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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.

Forrester Study: The Total Economic Impact of IBM System z

Last updated: 01 April 2012

Analyst study which provides readers the framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of deploying IBM System z within their organization.

Clabby Analytics: OMEGAMON V 5.1 Review: Client-driven Redesign of Mainframe Performance and Availability Monitoring

Last updated: 01 Mar 2012

Research report which evaluates IBM’s OMEGAMON V5 mainframe management environment.

Featured System z announcement letters
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IBM InfoSphere Optim Query Tuner for DB2 for z/OS , V3.1 and IBM InfoSphere Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2 for z/OS , V3.1

Last updated: 18 Oct 2011

IBM InfoSphere Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2 for z/OS V3.1 offers tools and advisors that provide expert recommendations to database administrators (DBAs) to help improve performance for a workload (group of queries).

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

Featured System z books
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CICS VSAM Recovery V4.3 - Updated Redbook

Last updated: 26 April 2007

This major update of this IBM Redbook introduces you to the major features and looks at the new functions in CICSVR V4.2, such as Log Stream copy utility enhancements and Backup control enhancements. With practical install, set up, and use information it is written for storage administrators or CICS systems programmers.

Featured System z briefs
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Why System z might be exactly what your business needs

Last updated: 01 July 2012

Brief highlighting top level capabilities of System z

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 case studies
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If lowering IT costs is one of your company‟s goals in this down economy, perhaps you should consider following the path of Fort Smith, Arkansas-based Baldor Electric.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2009

What percentage of your company‟s overall sales does it cost to run your information technology (IT) organization? Is it fifteen percent? Is it ten percent? Is it three percent? Well, how would you like to get that number down to one percent (or less)?

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator helps Swiss Mobiliar run queries 100x faster

Last updated: 19 Feb 2014

Swiss Mobiliar deployed IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS alongside its IBM zEnterprise 196 server - enabling it to run growing transaction and analytics workloads side by side with no increase in compute resources.

University of Arizona- Customer Reference Video ... Innovative pharmacy program saves customers $65 million with zEnterprise infrastructure

Last updated: 19 Feb 2014

Working with IBM an innovative pharmacy program saves customers $65 million with zEnterprise infrastructure

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.

IBM CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS Version 5.1 Data Sheet

Last updated: 02 Nov 2012

CICS® VSAM Recovery for z/OS® (CICS VR) V5 delivers numerous enhancements to optimize IT operations, supports IT governance initiatives, and improves usability and serviceability.

Featured System z demos
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WebSphere Rules Authoring for zOS

Last updated: 01 Mar 2012

COBOL tooling demo - short version

CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS V3.2 - Statistics

Last updated: 30 May 2012

YouTube demo - Statistics - Part 2 in a series of demos of IBM CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS V3.2

Demo: CICS Deployment Assistant V1.1 - Discovery

Last updated: 30 May 2012

See on Youtube how CICS Deployment Assistant can discover, model, visualize, and deploy new and existing CICS regions, using automation and policy-driven advice built on your own and IBM’s knowledge and experience, giving you access to the latest IBM CICS technology faster and easier than ever before.

Featured System z information centers
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Content Integrator

Last updated: 17 Nov 2008

V8.5 resources

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.

CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V9.0 Information Center on AIX

Last updated: 14 Dec 2012

A zipped Eclipse information center for installing on AIX, containing the CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V9.0 library in HTML and PDF format.

Featured System z magazines
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IT Manager's Journal: Why Your Enterprise Can’t Do Without a Proven Information Governance and Optimization Solution

Last updated: 09 Aug 2012

Article which shows why IBM’s System z platform is an ideal hub for information governance solutions.

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.

CICS Configuration Manager plug-in V2.1.1 update

Last updated: 30 April 2012

This short presentation shows the new features delivered in the updated V2.1.1 plug-in for CICS Configuration Manager V2.1

CICS Performance Analyzer plug-in V3.2.1 updates

Last updated: 30 April 2012

Short presentation with screenshots showing new and updated features in the CICS Performance Analyzer plug-in V3.2.1

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 Configuration Manager for z/OS V5.1 Program Directory

Last updated: 14 Dec 2012

This is the Program Directory.

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 videos
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Stepping through a program and setting a break point with IBM DebugTool

Last updated: 16 Mar 2012

Demo providing examples of use of Debug Tool to step through a program and set break points in various environments.

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.