Concerns over the possibility of a mainframe skills gap will in part be quelled with the news that IBM saw a record number of competitors in this year's Master the Mainframe contest.
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, the old saying goes. When it comes to developing enterprise IT professionals, companies increasingly must nurture talent internally, according to Dave Hilbe, senior director of product development at BMC.
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.
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.
Best-selling author Jason Dorsey kicked off last week’s SHARE in Anaheim conference by telling attendees, “For the first time ever, there are four generations in the workforce.”