International Business Machines : One Q and MPI Tech partnership delivers world-first print management system for IBM mainframes –

Print management software development company One Q has partnered with mainframe specialists MPI Tech to enable One Q’s device-agnostic solution to run on IBM mainframes using IBM Integrated Facility for Linux, IFL. The collaboration permits mainframe users – which are some of the world’s largest companies – to access a market-leading print solution while achieving significant financial and time savings as well as GDPR compliance across all print.

Many large enterprises depend on mainframes to handle their huge transaction volumes, and these are often legacy systems. Now, users no longer need to change their mainframe applications to become GDPR-compliant or to use a new document workflow management system. Previously, they have needed to opt for bespoke applications, which can be a slow and expensive process. These organisations also tend to have very large, widely distributed fleets of printers from multiple manufacturers, which can make print management challenging – especially trying to achieve GDPR compliance when it’s virtually impossible to ensure the secure release of print.

Now, in a world first, a collaboration between One Q and MPI Tech has enabled One Q’s print management solution to run on a zLinux partition on an IBM mainframe, as well as LinuxOne (the standard IBM IFL).

Morten Sørensen is COO at One Q, and says the announcement offers mainframe users countless organisational, technical and user benefits. “From huge cost savings to security to speed of deployment and ease of use, One Q offers mainframe users the kind