Mainframe News Out There

Once a month we like to pick articles from other blogs that we feel are interesting enough to talk about on the Planet Mainframe blog. Here are this month’s picks:

The Future of the Mainframe Workforce

Reg Harbeck of Mainframe Analytics ltd. speaks to Susan Dineen, the CEO of Legacy Next Strategies in Toronto. Susan has been working with the mainframe for some time and became aware that there was a real demographic opportunity to help build a new generation and has done a lot of really interesting learning. Read or listen to the interview here:

See more here: IBM Systems Magazine article.

GDPR: Europe may come to regret its new set of data rules

Very interesting article by David Shipley in a recent edition of the Information Management online publication: “Europe may come to regret its new set of data rules”. GDPR provides rules that are generally wanted by the public, but what will the cost be?  Almost $8B by the biggest multinational organizations, but many smaller concerns may not be able to comply.

See more here: Information Management article.

Report highlights security risk of open source code to business

Very interesting article by Warwick Ashford in a recent edition of the online publication: “Report highlights security risk of open source code to business.” Increased adoption of open source code is introducing vulnerabilities into commercial software, with many audited codebases containing the Apache Struts flaw that enabled the Equifax breach, a report shows…

See more here: ComputerWeekly article.

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