SHARE's ExecuForum , March 2-3, 2015, took place during SHARE in Seattle. Hear from a panel of experts during ExecuForum as they discuss what they and their companies are doing to mitigate the Mainframe Skills Gap. Click here for the full discussion, now available on YouTube.
Banks have a message for recent grads with IT degrees: We want you—if you have mainframe skills.
The mainframe skills shortage is hitting financial services particularly hard, since 92 of the top 100 banks rely on System z for their core functions, according to a recent American Banker article.
Michael Stack, former member of SHARE’s Board of Directors and a retired instructor with the Computer Science Faculty at Northern Illinois University, is what best-selling author and Gen Y expert Jason Dorsey would likely define as a “Traditionalist”— i.e., a member of the generation born before 194
With all the attention paid to unemployment rates in recent years, it’s easy to overlook that some IT jobs go unfilled on a regular basis because of a lack of skills. That’s right, even at the height of the Great Recession, some IT positions remained vacant.
For the first time, the SHARE IT user group annual survey asked its membership about academia and what the mainframe industry wants from colleges and universities that are teaching the next generation of employees.