Evangelizing Mainframe

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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SHARE Keynote: People and Technology Are Key to Security

“When you look at security, you have to look at people.” That is the message Robert Andrews, chief information security officer and cofounder of Mainstream Security, delivered during his keynote address, “Security Trends—Looking to Future Threats,” on Aug. 5 at SHARE in Pittsburgh. Andrews says end-user awareness training is important for protection.

Posted: 8/12/2014 12:58:00 AM by Valerie Dennis

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Visit Destination z at SHARE in Pittsburgh For Your Caricature Keepsake

During the SHARE Technology Exchange Expo from Aug. 4 to 6, I would love for you to stop by the Destination z booth, number 412, and say hello. While at the booth, you can connect with members of the community and receive a caricature keepsake for you to remember your time in Pittsburgh.

Posted: 7/22/2014 12:45:52 AM by Valerie Dennis

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Where’s the Problem?

We’re all well aware that what goes on, on a mainframe, is much more complicated today than it was 20 years ago. Basically, company employees would use CICS or IMS DC to access data that was probably stored in IMS DB or DB2.

Posted: 7/15/2014 12:28:34 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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Tales of a Longtime Mainframer

At the IBM System z Technical University in Budapest in May, Bob Rogers gave a session telling stories from his 45 years with the mainframe. Since it went over pretty well, he is sharing some of the stories with the wider audience here, starting with these from his very first days in the industry.

Posted: 7/8/2014 12:11:25 AM by Bob Rogers

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Speak Up About the Power of the Mainframe

Many successful companies understand the mainframe and leverage this understanding to help their organizations exceed their technical and business objectives.

Posted: 7/1/2014 12:54:15 AM by Bryan Smith

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