• July 23, 2018

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A Millennial Dives into the Mainframe World

I’m one of the millennials and I just started my career as a z/OS software engineer at Rocket Software Japan. Today, I want to share with you how I got interested in mainframe and how I feel now as a fresh Rocketeer in Japan. Last year, I was fortunately selected as one of the APAC […]

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Thoughts from SHARE Sacramento 2018: Bringing the Mainframe to the Millennials

On Tuesday, I gave a talk at SHARE that was designed to spur conversation. The topic was Millennials and Generation Z. Specifically, how to find and train them. Typically, the conversation that this creates comes in the form of Q&A with the audience. Plenty of people share their own experiences, point out their assumptions, and […]

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Live from SHARE 2018 Sacramento: IMS Administration Tool, the Cockpit for the Modern IMS DBA

This week I had the pleasure of attending the SHARE Sacramento conference, speaking with customers and business partners, and presenting on a topic I am very passionate about, IMS and the new IBM IMS Administration Tool V1.1. In my mind this product is so significant because it represents IBM and Rocket’s continued commitment to innovation […]

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Live from SHARE 2018 Sacramento: Millennials, Mainframes and Me

Fresh out of college and working on the mainframe may not typically be what most millennials would imagine as their first job, but with the modernization of the mainframe, who’s to say it isn’t? I started my career as an IMS intern at IBM working on running test cases day-in and day-out on a green screen – […]

Digital Transformation Mainframe Open Source

Happy Birthday, Git for z/OS!

It’s been just over a year since the release of our Git for z/OS ported open source tool. At the time of its debut, customers and mainframers were already excited following the addition of other modern tools and languages to the mainframe—languages like Python, JavaScript, and PHP. Rocket has always been invested in open source […]

Rocket BlueZone Web Mainframe Terminal Emulation

Now Available: Zero-Footprint Terminal Emulation with Rocket BlueZone Web

You should be able to say with confidence that your workforce is operating as responsively, and as productively as possible. That means finding a solution that can address the growing disparity of operating systems and platforms in a remote and secure way. This week, we announced the release of Rocket BlueZone Web. New to the […]

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SHARE Providence 2017: That’s a Wrap!

Building and fostering relationships is central to what we do here at Rocket. After another inspiring and productive SHARE conference, I’m reminded that those relationships—whether it’s with our customers, with our partners, with industry groups (like SHARE), or between Rocketeers—make our work here special on a personal, as well as a business, level. For example, […]

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Live from SHARE 2017: The Future Mainframe

One of the definitions of “providence” is “timely preparation for future eventualities.” Perhaps, then, it was fitting that I got to spend the last five days at the SHARE conference in the city of Providence, where one of the main areas of focus was security on mainframe computers. That’s hardly surprising in the wake of […]

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Live from SHARE 2017: Big Cloud – Leveraging Cloud Storage from the Mainframe

We’ve been hearing about the cloud for years now. Lower cost. Better flexibility. Software-as-a-Service. Platform-as-a-Service. On-demand software development and test environments. All of us are familiar with these concepts by now. But something we haven’t heard much about is how the cloud might help mainframers. Have you considered how cloud storage might be a better option than traditional flash, DASD, […]

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Live from SHARE 2017: Collaborative Mainframing

I was delayed by 24 hours getting to this week’s SHARE conference in Providence, Rhode Island – more than 10,000 miles from my home in Australia. I was onboard my first flight from Sydney to Los Angeles when the captain announced that there was a problem with the “onboard mainframe” and they were going to […]