It’s July 17, 2017. Happy New Mainframe Day, everyone!

Like clockwork, at about 12:01 a.m. New York time, IBM issued this press release to kick off New Mainframe Day. I’ll have more details and comments to offer in due course. In the meantime, it’s clear what IBM is emphasizing: security. The new IBM z14 is designed to encrypt everything, all the time, in multi-layered fashion. The world is far more dangerous than ever, with businesses (and arguably even some governments) literally dying because of security breaches. This new machine hugely helps.

If you have a mainframe, fantastic! Please keep it current. Use it more effectively and more fully to protect your business (or government) from current and emerging threats. ┬áPut your mainframe in full charge of protecting your organization’s vital information and associated information services. And get on board the IBM z14 as soon as you can.

If you don’t have a mainframe, now’s the time to take a fresh look if you want to survive. That might be a mainframe in the cloud (such as IBM’s High Security Business Network for Blockchain) or in a hybrid cloud deployment. Either way, IBM Z is a big part of the answer to the world’s information security calamities.

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