Community Enablement has such a lofty sounding name, but I am often asked what does it mean? The general idea is that SHARE is attempting to provide facilities to become the digital resource for the net-generation as it was for the previous generation, to become the “must attend event” online, aroun
Many of you know that I've been serving the past four years on the SHARE board as the Director of Conference Operations. Since 1955, the only product that SHARE offered has been in-person conferences. There have been changes, but the deep technical content and expertise is still there in System z,
zNextGen is the next generation of mainframe professionals! We are a large, cohesive group of people from around the world, working for different companies and embracing diverse enterprise computing roles. zNextGen members communicate through many mediums in order to learn from each other, to SHARE
It’s been far too long since I’ve spent time in this space. As I sat down to write this, I found myself examining the “why” of that first sentence and realized that my answer echoed so much of what I’m hearing from colleagues in our industry recently. The common thread seems to be that over the pa
This week Gartner told their audience at the Gartner Symposium that cloud computing isn’t wishful thinking anymore. It is time for IT people to be prepared to examine what cloud computing will do for and to their environments.