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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
March 21, 2022

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: March 21, 2022. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

Micro Focus has released Host Access Analyzer 2.0, an enhanced asset management tool that provides a view of software deployment on host and mainframe systems. Host Access Manager 2.0 retrieves real-time usage data to enable organizations to assess exposure to risk and vulnerabilities, ensure compliance with regulations, gain insights into how well internal policies are followed, and control license usage.

Junk data is any data that is not governed. Junk data starts to accumulate when individuals make copies of data from a larger dataset for a particular use case, make changes to it, and then do not integrate those changes into the larger set. By taking the time to invest in data integrity upfront, a company can ensure the quality and security of its data assets are appropriately available to the business ultimately saving time and money.

IBM has announced a multi-million-dollar investment in its resources to help businesses prepare for and manage the growing threat of cyberattacks to organizations across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The centerpiece of this investment is the new IBM Security Command Center for training cybersecurity response techniques through simulated cyberattacks—designed to prepare everyone from C-Suite through technical staff. According to new IBM global analysis, Asia is now the #1 most targeted region for cyberattacks—representing 26% of attacks analyzed in 2021.

Rocket Software has relaunched Rocket DevOps software. The goal is to enable CI/CD for IBM i environments, bringing modern DevOps best practices to mission-critical applications, and thereby helping companies to attract and retain developer talent. Rocket says that with a limited number of developers who understand code on IBM i and a generation of talent beginning to retire, organizations must take steps to attract new developers who are qualified to work on important projects but also want to use familiar tools and approaches.

News From SHARE

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