Like most 40 year-olds, CICS is wiser and smarter than it was in its younger years, but doesn’t look quite as good from the outside as it did as a teenager. System administration or development typically involves interacting with green-screen programs being run inside a 3270 emulation program launched from a PC desktop. However, surrounding the emulated green screen are likely to be any number of other applications such as email clients, a Web browser, and other graphical applications. Users will interact with these using the mouse, metaphors such as drag and drop, copy and paste, and expect features…

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