• May 17, 2022

Why Emulator Macros Are an Outdated Solution to Today’s Automation Challenge

At Rocket Software, we see application modernization as a continuous journey, and for many customers the first step on that journey is to modernize the terminal emulator used to access critical business applications living on core systems like IBM zSystems and IBM i. Typically, experienced employees leverage the macros tool within terminal emulation on their […]

Unlock the Value of Your Enterprise Applications with APIs

Today’s marketplace demands IT systems that are integrated and work seamlessly together to maximize productivity. Customers and employees need user-centric workflows and experiences, but often IBM® i or IBM® Z platforms are trapped in silos. These mission-critical applications align with how IT is built, not how users — internal or external — engage with businesses […]

M&T Bank’s Modernization Journey Enabled by Strong Partners like Rocket

M&T Bank knew that to develop the capabilities and skills to meet evolving customer needs, they needed a platform for innovation. Many readers may see the term ‘platform’ and think infrastructure or operating system, but M&T CIO Michael Wisler knew the solution was not that simple. Having been part of a storied transformation at Capital […]

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 […]

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 […]

Legacy Systems: The Bottom-Line Advantage

In the technology world, you can’t go more than 10 minutes without someone using the word “disruptive.” But you can’t go more than 30 seconds without hearing the word “new.” Absolutely everything in hardware and software is about novelty, and yesterday’s innovation is tomorrow’s doorstop. That 40MB hard drive you bought for $3000 is literally […]

The complexities of z/OSMF security set up for Zowe

IBM z/OS management facility (z/OSMF) provides system management functions in a task-oriented, web browser-based user interface with integrated user assistance. This allows you to manage the day-to-day operations and administration of your mainframe z/OS systems more easily. By streamlining some traditional tasks and automating others, z/OSMF can help to simplify areas of z/OS system management. […]

Manage IMS performance spikes

“Why is it taking so much time?” is a common refrain among IMS administrators lately. The reason why things are taking longer is compounded because, while working from home, they don’t have access to what they were using before. Regardless, transaction volumes change for many reasons, including online sales, the need to access banking transactions […]