Evangelizing Mainframe

Apply Now for the 2014 Destination z Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 IBM Destination z Enterprise Computing Scholarship. Students who attend U.S. post-secondary schools that are members of both the Academic Initiative System z and Destination z are eligible to apply. 

Posted: 10/28/2014 5:17:18 AM by Troy Crutcher

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Think IMS Is a Dinosaur? Guess Again

Now more than ever it’s important to pay attention to IMS solutions! Why? Because it’s the system of record—for banks, insurance, manufacturing, finance, medical/healthcare, airlines, education and a host of other industry verticals.

Posted: 10/21/2014 5:12:58 AM by Dusty Rivers

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2014 IBM Master the Mainframe Contest Kicks Off

It’s time to “Hack the Gibson.” Part one of the 2014 IBM Master the Mainframe Contest for students across the Unites States and Canada has begun.

Posted: 10/15/2014 12:55:17 PM by Troy Crutcher

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Disruptive Technology

If you think of technology as a kind of living organism, then it won’t surprise you to think of it developing, persisting, mutating, stagnating and finally declining. It’s a metaphor that you can apply to pretty much any technology you can think of.

Posted: 10/14/2014 5:19:57 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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Artifacts Contest Winners

DRD and Hollerith punch card take top prizes in the Destination z mainframe artifacts contest.

Posted: 10/1/2014 11:56:21 AM by Valerie Dennis

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Becoming a Successful Software Architect Takes Time

 I am often asked what it takes to be a software architect. The simple answer is time.

Posted: 9/23/2014 4:44:24 AM by Ellis Holman

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Knowledge Is Produced to be Sold

Throughout our history, people have pretty much assumed that knowledge has some kind of intrinsic value. Schools and universities have developed to pass on our acquired knowledge and to find out yet more things.

Posted: 9/16/2014 12:43:38 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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It’s Great to be an Associate Software Engineer

Ahmed Nehal, recent graduate of CA Technologies Associate Software Engineer (ASE) Training Program, discusses his time in the program and his recent experiences at the SHARE Pittsburgh conference.

Posted: 9/9/2014 12:08:38 AM by Ahmed Nehal

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The Future of the Mainframe Belongs to Generation Z

The biggest thing I took from the IBM Mainframe50 celebrations was a focus on ensuring the next 50 years of the mainframe are just as impressive. 

Posted: 8/21/2014 8:41:58 AM by Inderpal Singh

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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

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