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The Costs of Data Breaches in 2022

Trevor Eddolls

September 14, 2022

Every year, mainframers are waiting to see what’s in the IBM’s annual Cost of a Data Breach Report, which features research by the Ponemon Institute. This year, the headline figures were that breaches are costing more, and their impact is greater than ever before. The current average cost of a data breach is $4.35 million—that’s […]


Paving a Path Forward on IBM i and AIX

Jennifer Goforth Gregory

January 10, 2022

As organizations accelerate their digital transformations, IBM i and AIX partners and customers are re-evaluating their approach and planning their path forward. While the pandemic added new challenges, many organizations are facing the same or similar challenges that were present before COVID-19 and now are just at a heightened level of importance. Modernizing RPG Applications […]


The History of Business Computing Part 1: Counting the Benefits

Reg Harbeck

December 20, 2021

How did we go from the joy of the freedom that personal, commodity computing brought us, to unidimensional cynicism about industrial-strength computing, valuing everything by gross costs without a consideration of the nature and amount of what was being delivered? For that matter, how did we get to a place where requests for proposals (RFPs) […]


How Much Does a Data Breach Cost?

Trevor Eddolls

September 21, 2021

For the past 16 years, IBM has published research by the Ponemon Institute in the annual “Cost of a Data Breach Report.” Its 17th report was published at the end of July this year, and perhaps the biggest finding was that 2020 had the highest average cost for a data breach in 17 years. The cost […]


The Pandemic and Modernizing Your Mainframe

Trevor Eddolls

July 21, 2021

The press often seems filled with stories about how mainframes were first available in the 1960s and implies that the technology hasn’t advanced since then—ignoring the fact that cars and jet planes are even older, and they can be seen to be updated all the time. So, why wouldn’t mainframes have been updated to give […]


Introducing IBM LinuxONE III Express

Sofia Haan

May 18, 2021

Cloud technology has been growing in popularity for several years, as data-driven, app-based technology has become an integral function of daily life. From business applications to consumer solutions, the cloud is a staple for storing and managing data. To meet the cloud-based data needs of various tech workflows while maintaining a high security standard at […]


IBM i Gets a Refresh, Increasing Automation and Storage Options

Dava Stewart

April 20, 2021

The latest round of IBM i technology refreshes (TRs) provides enhancements to offerings, services and hardware. On Tuesday, April 13, IBM announced the latest round of OS TRs—IBM i 7.4 TR4 and 7.3 TR10. These TRs demonstrate a commitment to IBM i services, showcase a continuing push toward automation and represent a heavy investment in […]


Let the End User Be Your Guide

Jim Schesvold

April 1, 2019

Although my career has been primarily in OSes, transaction processing, data management/database and network implementation—along with consulting later on—I’ve also participated in application development projects. In my early years, I and an IBM consulting system engineer designed and developed a field developed program called Trend Analysis for CICS/VS, one of the first graphic analysis tools […]


Finding an Effective IBM Z DevOps Solution

Gregory Sechuga

January 1, 2019

DevOps solutions for traditional z/OS* application delivery in relation to IBM Z* modernization is a common topic that’s been explored in many whitepapers, such as “DevOps for IBM Z: Modernizing IT and Future-Proofing Current Investments” ( But it’s not always easy to determine the best DevOps strategy for your business. In this article, we’ll discuss […]


Companies Are Taking a Fresh Approach to Private Cloud

Brett Martin

November 1, 2018

Businesses turn to the cloud for myriad reasons. Chief among them are accelerating and streamlining processes in environments such as the IBM Power Systems* platform, which enable increased speed of execution, agility for applications and better cost efficiency. “Organizations are concerned about time to market and how long it’s going to take to get IT […]