IBM z Systems mainframe

Shhh… Meet the no-cost IBM secret

Mainframes, Platform economics

There’s something really gratifying about stumbling upon a secret; something about conquering the unknown and unlocking “upgrades” and “hacks” that benefit you both in the here and now and in the long run. These secrets are 100% worth sharing. That being said, there’s a secret I’d like to share with you. Something that I want ...read more


Traveling an efficient DevOps path with fewer detours

Mainframes

I’ve been flying a lot to Raleigh lately. Although I am waiting for the day when I can get a direct flight, at least I can book a flight that is an end-to-end trip on the same plane. Staying on the same plane is better for my sanity, and I am fairly certain that my ...read more


The cognitive impact on technology: An investor’s viewpoint

AI, Blockchain, Mainframes...

Hardly an industry today can escape disruption. New technologies and business models compel CTOs and IT leaders to seek innovative ways to stay ahead of the digital transformation curve. But they face challenges understanding the role and impact of cognitive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning when integrating them into their existing ...read more


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

Hybrid cloud, Linux on z, Mainframes

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 ...read more


IBM Multi-Factor Authentication – Increasing assurance for a secured infrastructure

Data security, Mainframes, Security...

There are many complex facets of computer security, but some of the most basic safeguards are also the most common avenues that criminals use to gain access to people’s systems. Many reported breaches are directly caused by weak, default, and stolen passwords. These breaches are costly both to an organization’s bottom line and to their ...read more


The promise of blockchain and the need for a secure blockchain

Blockchain, Data security, Mainframes...

Blockchain has the potential to vastly reduce the cost and complexity of getting things done—across industries, government agencies, and social institutions. But what is blockchain to an IT professional? Blockchain is a distributed network of data, containing “blocks” of information. A block can contain financial information, such as payments. It could could contain identification information. ...read more


Creating the infrastructure needed for the connected economy

Cloud computing, Data security, Encryption...

  The emerging model of the “Connected Economy” promises to usher in a new era of business. The increasing links between people, organizations and machines are opening new ways to reach customers, collaborate with partners and gain insights for offering more personalized services. The Connected Economy, though, depends on an IT infrastructure with seamless integration ...read more


Digital transformation in the new API economy

DevOps, Mainframes, Servers

 Existing systems have been built up over the years and contain valuable business logic, however this function is now needed for mobile application as part of the digital transformation. This is where DevOps and Modernization play a key role in the transformation of assets into APIs in support of the new API economy. DevOps transformation ...read more