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Do You Really Need a New Mainframe?

Mainframes hold 70% of the world’s business data. Knowing how to accurately answer this question could save your company millions on unnecessary upgrades. Join our panel of expert mainframe engineers, product managers, and consultants as they cover the following topics:

•How to negotiate to save now (rather than 3 years from now)
•Protecting your assets while delaying unnecessary upgrades
•How to save 75%+ off IBM list prices


About Curvature: Curvature is the leading independent support provider for IBM zSeries (Mainframe) since 2007 based upon our proprietary call-home solution (REM), engineering depth, training curriculum, and parts density. With over a 30 year history and 200 mainframes under support globally, we’re able to offer a unique and proven strategy for alternative IBM mainframe support.
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Mamie Sheen, Mainframe Senior Solutions Advisor; Craig Wilson, Director R&D; Matt Santo, Sr. Dir. Enterprise Systems
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