mainframes

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

Data security, Mainframes, Security...

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 ...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


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


Mainframe data becomes more accessible with Apache Spark

Mainframes, Servers

The rise of digital business has led to a proliferation of data types and sources – from location data to social media content – stored in disparate formats in an enterprise’s data centers or the public cloud. This data can be extremely valuable to organizations that want to engage their customers in real-time in new, ...read more


IBM + Spark = Blazing fast analytics

Big data & analytics, Linux systems, LinuxONE solutions...

 In June 2015, IBM announced its support for Spark, calling it potentially the most significant open source project of the next decade. Since then, key advancements have been made by IBM, all aimed at helping enterprise clients to advance their analytics speed so they can derive business insights faster. Why Spark? Apache Spark is an ...read more