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Breaking Down the Mainframe Skills Gap
The IT industry and organizations deploying IBM mainframes are not immune to
a rapidly aging workforce. IBM Systems Magazine in collaboration with SHARE
recently conducted a survey of more than 1,400 IT professionals centered around the
mainframe skills gap.
On average, respondents reported that 18 percent of their mainframe staff will be
retiring in the next five years and taking decades of experience with them. Fortunately,
IBM, SHARE, IBM Global Training Providers and third-party software providers are
offering ways to help shrink that gap, including training, education, conferences and
courses, helping ensure organizations have the z Systems* talent they need.
Below is a high-level overview of some of the survey findings. Read the full report
at ibmsystemsmagmainframedigital.com/MFSkills and learn how the mainframe
community is addressing the skills shortage.

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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015
Table of Contents
IBM Perspective: Opening new options for real-time analytics
Editor's Desk: Predictive analytics enhances purchases
Infographic: Breaking down the mainframe skills gap
Partner PoV: IBM z Systems clients must manage existing and emerging assets together to get the most value
Focus on Storage: The IBM Spectrum Storage family of software-defined solutions simplifies storage management
Currents: Architect real-time analytics into operational systems for competitive advantage
Cover Story: Dynamic Spark: IBM brings the Apache project's analytics power to Linux and z Systems servers
Feature: Personal Shopper: Retailer optimizes analytics to drive a more customized client experience
Tech Showcase: In a roundtable, distributors discuss how IBM LinuxONE enables flexibility for users
Tech Corner: Runtime Diagnostics and Predictive Failure Analysis V2.2 improve z/OS availability
Solutions: Strobe 5.2
Stop Run: IBMer volunteers time to educate people about malaria and technology
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - IBM Perspective: Opening new options for real-time analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Editor's Desk: Predictive analytics enhances purchases
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Infographic: Breaking down the mainframe skills gap
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Partner PoV: IBM z Systems clients must manage existing and emerging assets together to get the most value
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Focus on Storage: The IBM Spectrum Storage family of software-defined solutions simplifies storage management
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Currents: Architect real-time analytics into operational systems for competitive advantage
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Cover Story: Dynamic Spark: IBM brings the Apache project's analytics power to Linux and z Systems servers
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Feature: Personal Shopper: Retailer optimizes analytics to drive a more customized client experience
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Tech Showcase: In a roundtable, distributors discuss how IBM LinuxONE enables flexibility for users
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Tech Corner: Runtime Diagnostics and Predictive Failure Analysis V2.2 improve z/OS availability
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Solutions: Strobe 5.2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Stop Run: IBMer volunteers time to educate people about malaria and technology
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Cover4
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