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System z Software Technology Forum

Book your place today! 23rd September 2009 Virtual doors open at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Sept. 23, 2009, and will remain open through the duration of the virtual tradeshow. Agenda 10:30 a.m. Registration, Visit the Exhibit Hall and Resource Center … Continue reading

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DB2 on System z: Meet the 12 requirements of PCI DSS

Replay of the webcast now available – http://www-01.ibm.com/software/os/systemz/telecon/aug4/index.html Topics include the six core areas that make up the 12 PCI DSS standard requirements: Building and maintaining a secure network using System z integrity features Protecting cardholder data with an encryption infrastructure … Continue reading

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Data Governance Webcast

IBM are running a complimentary webcast and learn how IBM data governance and its entry points can help optimize your business by helping to lower costs, manage risk and increase your profitability – while creating deeper business insight, enabling business … Continue reading

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Mainframe is the new black……

but are we ready for it? The mainframe has been on a rollercoaster ride over the last 30 years; from hero to zero and now, back to hero again. In the late ‘90s the mainframe began to lose it’s “cool” … Continue reading

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The Mainframe Skills Gap

There has been a lot of coverage recently about the growing skills gap in the mainframe environment.  The latest comes from Troy Coleman at IBM Systems Magazine – Read the blog here According to recent research by CA, mainframes still handle … Continue reading

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Take back control through data governance: Leveraging IBM System z

In a world where the rate at which we collect, store, share and process information increases daily, you would think that businesses would be so well-informed and knowledgeable that they would be able to mitigate risk, leverage information to drive … Continue reading

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Is system z the right place for a data warehouse and BI solution?

Get the insights from IBM experts, together with Julian Stuhler, Triton Director and President of The International DB2 Users Group (IDUG).

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DB2 for z/OS Plan Stability

One of the major headaches all DB2 users face when upgrading to a new release is the possibility of access path regression. In order to benefit from enhancements to the optimiser, plans and packages need to be rebound under the … Continue reading

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Coupling Facility Sizing Tool

Just a short blog entry this week: If you find yourself trying to build a parallel sysplex, one of the things you’ll need to do is establish how big your coupling facility (CF) needs to be. IBM provide a handy … Continue reading

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