• August 20, 2018

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Rocket Software Women's Lunch Rocket.Build

No matter what they do, women at Rocket have a lot in common

More than 65 women attended a special lunch as part of Rocket Software’s annual Leadership Summit in Boston this week.   I was privileged to be one of them.  Attendees joined from across the company and were certainly an accomplished bunch: developers, engineers, patent-holders, designers, writers, financial analysts, attorneys and some of the top sales producers […]

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More Rocketeers, please!

As Rocket continues on its upward trajectory, we have a lot of key needs – and one of the most important is to hire great people who can help us reach our goals. We have an active recruitment program in place to attract great candidates, and one of the best approaches that we have found […]

Rocket Software Phone Calls Rocket.Build

Pick up the phone!

In the software business we focus so much on the ones and zeroes that we can forget the most important thing: people. In fact, despite the fact that Rocket Software has created hundreds of technology products, we are still in the people business. That’s because our success depends not on just having great technology, but […]

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Mainframe: charting the future

As a senior director for R&D at Rocket Software, I spend a lot of time thinking about the future of the mainframe. What should we build on it? Who will build it? Who will use it? Will anyone even know it’s on a mainframe when they actually use it? A part of my role is […]

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Rocket.Build: Fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration

For the second year, Rocket.Build will be a central part of our Rocket Leadership Summit this week, with more than 130 Rocketeers from around the world gathering in to collaborate on innovations and give life to ideas that will drive future success for Rocket Software. Rocket.Build sprang from a challenge that we came up with […]

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Customers, Community, Containers?

This may sound like a game of ‘spot the odd one out’ to you but the combination of those three words actually does make a lot of sense for the coming week. No, we are not going to put our customers into containers 🙂 Instead, we’re inviting our customers to join us as we gather in Boston […]

Document Rocket.Build

What document am I?

Determining the nature of a document Last November I headed up a team[1]* competing in Rocket Software’s inaugural Rocket.Build hackathon. We placed third with a solution that allows our document archiving product Arkivio to determine archiving strategies based on the nature of the document. Arkivio allows administrators to set rules that determine when and how […]

Rocket Mainframe Data Access for Bluemix Rocket.Build

How Rocket Mainframe Data Service on Bluemix went from idea to reality

Rays of winter mid-morning sun were hesitantly entering the hotel’s conference room, where a number of Rocketeers listened intently to CTO Bryan Smith explaining the rules of Rocket.Build. Each team needed to present their idea in the most appealing way to potentially recruit some additional workforce from “floaters” around the room. Steve Able and I […]

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Rocket at 25: If You Build It…

One of the things we constantly talk about at Rocket is innovation. How can we build great new products? How can we improve solutions that are already in the market? How can we prepare for the future to solve problems that don’t even exist yet? Last year we introduced Rocket.Build, a “hackathon” featuring many of […]

Rocket Build Montage Rocket.Build

Rocket at 25: Collaboration, customers, community and why meeting in person matters

Every day Rocketeers across the globe connect in ways that would have astonished the business world two decades ago. Online meetings have made communication more efficient and reliable. Yet in spite of great technologies that facilitate Web-based meetings, Rocket still puts on several large-scale events every year that connect hundreds of employees from around the […]