Evangelizing Mainframe

What Do You Want From Your Computers?

Imagine that you worked for a big organization that didn’t have any computers anywhere. And the boss asked you into his office for some advice. He’d always thought that computing would never catch on, but now he’d decided that he’d like some. It’s your job to tell him what he needs—and you have a clean slate. There’s no old systems tucked away in a distant office that have to connect to everything else. There’s no legacy stuff left over from the 1970s. What would you tell him he needs?

Posted: 8/19/2014 12:41:06 AM by Trevor Eddolls | with 0 comments

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R.W. (REG) HARBECK
Chief Strategist

Company—
Mainframe Analytics ltd.

Years in IT—
30

My first mainframe job—
CICS Systems Programmer for the Government of Alberta

My favorite mainframe memory—
My favorite mainframe memories have in common the element of discovering excellence. From my first day on the job learning about mainframes in 1987 up until the present day, I keep discovering new ways that the mainframe platform and ecosystem embody the best of human history, technology, wisdom, responsibility and quality. Whether it’s the foundational architecture of the mainframe, the culture from which it grew and which remains its context, the amazing people that keep it running, or any of the endless new technologies that find their highest expression on this platform, my search for excellence is constantly being rewarded and delighted in ways no other computing platform touches.

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