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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
November 28, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: November 28, 2016. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

CA Technologies is incorporating predictive analytics capabilities for monitoring data that touches the mainframe. CA Mainframe Operations Intelligence is a new algorithms-based solution suite that identifies and predicts system issues before they impact performance. Machine learning is applied to make sure there is no downtime and provides the intelligence that reduces the effort and skill to run data centers.

CA Technologies announced new additions to its DevOps portfolio that spans development to production. New releases of CA's core app and infrastructure monitoring products—CA Application Performance Management (CA APM), CA Performance Management and CA Virtual Network Assurance—are intended to speed software release velocity and improve customer experiences.

Resilient, an IBM Company unveiled the results of a new survey which found that only 32% of IT and security professionals feel their organization is ready for a cyberattack - down slightly from 35% in 2015. The annual Cyber Resilient Organization study also found that 66% of respondents say their organization is not prepared to recover from cyberattacks.

IBM has announced the launch of a global practice that will feature 1,500 experts across IBM Watson IoT solutions. The service, IBM Watson IoT Consulting Solutions, integrates IBM Watson IoT Platform APIs and technologies, including cognitive, analytics, mobile, security and cloud capabilities, together with development and implementation consulting and ongoing support.

Mentis, an enterprise data security provider, announced a new release of its platform, designed to improve security in critical data stores such as unstructured data, data in the cloud, and data in mainframe databases. Mentis 8 includes data security solutions tackle sensitive data risk along the full information lifecycle.

News From SHARE

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Think About It

A new survey of mainframe users by Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global, finds 71% of IBM mainframe customers said the growing shortage of IT staff with mainframe experience makes it more important than ever to provide user-friendly alternatives to the platform's classic 'green screen' 3270 interface. However, a majority, 54%, state that being able to deliver web and mobile access to more applications - something not possible through a standard 3270 interface - would help their businesses get the most out of the z/OS platform. Costs and a lack of resources are an obstacle.