• September 22, 2018
security Security

The power of terminal emulation in 2018: simplifying security, facilitating compliance

While organizations have been using terminal emulation on mainframes for 30+ years, the tech landscape has certainly changed around them. The good news is that terminal emulators have evolved dramatically as well. Suffice it to say that for many large organizations, mainframes continue to be a very secure and viable option for running mission-critical programs […]

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Multi-factor authentication: protecting your data in the cloud

IBM just announced that its new z13 and z13s systems are optimized for the hybrid cloud. This is a good thing, but every time someone utters the word “cloud,” the same issue gets raised: how can data be secure in the cloud? As a mainframe security professional, I think about this problem a lot. I […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Security and compliance in a cloud-driven world

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, security is one of the hottest topics when it comes to connected services and data. Attendees of IBM Insight2015 (#ibminsight) have had the opportunity to learn how IBM and their partners, such as Rocket Software, are delivering security and compliance to their customers […]

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InterConnect breakout sessions: What’s happening with IoT, mobile, and security?

During my visit to IBM’s InterConnect this week I attended many events, connected with customers and learned a lot about the present and future of the IT industry. Apart from the keynotes that I watched and blogged about earlier, I also made sure to join many of the Breakout Sessions offered. Breakout sessions were typically […]

Vermeer goes in here–can technology help end art theft?

Last week while participating in our Rocket Leadership Summit, I was able to sneak out and visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the world’s largest private collection of art. The museum is located in a building Isabella designed to resemble a Venetian palace, complete with a lovely courtyard garden.  She was a visionary and determined […]

IT jungle: Rocket schemes DevOps serenity with Aldon ALM Hub

“Many organizations–even IBM i shops–are adopting agile development methods. While this approach has advantages, it creates friction with the operations folks tasked with getting changes into production. Last month, Rocket Software‘s Aldon division started rolling out its new ALM Hub functionality to help the two sides collaborate more effectively while still respecting separation-of-duty requirements….” Read […]