IBM is pushing a retro database security model: bring it all back home to the mainframe, and trust the security and privacy of Big Iron
The year was something of a mixed bag, milestone-wise. We offer five trends to watch in 2007.
For sensitive data sitting on a portable, encryption is no longer an option. It’s a necessity.
More unstructured data and an emphasis on business intelligence will keep DBAs busy
New study shows disconnect between executives' understanding and action
Regardless of whether customers opt for Linux-on-zSeries or choose to abandon the mainframe altogether, Oracle stands to benefit
How do you help businesses better manage information and increase the performance of their database and storage-related infrastructures?
Is a software-only solution to storage manipulation on the horizon?
New vendors trumpet products with lower price tags, but if they lock you into a single source, what’s the point?
EdgeSecure makes it easier to protect data stored in remote locations.
Sooner or later, technology to allow a true ILM was bound to come along.
The advent of the Web marketplace has forced companies to reevaluate their approach to customer service strategies. Many organizations rely on customer relationship management software to provide a consistent experience for customers at all points of contact with the organization. But, this software does not provide access to back-end applications. A new class of software, control broker technology, could be the answer to bridging the gap.
IBM has provided the OS/390 Java programmer with two access mechanisms to access DB2 data: Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) and SQLJ. Learn what will work best for you. Receive an overview of Java with DB2 in the OS/390 environment, view code snippets illustrating each access mechanism, and compare the strengths and weaknesses of JDBC versus SQLJ.
Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. needed to find a way to reduce the amount of time clerks spent searching through stored data in order to answer inquiries. The move from a microfiche-based storage system to a computer output to laser disk (COLD) system in 1996 saved the firm 13,800 hours per year in time, previously spent searching for payroll, benefits and human resources information.
The Bank of America knows that keeping a competative edge means continually analyzing customer needs. Its Enterprise Data Warehouse, a DB2 database used for data mining, helps them meet their business goals. Recently, the bank upgraded the CPU processor to support this important application. Learn what steps were taken, and the results of the process.
The "Wild West" days of disaster recovery planning were a simpler time for networks. The hardware was tough, businesses had greater tolerances to outages and IT managers rode the range confident the homestead was safe. Today, businesses rely on the uninterrupted performance of its IT structure. More than trust in the resilience of hardware is required to safeguard an organization's information assets.
Although many business processes are being rapidly Web-enabled, the current integration of e-commerce and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions is a logical match with a potentially dramatic impact on the bottom line. CRM software needs to be integrated with the Web simply because that's where the customers are.
In today's OS/390 environment, hardware costs have declined substantially, while software costs are increasing dramatically to consume an ever-larger share of the IT budget. But, not all vendors price their products accordingly. A new tool for managing DB2 for OS/390 has entered the market, promising to save DB2 shops about $100,000 a year and allow for a more productive DB2 staff.
If your data is not available, your applications cannot run, and therefore, your company is losing business. Lost business translates into lower profitability and, perhaps, a lower stock valuation for your company. These are all detrimental to the business, so the DBA must do everything to ensure that databases are kept online and operational.