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DB2 CPU and Response Metrics

DB2 requests originate from diverse sources, including batch, cics, Distributed Data facilities (DDf), and saP. related DB2 cPu usage can be recorded in resource measurement facility (rmf), DB2, system management facility (smf) 30, and other subsystem records. Proper selection and interpretation of these values will vary with transaction source, DB2 environment, product levels, and analysis objectives. analysts must be careful to include all desired values and avoid counting the same logical utilization multiple times…

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ITIL (the IT Infrastructure Library) is a standard. Like everything else in business, it takes time and money to build a case for its implementation. Before implementing ITIL, you need to devise a plan to ensure its success. Every IT organization has problems. Based on my experience, the biggest value of implementing an ITIL standard is finding and exposing all the problems you may not know about. This column discusses ITIL in general, how one organization successfully implemented it, and what methodologies were developed to measure ROI for an ITIL implementation.

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A tipping point, as Malcolm Gladwell explains in his bestseller from a couple of years ago, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, occurs when a series of changes cause organizations to behave in fundamentally different ways. After a tipping point occurs, it’s usually quite obvious that something significant has changed. But predicting a tipping point can be difficult. Nevertheless, I’m going to give it a go…

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In the IT industry, there’s a basic rule of thumb: For every problem, there’s a vendor claiming to sell a solution. The mainframe integration space is no exception; if you let word get out that you’re looking for a solution, you’re likely to be contacted by a wide variety of vendors, each with its own take on the problem and solution. So, how do you choose the right option for your enterprise?…

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