Annex Clients' Confidential
Charts & Photos from
the IBM z10 New York launch
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from IBM's z10 mainframe launch in New York on 2/26/08, click on
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The new IBM z10 after Steve Mills unveiled it, dropping
a green shroud on the floor...
One of IBM's challenges in growing the mainframe
business is generating enough buzz at colleges and universities around
the world for students to want to learn the mainframe skills. A
group of students from Canada wearing T-shirts that read "The future
runs on System z" was present at the New York launch (left). They
are a part of thousands of young people who are now learning some of the
skills and techniques their parents originally practiced in the 1960s
and 1970s, in addition to many new ones they learned and developed in
the 21st century.
Karl Freund, the new Enterprise Systems VP of marketing,
addressed the audience in the afternoon (middle). Hotel "Affinia"
at which the IBM mainframe launch was made is shown in the right photo.