Despite the mainframe’s reputation for being a secure platform, the mainframe isn’t exactly Fort Knox. In a keynote session at SHARE Sacramento, renowned mainframe hackers Phil Young and Chad Rikansrud explained that we need to collectively change our mindset when it comes to mainframe security.
The mainframe is at the core of technology strategy in many industries, but critics often question whether it is still relevant. In this new series, “Mainframe Matters,” we’ll examine some of the industries where it plays a critical role, and answer the question: Why does the mainframe matter today?
Talk to any young mainframe professional and you will hear a familiar story: The biggest barrier preventing college graduates from pursuing a career in mainframe is simply awareness. Misty Decker would agree.
As Program Manager for the IBM Z Academic Initiative and the new organizer of Student Care
Hemanth Rama is a young mainframe engineer who has attended SHARE conferences since 2008. Rama is an active Member and project officer for SHARE zNextGen project. This year he was named a 2018 IBM z Champion for his contributions to mainframe. This article gives his perspective on the value of SHARE