The last of the spinning hard drives

This week's video roundup includes: IN CONVERSATION: HU YOSHIDA The vice-president and chief technology officer of storage giant muses about the future of data storage, virtualization, and more. With ComputerWorld Canada editor Dave Webb.

Published on: March 13th, 2012 IT World Canada

Interview: Teaching IBM mainframe computing

On this week's RADIO IT World Canada, Brian Bloom steps in as the interviewer and is joined by Horace Dyke, one of the instructors at Ryerson University’s IBM System Z mainframe course. Brian

Published on: March 5th, 2012 jd speedy

Cobol skills drought persists amid mainframe migrations

Enterprises struggling to fill demands for Cobol skills should consider an application modernisation program which could also pave the way for migration off the mainframe to an open system.This month jobs portal Seek

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Rodney Gedda

A daughter follows her father into a mainframe career

Kristine Harper and her father, Tom, both work on mainframe computers. BOSTON - Kristine Harper was about 12-years-old when her father took her to his office to take part of a "take your

Published on: August 5th, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau


IBM on Wednesday announced a new range of integrated systems for large-scale data analysis, mounting a fresh challenge to rival Oracle's Exadata platform. The offerings include the pureScale Application System as well as Smart

Published on: April 7th, 2010 Chris Kanaracus

Oracle updates Tuxedo middleware

With the latest version of its Tuxedo online transaction processing (OLTP) middleware, Oracle is hoping to lure IBM mainframe users over to the world of x86-based distributed computing, namely by promising that their

Published on: March 31st, 2010 joab jackson

VIDEO: IBM exec on Z/Linux

Since Armonk, New York-based IBM Corp. opened the mainframe to run popular open source Linux apps 10 years ago, there are today 3,150 Linux apps enabled for System Z and 70 per cent

Published on: March 26th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

IBM marks 10 years of Linux on SystemZ

POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK—IBM Corp. celebrated a decade of Linux on its System Z mainframe by recognizing the top winners, one of whom is Canadian, of the annual Master the Mainframe Contest.Over the years the

Published on: March 25th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

Career watch: Taking aim at young mainframers

Why do young people currently entering the enterprise workforce need a user group of their own? As a young female working on the mainframe, I have found that there are very few opportunities

Published on: February 24th, 2010 Computerworld Staff