The twenty-fifth of May 2018 is the day the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect. As organisations rush to ensure compliance to an EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union, CIC’s principal analyst, Ian Murphy talks to IBM’s Francoise Alabiso a Distinguished Engineer and leading expert on IBM’s mainframe platform, IBM Z Systems, on how the features and services embedded within the platform that will support an organisation’s efforts to address GDPR when it comes into force.

The podcast discussion provides insights into the following important areas:

  • The opportunities and challenges GDPR presents
  • IBM Z’s Support for GDPR and the acceleration points for compliance
  • Getting the most out of your mainframe investments for GDPR
  • GDPR Progression and IBM support framework
  • IBM’s Mainframe evolution for the Digital Economy

Listeners will get insights into an overview of the GDPR regulation and the compelling features within IBM Z that lend themselves well to supporting GDPR. They will also hear the work that has been done to ensure that the mainframe through IBM Z remains a valuable and integral part of the modern IT estate with a particular focus on key supporting features. Finally, they will learn how IBM is ensuring that its clients are well versed in how their investments in IBM Z can be exploited for GDPR compliance and how they can begin to address GDPR with their current IBM Z investments.

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