Evangelizing Mainframe

Mainframes: A Great Future Ahead

 Recent research from Forrester Consulting proves just how bright the future looks for IBM Z. 

Posted: 11/13/2019 9:16:59 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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50 Years of Unix History: Where Did Unix Start?

August 2019 marked the 50th birthday of Unix. Unix led to AIX and Linux, and Linux eventually led to the Rockhopper III on LinuxONE mainframes.

Posted: 10/29/2019 8:29:37 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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Artificial Intelligence on IBM Z

When experienced mainframers retire, they will take their years of experience with them. The alternative is to investigate running some kind of artificial intelligence on your mainframe. And that’s where IBM Watson Machine Learning for z/OS comes in.

Posted: 9/11/2019 11:01:35 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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The Mainframe–2029

There have been a number of trends in the past few years that make it fairly clear what IBM is thinking in terms of the future direction of the mainframe. In this post, Trevor Eddolls extrapolates them and imagines what the world would be like in 2029.

Posted: 8/15/2019 11:45:04 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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Tell Me About zCX

z/OS Container Extensions (zCX) is a new technology from IBM. It provides a way to run Linux capabilities on z/OS.

Posted: 7/16/2019 9:35:58 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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I Would Be Compliant, but I Don’t Have Time

The IT industry needs mechanisms to detect intrusions, and any changes resulting from those intrusions, much more quickly. That's where MainTegrity's FIM+ comes in.

Posted: 6/14/2019 7:54:33 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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IBM Knows You’re Leaving

IBM’s new artificial intelligence (AI) tool is helping with staff retention.

Posted: 5/10/2019 11:48:29 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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Liberty Profile

Liberty is a useful addition to a modern mainframe environment.

Posted: 4/15/2019 12:07:16 PM by Trevor Eddolls

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Why We Need Pervasive Encryption

Since 2016, IBM’s z14 processors have offered pervasive encryption. But why do we need it, what is it and how does it work with CICS and IMS?


Posted: 3/15/2019 10:10:24 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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The 2019 Arcati Mainframe Yearbook

The 2019 Arcati Mainframe Yearbook is finally out, and it's full of useful information for both new and seasoned mainframers.

Posted: 2/14/2019 2:59:29 PM by Trevor Eddolls

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