Watch quick conversations with a new generation of coders and creators about why they chose IBM Z and what they’re able to do with the system.

In this series:

  • Christos Pietris, Content Strategist and Host, IBM

See how new coders use the mainframe for various tasks
See how new coders use mainframe tools

In this series, New Faces of IBM Z, Content Strategist Christos Pietris hosts quick conversations with a new generation of coders and creators about why they chose IBM Z and what they’re able to do with the system.


On mobile

IBM Z Software Product Designers Betty Quinn and Anu Jayasinghe want mobile devices to be able to access the mainframe (like with most banking apps) and vice versa. Which means using the Hardware Management Console. But learning it can be a challenge since the instructions are in a massive manual. So these two have made the information more accessible to developers by creating common task-oriented “guidance” so you can pull the knowledge you need out of the massive datastore to help with the job you’re doing at that moment. They’ve also designed a mobile app that will let you view your mainframe system status, receive notifications, and make simple repairs to the system.

Learn more: Here’s the massive volume of knowledge: Introduction to the System z Hardware Management Console | Learn about mainframes and mobile

On the future of banking

Lloyds Mainframe Performance and Capacity Developer Piara Bhamra analyzes how well the integrated mainframe is performing in a banking system and he discusses how in a data-transaction-heavy industry like banking that relies on the power and reliability of big iron, performance is a delicate balancing act requiring data visualization and code optimizing.

Learn more: Discover the cognitive bank

On designing 100 percent encryption

IBM Pervasive Encryption Design Lead Meghan McGrath met a woman at a conference who convinced her that the mainframe was for her. Thanks to this random encounter, Meghan has helped bring 100 percent data encryption (“encrypt all data, everywhere”) to IBM Z.

Learn more: IBM’s Plan to Encrypt Unthinkable Amounts of Sensitive Data | How IBM plans to do it

 

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