Evangelizing Mainframe

Corporate Culture

It used to be that mainframers worked on mainframes. They didn’t really know or care which company they worked for—they just worked on the mainframe. They were experts in CICS, IMS and/or DB2—and one company was pretty much like another.

Posted: 4/18/2017 12:30:00 AM by Trevor Eddolls | with 0 comments

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Generation Z Mainframers—Not the Unicorns We Think They Are

Hiring new mainframers is different than choosing programmers and engineers in other areas. How can hiring managers assess whether or not a candidate is any good when he or she has absolutely no relevant samples of work to show? 

Posted: 4/11/2017 12:03:03 AM by Kyle Beausoleil | with 0 comments

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Education a Continuous Process

Opportunities abound to take advantage for no-cost and low-cost educational events, and conversations with fellow mainframes is priceless.

Posted: 4/4/2017 12:00:27 AM by Marc I. Smith | with 0 comments

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LEAD-IT: Redefining the Pathway to Mainframe Careers

LEAD-IT (Leadership, Empowerment, Apprenticeship and Diversity in Information Technology) is a partnership led by North Carolina A&T University. The partnership includes SHARE, IBM and a community of leaders in the enterprise IT industry who are collaborating under a U.S. Department of Labor contract to develop and implement Registered Mainframe Apprenticeships.

Posted: 3/31/2017 12:00:55 AM by Sarah Amdor | with 0 comments

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Rules of Job Hunting and Social Networking

Which rules of conduct should you be following when reaching out regarding potential business on social networks or applying for a new job at a prospective employer?

Posted: 3/21/2017 12:00:16 AM by Scott Steinberg | with 0 comments

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A Hidden Gem

The Arcati Mainframe Yearbook is a reference for IBM mainframe professionals, no matter experience level.

Posted: 3/14/2017 12:00:18 AM by Trevor Eddolls | with 0 comments

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Options to Curb Mainframe Capacity Demand

The beauty of mainframes lays in its flexibility, stability and security. They provide the ability to divide the resources of a single machine into multiple LPARs that run its own copy of OS.

Posted: 3/7/2017 12:00:25 AM by Hemanth Rama | with 0 comments

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Grab Your Caricature and Say Hello at Our Booth in San Jose

The Destination z team will be in San Jose next week for SHARE. During expo hours, come find us at the Technology Exchange Expo, booth 406.

Posted: 2/28/2017 12:00:50 AM by Valerie Dennis | with 0 comments

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The Best ‘Computor’ Ever?

You’ve all heard about computers, but have you come across ‘computors’ before? Perhaps the best known of these computors was Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson.

Posted: 2/14/2017 12:00:15 AM by Trevor Eddolls | with 0 comments

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Tools and Resources for z/OS Training

Pursuing a career in z Systems? Here are some things you can use to support your ongoing journey of mainframe learning.

Posted: 2/7/2017 12:00:52 AM by John Kelley | with 0 comments

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