James Daniels

24 October 2019

The Critical Need for Mainframe Skills

Who uses mainframes? If you ever used an automated teller machine (ATM) to interact with your bank account, you used a mainframe. If you have traveled by air, you used a mainframe. If you filed a tax return, made a retail purchase or filed an insurance claim, you used a mainframe. Mainframe computers play a […]

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27 June 2019

Developing the Next Generation of Mainframe Talent

When it comes to acquiring new skills, most everyone will agree that mentoring and coaching from subject matter experts is vital to the knowledge transfer process for those who are in the earlier stages of learning something new. It’s also a safe assumption that most everyone has found themselves on both sides of the mentoring […]

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13 February 2019

The case for lifelong learning

We often hear the term ‘lifelong learning’ – the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated” pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Lifelong learning may sound a bit cliché, but I came across a video recently that truly put into perspective the importance of lifelong learning as a means to remain relevant throughout your career. […]

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13 July 2018

IBM issues One Millionth badge

IBM’s Digital Badge Program has reached a significant milestone – we’ve issued our ONE MILLIONTH BADGE! More on our one millionth badge earners later in this article. IBM’s award-winning digital badge program was launched two and a half years ago with the simple goal of driving interest and increased engagement in training and development activities […]

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19 January 2017

iTMS Issuing IBM Open Badges across Greater China Group (GCG) Countries

IBM’s authorized training provider, iTMS, has officially launched a new digital badging initiative, marking a new milestone in the expansion of IBM’s Open Badge Program across the GCG region. iTMS digital badge offerings are currently available for completion of select IBM Power and z Systems training courses. iTMS plans to expand their digital badge program […]

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29 April 2015

Are you keeping your spear sharp?

By Jim Daniels It’s all too easy for learning and development needs to suffer given today’s do-more-with-less culture and strained corporate budgets. We are under pressure to complete the current assignment while simultaneously trying to embrace the next one. Our continuous need for knowledge suffers in the process. As time goes by, skills suffer, performing […]

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