IBM, 50 Years of the Mainframe and No STAIRS Reference

May 8, 2009

I was disappointed. I clicked through the slides here to review 50 years of mainframe innovations from IBM. I realized that most of the mainframe innovations are available on smaller, cheaper, faster, and less complex systems today. I was dismayed that there was no reference to the mainframe search system STAIRS and STAIRS III (now Search Manager here). Sad. That was arguably the first enterprise search system. STAIRS sort of lives on in the BRS system available from Open Text.

Stephen Arnold, May 8, 2009


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