At the Intersection of Mainframe and Open Source, Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project Reports Record Growth

Published – Sept 2020

Mainframe computing was born in the 1960s with the arrival of the System/360, and has continued to advance today to the z14, and continues to set the standard for the ultimate in security, availability, performance, and scalability.

Today’s mainframe is a platform for mission-critical apps (real-time financial services, healthcare, government, and more) and, most recently, has become the darling of blockchain, given its reputation for fast data access, transactional scale, and trust.


Published – Sept 2020

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service is “a business application that facilitates the end-to-end process of carrying out work on-site at customer locations, including installations, maintenance, and repair jobs.”

Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Dynamics 365 Field Service, and demonstrated significant cost savings for organizations providing maintenance services, and the results proved significant.


Published – Sept 2020

Ribbon Communications Inc. named Sam Bucci as Executive Vice President & General Manager of their Packet Optical Networks division, picked up with the company’s acquisition of ECI Telecom, which closed last March. ECI Telecom Group was a global provider of end-to-end packet-optical transport and SDN/NFV solutions for service providers, enterprises, and data center operators, and is now integrated with Ribbon, advancing Ribbon’s strategy of expanding into the service provider 5G data domain with bundled network analytics, intelligence and security offerings.