IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 6

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTIE ENGEBRETSON ANDERSON

EDITOR'S DESK
Mitigating Money Matters

T

his summer, a water pipe in my kitchen began leaking
behind the drywall and into my basement. I made the
quick decision to pull out my sink, surrounding cabinetry,
drywall, insulation and subfloor to mitigate water damage and
make my home safe and sanitary. This necessary repair was
expensive, so I took out an insurance claim.
Representatives from both my insurance company and
the restoration service assessed the damage and assigned a
value to it. The values and estimates didn't match, so I had to
make sure everything was accounted for. Once we agreed on
a number, I received an insurance check by mail. My loanservicing provider had to cosign it, meaning I had to send the
check via snail mail and wait for the provider to mail it back.
Because of this long process, I received my money long after
the restoration company's bill was due.
Had we all been working from a shared digital ledger, the
process could have been quicker and more secure. Luckily,
IBM z Systems* users have blockchain technology available
to them, allowing authorized users to access information
securely. In the cover story on page 20, find out how IBM z*
works with blockchain. While it's easy to see how the financial
industry can benefit from this technology, IT Today highlights
its use in other industries. Read about it on page 13.
The feature article explains how midtier systems of

CONTRIBUTORS
JJ Sulin
Human connection
JJ Sulin, photographer for the case study on page
16, finds interest in the slightly awkward and offbeat
moments, using those elements to connect with the
subject in the most human way. It's the same approach he
takes to portraits, still life or landscapes, looking for ways
in which to humanize subjects and his surroundings-or
at least join them in a humorous moment.

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integration solutions, such as microservices and APIs, can
meet innovation demands to better serve clients. Find out
how they're used in banking on page 26. And on page 16,
the case study examines how Educational Testing Service
developed a web services infrastructure to process data
requests faster and improved its PCI compliance.
Don't miss our special security section. We asked a sample
of readers questions designed to gauge the level of and types
of concerns mainframers have around security issues. Read
about the results on page 31.
Now that my kitchen has dried out, I have more time to
wait for items in the mail, but with technology like blockchain,
IBM clients can securely exchange information much faster.

Valerie Dennis // Managing Editor
vdennis@msptechmedia.com

R Mark Hollands
Residential renovator
Mark Hollands, author of the
Tech Corner article on page 42, is an
avid do-it-yourselfer, taking on home
renovation projects such as rebuilding
his porch and conservatory. Aside
from that and working in CICS*, he
spends most of his time with his two
amazing little boys.


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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Mitigating money matters
IBM Perspective: Linux on z Systems provides financial industry a foundation for blockchain
Partner PoV: Virtualization helps improve time to market and data center operations
IT Today: Blockchain's potential extends beyond the financial industry
Case Study: The Right Tools: Educational Testing Service streamlines application calls and improves PCI compliance
Cover Story: Process Transformation: Blockchain brings speed, security and transparency to business
Feature: A Modern System: IBM midtier solutions exploit API and microservices to drive innovation
Special Report: Mainframe Security Survey: Unauthorized users and external hackers are top concerns cited in survey
Tech Corner: Create a DevOps pipeline for Java applications in CICS
Solutions: zVT Control Center, dbDefender DAM Agent for DB2
Stop Run: IBM software engineer balances his day job with acting
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Editor's Desk: Mitigating money matters
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - IBM Perspective: Linux on z Systems provides financial industry a foundation for blockchain
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Partner PoV: Virtualization helps improve time to market and data center operations
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - IT Today: Blockchain's potential extends beyond the financial industry
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Case Study: The Right Tools: Educational Testing Service streamlines application calls and improves PCI compliance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover Story: Process Transformation: Blockchain brings speed, security and transparency to business
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Feature: A Modern System: IBM midtier solutions exploit API and microservices to drive innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Special Report: Mainframe Security Survey: Unauthorized users and external hackers are top concerns cited in survey
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Tech Corner: Create a DevOps pipeline for Java applications in CICS
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Solutions: zVT Control Center, dbDefender DAM Agent for DB2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Stop Run: IBM software engineer balances his day job with acting
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
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