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IBM System z mainframe training for Indian students

Posted: 18 Jan 2012     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mainframe  partnership  Indian universities 

IBM has partnered with three Indian universities including Anna University, Chennai, Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai, and the RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata to conduct training on IBM System z Mainframe as part of their curriculum.

"The programme aims to equip the next generation of Mainframe experts," the company said.

Globally, the IBM System z Academic Initiative spans across 66 countries including the US and India, covering a total of 1,067 schools. These schools teach courses and offer labs training on IBM's Mainframe technology. Schools either use their own Mainframe resources or access them from IBM by using cloud computing technologies. The programme also provides remote access to non-IBM software that runs on Mainframe, allowing professors to demonstrate more software applications on System z. IBM's cloud delivery model gives schools anytime anywhere access to mainframe resources.

Sreenath Chary, vice president, Mainframe platform, India South Asia, IBM, said, "With a growing need for enterprise computing and Mainframes, the timing of this initiative is perfect. Our effort to take IBM System z Mainframe technology training to students has received a great response so far. With three of the top technology institutions in India adopting this as part of their curriculum, IBM is contributing to the Mainframe ecosystem with a good pipeline of top talent."

"This initiative comes bundled with enterprise computing courses and hands-on exposure on breakthrough technologies underpinning smarter computing. Companies continue to seek enterprise systems expertise in order to centralise IT resources and implement faster, more secure and smarter computing environments."

For students with no formal enterprise systems education, IBM's System z Academic Initiative also includes a worldwide contest called 'Master The Mainframe'. This contest provides students with remote access to mainframes via cloud computing methods for them to learn and perform a series of progressively challenging exercises, done in the classroom, at home, or anywhere access to the Internet is available.





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