I remember the first SHARE event I ever attended during August 1985 in New Orleans. Just a kid from a small town in New York, I felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of hardware and software experts that surrounded me. I’m so honored that the SHARE members have elected me the 2016-2018 president.
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.