SHARE eLearning Webcasts

Throughout the year, SHARE will be working with our Members, volunteers and vendor partners to bring you new industry information and education through our webcast series. Take advantage of trusted SHARE content without ever leaving the office. Check back often as new webcasts will be announced frequently.

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Upcoming Webcasts

John BakerStaying in Tune – Practical Considerations of Key Performance Areas

Date and Time: Thursday, October 27, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT

Speaker: John Baker, z/OS Performance Specialist, MVS Solutions Inc.

A properly tuned and conducted orchestra can produce amazing sounds, yet one out-of-tune instrument can ruin the whole performance. Your mainframe is no different. A well-architected, well-tuned system can support thousands of users and applications with sub-second response, but it only takes one small parameter or threshold to be exceeded and the whole system feels like it is grinding to a halt. Whether you are a seasoned performance/capacity professional or new to the field, this webcast will provide practical advice that you can put to use right away.

There is no shortage of available metrics to provide detailed insight into system performance. The problem is sorting through them all and recognizing what’s important. Utilization, for example, comes in many forms. HiperDispatch can make or break performance, and processor cache… well, a faster CPU will not help you with a cache miss. In this webcast, Baker will discuss these and other key performance areas to watch, what to look for, what to ignore, and what… well, as they say — it depends.

Bring your questions and let’s make some music.

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Make the Mainframe Great Again: Vote for Innovation and Modernization

Date and Time: Thursday, November 3, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT

Speaker: Dusty Rivers, Director, z Systems Software: IMS and CICS, GT Software

With new initiatives around mobile, big data, business intelligence, cloud, application development, cognitive, social and more, it is enough to make your head spin. But, if you are living in the mainframe world, what does that mean for you and your organization? Too many new development initiatives are slowed or sidelined when accessing data from the mainframe enters the equation. Why waste time and money writing custom code when modernization is just a few mouse clicks away?

Join GT Software’s Dusty Rivers and hear new, real-life examples of how GT Software customers have built mobile and Web applications on top of mainframe systems without any additional coding required. With the right solutions, you too can make the mainframe great again.

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