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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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SHARE webcasts are a great opportunity for visibility, allowing your company the ability to offer quality, on-demand content to the SHARE community. It’s also the perfect solution to reach customers who have conflicts with off-site training sessions, budget restrictions or cannot schedule time out of the office. Contact sales@share.org for opportunities.

Upcoming Webcasts


User Presentation: z/OS CPU Measurements Demystified

Date and Time: Thursday, June 4, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT 
Speaker: Scott Chapman, CIO, Director of Software Design and Development, Enterprise Performance Strategies Inc.

Measuring CPU consumption is a critical piece of both performance analysis and capacity planning. There are lots of different ways that CPU consumption can be expressed, such as CPU Seconds, MIPS, MSUs, Service Units and more. If you are confused as to what these terms mean and how they relate to each other then this session is for you. Join Scott Chapman for a walk through the possible CPU measurements, conversion between those measurements, and when you might use each.

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The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic: How Businesses can Stay Secure, Mitigate Risk, and Prevent Security Breaches

Date and Time: Thursday, June 11, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT 
Speaker: Julie Bergh, WW Lead Security Advisor, Rocket Software

Authentication is the beating heart of security. The most fundamental action in all of IT is to identify “who you are,” and authentication is the building block that answers that question. This is becoming even more critical given the recent coronavirus outbreak now that a large population of employees are forced to remotely access mission-critical applications.

Now more than ever, businesses and governments across industries—and particularly those in highly regulated spaces—must do everything they can to detect threats to their mission-critical corporate information and applications.

In this webcast, discuss how leading businesses are:

  • Deploying multi-factor authentication to stop hackers and protect their assets
  • Using security analytics and cognitive computing to detect vulnerabilities and remediate exposures
  • Supporting cloud and big data applications by extending their mainframe investments while complying with industry regulations and keeping costs down

Detecting threats can be complex, and failure to protect can result in vulnerabilities, audit failures, loss of reputation, security breaches and even total system shutdowns.

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This webcast is sponsored by Rocket Software and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.


A Modern, Automated Approach to Backup and Recovery is Within Reach

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 16, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CDT 
Speaker: Sean Seitz, VP of Technical Services, Optica Technologies

z/VSE customers value stability and seek solutions that extend the value of their investment in the z/VSE platform. Join Optica Technologies, PSR Inc and CSI International for a webcast to discuss a modern, automated, integrated approach to DR for z/VSE customers. See how a tightly integrated solution makes for an easy transition from any current state to a modern, future state solution with improved RPO/RTO, flexible replication options and one-click DR. Discover how this extended life platform can be delivered on-premise, via multi-tenant DR-as-a-Service or fully hosted to align with your IT strategy. Customer examples/testimonials will be presented.

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


User Presentation: Db2 for z/OS and z14 Hardware Synergy: User Experience at Worldpay

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 21, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CDT 
Speaker: Lethika Panicker, Senior Principal Technology Engineer, Worldpay

Learn how the utilization of z14 processors can improve performance and throughput as well as reduce MLC for Db2 for z/OS. The utilization of large page frames and how to effectively monitor real storage will be covered in this webcast. The webcast will also showcase the performance of the environment before and after these changes were implemented at Worldpay.

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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 view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.