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SHARE eLearning Webcasts

Throughout the year, SHARE works 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. View past recordings.

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Upcoming Webcasts


Modernize Your Testing in the World of DevOps

Date and Time: Thursday, August 27, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT 
Speakers: Rosalind Radcliffe, Chief Architect for CLM and DevOps, IBM Distinguished Engineer; Kirk Chadrick, Global Business Executive - Build Solutions & Enterprise DevOps Practice Leader, IBM; Rebecca Levesque, CEO & President, 21st Century Software

Marketplace demands require the enterprise to modernize applications and release new offerings rapidly. Relying on waterfall development processes can be familiar, but can have drawbacks that produce delays, cost overruns, and slower cycles.

With the move to an agile DevOps framework, automated testing is a critical function to ensure quality in continuous deployments. Teams that improve their test efficiency and effectiveness significantly reduce their expenses and the time it takes to get high-quality innovative solutions to end users.

Learn from the experts as they share:

  • Where testing fits in your hybrid cloud strategy
  • Why smarter testing with automation is key to CI/CD in your DevOps process
  • How to get started

Register for this webinar if you need to: 

  • Get to market quickly before the competition
  • Replace outdated or inefficient manual testing and deliver continuous integration
  • Find the best technology to support collaborative agile delivery

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This webcast is sponsored by 21st Century Software and does not necessarily represent the views of SHARE and/or SHARE members.


Are You Truly Optimizing Resiliency on IBM Z?

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 2, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT 
Speakers: Mark Anzani, VP Strategy, IBM Z; David Clitherow, Global Offering Manager, IBM; David Raften, Engagement Manager, IBM, IBM Z; Rebecca Levesque, CEO & President, 21st Century Software

Digital transformation in the enterprise is being driven by the increasing pressure of customer expectations for continuous and unfailing access to information. The ability to support those requirements demands the best in an IT infrastructure and with IBM Z at the heart of your enterprise.

Learn how built-in z15 resiliency, GDPS failover capabilities and innovations like system recovery can allow for a complete resiliency solution lifecycle. The speakers will demonstrate how to remain competitive, exceed Service Level Agreements, and minimize the disruption of any downtime with the best of breed operational resiliency that IBM Z provides. IBM Z Batch Resiliency can further aid the delivery of operational resiliency of that business-critical data used by batch workloads to achieve a faster point in time recovery, delivering protection to maximize data integrity.

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This webcast is sponsored by 21st Century Software and does not necessarily represent the views of SHARE and/or SHARE members.


Tailored Fit Pricing: How to Manage Workload in a World Without Capping

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 9, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT 
Speakers: Andrew Mead, Senior Offering Manager & Business Unit Executive for Tailored Fit Pricing, IBM; Roger Rogers, Executive IT Economics Consultant, IBM; Rebecca Levesque, CEO & President, 21st Century Software

Tailored Fit Pricing is a new pricing model that eliminates the need for capping workloads and provides a complete alternative to the R4HA. For clients adopting this new model, there may be questions on how you manage your workloads both from a technical and business perspective: How am I tracking against my annual baseline? What is the change in MSU consumption month-to-month? Who are my major consumers of resources? Can I quantify the benefit of investing in new z15 hardware?

In this webinar, the speakers discuss these questions and demonstrate how to model these scenarios using IBM Z Performance and Capacity Analytics. Using predefined reports, IT operations and management can easily manage performance consumption, link this back to business operations, and provide the basis for planning workload optimization and future capacity needs.

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This webcast is sponsored by 21st Century Software and does not necessarily represent the views of SHARE and/or SHARE members.


Digital Transformation Includes Getting The Most Out of Your Mainframe

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 15, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT 
Speakers: Larry Strickland, Chief Products Officer, Data Kinetics Ltd.; Andrew Bowker, IBM Z Table Accelerator Offering Manager, IBM; Nathan Brice, IBM Z AIOps Program Manager, IBM

Just transitioned to Tailored Fit Pricing or thinking about it? Leveraging any of IBM's Operational Analytics tools? Want to squeeze every ounce of IBM Z power to maximize performance and transaction throughput and/or create capacity for new workloads and apps? Learn how IBM Z Table Accelerator (IZTA), a new offering released in Q1 2020, significantly improves the performance of vital mainframe applications while lowering the Total Cost of Ownership associated with your infrastructure. IZTA may just be the tool you've been searching for that allows you to fully leverage investments made in other IBM Z software. Get up and running quickly with a blazing fast ROI so you can focus on the more innovative projects you've been meaning to tackle.

Attendees will learn about significant opportunities to optimize mainframe capacity and performance provided via the below:

  • New Tools such as IBM Z Table Accelerator
  • New Pricing Models such as Tailored Fit Pricing
  • New Technologies such as In-Memory Processing 

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This webcast is sponsored by Data Kinetics Ltd. and does not necessarily represent the views of SHARE and/or SHARE members.


Replacing 3270 Screens with Modern Web GUI Increases Efficiency and More

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 22, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CDT 
Speaker: Patrick Fournier, Virtel Solution Architect, Software Diversified Services

Attention mainframe application developers…

After years of considering, planning, or even attempting to migrate off the mainframe, management finally realized that nothing could replace your mainframe applications. Top priority has now shifted to modernizing them, beginning by replacing their green screen interface with a modern and user-friendly web interface.

Virtel Web Modernization (VWM) and its Screen Redesign Wizard can easily transform the screen interface frontend of legacy mainframe applications. With VWM, a modern and user-friendly HTML5/JavaScript web user interface (GUI) is within sight.

This fast and cost-effective solution can be deployed by mainframe application developers themselves. No web development skills or mainframe application code changes are needed to utilize this modernization solution.

In this webcast, Patrick will explain and demonstrate how mainframe application developers can deploy - on their own and without web development skills or assistance - modern and user-friendly web GUIs to front end their 3270 applications.

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This webcast is sponsored by SDS and does not necessarily represent the views of SHARE and/or SHARE members.