COBOL migration and performance webinars
IBM® Enterprise COBOL for z/OS® 4 End of Support (EOS) date has been announced. COBOL 4 will hit EOS on April 30, 2022.
The IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 6 Migration Webinar and Performance Tuning Webinar are both available for clients at no charge. In these webinars, COBOL experts will be available to answer questions from the audience.
On this page, you can find the pre-recorded webinar videos, or you can register to join a live webinar at a future date.
Date of the webinar: 10 August 2021 Download the slides (PDF, 1.9 MB)
The COBOL Migration Webinar is for clients who are in the process of migrating or are considering migrating to Enterprise COBOL 6 from Enterprise COBOL 4 or older. This webinar will cover the latest IBM recommendations and best practices to help with your migration to Enterprise COBOL 6.
Date of the webinar: 18 August 2021 Download the slides (PDF, 1.0 MB)
The COBOL Performance Tuning Webinar will help you understand how to take advantage of advanced optimization technology in the Enterprise COBOL 6 compiler to increase performance of your business-critical applications and reduce CPU usage.
Date & Time
The webinars are hosted regularly via webcasts. Upcoming ones are listed below. Check back for additional webinar dates, which will be offered at different times of the day so they are ideal for regions of the world in various time zones.
|Ideal for||Dates (Eastern Time (ET))||Times (ET)||Description||Local time|
|Asia Pacific regions||Thursday, 16 September 2021||20:30 - 22:00||COBOL Migration Webinar||Show in my time zone|
|Asia Pacific regions||Thursday, 23 September 2021||20:30 - 22:00||COBOL Performance Tuning Webinar||Show in my time zone|
|Americas and Europe regions||Tuesday, 12 October 2021||08:00 - 09:30||COBOL Migration Webinar||Show in my time zone|
|Americas and Europe regions||Tuesday, 19 October 2021||08:00 - 09:30||COBOL Performance Tuning Webinar||Show in my time zone|
|Americas regions||Tuesday, 09 November 2021||13:00 - 14:30||COBOL Migration Webinar||Show in my time zone|
|Americas regions||Tuesday, 16 November 2021||13:00 - 14:30||COBOL Performance Tuning Webinar||Show in my time zone|
|Asia Pacific regions||Thursday, 09 December 2021||20:30 - 22:00||COBOL Migration Webinar||Show in my time zone|
|Asia Pacific regions||Thursday, 16 December 2021||20:30 - 22:00||COBOL Performance Tuning Webinar||Show in my time zone|
Confirm your attendance simply by clicking “Register” and filling out the pre-webinar questionnaire. There is a limit to the number of attendees, so please confirm your attendance promptly. After you complete the questionnaire, you will be emailed with the details of how to join the webinar.
Registered users will be sent a link to the slides, in PDF format, and video recording of the webinar within a week after the webinar date.
About the Presenter
Mike Chase is one of IBM's highly knowledgeable COBOL experts, has been at IBM for 9 years, and has spent the last 8 years working as a developer on the Enterprise COBOL code generator and optimizer. Mike also handles service issues with the code generator and optimizer, and leads the effort to make the migration to Enterprise COBOL 6 as easy as possible.