Embracing the Challenge: Women and the IBM zSystems Platform
When UNICOM’s Michelle Harris started her career in the IBM zSystems world 30 years ago, women were a rarity. Today there are boundless opportunities for women on the zSystems platform, but nurturing them requires dedicated attention. Programs like IBM Z Xplore and innovations like Zowe are making zSystems more accessible and more attractive. From recruiting talent, to developing skills, to navigating job roles, Michelle shares practical guidance for organizations looking to improve diversity -- encouraging women to embrace the challenge and forge their own path in the zSystems domain.Powering Modernization in the Financial Services Industry with IBM zSystems
The IBM zSystems platform is leading digital modernization in the financial services industry, offering superior value and performance. Finwave is at the forefront of this transformation, including factoring, leasing, banking, securities, consumer credit, compliance, and more. Hear how Finwave is helping clients integrate new paradigms like mobile and hybrid cloud by exploiting z/OS technologies like Unicode, Unix System Services, z/OS Connect, and CICS.
Ransomware is Everybody’s Problem – How to Protect Your Data on IBM zSystems
Ransomware is real. Years of ever-increasing cyberattacks have made cyber resiliency top-of-mind. Chances are your most-important data resides on your IBM zSystems platform. How do you protect it? Architectural concepts around air-gapped, third data copies -- sometimes referred to as “safe harbor” or “cyber vault” -- have become very popular. Join us as we dive deep on how cloud object storage can provide an additional fast, secure, and cost-efficient solution for your z/OS data-protection needs, particularly on the powerful new z16.Secure, Reliable Managed File Transfer with Connect:Direct for z/OS
More than 50% of B2B integration is by managed file transfer (MFT). Data processing often involves processing by multiple business applications – IBM zSystems regularly handle data that was created on or consumed by various non-Z systems, both upstream and downstream. Securely and reliably bridging this gap is crucial. Capgemini’s Ed Peters and Lawrence Morland explain how Connect:Direct for z/OS (CDZ) expands the systems that IBM zSystems can interact with, handling critical data movement for payroll processing, bank transfers, insurance claims, tax payments, and healthcare processing.
Fit-for-Business Purpose Means Security and Resiliency
You can’t afford to have data at risk. In today’s hybrid-cloud environment, security and resiliency are top-of-mind. Listen as 21st Century Software CEO Rebecca Levesque and IBM zSystems Ecosystem VP Meredith Stowell discuss the current business landscape and how security is a foundation of the IBM zSystems platform, including operational resiliency, availability, disaster recovery, encryption, and quantum-safe technologies -- innovations that are also attracting fresh talent for a sustainable workforce. The future is fit for business!
Driving Digital Transformation with Modernization and Hybrid Cloud
Digital transformation means different things to different people. It’s not all about technology. According to UNICOM CTO Neil Evans, a smart approach begins with driving business outcomes. Hear how UNICOM is helping clients modernize on the IBM zSystems platform with innovations like hybrid cloud and AI – enabling enterprises to deliver real business value to their customer base. You won’t want to miss Neil’s thoughts on possibilities with the new z16 platform.
Security Beyond Privileged Users: Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) for All
Security is only as good as your authentication policy. In this world of work-from-home and ransomware attacks, passwords or even passphrases just aren't enough anymore. Rocket Software's Jim Porell should know -- with decades of IBM security experience in industry and law enforcement, he's seen it all. Join Jim and IBM's Mike Zagorski as they review real-world examples illustrating why multi-factor authentication is essential for every zSystems user, and how you can implement it in your organization. A must-hear episode, even for hardened security professionals.