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Mainframes still power much of the world’s critical Information Technology, and their use continues to grow – in all markets and all industries. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the first IBM mainframe, this enduring and proven technology continues to innovate and capture more of the world’s electronic automation with even more economical price-points. The reason for this solid growth is the continual expansion in quality and quantity of the underlying zEnterprise technology. While other ‘distributed’ plat-forms try to catch up, IBM continues to add even more capability to the mainframe. This continuing evolution suggests it is important to gain a critical understanding of the sustainable difference that mainframes offer and to have a clear knowledge of the latest capabilities when making wise platform decisions.

zEnterprise is keenly focused on the requirements of today's business workloads, namely:

This full-day briefing starts with an introduction to the latest and hottest technology of zEnterprise. We’ll review the most asked-for differentiators and show their relevance to growing your business and gaining and/or sustaining competitive edge. After this introduction, we will review the state-of-the-art for zEnterprise in Big Data, private cloud technology, and mobile computing. Emphasizing the increased relevance and suitability of the mainframe as guardian and publisher of your system of record data, we’ll show how it can enable new business capabilities to be quickly deployed. Throughout the day we’ll pay close attention to not only technology advancements but also improved economics. We will also talk straight about the ease of replenishing mainframe skills – and how anybody can easily get up to speed with the latest easy-to-use mainframe tools. Skills transfer is not difficult, as many companies have already discovered. We finish the day with a fascinating review of some of the latest use-cases of zEnterprise technology showing why the mainframe won the platform decision - both technologically and economically.

The briefing is designed to appeal to IT customers large and mid-sized, and in both developing and developed markets. The modules will use real-world examples and live demonstrations to more clearly address the topics discussed. Whatever your knowledge and experience, we expect to show you interesting new data and compelling new possibilities surrounding zEnterprise technology.

* This standard agenda may be modified for local requirements. Please go to the location's registration site for the event-specific agenda.

8:30 a.m. Registration and light breakfast
8:50 a.m. Welcome by Regional Sales Exec
9:00 a.m. Unique Innovations that Make zEnterprise Superior
10:00 a.m. Business Analytics on the Ultimate Data Platform
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Dynamic Cloud with zEnterprise
12:15 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:15 p.m. Is Your Enterprise Ready for the Mobile Revolution?
2:15 p.m. Mainframe Skills - The Myths and the Reality
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Innovative Workloads for zEnterprise
4:30 p.m. Close

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