We’ve all heard it repeated ad nauseam: There’s a skills gap in mainframe, and the industry must find a way to fill the gap. Of course, where there’s a gap, there’s an opportunity. Specifically, the opportunity for young IT professionals looking to find a fulfilling career.
As the time-tested workhouse of the IT world, the mainframe has cultivated a reputation over the years as a cybersecurity fortress. And, in the days of the on-premises corporate LAN, it was a well-deserved reputation.
Every two years, the SHARE® membership elects four officers and two directors to take their spots on the SHARE Board of Directors. These individuals and their employers invest a significant amount of time and resources during their term on the board.
When you hear the word “hacker,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Odds are it’s a young, 20-something-year-old, alone in a basement, black hoodie drawn over his head, staring intently at a bright computer screen...
In 2015, SHARE® and IBM Systems Magazine teamed up to better understand the types of mainframe-related skillsthat organizations most value in today’s marketplace, and to gain knowledge about the level of technical expertiseneeded for incoming IT professionals who plan to work on the mainframe.