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Security Begins on Your Desktop
The documents, spreadsheets, databases and other files on the personal computers used to conduct business are corporate assets. It cost money to create them

mainframe db2 tutorials  company resides in its mainframe systems. Older studies showed that more than 50% resided in unstructured formats in file cabinets and the remainder was stored in personal files. Today, the personal computer has assumed the role of personal and even work group file cabinet. However, it has not assumed its privacy, security, and asset management capabilities. Work group file cabinets are obviously company property, as are their contents. Ownership of data in personal computers is not so obvious, by

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Extending COBOL to SOA, Web Services, and Beyond: A Look at the Architecture with a Mainframe Perspective


In the rush to explore the “next big thing” in software technology, it’s easy to forget the huge investment you’ve already made in mainframe assets. These assets have performed the business functions that they were designed for, but it’s OK to remain open to new solutions too. By leveraging existing assets while moving to a service-based architecture, you can extend your existing business resources while saving money.

mainframe db2 tutorials  the Architecture with a Mainframe Perspective In the rush to explore the “next big thing” in software technology, it’s easy to forget the huge investment you’ve already made in mainframe assets. These assets have performed the business functions that they were designed for, but it’s OK to remain open to new solutions too. By leveraging existing assets while moving to a service-based architecture, you can extend your existing business resources while saving money. Read More

Application Modernization with SOA


Systems integration with service-oriented architecture (SOA) helps you reuse the functionality in your mainframe applications. Extending your mainframes to an SOA through Web services will accelerate your time to market, keep your costs low, and help you avoid undue risk. Keep your business dynamic and current, and stay competitive in today’s marketplace—modernize your existing mainframes with SOA.

mainframe db2 tutorials  the functionality in your mainframe applications. Extending your mainframes to an SOA through Web services will accelerate your time to market, keep your costs low, and help you avoid undue risk. Keep your business dynamic and current, and stay competitive in today’s marketplace—modernize your existing mainframes with SOA. Read More

Software Selection for Organizations: Are We Becoming Too Web-biased?


Web-based software has come of age: it is more robust and stable, and combined with the increased speed of the Internet, businesses have reaped tremendous benefits. Still, Web-based systems may not be the answer for every business.

mainframe db2 tutorials  the case of IBM mainframe software written in the 1970s—it is still running well into the new millennium. That is, this software is about 40 years old, and there appears to be every reason that it will run for another 40 years. The technique of “windowing,” used in many a Y2K conversion, indicates so. Windowing is when any two-digit figure greater than 50 in a date (that is, 50 to 99) is interpreted as belonging to the 20th century, and any two-digit figure less than 50 in a date (that is, 00 to Read More

Workload Automation: The Key to Managing Windows Server Sprawl


Many companies use data centers running processes across multiple Windows servers using built-in schedulers instead of automating nightly batch streams on a mainframe. Simple schedulers work well on individual servers with only a handful of tasks, but scheduling becomes more difficult once you include dependencies, such as incoming files, the behavior of other applications, or the completion of business processes on other servers. Workload automation using a job scheduling system can save money and reduce complexity in the long term—read this white paper to learn more about solutions to "server sprawl".

mainframe db2 tutorials  batch streams on a mainframe. Simple schedulers work well on individual servers with only a handful of tasks, but scheduling becomes more difficult once you include dependencies, such as incoming files, the behavior of other applications, or the completion of business processes on other servers. Workload automation using a job scheduling system can save money and reduce complexity in the long term—read this white paper to learn more about solutions to server sprawl . Read More

Wee Wonder Wedges to a Mainframe Analyst's Aid!


Mainframes store almost 70% of the world’s data, and millions of applications are running on mainframes to process it. The tasks of a developer in a time-sharing option (TSO)/interactive system productivity facility (ISPF) environment can be mundane but time-consuming. This paper addresses how an organization that maintains mainframe applications can increase productivity by developing some simple tools in a TSO/ISPF environment.

mainframe db2 tutorials  Wonder Wedges to a Mainframe Analyst's Aid! Mainframes store almost 70% of the world’s data, and millions of applications are running on mainframes to process it. The tasks of a developer in a time-sharing option (TSO)/interactive system productivity facility (ISPF) environment can be mundane but time-consuming. This paper addresses how an organization that maintains mainframe applications can increase productivity by developing some simple tools in a TSO/ISPF environment. Read More

Architecture Evolution: From Mainframes to Service-oriented Architecture


Product architecture is going to do much more than simply provide the technical functionality, the user interface, and the platform support. It is going to determine whether a product is going to be able to accommodate increasingly evolving user requirements.

mainframe db2 tutorials  originally written in a mainframe or host computer environment. Mainframe refers to a very large and expensive computer capable of supporting hundreds or even thousands of users simultaneously. In the hierarchy that starts with a simple microprocessor (as in watches or calculators, for example) at the bottom and moves to supercomputers at the top, mainframes are just below supercomputers. In some ways, mainframes are even more powerful than supercomputers because they support more simultaneous programs, b Read More

IBM Loads Linux on Mainframes


IBM has announced that it will now provide Linux support and services for its largest machines, the S/390 Series of mainframes/servers.

mainframe db2 tutorials  is the access that mainframe users will have to the applications being written for Linux, including hundreds of open source applications already available on the Internet. In addition, major software developers such as BMC and Software AG are supporting the effort with applications. Computer Associates and Compuware also are planning to support Linux for S/390. IBM's decision to provide support for Linux for S/390 is a key element of the company's application sourcing strategy to allow users the freedom Read More

System Software Suppliers Slip Seriously


Shares of Computer Associates, BMC Software, Compuware Corporation, and others have suffered serious setbacks on the stock market in recent days due to shortfalls in revenue. These companies are direct competitors, and are all suffering the same fate in the stock market. Once again, the dreaded Wall Street 'whisper number' has not been made, and the stock market has reacted harshly. Sales of mainframe software have softened, causing much of the shortfall.

mainframe db2 tutorials  reacted harshly. Sales of mainframe software have softened, causing much of the shortfall. As examples, shares in Computer Associates (NYSE:CA) dropped as much as 42 percent at one point, even though their revenue has increased to approximately $1.25 billion, compared to $1.22 billion in the same quarter last year. BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMCS) dropped 31 percent after it announced an approximate 50 percent drop in revenue compared to the same quarter in the prior year. Market Impact Many of the vendors Read More

IBM Buys What’s Left of Informix


In another sign of consolidation within the database vendor market, IBM has announced that they are acquiring the assets of Informix Software (the database portion of Informix Corporation, which remained after the spin-off of Informix Business Solutions into Ascential Software). IBM intends to use the acquisition to improve their presence in distributed databases, and increase penetration in the small-to-medium enterprise market.

mainframe db2 tutorials  strong presence in the mainframe and AS/400 worlds. On the positive side, existing Informix customers can now be assured that a financially viable corporation will still provide support for the products, whereas the continued existence of Informix as a going concern was growing increasingly questionable. According to Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive at IBM Software, Informix customers can be confident that their investments in existing Informix products are secure. These customers w Read More

Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends


As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This series highlights fundamentals for the enterprise as manifested in global customer demand trends.

mainframe db2 tutorials  at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends Introduction This article provides an overview of Free and open source software (FOSS) concepts for both enterprise software clients and vendors that would like to be let in on the buzz resonating from the FOSS-related change in the software industry. I will address FOSS concepts in two parts. The first concerns the FOSS origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. The second reviews reasons that enterprise Read More

Mortice Kern Systems Goes Vertical (Sky, that is)


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Oracle Announces a Database Fire Sale


On December 16, Oracle Corporation announced lower software and support prices for the Oracle8i database. Specifically, the price of Oracle8i Standard Edition was lowered 40% from $25 per power unit to $15 per power unit, while Oracle8i Enterprise Edition was cut 50% from $200 per power unit to $100 per power unit.

mainframe db2 tutorials  Announces a Database Fire Sale Event Summary REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ Today, Oracle Corp. announced lower software and support prices for the Oracle8i database. Specifically, the price of Oracle8i Standard Edition was lowered 40% from $25 per power unit to $15 per power unit, while Oracle8i Enterprise Edition was cut 50% from $200 per power unit to $100 per power unit. Every time we lower prices we sell more software, said Larry Ellison, Oracle Chairman and CEO. Just about Read More

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