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In the below posts, learn how data on the mainframe spans a spectrum of interrelated concepts, from protection to management to visualization, among a variety of others. Each of these areas are able to work in tandem to improve the many facets of an organization that customers’ personal information is associated with.

Considering we’re in the era of Big Data, where personal information continues to increase in size and depth, organizations must remain vigilant in finding ways to improve management of people’s personal information by employing a means to efficiently categorize and track interrelationship between datasets. On another level, organizations must stay prepared to comply with new privacy laws that governments are increasingly updating to stricter standards that significantly improve privacy and deter internal and external breaches.

Whether your organization seeks a method for improving data management, such as using a solution that offers visualization, or how it maintains security, we recommend staying in the loop by reading some of the educational content below.

DevOps Test Data: Why Synthetic Is Wrong and Policy-Based Masking Is Right

By | November 17th, 2016|Agile Dev, App Performance, Code Quality, Data, DevOps, Featured, Security|

You can’t accelerate and scale DevOps unless you also accelerate and scale DevOps test data delivery. That’s why every DevOps leader should take a close look at Compuware’s Test Data Privacy solution.

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The GDPR Clock Is Ticking: Pseudonymization and Test Data Quality

By | June 16th, 2016|Data, Featured, GDPR Countdown, Security|

The end users of disguised data—the testers—in a test data privacy project typically have two objections to how pseudonymization affects test data quality. The first objection is easily handled, but the other must be delicately approached with the right solution.

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Why Developers Should Measure IMS Transaction Performance

By | June 9th, 2016|App Performance, Code Quality, Data, DevOps, Featured|

IMS is still used by some of the largest and most important mainframe customers in the world. It still has the ability to be incredibly fast and efficient. But developers often forego measuring IMS transaction performance, a critical component to developing and delivering mainframe software in a digital economy that expects speed and quality.

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The GDPR Clock Is Ticking: How to Start a Test Data Privacy Project

By | June 7th, 2016|Data, Featured, GDPR Countdown, Security|

Test environments are vulnerable against GDPR legislation, and therefore, action must be taken to desensitize test data and improve data protection. More than likely, a lot of IT organizations need to be thinking of how to start a test data privacy project.

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Letting Data Visualization “Rock” the Mainframe

By | May 19th, 2016|Data, DevOps, Featured|

While I value my history doing data analysis with green screens and whiteboards, I’m relieved this method is fading away like the Bubblegum pop stars of the 70s. Clear data visualization of data relationships provides much greater value to mainframe shops looking for ways to innovate for the fast-paced digital economy.

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Data Protection: With Data Management Comes Responsibility

By | May 12th, 2016|Data, Security|

Until recently, data controllers maintained sole responsibility for upholding EU data protection laws, and made sure data processors they partnered with followed suit. However, under the EU’s newly adopted GDPR, data processors will no longer be free of liability for breaking data privacy laws, and will share with data controllers the onus of data protection for EU citizens.

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Five EU Data Protection Rights That Will Affect Your Company

By | April 15th, 2016|Data, Security|

Recently, the EU Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. Apart from losing credibility, companies failing to comply with the GDPR will face fines up to €20 million or 4 percent of annual worldwide turnover—whichever is greater.

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Are You Making Development & IT Decisions Based on Fact or Fantasy?

By | April 6th, 2016|Agile Dev, Data, DevOps|

As stewards of the mainframe, Compuware helps maintenance-paying customers turn awareness into action by enabling them to leverage their tools for absolute value. The VIP helps your company gauge its current and future industry position; understand how it can better leverage Compuware tools to outpace competition; and increase productivity to make room for the pursuit of other business interests.

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Application Auditing: How to Prevent Internal Data Breaches

By | April 4th, 2016|Agile Dev, App Performance, Data, Security|

If a breach happens after a review of access to data assets, you need to identify the employees involved and resolve it as quickly as possible. Your ability to respond in reasonable time will be considered when penalties are decided for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), so it’s a wise move to consider how quick response time can be achieved.

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Exit Strategies: Why Not Use the Best?

By | March 28th, 2016|Agile Dev, COBOL, Code Quality, Data, DevOps|

Here at Compuware we converted from CA Endevor to ISPW for our Source Code Management (SCM). I noticed right away that ISPW used a superior way to implement exits. You simply go to a panel and select the exit you need to modify from a list of all available exits. This is important because there is no hunting around to find the exits—they are all listed.

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