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WELCOME

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CONTRIBUTORS

The People Behind
the Platform

t takes a village." We've all heard the saying, but the truth
behind it never ceases to amaze me. Behind every great
technology, business, innovation, is a team of people who
came together to collaborate, brainstorm, organize, plan. When it
comes to greatness, it's about the people-and the same is true for
the IBM Z® platform.
The mainframe is known for its security, resiliency, scalability,
agility, high availability and more. It keeps the world's data safe while
keeping the world running. But what enables the IBM Z platform's
excellence is the people within the community. We're a collaborative
ecosystem. We work together to improve the technology, we learn
from one another, we find ways to inspire new mainframers and we
value seasoned expertise.
Take programs like New to Z, for example. New to Z is aimed at
anyone less than 10 years into their mainframe career and includes
user groups, online discussion forums, a Slack workspace and even
trivia nights. Hear real success stories about the program, how it got
started and and how to get involved in "A Community for New Hires"
on page 16.
Through sponsor users and design thinking, IBM continues to show
its dedication to listening to the community to see what clients need.
In "Designing IBM Z to Meet Client Needs," found on page 22, you'll
learn how the IBM Z platform provides agility through the pandemic
and beyond, and how collaboration enables this to happen.
Talking to the latest generation of mainframers about what's working in their careers, where they've faced challenges, what's enabling
their career growth and what about IBM Z excites them is another way
to inspire more new hires to work on the platform. Gain perspectives
from a few faces of Z in "What Works for the Latest Mainframe
Generation at IBM" on page 8.
As you'll learn in this issue, the people behind the IBM Z platform
inspire and enable greatness. When we support and learn from one
another, we make room for more innovation.

Keelia Estrada Moeller // Managing Editor
kmoeller@msptechmedia.com

Tim Boelaars
Tim Boelaars, illustrator of this issue's
cover, lives and works in Amsterdam, and
spends his days taking everyday objects
and visuals and breaking them down to their
most simplistic core. He creates neat, compact imagery that's ideal for branding and
editorial design. An ADC Young Gun award
winner, Tim became interested in illustration and design through a love for graffiti
as a teenager and has been creating work
ever since. "My work consists mostly of
geometric shapes, lines, and I tend to work
best on a grid," Tim says. "In my work, I try
to always find the right balance between
simplicity and aesthetics."

Natalie Chitwood
Natalie Chitwood,
photographer for
"Engineering as a
Mindset" on page 40,
specializes in lifestyle,
portrait, spaces and
brand narrative photography. Her portfolio
features clean lines,
pops of color and a
splash of mystery. She enjoys exploring
new places, sampling local coffee, having
a farm-to-table dinner and stargazing.

PHOTOGRAPHY: TOP, PHILIPP RAPPOLD; BOTTOM, CRAIG OPPENHEIMER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHINANO KATAGIRI EMANUELE

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Welcome
Currents: What works for the latest mainframe generation at IBM
Currents: On the web
Partner POV: Resiliency, availability and serviceability underscore the relevance of IBM Z
Cover Story: A Community for New Hires: New to Z program's tools and resources help close the skills gap and inspire new mainframers
Feature: Designing IBM Z to Meet Client Needs: IBM Z community members highlight the platform's agility through the pandemic and beyond
Tech Showcase: How IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE servers help keep data safe on-premise, in the cloud or both
Techbits: Open sources is flourishing on the IBM Z platform
Techbits: Changing regulations lead to refined data management practices
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Sept/Oct 2020 - Partner POV: Resiliency, availability and serviceability underscore the relevance of IBM Z
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Sept/Oct 2020 - Cover Story: A Community for New Hires: New to Z program's tools and resources help close the skills gap and inspire new mainframers
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Sept/Oct 2020 - Techbits: Open sources is flourishing on the IBM Z platform
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Sept/Oct 2020 - Techbits: Changing regulations lead to refined data management practices
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