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September 9, 2014 @ 5:56 pm

Hi everyone, The mainframe is an interesting anomaly in the tech world—it’s a survivor. Its death has been predicted many times over, but at 50 years old this year it remains—as Tom Bice on Wired.com so eloquently puts it, “the… Continue Reading →

August 5, 2014 @ 12:13 pm

Hi everyone, The tech industry—or at least one sector of it—is facing an age problem, and it may not be the one that you think. Although it’s a relatively young industry, with a workforce of people primarily in their 20s… Continue Reading →

July 16, 2014 @ 11:21 am

Hi everyone, Business, like life, is unpredictable, and a spike in your mainframe workload can come out of the blue. When dealing with these unexpected events, it’s nice to have an ace in your back pocket…like the InfoSec Service Retainer… Continue Reading →

June 19, 2014 @ 11:01 am

Hi everyone, If you’re a 9-1-1 operator answering emergency calls, your primary job is to respond to something that has already happened. You can’t change or prevent the event; you can only respond to it. 9-1-1 operators need the ability… Continue Reading →

May 13, 2014 @ 10:02 am

Hi everyone, If you read this blog regularly, you know my feelings about incorporating the mainframe into your SIEM strategy. If you’re stumbling across this blog for the first time today, let me tell you—it’s an imperative. A SIEM strategy… Continue Reading →

April 23, 2014 @ 4:31 pm

Hi everyone, The recent tidal wave of data security breaches you’ve probably seen in the news underscores the need for organizations to develop and implement a solid data security strategy. While companies like Target, Neiman Marcus, Adobe, and LivingSocial may… Continue Reading →

March 19, 2014 @ 5:52 pm

Hi everyone, You’ve probably seen news stories recently about the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web and thought—wow, we’ve come a long way in 25 years!  There are people alive today who don’t remember a time when you couldn’t… Continue Reading →

February 18, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

Hi everyone, This is a great story about how mainframes are taking back some of the distributed workload.  Migrations like this and the many other successful server consolidation projects are really showing how the mainframe is the cornerstone of the… Continue Reading →

January 22, 2014 @ 10:36 am

Hi everyone, It’s worrying enough that Target’s recent data breach put 40 million credit and debit cards at risk. But new reports are saying an additional 70 million customers may have had their personal contact information—including name, mailing address, phone… Continue Reading →

December 9, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

Hi everyone. No one likes to turn on the news and hear that his or her agency or business was the latest casualty in the battle of IT security. With all the recent press related to Edward Snowden and the… Continue Reading →