Both IBM and Microsoft made major systems launch announcements this week.
It struck me forcefully this morning when writing my first entry for the Mainframe blog that I hadn’t seen anyone compare the success of the two efforts. Well, if that isn’t a job for RedMonk then i am a capuchin’s cousin.
It looks like IBM won the PR war hands down. As far as the tech press is concerned, a mainframe system called z9 evidently has all the momentum, while Vista is still looking for a raison d’etre. Who’d a thunk it?
I could have just posted the argument at monkchips, because I own the copyright to the work, but I wanted to send some traffic to this new group blog I am contributing to. Please go read it and tell me why I am right or wrong.