Evangelizing Mainframe

2017 Technology in Review

2017 seems to be picking up where 2016 left off, and there seems to be a spring in the step of the mainframe world.

Posted: 1/16/2018 12:30:12 AM by Trevor Eddolls | with 0 comments

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Monitor Root-Access Users for Mainframe Security

We’ve always been proud about how our favorite platform—the mainframe—is secure. This capability is why the platform has survived and typically runs the transactions we care most about.

Posted: 1/9/2018 6:00:07 AM by Denise P. Kalm | with 0 comments

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Get to Know the Father of Modern Computing Charles Babbage

A strong case can be made that if Charles Babbage hadn’t worked on computing engines when he did, we might not have mainframes and other platforms that we do today.

Posted: 12/19/2017 12:00:56 PM by Trevor Eddolls | with 0 comments

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Security Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Today, when anyone can get access to your systems from anywhere, any time of the day, job roles inevitably will have some overlap.

Posted: 12/12/2017 12:00:55 AM by Denise P. Kalm | with 0 comments

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Capacity is King: How the IBM z14 Addresses Telecom Volume Concerns

One of the leading telecommunications providers in Australia needs to track every text message and phone call sent or received over its network and every byte downloaded by its customers all over the world. To do this, it has three banks of mainframes on rotating duty.

Posted: 12/5/2017 12:00:09 AM by Jennifer Nelson | with 0 comments

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IMS V15 Offers Security, Performance Enhancements

IBM IMS has been around since 1968, and will be celebrating its 50th birthday on Aug. 14 next year. And coming soon to a data center near you will be Version 15.

Posted: 11/21/2017 12:00:17 AM by Trevor Eddolls | with 0 comments

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Pervasive Encryption: The Cure We’ve Been Waiting For?

The new security capabilities in IBM’s z14 may well represent a game-changer for the industry. The implications will be significant and widespread throughout the IBM Z community. Perhaps even more importantly, the long-term ramifications will reach far further, into the non-mainframe world.

Posted: 11/14/2017 6:00:25 AM by Mark Wilson | with 0 comments

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Students Master the SHARE Providence Hackathon

Jonny Lazarte, a student from New Jersey-based Bergen Community College, successfully solved multiple IBM mainframe-related challenges and captured first place at the SHARE Providence Student Career Day Master the Mainframe Hackathon on Aug. 8th.

Posted: 11/7/2017 12:57:36 PM by Doug Rock | with 0 comments

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Explaining the Appeal of Mainframes to Millennials

The question of succession planning is on the minds of IT managers, as well as rapidly retiring mainframe experts. We need to sell the value to the next generation.

Posted: 10/24/2017 12:00:14 AM by Denise P. Kalm | with 0 comments

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If Your Mainframe Were an Animal, What Would It Be?

It all started as a bit of a joke with colleagues, asking them which animal they would be and why. But then it moved on to cars and other devices, and finally someone asked about their mainframe.

Posted: 10/17/2017 12:30:17 AM by Trevor Eddolls | with 2 comments

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