Blog

The mainframe isn’t going anywhere. Just ask the CIOs of any of the top global banks who use mainframes to handle their mission-critical transactions. Ask the many health care companies that rely on the mainframe to handle their large volumes of sensitive data. Or ask insurance companies, financial services firms, airlines, or the government—they all…

Read more

Hi everyone, We all like the easy, one-and-done solutions, but how many challenges in life only need to be addressed once? It’s like a homeowner trying to pass a peaceful winter in a rustic country cabin. To deal with unwanted pests he stops up an obvious hole with steel wool. But soon enough the mice…

Read more

Hi everyone, The increasing interconnection of global businesses is welcome and exciting—but it comes with inherent data security risks. This was evident in a recent string of attacks on local banks in three emerging countries. Via smaller banks in Ecuador, Vietnam and Bangladesh, hackers used malware to gain access to the Society for Worldwide Interbank…

Read more

Hi everyone, The naysayers were wrong: the mainframe continues to be a solid enterprise investment. There are some things in this world that are a sure bet and I’m happy to report that the mainframe is one of them. Since the first mainframes were introduced over 50 years ago, multiple new and shiny technologies have…

Read more

Imagine that you are asked to submit to an external audit of your mainframe environment tomorrow. Would the independent auditor come away with no or only minor adverse findings? That’s the goal. And one way to meet that goal is through internal auditing. Benefits of Internal Audits Conducting internal audits is a proactive practice that…

Read more

Hi everyone, Emergency workers have to be prepared to spring into action at any time—and these days, so do IT professionals. Just like fires, falls and crashes can be unpredictable, so can the next big data breach. The companies you hear about in the news likely thought they were safe from a crippling attack…until they…

Read more