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Featured System z analyst reports
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Clabby Analytics: Maximizing Information Systems Efficiency: How to Build a Workload Optimized, Highly-Automated, Heterogeneous Hybrid Cloud

Last updated: 29 Nov 2012

Report covering IBM's focused on building a set of common cloud management tools and utilities that can help IT buyers build hyper-efficient information systems environments using a hybrid cloud management approach.

Branham Group whitepaper: IBM CICS tools: Customer ROI from Discovery, Optimization, and Enablement Outcomes

Last updated: 20 Aug 2014

This report includes a summary of some of the potential cost savings based on real world experiences, and can assist in providing some added insight to those that are tasked with improving operational efficiencies in their CICS environment for the next generation.

Featured System z announcement letters
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IBM Datacap Taskmaster Capture V8.0.1 automates the full range of capture processing

Last updated: 08 Mar 2011

Read more in Announcement Letter 211-017

Content Analytics V2.2 and OmniFind Enterprise Edition V9.1 add Linux on System z part numbers

Last updated: 25 Jan 2011

Read more in IBM United States Software Announcement 211-040

IBM Problem Determination Tools help develop, test, and deploy your service-oriented architecture applications

Last updated: 23 Sep 2007

IBM Application Performance Analyzer V8.1, IBM Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V8.1, IBM Fault Analyzer V8.1, and IBM File Manager V8.1 deliver cost-effective and highly functional application performance analysis, source code debugging, application ABEND analysis, and data management.

Featured System z briefs
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IBM Business Analytics for Linux on System z

Last updated: 12 Jan 2011

An overview of IBM Business Analytics solutions available for the IBM System z mainframe, including BI and predictive analytics. Key benefits are highlighted.

Featured System z brochures
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IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for System z

Last updated: 10 May 2009

IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer gives your organization the speed to create the insights it needs to work smarter in this challenging environment by putting the right answers in the hands of your decision makers while putting your business in the best position to quickly adapt & grow to answer the questions of tomorrow.

CICS and Tools SOA Brochure

Last updated: 12 Sep 2006

The promise of technology innovation has always been to deliver improvements that make businesses competitive. And with service oriented architectures (SOAs) maturing, IT departments now have the potential to deliver information infrastructures that can keep pace with management innovation.

Entry Points to SOA

Last updated: 12 Sep 2006

Today's businesses understand SOA. But they don't always understand how to get started. IBM breaks down barriers to getting started by bringing our clients focused, approachable entry points into SOA.

Featured System z data sheets
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IBM OpenPages Financial Controls Management (FCM)

Last updated: 27 Aug 2011

OpenPages FCM is a financial controls management solution that reduces the costs and complexity of complying with Sarbanes-Oxley and similar financial reporting regulations.

Content Collector

Last updated: 10 Dec 2010

Content Collector is a key part of the IBM strategy for a smarter approach to archiving. It provides capabilities organizations can use to gain a deeper understanding of what information to archive and reduce runaway storage costs. Learn more about Content Collector.

Data Sheet: IBM CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS V5.2

Last updated: 28 May 2014

CICS Deployment Assistant can discover, model, visualize, and deploy new and existing CICS regions, using automation and policy-driven advice built on your own knowledge and experience, and that of IBM, giving you access to the latest IBM CICS technology- including CICS TS V5.2 - faster and easier than ever before.

Featured System z demos
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Demo: CICS Discovery and Deployment with CICS DA V5.1

Last updated: 01 May 2013

In this video, David from the IBM Hursley Laboratory demonstrates how CICS DA can assist with the management of CICS systems, allowing you to discover, visualise and extend topologies with ease.

IBMTV Demo: CICS Discovery and Deployment with CICS DA V5.1

Last updated: 01 May 2013

In this video, David from the IBM Hursley Laboratory demonstrates how CICS DA can assist with the management of CICS systems, allowing you to discover, visualise and extend topologies with ease.

Demo: CICS DA V5.1 - Clone

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013

6/6. Use CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS V5.1 (CICS DA) plug-in within the CICS Explorer to increment the regions being managed by CICSPlex SM. It demonstrates how the wizard is used to clone an existing managed region and then show how the visualization has been updated to represent the new CICSPlex SM topology set-up.

Featured System z information centers
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Content Integrator

Last updated: 17 Nov 2008

V8.5 resources

CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.library page

Last updated: 23 April 2014

CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.library page

CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V9.0 Information Center (on-line)

Last updated: 14 Dec 2012

The on-line version of the CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V9.0 Information Center.

Featured System z magazines
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Peering Into the IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Black Box

Last updated: 21 Feb 2012

You need to put more work through your IBM CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) for z/OS systems but you also need to monitor and audit them to ensure they continue to deliver the Quality of Service (QoS) your growing business requires. How can you do this?

Featured System z presentations
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Presentation: CICS Explorer Overview

Last updated: 17 May 2012

Short initial overview presentation, followed by 150+ screenshots showing CICS Explorer in action with CICS TS, CICS Tools, CICS TG, PD Tools, RDz, WebSphere MQ, and OMEGAMON XE for CICS.

Web Lecture: A Technical Introduction to CICS OTTO for z/OS

Last updated: 26 July 2007

This Web-based training course presents a technical introduction to the CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer for z/OS (CICS OTTO) product. It is intended for students who want to get an understanding of the capabilities of the product and of the possibilities to use it in their shops.

Featured System z product documentation
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Content Manager OnDemand for z/OS Version 8.5

Last updated: 10 Feb 2011

Technical documentation and release notes

IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition 8.5

Last updated: 26 Feb 2008

Technical documentation in all supported languages.

CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.2 User's Guide and Reference

Last updated: 21 June 2014

This book describes Version 5 Release 2 of the CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS. The book explains how to install the analyzer and run its various components. You need to be familiar with the CICS application programming interface and the various programming techniques available to CICS application programmers.

Featured System z redbooks
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Architecting Access to CICS within an SOA

Last updated: 21 Feb 2012

With the emergence of service-oriented architecture (SOA), the options for accessing existing CICS assets have become more varied than ever. This IBM Redbooks publication is intended for IT architects who select, plan, and design SOA solutions that make use of CICS assets.

CICS TG for z/OS V6.1, 2PC/XA, WebSphere z/OS and security, SG24-7161

Last updated: 21 Feb 2012

This IBM Redbooks publication introduces the new facilities of the CICS TG for z/OS V6.0 and V6.1, which provide improvements in the areas of transactional integration, systems management, performance, security, and ease of use.

CICS TG V7.1 Systems Monitoring, SG24-7562

Last updated: 21 Feb 2012

CICS Transaction Gateway V7.1 provides a wealth of new systems monitoring functionality, and together with the new IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG product and the support for CICS TG statistics in CICS PA for z/OS, provides you with a set of enhanced capacity planning and problem determination capabilities.

Featured System z teleconferences
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What every enterprise architect needs to know about the evolution of IMS

Last updated: 28 May 2013

What every enterprise architect needs to know about the evolution of IMS

Featured System z tutorials
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Accessing CICS from Microsoft .NET applications using CICS Transaction Gateway

Last updated: 21 Feb 2012

This article demonstrates the new Microsoft .NET API for CICS Transaction Gateway V8, and uses an example to show you how to write a C# application that interacts with CICS programs.

CICS Transaction Gateway and AIX workload partitions

Last updated: 21 Feb 2012

This article shows you how to use CICS Transaction Gateway in an AIX environment that supports workload partitions (WPARs). It includes scenarios that show you how to use WPARs to consolidate existing hardware or to extend a CICS Transaction Gateway instance.

Connecting from Groovy to CICS using the CICS Transaction Gateway

Last updated: 21 Feb 2012

This article shows you how to use modern agile scripting languages to increase your productivity when writing applications to access CICS data.

Featured System z white papers
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Intelligent Business Strategies White Paper:Information Governance, Audit and Protection on the IBM System z Platform

Last updated: 03 Oct 2012

Whitepaper detailing requirements on capabilities re:information audit an protection on System z

Going green with information management : How IBM ECM helps governments achieve sustainability and efficiency goals

Last updated: 01 Feb 2011

Governments often use paper to process and archive information—but all that paper has a negative environmental effect. This white paper shows how standardizing on an ECM platform and using electronic, interoperable documents can cut paper dependency and help governments become more green.

IBM Enterprise Content Management on IBM System z

Last updated: 29 Oct 2008

Enterprise Content Management software transforms business processes, manages all forms of information, and secures information to meet compliance needs. ECM solutions Content Manager, CM OnDemand, and ImagePlus provide world-class ECM capabilities for the IBM System z.