The Enterprise-wide Program focuses on a variety of different projects that influence SHARE members and SHARE as an organization, in particular DevOps in the Enterprise, Open Source on Z, and a focus to those new to z Systems, including the zNextGen Project. The IBM Requirements Community works to represent SHARE to IBM with enhancements to software and hardware.
DevOps is a set of application development and operational practices that brings together all aspects of a business working towards the goal of delivery of business value. This project seeks to explore how movement towards DevOps practices impacts the Enterprise Computing community and the technology it supports.
zNextGen is a user-driven community of over 1,000 members, representing 24 countries for new and emerging z System professionals that has the resources to help expedite professional development and skills growth.
Open Source for Z
The Open Source for Z project focuses on the emergence of open source based technologies across different disciplines in the Z ecosystem - DevOps, IT administration, Security, Application Development and more. Topics covered include enterprise viability of open source, existing open source projects, as well as commercial adaptations of open source by software providers.