IBM Systems Magazine: February Editor's Picks for SHARE

Explore hot topics in enterprise IT from IBM Systems Magazine editors. Check out hand-picked articles on such topics as Pervasive Encryption, Java, IBM z14, cloud, and more.

IBM Z® Addresses GDPR Compliance With Pervasive Encryption
Personal data should be treated as important, guarded information. The European Union has underscored this fact by establishing the General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect May 25.
http://ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/trends/security/gdpr-ibm-z/

8 Reasons to Use Java
Application modernization can be defined as taking what you have today: applications written in one or more languages exploiting proven middleware and rewriting, updating and improving them to meet the needs of today’s users.
http://www.destinationz.org/Mainframe-Solution/Trends/Eight-Reasons-to-Use-Java

How to Exploit the Vector Packed Decimal Facility in IBM z14
With the IBM announcement of the IBM z14 platform, some new features became available. Among them are a new instruction set for the decimal numbers using the Vector Facility.
http://ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/administrator/performance/vector-facility-z14/

IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS Helps Organizations Become Service Providers
z/OS V2.3 delivers enhancements to the z/OS platform’s cloud capabilities that you can use to begin your transformation from an IT cost center to a value-generating service provider.
http://ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/hot-topics/cloud-service-provider/

Andrew Hicks Celebrates Interest in the Mainframe and Building 3-D Printers
In the zTalk podcast, Reg Harbeck talks with Andrew Hicks, about his interest in the mainframe today and in the future, his work with Raspberry Pi and building 3-D printers.
http://ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/trends/ztalk/andrew-hicks/

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