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When asked where our corporate data resides, the answer seems simple … On disks if the data is current and on tape if it is archived. While this is true, it isn’t a complete picture, and might lead some to believe that their data is secure as long as their data center is secure. This first view is called “data at rest,” and the word “rest” means that at this point in time, no one is accessing it. It is secure because no one is touching it…

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Ask anyone why they want something new and you’ll usually get the same answer: New is the latest and greatest, new has advanced features, new is cooler than old. This state-of-mind is reinforced by social pressure and technical prejudice. "What, no face recognition? That’s so iPhone 8." This aspect of human nature isn’t new. Fashion has driven buying decisions for thousands of years…

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I’ve talked with many banking executives about how their business is changing and what they need to do to compete in this dynamic and turbulent marketplace. Maintaining trust with clients is core. The financial services sector had 65 percent more cybercrime attacks than average, based on an analysis of security incidents from 2016. In this digital age, customer expectations are incredibly high with respect to security and personalized services. These attacks can put trust at risk. Once that trust is gone and customer confidence is lost, the company’s future is in jeopardy…

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Since the mid 90’s, industry watchers have predicted a slow, gradual death for the mainframe, as x86-based server farms and the cloud gained a stronger foothold in the high-performance computing (HPC) market. This hasn’t happened—primarily because the mainframe remains the most scalable, reliable and secure computing platform on the planet. In fact, we view the mainframe as the original HPC platform, filling an irreplaceable role as the mission-critical heartbeat of many HPC environments…

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