We hope everyone is back home and settled into their normal routines after a fantastic week at SHARE Columbus 2022.
Our DTS team had a great time attending learning sessions, networking, and meeting with fellow conference attendees. After two years of online only events, it was a welcome change to be socializing in-person with our peers in the mainframe community.
As a vendor-sponsor, we were excited to see such a great turnout of attendees and other vendors, and know it signals good things to come for our industry.
IT modernization proved to be a hot topic at SHARE Columbus, and how the pandemic has accelerated the need for these initiatives. In many ways, the pandemic has made IT professionals’ jobs more demanding, yet with this increased demand comes the opportunity to welcome in new changes to improve mainframe systems industry-wide.
The SHARE Columbus expo floor was packed with vendors showcasing new and innovative products and services, and the continued excitement over the new z16 technology by IBM® made it obvious that not only is the mainframe here to stay, but that it is the platform of the future.
DTS CTO Steve Pryor had a busy conference as well with three speaking sessions throughout the week on z/OS® storage management topics. Steve’s monthly webinar series has been a big hit, and he thrives when given the opportunity to teach what he knows – and he certainly knows a lot.
Even better, at in-person speaking sessions there is the added opportunity to ask questions, ask for clarifications, and engage one-on-one after the presentation is over.
On the expo floor, our team had a great time mingling with other SHARE attendees and vendors, and helping give recommendations on how to improve ACS routine efficiency, reliability, and readability. DTS’s suite of mainframe storage optimization products are great tools for any company looking to modernize their mainframe infrastructure, without adding to IT teams’ workloads, and at an affordable cost. We valued the opportunity to exhibit our solutions to the folks in our target audience.
Furthermore, we valued the opportunity to nurture our client and partner relationships in person at SHARE Columbus, as well as form new ones. In such a tight-knit community, it’s vital to have a positive reputation and we’re lucky to enjoy an excellent relationship with our partners in the industry. We believe events like SHARE are great for expanding our positive reputation in the industry, and making personal connections between our peers, clients, and team members. Not only are our team members technically outstanding, but they are also great people, and we consider this a huge strength when it comes to our attendance at SHARE and other industry conferences.
For conference attendees who weren’t able to attend any of Steve’s presentations, presentation slides for Steve’s sessions, “Reporting with a Tool You Already Own – DCOLLECT”, “SLIP, ZAP, TERSE, XMIT – What’s it All About?”, and “Just What is a Storage Group, Anyway?” are available online via the SHARE Columbus online portal.
For anyone who wasn’t an attendee, but is interested in the slides, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to send them over.
Thanks again to everyone at SHARE who stopped by our booth and said hi and attended any of Steve’s presentations. We can’t wait to see you in Atlanta for the next SHARE conference!