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The Value of Open-Source Software on the Mainframe

Trevor Eddolls

November 3, 2023

Mainframes, as we know, are fast, reliable and secure. They can deliver data to users faster than any other platform—particularly, cloud-based systems—and they can ensure that the data is encrypted in transit, while stored and even when in use. The software that runs on these computing behemoths comes from reputable software vendors who ensure their […]


Node.js Is Here for the Long Haul

Charlie Guarino

January 4, 2023

Charlie Guarino: Hi everybody. This is Charlie Guarino. Welcome to another edition of TechTalk SMB. Today I’m very happy to have with me—well if I look at the bio, I see a software developer at IBM working on enabling open-source software packages for IBM i. But quite literally in the last 30 minutes or so […]


How to Navigate Ransomware Attacks

Trevor Eddolls

December 7, 2022

We know from the IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report that the average time to identify and contain a data breach is 277 days–207 days to identify the breach and 70 days to contain the breach. The report also found that the average cost of a data breach is $4.35 million. And we know […]


Enable Rapid Ransomware Recovery With IM Software

Trevor Eddolls

November 3, 2022

Many people work on the principle that their mainframe is safe from catastrophic attacks because it is different from Linux and Windows platforms. Hackers don’t understand how it works—what they used to call security by obscurity. Unfortunately, mainframes are generally high-value targets with plenty of critical data residing on them. That makes them an enticing […]


IBM Virtual Event Highlights the Latest on Power10 and News on AIX Toolbox Open-Source Support

Rob McNelly

July 1, 2022

IBM is hosting a Power10 virtual event on Thursday, July 14, at 11 a.m. EDT. You can register here and you’ll find the event description below: “Businesses are facing continued uncertainties. Resource availability. Volatility in demand and in costs. Now, more than ever, this requires flexible and reliable technology to deliver. Join us for a […]


Can IMS Connect to the Outside World?

Trevor Eddolls

April 21, 2022

Information Management System (IMS) was developed by IBM, with Rockwell and Caterpillar Inc., starting in 1966 as a bill of materials system for the Apollo space program. It went live in 1968, making it over 50 years old. Like everything else on the mainframe, it has been updated and extended since that time. As you […]


You’ve Heard the News, Now Dig Into the Details: Get up to Speed on the Power10 Announcement

Rob McNelly

September 14, 2021

On Sept. 8, IBM announced the new Power10 server, the E1080 (9080-HEX). While much has already been written about the new server, I’m here to share more details. If you take the time to check out even a few of the many links in this article, you’ll soon be up to speed. I’ve also included links to in-depth training, […]


More Power to You: A Closer Look at the Power10 E1080 Server

Jaqui Lynch

September 13, 2021

On September 8, 2021 IBM announced the first server in the Power10 range—the E1080 with an order number of 9080-HEX. The general availability (GA) date for the system is September 17, 2021, and this system is the next generation of POWER servers. Hardware Technology The E1080 is similar to the E980 in that it uses […]


Kubernetes Container Security Best Practices With Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes

Cayla Jenkins

August 30, 2021

As we work with organizations who are adopting containers as part of their software development strategy, we have seen container security become a challenge for many, and at times an aftersight. This is not on purpose, but primarily a result of the vast differences between the new technology of containers versus the virtualization model many […]


Interact With the ATLASSIAN Jira Software From Within z/OS

Subhasish Sarkar

August 24, 2021

In this tutorial from BMC's Subhasish Sarkar and Sujit Neb, learn how to interact with ATLASSIAN Jira from a JCL Job that executes on z/OS