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Embracing the DevOps Transformation on IBM i

Charlie Guarino

April 1, 2024

Arcad Software's Philippe Magne on the evolution of DevOps and its critical role in IBM i modernization initiatives


The Mainframe in the Age of AI

January 16, 2024

AI is revolutionizing the mainframe. In this e-book, the University of St. Thomas' Dr. Manjeet Rege and IBM's Rich Larin highlight how AI is pushing the mainframe forward—and how to ethically use AI


Glenn Hanna on Linux Workloads on the Mainframe

Reg Harbeck

January 12, 2024

This transcript is edited for clarity. Reg Harbeck: Hi, I’m Reg Harbeck and today I’m here with my friend and colleague Glenn Hanna, who is the director of software engineering at PKWARE and happens to also own his own Rhode Island-based navy. I’m sure that will come up in our conversation. Welcome, Glenn. Glenn Hanna: […]


How AI Is Changing the IBM i World

Charlie Guarino

November 1, 2023

This transcript is edited for clarity. Charlie Guarino: Hi everybody. This is Charlie Guarino. Welcome to another edition of TechTalk SMB. Today’s meeting I’m very happy to say that I’m with a friend, a business leader, and a thought leader in our IBM i community. It’s Mr. Alex Roytman, who is the CEO of Profound […]


Mainframe Master Innovations: Establishing the Future

October 17, 2023

IBM Champion Reg Harbeck connects with mainframe luminaries and leaders to highlight the people, technology, business and future of the mainframe


IBM Introduces Watsonx Code Assistant for Z

Ben Kopnick

August 24, 2023

On August 22, IBM introduced watsonx Code Assistant for Z, the newest offering in its watsonx AI and data suite. Watsonx Code Assistant for Z is a generative AI solution designed to convert COBOL more quickly to Java for IBM Z to expedite mainframe modernization. The product will be available in Q4 2023 and will […]


Performance Implications for CICS Applications Using COBOL Version 6

Ezriel Gross

August 2, 2023

Rocket Software’s Ezriel Gross highlights a methodology for CICS problem analysis and performance tuning—and shares how it led to a 92% savings in CPU for a heavily used transaction


Why COBOL Application Cost Reduction Needs to Be the Focal Point of Every IT Budget

Venkat Pillay

April 17, 2023

Despite ongoing macroeconomic concerns, there are indications that IT budgets remain steady. One study found that 52% of organizations expect to increase spending on IT products and services in 2023. The areas of particular interest to the surveyed organizations were cybersecurity, artificial intelligence/machine learning, public cloud services and private/hybrid cloud infrastructure; all closely linked to […]


Women of COBOL Celebrates International Women’s Day


March 8, 2023

Since 2021, the Women of COBOL video series has been uncovering and overcoming unconscious biases about COBOL and women in technology. What inspired the series? Moderator Misty Decker, director of worldwide AMC product marketing at OpenText (formerly Micro Focus), says, “I have been in the mainframe ecosystem for 30 years now. Over the years, I’ve […]


Feet of Iron, Heads of Clay: The Counterintuitive Persistence of Legacy Technology

Reg Harbeck

March 3, 2023

COBOL and the IBM mainframe are nerds. I’ll explain shortly, but first… The term “feet of clay” has become a common part of our language, referring to leaders, organizations and initiatives that have unreliable foundational traits despite the best and most visionary of intentions. Of course, the subtle implications often include that those very attractive […]