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This Month's Webcast Schedule
Another full slate of webcasts for NewEra products, 
including five new z Exchange webcasts.

LINK to z Exchange Presenters' Slides and Recordings


Tuesdays at 12 pm Eastern (9 am Pacific)
Are You Doing All You Can to Protect Your Critical z/OS Datasets and Files?

Tuesdays at 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific)
z/OS Cybersecurity Defenses in Depth - Better Safe than Sorry!

Wednesdays at 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific)
Insights into ICE Direct and *MY

Thursdays at 12 pm EDT (9 am EDT) and 2 pm EDT (11 am PDT)
Multi-Factor Edit - Enhance z/OS Security
Multi-Factor Edit (MFE) is new and just one of the many of The Control Editor features that protect the most critical resources (Datasets, Files and Libraries), exceeding the effectiveness of RACF, ACF2 and Top Secret.

The z Exchange in September
Tuesday, September 8 at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT)
Energize Your Presentation Skills: Part 1 of a Continuing Series
Presenter: Glenn Anderson - Glenn Anderson Speaks
Qualifies for CEU Credit
This month's topic: What sucks the energy out of a presentation or webcast, and how can the presentation opening be used to build interest and energy and grab the audience's attention?

Monday, September 14 at 12 am EDT (9 am PDT)
IBM z/OS Authorized Code Scanner
Presenter: Bryan Childs - IBM
Qualifies for CEU Credit and z/OSEC Badge
From its beta in the first half of 2020 with the PartnerWorld vendor community, to its GA this past June in the z/OS V2R4 service stream, the IBM z/OS Authorized Code Scanner (zACS) will be the topic of this technical session. zACS is a new optional priced feature to z/OS that dynamically scans the PCs & SVCs of a z/OS image for integrity. Review the critical importance of system integrity and learn how zACS can assist your DevSecOps strategy on the mainframe.

Tuesday, September 15 at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT)
Shared Memory Communications - Optimized Communications for IBM Z Workloads
Presenter: Randall Kunkel - IBM
Qualifies for CEU Credit
Shared Memory Communications (SMC) is a networking protocol which enables two SMC capable peers to efficiently communicate by using memory buffers that each peer allocates for the partner's use. There are two types of Shared Memory Communications; Shared Memory Communications over Remote Direct Memory Access (SMC-R) for optimized inter-CPC communications and Shared Memory Communications over Direct Memory Access (SMC-D) for optimized intra-CPC communications. For many workloads, SMC has the potential to lower your networking CPU costs while significantly reducing latency and increasing throughput. SMC is transparent to TCP based application workloads which means there are no application changes required to benefit from Shared Memory Communications. This session provides an overview of SMC, the underlying related technology and how to get started with SMC.

Monday, September 21 at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT)
z/OSMF 2.4 Security Setup User Experiences
Presenter: Julie Bergh - Rocket Software
Qualifies for CEU Credit & z/OSEC Badge
In August, Julie presented and demoed z/OSMF on a z/OS 2.4. She briefly talked about some of the changes in security in this release. The primary focus in the August call was on the security assistant. This session will provide more detail on the setup for z/OSMF security from user experiences.

Monday, September 28 at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT)
IBM z/OS Management Services Catalog
Presenter: Hiren Shah - IBM
Qualifies for CEU Credit
Driven by client needs, z/OS Management Services Catalog, is a new z/OSMF plugin designed to address the skills gap and provide modern tooling for z/OS systems programmers. Learn how experienced z/OS systems programmers can create customized services imbued with unique institutional knowledge and make them available via a catalog. See how early tenure z/OS systems programmers can then run services from the catalog that complete z/OS management tasks faster and with fewer errors. z/OS Management Services Catalog enables z/OS systems programmers to align on best practices, standardize tasks, and simplify information sharing, freeing up valuable time to focus on other elements of managing their z/OS environment. Learn how you can contribute to z/OSMF workflows and zManagement Services Catalog.
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