Academic initiatives

What everyone can do to address workplace gender equality

Academic initiatives, IBM Systems Lab Services, Services

According to a recent IBM Institute for Business Value study on women in leadership, only a small portion (12 percent) of 2,300 surveyed organizations proactively prioritize the push for gender equality in leadership. Given that advancing women still isn’t a formal priority for many businesses, there’s a great deal of work we all need to ...read more


Mentoring, music & mainframes

Academic initiatives, Mainframes, Modern data platforms

A story of DJs who power the mainframe community From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends to the IT Infrastructure blog. The opinions in these blogs are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. Since my inception into the ...read more


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