company. Responsible for bringing computing into industries from the laboratories, and eventually into households with its engineering innovations, the blue-chip hit the purple-patch a half-decade ago. This was when it failed to recognize the technology genius of Apple Inc’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) smartphone evolution.
IBM failed to ride the bandwagon as nearly every technology company developed/manufactured for the mobile platform. While IBM was written-off as a behemoth which failed to transit the technology generation to smaller framed mobile computing, IBM, it appears will have the final word.
Analysts predict that IBM has silently worked in the background to take a technology leap in the products it offers.
It’s new mainframe will now bring speed and security to client networks that handle explosive number of smartphone consumers.
New Mainframe For the Mobile Generation
IBM’s z13 mainframe is built for real-time data analysis and encryption at nearly 30,000 transactions per second.
Developed at a cost of nearly $ 1 Billion, the systems is the product of five years of development, according to mentor-engineer of the mainframe at IBM, Donna Dillenberger. In an interview Dillenberger professed that their z13 mainframe crunches mobile computing into seconds, allowing mobiles to directly connect to the mainframe.
Further, the mainframe will analyze data on the machine itself, allowing low-cost insight generation for users.
System Z is a new product cycle that Chief Executive Officer of IBM, Ginni Rometty hopes will make-up for the fall in revenues and profits of 2014, in the coming fiscal.
Rometty has reiterated that, at IBM the technology catch-up is for cloud computing platform. However, the company is committed to enhancing it traditional offerings as well, she stated. This includes mainframe enhancements, as well as high-end servers, where the focus is in marketing the related software complimenting hardware products to gain revenue flows.