Imagine a technology that works so well, you never even know you're using it. A"behind the scenes" technology remains just as relevant and crucial to everyday operations today as it was 50 years ago: the mainframe computer. From the ATM to the doctor's office to the traffic light grid to the police department, the mainframe has been and remains one of the most important technological innovations with an impact that reaches almost every aspect of everyday life. While the average consumer doesn't physically see or touch a mainframe like they do a tablet or mobile device, the technology that sparked a revolution in computing and business that still impacts consumers on a daily basis.
IBM will officially celebrate the introduction of the mainframe with its Mainframe50 global event on April 7 and 8. At the event, IBM will look at what new innovations are coming to the mainframe, real-world stories from mainframe users and officially announce the winner of the Global Master the Mainframe competition.