Operations

A business provides value by meeting the needs of its customers. To deliver better service to customers, both the business and the IT department must understand the impact of any problems that occur with technology components or applications. When an application or technology component experiences a performance issue or a failure, how does the business or the IT department know exactly what business process or business transaction was affected and what impact it had on the business?…

Read Full Article →

The mainframe remains one of the most effective methods for batch processing and a large number of organizations rely on it. However, maintenance is a key consideration for any mainframe batch application. Large batch applications fail for various reasons. These batch applications are commonly used for overnight processing and have strict Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) that make quick failure resolution imperative. This article presents an effective solution to automate most of the manual activities required while restarting any failed batch stream…

Read Full Article →

Batch Optimization Using Graphic JCL IDEs

Mature software systems start as clean, carefully crafted architectural solutions founded on the best modern design techniques and good intentions. Over time, however, the purity of the architectural lines gives way to the practical reality of ad hoc extensions that, for the sake of business expediency, are hastily added to the core system structure. There’s nothing wrong with this; after all, in the real world, IT systems are built to perform requisite business functions and not necessarily to delight the aesthetical sensibilities of their software architects…

Read Full Article →

Sounds good but what isn’t important? Or, a better question might be, what is important? The simple answer is, only the information necessary to achieve an efficacious recovery. As cavalier as that answer may seem, it really is that simple. And, backing up only important data can have enormous benefits in terms of reducing costs and resource consumption, improving recoverability, and achieving a greener data center. …

Read Full Article →

With 50 percent or more of all critical data processing being performed in batch, the demand for batch processing is clearly growing. And there’s no doubt that batch processing is a key aspect of real-time online systems. From generating the invoices that collect revenue, to reconciling customer accounts for online access, delays in the batch cycle directly and negatively impact revenue…

Read Full Article →