SHARE eLearning Webcasts

Throughout the year, SHARE will be working 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.

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Upcoming Webcasts

Let’s Build Your MSU Optimization Plan

Date and Time: Thursday, February 21, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CST
Speakers: Craig Hilburn and Mark Perillo, Technical Account Managers, RSD 

70% of the corporate data resides on the mainframe. The environment is mission critical, but access to easy-to-understand metrics and insight is a challenge. Without acting now, you will continue to manage this “Black Box” in a reactive mode.

You want to know:

  • What is running on my mainframe?
  • What is the resource impact of each program or application?
  • How much will I save by optimizing MSU? 

Attend this webinar to gain insight into your mainframe consumption in one click and start your MSU Optimization plan!

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

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Mainframe Security Compliance: Untangling the Mess

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CST
Speakers: Stu Henderson, Mainframe Security Expert, Founder of the Henderson Group 

Compliance confusion isn’t uncommon at many z/OS shops and we’d like to simplify some of these regulations and make sense of the never-ending alphabet soup of regulatory acronyms that everyone is dealing with in one way or another. 

Mainframe security expert Stu Henderson will be providing a base of compliance knowledge along with information to help you make the most of your compliance efforts. 

Finally, action items along with some mainframe solutions that may help your compliance conundrum will be presented. 

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

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Best Practices in 2019 for z/OS Application Infrastructure Availability

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 5, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST
Speakers: Brent Philips, Managing Director - Americas, and Jerry Street, Senior Technical Consultant, IntelliMagic

2018 was a watershed year for how RMF (or CMF) and SMF data is used by mainframe performance and capacity teams. 2019 will solidify this momentum.

Mainframe transaction volumes continue to grow for most sites, and continuous availability of the infrastructure to deliver required service levels is more important than ever in today’s 24 x 7 economy. Yet, the number of deep z/OS infrastructure performance experts continues to shrink due to the performance and capacity skills gap at the same time that the size and complexity of the z/OS environment is increasing.

Fortunately, the maturity of white-box analytics (as well as the more common black-box analytics) not only compensates for the discrepancy between the requirements of the job and the time of the experts, but it also creates capabilities not previously possible.

This webinar will discuss these topics as well as best practices for ensuring efficient application availability from the z/OS infrastructure with a focus on:

  • Powerful human analyst augmentation for new and expert staff
  • Continuous analysis and risk rating of metric values
  • Automatic identification of performance risks and problems
  • Automatic identification of cost optimization opportunities
  • Intelligent navigation and assistance in root cause discovery
  • Fewer SLA violations, faster problem resolution 

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

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Revisiting WLM Options for the Modern Mainframe

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CST
Speakers: Scott Chapman, Director of Software Design and Development, Enterprise Performance Strategies (EPS)

WLM was introduced in the early 1990s and most sites implemented goal mode in the late 90s or early 2000s. A lot has changed since then. New WLM features have been introduced. Options and features are enabled (or not) either when defining a new policy or when a new feature becomes available but then never reviewed for applicability in the face of significant changes in the hardware and software environment.

Just like regularly reviewing your goals, revisiting your WLM options periodically is a good thing as well. Join Scott Chapman of EPS, creators of Pivotor®, in this webinar as he reviews the WLM options and shows how one long-standing recommendation is now perhaps skewing results in a counter-productive fashion.

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

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