mainframes

“You KNOW ME”: The high-tech / high-touch growth formula that makes business soar

AI, Platform economics, Real-time analytics

Do you remember the hoopla about a million years ago when The Ritz Carlton began saying, “Welcome back” to guests who had stayed at their properties before? At the time, this level of personalization was the pinnacle of customer service, magical even. In the digital age, it’s table stakes. Today, we expect the companies we ...read more


Data breaches: The threat is real

Data security, Encryption, IBM Systems Lab Services...

The threat is real. You see it in the newspaper headlines and on your TV news channel. As predicted years ago, data is now the new oil. As with any valuable resource, it has become the main target for criminal organizations. In the past, the threat came from burglars or spies. Now the threat is ...read more


Accelerating value in the API economy with mainframe

Blockchain, Cloud computing, Data security...

In today’s vastly interconnected world, the places for lone islands of business to prosper are few and far between. Organizations are built on trade, and market leaders collaborate for new opportunity, innovation and competitive advantage. Over 70 percent of CxOs are seeking to increase their partnerships, and in this digital marketplace, application programming interfaces (APIs) ...read more


Dark data: Peering through the blanket of the dark

Data security, IBM Systems Lab Services, Mainframes...

“Come, thick night, and pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, that my keen knife see not the wound it makes, nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark.” —William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 5 There’s a little Shakespeare for you: that’s Lady Macbeth, waiting for the doomed King Duncan to arrive ...read more


Competitive innovation for building mainframe skills

Academic initiatives, AI, Big data & analytics...

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 ...read more


Three IBM Z security insights from Think 2018

Cloud computing, Data security, Encryption...

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 ...read more


Explore IT infrastructure for digital transformation at Think 2018

AI, Big data & analytics, Blockchain...

Cloud, analytics, blockchain and digital transformation initiatives are generating significant new opportunities for – and demands on – IT infrastructure. IT leaders need to deliver greater performance and scalability than ever to meet these digital-age demands while also providing the security required to protect against internal and external threats. Meeting these demands requires agile and ...read more


Persistent value

Data centers, Data security, Encryption...

People once believed that enterprise tape storage systems had no place in the 21st century data center. In the end, they were proven wrong. Industry analysts confirm that tape is thriving and has a bright future in organizations of all sizes, including some of the largest public cloud providers on the planet.[1] As it turns ...read more


Empowering organizations with cloud computing

Cloud computing, Hybrid cloud storage, IBM Systems Lab Services...

From planning to execution Is your organization planning a cloud project and looking for guidance? IBM Systems Lab Services is a team of experienced IT consultants that help leaders design, build and deliver IT infrastructure that will help support their specific cloud objectives and aspirations. As part of our core mission, we’ve been working to ...read more