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Mainframe Master Innovations

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June 19, 2023

Mainframe technology has come a long way from its origins in the 1960s, and its evolution has been instrumental in addressing the complex and demanding needs of modern businesses. To underscore the importance of the mainframe and its innovators, TechChannel has developed a new interactive content experience, Mainframe Master Innovations, loaded with the stories, context […]

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IBM i at 35: A Celebration and Community Collaboration

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May 3, 2023

This year marks the 35th anniversary of IBM i. What an amazing achievement this is—and one that everyone in the IBM i community should celebrate! In the words of Steve Will, IBM Distinguished Engineer and chief IBM i architect, “We will not pass up this opportunity to party like it’s 1988!” Here’s how you can […]

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Recognizing TechChannel’s 2023 IBM Champions

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March 23, 2023

The IBM Champions program recognizes technology professionals worldwide who work with and advocate for IBM solutions. Since its formal launch (or relaunch) in 2015, the program has grown rapidly. In January when IBM announced the 2023 Champions, a total of 839 individuals representing 60 countries were recognized.   At TechChannel, we have the good fortune […]

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Building Computing Skills Through the IBM zStudent Contest

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March 9, 2023

Last year, more than 25,000 contestants participated in the 2022 IBM zStudent Contest, designed to teach participants computing skills and help them gain an edge in the enterprise computing industry. This year’s contest centered on sustainable energy, guiding participants through challenges to collect battery parts for an electric vehicle. Students learn and use JCL, z/OS, […]

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Women of COBOL Celebrates International Women’s Day

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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 […]

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IBM and Cohesity Collaborate to Offer New Security Solution

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March 3, 2023

On March 2, IBM announced that it is partnering with Cohesity to offer a new Storage Defender solution that includes IBM Storage Protect, IBM Storage FlashSystems, IBM Storage Fusion, and Cohesity DataProtect. IBM Storage Defender uses AI and event monitoring to combat the impacts of breaches and cyberattacks as security risks rise in today’s data-driven […]

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IBM Announces 2023 IBM Power Strategy

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February 14, 2023

Today, IBM announced several updates to IBM Power, as well as its 2023 strategy for IBM Power clients and partners. Ken King, general manager of IBM Power, says, “It is well known but worth reiterating that IBM Power is designed for mission-critical workloads that require superior availability, reliability, security and performance. In other words, it’s […]

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Building for Successful Modernization and Operationalization

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November 15, 2022

As IT environments evolve, so do security and modernization strategies. And while no “one-size-fits-all” modernization solutions exist, there are certainly ways to position your organization for a successful IT environment modernization plan poised to meet business needs.   According to Ensono’s Oliver Presland, for example, successfully laying out your modernization plan begins with asking yourself […]

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How to Position Your Organization for Successful IT Modernization

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November 9, 2022

As IT environments evolve, so do security and modernization strategies. And while there are not any “one-size-fits-all” modernization solutions, there are certainly ways to position your organization for a successful IT environment modernization plan poised to meet business needs.   According to Ensono’s Oliver Presland, for example, successfully laying out your modernization plan begins with […]

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Women of COBOL Episode 5: COBOL Is for Anyone – Transitioning to IT From Alternate Career Paths

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October 28, 2022

Misty Decker: Hi and welcome to Episode 5 of of Women of COBOL. I’m delighted to have this conversation. Today we’re going to chat with two young women who have just launched their COBOL careers, about two years each, and we’re going to compare notes of what it’s like learning COBOL and launching a COBOL […]