Dear IBM mainframer,

In a career spanning more than thirty years, primarily with mainframe clients, two things are clear:

  • Most clients want to increase their use of zEnterprise because it provides a scalable, secure, highly manageable server for their business.
  • A very small number of ISVs are frustrating client attempts to grow their mainframe platform.

Many years ago, as a result of client feedback to IBM, an internet mailing list was established where clients can discuss mainframe ISV issues with other zEnterprise shops. In 2012, IBM transferred responsibility for this facility to SHARE.  ISAM Inc kindly offered supporting sponsorship so that SHARE could take on this project.  It is our hope that through communication comes knowledge, and with knowledge comes improved negotiating leverage.

Click the "Next Page" link at the bottom of this page. There you will find the "Acceptable Use Policy" and an application form to join our mailing list. There is no charge to you. You do not need to be a member of SHARE to participate, but you are certainly encouraged to join! Each email you will receive contains a link to unsubscribe if you decide it's not for you. So give it a try! If you have any questions, please e-mail me.

I hope you will find value in this discussion vehicle and that it will assist you in achieving your business objectives with IBM's mainframe platform.

Yours truly,


John R Anderson

John R Anderson