Academic initiatives

Bringing next generation computing to the next generation of computing experts

Academic initiatives, Cloud computing, High-performance computing

When people use a technology firsthand, it makes the path to a career in that field a plan instead of just a dream. How, then, do you give access to an IBM Systems supercomputer like Summit to university students and researchers? Hardware access might be available on the cloud, using the IBM Q Experience platform ...read more


Building leadership skills to ensure your IT project’s success

Academic initiatives, IBM Systems Lab Services, Services

IBM Systems Technical University (TechU), as the name implies, offers a multitude of technical learning paths and sessions. No surprise there. However, you might be surprised to learn that many TechU events also offer an IT Leadership and Professional Development track with leadership sessions covering topics like governance, experience-based design and consultative selling. So, why ...read more


Gender equality in STEM: Why men must pledge solidarity

Academic initiatives, IBM Systems Lab Services, Service providers

I’ve always been puzzled by occupational gender inequality. From a very young age, as I was trying to understand how the world worked, it didn’t make sense to me that we separated jobs for men and jobs for women. When we all studied together in elementary and high school, I saw just as many smart ...read more


Workplace gender equality: It’s everyone’s responsibility

Academic initiatives, IBM Systems Lab Services, Service providers

This year, IBM launched the Be Equal campaign and released a corresponding IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study on the current state of workplace gender equality. The IBV study found that amongst respondents: Seventy-nine percent of organizations globally haven’t fully prioritized gender-balanced leadership. Organizations that prioritize achieving gender equality in their leadership outperform their ...read more


Learn DevOps, Ansible, Chef and Puppet skills from IBM

Academic initiatives, DevOps, IBM Systems Lab Services

DevOps is a popular topic in IT today. It can be defined as what is necessary to take an idea (feature, code, documentation or other) from inception through delivery to a customer in the most expedient and sustainable way possible. It’s often used to represent IT practices that help reduce the time and cost involved ...read more


Girls in STEM: Building a better future

Academic initiatives, IBM Systems Lab Services, Services

It’s been widely reported that girls and women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields face extra barriers to entry, as well as to promotion and equal pay in comparison to their male counterparts. Society has become more aware of the ways unconscious bias can influence outcomes and of how important it is that ...read more


Human capital development: An investment that can pay off

Academic initiatives, IBM Systems Lab Services, Mainframes...

Top-performing companies recognize not only the importance of their people but also the need to provide the right skills to enable their employees. Seventy-one percent of CEOs surveyed cited human capital, ahead of products, customer relationships and brands, as the leading source of sustained economic value, according to a recent study from IBM. Eighty-four percent ...read more


Why education matters: Building skills for your future

Academic initiatives, Blockchain, IBM Systems Lab Services...

When you make an investment in something, you want to get the most out of that experience — and often that means learning is required. Technology is evolving at an increasing pace. The skills many of us brought to the workplace may not be the skills we’ll need on our next project, but high-quality training ...read more


Competitive innovation for building mainframe skills

Academic initiatives, AI, Big data & analytics...

Mainframe computers not only run traditional enterprise applications for airlines, finance and other industries, they also thrive on running today’s groundbreaking applications and open workloads in trusted environments. And as we continue to reinvent the mainframe for business-critical analytics, blockchain and other disruptive technologies, they are opening up even more exciting job opportunities in many ...read more