How well do you think your mainframe is secured? Better yet, have you ever had it tested? Mark Wilson, Technical Director at RSM Partners, and Ray Overby, president and CEO of Key Resources, Inc, posed these questions to the audience of a recent SHARE presentation.
A key characteristic of high functioning teams is good communication. Team members combine their unique experiences, perspectives, and strengths toward a common goal, and that means ensuring everyone in the group understands the same message.
Since the advent of computing machines, one requirement has been the ability to record instructions and present them again to the machine to perform the same process, to either repeat the same output or act on a different set of data.
For the typical mainframer, any system that does not have the letter z at the beginning of its name is not really a system worth considering or working with. Those “other” systems are widely known as “Toy Town” systems. Systems for the little kids to play with.