IBM adds flexible pricing model for mobile mainframe clients

IBM today announced flexible pricing model for mobile mainframe clients that will allow them to pay only for the computing capacity they need and use.

This new pricing will provide up to a 60 percent reduction on the processor capacity reported for mobile transactions, which can help normalize the rate of transaction growth used for software charges, IBM said.

The enterprise IT vendor also announced new offerings for System z that will provide a platform for the development and deployment of mobile applications and the complete integration of these with their core business processes, applications and data.

The IBM System z Solution for Mobile Computing can help businesses to integrate and deliver new mobile and cloud services leading to a better experience for their customers.


First National Bank (FNB) of Africa has tapped IBM System z to handle the load and provide insights on its mobile banking services, improve its business and better customer experience.

“Mobile transactions have grown at an exponential rate as we expand our range of services, client experience and reach, far outpacing growth in traditional transactions,” said Jay Prag, CIO, Hogan Channel Integration, FNB. “The mainframe environment allows us to dynamically scale and grow in a cost efficient manner.”

IBM Global Financing can help clients acquire z Mainframe systems, with a single financing solution to better manage their cloud and analytics infrastructure, and accelerate business transformation including the new Mobile, Storage and Hadoop Offerings.

For more than seven years, IBM has worked with students, professors, businesses and universities to provide mainframe training and curriculum resources to more than 180,000 students at over 1,000 schools in 70 countries.

IBM is also announcing three new on-line educational offerings. These Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs) are being provided through partnerships with Syracuse University, Marist College, and the Linux Foundation and will be made available in stages throughout the year.  All courses are no cost and available to anyone, anywhere, at any time.

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