More than 80 percent of all global z/OS installations employ RACF (Resource Access Control Facility), the IBM tool for identifying and verifying users, managing access rights and logging access to protected resources. Based on the probable assumption that IBM mainframe systems are likely used by very large companies, it can be said with great confidence that RACF protects the security of the world’s most complex IT landscapes.
The latest version of the Beta UX 4.4. output management and archive suite has just been released. For several months, the team evaluated numerous suggestions and requirements communicated to us by our customers and implemented these in the 4.4. release. The changes aim at making document handling with the Beta UX Suite even more secure and intuitive.
Yves Colliard was born in 1962, so he can be considered one of the youngest mainframe pioneers.
The Swiss native has dedicated more than thirty years to the z/OS platform, and early on the clever entrepreneur discovered a niche that he has been occupying with his products.
The exclusive sales partnership with Beta Systems is a win-win situation in three regards: For his company YCOS GmbH, for Beta Systems as well as for both companies’ customers. The following interview with the IBM expert provides insights into his business model.
But what makes it increasingly ‘sexy’ and worth paying attention to is the potential for significant cost savings it holds. Taking advantage of this potential is a good strategy for C-level managers – who tend to be in charge of OM – to make their mark.
Beta Systems upgrades log management solution portfolio for z/OS by adding OPERLOG and z/OS log stream applications in a new product bundle called Operlog Tools.
Several customers asked us for tools that facilitate Operlog archiving and easy Operlog access. The powerful Operlog Tools product package is our answer.
What happened to a major financial service provider when they prepared their quarterly statement makes the perfect case for Beta 91: According to press sources, a computer error caused faulty bookings affecting hundreds of accounts, in some cases resulting in negative balances in the range of tens of throusands of dollars.
No doubt, discovering these balances will have been quite a scare for the customers. While the bank insisted that only a few accounts were involved, apologized to its customers and quickly corrected the postings, still, such an event can cause long-term damage to the corporate image.
Thick Fog Is Giving Way to a Subtle Silver Lining on the Horizon
Industry ‘experts’ have been pronouncing the death of the mainframe for 25 years now. But the mainframe simply keeps going, and recently it’s actually been gaining momentum.
It is in particular large corporations that opt for host technology as the central backbone of their IT. In the coming years, many longstanding mainframe experts will retire. What will they leave in their wake?