News From SHARE

Join SHARE on Thursday, August 29, 11:00 a.m. ET for a complimentary webcast, New Mainframe Monitoring Capability with the OMEGAMON V5.1 Family, and hear about new features and functionality in the Tivoli OMEGAMON family to support increased demands around mobile, cloud and big data. This webcast will cover recently announced OMEGAMON capabilities across z/OS, Mainframe Networks, storage and z/VM. IBM's continued focus on integrating Service Management capabilities for improved productivity and availability across the enterprise will also be discussed.

Posted August 05, 2013

Just about every company with a DBMS has that binder full of corporate and/or IT standards. That one over there in the corner with the cobwebs on it - the one that you only use when you need an excuse to avoid work. Okay, well, maybe it's not quite that bad. Your standards documents could be on the company intranet or some other online mechanism (but chances are there will be virtual cobwebs on your online standards manuals, too).

Posted August 05, 2013

SHARE spotlights its latest article, "Mainframe Security? It's About the Processes," highlighting Mainframe security both historically and as it functions today. With an ever-changing technological world, there is no doubt the mainframe has had to adjust to stay current with today's demands. Although it is an open discussion on whether or not the mainframe is actually hackable, people have strong opinions on either side.

Posted July 22, 2013

Erika Morphy shares educated opinions on mobile devices and their security in companies today: In a world of ever changing technology, and our society's constant need to be connected with a mobile device, companies are more and more frequently running into issues around personal vs company distributed devices. The majority of companies today take the BYOD approach in which employees provide their own device for work and personal use. Although this is a positive for employees since they only need to keep track of one phone, it can be a challenge for IT and device security due to the multitude of phone and service providers.

Posted June 24, 2013

SHARE is pleased to announce that the technical session schedule for SHARE in Boston is now available. Explore the line-up of user-focused technical sessions including a number of hands-on labs.

Posted June 10, 2013

Janet L. Sun, Immediate Past President, SHARE Inc. continues her discussion from Part 1 and Part 2 and answers the question "what do you lose by moving off the mainframe?"

Posted May 28, 2013

Janet L. Sun, Immediate Past President, SHARE Inc. discusses and refutes myths about mainframes.

Posted May 13, 2013

Doug Balog, IBM General Manager for System z reflects on his SHARE in San Francisco experience and answers questions from SHARE's social media community.

Posted April 29, 2013

Having served as SHARE's president in the mid-90s, Anne Caluori has become a well-established leader and veteran consultant in today's workforce. With an advanced degree in organizational development and through her experiences in the industry, Caluori has developed a unique perspective on the crisscrossing generations in today's society. She has experienced numerous working environments and coworkers from all different generations. In a recent Q&A with the President's Corner, she shared her perspective on the wide array of generations in the workforce.

Posted April 01, 2013

How will the growth and adoption of mobile devices affect the future of IT and organization management?How will the growth and adoption of mobile devices affect the future of IT and organization management? In a world where everyone seems to be focused on a mobile device, it is necessary to look at where we are now and forecast how the use of devices will impact the future. Staying up-to-date with industry and member needs, SHARE and GUIDE SHARE EUROPE recently conducted a survey on Mobile Computing. Mobile devices, which include BYOD, corporate-provided smart phones and media tablets are all primary communication distributors and providers. There are many issues that have made it challenging for IT to provide the best security, management and access to information.

Posted March 18, 2013

SHARE in San Francisco kicked off yesterday and will continue through Friday. If you were not able to travel to the event, you can still be a part of the audience with SHARE Live!, the virtual event option.

Posted February 04, 2013

At SHARE in San Francisco, February 3-8, 2013 attendees will discuss, analyze and review today's hottest enterprise IT topics including Cloud, Managing Mobile Devices, Virtualization, Big Data - Big Analytics - Big Needs and everything you want to know about zEC12, HMC, System z, Linux on System z, z/VM, z/OS and zEnterprise!

Posted January 22, 2013

In our industry, the paradigm is shifting from companies having complete control of information to not having a choice about surrendering access to just about any user-owned and managed device. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is causing a stir with mainframers.

Posted December 10, 2012

IT users and industry experts will present on today's most pressing enterprise technology topics at SHARE in San Francisco, February 3-8, 2013. The full session schedule is now available for you to explore the line-up of user-focused technical sessions.

Posted November 26, 2012

IBM recently introduced the System zEC12 - a model that offers 25% more computing power than its predecessor thanks to big improvements to the z processor, in cache, in the processor nest and also due to new instructions. Enterprise IT professionals, however, should look beyond the usual speeds/feeds/capacity improvements to the new System z, and should instead consider the message that IBM is sending with the improvements to the processor and related on-board cache. What IBM is trying to do is shift the mainframe conversation away from a discussion of technologies into a discussion about workload processing.

Posted November 12, 2012

Cloud and mobile are becoming intertwined in the computing environment. As a result, a greater reliance on the mainframe to manage both is growing. For that reason, new tools and product lines, such as the zEnterprise EC12, are being developed with an eye to managing both. Reviewers of zEC12 were impressed by many of its characteristics such as the better CPU performance, faster query function and its sophisticated data warehouse and analytics. All the better, according to IT analyst firm Ptak, Noel & Associates, to speed up "cloud deployment of mission critical workloads."

Posted October 29, 2012

Join SHARE and IBM at 10:00 a.m. CDT on Thursday, November 8 for a complimentary webcast and learn how the latest innovations for CICS Transaction Server will help you deliver a smarter and more agile transaction processing experience to your business users. Speakers Fraser Bohm, Lead CICS Developer, IBM Software Group and Andrew Bates, CICS Product Line Manager, IBM Software Group will show how you can benefit from major enhancements such as Cloud-style CICS applications and infrastructure through Platform-as-a-Service, policy-based management, a new Web container and advancements in performance and scalability. This webcast, featuring CICS Transaction Server for z/OS® V5.1, will introduce exciting new capabilities and innovation throughout the CICS portfolio that will truly help shape the future of critical information systems on System z®.

Posted October 15, 2012

Did you know SHARE Select members receive exclusive access to valuable content from SHARE's biannual events? SHARE in Anaheim, August 5-10, addressed some of today's most pressing enterprise technology topics, including big data, cloud in the enterprise, data center modernization, application development, virtualization and much more. New content from SHARE in Anaheim is now available virtually to SHARE Select members.

Posted October 01, 2012

The Big Data Spotlight at SHARE in Anaheim included two full days that addressed SHARE attendees' most pressing Big Data questions and concerns. Everyone from the keynote speakers to daily technical session speakers (including a full Big Data hot topic track) discussed why Big Data is so important today.

Posted September 04, 2012

Whether you attended SHARE in Anaheim last week or not, most of us in enterprise IT can relate to Jason Dorsey's keynote "Crossing the Generational Divide: Leveraging the Power of Generations™ for Your Strategic Advantage." Jason is from the Center for Generational Kinetics and kicked off the five day event by sharing strategies and humorous anecdotes on balancing a workforce made up of four generations working side by side. An impromptu poll found that about half of the audience was Baby Boomers, which Jason defines as people born between 1946 and 1964. Gen X - people born between 1965 and 1976 and Gen Y - people born between 1977 and 1995 also had a strong presence. There were also about a dozen Traditionalists - the generation born before 1946 in the audience.

Posted August 20, 2012

SHARE in Anaheim kicked off yesterday and will continue through Friday. If you were not able to travel to the event, you can still be a part of the audience with SHARE Live!, the virtual event option. SHARE Live! provides the latest enterprise IT best practices as well as on-demand access to recorded proceedings for six months post-event. SHARE Live! features sessions on a variety of topical areas including the keynote addresses.

Posted August 06, 2012

If you are unable to get out of the office for a full week to attend SHARE in Anaheim, we want to make it easy for you to take advantage of the leading enterprise IT technical program being presented August 5-10. Take a look at the below possibilities to find what SHARE attendance option is the best fit for you!

Posted July 23, 2012

BYOD, or "Bring Your Own Device," is a perq many employees enjoy; however, most studies and statistics say that companies should carefully evaluate security risks before allowing BYOD. In the final part of the three-part mobile blog series on the SHARE President's Corner, Erika Morphy investigates mobile security issues.

Posted July 09, 2012

Mobile apps are benefiting the consumer, but how does the mainframe view new advancements in these technologies? In the second part of the three-part mobile blog series on the SHARE President's Corner, Erika Morphy investigates mobile and how it affects consumers and the mainframe.

Posted June 25, 2012

Join us at SHARE in Anaheim, August 5-10 to see why over 90 percent of past SHARE attendees cite satisfaction with breadth, depth and relevance of the user-focused content delivered at SHARE events. SHARE consistently is THE place for the most up-to-date, real-world insight on how to deliver value to your business.IT users and industry experts will present on today's hottest and most relevant enterprise technology topics. View the full session schedule to identify sessions that are pertinent to your job role.

Posted May 29, 2012

New Big Data initiatives are adding complexity to our IT environments. Today, we're challenged to deal with the faster rate at which data is generated, even larger volumes of data, the proliferation of structured and unstructured data and growing pressure to turn this data into information our companies and customers can actually use. Join us for the SHARE in Anaheim Big Data Spotlight from August 6 - 7.

Posted May 14, 2012

The vibe surrounding cloud computing at SHARE in Atlanta was all about forgetting the hype and dealing with reality. Attendees came looking for results after hearing for years about the computing model that reduces costs while increasing flexibility and scalability. Veteran tech journalist Pedro Pereira discusses the cloud computing content at SHARE in Atlanta in the SHARE's President's Corner.

Posted April 30, 2012

Anyone who believes the mainframe is yesterday's technology, should consider this: plenty of mainframe tech jobs are currently available, and the number is bound to increase in coming years as long-time mainframe professionals reach retirement age. Veteran tech journalist Pedro Pereira explores the future of the mainframe-savvy workforce on SHARE's President's Corner.

Posted April 16, 2012

The current Internet addressing scheme is expected to become obsolete in 2012. In the third and final post of his 3-part series for SHARE President's Corner, veteran tech writer Carl Weinschenk explores how IPv6 will influence mainframe computing.

Posted April 02, 2012

75% of organizations are not collecting data from their social media networks. That is the top-line finding of a new Unisphere Research study which was presented at the 2012 SHARE ExecuForum, March 12-13 in conjunction with SHARE in Atlanta last week. A deeper look reveals that this does not signal a bleak day for social media data collection. While adoption rates for measurement of social media networks appear low today, organizations plan to begin monitoring and analyzing this data over the next one to five years. Planned investments in this area continue to trend upward each year. This trend signals that the social media business intelligence market is still in an "early adopter" phase, but is rapidly growing in relevance.

Posted March 19, 2012

The current Internet addressing scheme is expected to become obsolete in 2012. In the first post of his 3-part series for SHARE President's Corner, veteran tech writer Carl Weinschenk explores why businesses must transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

Posted March 05, 2012

The current Internet addressing scheme is expected to become obsolete in 2012. In the first post of his 3-part series for SHARE President's Corner, veteran tech writer Carl Weinschenk explores why businesses must transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

Posted March 05, 2012

This year Data Security, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Data Integration and Unstructured Data are key areas that are defining competitiveness and investments in IT. Unisphere Research President, Thomas J. Wilson will outline concerns and new solutions for each of the four data trends, as well as help you assess your organization's priorities for the coming year in SHARE's upcoming webcast.

Posted February 06, 2012

Veteran tech journalist Renee Boucher Ferguson has penned a new SHARE President's Corner blog series exploring the considerations, challenges and opportunities associated with Big Data. The first article in her series will appear this week, and covers specific solutions to analyze, and more importantly, glean value from Big Data.

Posted January 23, 2012

SHARE's webcast series kicks off 2012 with a new installment aimed at helping you determine how to incorporate data encryption in your enterprise to maximize security. Enterprise Encryption 101 will take place Thursday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m. CST. Led by Philip H. Smith III from Voltage Security, Inc., this webcast will look at the issues and opportunities surrounding encryption technologies.

Posted January 09, 2012

More than 500 technical sessions are featured at SHARE in Atlanta, taking place March 11-16, 2012 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. Register now to join us for premier enterprise IT education, networking and innovations.

Posted December 12, 2011

Providing adequate transparency of policies and maintaining relevancy for mainframe applications are two challenges facing today's IT professionals as non-technical users and IT continually work together to provide solutions that are both understandable and consumable by the systems that use them. As application owners request better visibility of the logic that drives their systems and the ability to quickly make changes, it's becoming more common for business rules and events to drive these critical applications that run on your mainframe.

Posted November 28, 2011

Businesses and individuals are generating data, all day, every day. Whether it's via our smartphone use, web searches, photo storage, video streaming, with each keystroke on our computers, each of us contributes to this amassing of data. In fact, it's estimated that the amount of data we generate will increase by 44% over the next ten years. Veteran technology writer Pedro Pereira has taken a hard look at this emerging issue and developed a three-part series article exploring the Big Deal about Big Data.

Posted November 14, 2011

How confident are you in your legacy application security? Determine your risk potential and learn proactive steps you can take to protect your enterprise applications. Register now for the next webcast hosted by SHARE and presented by IBM: Did You Know that Your Legacy Applications are at Risk on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. CST. Speakers Karl Snider and Dave Myers from the IBM Corporation will discuss how new challenges for meeting application security and compliance have emerged as criminals are increasingly targeting applications.

Posted October 31, 2011

A SHARE membership currently connects individuals to thousands of enterprise IT professionals and offers educational opportunities, professional development and networking throughout the year. For 2012, SHARE is offering even more, with enhanced access to education and best practice sessions, through SHARE Select.

Posted October 17, 2011

As an information technology (IT) research analyst, I receive regular invites to industry events (because the event sponsors hope that I will share their stories with a broader audience). But my motivation for attending these events is to conduct information technology research. I have no qualms about approaching IT professionals whom I don't know (including teachers, students, IT practitioners, IT executives and vendors) and asking their opinions of various technologies, products and industry trends. And a high percentage of these individuals are usually willing to share their opinions (as long as I don't mention their organizations in my research).One of my favorite events to attend is the SHARE user group meeting held twice a year at various locations in the United States. And the reason I enjoy this meeting so much is that a large number of seasoned IT professionals attend and speak at this event. These people are easy to approach, very knowledgeable and very candid.

Posted October 03, 2011

Enjoy all that Atlanta has to offer during your time at SHARE in Atlanta by staying at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center.

Posted September 20, 2011

Submit your proposal to present at SHARE in Atlanta, March 11 - 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia, the premier event for the Enterprise IT community. SHARE welcomes and encourages both first-time submitters and seasoned presenters to take part in this leading enterprise technology event. The deadline to submit a presentation proposal is October 7, 2011.

Posted September 06, 2011

Unable to attend SHARE in Orlando in person? You are invited to experience SHARE Live! Take advantage of this opportunity to participate in real-time with selected technical sessions at a rate of $550.

Posted August 08, 2011

Join us for SHARE in Orlando even if you can't get away from the office. If you have an upcoming deadline or travel constraints, SHARE has options that provide access to a subset of content to meet your needs.

Posted July 25, 2011

On July 12, IBM will take the next step in the evolution of zEnterprise hybrid computing - with a new entry point for clients of all sizes - designed to unleash new business innovation in the data center.

Posted July 11, 2011

Is your network providing the agility that business requires today? Are you having to manage new devices on your network? Is Network availability a concern? If you answered yes to any of these questions, attend this Webcast about the new release of Tivoli® NetView®.

Posted June 27, 2011

On June 24, IBM makes CICS Transaction Server V4.2 generally available. Announced on April 5, CICS TS V4.2 builds upon V4.1 enabling customers to compete in the marketplace, comply with regulations and policies and control costs and resources. This latest release offers significant new or enhanced capability in five key areas that ensure better value for CICS customers.

Posted June 13, 2011