Hotlanta is Hotter Still When SHARE and BMC Come to Town Are you going to SHARE Atlanta 2016 on July 31-Aug 4? We would enjoy talking with you while you are at the conference. As mainframe professionals, we can all relate the following scenarios. You have likely heard one or more of these statements: “We need to improve application … [Read more...]
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This is a special 3-part blog series focused on helping you better understand the best practices for identifying key drivers of your mainframe costs, using the most efficient technology available today. What is Running in the Peak R4HA? There is a wide array of applications, dependencies, and SLAs in every mainframe environment. Most … [Read more...]
In a recent seminar on mainframe systems management, attendees were asked if they worked for a digital enterprise. Almost no one raised their hand. Attendees worked for some of the most traditional industries – banks, insurance, telecoms, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and government – and all used mainframes as a key part of their IT … [Read more...]
This is a special 3-part blog series focused on helping you better understand the best practices for identifying key drivers of your mainframe costs, using the most efficient technology available today. Choosing a single flavor of ice cream on a hot day can be a tough choice, especially since there are so many choices. Finding ways to save … [Read more...]
In many ways, the most effective systems management solution is like an aircraft traffic controller. Here’s why. The controller must have the visibility to provide a safe, orderly flow of traffic through an assigned area and communicate precisely what’s going on to the pilots. With the most effective view, the controller can identify and address … [Read more...]
We live in a fascinating time. New mobile transactions are increasing at an exponential pace. Our beloved mainframes are making this all possible – without them, the transactions would not process at the pace we expect, would not be as secure as we need them to be, and costs would be prohibitive. But many of the new transactions that your mainframe … [Read more...]
Summer is here and the year is almost half over. If you haven’t already, it’s a good time to re-examine your IT budget and see how it looks through 2016 and beyond. Because mainframe Monthly License Charge (MLC) costs represent about one-third of the typical mainframe budget, think about how much you can save by managing them more effectively. MLC … [Read more...]
If you’ve ever experienced being caught in a flood, you may be familiar with the devastation that can happen if you’re not prepared. In cities, for example, streets can suddenly turn into rivers. Basements can overflow and become death traps. In those critical situations you may have enough time to move to higher ground and safety if you pay … [Read more...]
Autonomics It is time for part 6 in our multi-part series describing why It’s Not Your Daddy’s DB2… So far we have examined industry and DBA trends (Part 1), the many database and management changes made to DB2 for z/OS (Parts 2, 3, and 4), and SQL and development trends (Part 5). Today we turn our attention to the way in which management tasks … [Read more...]
Superior Functionality, Better Support, and Lower Price: It’s a No-brainer Westfield provides commercial and personal insurance in 21 of the United States and surety services to customers in 50 states, all through a network of more than 1,200 independent insurance agencies. The core systems we need to run our business—for example, quote generation … [Read more...]