• October 15, 2019

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 […]

SHARE 2017

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. […]

security

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 […]

IBM z14

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 […]

IBM z14 mainframe

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. […]

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. […]

IBM Z13

Generation Z Competing on Mainframes

Sign up to enter the Student Mainframe Hackathon @ SHARE Student Career Day! We’re proud to partner with SHARE and IBM to sponsor the Student Career Day at the SHARE conference in Providence this August. This event will allow computer science and engineering students to get their hands on arguably the world’s most powerful computing […]

Blockchain in banking

Blockchain, banks and big iron

Banks don’t know where their money is. Think about that for a second. With so many ledgers and systems in place, no bank in the world knows exactly how much cash they have at any given moment – or exactly where it resides. That’s why they have to sync up all their systems every day […]

Git

Bye bye, version-control hell: announcing Git for z/OS

If you’re an engineer or programmer, you’ve no doubt experienced the chaos and confusion of multiple people working on the same piece of code at the same time. It’s not only disruptive, but sorting everything out wastes valuable time and resources. The good news (if you’re a mainframer) is that those problems are a thing […]

Rocket data virtualization

Insight to realize revenue: don’t wait for data to drive it

Mainframe data virtualization brings instant insight into a comprehensive view of your customer, driving revenue through repeat purchases, higher customer satisfaction, and customer acquisition. Our recent webinar, entitled Unlocking Revenue Opportunities with Mainframe Data Virtualization, with Bryan Smith, VP of Research and Development, and CTO, and Forrester’s  Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst, serving Enterprise Architecture professionals  explored and […]