Ross Mauri

IBM Z: The banking platform for the future

I’ve talked with many banking executives about how their business is changing and what they need to do to compete in this dynamic and turbulent marketplace. Maintaining trust with clients is core. The financial services sector had 65 percent more cybercrime attacks than average, based on an analysis of security incidents from 2016. In this […]

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Breakthrough security for next-generation applications

Over 15 years ago, IBM committed to Linux and open source software on the mainframe in a way that stunned the industry. Today, our commitment to Linux has never been stronger, and we are focused on a clear mission: to provide to clients the most secure and the most advanced data-serving Linux platform in the […]

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The new cloud conversation: How to build a high-performing cloud

While most agree that cloud is the architecture of the future, IT leaders are learning fast that putting all clouds into one category is like saying that all cars are the same. An AMC Gremlin and a Porsche 911 both have an engine and four wheels, but produce vastly different results. With clouds, as with […]

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Building a blockchain that would make Vince Lombardi proud

If you listen to great coaches, you’ll notice they stress the fundamentals as the key to success. Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi believed this so deeply he once opened preseason camp with the line, “Gentlemen, this is a football.” The business world is no different. This week at Sibos, some of the brightest […]

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Why Linux is poised to lead the tech boom in Africa

Certain emerging markets are advancing so quickly that they aren’t just speeding through the technology phases of developed countries. They’re skipping stages entirely — a phenomenon economists call “leapfrogging.” The most visible signs of leapfrogging are in consumer technologies, including the rapid adoption of the internet, mobile phones and social media. By 2020, Sub-Saharan Africa […]

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How gravity can help your business move faster

The world of physics has long operated under the concept of gravity–the larger the mass of an object, the stronger the force pulling it toward Earth’s center. Those who understand and respect gravity find ways to move objects with less energy. Those who ignore gravity… well, they waste a lot of energy and see their […]

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New options for mainframe analytics from IBM and partners

Companies today have access to more data than ever before, but this growing volume of data only matters if it can be used to derive insights in time to take meaningful actions. When we launched the new IBM z13 earlier this year, we delivered a system to supply these insights faster than ever. The z13’s […]

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Thirteen things to know about the new IBM mainframe, the z13

A new, radically redesigned IBM mainframe was formally launched January 14. The z13’s introduction culminates a five-year project and an investment that tops $1 billion. The new mainframe has been designed from the ground up to help companies and governments address the mega trends around mobile, analytics and cloud. Here are 13 important things to know […]

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Mobility made possible with the mainframe

Mobile technologies are enabling every business, every government, and every individual toward better engagement.  It makes our lives easier.  We use it to look up our bank balances, shop, navigate to our next destination, and to communicate.  To quote Tinashe Ruzane, Head of Business Development and Special Projects, Awethu Project in Africa, “Mobile is it. […]

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