2014 IBM zEnterprise Technology Summit

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Track 4: Middleware is the Growth Engine for the Mobile Revolution

Developed for: Application system architects, CICS programmers and administrators

Agenda
Time Session Title
9:15 a.m. Angry birds and half-words: Mobile and the mainframe
10:15 a.m. CICS V5.1: A new platform for mobile applications
11:15 a.m. CICS V5.1: Applications agility
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. CICS V5.1: Scalability and availability for a mobile world
2:00 p.m. Adapting your mainframe applications for the mobile enterprise
3:00 p.m. WebSphere MQ for z/OS: Connecting your assets across the enterprise from mainframe to mobile
3:45 p.m. Close and next steps

Abstract

9:15 a.m. - Angry birds and half-words: Mobile and the mainframe

Mobile and the mainframe, two technologies that may not initially be viewed as closely related, and yet millions of smart phones access mainframe data and services every day. The value that System z brings to enterprise applications is equally important when exposing mainframe applications and data to mobile devices. In this session, you will see that you can quickly and easily integrate mobile devices with your enterprise systems of record. Learn how to leverage existing investments in WebSphere solutions to make your mainframe accessible to mobile devices, and what to expect from the changing workloads.


10:15 a.m. - CICS V5.1: A new platform for mobile applications

In this session, you will hear about the recent CICS portfolio delivery. We’ll discuss how the run-time environment and tools help to establish a first-class, agile run-time delivery platform for mobile devices and applications, and why this can be of significant value to you. We’ll show you how CICS Deployment Assistant can help to discover and create your platform and how the CICS Explorer® can be used as a simple interface into CICS for creating and deploying platforms in a cloud.


11:15 a.m. - CICS V5.1: Applications agility

In previous sessions, you heard about mobile workloads and innovation for platforms in a cloud, but what about the applications that run on those platforms? How do you define and deploy these applications quickly and easily? In this session, we’ll answer these questions and introduce tools that can help define and deploy the application. Finally, you’ll get an introduction to the new, fast and lightweight Java web-container and mobile JSON support that’s combined with the CICS qualities of service, making integration with mobile devices simple and efficient.


1:00 p.m. - CICS V5.1: Scalability and availability for a mobile world

You have heard about the exciting new capabilities around platforms and applications. Now, how do you maintain the critical levels of service for which CICS has become renowned with the explosive workload growth that mobile applications can drive? In this session, you will hear about enhancements in CICS scalability to improve performance and the introduction of dynamically applied policies to control critical system resources. You will also hear about the portfolio of tools that can help you identify areas to optimize and tune your systems, and bring premier connectivity solutions to your CICS environment.


2:00 p.m. - Adapting your mainframe applications for the mobile enterprise

Mobile devices are driving unprecedented volumes of customer and employee access to enterprise applications and data, resulting in significantly increased transaction levels and expectations for immediate and personalized interactions. For organizations to exploit new opportunities, they need to adjust for the unique workload characteristics that are driven by mobile transactions. This requires agility from both technical and business perspectives. We will explore how WebSphere solutions, such as WebSphere Application Server for z/ OS and IBM Operational Decisions Manager for z/OS, can help you incrementally adopt new technology and business practices to be more responsive to the growth in workloads being driven by mobile devices.


3:00 p.m. - WebSphere MQ for z/OS: Connecting your assets across the enterprise from mainframe to mobile

Within an application, across the enterprise, or distributed to mobile: Secure and reliable connectivity is the backbone of success. In this session, we will discuss enhancements to the latest releases of WebSphere MQ for z/OS, including V7.1, Value Unit Edition V7.1 and WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS V7.1. You’ll learn how it can be used to connect existing and new solutions across the enterprise and extend to mobile. It also extends the range of use cases to support new deployments, with more options for existing users to exploit additional value. Learn how WebSphere MQ enables files to be packaged as messages and sent over the network, and explore connecting mobile and M2M devices to WebSphere MQ and enterprise systems using MQTT and IBM MessageSight.


3:45 p.m. - Close and next steps


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