About SHARE

Research Influence

SHARE values itself by staying current with industry trends and member needs. See below for SHARE research initiatives from over the years.  

Interested in getting involved in SHARE research or have a paper you’d like to submit? Contact Daniel Martin.


White Piece – Simple Install - A Roadmap

February 2016

The intent of this White Piece is a call to action for an open source install process and tooling for all z/OS software products. 


White Piece – Is Your Mainframe Infected with the Apathy Virus?

September 2015

The intent of this White Piece is to provide steps that your organization can take to successfuly defend the mainframe and ensure that your organization can effectively leverage its unique strengths to achieve and sustain competitive advantage.


White Piece – Mobile App Development: The DOs

August 2015

The intent of this White Piece is to provide some hints to the developer community from the user community describing some of the common usability shortcomings SHARE Members have observed around what developers SHOULD do.


White Piece – Mobile App Development: The DON'Ts

August 2015

The intent of this White Piece is to provide some hints to the developer community from the user community describing some of the common usability shortcomings SHARE Members have observed around what developers SHOULD NOT do.


Don't Believe the Myth-Information About the Mainframe White Paper

July 2013

With over 50 years of the mainframe, there have been generational differences between the mainframe that was introduced in 1964 and the mainframe as we know it today. Janet L. Sun, Past President, SHARE Inc., explores and dispels numerous myths about the mainframe.


SHARE and GUIDE SHARE Europe Mobile Computing Survey*

February 2013

Thank you to IBM Corporation for sponsoring the survey and to our partner IBM Systems Mazing, Mainframe Edition and its readers for their contribution to the survey.

Members only may click here to download the complete findings report. Site login and password required for access. 


Social Media & Business Intelligence Survey Results and Analysis*

March 2012

Members only may click here to download the complete findings report. Site login and password required for access. 


Closing the IT Skills Gap: 2011 SHARE Survey for Guiding University & College IT Agendas*

February 2011

Members only may click here to download the complete findings report. Site login and password required for access. 


Total Enterprise Virtualization*

January 2009

Members only may click here to download the complete findings report. Site login and password required for access. 


The New Mainframe: Data Integration and Service-Oriented Architecture, Big Iron Style*

July/August 2007

Members only may click here to download the complete findings report. Site login and password required for access. 


Compliance Management: All Roads Lead to the Data Center*

2005 SHARE Compliance Issues Survey

Members only may click here to download the complete findings report. Site login and password required for access. 

The complete Compliance Survey Results report (19 comprehensive pages of results) is available to purchase for $750.**


*Executive Summary is available for public viewing by clicking on the report title. Members only may download the complete report. 

**To purchase the complete Compliance Survey Results report, please send an e-mail request to SHARE Headquarters. Please include “Full Compliance Survey Results Report” in the subject line, and include your name, company, job title and address. A representative from SHARE Headquarters will respond to your inquiry to complete the purchase.