IBM z Systems

No worries with pervasive encryption

Where to put my diamond earrings? I stared intently at the safe in my hotel room. And once again I pondered what the right answer was. Do I take the few valuables I own and place them in the safe, figure out what code to use, hope I remember my code, and hope the safe […]

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Keeping the pace of innovation for mainframe

Business demands for trusted digital experiences and greater agility are two of the strongest currents driving business transformation and modernization these days, especially in the mainframe arena. This week, IBM is announcing a single-frame IBM Z built on an industry-standard 19” form factor, designed to create a low-cost, secure cloud infrastructure and capitalize on new […]

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IBM unveils new cloud-ready mainframe based on single-frame design

Today, IBM announced its newest cloud-ready mainframes — the IBM z14 Model ZR1 and IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II, the latest additions to its family of servers announced in 2017. The new systems feature a 19-inch industry standard, single-frame design allowing for easy placement into cloud data centers and for private cloud environments. This will bring […]

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Architecting the future with IBM Z Technical University

We are currently at an inflection point for a massive industry shift fueled by data. Exponential growth of data is coming together with exponential growth in the capabilities to apply analytics and machine learning to data. The world is becoming digital and intelligent. Nearly all existing business processes can be augmented with artificial intelligence (AI) […]

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Competitive innovation for building mainframe skills

Mainframe computers not only run traditional enterprise applications for airlines, finance and other industries, they also thrive on running today’s groundbreaking applications and open workloads in trusted environments. And as we continue to reinvent the mainframe for business-critical analytics, blockchain and other disruptive technologies, they are opening up even more exciting job opportunities in many […]

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Blockchain and IBM LinuxONE: Going to the next level

For many, blockchain is synonymous with bitcoin, which is the best known example of usage of a blockchain network. However, its use in business has grown dramatically in recent years, and it is clear that the transformative power of blockchain across industries is only just being discovered. What are the possibilities? Well, here at the […]

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Three IBM Z security insights from Think 2018

The data breach threat is real. Recent high-profile breaches have focused boardroom attention on this issue. Data breaches are expensive, costing $3.6 million on average[1]. And they’re increasingly likely: an organization has a 28 percent chance of being breached in the next 24 months.[2] To stay out of the data breach headlines, organizations require security […]

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The best and the brightest: “Thinking big” in the cloud

Greetings from Las Vegas at the first IBM Think Conference!  Although this is my first Think conference (and more about the differences later) I am a veteran of IBM Innovate, InterConnect and IOD among others.  The thing I enjoy most about these conferences is the chance to learn from SMEs and brilliant industry leaders who […]

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Systems social media + IBM Think 2018 = The technology event you can’t miss

IBM Think, in its inaugural year, is a conference where the brightest minds will gather to help make businesses work smarter. IBM Systems will be there at the center of the Modern Infrastructure Campus, where you’ll find dozens of learning sessions, think tanks, certifications, networking and more. Whether you’re attending Think in person or following […]

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