23 September 2019

Announcing NEW IBM Professional Certificates on Coursera

Josh Bersin states in his article Career Management goes mission critical ; “One of the most disruptive changes in the world of work is the new way we manage our careers. Only a few decades ago people relied on their employers for a career. Today this has radically changed, giving birth to a new set […]

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12 February 2019

Mainframe Skills: A review

Why talking about Mainframe skills Those following my blog know that I’m covering from time to time mainframe topics. I just think it is an interesting area to keep an eye on. Some key topics I covered in the past were Successful Skills, z Scholarship or  Cobol. So, as I got pinged last week from a client around […]

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15 February 2017

COBOL usage today

Did you know: 80 percent of the world’s daily business transactions rely on COBOL? I have to say I was surprised when I saw the facts from a recent Wall Street Journal article. The article refers to the fact that Cobol still plays a big role. I would have thought the language is no longer […]

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20 December 2016

2016 IBM Destination z Enterprise Computing Scholarship

The ninth annual IBM Destination z Enterprise Computing Scholarship program is accepting applications through January 30, 2017. To be considered for this scholarship, students must demonstrate excellence in their enterprise computing coursework as well as plans for continued growth on the mainframe in their academic and professional careers. The top scholarship recipient will earn the […]

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25 October 2016

5 reasons to learn mainframe programming

I stumbled today across an article from Christopher O’Malley which is summarizing what I see since a while: People are looking again to Mainframe Skills as something valuable. There were times at the beginning of the century, where everybody wanted to only jump on new programming languages, but it seems there is some thoughts around […]

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29 September 2016

Business Development needs time: Countries covered around Mainframe Skills by our GTPs

It is now three years that we moved to our new model around Training and Skills. There were lots of questions how fast we can achieve our target of increased coverage, high quality, and significant increase of skills. I was recently in a discussion with a Partner around the complexity of moving localized grey-market offerings […]

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20 September 2016

IBMs Global Training Partners and their focus on Mainframe: Lots of Offerings

During the last days I worked on some deep dives around Mainframe and found a statistic which is interesting: Did you know that the IBM training Partners are active in driving new Mainframe Offerings into the Market? Since we moved to the new Education Sales and Delivery Model three years ago our Partners were able […]

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2 December 2015

6 LearnQuest 2015 Success Stories and How We Define Success

John D. Rockefeller Jr.said that“The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.”The following sampleSuccess Storiesdetailhow, in 2015,LearnQuesttook on somerelatively“common”endeavorsyou’dexpectfrom a globaltechnical training company: consultativecurriculum supportand courseware recommendations,customand grouptraining,boot camps,technicalconferences.However,simplyseeing a project through orturning a profitwill never satisfy us as a complete vision of success.We find itliesin thecreative, aspirationalrealm of thehow–such asdesigning […]

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