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The Balancing Act Between Security and Maintenance

Reg Harbeck

November 10, 2023

This transcript is edited for clarity. Reg Harbeck: Hi. I’m Reg Harbeck and today I am here with Milt Rosberg, who is the global VP at Vanguard Integrity Professionals, and we’re here to talk about patch management. Now Milt and I are both mainframers by background, so we have a particular experience with what the […]

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Mainframe Master Innovations

June 19, 2023

Reg Harbeck and seven mainframe luminaries weigh in on why the mainframe has enjoyed ongoing success and delve into the platform's value and irrepressible excellence


Making the Mainframe More Accessible to New Technologists

Emma Pitzl

October 19, 2022

When high schooler Enzo Damato had the chance to buy a used mainframe for $100 in 2020, his parents weren’t exactly ready to set up an electric substation at their house and give up their garage. But fast-forward to 2022: Damato has gotten his wish—the garage is home to a z114 mainframe. Starting the Mainframe […]


A Simplified Approach to Understanding z/OS Performance

Arunkumaar Ramachandran

January 18, 2022

Knowing and understanding the performance of z/OS systems has always been important for enterprises as mission-critical business processes run in z/OS systems. Each mainframe shop has its own way of dealing with performance, which is a factor of in-house skills. As deep technical skills are becoming rare, a simplified approach to z/OS performance can help […]


AI-Driven Technological Progress

Brent Phillips

January 1, 2019

The rate of change for how most tasks in the world are done is accelerating. Like many readers of this publication, I have enough history to contemplate how life was four or five decades ago compared to today. Technological advances have dramatically transformed many life experiences as well as business operations. It’s fair to conclude […]