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Emma Pitzl

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Emma Pitzl is managing editor of TechChannel and a content strategist at MSPC.

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DevOps and Hybrid Cloud: A Q+A With Rosalind Radcliffe

Emma Pitzl

March 15, 2023

Much of Rosalind Radcliffe’s career has been spent ensuring DevOps can be cross platform and cross enterprise, including zSystems as part of hybrid cloud. Most recently, Radcliffe, IBM Fellow and CIO DevSecOps CTO, moved to the client side in the IBM CIO organization, a customer of the DevSecOps products. The IBM CIO’s office is responsible […]

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The Evolution of N2i

Emma Pitzl

January 6, 2023

Richie Palma, Marina Schwenk and Anna Marrah highlight the COMMON N2i group—from how it started to where it’s going

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IBM Diamondback Tape Library: Storage for the Future

Emma Pitzl

November 22, 2022

In an age when data capacity is growing rapidly, the need for smart, sustainable, resilient storage solutions is growing just as quickly. Enter: IBM Diamondback Tape Storage. Released in October 2022, Diamondback is a next-generation, sustainable, ultra-high-density storage solution designed to protect against the constant threat of ransomware and data breaches in hybrid cloud environments. […]

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Making the Mainframe More Accessible to New Technologists

Emma Pitzl

October 19, 2022

When high schooler Enzo Damato had the chance to buy a used mainframe for $100 in 2020, his parents weren’t exactly ready to set up an electric substation at their house and give up their garage. But fast-forward to 2022: Damato has gotten his wish—the garage is home to a z114 mainframe. Starting the Mainframe […]

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Meet the 2022 TechChannel Mainframe Rising Stars

Emma Pitzl

October 14, 2022

TechChannel is pleased to acknowledge our class of 2022 Rising Stars in the mainframe community–recognizing those who have worked on the platform for five years or less, but are already pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Our Rising Stars initiative is designed to recognize and bring visibility to the next generation of aspiring innovators […]

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Meet the 2022 TechChannel Power Systems Rising Stars

Emma Pitzl

October 12, 2022

For the second year in a row, TechChannel is acknowledging Rising Stars in the Power Systems community–recognizing those who have worked on the platform for five years or less, but are already pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Formerly known as IBM Fresh Faces, our Rising Stars initiative is designed to recognize and bring […]

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The Open Mainframe Project Mentorship Program: The Next Generation of Mainframe Talent

Emma Pitzl

May 10, 2022

“It’s a fantastic thing to know that as a community we have the ability to give back to the broader ecosystem,” says John Mertic, Director of Program Management at the Linux Foundation. For the past six years, Mertic and several other staff have coordinated the Open Mainframe Project Mentorship Program, helping participants learn valuable mainframe […]

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The Importance of Belonging in the Mainframe Community

Emma Pitzl

April 19, 2022

By definition, belonging is a unique, subjective experience that relates to the desire to connect with others—according to American psychologist Carl Rogers. It’s how a person feels supported, respected, heard and valued; how they can feel proud of themselves and the others around them. So, how can the mainframe community make belonging a reality for […]

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Wazi aaS: The Next Step in Modernization

Emma Pitzl

February 24, 2022

Last week, IBM announced the next step of its roadmap to bring IBM Z and IBM Cloud closer together: Wazi as-a-Service (Wazi aaS), which will bring z/OS development and test as-a-service to the public cloud for the first time ever. To get more insight on what this announcement means for the future of IBM Z […]

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The Shift to Virtual Training

Emma Pitzl

January 6, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the face of how we interact with one another, prompting a switch to virtual strategies regarding event planning, community connectivity, training methodologies and more. To help you understand and navigate these changes, TechChannel sat down with Jim Buck and Michelle Lyons of imPower Technologies, LLC, and Jon Paris and Susan Gantner […]