Infotel Corp. U.S.A. Announces ‘Preparing Enterprise IT for the Next 50 Years of Mainframe’ Webinar in Conjunction with IBM Systems Magazine

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Tampa-based Infotel Corp. is slated to sponsor an IBM Systems magazine webinar on July 22, with guest speaker Craig S. Mullins, discussing the mainframe’s journey over the past 50 years, the severity of the mainframe skills gap and tools to help ensure another 50 years of IT success on the platform.

The mainframe has remained a staple in large enterprises for more than 50 years, but as the technology continues to mature, organizations must find ways to modernize their approach to the next generation of z/OS and the people they employ to manage it.

Infotel, a leading global software vendor of data performance and optimization solutions for Fortune 500 enterprises, today announced sponsorship for an IBM Systems magazine webinar titled “Preparing Enterprise IT for the Next 50 Years of Mainframe.” With the mainframe now in its mid-50s, Infotel guest speakers will discuss concerns about continued support for the modern mainframe and tools to help close the IT skills gap that the industry is currently experiencing on the platform. The webinar will take place Wednesday, July 22, 2020, and will feature Infotel’s Senior Management Consultant, Colin Oakhill and global Db2 expert, Craig S. Mullins, of Mullins Consulting.

“The mainframe has remained a staple in large enterprises for more than 50 years, but as the technology continues to mature, organizations must find ways to modernize their approach to the next generation of z/OS and the people they employ to manage it,” said Jeff Castella, Infotel Corp. managing director of software. “We have seen a lot of mainframe changes over the past 40 years and are excited to share what we believe is in store for the platform in the years to come.”

Infotel’s webinar will focus on securing the future viability of the mainframe and tools to help manage working within the constraints of a shrinking mainframe workforce. While the mainframe has stood the test of time, powering 70% of the Global 500 and processing billions of transactions every day, it faces challenges as seasoned developers retire at high rates with few skilled resources to replace them. According to a study from Forrester Research, 23% of all enterprise mainframe developers retired between 2013 and 2018, and 63% of these job openings have yet to be filled. The jobs market impact from coronavirus will further escalate this skills gap putting more pressure on Fortune 500 organizations to support the platform.

For the mainframe and its support for the Fortune 500 to survive, organizations must adapt. In this webinar, Infotel will discuss embracing Agile and DevOps methodologies and leveraging automation for faster application production. With growing demands being placed on a shrinking workforce, adopting an accelerated app development methodology is essential for keeping the mainframe up to date. To register for the webinar click here.

IBM Systems magazine and Infotel Corp. webinar details:

-Title: “Preparing Enterprise IT for the Next 50 Years of Mainframe”
-When: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. CT
-Speakers: Craig Mullins, Mullins Consulting Db2 expert and Colin Oakhill, Infotel senior management consultant
-Register: Click here
-Speaker information: Craig S. Mullins | Colin Oakhill

About IBM Systems Magazine

On behalf of IBM, MSP TechMedia publishes two magazines—IBM Systems magazine, Power Systems edition, and IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z. The monthly Power Systems edition reaches approximately 50,000 readers who own or work on Power Systems servers running IBM i, AIX and Linux. The Mainframe edition is delivered to approximately 25,000 IBM mainframe customers every other month. Each magazine is also available as a digital version that is free worldwide. More info on IBM Systems magazine can be found here.

About Infotel

Infotel Corp., based in Tampa, Florida, is a software vendor and IT consulting firm specializing in data performance and optimization solutions for the Mainframe z/OS platform. For more than 40 years, Infotel has delivered proven solutions to help clients improve their data management systems. For more information on Infotel Corp., please visit https://www.infotel.com/us/.

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