Cross-Enterprise Mainframe Management

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Best practices on modernizing and optimizing mainframe technology

Examine how leveraging mainframe technology is crucial to an effective business IT strategy. You’ll learn best practices for modernizing and optimizing your mainframe to help you reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, empower the next-generation of mainframers and increase business agility through integrations and innovations.

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Application Quality in a Continuous Release World Do you struggle with the need to deliver high quality applications at a seamless non-stop pace – supporting a rapidly growing number of users with fewer resources? New advances in integrated testing solutions will improve the productivity of your staff and help you respond more quickly to these challenging business requirements. Find out how a comprehensive testing lifecycle, integrated with software change management and automated application deployment, can help you meet the challenges in a continuous release world while maintaining overall application quality. Read more >
May 15 2014 12:00 am
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  • The software, tools, and processes used to win, serve, and retain customers will become critical to the success of the organization in what Forrester identifies as today’s ‘age of the customer’. Those who will succeed are agile, proactive, and best able to deal with this disruption in the status quo of business. One of the issues a business must incorporate into its strategy for success is why and when to modern existing IT solutions.

    Commissioned by CA Technologies, Forrester Consulting research evaluated the impact of software modernization, or lack thereof, on a number of key business metrics, such as revenue growth, profitability, and product and application development cycles time. The goal of the research was to inquire about the level of modernization across a number of classes of enterprise software and to explore the correlation between leaders and laggards in modernization and high and low business performers.

    Forrester’s study yielded a number of both expected and counterintuitive findings. This webinar presents key findings and resulting five key planning recommendations.
  • Do you struggle with the need to deliver high quality applications at a seamless non-stop pace – supporting a rapidly growing number of users with fewer resources? New advances in integrated testing solutions will improve the productivity of your staff and help you respond more quickly to these challenging business requirements. Find out how a comprehensive testing lifecycle, integrated with software change management and automated application deployment, can help you meet the challenges in a continuous release world while maintaining overall application quality.
  • Over the course of the last 15-20 years, “industry experts” have been proclaiming the death of the mainframe. The reality is that the mainframe continues to thrive and grow and house the majority of the world’s most critical business data.

    The real issue we are beginning to experience is a shortage of skills for managing the mainframe. Mainframe DBAs are aging and retiring and new talent is not being trained quick enough. The new generation of IT professionals has a completely different way of thinking and working. The i(Pad,Pod, and Phone) generation has no interest in the acronyms TSO or ISPF. In order for these up and coming professionals to manage the mainframe they will require a new toolset geared towards their way of thinking.

    In this webcast, we’ll provide real life examples of z/OS systems management for the next gen mainframe. We’ll also discuss how an integrated role based workspace can help you simply and effectively manage tasks like identifying DB2 performance bottlenecks or performing complex migrations.
  • Com base no sucesso da estratégia Mainframe da CA Technologies, o CA Chorus™ continua a focar no controle de custos, sustentando o conhecimento crítico do mainframe e alavancando a plataforma mainframe para aumentar a agilidade de TI. O espaço de trabalho chamado workspace e a capacidade de colaboração do CA Mainframe Chorus melhoram significativamente a eficiência do pessoal experiente e novato, permitindo aos clientes a alavancar toda a sua equipe de TI para que eles possam efetivamente assumir as responsabilidades com as tarefas do mainframe, reduzindo o custo e a complexidade em gerenciar cargas de trabalho de missão crítica.
  • IT organizations are constantly challenged to improve rapid delivery of critical business services. They need to predict the needs of business processes and systems to deliver better quality of service to end users and lines of business. But achieving success can be difficult without the right combination of automation and technology to extract and analyze business and operational intelligence.

    Workload Automation predictive analytics can help IT take command of rapid business change in today’s Dynamic Data Centers. IT can Extract & analyze operational and performance intelligence to help lines of business grow through better service. IT can better understand the impact to the business, not just to the IT infrastructure.

    During this webcast, you will hear a panel of data center experts discuss their business and operational challenges they are facing, and how workload automation predictive analytics is helping them to anticipate business demands and differentiate their dynamic Data Centers through automated alerts to potential problems before they impact business.
  • “Do more with less” is something you and your management often hear. And you cope, you work a bit harder, you skip some things that have a priority other than “critical” and you cope. But there are moments where you and others in your company can’t cope anymore, and something has got to give.

    Why spend 20+ hours to test a new version of your DB2 database, a bug fix or enhanced version of a new application and even a new version of your z/OS if you can do 80% of the testing in 10 hours? Or maybe even 5 hours? Unfortunately, Murphy does not have to do more with less. And the “other” 20% of you and/or your end-users who did NOT test will cause problems costing more than you have saved by less testing. Testing must be rigorous and it should reflect REAL production behavior 100%.

    Automation is the only answer to this. Join us for a one hour session to see how YOU can start using the latest money saving features in DB2 months earlier for 30% or the cost testing takes you today! Or how YOU can be 100% sure the new version of your OS behaves exactly like your previous version.
  • Maintaining currency of your DB2 environments is a never ending process. IBM releases a new version of DB2 for z/OS approximately every three years, often leading IT to the questions “when?” and “how?” A constant planning cycle is required to prepare your environments for upgrades. Without proper planning you may run the risk of falling behind on releases and running an unsupported version of DB2 for z/OS.

    Join Vikram Krishnan, DB2 for z/OS Team Lead at Transunion on January 29th at 11am ET as he shares his experience migrating from DB2 9 to DB2 10, including the obstacles and challenges that were overcome.

    You’ll also learn best practices to:
    •plan and prepare for your upgrade
    •help reduce upgrade costs
    •better mitigate risk associated with upgrades
  • O CA Cross-Enterprise Application Performance Management é projetado para ajudá-lo a detectar problemas proativamente antes que os usuários finais sejam afetados. Esta solução ajuda as organizações a coletar informações sobre desempenho, as quais estão disponíveis out-of-the-box, através de dashboards abrangentes, incluindo análises de degradação CICS e IMS. Juntamente com o CA Executive Insight, executivos, gerentes de negócios e trabalhadores do conhecimento conseguem obter facilmente respostas para questões fundamentais sobre o negócio e performance.

    Assista a este webcast e ouça como obter melhores resultados com uma solução de gerenciamento de aplicações completa.
  • At the heart of the global economy sits the data center… but what happens when this critical IT hub faces disruption and accelerated IT consumerization? How can you ensure your business continues to thrive in an era of total IT disruption?

    Join us for an interactive panel discussion, moderated by Joe Clabby, Clabby Analytics, on the evolving role of System z in the dynamic data center of the future. Learn how organizations are aligning IT resources, automating tasks, optimizing efficiency and empowering their business to deliver results.
  • When storage media are close to exhausting capacity, the usual response is tactical: purchase more storage. Get out of the endless and expensive storage acquisition cycle. Join Jon Toigo, Managing Principal Partner, Toigo Partners International and Scott Arnett, Sr. Product Manager, CA Technologies, as they discuss a compelling new strategy that can help reduce storage costs, increase ROI and accelerate productivity. Drive the future of your dynamic data center and be an enabler of innovation. Strengthen the strategic role of storage in enterprise IT and realize the opportunity to deliver greater results in less time.

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