• August 19, 2018

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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 […]

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Live from SHARE 2017: Machine Learning and the Modern Mainframe–Why You Should Care

Throughout human history, people have used machines to automate their tasks. The industrial revolution, for example, was all about automation. During this period, engineers and industrialists designed and built new machines that could perform repetitive, often tedious, tasks at an unprecedented speed and scale. Another great period of innovation, the computer revolution of the 20th […]

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Live from SHARE 2017: How to Get Millennials Programming on Big Iron

As a millennial I missed out on a lot (the Beatles, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and astronauts on the moon come to mind), including learning COBOL and Assembler when I was in college. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that there are fewer than 100 people my age or younger in the […]

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Live from SHARE 2017: The API Revolution on IBM Z

Recently, Rocket’s partners at IBM unveiled the z14, the newest installment in its venerable line of mainframes. The z14 is the fastest mainframe ever to hit the market, capable of unprecedented processing power and representing a new era in what Big Iron can do for banks, digital businesses, and the world of computing. More than […]

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Preparing for SHARE 2017

Twice a year, enterprise IT professionals flock to SHARE, an independent, volunteer-run information technology conference that gives attendees the chance to learn, network, and influence the industry. Rocket is proud to be a platinum sponsor for SHARE 2017, which will take place next week in Providence, just one hour from Rocket headquarters in Waltham, MA. […]

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George Clooney, healthcare, security & mainframes

The recent launch of IBM’s z14 demonstrates to me just how important mainframes really are in the world of corporate computing. After all, when CNBC, the Wall Street Journal and even Wired label a new computer a game-changer, you know this latest mainframe must be a game changer. While most of the attention has been […]

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Rocket Data and Open Source Tools Power the Best Mainframe Yet

Last week, IBM made three important announcements. First, they announced the latest IBM mainframe: the IBM z14, designed to help businesses lead the way in offering trusted digital experiences. Then, IBM coupled that announcement with an announcement of the latest flagship IBM mainframe operating system, IBM z/OS Version 2 Release 3, an engine for digital […]

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The new IBM z14 mainframe: real security for the real world

Achieving perfect digital security is actually pretty easy. All you need to do is to keep your machine completely isolated from the Internet, or even from other computers. While you’re at it, you should also get rid of any removable storage devices. After all, you can’t break into a house with no doors and windows. […]

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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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Rocket Helps Wolverine Packaging Maintain Smooth Operations During Outages

Efficiency and safety are two of Wolverine Packaging’s highest priorities on every level of their business. Since its founding in the 1930’s, the family-owned Wolverine Packaging has grown into one of the largest US distributors of meat products to wholesale, retail, and food service industries. The dedication to quality that began over 75 years ago […]