As current mainframe professionals begin to retire, the industry faces a skills gap. But there is hope: IBM partnered with the Consumer Technology Association earlier this year to launch the CTA Apprenticeship Coalition to create thousands of new apprenticeships in 20 states.
Like many others in the mainframe world, SHARE DevOps Project Manager Jerry Edgington loves to work out technical challenges. He says that the mainframe faces a big perception problem: that it’s outdated.
For those of you who don’t know me, I am Dusty Rivers, IMGT program manager (IMS, Database, SAN/Disk/Tape) at SHARE. I have been attending SHARE events for almost 40 years and volunteering with the organization for many of those years.
Lisa Wood, chief marketing officer at VirtualZ Computing, fell into technology when her financial services employer told her that the entire management training program and staff would need to learn how to use new software and a computer.