Evangelizing Mainframe

2013 IBM Master the Mainframe Contest: It’s On!

The IBM team that designs the Master the Mainframe contest—with input from industry and academia—seeks to provide a learning experience for students. Participants not only gain hands-on, marketable skills but also a better understanding of how mainframes are used in the real world, including their place in the world of analytics, mobile and cloud.

Posted: 10/7/2013 1:01:01 AM by Mike Todd

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Next Dz Webinar to Focus on Analytics

IBM Destination z will present its second webinar, “Best-of-Breed Analytics on System z,” on Oct. 29. It will feature presenter Carl Parris, the chief architect for analytics on System z at IBM and a senior technical staff member in System z Strategy, Design and Performance Analysis.

Posted: 10/1/2013 1:01:01 AM by Mike Westholder

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Security Threats Require Constant Vigilance Even on the Mainframe

We generally think that mainframes are largely invulnerable to attack, but are they? One thing is clear—banks, insurance companies and other mainframe users can never be complacent about security.

Posted: 9/24/2013 1:01:01 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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IBM Expands Cloud Offerings With CSL Acquisition

The acquisition of CSL, and specifically CSL-WAVE, is one way IBM is enabling customers with additional power and flexibility to develop private cloud environments to combat their IT challenges built around Linux on System z.

Posted: 9/17/2013 1:01:01 AM by Kathryn Bakke

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

The Destination z community’s generosity will determine the future of the Enterprise Computing Scholarship program as it continues to encourage and enable students to pursue careers in mainframe technologies.

Posted: 9/10/2013 1:01:01 AM by Mike Westholder

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Linux on System z Tops List of Popular Webinar Topics


At SHARE, more than 50 people voted for what they think would make the most compelling webinar topics. The results from SHARE showed a strong interest in Linux on System z.

Posted: 9/3/2013 1:01:06 AM by Mike Westholder

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The Ongoing Evolution of Cognitive Computing

IBM has announced a new structure to computing and a new programming approach that it’s calling cognitive computing. And it’s a whole generation ahead of classic von Neumann architecture and programmable computing.

Posted: 8/27/2013 1:01:01 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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SHARE Keynote: Modern Security Model Gets Medieval

In today’ information age, how we approach security is akin to feudalism with serfs (individual users) ceding their data to feudal lords (technology providers and governments) who pledge to protect them and their data. In this model, presented by BT Chief Security Technology Officer Bruce Schneier at the Aug. 13 keynote at SHARE Boston, the challenge becomes “Surviving in a Feudal Security World.”

Posted: 8/20/2013 1:01:01 AM by Mike Westholder

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The Mainframe: Let’s Drop the ‘Legacy’ Label and Look to the Future

The truth is that the only thing old about mainframes is the legacy label itself. Some of the mainframe’s architectural concepts have stood the test of time and have been so successful they have now re-emerged and been re-invented in modern computing parlance in the form of virtualization, cloud computing and so on.

Posted: 8/13/2013 1:01:01 AM by Phillip Mann

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'Dumbing' Down the Mainframe

“IBM Software for System z for Dummies” by Lawrence Miller is a great resource for enterprise computing students and mainframe users of all skill levels, functioning as both an introduction to the benefits of System z as well as a good reference guide.

Posted: 8/6/2013 1:01:01 AM by Chris Bowman

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