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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” (ibm.co/2Dib9ZS). But it’s not always easy to determine the best DevOps strategy for your business. In this article, we’ll discuss […]

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Enabling Open-Source Continuous Delivery Pipelines

Keelia Estrada Moeller

January 1, 2019

IBM Z* Open Development is an entry-level toolset for z/OS* development teams who plan to transform their software delivery practices around a common, automated delivery pipeline. It provides the essential link Z developers need to join a platform neutral, continuous integration and deployment pipeline that’s inclusive of z/OS application components. Neat and Lean Developers must […]

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Opening up the Mainframe

Keelia Estrada Moeller

January 1, 2019

Zowe, a new open-source framework, enables development and operations teams to securely manage, control, script and develop on the mainframe like any other cloud platform. The project was first announced Aug. 14 during SHARE in St. Louis by executives from IBM, CA Technologies, Rocket Software and the Open Mainframe Project. As the first open-source project […]

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DevSecOps Matters for the Mainframe

Kristin Lewotsky

January 1, 2019

Today’s customers want new services and they want them now. To remain competitive and keep up with customer needs, organizations are seeking ways to innovate rapidly around some of their most valuable assets—customer data and enterprise data. At one time, the mainframe was viewed as an isolated system. Data was often moved to a different […]

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Secure Service Containers and Consumption-Based Pricing Enable Opportunity

Shirley S. Savage

November 1, 2018

Organizations are eager to capture opportunities that beckon in the marketplace. They know that new and modernized applications are necessary to better serve customers. Organizations also realize that, now more than ever, security remains crucial to business success. In October, IBM announced IBM Secure Service Containers, a new offering that provides benefits for security, as […]

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Chad Rikansrud on Being an Ethical Mainframe Hacker

Reg Harbeck

October 1, 2018

Reg Harbeck: Hi, I’m Reg Harbeck and today I’m here with Chad Rikansrud who is a mainframe hacker at RSM Partners—ethical mainframe hacker—who has got some really interesting background among other things has the interesting Twitter handle of @Bigendiansmalls. So Chad, maybe if you can start by just telling us, how did you end up […]

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The Benefits of Analytics and Machine Learning on IBM Z

September 1, 2018

Enterprises have vast amounts of high-value, sensitive data on IBM Z*. With recent advances in machine learning technology, it’s the right time to extract key insights from this data and monetize it. Given its sensitive nature, it only makes sense to leverage that data in place. Enterprises can also minimize costly data movement and maintain […]

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Anna McKee Makes History as the First Female Master the Mainframe Winner

Holly Eamon

September 1, 2018

University of North Texas student Anna McKee grew up in a household fluent in technology. Despite the fact that both of her parents work with mainframes, McKee didn’t consider a career in technology until her second year of junior college. She was struggling to pick a focus of study, considering professions ranging from music to […]

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Delivering Real-Time Insight With the IBM z Analytics Portfolio

Annette Zawacki

September 1, 2018

Everyone’s perception of “current” is different. Consider this example: If you came to an intersection, would you look at a picture taken a day ago, or even an hour ago, to determine whether it was safe to cross? Of course not. To do so could put you at great risk. Using old data to make […]

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Getting to Know the Open-Source Zowe Project

Keelia Estrada Moeller

September 1, 2018

Zowe—the first open-source framework for z/OS—is poised to break new ground for IBM Z clients. Announced on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at SHARE in St. Louis, by executives from IBM, CA Technologies, Rocket Software and the Open Mainframe Project, the open-source project promises to be a game changer. “Open source redefines industries across the board. We’ve […]