Evangelizing Mainframe

IMS V15 Offers Security, Performance Enhancements

IBM IMS has been around since 1968, and will be celebrating its 50th birthday on Aug. 14 next year. And coming soon to a data center near you will be Version 15.

Posted: 11/21/2017 12:00:17 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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Pervasive Encryption: The Cure We’ve Been Waiting For?

The new security capabilities in IBM’s z14 may well represent a game-changer for the industry. The implications will be significant and widespread throughout the IBM Z community. Perhaps even more importantly, the long-term ramifications will reach far further, into the non-mainframe world.

Posted: 11/14/2017 6:00:25 AM by Mark Wilson

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Students Master the SHARE Providence Hackathon

Jonny Lazarte, a student from New Jersey-based Bergen Community College, successfully solved multiple IBM mainframe-related challenges and captured first place at the SHARE Providence Student Career Day Master the Mainframe Hackathon on Aug. 8th.

Posted: 11/7/2017 12:57:36 PM by Doug Rock

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Explaining the Appeal of Mainframes to Millennials

The question of succession planning is on the minds of IT managers, as well as rapidly retiring mainframe experts. We need to sell the value to the next generation.

Posted: 10/24/2017 12:00:14 AM by Denise P. Kalm

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If Your Mainframe Were an Animal, What Would It Be?

It all started as a bit of a joke with colleagues, asking them which animal they would be and why. But then it moved on to cars and other devices, and finally someone asked about their mainframe.

Posted: 10/17/2017 12:30:17 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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Engines That Make the Mainframe Special

The mainframe has several kinds of engines as processors in addition to the central processor. Specialty processors are typically configured and used for two main reasons: To lower software costs and to process eligible new workloads.

Posted: 10/10/2017 12:00:32 AM by Hemanth Rama

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Locking Up the Weakest Link in Mainframe Security

IBM’s new IBM Z mainframe is all about securing information on the mainframe, and has made things very difficult for any hackers to get to see that mainframe’s data. But, at the moment, mainframe users are still using older technology and they might not be totally secure.

Posted: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AM by Trevor Eddolls

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A View to Solving System Problems: What a Developer Can Do

As systems performance and availability have become key factors in the competitive edge, the more you know about your systems, the more you can keep them up and running and recover fast from any issue.

Posted: 9/12/2017 12:00:33 AM by Denise P. Kalm

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How the IBM Open Badge Program Is Transforming Workforce Training

In March, IBM released 34 mainframe skill and knowledge credentials in the IBM Open Badge Program.

Posted: 9/5/2017 12:00:06 AM by Darren Surch

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Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back to Master the Mainframe

In fall 2016 as a student at Georgian College, Cindy Diaz placed third in the IBM Academic Initiative Master the Mainframe for North America, and encourages other students to apply.

Posted: 8/22/2017 12:30:49 AM by Cindy Diaz

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