At SHARE in Atlanta in 2012, I recorded a long discussion with the late Dr. John Ehrman about the history and culture of the mainframe, SHARE, architecture and programming languages as seen from his experience and perspective. This is the first in a series of articles that will share these insights.
If there’s one thing that everyone in this country can agree on, it’s that our politics have reached zeniths in polarization and hyperbole. It seems that the little that the government does remains free of this treatment and that includes the mainframe’s position in IT.
In a recent interview published in IBM Systems Magazine, SHARE volunteer Reg Harbeck sat down with SHARE’s new president, Justin Bastin. Justin’s interest in IT started at the early age of eight and continued to grow from there.
A colleague recently sent this query to me: “With security and encryption a hot topic and IBM really pushing pervasive encryption (PE) on the new z14 and z14ZR1, how can our clients better understand PE and what risks and issues can it potentially resolve?"