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IBM Machine Learning for z/OS Announced

Valerie Dennis Craven

February 15, 2017

Organizations wanting to use machine learning to help solve their toughest business questions are challenged by the complexity of the tools involved and the skills needed. Business rules are changing, application developers can’t always keep up and models constantly need to be tuned. To stay ahead of this rapid pace, IBM today announces machine learning […]

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Education, Certification and Experience

Joseph Gulla

February 13, 2017

This is the last in a multi-part series on the key skills needed for success in enterprise computing. This three-part series is based on information that I gathered and analyzed from job postings from job sites. These postings came from companies looking to hire programmers, programmer/analysts and developers in mainframe computing. Last week, I wrote […]

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Jim Elliott Stays Motivated on the Mainframe

Reg Harbeck

February 13, 2017

Reg Harbeck talks with Jim Elliott. The longtime, now "retired" IBMer explains why today's mainframe is leading edge technology and shares what motivates him to keep working. Listen to the interview via the orange play button or read the transcript below. Reg: Hi, I'm Reg Harbeck and I'm here today with Jim Elliott who is […]

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The Important Role of Effective Skills

Joseph Gulla

February 6, 2017

This is the second in a multi-part series on the key skills needed for success in enterprise computing. This brief series is based on information that I gathered and analyzed from job postings from companies looking to hire programmers, programmer/analysts and developers for jobs in mainframe computing. Last week, I wrote about a collection of […]

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Virtualization’s Past Helps Explain Its Current Importance

Bob Rogers

February 6, 2017

With VM celebrating 45 years as an IBM product, it’s a good time to look at the history of virtualization technology. Everyone seems to want to take credit for something IBM invented and brought to maturity about 50 years ago. In this two part article, we will chronical the key milestones in the development of […]

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Pillars to Developing A New Generation of Smarter Cities

K.S. Ram Mohan

February 6, 2017

Smart Cities Phase 1 The first phase of smart cities initiatives, aka Smart Cities 1.0, focused on cities working with their technology partners to develop pilot programs to test solutions that address specific problems and understand a solution’s benefits. The purpose was to develop a deeper understanding of technology trends and the concept of an […]

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Tokenized Encryption: Connecting Docs

Jim Schesvold

February 1, 2017

  This third and final article on documentation examines the information necessary to support a cryptographic interface oriented to CICS Transaction Server and MVS. While the focus is on mainframe environments, the principles and concepts apply to all IT systems. Likewise, except for specific programming languages and software, this information applies to all platforms. Function […]

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IBM Global Financing Designs Customized Solutions for Technology Investments

TechChannel

February 1, 2017

In the quest to harness the power of big data and analytics, organizations across all sectors face a similar challenge: how to keep pace with evolving IT needs without breaking the bank. Increasingly, CIOs and CFOs work together to get the job done. According to a study by Ernst & Young (bit.ly/29gOFW9), 61 percent of […]

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What Skillset Is Needed for Enterprise Systems Success?

Joseph Gulla

January 30, 2017

This is the first in a multi-part series on the key skills needed for success in enterprise computing. As research for this post and the ones to follow, I have gathered and analyzed information from job postings from companies looking to hire programmers, programmer/analysts and developers for jobs in mainframe computing.   All Job Postings […]

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Easily Modernize Applications to Stay Competitive

Joseph Gulla

January 9, 2017

This is the second of a two-part series on modernization of legacy systems. The specific focus of this article is application modernization tactics that don’t require a complete replacement of the application either by rewrite or replacement by a commercial off-the-shelf package. Since companies maintain an application when business needs change, doesn’t it makes sense […]