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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
April 29, 2019

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: April 29, 2019. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

Dynatrace, a software intelligence company, is extending its AI-powered platform to include IBM Z support for CICS, IMS, and middleware. The aim is to give customers precise information about the performance of digital services across hybrid environments; from modern cloud applications to the mainframe.

A new IBM study has found that a majority of organizations are still unprepared to properly respond to cybersecurity incidents, with 77% of respondents indicating they do not have a cybersecurity incident response plan applied consistently across the enterprise.

At its Think 2019 conference in San Francisco, IBM emphasized approaches for enterprises beginning the next chapter of their cloud journeys. Hybrid cloud—which IBM CEO Ginny Rometty recently estimated will become a $1 trillion market by 2020—is viewed as a key approach for migrating and managing more difficult scenarios. IBM's GM of GTS Cloud Services Jim Comfort recently reflected on why hybrid cloud and open source are becoming a strategic part of today's business environment.

Volkswagen joined an open industry collaboration for the responsible sourcing of strategic minerals that will use blockchain technology to increase efficiency, sustainability and transparency in global mineral supply chains. The collaboration will enable the Volkswagen Group to gain greater insight into the provenance of cobalt used in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and other types of minerals used elsewhere in the production of vehicles.


News From SHARE

What did the "father of HLASM" and one of the great supporters of SHARE indicate was a key ingredient of success in the mainframe ecosystem? The fun of the mainframe! As anyone who knew Dr. John Ehrman realized, not only did he care deeply about everything he was committed to, he also had fun with it.


Think About It

One of the most important and rapidly changing areas of database management is security and protection. The major DBMS vendors have been adding security features and improving the way you can protect your precious corporate data. But it can be difficult to keep up with these features, so let's take a brief look at some of the more interesting and useful database security options.

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