IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2018 - 6
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTIE ENGEBRETSON ANDERSON
few months ago, I was out of the country on vacation
when a significant breach of data occurred. With
only my mobile phone and Wi-Fi service, I had to
determine if I was affected and figure out a course of action.
This was all while I was trying to disconnect on vacation,
relax and be in the moment.
The IBM z14* system comes with pervasive encryption
capabilities to provide peace of mind for IBM Z* clients. This
allows clients to encrypt all data at scale without changes
to their applications. With it, everything that should be
encrypted is, and, should someone get access to the system,
it's not easy to identify the sensitive information.
In the cover story on page 18, learn how the z14 system
is changing the encryption landscape overall. In the feature
on page 22, get a closer look at how the European Union
General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect in
May, will impact organizations, and how pervasive encryption can help with compliance. And in Administrator, page
35, get a technical look at pervasive encryption features.
Also inside, we look at helping organizations with modern
practices. In the Case Study on page 14, learn how financial
services provider USAA uses RESTful APIs to embrace new
and emerging technologies. Currents (page 10) looks at how
IBM Design Thinking can help in the creation of products or
services by placing the users' wants and needs first.
Meet Phil Grabowski, an instructor at Pittsburgh Technical
College who enjoys introducing his students to the mainframe.
His excitement for the platform is apparent, and he likes
speaking up about it. Find out more in Stop Run, page 40.
Included with this issue is the 2018 Mainframe Solutions
Edition. You will want to hold on to this, as it's a resource for
technology trends and solutions.
As the amount of sensitive information collected by organizations continues to grow and more compliance standards are
put in place, the need for pervasive encryption will become a
necessary standard practice. Now, clients can protect all data,
and the z14 system is here to help.
Valerie Dennis // Managing Editor
Eysha Shirrine Powers R
6 // JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 ibmsystemsmag.com
PHOTOGRAPHY BY EYSHA SHIRRINE POWERS
Eysha Shirrine Powers, author of Administrator on
page 35, was a hobby photographer for many years
before starting a small business called Essence
Photography. In New York, she's photographed
several IBM colleagues' weddings as well as various
events in the Hudson Valley, and has won photo
contests at Dutchess Community College (for
"Journey's End," an image of the Poughkeepsie train
station, right) and for the Dutchess County Regional
Chamber of Commerce.
Chef and Bartender
IBMer and author of the Tech
Showcase on page 31, Tony Pearson
has also attended chef cooking school,
and is a certified bartender in Arizona.
This has helped him explain food
choices and help select the best wine
when entertaining business clients.