Company donates systems management software to Metropolitan Community College to help train IT students in real-world technology.
Halcyon Software has announced an education initiative to help IT college students learn how to manage IBM Power Systems technology. Halcyon has donated $30,000 in software licences to the Information Technology department of Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. The software will be used to train students in managing IBM i (iSeries), AIX, Linux and Windows servers.
Halcyon’s systems management software enables businesses to achieve fail-safe control of their core applications, processes, and systems while reducing the costs of IT through automation. The software will enable students to obtain real-world, hands-on experience in all aspects of multi-platform systems management, including monitoring, scheduling, automation, SLA reporting and performance monitoring. The donation includes two of Halcyon’s flagship software packages—Operations Center Suite for monitoring IBM i systems and Network Server Suite for managing AIX, Linux and Windows servers.
“Our monitoring software is used by companies throughout the world that have IBM technology at the very heart of their business,” said Lorraine Cousins, CEO of Halcyon. “We are very pleased to be working with Metropolitan Community College to help students in the Information Technology department gain valuable industry skills. It is vitally important that future generations of students are educated with the specialized IT knowledge they need to support IBM technology-based businesses and organizations.”
Metropolitan Community College has a long history with IBM Power Systems technology and IBM COMMON. The university offers IBM i course work, and through Halcyon’s software donation, its students can now use real-world technology on their IBM hardware.
“As the first generation of IBM i professionals are coming close to retirement, we believe it’s critical to educate the next-generation of professionals to learn this critical technology—ensuring continued growth and vitality of our industry niche,” said John Dominic, vice president of Sales, Halcyon Software.
Founded in 1974, Metropolitan Community College is a comprehensive, full-service community college. The College serves more than 49,000 students annually and offers more than 175 degrees. Professor Ted Tucker, Metropolitan Community College, said, “We are honored that Halcyon is supporting us with this generous donation of software licenses of their systems management technology. Our students, who are working toward Information Technology degrees, will now have the opportunity to gain practical experience on our IBM i hardware. I am confident that this technology will help inspire our students as they develop their studies and begin to work in the technology industry.”
Halcyon has future plans to work with Metropolitan Community College to create a scholarship program.
For additional information about Halcyon Software, visit: www.halcyonsoftware.com