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June 06, 2012

IBM Partners with Syracuse University to Help Students Build Advanced Computing Skills

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

IBM (News - Alert) Rational offers a set of abilities provided as part of a collaborative and combined range of products. Rational software is based on Jazz technology and supported by best practice processes and a whole ecosystem of IBM and partner capabilities. The company’s combined tools let practitioners to operate more efficiently to provide innovative products and services that differentiate business performance.

Recently, the company joined hands with Syracuse University to make use of its Rational solution and help college students produce computing skills to manage conventional and new systems in large global enterprises.

Looking to prepare students for successful careers in large-scale, technology-driven global operating environments, Syracuse University's Global Enterprise Technology (GET) curriculum is an interdisciplinary program. GET students will know technology platforms and multiple systems experience from IBM and a consortium of partners. Students will also make use of IBM's Rational Developer for System z (RDz) and zEnterprise Systems, the company stated in a press release.

“Our students need to build relevant skills to address the sheer growth of computing and Big Data," said David Dischiave, assistant professor and the director of the graduate Information Management Program in the School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University. "These courses and the IBM technology platform help prepare students to build large global data centers, allow them to work across multiple systems, and ultimately gain employment in large global enterprises.”

Recently, TMC (News - Alert) reported that IBM acquired Vivisimo, a provider of federated discovery and navigation software which assists companies in accessing and analyzing big data. The amount paid by IBM for this acquisition was not disclosed. IBM's acquisition of Vivisimo, which was recently named a finalist in the 7th Annual 2012 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in the IT Products and Services for Enterprise and New Product categories.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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