The mainframe may be unfamiliar to many undergrads studying computer science, but that wasn’t the case for Warren Harper. You might even call it a family business: both of Harper’s parents and his sister worked in mainframes in the past, which gave him a much more positive view of the industry and i
Security is always a hot topic in mainframe, and that’s definitely the case at SHARE Sacramento, which runs this year from March 11 to March 16. Beyond a keynote on securing the mainframe by experts Phil Young and Chad Rikansrud, there are more than a dozen technical sessions that touch on security
How can the mainframe world attract and retain millennial talent? That, and the mainframe skills gap, are two of the more important issues facing mainframers today. We’ll hear from Bill Seubert, IBM Z® Client Architect and mainframe educator, on these topics and more at SHARE Sacramento.
Education is a major barrier to filling the mainframe skills gap. COBOL, CICS, IMS – the acronyms alone are enough to confuse or intimidate any young IT professional scanning ads for mainframe jobs.
Is the mainframe skills gap a problem or an opportunity? In an industry ripe with potential but searching for employees, one training program helps aspiring IT professionals gain the skills needed for a fruitful career on the mainframe.