mainframes

Data breaches: The threat is real

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 […]

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Accelerating value in the API economy with mainframe

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) […]

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Dark data: Peering through the blanket of the dark

“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 […]

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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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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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Explore IT infrastructure for digital transformation at Think 2018

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 […]

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Persistent value

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 […]

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Empowering organizations with cloud computing

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 […]

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Are your security practices of yesterday your security exposures of today?

Once upon a time, it was easy to secure a z/OS (e.g., MVS) system. Users were defined, passwords created, and datasets protected. Users accessed the mainframe from terminals connected directly to the mainframe. Now, consider today’s environment. Users access the mainframe from different places and even via mobile devices. Are yesterday’s security practices today’s security […]

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