Telecon - Make smarter use of your time with IMS software
Date: December 17th, 2013
Speaker: Nick Griffin, Worldwide Sales Advisor, Information Management for System z, IBM Software Group
Broadcast Date: December 17, 2013, 11:00 a.m. EST / 4:00 p.m. GMT
Developed for: Application programmers and development managers; database administrators and managers; operations managers; system administrators; project managers
Technical level: Intermediate
There’s no question that industry-wide, DBA resources are dwindling. That can leave little time and few resources available for developing new applications, pursuing new technologies and working on projects that support business growth. This also increases the burden of system management and maintenance, as well as opening the door to unanticipated problems that may result in downtime and ultimately, loss of revenue.
Join us for this complimentary teleconference as we discuss how IMS software is helping IT make smarter choices in the way IMS databases are managed. Because of tight schedules, IT has lost the luxury of constantly monitoring and managing the health of every database. With IMS, you can now focus more time and effort on higher priority items and still feel confident that databases will be available and performing as expected. This technologically advanced software also ensures that reorganizations are done in the most efficient and convenient way possible. IMS software can access system information to anticipate and react to database events automatically, before they become issues. By taking advantage of the expertise and capabilities it can provide, IMS administrators have time to identify new opportunities for making full use of the IMS systems in their enterprises.
Join us after the teleconference for a live question-and-answer session. This teleconference will also be available for replay after the event.
Big data: past, present and future – An analyst’s perspective
Broadcast Date: January 21, 2014, 11:00 a.m. EST / 4:00 p.m. GMT
Developed for: CIOs; IT senior managers; data architects
Technical level: Basic – advanced
Information has never been so critical in running a business. Organizations have to leverage new and existing sources of information in more innovative ways than ever before – and the volume of data is growing exponentially. The challenge is harnessing the mass of different information – both inside and outside the business – and turning it into insight that the business can use, without adding risk or extra cost.
As the mainframe contains so much business-critical data, it has become a primary resource for today’s business analytics and decision-making. The openness of the platform enables integration with other sources of data, and its market-leading qualities of service lend it to becoming an information hub for big data initiatives.
Register today for this complimentary webcast and learn from IDC analyst Carl Olofson as he shares his vast knowledge of, and experience with, the platform. He will discuss the growing dependencies of large enterprise customers, how IBM System z is positioned and how it is being used to deliver in the brave new world of big data. IBM subject matter expert Mark Simmonds will also highlight the information management portfolio roadmap for System z, as it pertains to big data.
Attend this informative webcast and you will have access to download the new white paper - The Mainframe as a Key Platform for Big Data and Analytics - by Carl Olofson, IDC analyst.
Join us after the webcast for a live question-and-answer session. This webcast will also be available for replay after the event.