• May 17, 2022

New Rocket Survey Underscores the Mainframe’s Place in Modern Business Operations

Today, Rocket Software released its 2022 Survey Report: The State of the Mainframe, which surveyed over 500 U.S. IT professionals in firms using mainframes to uncover their priorities, challenges and plans for leveraging their mainframes going forward. In an era of business fixated on digital transformation, where does the mainframe fit into modern operations? According […]

Reinforcing Rocket’s Commitment to Open Source on the Mainframe with Updated Rocket® Open AppDev for Z

This week, Rocket unveiled an updated Rocket® Open AppDev for Z solution, which breaks down existing siloes to unify DevOps for all platforms, including the mainframe, in a single pipeline. Open source is the future of software development and production, and with this update, customers are better able to access that future. The enhanced offering […]

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 […]

Milan Shetti Becomes Next CEO and More News from EVOLVE21

Last month, ASG, a Rocket company, held its annual partner and customer event, EVOLVE21. The event was an opportunity to celebrate ASG joining the Rocket family and featured new product releases, exciting updates, a magic show, music, meditation, customer stories and more. The biggest news was that Rocket’s co-founder and CEO, Andy Youniss, announced that […]

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 […]

Busy? Hire a Robot(ic Process Automation Tool)

You may not have heard, but Rocket recently acquired ConnectIQ. As our CEO Andy Youniss noted in his letter earlier this month, ConnectIQ is “a robotic process automation (RPA) tool for mainframe environments, and helps companies create new efficiencies by automating the most often repeated, most labor-intensive functions.”  This acquisition is actually an extremely timely […]

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 […]

Join Rocket CEO Andy Youniss on 11/12 To Discuss Diversity in the Mainframe Community

CEOs and General Managers are investing in diversity; why? And how can we know more about what companies are doing? As companies in the mainframe and other industries prioritize diversity, inclusion and equity programs, allocate resources and approve initiatives, we believe our results will be collectively better and faster if we work together—and talk openly […]