|Capacity Management Maturity Series (3) – Defined to Managed
August 16, 2017 - 8am PT, 9am MT, 10am CT, 11am ET, 4pm UK, 5pm CEST
The third part in our series looks at how to successfully build on the proactivity now established within your capacity management (CM) process. At the defined level, we have component monitoring and automated reporting in place and the attention starts to focus on the Service and Business.
The webinar will specifically cover how interaction with Service and Business managers can help align the CM process with the Business and work towards IT having a more strategic partnership.
Moreover, we show how at the Managed level your CM process will provide additional benefits to the business through:
|Top 5 z System Capacity Issues (Registration available soon)
September 14, 2017 - 8am PT, 9am MT, 10am CT, 11am ET, 4pm UK, 5pm CEST
As Information Technology continues to evolve within enterprises, such as cloud and virtualization, there continues to be one constant in the IT infrastructure that does not change. That constant is the z Systems® mainframe. Many organizations continue to rely on the mainframe for the heavy lifting of data in various business applications. The subsystem components of CICS, DB2, MQ Series and IMS continue to feed not only legacy applications but also new multi-tier applications. As the mainframe operating system continues to develop, you are seeing more functionality added to provide a better user experience. With all these changes and innovations, there are challenges that need consideration relating to capacity management on the mainframe.
This presentation will provide information to assist you in discussion of the Top 5 Performance and Capacity Management Challenges for IBM z Systems®.
|Capacity Management Maturity Series (4) – Managed to Optimized
October 11, 2017 - 8am PDT, 9am MDT, 10am CDT, 11am EDT, 4pm UK, 5pm CEST
The final part in our Capacity Management maturity series explains what is expected from a fully mature capacity management process. If you have followed this series from the beginning, then you will have seen how the process has evolved from a chaotic/reactive process to a fully integrated business process providing proactive information to enable quicker and more accurate decision making to take place with associated benefits realised faster.
In this last webinar, we will cover what it means to be classed as Optimized. More specifically, how IT and Capacity Management can become strategic business partners and how collaboration between CM and the Business enables improvement over all business processes. From being graded as Initial or Repeatable to Defined, Managed or Optimized the overall focus switches from predominately component to service and then business and more specifically what are the potential impacts on revenues. It is at this, the Optimized level, that the embedded automation, process and data sharing integration, and capacity planning contributes most in mitigating service risk/impact and overall IT cost management.
Join us on October 11 to discover what it takes for your CM process to be fully optimized.
|Changing Landscape of Capacity Management for the Mainframe
November 15, 2017 - 8am PT, 9am MT, 10am CT, 11am ET, 4pm UK, 5pm CET
Many years, the discussion of CM was on the back burner as it was a mature platform. As things change they stay the same and need to continue to evolve. The mainframe continues to be an integral cog in an enterprises IT environment. This leads to the continue evolution of Capacity Management as it relates to the mainframe. Organizations have begun to review, evolve and mature the CM process to keep up with the demands for today. The mainframe is involved in applications and services that now include the Cloud and hyper-converged technologies. To make CM for the mainframe more business centric, there must be a move away from the component view to Service and Business.
This presentation will cover the following topics: