Author Archive | Andy Youniss

IBM Champions

Congratulations to Our 2018 IBM Champions!

Day in and day out, Rocketeers inspire me with their brilliance, creativity, and dedication. It’s not just me they’re impressing, though—it’s also our customers, our partners, and our communities. Whether it’s Ellucian naming Rocket as its Growth Partner of the Year or Rocket® D3 taking home DBTA’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best MultiValue Database, Rocketeers […]

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Rocket.Build 2017

Ready, Set, Build

There are certain parts of my job I like more than others, but in recent years our annual Rocket.Build development contest – which starts tonight in our corporate headquarters in Waltham – has become my favorite event here at Rocket. This year we moved it from December to October, so this feels like an early […]

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The IBM z14 launch reminds me why I’m proud to be a Rocketeer and a mainframer

By now, I assume that you’ve heard about IBM’s next generation mainframe: the IBM z14. I can assume that because this launch has been a really big deal—as in, headline news big deal. Already coverage from outlets like Wired and CNBC (not your typical mainframe-focused publications) has led to this launch becoming a trending topic. […]

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Generation Z Competing on Mainframes

Sign up to enter the Student Mainframe Hackathon @ SHARE Student Career Day! We’re proud to partner with SHARE and IBM to sponsor the Student Career Day at the SHARE conference in Providence this August. This event will allow computer science and engineering students to get their hands on arguably the world’s most powerful computing […]

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Building companies that last

I spend quite a bit of time working with college students, from our summer interns to participants in IBM’s Master the Mainframe contest. It’s a good feeling because I remember all of the experienced programmers and engineers that shared their expertise with me when I was just starting out. Now it’s my time to help […]

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IBM InterConnect 2017

A Fond Farewell to IBM InterConnect 2017

As I write this on the flight back east from Las Vegas, I look back at another successful IBM InterConnect. As an IBM business partner for over two decades, I’ve attended many conferences.  But this one was particularly exciting. This week in Las Vegas I had the opportunity to meet with key business and technical leaders […]

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The Modern Mainframe

As CEO of Rocket Software I constantly think about modernization, which is why I’m in Silicon Valley this week for the SHARE conference – hosted by the world’s oldest enterprise IT user group. If that sounds like a fundamental disconnect, let me explain: I can’t remember a time when SHARE wasn’t on my radar. When […]

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IBM World of Watson Rocket Software

It’s Time to Get WoWed!

The Rocket team just landed in Las Vegas, and looking forward to spending the next five days here for World of Watson, the premier global IBM event focused on cognitive computing. More than 60 Rocketeers are here discussing how our solutions support IBM’s cognitive business by building and optimizing the core infrastructure that supports cognitive, […]

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