Universities and colleges offering education on the IBM POWER system.


Power Systems Adds New Choices for IBM's Academic Initiative
Published: April 21, 2008
by Dan Burger
Now that Power Systems has merged the System i and System p server lines
in terms of hardware, on the educational side of the IT issue, IBM's
Academic Initiative
er/> is taking a similar, unified approach. As we all know, there has
been a System i Academic Initiative in place for years, and through it,
IBM has been working with colleges, universities, customers, and
business partners to re-emphasize the OS/400, i5/OS, and now i 6.1
platform and to network college campuses with the local business
communities to demonstrate the existence of a job market for graduates.
IBM has not had an academic program that highlights the AIX operating

. The university will also be developing approximately 15 courses with
System i5 concepts and projects in them--not exclusively, of course, but
at least the OS/400 platform is in there. "The intent is to make these
curriculum modules available to other universities," explained
Grigoleit. The university will also develop case studies highlighting
System i5 technologies, and IBM and UNL will bring guest lecturers into
the MIS classes at the university to talk up the OS/400 platform, too.

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