Evangelizing Mainframe

The Future of the Mainframe Belongs to Generation z

The biggest thing I took from the IBM Mainframe50 celebrations was a focus on ensuring the next 50 years of the mainframe are just as impressive. 

Posted: 8/21/2014 8:41:58 AM by Inderpal Singh | with 0 comments

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What Do You Want From Your Computers?

Imagine that you worked for a big organization that didn’t have any computers anywhere. And the boss asked you into his office for some advice. He’d always thought that computing would never catch on, but now he’d decided that he’d like some. It’s your job to tell him what he needs—and you have a clean slate. There’s no old systems tucked away in a distant office that have to connect to everything else. There’s no legacy stuff left over from the 1970s. What would you tell him he needs?

Posted: 8/19/2014 12:41:06 AM by Trevor Eddolls | with 0 comments

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SHARE Keynote: People and Technology Are Key to Security

“When you look at security, you have to look at people.” That is the message Robert Andrews, chief information security officer and cofounder of Mainstream Security, delivered during his keynote address, “Security Trends—Looking to Future Threats,” on Aug. 5 at SHARE in Pittsburgh. Andrews says end-user awareness training is important for protection.

Posted: 8/12/2014 12:58:00 AM by Valerie Dennis | with 0 comments

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Visit Destination z at SHARE in Pittsburgh For Your Caricature Keepsake

During the SHARE Technology Exchange Expo from Aug. 4 to 6, I would love for you to stop by the Destination z booth, number 412, and say hello. While at the booth, you can connect with members of the community and receive a caricature keepsake for you to remember your time in Pittsburgh.

Posted: 7/22/2014 12:45:52 AM by Valerie Dennis | with 0 comments

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Where’s the Problem?

We’re all well aware that what goes on, on a mainframe, is much more complicated today than it was 20 years ago. Basically, company employees would use CICS or IMS DC to access data that was probably stored in IMS DB or DB2.

Posted: 7/15/2014 12:28:34 AM by Trevor Eddolls | with 0 comments

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Tales of a Longtime Mainframer

At the IBM System z Technical University in Budapest in May, Bob Rogers gave a session telling stories from his 45 years with the mainframe. Since it went over pretty well, he is sharing some of the stories with the wider audience here, starting with these from his very first days in the industry.

Posted: 7/8/2014 12:11:25 AM by Bob Rogers | with 3 comments

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Speak Up About the Power of the Mainframe

Many successful companies understand the mainframe and leverage this understanding to help their organizations exceed their technical and business objectives.

Posted: 7/1/2014 12:54:15 AM by Bryan Smith | with 0 comments

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Connect With the Community at the VM Workshop

The VM Workshop is a great place for the System z community to meet up.

Posted: 6/24/2014 12:25:16 AM by Marc Smith | with 3 comments

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CICS and Mobile Working

Mobile computing is without doubt the biggest growth area in computing at the moment, so it makes sense to make sure that those tried and trusted powerhouses of computing, such as CICS, are able to communicate with mobile devices.

Posted: 6/17/2014 12:13:18 AM by Trevor Eddolls | with 0 comments

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Unified Business Information: Making the Most of Your Mainframe Assets

In today’s business climate, companies need to exploit whatever data enters the enterprise, in whatever format and from whatever source. This is the only way to gain a comprehensive view of the business and its customers. “Every company is a data company,” as the adage goes, and if you're not using all the available data, you're probably making incorrect decisions.

Posted: 6/10/2014 12:49:42 AM by Dusty Rivers and Don Spoerke | with 0 comments

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