News From SHARE

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

There are no young professionals in the mainframe community, right? Wrong! It's time you meet Connor Krukosky, an 18-year-old college student who bought an IBM z890 from an online auction and is now busy getting it up and running.

Posted February 08, 2016

SHARE events are known for their robust education for enterprise IT professionals. On February 28, SHARE in San Antonio will be upping the ante with the addition of the DevOps in the Enterprise track, which features presentations from members of TechBeacon's 100 DevOps "ones to watch.

Posted January 25, 2016

The world of cyber security has shifted as hackers have turned in to organized crime groups and cyber criminals continue to become more sophisticated. Join SHARE in San Antonio keynote speaker, Patrick Gray, IT Security Consultant and a 20-year veteran of the FBI, as he explores the current threat landscape and how it is rapidly changing.

Posted January 11, 2016

Looking to dive in to IBM's Information Management Systems? Want an Assembler crash course? Join expert instructors for SHARE Academy, February 28, 2016 before the full week of SHARE in San Antonio kicks off.

Posted January 11, 2016

Most people believe the mainframe is immune from viruses. But, an extremely dangerous virus seriously threatens both the mainframe and the organizations that depend on it.

Posted December 07, 2015

Despite rumors about the mainframe's demise, the IT community knows it is very much still a critical driver of business progress. But, how do you convince the non-IT decision makers in your community that the chatter they have been hearing about the decline of the mainframe is simply based on rumors, not facts?

Posted November 23, 2015

When it came time for a complicated datacenter move, Mary Anne and her manager didn't quite see eye to eye on how long the process would take. Find out how Mary Anne handled the challenging move and how long the outage actually took.

Posted November 09, 2015

While cloud computing grows and mainframe users continue to rely on existing architecture and networks, connecting mainframe applications to new cloud services as well as existing infrastructures will become increasingly important. During SHARE in Orlando, Chris Leonard and Mayur Raga of IBM UK Laboratories Limited addressed the impact of this convergence on MQ networks.

Posted October 26, 2015

Sometimes a topic is not quite big enough to warrant an entire technical session at a SHARE event, yet it is far too important to completely pass up. That's when "Bit Bucket" sessions come into play.

Posted October 12, 2015

Mobile is game changer. There is no doubt about that. The role that mobile plays is growing at such a fast rate that it simply cannot be ignored: a mobile strategy is now a necessity in the business world and the mainframe is here to support it.

Posted September 28, 2015

SHARE is excited to introduce DevOps in the Enterprise as a brand-new educational track for the SHARE in San Antonio event this winter, and we want YOU to help kick it off. Share your expertise and best practices with attendees who want to help build and enhance DevOps within their organizations.

Posted September 28, 2015

SHARE is excited to announce the Monday keynote speaker during SHARE in San Antonio, Juliet Funt, Founder and CEO of WhiteSpace® at Work. Juliet will be taking the stage this winter to help you get back on track by providing tools you can use to stand out at work and move your career forward.

Posted September 14, 2015

Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President of IBM Systems at IBM Corporation took the stage as a keynote speaker at SHARE in Orlando. In the spirit of celebration, Rosamilia reminded the crowd of the continued progress of the mainframe as it evolves to meet the increased demands on the industry in the context of mobile, cloud and security.

Posted August 31, 2015

The SHARE in San Antonio Call for Presentations is open now through October 23 to all enterprise IT professionals who would like to showcase their expertise. Do you consider yourself an influencer? An expert in your area?

Posted August 17, 2015

Linux applications have been on the rise for the last four years, according to a 2014 report from The Linux Foundation. What are the reasons behind the decline in Windows deployment and increase in Linux?

Posted August 03, 2015

The blog formerly known as the SHARE President's Corner has a new name and a new look! We are excited to introduce mindSHARE: a new blog that is your source for the latest content and perspectives on enterprise IT from experts within the SHARE Community.

Posted July 20, 2015

COBOL 5.1 (otherwise referred to as COBOL V5) has several benefits, leading an increasing number of users to migrate to this technology. But not everyone is on board just yet.

Posted July 06, 2015

On Friday, March 6, 2015 at SHARE in Seattle, four speakers covered a variety of topics too small to have a session of their own and too important not to pass along. These were items that could be brought back home and put straight to use.

Posted June 22, 2015

While cloud offers many benefits, the mainframe has its own set of special skills, including the ability to process 1.1 million transactions per second. It is no wonder 80% of world corporate data is still processed on the mainframe.

Posted June 08, 2015

Learn how the new generation of the IBM mainframe has been designed to meet the needs of the mobile generation and Internet of Things. While operational excellence is still a focus, IT investment is shifting to value creation, service excellence and better client experience.

Posted May 26, 2015

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Philip Young delivered a keynote presentation at SHARE in Seattle explaining what you can do to help bridge the divide between the mainframe and security worlds, how to embrace hacker culture for the betterment of z/OS and what that community thinks of this "legacy" system.

Posted May 11, 2015

Returning to their roots, Radixx International migrates back to the mainframe after the introduction of z13. Radixx CEO Ron Peri saw z13 as an opportunity to streamline his company's IT and meet the demand for high availability.

Posted April 27, 2015

Mobile and security are two hot button topics for almost any IT professional. It is with these two issues in mind that IBM hopes the new z Systems will stand out.

Posted April 13, 2015

In a recent blog from SHARE, Mike Desens of IBM Corporation and Scott Fagen of CA Technologies, shared their thoughts on the z13 mainframe's ability to maximize business opportunities through enabling mobilization.

Posted March 30, 2015

In a recent blog from SHARE, Pam Taylor, senior product manager at IBM, shared her thoughts about the importance of establishing a framework for addressing governance, risk and compliance.

Posted March 16, 2015

The call for presentations for SHARE® in Orlando is now open! For its 60th anniversary educational event, SHARE is seeking content in a range of topics, with emphasis on the new z13 IBM mainframe.

Posted March 02, 2015

In early January, Compuware announced the release of a software suite geared toward millennials that makes the mainframe more instinctive.

Posted February 17, 2015

ETL — extract, transform and load — has been the prevailing mantra for the past 30 years when it comes to data analytics. Until recently, it was just too expensive to run analytics where the data lived, and companies were forced to move information to another platform.

Posted February 02, 2015

In light of the January 14 IBM announcements, SHARE in Seattle unveils a unique offering of content related to the latest mainframe software and hardware reveals. Covering all things z Systems and with a Mobile focus, SHARE's event this March is the place to stay up-to-speed. Newly announced technical sessions include:

Posted January 20, 2015

The early bird deadline for the winter event of the year, SHARE® in Seattle, is fast approaching. Featuring technical sessions on hot enterprise IT topics like Security, Mobile and Cloud in the Enterprise, Seattle is one SHARE you will not want to miss.

Posted January 05, 2015

Preview the agenda for the first SHARE® event of its 60th anniversary year! With 500+ technical sessions, SHARE in Seattle is the place to access the latest industry news and education.

Posted December 08, 2014

General Manager for IBM System z Ross A. Mauri has been selected as the Monday keynote speaker during SHARE® in Seattle, March 1-6, 2015. For his keynote address, Mauri will discuss the arrival of a new generation of the IBM mainframe.

Posted November 24, 2014

Stay up-to-speed on the latest enterprise IT hot topics and join one of the most influential independent associations in the industry for SHARE® in Seattle, March 1-6, 2015. The event will feature a keynote presentation from the "Solider of FORTRAN" Philip Young (Visa Inc.) and over 500 technical sessions on hot topics.

Posted November 10, 2014

Miss out on SHARE® in Pittsburgh this summer? Get caught up with SHARE's latest blog post featuring key takeaways from security keynote Robert Andrews, co-founder and chief information security officer for Mainstream Security.

Posted October 27, 2014

It is no secret that companies are embracing analytics as one of the key drivers of future growth. During the Global Technology Outlook at SHARE® in Pittsburgh this August, IBM Watson's Donna Dillenberger further noted that new mainframe technologies are enabling organizations to harness increasingly meaningful results from data gathered from disparate sources.

Posted October 13, 2014

During his SHARE in Pittsburgh presentation, Bryan Foley, IBM program director for System z strategy and Linux business line manager, noted the answer to this burning question: the mainframe."It's the ultimate virtualized system," said Foley. "You can throw all of your workload in, and it runs better as you do that."

Posted September 29, 2014

If cars evolved at the rate of IT, they'd get 1 billion miles per gallon by 2020. That's the power of the innovation the mainframe delivers, said IBM's Chief Innovation Officer Bernie Meyerson during his keynote address at SHARE in Pittsburgh.

Posted September 15, 2014

Share your opinions, experiences, lessons learned and fresh approaches as a speaker at SHARE in Seattle, March 1-6, 2015. Whether a first-time submitter or seasoned presenter, we welcome you to take part in this leading enterprise technology event. The deadline to submit is Friday, October 24.

Posted September 02, 2014

Share your opinions, experiences, lessons learned and fresh approaches as a speaker at SHARE in Seattle, March 1-6, 2015. Whether a first-time submitter or seasoned presenter, we welcome you to take part in this leading enterprise technology event. The deadline to submit is Friday, October 24.

Posted August 18, 2014

Banks have a message for recent grads with IT degrees - we want you. Find out why in the recent SHARE blog post.

Posted August 04, 2014

You wanted more advanced z/OS content, and we listened. SHARE in Pittsburgh, August 3-8 is offering a variety of user and hands-on sessions for advanced enterprise IT professionals.

Posted July 21, 2014

SHARE in Pittsburgh combines user-driven technical sessions, insights from experts, access to industry leaders and IBM executives, and product highlights. With 500+ compelling technical content sessions across the hottest topics, attendees can choose from a variety of user-focused and hands-on labs.

Posted July 07, 2014

While much has been (inaccurately) written about the mainframe's demise, the real crisis is around the prevalence of skilled developers who will understand how to work on it in the future, said Compuware's Ian Clarke in a recent Q&A with TechRadar Pro.

Posted June 23, 2014

It's more than just a passing fad when nearly three-quarters of mainframe users are considering or in the midst of big data projects.

Posted June 09, 2014

A recent SHARE blog post based on research from Computer Business Review (CBR) outlined five reasons why the mainframe's future is looking bright. Take a look at several reasons why the mainframe is designed for the long haul.

Posted May 27, 2014

A recent SHARE blog post discussed the mainframe's role in last week's Mad Men episode where it introduced an IBM System/360 computer to the office of Sterling Cooper & Partners.

Posted May 12, 2014

Janet L. Sun, Immediate Past President, SHARE Inc. attended this month's IBM Mainframe50 event Check out the recap, "Can We Talk? Over 50 Years of Dialog," a reflection on the presentation and the user group's influence on the mainframe's past and future.

Posted April 28, 2014