May 27, 2020
Virtual Event: Building for Tomorrow, A World of Living Connections
In these uncertain times, one thing is clear – digital transformation has played a critical role in supporting humanity’s ability to sustain a world of living connections – enabling a free flow of data – and most importantly, keeping us connected to one another. It has also exposed a reality – we are only at the beginning of the digitalization of many businesses. The need to provide digital connections, experiences, and revenue streams, has never been greater. At Software AG, we have assembled the foundation for the digital economy, with a platform that connects the world and provides leading businesses with the ability to rise up to the unknown. Join Software AG for a virtual event, where you’ll learn how to “Build for Tomorrow” – with industry experts who will provide an overview of how to jump-start, or advance your digital strategy.
May 27, 2020
Federal Data Strategy Conference
Software AG Gov. Solutions will be sponsoring and presenting at the new Federal Data Strategy @ 930gov Conference, which will highlight the policy, activities (pilot projects underway) and benefits of this important aspect of the President’s Management Agenda. The mission of the Federal Data Strategy is to leverage data as a strategic asset to grow the economy, promote transparency and increase effectiveness of the Federal Government. Subject Matter experts from Government, Industry and Academia will share successes to date and expected benefits moving forward.
May 28, 2020
Webinar: How to Leverage the Strength of COBOL
Location: Online at 2:00 PM ET
Don't blame COBOL for today's problems! These unique systems are built to last and uniquely serve their purpose, reliably and securely. What you need to know is how to expose and re-use the rock-solid COBOL functionality with new technologies and incorporate new capabilities into your core applications - all without scouring the globe for available COBOL programmers to add to your current staff! Join us to learn how to:
- Add new capabilities with the talent you have
- Change business rules by incorporating a rules engine
- Execute external validation calls with services, Java or .Net
- Expose COBOL functions for reuse
- Share data from non-standard sources
- Control mainframe utilization while meeting increased demand
May 28, 2020
AFCEA Bethesda May Breakfast Webinar: Digital Transformation and Interoperability to Improve Customer Experience
Agency leaders recognize they need to improve citizen services and operate more efficiently in an increasingly digital world. As agencies move away from outdated, legacy systems, agencies will have to apply the latest business transformation practices and technology for modernization initiatives to be successful. Seeking agility, improved performance, reduced costs and real-time visibility, organizations are migrating their workloads to various types of cloud solutions. However, digital transformation involves more than just moving applications, systems and workloads to a secure, modern technology platform. IT touches nearly every part of the enterprise. Integration between existing and new systems is crucial for an enhanced and uninterrupted user experience. Join us on May 28th as leading government and industry modernization experts discuss digital transformation challenges, lessons learned, and the technology needed for a successful transition.
June 4, 2020
PTI Webinar Series – Stretching the Limits: Broadband Capacity and Availability in a Crisis
Location: Online at 2:00 PM Eastern
The PTI Webinar Series is presented by CompTIA’s Public Technology Institute (PTI) in association with the National Governors Association (NGA), the National League of Cities (NLC) and NASCIO; Software AG Gov. Solutions is excited to be a sponsor of this particular webinar series. Widespread and mandated telework because of the COVID-19 crisis is challenging broadband availability and capacity around the country. From supporting rural access to broadband networks to concerns over the safety of home internet connections, local governments are dealing with a myriad of telecom issues. As local governments confront the challenges of moving to a dramatically greater mobile environment, tech leaders are looking ahead towards emerging broadband technologies including 5G and Wi-Fi 6, and better serving rural communities. This session will cover the following topics: • Network voice and data capacity • Telework deployment • Securing the data in a mobile environment • Emerging tech related to 5G, Wi-Fi6, and serving rural communities
June 17, 2020
Digital Defense One Tech Summit
Software AG Gov. Solutions is thrilled to speak and virtually exhibit at the Digital Defense One Tech Summit, the fifth annual summit that gathers top military, foreign-policy, and intelligence leaders to discuss ideas and concerns about the future of American and global security.
June 23, 2020
AFCEA Bethesda June Breakfast Webinar: The Digital Transformation Journey
The June AFCEA Breakfast will serve as a bookend to the three chapters of Security, Automation and Modernization. To conclude the conversations, agency leaders will discuss how innovations in workforce, strategy, and policy in each of these areas must work together to support successful transformation. Discussion will also touch on how these topics align with the President's Management Agenda (PMA): Modern IT, Transparency and 21st Century Workforce. Attendees will hear about ways agencies are addressing the current transformation priorities, responding to the guidance issued by OMB, and ensuring continuity of agency mission priorities. We are experiencing unpredictable times and look forward to learning how government trailblazers are leading the way. The session will include a visionary keynote from a government executive and a panel with a diverse group of CXOs. As an AFCEA Bethesda Breakfast series sponsor, please join us on June 23 to hear about accomplishments, lessons learned, strategic roadmaps, and goals.
May 12, 2020
How to Input Your Data in an EA Tool
Location: Online at 2:00 PM Eastern
Inputting data into your EA tool requires a practical understanding of how data is stored in the tool. EA is based on the concepts of Artifacts and Relationships. This concept implies that you must have the Artifacts created before you can establish the relationship between them. In this webinar we will present examples of artifacts and relationships found in most EA tools, and then provide examples for creating Excel worksheets to load the data. Examples include: • Organizations – own – Applications (implies an Organization may own Zero or more Applications) • Applications – categorized by – Business Capability (implies an Application is categorized by a single Business Capability) • Technologies – used by – Applications (implies that Applications use many Technologies, and Technologies are used by many Applications) After this webinar you will be able to easily configure worksheets to load your actual data into the tool.
Webinar: Improving Your EA Fortunes: Sharing Best Practices In Enterprise Architecture Across Federal Organizations
Webinar: Connect your Mainframe to API Ecosystems
APIs have become the standard way of connecting applications, data and devices in our increasingly connected economy. And the good news is that your valuable mainframe applications and data can easily participate by providing APIs or consuming APIs. Learn how to:
- Unlock the hidden value of your data and unique capabilities
- Connect to an API management platform
- Extend your reach to new customers and partners
- Create new sources of revenue and new business models
- Accelerate your enterprise mobile and cloud strategies
Webinar: Connect Your Mainframe COBOL Applications with APIs
Start the new year with fresh ways to innovate. Learn how to connect your mainframe COBOL applications to new channels, applications and services with APIs. See how we can help you service-enable COBOL programs and generate powerful APIs to connect your mainframe to a greater API ecosystem. Leverage your application business logic to create new capabilities to share and how to consume capabilities offered from extended APIs.
Webinar: Sync your Mainframe Data to the Cloud for Insights
The cloud offers innovations for the future, but your mainframe will remain your reliable system of record. Take advantage of new cloud-based services and data analytics by synchronizing your mainframe data to the cloud, virtualize data from multiple platforms and seamlessly operate in a hybrid environment without compromising the uptime and performance of your source system. Learn how to: • Access data from Adabas, Db2®, flat files, IMS™, QSAM and VSAM™ in real time • Move mainframe data to the cloud and seamlessly adopt a hybrid environment • Keep your cloud data lake in sync with on premises applications • Create a single virtual database from multiple platforms • Leverage all of your data, no matter where it resides
Webinar: An EA Approach to Technology Business Management (TBM)
Enterprise Architecture as a practice is well understood by IT teams due to well-understood categorization models for tracking and managing assets. IT Finance Management was driven by accounting standards that we often poorly aligned to IT assets. Now, TBM is bringing a complete methodology to both Business and IT groups within a single enterprise. Learn how Business groups benefit from the foundations of EA, and how IT groups can better understand and apply financial cost account across all assets. What viewers will learn by attending this program include: • How to leverage the TBM Taxonomy to consistently record costs by Cost Pools and IT Towers • See why CIO’s need this framework to deliver status of IT costs and budgets • Learn to apply the cost structures to key assets and projects • Avoid incorrect reporting and improve visualizations by integrating Alfabet with your General Ledger using the TBM methodology
Webinar: Using APIs to Break the Barriers of Smart Manufacturing
The #1 barrier to Smart Manufacturing is the lack of connectivity between your systems and processes. The smartest manufacturers are jumping ahead of competitors by using APIs to break through these barriers and get critical data flowing instantly to the right people at the right time. Are you using APIs for this? Join this webinar and learn: How APIs are critical for digital communication throughout the entire value chain Why APIs are powerful tools that aren’t just for IT How APIs accelerate value realization
Adabas and Natural in a Linux/Windows World
|Join Software AG product experts Zvonimir Ivanetic and Juergen Lind for a detailed presentation on Adabas and Natural on the Linux and Windows platforms. We will cover topics such as re-hosting options for deploying A&N, mainframe to Linux/Windows, legacy UNIX (HP and SUN) to Linux/Windows, A&N in the Cloud and Containers, new products for Adabas on Linux/Windows, and so much more!|
Webinar: Information Sharing to Improve Public Safety
Law enforcement, public safety and healthcare agencies need their employees to have access to the right information at the right time. Information that is inaccurate, incomplete or not accessible increases the risk to public safety, whether it's in the shape of warrants denied, cases dropped, or dangerous individuals wrongly released. This webinar, presented by Tanya Stauffer, Bob Jeffcott and David Taylor will walk you through the ways to leverage information sharing and how it can decrease the threats to public safety. Delivering a single view of real-time data to support justice and public safety decisions requires state-of-the-art technology and integrated solutions. During this presentation you will: • Hear about the current state of information sharing in public safety • Learn the benefits to breaking out of IT silos • Hear state level implementation success stories from Analysts International • Learn more about integrated solutions
Webinar: Create an “Active” Data Warehouse by Exposing Mainframe Data
Royal Bank of Canada's Nikolai Chmatov will explain how his organization has exposed current mainframe data to create an "Active" data warehouse using Adabas SQL Gateway. By leveraging Adabas SQL Gateway, CONNX and Mashzone they were able to create near time interactive dashboards of critical information. Important Note: CONNX and Mashzone can be used against any mainframe source(DB2, VSAM, etc) and any relational database(Oracle, SQL Server, UDB, etc). CONNX supports 150+ sources/targets with their adapters. The discussion will cover: • Hear a customer success story by Nikolai Chmatov at Royal Bank of Canada • Hear how RBC was able to expose mainframe data • Understand how RBC was able to create interactive dashboards • Benefits of CONNX
Digital Business Demo: Implementing Microservices architecture using the WebMethods Hybrid Integration Platform
In order to satisfy the ongoing demand for hyper-scale and agility, developers are deploying Microservices to build next-generation apps for mobile and web applications. In this demo, we will highlight a real-world microservices approach and introduce you to the WebMethods Microservices container. You will learn the how the Microservices container provides the necessary underpinnings to implement a microservices based architecture.
Webinar – Breaking Down the Walls in Government DevOps Initiatives
Agencies are quickly embracing modern technologies and methodologies to increase time to market and decrease their costs of mission critical applications. Among the leading technologies being adopted is microservices with DevOps being the contending new methodology to support it. This webinar will explore the basics and benefits of implementing a DevOps culture within your agency as well as some tools that support this methodology. Whether you are just learning about DevOps or are already running a veteran DevOps shop, this webinar will provide thoughtful insights in how to leverage continuous integration and best operationalize your applications. Learn how USCIS, FCC and Software AG are achieving DevOps successes
Webinar – DorobekINSIDER Live: IT Modernization: Say Goodbye to Legacy Tech
Legacy systems plague government agencies that are hoping to modernize and transform. These large and cumbersome systems are expensive, difficult to manage and outdated -- and moving off of them is no easy feat. Listen to Christopher Dorobek and his panel of experts as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of IT modernization. Specifically you’ll learn:
- What agencies have done to successfully upgrade from their legacy systems.
- The biggest challenges agencies face while trying to modernize and transform.
- How agencies are taking an agile approach to modernization.
Webinar: Big Data Success Story: How SSA leverages Big Data Analysis to Advise Disability Appeals
The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) administrative appeals operation, under the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) is one of the largest administrative judicial systems in the world. ODAR is charged with analyzing disability claims, as they roll through the appeals process. SSA issues more than half a million hearing and appeal dispositions each year, and appeals judges render the agency’s final decision in over 100,000 cases per year.