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Reg Harbeck

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Reg Harbeck is a mainframe enthusiast who has been working in IT and mainframes for over three decades. During that time, he has worked with operating systems, networks, computing security, middleware, applications and platforms ranging from Apple II Plus and MS-DOS PCs to leading edge IBM Z Mainframes. Reg has written, presented and consulted on mainframe-related matters around the world, visiting every continent but Antarctica (so far…), and is very involved in the mainframe culture and ecosystem, especially including SHARE and numerous articles and podcasts about the mainframe (such as zTalk). Reg is the chief strategist at Mainframe Analytics ltd.

A note from Reg:

“Two of my favorite things to do are reading and being with my kids—so I especially love reading to them. I read the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy among many other things to my two oldest kids as they grew up, and I now have a grandson and son who are both under five years old, to whom I can start reading more and more complex literature as they grow up. That truly makes me happy.”

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The Triumphant Return of Centralized Systems

Reg Harbeck

April 5, 2024

Greg Szabo on his long mainframe career and still loving what he does. (There's also a quick lesson on Canadian geography.)

Podcasts

Glenn Hanna on Linux Workloads on the Mainframe

Reg Harbeck

January 12, 2024

This transcript is edited for clarity. Reg Harbeck: Hi, I’m Reg Harbeck and today I’m here with my friend and colleague Glenn Hanna, who is the director of software engineering at PKWARE and happens to also own his own Rhode Island-based navy. I’m sure that will come up in our conversation. Welcome, Glenn. Glenn Hanna: […]

Podcasts

On the Mainframe and a Changing, Challenging IT World

Reg Harbeck

November 17, 2023

Joe Winchester of IBM Hursley and Reg Harbeck engage in a discussion and debate on ISPF, molecular biology and the cello

Podcasts

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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Articles

Continuity and the Mainframe Ecosystem

Reg Harbeck

November 1, 2023

I was just chatting with a colleague from a small mainframe software startup, and we were brainstorming about how to get organizations that have mainframes to wake up and invest in the future of the platform. During our conversation, I mentioned the “Mainframe Continuity Planning” white paper I’d written in 2004 about the need to […]

Video

Automated Analysis and Transformation for Enterprise COBOL Applications

Reg Harbeck

October 16, 2023

CM First's John Rhodes and Roger Hammer on modernizing enterprise COBOL applications

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Video

MainTegrity: Fight Back Against Ransomware

Reg Harbeck

August 18, 2023

How to protect your mainframe and recover from malicious attacks

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Articles

POSIX-tivity and IBM Z

Reg Harbeck

August 17, 2023

“Standard,” according to en.wiktionary.org, can be used as a noun that means, “Something used as a measure for comparative evaluations; a model.” The history of standards is a deeply interwoven thread through the history of humanity. But the emergence of computing and IT over the past century has been a somewhat special yarn. On one […]

Podcasts

Putting a Plan in Place for Cyber Resiliency

Reg Harbeck

July 25, 2023

This transcript is edited for clarity.   Reg Harbeck: Hi, I’m Reg Harbeck and today I’m here with Milt Rosberg, who is the global VP of worldwide sales, marketing, and business development at Vanguard Integrity Professionals and deeply rooted in the security industry since 1999 with also risk management at IBM. Milton Rosberg has worked […]

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Articles

First Steps for Making Hybrid Cloud a Reality in Your Organization

Reg Harbeck

July 11, 2023

How can your organization adopt an effective hybrid cloud strategy that involves your IBM zSystems or IBM Power systems? In this Ask the Experts video segment, IBM Champion Reg Harbeck connects with Rocket Software’s Jeff Cherrington, VP of product management, to discuss how to leverage and extend your existing infrastructure with cloud technology, explain key […]

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