z/Os

IBM Z enhances the journey to cloud

Cloud computing, Linux on z, Mainframes

In today’s fast-paced world, forward-thinking enterprises constantly seek to innovate while continuing to delight their customers. Cloud–public, private and hybrid–underpins how these enterprises are innovating while also introducing new challenges. The world is not getting any simpler. It’s not moving to fewer clouds. It’s not moving to fewer options. Hybrid multicloud is the new standard. ...read more


What’s driving investment in engaging experiences?

Internet of things, Mainframes, Platform economics

Many enterprise leaders are focused on providing a more engaging experience for customers. Consumer expectations have evolved over the past few years, both in terms of how accessible services should be for users, and the personalization of their experiences. Consumers have a vast amount of information available on alternative options using marketplaces, comparison sites and ...read more


Can Lab Services help me migrate release levels for z/OS?

IBM Systems Lab Services, Linux systems, LinuxONE solutions...

Are you an IBM Z client that needs help keeping your z/OS release levels up-to-date? Perhaps your production systems are running version or maintenance levels at, near or past their end-of-support date. Or maybe you’re challenged with staying ahead of the latest software vulnerabilities or have regulatory requirements to patch frequently. If you fit any ...read more


Building the workforce for the cognitive era

Academic initiatives, Blockchain, Ecosystem & partners...

Mainframes are the core infrastructure system for many of the world’s leading businesses, including 92 of the top 100 global banks, the 10 top insurers and 18 of the top 25 retailers. Given the importance of these systems to their businesses, clients often ask what IBM is doing to help ensure a strong pipeline of ...read more


Why use IBM DevOps tools to deploy applications to the mainframe?

DevOps, Mainframes, Servers...

One of the areas in software delivery that drives the most value for your dollar is automating release deployments.  This is especially true in mainframe environments, where lengthy homegrown processes for checking in and deploying code have been used for years in order to safeguard business-critical applications. Why would you seek out IBM for software ...read more


Have your lake and swim in it too

Big data & analytics, Linux on z, Linux systems...

Looking around the industry, it is clear that many organizations are focused on providing an enterprise-wide data access strategy, notably through the creation of a “data lake.” The data lake methodology focuses on copying all data from across the enterprise into a single, centralized repository.  The data lake is usually hosted on a scalable clustered ...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


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