Security

Data security threats: Staying ahead of the curve

Data loss of some magnitude is almost a certainty in any enterprise. The loss can be due to anything from a minor mishap by a user, a stolen laptop or a system-wide cyberattack, to a catastrophic natural disaster that wipes out an entire data center. A lot of security breaches that compromise data tend to […]

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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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No worries with pervasive encryption

Where to put my diamond earrings? I stared intently at the safe in my hotel room. And once again I pondered what the right answer was. Do I take the few valuables I own and place them in the safe, figure out what code to use, hope I remember my code, and hope the safe […]

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IBM unveils new cloud-ready mainframe based on single-frame design

Today, IBM announced its newest cloud-ready mainframes — the IBM z14 Model ZR1 and IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II, the latest additions to its family of servers announced in 2017. The new systems feature a 19-inch industry standard, single-frame design allowing for easy placement into cloud data centers and for private cloud environments. This will bring […]

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Architecting the future with IBM Z Technical University

We are currently at an inflection point for a massive industry shift fueled by data. Exponential growth of data is coming together with exponential growth in the capabilities to apply analytics and machine learning to data. The world is becoming digital and intelligent. Nearly all existing business processes can be augmented with artificial intelligence (AI) […]

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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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Astronauts, quantums, and mainframes, oh my! Day 3 recap from IBM Think 2018

Yesterday, Wednesday, kicked off Day 3 of the IBM Think conference in Las Vegas, and it was another day jam-packed with exciting and illuminating activities. The morning started at the Modern Infrastructure campus, where veteran astronaut, venture capital adviser and former IBM Product Manager Steven Smith took the stage to share an inspirational account of […]

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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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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus delivers modern data protection

Modern data protection for your data-driven, multi-cloud digital business IBM Spectrum Protect Plus has been well received by press, analysts and the market. Steve Scully, Senior Analyst at The Evaluator Group, identified one of the critical reasons why in a recent paper on the subject: “A trend in the data center is to get more […]

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