Hidden Figures and IBM Past, Present and (our) Future

The recent Fox movie hit, "Hidden Figures", proves once again math indeed can solve the problems of the world.  Lead by a cast including Taraji Henson, Octivia Spencer, Kevin Costner, Janelle Monae and other award winners, this movie is packing in audiences of all ages, races, genders and other diverse characteristics showing how math...  Continue reading Hidden Figures and IBM Past, Present and (our) Future

Little-Known Benefit of the IBM Academic Initiative

It is well-known that the IBM Academic Initiative gives faculty access to software and courseware at no charge for teaching and non-commercial research purposes. But there is also a little-known benefit. The IBM Academic Initiative also provides connections between faculty and experts at IBM. I attended the IBM InterConnect Conference in 2015. ...  Continue reading Little-Known Benefit of the IBM Academic Initiative

Spread the word: IBM Power Systems Academic Initiative expanded to high schools

Good news for everyone! As our clients and business partners build their pipeline of talent for the 21st century, IBM’s Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI) continues to partner with colleges and universities worldwide in educating students on Power Systems technologies and concepts. And this good news just got even better with the expansion of...  Continue reading Spread the word: IBM Power Systems Academic Initiative expanded to high schools

Millennials are Boomerangs in multiple ways – they’re already heading back to school for nano-degrees and specializations

If you thought Millennials who brought new digital expectations and demands were eager to leave your classrooms once they earned their diplomas, you might want to take a look at a couple of trends. Millennials are quickly seeking to extend their learning and credentials by earning nano-degrees and specializations. In addition to keeping up with...  Continue reading Millennials are Boomerangs in multiple ways – they’re already heading back to school for nano-degrees and specializations

IBM QRadar® Security SIEM software now offered at no charge to registered Academic Initiative members!!

You asked. We delivered. Our academic partners have been requesting that we make our IBM Security QRadar® SIEM software available via our IBM Academic Initiative program. Now available at no charge for academic use, IBM Security QRadar® SIEM will help your students learn how to quickly detect threats, identify vulnerabilities,...  Continue reading IBM QRadar® Security SIEM software now offered at no charge to registered Academic Initiative members!!

Building skills for the next IBM Power Systems generation

Building skills for the next IBM Power Systems generation The Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI) is one of IBM’s premier university programs aimed at providing educators with materials and resources to equip students with Power Systems technology skills that are needed by IBM clients worldwide. College faculty in over 60 countries have already joined hands...  Continue reading Building skills for the next IBM Power Systems generation

Skills for the Enterprise – do your students know the System behind the App?

Where do those thousands of transactions behind a credit card swipe, ATMs, airline reservation apps and banking apps go? What makes it run so quickly and reliably? Most likely...an IBM z System™ -- today 96 of the world’s top 100 banks, 23 of the 25 top US retailers, and 9 out of 10...  Continue reading Skills for the Enterprise – do your students know the System behind the App?