Modern enterprises need an infrastructure that will support large volumes of transactions, whether they’re from a mobile application or the internet. That infrastructure needs to support sub-second response times, be available without interruption and keep the data secure.

80% of the world’s corporate data resides or originates on the IBM z System making it the backbone of enterprise computing and absolutely essential in the modern technology driven world.

Whether students pursue careers in enterprise computing or application development, the majority will need an understanding of z Systems. Mobile, analytics, cloud infrastructure and security at large scale all require at least some knowledge of enterprise computing.

Enterprise computing requires a unique way of thinking to ensure that applications recover from every error and still can handle the largest numbers of transactions with ease. Students with these highly sought skills are strongly recruited by the world’s largest companies.

IBM clients and business partners are building their pipeline of talent for the 21st century and want to partner with educators from around the world who are willing to enhance curricula that develop student skills in Enterprise Systems. Read this guide to discover assets you can use in your classroom to build these critical skills and how to connect to the employers that need them.

Students with mainframe skills will be the revolutionaries in computing systems that are transforming business, whole industries, and the world. With the mainframe driving new approaches to cloud, analytics, security, and mobile computing, those with mainframe skills will be ready to help tackle challenges never before thought possible.

By collaborating with IBM, with our network of customers and Business Partners, and with other academia from around the world, your students will build more of the skills that industry demands. We’ll help you and your students along the learning path by providing you resources to teach your students about mainframe computing, giving your students virtual access to an IBM mainframe, and helping your students qualify for jobs with the largest and most successful companies in the world.

All z Systems materials and resources are available to members at no charge!

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