My last two blog posts focused on the keynotes for the recent SHARE in Boston conference. And while those were both worthy of coverage, the heart and soul of SHARE’s events are the sessions themselves. A wide range of subjects were covered, each worthwhile. Following are the highlights from a few of
Although I’ve already written about the SHARE day one keynote offered by Greg Lotko of IBM, I’d be remiss to overlook the insight which came from Bruce Schneier, Chief Security Technology Officer for BT, on day two. His keynote, “Surviving in a Feudal Security World” was a most interesting commentar
SHARE in Boston 2013 Journal: System z: The Smarter Computing Choice
During last week’s SHARE in Boston event, I had the privilege of taking in the opening keynote by Greg Lotko, IBM vice president and business line executive for System z. Greg’s opening comments set the tone for the rest of the
At face value, the growing ubiquity of mobile – from BYOD to consumers' love affair with all things app – presents little danger to the mainframe. The mainframe, in short, is impenetrable. End of story. Well, not quite. In truth, mainframe operations can certainly be affected by mobile security thr
There is a lively discussion on LinkedIn right now about whether or not the mainframe is hackable. Some say no — not now, not ever — others say that, as with any technology ever created, of course it is.
I’ll leave that question open for debate.
The fact is big iron has a long history of rock-soli