Developing talent is one area of my job that I enjoy immensely. At the same time, I have budget targets to meet, so I must choose wisely from the many training classes and conferences that are available. It is important to meet the needs of each individual while focusing on increasing skills.
In the 1990s, it was deemed that the mainframe was going away; as a result, focus on the platform and its security suffered. Back then, if you put mainframe security implementations on a quality bell curve, you would have the good, the bad and the ugly. Today, things should be different.
Tuesday’s general session keynote speaker Joseph Lambert, Director of Information Management Services at the CIA, weighed in on the topic of information security and provided the government’s perspective on the concerns and challenges involved in securing highly confidential information.
In January of this year, IBM announced Enterprise COBOL V5.2, the second release of its new COBOL compiler technology. The key difference between the two versions is improvements made to the back end. So what are some details you should know about these changes? Below are some highlights...