SPARTA Corporate Sponsors:
Software is proud to support the SPARTA Systems Programmer
Association of North Carolina.
DTS specializes in storage tools and solutions developed for the IBM z/OS, Hitachi VOS3, and Fujitsu MSP operating systems.
We provide an integrated suite of products help you to monitor, manage and control your storage subsystems.
Since 1990, companies around the globe have trusted Rocket mainframe solutions to help simplify
payroll processing, speed healthcare diagnoses, and manage banking and billing transactions, mutual fund deposits,
flight reservations, and more. We've been committed to the IBM® z Systems® mainframe platform from day one,
developing and building tools to help organizations get more out of their mainframe investments
Diversified Services) was founded in 1982 and now supports
over 25 z/OS, MVS, VSE, and VM
mainframe systems products that focus on security, encryption, data compression, performance monitoring,
report distribution, and client-server applications. SDS also develops, supports, and distributes E-Business Server
for data encryption and authentication on z/OS, Linux, Unix, and Windows platforms. SDS designs, develops
software tools and partners with subject matter expert companies where appropriate with complementary tools for
our solution portfolio.
Technical support works hand in hand with development at headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, to deliver customer
satisfaction and product value. SDS is noted for having the highest quality software and award-winning, expert service.
SDS retains more than 1,000 clients worldwide, including many Global 500 companies in banking, finance, insurance,
and retail, as well as local, state, and national governments.
We generally meet the first
Tuesday of each month except in January. There is no meeting
See Meeting Dates section below for dates of the meetings. Refreshments are provided as part of the meeting.
7:00 Meeting begins
Meetings generally last 1˝ to 2 hours
Jan 2, 2018
Feb 6, 2018
Mar 6, 2018
Apr 3, 2018
May 1, 2018
June 5, 2018
July 10, 2018 (changed because of July 4 holiday in previous week)
Aug 7, 2018
Sept 11, 2018 (changed because of Memorial holiday in previous week)
Oct 2, 2018
Nov 6, 2018
Dec 4, 2018
The meeting location will be LabCorp in RTP:
The monthly meetings usually are held at LabCorp’s Center for Molecular Biology and Pathology (CMBP) near the Research Triangle Park. Take I-40 to Miami Boulevard and go north. Turn right onto Alexander Drive. Go about a mile or so. Then turn right into LabCorp complex and turn left to the CMBP Building. In the lobby, sign in as a visitor to see Bill Johnson. Bill will escort you to the conference room.
Randy Springs - President
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
3200 Beechleaf Court
Raleigh, NC 27604-1085
- Vice President
190 Guelph Private
Kanata, ON K2T 0J7
613 599 6970
Chris Blackshire -
Retired (Dell, Perot Systems, Nortel)
Ed Webb - Communications
SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27512
SPARTA stands for Systems Programmer Association of the Research Triangle Area. We were formed in 1989 as an independent volunteer-run information technology association that provides education and professional networking. We were started as a way to keep mainframe support people educated as most employers were not supporting their mainframe support staff's skill sets. This group is our way to keep current with IBM hardware, mainframe software, and all general knowledge of large server associated skills.
SPARTA meets the first Tuesday of each month except January. This years meeting schedule and speakers can be found on this web site. We meet from about 6:15 PM until about 9:00 PM. We publish a monthly newsletter of which the last 11 issues are on this website.
is to provide a mainframe related, valuable, and technical
presentation each month from industry professionals.
We hope you will join the group and find the information shared invaluable to your job growth.
Mobile to Mainframe DevOps for Dummies by Rosalind Radcliffe of IBM
Bit Bucket x’35’ presentation from SHARE 128
Meeting on February 7, 2017 - DevOPS and the Mainframe
Meeting on March 7, 2017 - DTS iPhone/iPad App
Meeting on May 2, 2017 – Rocket Software Data Virtualization
Meeting on June 6, 2017 - RACF Essentials for System Programmers
Meeting on July 11, 2017 - NC Department of IT Overview
Meeting on August
1, 2017 - Achieving
and MLC Savings through Optimizing Processor Cach
Meeting on October
3, 2017 - Dell
EMC Disk Library for mainframe (DLm)
Meeting on November 7, 2017 - Linux on IBM LinuxONE and IBM Z Capacity and Solution Planning
Meeting on December 5, 2017 - Securing
Meeting on February 6, 2018 -
Meeting on March 6, 2018 - CorreLog's
Real-time z/OS and Windows/UNIX-based SIEM
Meeting on April 3, 2018 -
Sacramento Conference Highlights