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In the below posts, learn about the cultural transition occurring as expert mainframe software developers retire with decades of experience and encyclopedic knowledge of the platform and leave enterprises with one option: to Millennialize the Mainframe.

Through helping next-generation developers garner the necessary skills and giving them modernized mainframe development tools to maintain and advance mainframe IP, your enterprise will continue to operate at a competitive pace in the digital economy.

Enterprises have the opportunity to train the next generation of mainframe developers and, through innovation with modern development tools and processes designed for the digital economy, continue the legacy of the most reliable and secure platform known to man. Neglecting to bring in Millennial mainframe developers and refusing to adopt innovative tools and processes could turn your enterprise into bait for Uber-like industry disruptors waiting to overtake larger competitors set in their slow and steady ways.

Will you let your mainframe IP go to the wayside, or will you Millennialize the Mainframe?

Millennialize the Mainframe: Q&A with Compuware Recruiter Leigh Ann Ulrey

By | May 24th, 2016|Millennialize the Mainframe, Workforce|

For a perspective of how Compuware goes about finding Millennial mainframe talent, I spoke with Leigh Ann Ulrey, responsible for Compuware’s Global Talent Acquisition. Ulrey is the first and last touchpoint for candidates in Compuware’s recruitment process, giving her a unique vantage point of the generational changeover between retiring mainframe experts and Millennial developers.

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Millennialize the Mainframe: Innovation with Java and Eclipse

By | May 5th, 2016|Agile Development, DevOps, Millennialize the Mainframe, Workforce|

At first, the juxtaposition of mainframe and Eclipse seems counterintuitive—different syntaxes, different cultures, different generations. But the introduction of Java to the mainframe is blurring the line between developers who represent these differences.

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Millennialize the Mainframe: Transferring Technical Skills

By | March 16th, 2016|Agile Development, App Performance, COBOL, DevOps, Millennialize the Mainframe, Workforce|

It’s becoming easier for Millennial developers to apply their programming skills to the mainframe. Just look at Justin Lewis, a Millennial software developer at Compuware who has leveraged his technical acumen to help the company mainstream the mainframe, bringing it into cross-platform DevOps processes.

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Compuware’s Topaz Workbench Bridges Mainframe Generations

By | March 3rd, 2016|Agile Development, App Performance, COBOL, DevOps, Millennialize the Mainframe, Workforce|

The “age of the customer” has placed new demands on the mainframe, necessitating the modernization of this venerable platform's development tools for a new generation of developers. With products like Topaz Workbench, Compuware is mainstreaming the mainframe for that next generation.

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Millennialize the Mainframe: A Modern Mainframe Development Perspective

By | February 24th, 2016|Agile Development, DevOps, Millennialize the Mainframe, Workforce|

Many Millennials still perceive working with mainframe technology as a career dead end. But the opposite is true at Compuware, a company doing well to hire and empower Millennials who view working with the mainframe as a challenge with the reward of opportunity.

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Not Rolling Stone — But Still Worth a Read!

By | September 24th, 2014|DevOps, Millennialize the Mainframe, Workforce|

The September/October 2014 Enterprise Executive cover story features yours truly. This doesn’t quite fulfill my childhood ambition to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. But I’m still very glad that this media opportunity came my way. Here’s why. The “Mainframe’s Next 50 Years” Vision EE’s editor-in-chief Denny Yost got it right when [...]

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