You might already know that SHARE is holding its next conference March 1-6 in Austin, Texas. What you might not have known is that IBM's very own System z Marketing and Strategy VP Karl Freund will be delivering the keynote, called "Building a Dynamic Infrastructure - Trends and Directions for System z". Karl is usually pretty dynamic himself, so don't miss that.
Also -- speaking of dynamic -- look for IBM Destination z while you are in the exhibitor area. I will be there personally, and you could win a massage on-site at SHARE if you participate in the contest we'll be running.
For more information about the conference, go to the SHARE web site.
Also -- System z will soon be celebrating its 45th birthday, and you have a chance to share in the festivities. Check this out from Natalie Boike, the editor of IBM Systems Journal, Mainframe Edition:
"The March magazine will be widely available at the SHARE Conference in Austin March 1and it will highlight IBM's 45-Years of Innovation on the Mainframe as April marks the anniversary of the System/360. In 1964, IBM announced the product "as a new generation of electronic computing equipment" in 165 U.S. cities!
"The March IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition is publishing a special timeline pullout along with special Anniversary focused editorial. It's a good time to market within the pages of the magazine within this editorial environment. Beyond March, however, IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition is looking to review how the mainframe has changed the industry by collecting user, client and vendor memories through April 13, for potential publication in the magazine and on our Web site.
"Were you one of the 100,000 businessmen or women who attended the announcement meeting? Did you play a role in helping the System/360 evolve over the years? Amusing or earnest, momentous or trivial, we’d like to hear how the IBM mainframe has impacted your life.
"Share your story by e-mailing me (that is, Managing Editor Natalie Boike), at firstname.lastname@example.org."
See you at SHARE, and maybe in the pages of IBM Systems Magazine. Ciao for now.