• August 17, 2022

Five Signs Your Enterprise Needs a Modern DevOps Solution, and What to Look for in One

Customers and employees today are demanding increasingly higher quality digital user experiences. This means modern DevOps teams need to deploy applications efficiently and securely. Most enterprises have a process in place for their IBM i application development, but as their organizational needs become more complex, so do the DevOps processes they require. For instance, web and mobile […]

The Next Generation DBA – Introducing the Database Concierge

Last month, I had the honor of delivering a keynote address at the GuideShare Europe UK Conference to discuss the dramatic changes in the priorities and demands of the next generation of database administrators (DBAs). I want to thank GSE UK for having me, and all who attended. For those who were not able to […]

Are You Exposed to Security Vulnerabilities with Your Use of Open-Source Ports on z/OS?

Over the past couple of years, increased Zowe adoption and the push to integrate the mainframe into platform-neutral DevOps pipelines have resulted in greater use of Unix System Services (USS). With increased use of USS has come widespread acceptance of Rocket’s z/OS ports of common open-source languages and tools that are not bundled with USS […]

Why Modernization Must Start with Your Employee Workflows

To stay competitive, today’s business operations must run like a well-oiled machine – as the saying goes, time is money. Efficiency impacts revenue, customer service, brand reputation, the list goes on and on. Of course, at Rocket, we believe in the power of cutting-edge technology to keep operations running smoothly for enhanced outcomes. We also […]

This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Implement Multi-Factor Authentication

The White House has proclaimed October Cybersecurity Awareness Month, promoting efforts by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to encourage the public to be “Cyber Smart” and stay safe online. As stories of malicious cyber actors, such as ransomware attacks, continue to make headlines and disrupt businesses across industries, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated.  At Rocket, security is our top priority, which […]

21 in 21: Announcing our 2021 IBM Champions

Twenty-one Rocketeers Chosen as IBM Champions Delivering World-Class Industry Expertise to Customers By Milan Shetti and Chris Wey Here at Rocket, we’re thrilled to announce that once again we’ve broken our own record for the number of Rocketeers who have been nominated and chosen as IBM Champions. This year, we’re celebrating twenty-one 2021 IBM Champions […]

Women in Technology Continue to Grow in Numbers and Contribution

“Women belong in all places where decisions are made.” –Ruth Bader Ginsburg Although this statement may have been revolutionary at the time, the number of women in the workforce is rapidly changing; in the U.S., it’s risen by 47 percent in 2020 alone. Over the past few years, thanks to the help of revolutionary women […]

Webinar: Why Mainframe Executives are Investing in Diversity

Over the past few months, we have seen a renewed commitment to supporting diversity across all industries. But what are mainframe executives doing to support diversity?  To make a difference in the industry, there needs to be a combination of top-down commitment to fund and support the necessary changes and a bottom-up commitment in the […]

Welcome WebConnect and ConnectiQ to Rocket Software

Today, Rocket announced the acquisition of WebConnect terminal emulation and ConnectiQ mainframe RPA from ActiveOps. We are overjoyed to bring these two leading technologies – and their incredible customer base – into the Rocket family. Each represent an opportunity for Rocket to expand its capabilities and leadership in the legacy software space, and better serve […]

Leveraging Open Source & Hybrid Cloud for z/OS: A Rube Goldberg Evolution to COTS Value

This content was originally presented at the inaugural Open Mainframe Project Summit in September 2020. I’ve been working on the mainframe for over 50 years, lately focusing on the open source capabilities of IBM’s proprietary operating systems. Throughout the years, I’ve noticed that businesses have three main goals for their mainframe environment: Get off the […]