Servers - Mainframe

Cloud computing: Journey or final destination?

CEOs often see a public cloud platform as a journey’s end — a goal to be attained as soon as possible. The reality for CTOs, however, is far more complex. Many enterprises have existing IT infrastructure, applications and data that need to be taken into consideration, particularly when the value of a hybrid cloud becomes […]

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Mainframe reinvention: a digital growth catalyst

What if your organization could sharpen its competitive edge? What if your enterprise could shift industry trends in its favor by leveraging existing IT infrastructure? What if your company’s experts could foresee a compelling new customer experience, then quickly develop and deploy an online solution that’s ahead of your peer group? Today, across numerous industries, […]

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Operational excellence through open ecosystems

What are the biggest concerns that we hear from our mainframe customers? In the IT world, this seems to boil down to two seemingly simple words: Operational excellence. Achieving operational excellence comes down to three primary factors – managing costs, mitigating risks and providing the agility to react to the needs of the business. Understanding […]

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Hands-on experience with the IBM z Systems Trial Program

As I work with clients who are considering purchasing enterprise software, they are often challenged with quickly accessing and testing the software. Multiple steps are required, from download to installation and configuration, and many times multiple people need to be coordinated (like the people in operations, database administrator (DBA), systems programmer, application developer and so […]

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Red Hat courses enhance Power Systems Academic Initiative

The Linux operating system is supported on every IBM Power Systems server that IBM makes.  Our broad Linux portfolio is based on open technology and an open ecosystem, which are valuable to our Power clients.   Users can run highly scalable, highly reliable and highly flexible Linux environments on Power processor-based servers.  In fact, you can […]

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Advanced GPS for your DevOps journey

With modern GPS becoming pervasive, we often take maps for granted. It’s hard to imagine, but there was a time when maps simply didn’t exist. I find it interesting that the first maps weren’t even of the earth – they were of the stars. On a more terrestrial front, one of the oldest intact maps […]

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Better together: Systems of innovation (part four)

We’ve been redefining digital business over the last decade, but there’s a whole spectrum of optimized application development opportunities yet to explore. This is the fourth and final part of this series. We can help you apply your IT infrastructure as the catalyst for creating innovative new digital ventures or business models and enhancing your […]

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Is your enterprise encryption strategy a compromise?

Protecting your business, part 1 There are many different statistics available on the risks and impact of data breaches.  The most alarming one in my opinion is this: out of the nearly 6 billion data records breached since 2013, Breach Level Index reports that only 4 percent were encrypted.  This is staggering given that most […]

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Making a case for cloud computing

My wife, who is home for the day, just informed me that her IT department moved their email and home directories to the cloud.  Previously, the company’s access policies were so restrictive that she could never see this information offsite.  As I reflected on what this change would mean to remote users, I wondered about […]

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