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There's an age-old adage that young IT professionals feel the mainframe is outdated, or that they would rather work on newer platforms. To one millennial, that's a myth. Luisa Martinez, an IBM mainframe professional, says that most young IT professionals don't have an opinion about the mainframe because they likely don't know much about it.

Posted June 19, 2017

Now more than ever, IT environments need to be incredibly fast, all while remaining reliable. DevOps has emerged as a critical component of IT by providing quick responses to business needs, and z/OS plays an important role in that model.

Posted June 05, 2017

Have you ever wondered about the open source code that powers IBM Blockchain, or wanted to increase your understanding and skills of z/OS integrity? SHARE Academy is your chance to take a deep dive into these two topics with a full day of interactive, hands-on educational sessions.

Posted June 05, 2017

SHARE is excited to announce Student Career Day, taking place at SHARE Providence on August 6-11. This action-packed day will feature the Master the Mainframe Hackathon, where participants can collaborate with other students and connect with IBM and Rocket Software experts, while competing in fun challenges designed to enhance their knowledge of z Systems in Application Development.

Posted May 22, 2017

During SHARE® San Jose, March 6-11, 2017, Reg Harbeck, chief strategist with Mainframe Analytics Ltd. and SHARE Editorial Advisory Committee member, sat down with Phil Young, co-founder of zedsec 390, to explore critical security topics, tips and tactics to help create a more secure mainframe environment.

Posted May 08, 2017

As IT leaders look to transform mainframe culture, developing open and uniform industry standards have become increasingly necessary, especially for z/OS software products.

Posted April 24, 2017

Organizations that rely on the mainframe often face a myriad of challenges when recruiting top talent. While some candidates follow the traditional pathway to a mainframe career with four-year degree programs, internships and on-the-job training, many find their way into the industry through a non-traditional path.

Posted April 10, 2017

If you were unable to attend SHARE San Jose, or just want to relive all the world-class education from the week, purchase SHARE Live! to access more than 25 hours of hand-picked video recordings of technical sessions including Tuesday's keynote,

Posted March 27, 2017

Congratulations to Holden O'Neal, the winner of the HackZone challenge at this year's SHARE® San Jose. Attendees were able to dive into z Systems in Application Development in this hands-on challenge that tested their enterprise computing skills.

Posted March 27, 2017

With SHARE San Jose behind us, we are looking forward to Providence this summer. At the Rhode Island Convention Center, SHARE Providence will feature new educational classes on IBM Blockchain and Security in addition to sessions that cover DevOps,

Posted March 13, 2017

SHARE San Jose may be over, but you can relive all the highlights from the SHARE event on the SHAREnews Daily blog. Revisit the most talked-about technical sessions and find out what you missed.

Posted March 13, 2017

At SHARE San Jose, kick off your Tuesday morning by participating in an interactive TED-style talk about "The Mainframe in the Digital Age: Not Just for Legacy Workloads." Featuring Peter Rutten of IDC (sponsored by IBM Corporation and CA Technologies), Jonathan Adams of BMC Software, Hayden Lindsey of IBM Corporation, Ashok Reddy of CA Technologies, and Keith Sisson of Compuware, you will not want to miss a collaborative keynote on a topic that is more relevant than ever. Then, hear more tech talks at the Tech Talk Corner in the SHARE Technology Exchange Expo for educational content from exclusive event partners.

Posted February 27, 2017

You know the value of a career in mainframes, given the increasing potential for growth in the industry. So, why aren't more young professionals finding their way to a career there? Discover how the industry can recruit more young talent and find out ways that IBM is training and introducing new hires to the world of mainframes. (You can learn even more during the technical session, "From Fossils to Jurassic Park," at SHARE San Jose.)

Posted February 27, 2017

The mainframe and DevOps: they go together like peanut butter and jelly. When your organization feels the pressure to produce more seamless and innovative mobile experiences,

Posted February 13, 2017

SHARE San Jose 2017 is just around the corner. Are you prepared to plan your week from a selection of over 500+ sessions?

Posted January 30, 2017

Why do mainframes get overlooked when it comes to penetration testing? To Phil Young and Chad Rikansrud, the co-founders of zedsec 390, the lack of necessary skills and little support available in the current threat landscape are just parts of the answer.

Posted January 30, 2017

Get excited for SHARE San Jose 2017, March 5-10, by exploring the hundreds of technical sessions covering topics such as DB2 12 for z/OS and the latest and greatest DFSMS updates. Not convinced? There's more where that came from!

Posted January 16, 2017

The mainframe has been around for approximately six decades. For years, ironically, people both within and outside of our industry have held the mainframe's age against it, as if it were evidence of the mainframe perhaps not functioning as well it used to or not being as necessary as it used to be.

Posted January 03, 2017

The online agenda for SHARE San Jose, March 5-10, is now available on If you're still deciding whether to make the trek to Silicon Valley — let the technical session lineup make your decision for you!

Posted January 03, 2017

Following the recent announcement that North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) has landed a $7.5 million contract with the U.S. Dept. of Labor to help increase the numbers of underrepresented minorities and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, SHARE caught up with Rocket Software's Daniel Martin (Director for Industry Influence, SHARE Board) to discuss the impact this will have on SHARE and the future of the enterprise IT and the mainframe.

Posted December 12, 2016

This is the can't-miss enterprise IT event of the winter: SHARE San Jose is your one-stop shop to learn from the brightest leaders, access top education and network with professionals from across the industry.

Posted November 28, 2016

Hear the stories of women who are shaping the future face of technology in SHARE's latest video. Carving a path for the next generation, each featured professional explains why she chose enterprise IT and her keys to career success.

Posted November 28, 2016

IBM's partnership with the 2016 U.S. Open Tennis Championship is a clear example of the vital role the mainframe plays in modern technology. To power the app, IBM used high-processing cloud technologies supported by a physical hardware environment.

Posted November 14, 2016

SHARE's prestigious EXECUforum event, designed for enterprise IT leaders, is poised to deliver the same exceptional networking and thought-leading discussions that have made it a success year after year.

Posted October 31, 2016

Enterprise IT professionals have reason to celebrate — SHARE Academy is offering two unique specialties (made popular at recent events!) this spring during SHARE San Jose 2017.

Posted October 17, 2016

Join GT Software's Don Spoerke for this upcoming SHARE webcast and hear relevant examples of how GT Software customers have built applications on top of mainframe systems without additional coding.

Posted October 17, 2016

There is no shortage of available metrics to provide detailed insight into system performance. The problem is sorting through them all and recognizing what is most important. Utilization, for example, comes in many forms.

Posted October 03, 2016

Submissions to speak at SHARE's winter event in San Jose close THIS Thursday, Oct. 6. Do not miss your chance to share your insights, expertise and new ideas with peers by presenting as a speaker.

Posted October 03, 2016

Do not miss your chance to learn from Director of Enterprise Architecture Mark Irose as he explains how his team at Electric Insurance Co. uses web services to link legacy applications in CICS and Datacom with contemporary web and mobile apps.

Posted September 19, 2016

On Monday, March 6, 2017, award-winning speaker and author Connie Podesta will deliver a keynote during the SHARE San Jose event. As a former radio and television personality, Connie Podesta is an expert on psychology, sales, leadership, change and life balance.

Posted September 19, 2016

SHARE is seeking the best of the best to submit presentation proposals for the upcoming SHARE San Jose event. Translation: YOU can take part in this leading enterprise technology educational event as a speaker.

Posted September 06, 2016

During the SHARE Atlanta event, elections were held for the SHARE Board of Directors. SHARE extends its gratitude to each candidate, their sponsoring organizations and the 2016 Nominating Committee for their hard work and commitment to SHARE. Elected as the next SHARE President was Harry Williams of Marist College.

Posted August 22, 2016

As SHARE San Jose approaches, SHARE is seeking the best of the best to submit ideas for presentations. Take part in this leading enterprise technology educational event from March 5-10, 2017. All submissions are due October 6, 2016. Additionally, speakers selected to present will receive a discounted registration rate for the full week or complimentary registration for the day they present. From DevOps or Mobile and Social Networking to Security in the Enterprise, a variety of topics and formats are welcome.

Posted August 22, 2016

Whether you were in attendance during SHARE Atlanta or not, we want to help you re-live the excitement through SHARE Live! By purchasing SHARE Live!, you (and your coworkers!) gain access to hand-picked technical content from the SHARE Atlanta event

Posted August 08, 2016

At SHARE Atlanta, attendees had the opportunity to directly influence the content of a brand-new, highly anticipated Redpaper on IDCAMS during a live session with IBM Redbooks and via the hashtag #SHAREredpaper.

Posted August 08, 2016

Are you in need of a career boost? Look no further than SHARE Atlanta.

Posted July 25, 2016

The wait is finally over; the SHARE Atlanta agenda is now available for you to view! Now that the Atlanta schedule is live, you can plan your lineup of educational sessions.

Posted July 11, 2016

For anyone you know who has heard about the mainframe, but does not know exactly what a mainframe career entails, now is the perfect time to encourage them to explore all the possibilities — and apply for one of CA Technologies' Mainframe Academy scholarships.

Posted June 27, 2016

Prove you can "Master the Mainframe" by applying for the CA Mainframe Academy Scholarship. If you are looking to perfect your mainframe programming skills, now is the time!

Posted June 27, 2016

Still deciding whether to register to attend SHARE Atlanta? In addition to its 500+ sessions, SHARE's summer event is an excellent career boost that will help your professional development.

Posted June 27, 2016

Want to learn from the top minds in business and enterprise IT to strengthen your organization? You are in luck! SHARE recently announced its featured presenters for the educational event of the summer — SHARE Atlanta, July 31-Aug. 5.

Posted June 13, 2016

Do you ever wonder about the vital role of mainframe technology in the future of cloud computing? Frank DeGilio, Chief Architect for Cloud, IBM Systems Group, discusses this with SHARE in an eye-opening Q&A.

Posted May 31, 2016

How many times have you heard the word "encryption" today? Working in the world of IT, you cannot go a day without hearing or reading about it, and organizations today can no longer turn a blind eye to it.

Posted May 16, 2016

For today's IT teams, cyber threats and security breaches are becoming more and more common, and, as a result, cybersecurity has quickly escalated to the top of the IT priority list. But, what is the secret to staying one step ahead of the bad guys?

Posted May 02, 2016

Imagine trying to fill a prescription at the pharmacy only to discover that, due to some unknown error in some faraway IT system, your health insurance coverage isn't available. At best, this could be a minor frustration, but at worst it creates a serious medical hardship that puts policyholders at risk.

Posted April 18, 2016

Connor Krukosky is an 18 year old college student with a hobby of collecting vintage computers. One day, he decided to buy his own IBM z890. This is his story.

Posted April 04, 2016

In August of 2015 SHARE introduced White Pieces. The objective of a White Piece is to share information about technology or a process to implement technology.

Posted March 21, 2016

We had a blast in San Antonio and are already gearing up for SHARE Atlanta this summer. So what's next? That's up to YOU. The SHARE Atlanta Call for Presentations is open now through April 15 to all enterprise IT professionals who would like to showcase their expertise.

Posted March 07, 2016

Emails, meetings, phone calls—it always seems like there are just not enough hours in the day. Struggling to keep your head above water at work is far too common in this Age of Overload.

Posted February 22, 2016

Last week, IBM introduced the z13s as the latest addition to the IBM z Systems family, which offers the same capabilities, innovation and value of the larger z13 in a single-frame system. The new z13s also enables lower cloud costs and faster decision-making, among other features.

Posted February 22, 2016