Consultant, IBM Mainframe Project Development and Training
TMHE Research and Consultancy (self-employed)
Years in IT—
My first mainframe job—
It was in Qatar working with IBM 4361, MVS, COBOL, DB2, CICS, Job Control Language and TELON application programming to develop a payroll application being migrated from a legacy system over to an IBM mainframe. It was a great achievement for the project, as it could successfully migrate over to the IBM system. Since then, I’ve worked with a number of IBM application systems development projects. I’m now providing IBM mainframe-training services. Training helps me to learn more and more, and every business requirement is a challenge with so much to learn.
My favorite mainframe memory and attribute—
My favorite memory involves working with CMC Ltd, (at that time Government of India Enterprise). We had three IBM 4331 Systems with VM/CMS installed for the IndoNet Project, a government initiative to link metro cities and develop IT networking across India.
What I like about it is the mainframe gives me everything. There is so much in it—heterogeneous OS environments, an application platform for clustered environments, utilities and cloud technology—to provide the ultimate solution for corporate IT infrastructure. There is just no parallel. The IBM mainframe is a marvelous architecture, evolved over 50 years, and IBM is maintaining its compatibility with previous releases over all these years.