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  • Mainframe problem analysis: What's the worst that could happen?

    In this mainframe humor observation, an overconfident programmer gets more than he bargained for when he takes his shot at analyzing a TSO problem. 

  • The mainframe programmer and the process auditor

    In this humor piece, see what happens when a mainframe programmer is forced to work with the non-understanding "Windows" world. 

  • IBM mainframe Share user group special report 2008

    Mainframe users flocked to San Jose, Calif., recently for the IBM Share user group conference. This report is a roundup of news and video from the event. 

  • SHARE

    SHARE is renowned for its technical conferences that deliver expertise, hands on instruction, new product information, access to developers, and more user experiences than any other training event in its class. 

  • DevOps and Agile IT save mainframe training from skills quagmire

    The problem isn't that new hires aren't familiar with the complex, custom daily tasks of mainframe ops. The problem is that you're still doing them. 

  • A five-pronged strategy to fill mainframe openings

    Organizations are seeking young, enthusiastic talent to fill the big iron team. It's all a matter of attracting and retaining the right staff. 

  • The future of systems programming

    A mainframe expert, who has seen more than 30 years of systems programming and technology changes, offers his opinion on how outsourcing and skill shortage will continue to change the field. 

  • Avoid a mainframe skills shortage: Educate recent graduates

    The mainframe skills shortage doesn't have to mean the end of the platform. We can still teach recent college graduates the mainframe basics they weren't taught in school. With a bit of schooling in mainframe-specific data management and systems prog... 

  • The future of the mainframe in healthcare: Two scenarios

    Mainframe use in the healthcare industry may look different depending out the outcome of the 2008 presidential election. Each candidate has a different healthcare system proposal that would be a change from the present system. 

  • Mainframe New Year's resolutions

    Mainframe guru Robert Crawford calls for IT executive management, independent software vendor (ISV) and IBM reform for the New Year. 

  • Is there a mainframe skills shortage?

    As baby-boomer IT professionals retire over the next five to seven years, mainframe shops are going to have great difficulty managing their mainframe environments. But how serious is the mainframe skills shortage? 

  • Mainframe outsourcing trend beginning to reverse

    For the last 15 years, the overall trend in IT has been towards outsourcing – but that trend is apparently beginning to reverse. 

  • Special Report: Share Conference Fall 2006

    SearchDataCenter.com attended the mainframe user group Share conference in Baltimore this month. This is a wrap-up of the event. 

  • The aging mainframer

    Mainframes are not going away anytime soon but mainframers are. In this column, Craig S. Mullins explores the impending problem of what will happen when all the mainframers retire. 

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