News From SHARE

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

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the IBM mainframe, our next SHARE host city, Pittsburgh, also commemorates a few noteworthy milestones. Milestones like celebrating 50 years of the innovative Pennsylvania Ballet and 50 years of its public transit agency, Port Authority of Allegheny County.

Posted April 14, 2014

SHARE in Anaheim wasn't the only exciting System z event to kick-off Monday. The date also marked the launch of IBM's Master the Mainframe World Championship, an enterprise computing competition among 43 students from 23 countries across the globe.

Posted March 31, 2014

More than 1,000 people are expected to partake in more than 500 technical sessions across 20 tracks of content at SHARE in Anaheim next week.

Posted March 03, 2014

Browse the upcoming complimentary webcasts from SHARE and attend as many as your schedule allows based on what content is most relevant to your job role.

Posted February 03, 2014

In only a few months the mainframe becomes 50 years old. In a new SHARE blog post, Joe Clabby, President, Clabby Analytics, reflects on the upcoming milestone.

Posted January 21, 2014

Improving customer experience - That was the top response from IT and business leaders worldwide in a recently released Gartner survey. Customer experience is on the radar of the 64 percent of Gartner respondents investing or planning to invest in Big Data technology this year (less than 8 percent said they have deployed already).

Posted January 06, 2014

The full session lineup for SHARE in Anaheim, held March 9-14, 2014, is now live online.

Posted December 09, 2013

The SHARE Academic Award for Excellence offers students the opportunity to submit an academic-related enterprise IT project that adds value to an organization's overall goals and missions. SHARE acknowledges a younger generation of talent as being pivotal to the future of enterprise computing.

Posted November 25, 2013

Pat Toole, General Manager, System z, Systems and Technology Group at IBM Corporation, has been announced as a Keynote Speaker for SHARE in Anaheim, March 9-14, 2014. Toole will discuss how System z has transformed over the past 50 years, as well as present new ground-breaking innovations on the product's horizon in the near future.

Posted November 11, 2013

A key to your participation in SHARE is buy-in from your leadership. Show them the value of attending SHARE - invite them to join you in Anaheim and participate in an exclusive forum just for IT leaders!

Posted October 28, 2013

Registration is now open for SHARE in Anaheim, March 9-14, 2014. Join us for over 500 user-focused sessions, networking opportunities and hardware and software highlights. Be sure to register before January 31, 2014 for maximum savings.

Posted October 28, 2013

The mainframe continues to thrive even as new computing trends such as Big Data and cloud take hold. Mainframe experts ponder the perception and future of the mainframe.

Posted October 14, 2013

We all know that one of cloud computing's most attractive attributes is flexibility, which some people may not associate with the mainframe. But those people are not mainframers. The mainframe actually does provide all the benefits of cloud computing - and the virtualization that provides the cloud's underpinnings. Pedro Pereira explores why the mainframe is a good investment for environments that demand flexibility in the most recent blog post on the SHARE President's Corner.

Posted September 30, 2013

Technical sessions are the "heart and soul" of SHARE events. Whether you were able to attend SHARE in Boston last month or not, read about a few key takeaways from some of the most widely-attended sessions from the event in the latest President's Corner blog post SHARE in Boston 2013 Journal: Tales from the Sessions.

Posted September 16, 2013

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